Posts Tagged "Runes"

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 – 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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The Weekly Rune – Perthro

Posted by on 10 Mar 2014 in The Weekly Rune | 2 comments

Perthro - chance - Many scholars regard Perthro as “luck,” though I find that our modern definition of the word doesn’t do it justice.  Usually, we think of luck as a random force that may work to our advantage, or suck the wind from our sails. An older understanding of luck falls more along the lines of a system, a force that ebbs and flows. As animistic creatures, we have the ability to be in touch with that system and to know how to read it to determine our success or failure. We can’t control The Force, so to speak, or outcomes, though we can control how in sync we are with The Force. Reversed, as Perthro is this week, it takes on an even...

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The Weekly Rune – Laguz

Posted by on 24 Feb 2014 in The Weekly Rune | 0 comments

Laguz - Water - I often encounter Laguz reversed, during Mercury retrograde, as it is now. The double affirmation not to over reach is always a good one, though at this time, it’s law.  Note that the image at left shows Laguz brightstave. Laguz is a comfy Rune. Watery, feminine, and intuitive, it speaks to our primal imperative to always point home.  There is a saying, ‘water always finds its level,’ meaning, no matter what storm moves through, how violently water is stirred, or where land dries to drought, water finds its still nature. It will always find its way back to its source. Anytime this symbol of flow shows up, we can at least take heart that...

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