For the week of 7 May 2016
In which we are All Things.
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.
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Over the last few weeks, the runes have mapped the rocky terrain of personal change. Laguz continues to facilitate us through those jagged edges and into a space that we can better be carried by resources available to us. The repetition of Gebo last week and this week brings a new take on an otherwise awkwardly placed Nauthiz.
Entering this second week with Laguz, bring the focus back to what feels right in life and what doesn’t. Should autopilot drift in, turn it off, and re-engage. Begin again. The thing is, we know what feels right and what doesn’t. The deeper challenge is to stay in that awareness. It’s much easier to just shrug it all off and not notice, because once noticed discomfort must be dealt with. Laguz in its natural seasonal placement is here to help do just that. Make wise use of it this week.
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Nauthiz in the position of the planet’s needs displays tension. If there’s one thing I wish to convey through my work with our transitioning planet right now, it’s that if Mama’s restless, everyone’s restless. And best I can tell, everyone I’ve come into contact with for several months has been upheaved.
From the standpoint of the planet, this means that what’s required at this time may be what’s hardest to give, and we’re being asked to make a sacrifice. The rune in the position of energy most available to humans this week is Gebo, which means partnership, or gift. What’s significant about this stave is that exchange, as is implied by partnership, implies sacrifice. It means that we must give if we are to thrive–a gesture of seeming opposites. In Old Norse culture this rune is associated with two expressions: “A gift given freely,” and “A gift for a gift.”
This week we are being asked to remember to connect with flow, and by coming into clarity of our own needs, we become more able to help others meet theirs.
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