For the week of 5 April 2020
Ehwaz is the half-month stave through 14 April. Jera is the intuitive rune, and Fehu reversed indicates Calamity’s message to us. Read right to left is Ehwaz, Jera, then Fehu reversed. And yes, the image is incorrect–I just don’t have the spoons to update it!
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 life for us all. That realization process includes learning to tend what can’t just be fixed, and using every tool at our disposal. 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 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).
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.
There’s really no sugar coating the tone of this week’s cast. We all know the realities we’re living under, and it’s appropriate to have life force beyond ourselves affirm it. So often beings beyond the Earth soul strata aren’t up on what’s happening here. Know that this week’s cast delivers the memo that they know. It isn’t something they can fix, though they know.
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?
We are still urged to cover our bases, in terms of the care we’re bringing to ourselves and immediate sphere of influence. Bring the full awareness of inner cosmology to the fore–body-mind-soul-feelings–and address any and all needs at those levels. This is a time of living embodied as much as possible, while still coming back to just holding space. Some of us will be more systemically (man-made systems) supported to do this than others. Give where possible. Accept where needed. Do what’s doable, and express gratitude to TPTB for the ability to do so.
I say just hold space, as in allow. This isn’t a time of big outreach or loud voices. Not for grand action or far strides. This is the part where we learn to sit with what is and become intimately acquainted who we are in those echoing spaces. The framing runes for this week help us to do that. 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
elder well, die well, ancestor well
So that your descendants grow from your wisdom.
So that you leave the planet better than you found it.
So that your descendants never elder alone.