Posts Tagged "Elder Futhark"

Weekly Rune – Ingwaz Merskstave

Posted by on 14 Apr 2014 in The Weekly Rune | 0 comments

Ingwaz (or Inguz) - People of Ing - How often do we hear, “Forget the journey, focus on the destination?” Pretty much never? Well, Ingwaz merkstave is screaming it, now. This stave calls to mind the adage, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” While it portends the end of a cycle, it also brings a sense of survival and sacrifice to get there. Connected to Tyr/Tuisto (Tiwaz), this Rune reminds us of Plan Bs and last-ditch efforts, both of which can only occur when initial plans have failed. By ‘initial plans’ I mean our heart’s dream, our deepest desire, perhaps even life purpose, has been given the quietus. Most...

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The Weekly Rune – Kenaz Merkstave

Posted by on 7 Apr 2014 in The Weekly Rune | 0 comments

Kenaz - Torch - The Runes emerging over the last few weeks indicate a pattern of wrestling with inner loss; thus, the emergence of Kenaz as merkstave sheds deeper light on that trend–pardon the pun.  Merkstave, as it is this week, we are challenged to befriend darkness for the moment. Note that Kenaz is brightstave in the image. A couple of core meanings are associated with this Rune.  It most often regarded as a spark of hope, or enlightenment, out of the blue. Where Hagalaz is unexpected external change, Kenaz is the internal inspiring flame. Thus, a direction toward change is made evident from the shadows. Another layer to this Rune references a...

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Weekly Rune – Wunjo

Posted by on 31 Mar 2014 in The Weekly Rune | 0 comments

Wunjo - joy – It’s been quite a while since Wunjo heralded the life force most available to us for the week, and it’s never presented itself as reversed before. When it visits us upended, when joy is tilted, crisis is at hand.  This is, of course, no newsflash, because we’ve been nursing this dymamic for a while. The opposite of joy isn’t something we give much thought to. We’re either blissfully joyful, or we want to avoid all consideration of not being so. However, a lack of joy is something that has touched all of our lives, at some point. Often we think of sadness as the absence of joy; however, Wunjo offers another perspective....

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The Weekly Rune – Laguz

Posted by on 24 Mar 2014 in The Weekly Rune | 2 comments

Laguz - Water - I’m seeing an interesting pattern with Laguz. The last two times it presented as The Weekly Rune, Mercury was retrograde.  This week it arrives merkstave, though it is pictured brightstave. Despite being home-free of the morass MercR brings, this connection begs us pause. The prevailing idea here is something else must come to pass before what we’re working on at the moment can manifest. We’re in the groove. We’re flowing, we’re trundling through our paces, paying our dues, entering the home stretch.  We know we’ve got this. So what’s the problem? Anytime this symbol of flow shows up merkstave, we’re...

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Weekly Rune – Ingwaz

Posted by on 17 Mar 2014 in The Weekly Rune | 0 comments

Ingwaz (or Inguz) - People of Ing - It’s been a long time since Ingwaz appeared as The Weekly Rune. In fact, it’s been almost a year, to the week. This stave calls to mind the adage, “where there’s a will, there’s a way.” While it portends the end of a cycle, it also brings a sense of survival and sacrifice to get there. We tend to look at progress as a steady jaunt to some expected outcome, marking completed items off a list along the way. Ingwaz reminds us that true progress is measured not by our ability to tick off goals or reach the finish line first, but to reach completion in a way that supports and fosters our integrity,...

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