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 – Algiz

Algiz is the half-month rune through 12 February. The intuitive rune is Othala. The earthly spirit of place anchoring the runes this week is American Sweet Gum Tree Seed Pod, in the direction of Beyond (Earth marble), with element Plant (caloglossa red moss), in the season of Winter (tree button). All are held by the etheric field casting cloth. From right to left are Algiz (carved reindeer antler slice), then Othala.

With last week’s tenuous step into Algiz we were greeted with emphasis on ecosystem relationships while also feeling out of Flow. This week the emphasis on close-to-home support dives inward, with some interesting information, support, and relationships.

The Weekly Rune – Othala-Dagaz

Othala remains the half-month rune through 14 June, at which point Dagaz (carved polymer clay tile) moves to the fore until 29 June. Sowilo (Sowilu) is the intuitive rune, and Jera indicates Weather’s perspective. The spirits of place anchoring the runes this week are Wheel with element Poison, in the direction of Below (lapis lazuli), in the season of Autumn (tree button). Read right to left is Dagaz, Sowilo, then Jera.

Dagaz is the closing rune of this runic calendar. It represents a year in intentional relationship with the Futhark, a cycle of intentional relationship with Self and ecosystem, and deep faith in the runes as devotional allies in humaning well across season. It also heralds one of the most spectacular stellar events of the year, and brings wisdom for how to navigate it.

The Weekly Rune – Othala

For the week of 4 June 2023

Eldering Self

Today marks The Weekly Rune’s 11th birthday! Thank you for your continued support of this runecast and for how you continue to bring the runes forward in a livable way. I so enjoy it with you!

Othala (carved wrought iron tile) is the half-month rune through 14 June. Perthro is the intuitive rune, and Fehu reversed indicates Fear’s perspective. The spirits of place anchoring the runes this week are Barred Owl with element Air (feathers), in the direction of Above (cloud marble), in the season of Winter (tree button). Read right to left is Othala, Perthro, then Fehu.

This week’s cast brings a chaotic mix of influences over how we feel about ourselves as elders. As if we need more insecurity around that. But it also offers wisdom on how to elder from where we are, not where we want to be or think we should be, which is an abundant stance to take, all things considered.

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.