For the week of 11 December 2016
In which we are changed and bared.
Isa is the half-month rune through 13 December, at which point Jera moves to the fore. Eihwaz is the intuitive stave, and Algiz reversed indicates the planet’s needs. Read right to left is Isa, then Eihwaz, followed by Algiz reversed.
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 indicates the state and possibly needs of the planet.
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This winter, Isa set in motion an evolution of events that will culminate by May of 2017. Such is the normal trajectory of the runic calendar. However, unlike other winters, this year we’re likely as fixed on personal growth as collective, which is a long overdue complexity.
We have carried the spiritual wisdom that we are all connected; however, now we’re demanded to live it. In this way, what we shape in this sacred seed of Isa has significant bearing. While we must shape it for ourselves, its bearing falls on us all. Its support, grounding, and blossoming impact us all.
Part of the task at hand is realizing that what we choose to create for self must have collective benefit. It is assured to have collective impact, so to ensure its benefit, we have to be attuned to what we’re creating from the get-go. It’s as simple as following the usual blessing or statement of intention, but instead of just asking for it for self, ask for it, for everyone.
Bless us all, every one.
Eihwaz suggests radical change is afoot. Maybe just bringing that collective focus to desires will be that change. It’s a pretty radical one, for those unaccustomed. Maybe it’s honoring desire, at all.
The point is, at this time, trauma is in the eye of the beholder. We don’t often get to stand in power on this one. We merely withstand. This week, we have an opportunity to realize radical change and go with it.
Algiz reversed suggests we won’t get to do this in comfort. Associated with shapeshifting because of its roots in the elk and sedge grass, this rune suggests being so comfortable with the concept of home that it’s embodied. We become it and take it with us wherever we go. That’s some pretty intense protection. Reversed, however, Algiz calls us to re-evaluate what the protection of home means, what it can bring, and if we’re truly embodying it.
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Originally published on Soul Intent Arts.