For the week of  12 September 2016

The lore, the gift, and the confidence.

Raidho is the half-month rune through 13 September, at which point Kenaz becomes the focus.  Fehu is the intuitive stave, and Ehwaz indicates the planet’s needs. Read right to left is Raidho above, Kenaz below, then Fehu, followed by Ehwaz.

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.

Since mid-August, we’ve examined travel–literal and metaphoric–and come into greater clarity on how we tell our story with Raidho. In fact, by now, we know how to tell it, and we have a pretty good idea of how the story’s wrapping up. Following it is Kenaz, the rune of kenning, or a poetic way of speaking, such that referring to the metaphor of something evokes a deeper reaction than merely referring to the thing, itself. I go so far as to say that kenning induces theta brain state, or shamanic ecstasy.

This is cooling
Faster than I can

Tori Amos, musician/singer, is a master of kenning. Every lyric she’s ever written is between worlds, in that you listen to her music and words, and as your mind sifts through the dynamic she addresses, your senses simultaneously processes the metaphor. The act of listening to her, listening through the music evokes trance, because of the way she employs kenning.


Kenaz is that which must be expressed. It’s burning passion that comes from our deepest fusion of creativity and practical knowledge, none of which will abate until it’s released upon the world. Given that, Kenaz indicThe Runic Calendar - by S. Kelley Harrell, Soul Intent Artsates self-derived inspiration, the AHA! moment born of long-sought clarity.

Fehu as the rune indicating the life force most available to humanity only reiterates the need to leap, now. It’s a good time to extend self and put creative energy to work for successful outcome. Whatever is coming forward, it’s productive, supportive, and prolific. Get behind it, do the dirty work of tending it, and let it fly free. Also, because Fehu is about how we create ourselves, it speaks to ongoing duty–that which is expected of us if we wish to sustain our assets.

Ehwaz blesses this whole picture. Speaking with the voice of the planet, it tells us to go deeper. The rune of the shamanic journey, this ‘horse’ rune encourages us to delve into our depths as Odin did upon Sleipnir’s back, and venture into the etheric ties to what’s going on in life and engage them. Again, we have the message of personal and collective reinforced, as when we look to the animistic connections of our private affairs to the greater web of life, we can make better choices in how we go forward to impact life for us all.

Read the full runecast.

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