The Weekly Rune – Perthro

Perthro is the half-month rune through 28 January. The intuitive rune is Eihwaz. The earthly spirits of place anchoring the runes this week are all of them, in the direction of Beyond (world marble), with element Timing (wee hourglass), in the season of Autumn (absent tree button…). From right to left are Perthro (wrought iron), then Eihwaz.

The Weekly Rune – Perthro

Perthro is the half-month rune through 28 January. The intuitive rune is Laguz. The earthly spirits of place anchoring the runes this week are Fossilized Belemnite, in the direction of West (Green Dwarf), with element Plastic, in the season of Summer (tree button). The bolder helping spirit holding space with us this week is norn, Hlin (Yggdrasil card). From right to left are Perthro (polished lapis lazuli), then Laguz. The overall memo is it will take work to be able to assimilate the rebirth Eihwaz brought, while navigating holding it loosely with Perthro.

The Weekly Rune – Eihwaz

Eihwaz is the half-month rune through 13 January. The intuitive rune is Thurisaz. The earthly spirits of place anchoring the runes this week are Death (wee skull), World Ancestors (wee wooden spoon), fossilized Squalicorax Tooth (crow shark), in the direction of West (Green Dwarf), with element Mycelium (acrylic mushrooms), in the season of Winter (I forgot the button 🙁 ). The bolder helping spirit holding space with us this week is norn, Skuld (Yggdrasil card). From right to left are Eihwaz (polished amethyst), then Thurisaz (carved cedar stave). As the Watchers and godden begin to reach back to humanity, we’re tasked to engage them from our respective Sacred Self with Berserkir intensity.

The Weekly Rune – Isa-Jera

Isa is the half-month rune through 13 December, at which point Jera moves forward through 28 December. The intuitive rune is Wunjo reversed. The earthly spirits of place anchoring the runes this week are Honey Bee and Wheel, Death (plastic skull), whispers of the Hunt (stag button), dead things, World Ancestors (wee wooden spoon), in the direction of Right/Austri/East (Atlantic Dwarf), with element Plant (caloglossa red moss), in the season of Summer. From right to left are Isa, Jera (lapis lazuli) above, then Wunjo reversed (ceramic).

Our time with Isa has been a love-hate dance of stillness with deep revelation. We’ve learned more about ourselves and our culture than maybe we wanted to know in the last two weeks. We can’t get where we say we want to go without that knowing, which is in part the job of Isa. If we want to stop perpetuating what we don’t want and create what we do as a collective, we have to have those simmering moments in truth, and that’s exactly what Isa brings, and will continue to bring in the background, well into the third aett. Isa is our opportunity to dream up how to do better, and with the reprieve it brings, actually be equipped to do so.

The Weekly Rune – Hagalaz

When we take that logic into Hagalaz, the opening rune of the second aett, that truth might sit a bit harder. Hagalaz means hail and all that it signifies: sudden hardship beyond our control, devastating loss, which we may have seen coming but couldn’t stop, either way. This may show up in literal natural disaster, interpersonal interaction, and/or human person vs human-person systems. It’s hard, and Hagalaz is a rune no one wants in their casts.