For the week of 7 March 2021

Embodied movement

Tiwaz is the half-month rune through 14 March. Eihwaz is the intuitive rune, Hagalaz indicates the Vacancy’s message to us, and the long mink bone occupies summer. Read right to left is Tiwaz, Eihwaz, then Hagalaz.

The Elder Futhark runic calendar provides to humanity keys for how we live in season with All Things. Through #theweeklyrune I share the Futhark’s insight on how to live better as animists, to make better choices based on keen insight into the present, and to help each of us be more active in creating a better life for us all. That realization includes living with All Things as family, learning to tend what can’t just be fixed, and using every tool at our disposal to do so. 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 that 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).

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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.

 

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.

The Runecast

We have come through a runic progression of moving into deep self-knowledge with the second aett, into one of confidence and adaptation in the third. We had a very gentle entry into Tiwaz last week, which was affirming. This week is still a kind, if not elegant, experience of the battle rune, with some replenishing aspects, as well.

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?

I’ve talked about how I experience Tiwaz as the spot where we realize Plan A isn’t going to work, and progressing on to Plan B is the victorious move. Most folx present Tiwaz as the moment or two leading up to realizing Plan A isn’t working, and I’m at peace with that difference in timing. Ultimately, the point of contention is that we face with Tiwaz is dealing functionally with the grief of that pivot, and moving on. Several elements of this week’s cast reinforce the need to move on, and also provide support while shifting, and vital support to the new way once shifted.

None of us like change. Even wanted change comes with adjustment and juggling that wasn’t part of our grand plan (?). Tiwaz and this season bring the time that the natural elements are in support of helping us hone our process of change. Consider this next week practice with allies, inner and outer, who help us with a trial run. We saw a hint of this sense of ‘now is for practice, but the skills imparted are for life’ a few weeks ago. The teaching moments of this week pull together the last couple of months rehabbing the inner cosmology to be in better step with external life.  Read more…

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Originally published on Soul Intent Arts.

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

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Elder Well

So that your descendants grow from your wisdom.

Die Well

So that you leave the planet better than you found it.

Ancestor Well

So that your descendants never elder alone.