The Weekly Rune
For the week of 14 May 2017
Taking our time.
Ingwaz is the half-month stave through 14 May. Perthro is the intuitive stave, and Isa indicates Nature’s message to us. Read right to left is Ingwaz, Perthro, then Isa.
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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This is another long one for those of you receiving the full runecast. The Initiation of Ingwaz completes over the next two weeks, and there’s a lot to take from its teaching.
Over the last couple of weeks, Laguz set a pace of radical change, which saw us thoroughly through the Taurus New Moon and the Scorpio Full Moon. This intensity was amplified in the back-to-back repetition of Sowilo and reversed progression of Uruz to Fehu, in this timeframe.
For the record, now’s the time for me to reinforce there are no good runes or bad runes. Runesters often cringe when certain runes come up in a cast, and sigh relief when others present. The runecasts of the last two weeks were all favorable, supportive allies showing progressive motion. Cool beans, yes? Show of hands for those knocked on their asses during those casts? Note to runeikins: it’s not about the individual staves. Rather, it’s the story they tell together, based on the intention of the cast and their assigned positions (for the purpose of The Weekly Rune). That story’s relevance and focus is softened or intensified by the interaction of the staves. Some people are afraid of the runes because of their bluntness. Others sink into favorable/unfavorable polarities. The last two weeks’ casts are proof that neither of those approaches cuts to the quick of what is available to us through the story of the runes.
That said, this week things slow. Ingwaz, meaning “people of Ing,” represents a completed initiation. Who we are is best glimpsed right now. Anything not feeling quite on, get a plan laid out for how to wholly, compassionately re-rail, and make it happen. Adore every bit of what’s revealed–even the difficult, challenging bits–because we worked our asses off to get here. There’s no big ritualistic finish, no searing brand to stamp the job complete. It’s complete, for now. Let it be. Hold it and self delicately, and tell it every wonderful thing adored about it–directly in the mirror. Allow this moment, because the progression continues onto another initiation, shortly. Now is the time to bring closure to this one. Take the time to close it.
Perthro as the way to best manage the half-month stave is wide open. It offers no specific direction, no hint of outcome, only that there will be both, and that what emphasis we can have over them, we should. Ultimately Perthro is about having feelings around what we want, what we perceive we don’t have. Those feelings are actionable, as is/was the sacred seed thoughtform. There’s no guarantee of where it will go, though by holding some sustained intention through those feelings, we’ve made our best effort. Focus those feelings. Make a plan. Sing to it daily, then set it aside and go on with life. Build into that song the freedom for the plan to shape itself, with personal intention at its heart. Such is the careful way we shape wyrd, riding the fine balance between control and chaos: I am. I want. I allow the want to be filled.
How fitting that Isa is Nature’s message to us. It reminds us of the sacred seed that is always becoming in all things, that this gory, glorious process is playing out over and over in everything around us all the time.
Slow down, and let us remember that fact. Nothing can be rushed or forced, right now.
Let us have compassion for us all.
As ever, thank you for being you. Thank you for what you bring to the planet. We need exactly that, and no less.
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Originally published on Soul Intent Arts.