For the week of 27 March 2016
Owning personal truth in taking a stand is on the horizon this week.
Berkano (Berkana) is the half-month rune through 30 March, at which point Ehwaz steps up. Kenaz reversed is the stave indicating the planet’s needs, and Tiwaz is the intuitive stave. Read right to left is Berkano above, Ehwaz below, followed by Kenaz reversed, then Tiwaz. The half-month rune is set by the runic calendar, and governs for a tad over two weeks. The planetary stave indicates the state of the planet. The intuitive stave 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.
Following is a summary of The Weekly Rune. Read the full runecast for more details on how these runes impact human life force over the next week, and how to best manage the curves and twists.
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We can’t seem to stray far from Tiwaz, as it was the half-month rune a mere couple of weeks ago. For a few more days Berkano continues to bring balm and a sense of personal stability to the mix. It indicates a holding pattern after glorious though draining toil, and heavily impresses upon us to do any healing work needed. Now’s the time to get house in order.
As the half-month rune, Ehwaz tells us that our effort up to this point hasn’t been enough. It doesn’t mean that our effort is wrong or fruitless. Rather, it calls us to take what we’ve been doing to the next level, and by next level I mean spiritually. The subtlety of this stave is its power. It doesn’t call for a grand overhaul of effort, just that it be finely focused at all level of being.
To create the things we want, we must work to create the world that can realize them.
To learn more about weaving wyrd and Ehwaz, read the full runecast.
It’s telling, then, that all of the runes cast thus far to indicate the planet’s needs have been reversed. Kenaz reversed indicates not owning personal truth. Exalted, Kenaz is that niggling idea burst brilliantly onto the scape of a fertile mind ready to craft it into being. As it is this week, there’s hesitation, perhaps even fear, around holding that deep truth. Yet, nothing moves forward without that revelation.
This week we are asked to consider what part of our personal truth impacts the world around us, and how its denial impacts us all, likewise. By not being who we really are, how can the world be what we need it to be?
Tiwaz is the real punctuation on the message we’re given by the runes this week. Given that Tiwaz is a battle rune, a survivor stave by my own assignment, it’s telling us to kick ass and take names to make sure we close out well this week. The work we’re being asked to do right now has to be done now. Whatever is ahead, we’re being given a reprieve to take stock, adjust, and put the plan best-suited to our needs in motion. And it’s coming fast and furious.