The Weekly Rune

For the week of 2 April 2017

Greet the martyr and let it grow.

Ehwaz is the half-month stave through 14 April. Tiwaz reversed is the intuitive stave, and Uruz reversed indicates the planet’s message to us. Read right to left is Ehwaz, Tiwaz reversed, then Uruz reversed.

The half-month rune is set by the runic calendar, and governs for a tad over two weeks. The intuitive stave (meaning, I draw it blind) indicates the life force most available to us, which brings the focus of the half-month rune into sharper focus for the present week. It suggests how we can handle these energies. The planetary stave (also a blind draw) indicates the state and needs of the planet.

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The Runic Calendar - April - by S. Kelley Harrell, Soul Intent Arts

There have been lots of new subscribers over the last month, and it occurs to me that I haven’t done a proper introduction of myself in a long time. And frankly, I’ve probably changed a good bit since my last one, anyway. I’m Kelley, a modern shaman, author, mom, interfaith minister, and a bunch of other things that make it seem like I have a lot more time than I do. I am a North Carolina native, and my gig is teaching others to find inspiration where they stand and to realize that’s where modern shamanism starts, too. I’ve read the runes since I was 19, which was a long damn time ago, and hope to have a new book on the runes under contract, soon. I do runecasts for others, among other intuitive services. I manage curious health conditions (MTHFR and H-EDS, foremost among them), and can often be found playing board games. I talk about food a lot, and yes, I’m one of those who posts pictures of it.

Over the last week, Ehwaz introduced us to the depths we’re required to access for wisdom of what we do next. Whether that’s direction born of the changes Tiwaz brought in back in February, a specific dynamic that’s cropped up, or a more general need for scope, we now know what we’re up against to be able to go further with it.

Tiwaz reversed brings in a martyr narrative that’s not serving us well, and may slow the otherwise positive traction of Ehwaz. Let go and let grow (TM) by S. Kelley Harrell, Soul Intent Arts, Fuquay-Varina, NCAssuming we realize Plan A isn’t going to work, some part of the process to let go and allow Plan B must happen. Resist the rut of over-sacrificing for a fate that can’t come, at least at this time.

In short, be sure self isn’t the hold up on Plan B being enacted.

Uruz reversed may make Tiwaz reversed more difficult to identify or manage. This merkstave sigil is an omen of lacking steam, that extra oomph to get things going. Generally an indicator of the drive to self-start, to self-motivate, Uruz reversed brings a different dynamic. It can indicate a molasses rolling downhill sort of lethargy, or it may point to a place in which energy is being misdirected.

Keep in mind Uruz is about the creative force, and not what is created from it.

This week, despite the digging deep force of Ehwaz in its native seasonal position, we’re not quite ready to deliver our personal truth, and we need to be impeccably aware of that fact. We can know it and come more deeply into its nuances, though bringing it to the world will come later. Ultimately, Uruz reversed is a cul-de-sac of creative force. It isn’t gone or lacking; rather, it’s not flowing in the spiral it would like. Heal the sore places Tiwaz reversed reveals about how we’re coping, and let the wisdom of Ehwaz triumph.

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Originally published on Soul Intent Arts.