The Weekly Rune – Berkana

Berkana is the half-month rune through 30 March. The intuitive rune is Wunjo. The earthly spirit of place anchoring the runes this week is Teeth (puppy and Coyote), in the direction of Within (spirit doll), with element Acid (bottle of lemon zest), in the season of Winter (tree button). From right to left are Berkana (carved polished lapis lazuli), then Wunjo.

The Weekly Rune – Tiwaz-Berkana

Tiwaz is the half-month rune through 14 March, at which point Berkana moves to the fore until 30 March. The intuitive rune is Ansuz reversed. The earthly spirit of place anchoring the runes this week is Human Heart (ceramic heart rattle), in the direction of Above (cloud marble), with element Plant (caloglossa moss, in the season of Summer (tree button). From right to left are Berkana (carved cedar stave) above Tiwaz below, then Ansuz reversed (carved ceramic tile). Metal just wanted to be along for the ride.

Remember that even as we sit with what the runes mean and how we’re in relationship with them in season, the presence of a certain rune doesn’t have to dictate what will happen in its half-month. Rather, it provides a small window of opportunity for us to explore what that rune might teach us about our current circumstances or needs.

With Tiwaz comes sacrifice, thus grief, also memories of power, comradery, and kinship that no longer suit who we are. The most difficult aspects of Tiwaz are those memories of something great, going to battle for to protect what they symbolize, only to realize mid-conflict that another approach must be allowed so that the relationship can become what it needs to for current needs. Ultimately this is the rune of an OG godden, who when confronted with the battle of his life succeeded at his intentions, but only after he dropped his ego and did what was required for his community.

The Weekly Rune – Berkana

Berkana not only holds aspects of our ordeal and aftermath, but also that we have come to terms with them. We are allowing the medicine and are compliant in giving what it needs from us to do its job, creating the life in which it can root.

The Weekly Rune – Tiwaz – Berkana

For the week of 12 March 2023 Agency, Brevity, and Rehabilitation Tiwaz is the half-month rune through 14 March, at which point Berkana moves to the fore until 30 March. Algiz reversed is the intuitive rune, and Othala reversed indicates Brevity’s message to us (it...