For the week of 1 July 2018
Money where the mouth is
Fehu is the half-month stave through 14 July. Jera is the intuitive stave, and Ansuz indicates Transition’s message to us. Read right to left is Fehu, Jera, then Ansuz.
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The 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 final rune (also drawn blind) provides a high overview of the current time, and speaks from different voices. I note who’s speaking each week.
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This week begins the runic new year in the Norther hemisphere. We greet Fehu at a seasonal high, when crops are theoretically well on their way to bounty, the work to tend them is hard and steady, and the promise of good production provides that motivation to stay with it. It’s faith season, and to do well with Fehu, we’re required to be productive in it. I call this the ‘tend and spend’ rune, because it requires action.
This return to the beginning of the first aett indicates the point that we’re creating the firm foundation from which we tend all things for the year. From a cosmology standpoint, Fehu holds space for us to create ourselves. This is our stage as the thoughtbeing becoming. In the Runic Book of Days I describe it as:
As the initial rune of the Futhark, [Fehu] posits that we must be able to provide for ourselves. We must be able to take the resources we’re given and do something beneficial with them. At heart it teaches that we can’t just be born and be handed everything. We must ground ourselves well as spirits in form and develop a relationship with work and the randomness of having and losing.
Jera may shed some light on that bit. The rune of harvest, it indicates that our best attitude toward observing and shaping how we come into form is one of working with what we have. There’s no room for pipe dreams or wishlists. This is about grounded, firm accounting of what we have, what we don’t, and how we’re going to rebalance everything to still get the job done. The message Jera brings us in the native time of Fehu is we have resources. They may not be the ones we want, or ones we even realize we have, but we do. Take the time to do the accounting and bring value to what’s there. If a plot can be laid for improving gain, go with it. The focus right now is work with what we have, and did I mention “work?”
Ansuz tells the tale, this week. Again, the voice of Nature speaks to us, and it says our words are powerful. Not just our words, but our soul spells–the ideas we empower through the words we speak. When we combine wealth with words, tending with the creative process, we refine our manifestation even more closely to what we want.
This week, is about knowing what we’re investing, and in what we’re investing it. There’s no rush to figure it all out right now, though the elements are in place for deep clarity around that to come. It may be a theme for the coming year, it may be an prelude to address before the main attraction–or so that the main attraction can debut.
Regardless, it’s a profitable time. Do the work. Walk the deeper walk, and live the spellsongs sung.
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Originally published on Soul Intent Arts.