The Weekly Rune – Othala

Othala is the half-month rune through 14 June. The intuitive rune is Thurisaz reversed. The earthly spirit of place anchoring the runes this week is Barred Owl (ceramic friend), in the direction of Right (river dwarf), with element Plant (caloglossa red grass), in the season of Summer (tree button). From right to left are Othala then Thurisaz reversed (carved polished baltic amber).

The Weekly Rune – Ingwaz

The Weekly Rune – Ingwaz is the half-month rune through 29 May. The intuitive rune is Mannaz reversed. The earthly spirit of place anchoring the runes this week is Fossilized Echinoid (Sea Urchin), in the direction of Left (grassy dwarf), with element Air (pheasant feathers) in the season of Spring (tree button). From right to left are Ingwaz then Mannaz reversed (carved cedar staves).

The Weekly Rune – Berkana

Berkana is the half-month rune through 30 March. The intuitive rune is Hagalaz. The earthly spirit of place anchoring the runes this week is Uninvited Guest (spiraled hag stone), in the direction of Beyond/All Things (world marble), with element Stone (bottle of amber), in the season of Summer (tree button). From right to left are Berkana (carved reindeer tile), then Hagalaz.

Berkana is a rune of tending and being tended. It comes after deep tribulation, the kind that makes us fear for our lives, the greater good kind, the aggrieved sacrifice kind. So, the lead-in from Tiwaz lingers into our experience of Berkana. There is a sort of spa quality to the care this rune bestows, perhaps even medicinal. It also brings a somewhat present-focused state, in that we are solely tending Self in the moment and not projecting ahead for what comes next. I approach this runic space as rehabilitation: we’re not what we used to be, we are not who we are becoming, yet are shifting throughout.

Soul Stories

I’ve always understood worlds I created existed in a layer of being different from that of formed being, yet not full-on Other, and that they are real.

Compassionate Spring

Human-persons are part of seasonal change. Through our rituals around seasonal change, we take responsiblity for ecosystem and our impact on it.