The Weekly Rune – Ehwaz

Ehwaz is the half-month rune through 14 April. The intuitive rune is Jera. The earthly spirits of place anchoring the runes this week are Ask (Yggdrasil deck card) and Hag Stone (spiral rock), in the direction of Above (spirit doll), element Ether (rainbow ribbon) in Autumn seasons (tree button). From right to left are Ehwaz (carved reindeer antler slice), then Jera.

The Weekly Rune – Ehwaz

Ehwaz is the half-month rune through 14 April. The intuitive rune is Wunjo. The earthly spirit of place anchoring the runes this week is American Sweet Gum Tree Pod (prickly thingie), in the direction of Within (spirit doll), in all seasons (tree buttons). No elements in particular showed up this week, though the Ancestors (wooden spoon) whispered through. From right to left are Ehwaz (carved polished amethyst), then Wunjo.

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 – Berkana

Berkana is the half-month rune through 30 March. The intuitive rune is Hagalaz. The earthly spirit of place anchoring the runes this week is Uninvited Guest (spiraled hag stone), in the direction of Beyond/All Things (world marble), with element Stone (bottle of amber), in the season of Summer (tree button). From right to left are Berkana (carved reindeer tile), then Hagalaz.

Berkana is a rune of tending and being tended. It comes after deep tribulation, the kind that makes us fear for our lives, the greater good kind, the aggrieved sacrifice kind. So, the lead-in from Tiwaz lingers into our experience of Berkana. There is a sort of spa quality to the care this rune bestows, perhaps even medicinal. It also brings a somewhat present-focused state, in that we are solely tending Self in the moment and not projecting ahead for what comes next. I approach this runic space as rehabilitation: we’re not what we used to be, we are not who we are becoming, yet are shifting throughout.

The Weekly Rune – Tiwaz

Tiwaz is the half-month rune through 14 March. The intuitive rune is Ingwaz. The earthly spirit of place anchoring the runes this week is Fossilized Ammonite (spiraly thing), in the direction of Within (spirit doll), with element Mycelium (acrylic mushrooms), in the season of Summer (tree button). From right to left are Tiwaz (carved lapis lazuli), then Ingwaz.
Most of us don’t seem to feel seen in our current systems, and this week with Tiwaz speaks directly to that. We fully emerge in the third aett, the Aett of Reckoning (my words, not canon), in which we know the deal of formed being. We know the formative bliss of souling-in-form of the first aett, followed by the agency-slinging-fest of the second. We know that the bulk of our time in form is going to be navigating second-aett dynamics, and that we have to actively draw on our experience of the first aett to get through it. The process of doing exactly that is the reckoning of the third aett, and it starts right out of the gate with the sacrifice of Tiwaz.