For the week of 16 October 2016

Sweet healing revelations, ahead.

Wunjo is the half-month rune through 28 October. Ehwaz reversed is the intuitive stave, and Uruz reversed indicates the planet’s needs. Read right to left is Wunjo, then Ehwaz, followed by Uruz reversed.

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.

Transitioning from Gebo to Wunjo brings a relatively peaceful time. These staves wind down the first ætt, which means a brief reprieve. The completion of the first ætt on the seasonal wheel brings a time of realizing hard work that’s been put in, new-found respect for how challenging being a spirit in form is, and finding the joy in that challenging process.

The Runic Calendar - October - by S. Kelley Harrell, Soul Intent Arts

There’s this idea that Wunjo is offered up for free, or there to be taken. The thing about joy is it’s not a given. Some people have the perspective that it’s abundantly floating around in the Multiverse, or that it’s a reward. The placement of Wunjo in the traditional ordering of the Elder Futhark points to joy being realized. Sure, it’s out there at any given time, but we must be in the state of being, head, and heart to see it for what it is, allow ourselves to experience it, and stand solid in that moment. Looking at it that was, joy is a far more personal and subjective thing.

While joy may be one of the more fleeting states of being, allowing it can have profound effects. Allow it this week, in whatever simplicity it comes. Joy is the portal to the message of Ehwaz.

Ehwaz takes this experience of joy to powerful revelation, hinting that our ability to sit in blissful simplicity will give way to deeper reserves. The stave of the horse, it represents the shamanic journey, or ability to investigate matters in an animistic vein. Remember that All Things are souls. As such, they can be engaged, communicated with, thus, transmuted at deep levels.

We often think that in order to reach that font of self, we must dig, labor, toil. The thing is, we have, and we will continue to. That’s life. What’s being offered through sweet joy is a reprieve, to explore those depths without labor.

It’s a rare thing.

Do it.

Uruz reversed expresses a lack of self-confidence in this process. The rune of the planet’s voice, it lovingly urges us to find our value, and back it up with that joyful respite. Trees don’t question whether they should stretch to the sun. They realize that warmth and nurture for what it is and set everything in them to grow into it. As a rune of divine feminine life force, this stave encourages us to claim our natural tendencies in Nature, to bend toward what gives us what we need, and to enjoy every second of it.

Read the full runecast.

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Originally published on Soul Intent Arts.