As the first card of the Oak suit, the Oak Key opens the door to the cycle of the earth element. New green leaves sprout from the key, which is crowned with a golden acorn, symbols of growth, sustenance and material pleasures. The Oak suit embodies the essential qualities of the earth element: nature, the physical body, home, hearth and wealth. The Oak Key represents the raw potential of the earth element: the power to build, protect and sustain the pursuits of the material world. Earth is the most basic element of our physical incarnation: it is primal, sensory, connective and roots us to the very planet. The Oak Key represents a potent new opportunity to ground to our path, to nurture and be nurtured, and to build the foundation for future abundance.
Reversed: Instability and lack of foundation. A new material endeavor experiences a rocky beginning; hasty plans have resulted in a need to start over. Missing pieces must be reclaimed in order to rebuild.