For the week of 2 July 2017
Wealth, stillness, and depth.
Fehu is the half-month stave through 14 July. Isa is the intuitive stave, and Mannaz indicates Nature’s message to us. Read right to left is Fehu, Isa, then Mannaz.
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The half-month rune is set by the runic calendar, and governs for a tad over two weeks. 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.
Fehu, “wealth,” is one of the runes everyone wants in their cast. How fortunate <–see what I did there–that we all get to experience its native time on the wheel, without bias. It comes, of course, having closed a year-long initiation through the Elder Futhark. This initiation wrapped on the, “So what?” note of Dagaz, leaving perhaps a bit jaded about digging right back into the next cycle.
However, we have no choice.
In all, Fehu represents a time of good support, though the time of Fehu emphasizes what we do with what we have. Wealth in this sense isn’t just about our stuff, but how we tend our stuff to sustain us. We must know how to take care of what we have. If there are skills lacking in any life direction that would supplant that undertaking, learn them now.
Isa, as how we can best take advantage of this time, says we shouldn’t rush through it. In fact, bypassing this part of the cycle will only result in struggle and conflict. Now is the idea phase. Savor it. Glean what wisdom and insight is available, and begin applying them to how to integrate motion, when that timing is right.
Mannaz, as Nature’s memo to us hints that we will be best off doing this part of our intro initiation in company, specifically in the company of a new collective. This stave generally shows up when we need new ideas, and we don’t often get that zhoosh by frequenting known territory. It’s time to step out, even if it feels tenuous. Initiation yields a point that the communal self is born, because the personal initiation is complete. The wisdom has been delivered. There is no wound, no lingering justification for resistance of anything. There comes a natural point to engage community, and that time is now.
With Fehu and these complementary runes, bear in mind that what we focus on at this time will to some degree be with us through this year. It will color how we fare under this new initiation. Take advantage of its bounty to fully clarify resources and how to tend them, as well as how to bring them forward to grow what’s important in life. Any skills needed to learn how to sustain what’s wanted, learn them now. Wealth, now, sets us up for the rest of this year.
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Originally published on Soul Intent Arts.