The Weekly Rune – Isa

For the week of 5 July 2015

Reprieve + acknowledgement is the formula for this week.

Fehu sustains as the half-month rune, with Isa as the intuitive stave. Read right to left is Fehu, then Isa.

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This closing winter stave is walk-don’t-run energy if there every was such. The entrance of it as the intuitive stave for this week indicates deep care directed toward finances. More to the point, it’s a time to give extra care to whatever feeds us, whatever keeps our lights on, at all levels. It’s not a time to worry about money; rather, to truly take care of what brings it to us.

What? That’s right. Money, itself, isn’t what feeds us–this week, anyway. Yes, for most of us money = wealth. That’s our modern take on Fehu. With Isa overseeing it, though, the efforts we make to earn money are the focus. Most of the time we notice the presence or absence of wealth. We don’t generally give as much attention to the wellbeing of the process through which we acquire it. How often do we address our sources of income with gratitude? How often do we express thanks for the job, rather than its benefits? For the influence of the life force (or soul, if you’re so inclined) of that job?

And of course, if the source of wealth isn’t a desirable engagement, this is the time to have that conversation, as well. It requires not only soul-searching about more appropriate ways to sustain wealth, but also about how to engage wealth, period.

Isa is often put forward as a time of rest, though it’s more of a ‘ring not pass’ boundary. This stave brings active rest, the kind that binds us on the outside, and forces us to find the wisdom we need to move forward, inside. In fact, we won’t move forward until we find it. As spring can’t come until winter thaws, so headway can’t be made with satisfaction in how we sustain ourselves until we become impeccably informed of what satisfies us.