For the week of 28 March 2021

The Right Context

Berkana is the half-month rune through 30 March, at which point Ehwaz comes forward until 14 April. Sowilo is the intuitive rune, Raidho indicates Tone’s message to us, and the coyote tooth occupies fall. Read right to left is Berkana, Ehwaz, Sowilo, then Raidho.

The Elder Futhark runic calendar provides to humanity keys for how we live in season with All Things. Through #theweeklyrune I share the Futhark’s insight on how to live better as animists, to make better choices based on keen insight into the present, and to help each of us be more active in creating a better life for us all. That realization includes living with All Things as family, learning to tend what can’t just be fixed, and using every tool at our disposal to do so. 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 that we can create ourselves as fit elders, so that upon our good death, we can be well Ancestors.

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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).

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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 have been Nature, Earth, Creation, though are sometimes others. I note who’s speaking each week, as it is revealed.

 

New to The Weekly Rune?

  • Catch a couple of my IGTV videos, which explain the intention and process behind the runecast, and what makes it different from other ways of casting.
  • Listen to my What in the Wyrd podcast, which is available across all popular podcast platforms, including Google Play and  iTunes.
  • 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.

The Runecast

We’ve come through months of elemental and seasonal support for self-authority through the runes. We could view that as if they are preparing us for something to come, though the closer truth is they are catching us up to a point we should have already attained. Not in a judgmental sort of way; rather, they are giving us an opportunity to fast track into a level of humaning that has not been available in our cultural context until now. The continual tapping on the shoulder of harmful systems has forced folx who could prior avoid their intrusion speak out, and the folx who have been crushed by them for ages are doubling down on their fortifications. Wherever Self fits into that equation, this is the time we were born to rise to, and every runecast of this year has reflected this truth.

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?

Mid-week we transition from Berkana to Ehwaz, which is typically a welcomed, gentle progression. This seasonal expression of it should be no different, though it is asking a bit of us. As we’ve steadied ourselves through this continual movement into personal authority and through the experience of Survivor and Rehabilitator (listen to episode 103 of What in the Wyrd), we’ve learned what role external support plays and where we need to show up for ourselves. The introduction of Ehwaz brings us lightly back to the observation of boundaries, Other support, and the need to take it all deeper.  Read more…

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Originally published on Soul Intent Arts.

S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div.

I’m an animist, author, deathwalker and death doula. For the last 25+ years, through Soul Intent Arts I’ve helped others to ethically build thriving spiritual paths as fit, embodied elders, who upon death become wise, capable Ancestors. My work is Nature-based, and focuses soul tending through the Elder Futhark runes, animism, ancestral healing, and deathwork. I’m author of Runic Book of Days, and I host the podcast, What in the Wyrd. I also write The Weekly Rune as a celebration of the Elder Futhark in season. Full bio.

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Elder Well

To bear your unique gift to the world.

Die Well

To leave the planet better than you found it.

Ancestor Well

So that your descendants never elder alone.