For the week of 13 September 2020

truth + experience = authority

Kenaz is the half-month stave through 28 September.  Sowilo is the intuitive rune, and Ansuz indicates Endeavor’s message to us. Read right to left is Kenaz, Sowilo, then Ansuz.

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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).

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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.

 

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  • 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.

The Runecast

With Kenaz we move into a stage of closure and recognition. It’s not quite the closure we find at the end of an aett, though it’s a point of realization and regrouping, all the same. Known as the Aha! rune, it points us to something we’ve not really wanted to know. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, just that circumstances around us being comfortable fully holding it were sketchy. This revelation comes after working hard to hone and speak personal truth (Ansuz), and after allowing life experience that allows us to test drive that truth (Raidho). Having had movement and experience around our story, we are now prepared to give it meaning; such is the work of Kenaz.

Learn more about this seasonal progression, and how to draw its insights into the personal spiritual path in Runic Book of Days. <–It turned two years old this weekend!! Thanks for all your support and devotion to furthering the runes in a relatable modern context!

What does it mean?

The education of the first aett reaches its initial  checkpoint with Kenaz–I think. This aett focuses on coming to grips with what it means to be a spirit in form. The challenges it poses are dealing with the inspiration of the soul, the wildness of the mind, and the fragility of the meatsuit all at once. Altogether, we are a very powerful force of will, with which we are fairly free to do what we like. By the time we reach the climax of Kenaz, we’ve not only had our first huge burst of synchronicity with inner cosmology, we’ve also gained some insight into what we want to accomplish with it. In short, when we reach Kenaz, we have gained our calling. Read more…

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Originally published on Soul Intent Arts.

S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div.

I’m an animist, author, deathwalker and death doula. For the last 25+ years, through Soul Intent Arts I’ve helped others to ethically build thriving spiritual paths as fit, embodied elders, who upon death become wise, capable Ancestors. My work is Nature-based, and focuses soul tending through the Elder Futhark runes, animism, ancestral healing, and deathwork. I’m author of Runic Book of Days, and I host the podcast, What in the Wyrd. I also write The Weekly Rune as a celebration of the Elder Futhark in season. Full bio.

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Elder Well

To bear your unique gift to the world.

Die Well

To leave the planet better than you found it.

Ancestor Well

So that your descendants never elder alone.

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