The Weekly Rune – Nauthiz-Isa

Nauthiz is the half-month rune through 28 November, at which point Isa comes to the fore until 13 December. The intuitive rune is Algiz reversed. The earthly spirits of place anchoring the runes this week are Fossilized Ammonite (metallic swirly beauty), Death (plastic skull), whispers of the Hunt (stag button), dead things, World Ancestors (wee wooden spoon), in the direction of Left (Green Dwarf)), with element Timing (hourglass), in the season of Winter (button).

The slow progression through the opening winter runes of the second aett is intense, and nothing if not thorough. We begin with Hagalaz moving our awareness to abrupt change that teaches adaptation, then onto Nauthiz, which teaches us to regroup with ecofamily through ritual. The shift into Isa is usually viewed as more gentle if not romanticized stillness, though it is excruciating in its own way.

The Weekly Rune – Nauthiz

If there’s a charm to Nauthiz it’s that we become so uncomfortable in its presence that we accept the change. We accept the need. We fulfill what it needs. We struggle until we’ve exhausted anything but right direction. I know it’s not much comfort, but there’s that.

The Weekly Rune – Nauthiz

For the week of 20 November 2022 Holdfast Needfire Nauthiz (wrought iron tile) is the half-month rune through 28 November. Ansuz (reindeer antler slice) is the intuitive rune, and Kenaz (reindeer antler slice) indicates Consequence’s message to us. For this Dead Time...

The Weekly Rune – Nauthiz

When we sit with the full relationship happening in the cultural context of Nauthiz, the outcome of the needfire ritual has less emphasis than the ritual’s creation. The relationship centers the element of fire and human reverence for its power. They created the space for it by extinguishing all other fire, called it in by rubbing, then let it do what fire does: burn off what’s no longer needed, transmute what’s not beneficial.

The Weekly Rune – Nauthiz

For the week of 21 November 2021 The Embodiment of Collapse Nauthiz is the half-month rune through 28 November. Kenaz is the intuitive rune, Wunjo reversed indicates Moment’s message to us, and the key occupies summer. Read right to left is Nauthiz, Kenaz, then...