For the week of 13 November 2016

In which we’re in it.

Hagalaz is the half-month rune through 13 November, at which point Nauthiz moves to the fore. Berkano (Berkano) is the intuitive stave, and Laguz reversed (I know it looks like Eihwaz; it’s just a shadow) indicates the planet’s needs. Read right to left is Nauthiz, then Berkano, followed by Laguz 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.

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.

Hagalaz began the Dead Time,  in which we are now firmly entrenched. The energy has shifted from any tingly thinning of the veil to full-on life in the shadows. The tugs we feel personally and collectively to both crawl under the covers and stay there and to charge the king’s gate are real.

As do all the winter runes, Nauthiz calls our attention to betwixt states. As it is the middle rune of the chilly trio, it represents a bound position, and the tension that comes with it. Indeed, it’s the latter that we most identify with. Often referred to as the “not this” rune, Nauthiz presents a dynamic in which what is needed is what is resisted.

novemberLuckily we have Berkano on hand to apply any salve needed in the aftermath of the fire. The most healing and soothing stave in the Elder Futhark, Berkano is the rune of midwifing. It is the gold star that says “dues paid,” and offers a brief reprieve from work. Such is the life force most available to us this week, as we grapple with Nauthiz. Allow the time to process what’s transpired, without looking forward. Just sit with the work that’s been done, and honor it.

Laguz reversed suggests that what’s happening in our lives currently isn’t with the flow of natural order. As we know, nature is self-correcting, no matter what  stymies the process or forces a new way of doing things. That’s what we need to keep in mind, right now. Whatever seems to be interfering with right flow, there is a way to move forward. There is a way to re-sync with natural flow and stay abreast with it.

The memo for this week is to meet deep personal needs head-on, so that we’re not collectively paying for that lack, down the road.

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Originally published on Soul Intent Arts.