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 – Ingwaz

The Weekly Rune – Ingwaz (Inguz) is the half-month rune through 29 May. The intuitive rune is Jera. The earthly spirit of place anchoring the runes this week is Turkey Wishbone, in the direction of Above (cloud marble), with element Unknown (empty bottle), in the season of Winter (tree button). From right to left are Ingwaz and Jera (polished, carved lapis lazuli).

The Weekly Rune – Ingwaz-Othala

Ingwaz (carved reindeer antler slice) is the half-month rune through 29 May, at which point Othala moves to the fore through 14 June. Perthro is the intuitive rune, and Ehwaz indicates Wrath’s perspective. The spirits of place anchoring the runes this week are Mink Femur with element Acid, in the direction of West (Vestri), in the season of Autumn (tree button). Read right to left is Othala above, Ingwaz below, Perthro, then Ehwaz.

Moving into Othala early in the week shifts our focus from a very high, and likely exciting place, to one that’s a bit more subdued and somber. In my vernacular, Othala is the rune of eldering, and in American settler culture, that’s a challenging thing to do. Yet, it’s also the greatest demand of our lives.

The Weekly Rune – Ingwaz

Ingwaz (wrought iron tile) is the half-month rune through 29 May. Hagalaz is the intuitive rune, and Ehwaz indicates Wealth’s perspective. The spirits of place anchoring the runes this week are Turkey Wishbone with element Stone, in the direction of Within (innan), in the season of Spring (tree button). Read right to left is Ingwaz, Hagalaz, then Ehwaz.

Our time with Ingwaz this season has been more complicated–as has our time with all of the third aett. The complexity with Ingwaz has been framed by tense astral alignments, to say nothing of the malcontent that laces many of our daily engagements. For a rune that indicates stepping out into a new version of Self, Life, and/or dynamics, it has felt like a confining few moments with Ingwaz. And yet, what a great opportunity to explore how to be true to new Self in a time that is most likely to challenge it.

The Weekly Rune – Ingwaz

Ingwaz (carved porcelain tile) is the half-month rune through 29 May. Dagaz (carved antler slice) is the intuitive rune, and Kenaz indicates Mountain’s perspective. The spirits of place anchoring the runes this week are Honey Bee with element Timing, in the direction of Left (West/Vestri, green dwarf), in the season of Spring (tree button). Read right to left is Ingwaz, Dagaz, then Kenaz.
Moving from Laguz into Ingwaz gives a sense of accomplishment. Often folx express jubilance at the end of the runic year, though I feel it more as we enter Ingwaz. We spend so much of the early third aett building in tension, and in this cycle more than most prior. Ingwaz brings not only relief for that energy finally being directed somewhere, but glimpses of what that energy will do in the world. It’s a coming out rune of triumphant proportion.