For the week of 25 August 2019
Truth changes need, repeat
Ansuz is the half-month stave through 29 August, at which point we move into Raidho, through 13 September. Eihwaz is the intuitive rune (again), and Nauthiz indicates The Larger message to us. Read right to left is Ansuz over Raidho, Eihwaz, then Nauthiz.
I truly believe that #theweeklyrune includes the keys to making better choices based on keen insight into the present, to help each of us be more active in creating a better reality for us all. That realization process includes learning to tend what can’t just be fixed, and using every tool at our disposal to accomplish that. The runes are such a tool, and in the Old Norse tradition, this process is wyrdweaving at it deepest potential. The runes provide one way we can create ourselves as fit elders, so that we can become well Ancestors upon death.
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What’s a half-month rune?
“Half-month” is an astronomical concept in which each month is divided into two parts: days 1-15, then 16-month’s end. In terms of the runic calendar, each half-month rune is one of the 24 runes of the Elder Futhark, and governs for a tad over two weeks (14 and 1/4 days, or a fortnight).
The Weekly Rune is a three-rune cast. Those runes are the half-month, the intuitive rune, and the overview. The half-month is a set rune, which for the most part follows the traditional ordering of the Elder Futhark. The intuitive stave (meaning, I draw it blind) indicates the life force most available to us, to the focus of the half-month rune into sharper focus. It suggests how we can best handle the half-month energies. The final rune (also drawn blind) provides a high overview of the current time, and speaks from different voices. These voices are usually Nature, Earth, Creation, though are sometimes others. I note who’s speaking each week, as it is revealed.
New to The Weekly Rune?
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- A few people have asked the reason that I switch between different rune sets for TWR. The short answer is: because. The more nuanced answer is, I ask which sets wants to speak each week. I don’t assume the same elements are in play according to the timing of the runes; I also don’t assume the same elements of my runes are appropriate to speak each week. I did a podcast on this subject, so there’s more info there. (See above)
- Also, for deep work on coming into relationship with the runes in season, check out my book, Runic Book of Days.
Without hesitation, I can say that in the history of TWR, I’ve never never drawn the exact same runes again in the exact same order, from a different rune set.
That’s just weird (wyrd?), yet the emphasis is real.
The nuance of this cast comes from our late-week transition into Raidho (Thursday), and also that the commentary is from The Powers That Be. Last week’s focus on assessing new needs based on clarifying personal truth sustains, with some changed tenets around what we do with it.
Learn more about this seasonal progression, and how to draw its insights into the personal spiritual path in Runic Book of Days.
What does it mean?
As Ansuz challenges us to speak our truths, we must first have proficiency in determing what that is. This means we must have the processes, skills, and supports in place to do that internal work. Most likely the guts it takes to do that work translates to some sense of foundation from which it’s shared with the world. That’s what this runecast speaks to more specifically, with the caution not to rush. Read more…
S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div.
Kelley is an author, animist, and deathwalker in North Carolina. She teaches rune work, ancestral healing, and deathwalking, as well as mentors and leads the soul tending training intensive, The Spirited Path. As an interfaith minister, she has served her local community and an international client base since 2000 through Soul Intent Arts, and advocates embodied soul tending and sacred activism through Nature. #beyourcommunity
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