For the week of 21 February 2016

This week brings ice, sunlight, and a second wind.

Sowliu is the half-month rune through 27 February, at which point Tiwaz steps in. Isa is the intuitive stave. The half-month rune is set by the traditionally accepted runic calendar, and governs for a tad over two weeks. Read right to left is Sowilu above, Tiwaz below, followed by Isa. The intuitive stave brings the focus of the half-month rune into sharper focus for the present week.

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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Moving fully into Sowilu brought relief to a busy start of the year. Later this week, our merger from it to Tiwaz presents quickly resolved drama, if we let it.

Where Sowilu reminds us of our place in divinity, it also wraps up our experience of the second aett. Tiwaz begins our journey into the third aett. Before that though, we get a little break. Every closing stave comes with degrees of acknowledgment of what has passed, what is, and a sense of closure. Sowilu specifically posits a betwixt spot, in which we realize we’re part of the Divine process, yet have our own plans, our own role. In carrying out that role, it suggests we sit for a spell and come into that knowledge, without necessarily making plans for what should be done with it.
Realize all is connected and flows through us. Take the reprieve given at this time to figure out what to do with it.
Reclaiming the Runes Intensive by Spirited Paths, Soul Intent ArtsTo learn more about the impact of Sowilu, read the full runecast.
With Tiwaz, how this plays out demands radical change. Resistance to that change is what generates distress. Indeed, change ripples out alarm. In the heat of battle, realizing the current plan isn’t working and refusing to change it is what causes fatality. The ability to release Plan A and let it be dead is key.
Isa provides ample opportunity to find that sweet spot and get comfortable with it–and I do think comfort is a component of this cast. “Ring not pass” is a phrase associated with Isa, in that until specific knowledge is gained in the current circle, we cannot pass through to the next.  Sowilu and Isa both represent holding patterns, where Tiwaz is about redirected focus with decisive new action. Plan A has already revealed itself. It’s in the midst. Plan B, however, may not be so clear. Isa  brings the clarification needed to recognize Plan B for what it is, and in doing so, provides the impetus to go with it.
Expect the unexpected this week, and to handle it better than seems possible.
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