For the week of 11 June 2017
Transitions, tough messages, and the saviour in the mirror.
Othala is the half-month stave through 14 June, at which point Dagaz steps in. Raidho reversed is the intuitive stave, and Eihwaz indicates Nature’s message to us. Read right to left is Othala above, Dagaz below, Raidho reversed, then Eihwaz.
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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 (also a blind draw) indicates the state and needs of the planet.
As I noted previously, we’ve approached the spoke of the wheel (of the year) that diverges from the traditional Elder Futhark ordering. The commonly accepted order is Ingwaz -> Dagaz – > Othala. However, with the runic calendar, the order becomes Ingwaz -> Othala -> Dagaz. There are several good arguments in general, for re-ordering the Futhark. Specifically regarding the runic calendar that I follow, the determination to follow this widely accepted alt-order was based on ancient observations of solar cycles that posited Summer Solstice as the end and beginning of a “year.”
Keep in mind that this year, Summer Solstice falls on Wednesday 21 June at 12:24 am EST. If you’re interested in receiving the sabbat runecast, check out the options to do so on Patreon. This cast specifies the runes on the horizon for the half-month and hour of the sabbat, and gives insight into how to make the best use of the energy available to us at that time.
Othala has prepared us for honoring this year at Solstice. By encouraging us to round out any needed healing and extend that wellbeing through the ancestral lines, we have been brought full-circle to close this year with Dagaz. If help is needed with this part of this year’s initiation, let’s talk about it. Leaving it unchecked will only exacerbate any distress.
Meaning “day,” this stave brings to mind a sort of micro accounting. With this stave we are challenged to clarify what brings meaning to our day. What does, we keep. We encourage more of it. What doesn’t, we ditch and move on down the road.
Raidho reversed suggests we need to pay very close attention to how we tell our stories, right now. My instinct is to say that this caution pertains mostly to not shaping the story to what we want it to be, but to truly honor it as it was–warts and all. Ultimately it doesn’t matter what the story really was. Rather, it’s how it affected us. That’s what we carry, forever, so make sure it’s accurate to who we are and where we’re going. If it isn’t, it may be time for a come-to-Odin moment, or whatever force sets us straight. Again, if there’s any hesitation around this, let’s talk.
Expect introspection this week, of the moving and evolving variety.
Nature suggests we walk right to this end-of-year change, with Eihwaz. There can be no lulls in momentum at this time. Stay the course, and trust instinct, intuition to turn the corner as effectively as possible. With this stave there is no saviour, or at least not one that isn’t already in the mirror.
Thank you for what you bring to the planet. Keep bringing it, and if you need a cheerleader, let me know!
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Originally published on Soul Intent Arts.