For the week of 7  June 2015

We’ve had a fairly long haul with the ancestral influence of Othala–almost the last month.

This week its attributes are enhanced by a pensive Algiz reversed, cautioning us to work out any remaining bugs on the homefront.

Read right to left is Othala, then Algiz reversed. Othala remains the half-month rune through 14 June.

Following is a summary of The Weekly Rune. Read the full cast to learn more about the half-month rune’s influence, and how to receive it before everyone else. Find my runic artwork on Etsy.

Mini Pocket Travel Rune Set by S. Kelley Harrell on EtsyAlgiz reversed is about caution. When its brightstave, it’s about defense, which can seem somewhat like the same thing. The difference is, defense indicates an active stance that we can take, because we can, because we are capable of doing so, because it’s well-rounded wisdom to have. Caution indicates a need to take care, because something is going on that we need to employ defense to thwart.

Big difference.

Othala factors into this because the thing we have at our backs is our clan. We’ve needed a sense of how all things literal and figurative about the homefront are allies, strengths, defense.

If you cast runes for yourself, continue this reading by drawing another stave, with the intention to learn the area in which caution is needed. Maybe the open-endedness of this combination isn’t about knowing in what area you need to watch your back.

Maybe just realizing you’re part of the clan is enough.

Maybe it’s everything.

To celebrate their book birthdays, for the month of June, the Teen Spirit Guide to Modern Shamanism ebook and its sibling in the Teen Spirit series (which was released the same day), Teen Spirit Wicca by David Salisbury, will both be available for $0.99. Yay!