For some reason Doors have been prevalent in my life. I was reading the Ten Thousand Doors of January.
I named my new cat Janus, the Roman God or Doors and New Beginnings.
I am now reading The Starless Sea.
I thought is was about an imaginary library but again it's full of secret doors to get to this Harbour of the Starless Sea.
Basic symbolical meaning of doors is that of a passage between the worlds.
Doors represent a border; they divide and connect two worlds. Doors are an incredibly important element that illustrates dualities people live by.
Doors represent a border between outer, temporal, earthly, profane world and inner, sacred space. Doors divide hostile, dangerous and unsafe space from well-known, cozy, safe place.
They represent dualisms, such as that of the light and the darkness, richness and poverty, safety and danger, unholy and holy and so on. Doors mean protection, secrecy, and intimacy.
Truthfully speaking, those are not always the nicest things, but doors keep us all away from the spotlight and allow us to exercise both our nicest and the worst feelings.
As a symbol and a motif, doors could represent new beginnings, but also closures.
People use to say they have ‘closed the doors’ behind them when they want to express that they finished something they do not want ever to deal with again.
Closed doors represent finished chapters in peoples’ lives, for instance.
The idiom of closed doors is often used to express and describe finished business, definite breakups with certain habits, activities or people.
Closed doors symbolize endings. Locked doors may symbolize something entirely different; they stand for suppressed thoughts, emotions, unfinished business, things people are unwilling to face.
Now, open doors symbolize new beginnings, new horizons, adventure, progress, moving forward in life.
People often say that once you close some doors behind you, another door would open in front of you. Open doors stand for an opportunity, hope, positivity and motivation.
For example, if you dream about open doors, it could mean you are entering a new chapter in life.
Open doors could also stand for insecurity, uncertainty and excitement about something new.
Open doors symbolize stepping into the world you do not know. Through the doors, you pass from the safe, cozy environment into a world full of challenges, uncertainties and risks.
It could be strange, it could be dangerous and it could be a wonderful experience. Open doors represent all of this.
In traditional concepts, speaking in terms of rituals and customs, the closed doors are a norm. Opening of the doors has to be symbolically motivated.
It makes me wonder why doors are so important right now? Is a door closing? Is one preparing to open? Do I need to search for a key? What are your thoughts?
*****information on doors gathered at dreamastromeanings.com******