For the week of 20 November 2016

In which we’re alone, together.

Nauthiz is the half-month rune through 28 November, at which point moves to the fore. Eihwaz is the intuitive stave, and Berkano (Berkana) indicates the planet’s needs. Read right to left is Nauthiz, then Eihwaz, followed by Berkano.

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.

Last week,  Nauthiz found us firmly entrenched in the Dead Time. The “not this” stave posits us in a betwixt state, specifically in that what we most need is what we most resist. If there’s a charm to Nauthiz, it’s that we become so uncomfortable in its presence that we accept the change. We accept the need. We fulfill what it needs. We struggle until we’ve exhausted anything but right direction. I know it’s not much comfort, but there’s that.

If being dragged into despair flips the necessary switch, so be it. If it can be flipped without that, write a book. We’d all read it.

novemberNow, don’t freak out when I say this, but Eihwaz can help with that. Again, I say “can,” because it’s a choice. Eihwaz is the 13th rune in the Elder Futhark, and it portends a death, of sorts. That’s the freak out part. However, with the heaviness and tension in the air at this time, Eihwaz is a relief. It’s a signpost of required change. We forget that death is the ultimate healer. It is the turning point that signifies assured change. "We don't heal in isolation, but in community." Kelley Harrell, Soul Intent ArtsWhat’s the change? Focused alignment with the High Self, for one. This is the stave of realizing personal power and running with it.

Berkano, or what the planet offers at this time, can be a somewhat solitary state, also. It brings a time of reflection after a goal met. That phase of sitting with accomplishment and really beholding what has transpired–do it. Remember that Nature gets the job done, then it assesses the environment and elements. It pauses to check the weather, then gets to work with what can be done under those circumstances. Such is the reprieve that Berkano offers. Dues are paid.

With this week’s runes, we don’t have to understand each other. We don’t have to know each others’ demons, needs, battles, or victories. We just have to each do our part of the work, and give it to the world.

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Originally published on Soul Intent Arts.