The Weekly Rune – Berkano

For the week of 28  June 2015

Recognition of completed works takes precedence this week, as does applying the spoils of taking stock.

Recall that in the runic calendar, Dagaz is the last rune rather than Othala, as in the Elder Futhark. On the 29th, the half-month rune shifts from Dagaz to Fehu. The intuitive stave is Berkano. To the right is Dagaz atop Fehu, with Berkano to the left.

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treowDagaz has run us through the paces of accounting for our days. This midsummer we’ve taken stock of each day, realizing what’s most important to us, what reinforces us, what tears us down, thus what must go. This is the Heart Accounting that Dagaz demands, as well as the stamina to back up the demanded change to support our deepest needs. This process gives way to Fehu, the stave of wealth.

The deepening of that story is that the wealth of Fehu requires tending. It doesn’t just happen out-of-the-blue. It’s no accident, and thought and desire take elbow to ground into being. The careful calculations of Dagaz laid the ground work that Fehu is to be built upon. This half-month lies in our favor to create what we need right now, though still in the spirit of Dagaz, the building requires daily attention. We learned a new routine under Dagaz. Maintain it, and Fehu can pay off.

Berkano brings in a feminine element, specifically that of midwifing. Interesting about Berkano is it carries all of these connotations of nurture, the realization of having gestated something to fruition, yet it’s not maternal. It is not Mother. It isn’t doting. Midwife brings in a needed detachment, the ability to realize the end of a grand thing, the potential for more to come, and the restraint to not overdo.

This time cannot be pushed into being. Tend it, grow it. Remember to step back every now and then and just let it be. The plan can always be re-envisioned, though now is not that time. Take notes. Think about the desire, but don’t get caught up in it.  In short, do what works to create a productive day, then when sun sets, let the day be done.

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