The ancient and occulted forces speak, softly and in cipher, of a world or worlds teeming with conscious entities, but entities whose nature, customs, and behaviours lay beyond the ken of human conceptualization. —Richard Gavin, The Benighted Path
St. Lucy is truly a mystery. We know that her name comes from the Latin for "light." We know that she was a martyr in Syracuse during the Diocletianic Persecution of 304 AD. All other history has been lost to the sands of time. There are various stories, but details are contradictory at best. In medieval accounts, her eyes are gouged out before her execution, though some stories say she gouged them out herself to discourage an unwelcome suitor who admired them. The events surrounding St. Lucy's death are only legends; her life is technically unknown. All we can know for sure is that she has nonetheless been venerated for centuries as a symbol of courage and bravery. In Naked Tarot, St. Lucy is associated with the Page of Wands.
In the absence of any surviving written documentation for 200 years after her death, St. Lucy communicates to us from beyond the realm of language, through the very fact of her existence. She has emerged from a long slumber to silently speak of endurance, of death and of rebirth. The life of this saint spans over 1,700 years of human achievement and mystery. When considered in that context, most of our “all important” concerns seem rather petty. The purpose of this insight is not to trivialize your current problems, but rather to give you a healthy perspective. Now is a time for wordless wonderment. If you must have an immediate answer, it is twofold: When the words get in the way, allow silence to speak for you; burying does not necessitate disposing of and forgetting.
In silence, contemplate the wonder of the unseen mysteries of life and upon the wonder of the seen world. Positioned in this “threshold” vantage point, let awe wash over and through you as you contemplate the wonder of the universe, of the stars, of a tree, and of the human body. Then move on to reflections about the ineffable wonder of our capacity to dream, to think, to imagine, and to create. Marvel at your very ability to experience wonder, to be moved by a silent awe that can be more powerful than any articulated sound.