For the week of 10 April 2016
Surrendering to process is the focus this week.
Ehwaz is the half-month rune through 14 April, at which point Mannaz is the focus. Laguz reversed is the stave indicating the planet’s needs, and Eihwaz is the intuitive stave. Read right to left is Ehwaz above, Mannaz below, followed by Laguz reversed, then Eihwaz. The half-month rune is set by the runic calendar, and governs for a tad over two weeks. The planetary stave indicates the state of the planet. 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.
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.
My new year-long Intensive Reclaiming the Runes – Putting the ‘Elder’ Back in Futhark will be available 1 May. Stay tuned for sneak peek discounts! This Intensive is focused on teaching the story of the runes in as full an Old Norse context as possible, and instructing on how to work with them as a personal tool for growth, and a facilitator of gaining insight for others.
We spent several weeks engaged with Tiwaz, and how Eihwaz has dug in for the last few casts.
A rune of deep transformation, this week we experience Ehwaz’s shift from rooting into the etheric to see the fuller picture of a dynamic, to rising from those depths to put it all into action. Regardless of how sore or tired, this isn’t the time to slow down. Find a keen balance between sustaining self and moving forward. Putting what has been learned into action, making it habit, is of the essence.
To that end, Mannaz brings community that can support doing just that. The rune of gathered people, it signifies the need for new community. The need for tribe right now will not be sated by existing social structures. New habits must be practiced consistently and regularly, else they are lost. Now is that tender time of anchoring change as the new way. This does not have to be and should not be done alone.
We don’t heal in isolation, but in community .
To learn more about initiation and Ehwaz transitioning to Mannaz, read the full runecast.
Laguz reversed as the voice of the planet speaks of flow out of bounds. One of the most reliable things about water is what contains it. For this time, the shores we usually rely on are shifting. Not only is the water turbulent, but what usually holds it in check is upheaved, as well.
From an emotional standpoint, consider that the planet is expressing rollicking mood shifts at this time. We are the ones who give them voice, who must give them voice, so that their swells can berelieved.