The Weekly Rune – Tiwaz

For the week of 6 September 2015

Do overs and rewrites shape the story this week.

Raidho remains the half-month rune through 13 September. Read right to left is Raidho, then Tiwaz.
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Runes by Tristan, 6 years old, S. Kelley Harrell, Soul Intent ArtsTelling a more authentic story of the self has been the theme of this year. Last week, Jera encouraged laying a solid plan for how that’s going to happen, and Raidho played muse to filling in the details. Raidho’s role remains similar this week, though Tiwaz brings in a new plot.

Before we get into the intuitive stave, Tiwaz, I want to look more closely at the timing of Raidho with Mercury retrograde. What to evaluate during this retrograde?

Plan B. Tiwaz, I call the survivor rune. It indicates Tuisto, a precursor of the god Tyr, who in battle, couldn’t save his people. The story usually skips the musical montage and cuts straight to, “Though he created a new race that became the three Germanic Tribes.” Easy, right? What about that space between realizing he couldn’t save his people, having to ditch them, deal with guilt and sadness around that, to save himself? I suspect there’s rich  drama in there, of the hear broke survivor guilt variety.

Whatever survivor guilt you’re feeling over the life you didn’t have, now’s the time to ditch it. The elements are in favor of grieving it properly, because until that’s done, Plan B can’t get in gear, and that one’s the winner. Even now, in a month of molasses-slow progression, the Powers That Be are pointing to not just success, but victory in how we reconstruct ourselves.

Stay with it. Take no prisoners, not even yourself.