For the week of  5 September 2016

The lore, the gift, and the confidence.

Raidho is the half-month rune through 28 September.  Gebo is the intuitive stave, and Kenaz reversed is the stave indicating the planet’s needs. Read right to left is Raidho, Gebo, then Kenaz 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.

In the last week, we’ve been examining travel–literal and metaphoric–how we tell our story with Raidho. Whatever the trip has thrown at us, we’ve internalized that we can’t be thrown off-path. We take what comes in stride, though not necessarily elegantly, and we keep moving down the road.

The nuance to that progression is finding comfort in the tension between the experience we have and what of it we share; between what is our fate and what is our choice. Many of the later runes in the Elder Futhark bring up concerns around orlog and wyrd, natural law and how we deal with it. In the proper ordering of the Futhark, Raidho brings the first point that we realize we have choice and also a deep connection to the Web, All Things, or perhaps a Grand Plan.

Gebo brings certain company to this journey. Last week we entered Mercury retrograde, which gives many a jolt in the munged communications department. Gebo suggests partnership, not just the gift of it or the opportunity for it, but a need for it. In other words, the companionship being offered at this time isn’t an option. Take it. Go into it with eyes on learning, ears on listening, and hearts on growing. Be open to support that comes along, even if its message is garbled. There’s a reason to see through the fog and persist on to the meaning of what’s being offered.

Kenaz reversed, as the rune of the planet’s need, suggests that fog may be more internal than external. This reversal appeared last month, also, and brought a similar message of not overlooking some valuable insight. From Earth’s perspective, Nature doesn’t obscure its wisdom from itself or anyone else. Doing so is purely a human insecurity. Nature doesn’t hold back, and at this time, neither should we. Whatever limitation we perceive, it’s exactly that: just a perception.

Read the full runecast.

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