Color of the day: Topaz
Incense of the day: Poplar
Today is Benjamin Franklin's birthday, and one of the well known folk stories about him is his discovery that lightning is electricity. He tied a key to a kite and flew it in a storm, and when lightning struck the kite the key gave off an electric shock. Keys are a potent symbol of freedom and discovery. They open doorways. By the dark of the Moon, you can reflect on the keys to discovery in your own life. Settle down into your darkened meditative space with a key in your closed fist. Breathe deeply and fully. Keep on breathing, and ask the spirits to give you insights about what keys and discovery mean to you. Then open your hand, hold the key outward, and ask, "What doorways does this open for me?" Wait for the answer that will surely come to you. Breathe deeply, thank the spirits, and move into discovery.