The Weekly Rune – Isa

Isa is the half-month rune through 13 December.The intuitive rune is Perthro. The earthly spirits of place anchoring the runes this week are Key, Death (plastic skull), whispers of the Hunt (stag button), dead things, World Ancestors (wee wooden spoon), in the direction of Beyond (world marble), with element Metal, in the season of Winter. From right to left are Isa then Perthro (Baltic amber).
The impact of the Winter runes is stillness, observation, disruption, even straight up stuckness. Isa is the last incubation space of that slowed journey, and it seems fitting that it prefaces Solstice. Isa is the point that we commit our agency to some precious manifestation of our calling (a sacred seed of sorts), and with this rune we gestate it into being. We dream it into being.

The Weekly Rune – Hagalaz

Hagalaz is the half-month rune through 13 November. The intuitive rune is Laguz. From right to left is Hagalaz, then Laguz. The earthly spirits of place anchoring the runes this week are Death (plastic skull), whispers of the Hunt (stag button), dead things (not pictured), World Ancestors (wee wooden spoon), and Key in the direction of Back/South (golden dwarf), with element Acid (lemon zest), in the season of Winter (tree button).

This week we’re deep into Hagalaz and quickly feeling the pressure of the second aett. The first three runes of this aett are a wintry trio of harshness, focus, and stillness–fun combo! They set us up for how we fare with the remainder of the aett, which means for how well we cope with navigating the affectivity of others. Where we got comfy with the idea of having agency in the first aett, the second one reminds us sharply that our agency isn’t separate from that of others. What we do with ours reverberates out into everyone else with impact, just as the impact of theirs ripples back to us.

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.

The Weekly Rune – Jera – Eihwaz

For 25 December 2022 through 1 January 2023 A Love Song to Place Jera (reindeer antler slice) is the half-month rune through 28 December, at which point Eihwaz comes to the fore, until 13 January. Gebo is the intuitive rune, and Raidho indicates Infinity’s message to...

The Weekly Rune – Isa

For the week of 4 December 2022 Sacred Rest Isa (cedar stave) is the half-month rune through 13 December. Ingwaz is the intuitive rune, and Laguz indicates Decisiveness’ message to us. For this Wild Hunt season the spirits of place anchoring the runes this week are...