For the week 11 January 2015
Interesting that last week’s rune was Perthro reversed, under the tone of Eihwaz as the half-month, and this week, the half-month stave changes mid-week (13 Jan) to Perthro. Seems the message of chance abounds.
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.
Othala – property – It’s been a long time since Othala appeared as The Weekly Rune, particularly presenting as reversed. In fact, it was November of last year, at the start of the holiday season. Intriguing that it visits now, as we transition into Yuletide. Note that the image shows Othala upright, or bright-stave.
Uruz – Auroch – Having moved through last week’s question posed by Perthro, this week The Weekly Rune gives us the momentum to act on that answer. As I am fond of saying, anytime the wild things show up, it’s about to go big. Uruz is the second Rune in the First Aett (though some argue that it’s the first–do discuss!). The point of mentioning its position in the futhark is we’re dealing with giants, and in Old Icelandic cosmology, they are the real movers and shakers. They are unconscious urges. So when I say big, I mean gigantic.
Perthro – chance – Clients laugh when I call Perthro the “What do you think?” Rune. I can never tell if it’s because they think I’m joking, or if it’s nervous laughter in anticipation of having to divulge what they really think. In truth, that awkward uncertainty is the very essence of Perthro. Note that the stave is pictured brightstave.
Sowilo – Sun – Sowilo – Sun – It’s telling that the stave presenting itself as the North Hemisphere moves into darkness, as the Southern Hemisphere moves into the light, is Sowilo. Impressive, how our vantage point of the sun determines so much about our lives!