For the week of 20 March 2016
A reality check of the soul comes this week.
Berkano (Berkana) is the half-month rune through 30 March. Wunjo reversed is the stave indicating the planet’s needs, and Ehwaz reversed is the intuitive stave. Read right to left is Berkano, followed by Wunjo reversed, then Ehwaz reversed. The half-month rune is set by the runic calendar, and governs for a tad over two weeks. The planetary stave indicates the state of the planet. The intuitive stave 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.
Following is a summary of The Weekly Rune. Read the full runecast for more details on how these runes impact human life force over the next week, and how to best manage the curves and twists.
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While the battle feel of Tiwaz hasn’t dissipated in the world around us, Berkano has brought balm and a sense of personal stability to the mix. If we must be in a holding pattern, which is somewhat the energy of Berkano, it’s a good one to be in. It honors us, recognizes how hard we’ve worked, forces us to be present, and expects us to give props to ourselves.
Brightstave, Wunjo brings a time of joy. Many refer to this rune as the “Law of Attraction” rune, in that it’s the state of all possibilities for success colluding on our behalf. The key player in the collusion is self.
To learn more about the complexity of Wunjo reversed, read the full runecast.
Wunjo reversed, though refers to disappointment, and cautions around beating ourselves up over what we could have done. What’s significant is that we not shirk away from the state of disappointment.
For most of us, facing disappointment means masochistic behaviour and self-talk. “Why didn’t I do it this way? What was I thinking? If that hadn’t happened…” The reality, though, such talk distracts us from the work we’re called to do at this time, which is to feel the feels, completely.
Given that Wunjo reversed is in the place of the planet’s needs, it’s asking us to realize our role in its state, and move on. Stop stagnating in the grief of the state of affairs of the world. Stop obsessing over saving one pocket of being and expand awareness to how it’s ALL interconnected.
Get back to the work of providing the planet sanctuary.
Through Wunjo reversed, this is what she’s saying she needs, and what is specifically needed from us to provide. We can’t provide it until we truly face our own role in her wellbeing, which is directly connected to our own. It’s quite a lot to hold, yet is wholly within our ability to do so. It has to be. We did this. We may not be able to completely undo it, yet we can bear witness to all that must be done in blessing it.