For the week of 22 February 2015
Through our experience of Sowilo as the half-month presence, there’s been a lightness and comfort that’s permeated this phase of winter. That sense of soul companionship deepens this week with Othala.
For the last few weeks, relationships and how we feel about specific ones has been the focus of the runes. With Algiz as the half-month rune, this week we sit camouflaged cozily in its native grasses, as Tiwaz, this week’s rune, brings a second wind.
In light of taking the weekly runic readings a bit deeper, I’m including the half-month rune, in addition to the stave drawn for this week. Reading both of these runes gives the outlook a bit more complexity, and incorporates the natural time cycle of the runes. To learn more about how the half-month rune affects The Weekly Rune, read the full runecast at Patreon.
Jera – Harvest – We last saw Jera shortly after Summer Solstice, and now it comes just past Winter Solstice for the Northern Hemisphere, which is its native seasonal place in the Elder Futhark. Associated with Yule, this stave indicates that the year is indeed turning to a new one, and all is as it should be.
Isa – ice– Keep cool is the message from this last of the winter Runes. Tuck in and be comfortable, because we’re not going anywhere. I like a message that emphasizes relaxation; however, there’s a more to it than that. At this time, we’re challenged to find comfort in something not so comfy, and that’s not as easy as it sounds.
Nauthiz – Need – Visited just last month by this stave, we again find ourselves at a pause with this middle stave of the second ǽtt’s winter trio. Having greeted us several times this year, We’ve had many such pauses, and by now know to take them seriously.
Fehu – wealth – Interesting that Fehu, the rune of wealth, visits us reversed, as we move into Jupiter Retrograde, tomorrow (8 December 2014 – 9 April 2015). Jupiter is associated with luck, excess, and all things good fortune. While not exactly the same focus as Fehu, the tightening of belts, literally and figuratively, is felt. Note that Fehu is pictured brightstave.