For the week of  18 September 2016

The power to say no.

Kenaz is the half-month rune through 28 September.  Ansuz is the intuitive stave, and Nauthiz indicates the planet’s needs. Read right to left is Kenaz, then Ansuz, followed by Nauthiz.

The half-month rune is set by the runic calendar, and governs for a tad over two weeks. 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. The planetary stave indicates the state of the planet.

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.

Last week Kenaz debuted as the half-month rune, and we talked in-depth about its emphasis on fire, passion, and things that come to a boil (pun).  By this week, whatever skulked at the periphery of awareness has popped into clear view, and of course that means can now be acted upon.


Having moved past feeling the burn, some comfort can be taking in the supporting runes, this week. Ansuz in the place of life force most available to humanity gives clear expression to that passion. Having just been the half-month rune a few weeks ago, we know that Ansuz encourages us to speak our truth. It brings the perfect fusion of breath, spellsinging, and soothsaying to dispelling whatever masochistic crazy Kenaz may have dredged up on its way to manifestation.

All of this seems like the perfect momentum for action, and it is. The outburst of passion (Kenaz) with soothsaying (Ansuz) is certainly building to something. This week the planetary rune is asserting boundaries through Nauthiz, “not this,” and that boundary is a firmly spoken, “No.” Restraint is the word often associated with this state of being, with this rune. As it frames with the other staves, it’s message is a heartily empowered, “No.”

Whatever poetry comes up this week, sit on it for a while. Let it whisper only to you, even if everything around you wants to know your magick.


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Originally published on Soul Intent Arts.