For the week of 8 April 2018

The practicality of soul flight.

Ehwaz is the half-month stave through 14 April. Berkana is the intuitive stave, and Fehu indicates the rune’s message to us. Read right to left is Ehwaz, Berkana, then Fehu.

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Support The Weekly Rune on Patreon - S. Kelley Harrell, Soul Intent Arts, Fuquay-Varina, NCThe half-month rune is set by the runic calendar, and governs for a tad over two weeks (a fortnight). The intuitive stave (meaning, I draw it blind) indicates the life force most available to us, which brings the focus of the half-month rune into sharper focus for the present week. It suggests how we can handle these energies. The planetary stave (also a blind draw) indicates the state and needs of the planet, and where noted, of Nature, well beyond the earthly sphere.

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The theme of payout for deepened effort carries over from last week’s cast. Ehwaz as the half-month rune carries layers of meaning, with regard to its literal translation of “horse,” which I discuss in detail in Episode 17 of What in the Wyrd. Suffice it to say that we can’t go too deep in the matters at hand, though we should take care for it not to become too precious. The sole focus of shamanic journey, which is the overtone of Ehwaz, is to undertake visiting the spirit worlds for some gain, which is brought back and implemented.  However, the modern pursuit of awareness often misses that mark, and the experience becomes escapist. When we bring unhealed trauma–our own or that of our lineage–to soul flight, particularly without the grounding to do it well, we risk the potential of not using that travel to its highest capability.

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Wherever non-movement shows up this week, sit with the details. I always say, invite them to tea. Chat with them. Listen to their stories, as we share our own. Let that dialogue inform on exactly what is on the plate that must be managed first. Do it, then, if need be, host another tea. Learn the personal order of operations and work it. As that pattern plays out, one of two things will happen: the original intention will be addressed, or it will become a non-issue. Either way, what’s most significant will be revealed then dealt with.

The methodology of Jera supports this exploration. Meaning, “year,” it hones in on the harvest process, the point that we make decisions based on the year’s effort and yield, as well as what must be done for the coming planting season. Its influence over Ehwaz refines the soul flight process, and demands that we gain skills into using it effectively.

As well, Jera has an inherent “use what you learn” quality. We assess the cycle of a year for the sole purpose of ensuring that we’ll have another year, following. We make use of the data, and apply its interpretations in support of our success. Perhaps more than any other facet of Jera, this need to take what we learn and mojo it into application is key this week.

Once again, Fehu is the pay off of this effort. And really–it’s a pretty big deal to have Fehu show up in the cast two weeks in a row, in the same position. That’s never happened before. This repetition underscores the value of soul journey, and the fact that what we gain from it manifests in grounded, practical results. It’s not all airy fairy wandering–and it can’t be. Not if we want all this effort to actually go somewhere.

Half-month Considerations

  • What ancestral healing have you done?
  • How do you implement personal healing?
  • How do you assess what works in your life?

In case you missed it–I was a panelist on the Runes Round Table last week, on Blog Talk Radio. It was a great discussion with several seasoned runesters, who work with different futharks, and brought different uses of the runes to the table. I learned a great deal from it, and I think you will enjoy it, too.



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Originally published on Soul Intent Arts.