For the week of 9 April 2017

Getting there with boundaries.

Ehwaz is the half-month stave through 14 April. Algiz is the intuitive stave, and Nauthiz indicates the planet’s message to us. Read right to left is Ehwaz, Algiz, then Nauthiz.

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.

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

Ehwaz still accompanies us on this journey deeper into our processing experience. Whatever the larger arc that’s playing out, its focus is on making sure we go all the way. I frequently discuss in the Life Betwixt series that incomplete initiation = PTSD, or soul loss, in shamanic vernacular. Initiation truly can’t be done half-way, and that’s what big life dynamics like the one that’s been playing out over the last quarter is.

Now’s the time to have the wind at our backs in this closure process. Take it. Call in whatever forces are needed to learn what’s needed for closure. Call in the spirit of closure, itself. Learn what’s needed to put this to bed, and get the nightlight ready.

Algiz encourages us to have boundaries as we do so. Speaking as the rune for how we make the best use of the half-month stave, Algiz comes as a word of caution. No threat is on the horizon, just a gentle reminder of personal power and the need to evoke it. Most of us agree that we have personal power; however, we don’t actually engage it. In order for it to meet us where we are, when we need it, we have to have cultivated a relationship with it, prior, which really means over time and with discipline. A mouthful, I know, but it has to be said.

If that wasn’t enough of a convincer, Nature, through the voice of Nauthiz, orders us to stand on our boundaries this week. Sometimes we confuse having boundaries with hesitation and avoidance. Remember that Nature neither hesitates nor avoids. It expends or it gathers, based on what’s needed. This week, that’s for us to decide, though either way, we have to take a stand on it.

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Originally published on Soul Intent Arts.