Watchwords: A Watchword is a sign, password, or short phrase that is communicated, upon challenge, to a sentinel or gatekeeper. It represents a principle or rule of action that gets you into a place where only the initiated are allowed. Such places can be physical, intellectual, or emotional in nature. As we develop as individuals we look for and try out ideas and concepts upon which to construct our identities, dreams, and aspirations. We look for something with a genuine fit, that proves to be reliable, day in and day out. Major watchwords can revolve around themes of love, hate, friendship, an enemy, or successes and failures; almost any archetype that provides meaning to an individual's life. A watchword, when understood, can help to unlock the mystery that is constantly before us. When misunderstood, it can simply add to the confusion.