For the week of 21 May 2017

Full on to Plan B, with careful resource management.

Ingwaz is the half-month stave through 29 May. Tiwaz reversed is the intuitive stave, and Fehu reversed indicates Nature’s message to us. Read right to left is Ingwaz, Tiwaz reversed, then Fehu reversed.

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 (also a blind draw) indicates the state and needs of the planet.

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The Runic Calendar - May - by S. Kelley Harrell, Soul Intent ArtsFull-on into closing the initiation of Ingwaz, yes? Indeed, last week shed light on any unfinished business in the realm of life dynamics that don’t support newly birthed consciousness. In other words, all the hard work done through the Tiwaz trials at the close of winter are requiring that new, refined needs be met. This demand likely means that current life dynamics must change, and that’s pretty uncomfortable.

 

Tiwaz reversed gives interesting commentary on this closure. Traditionally, it hints that we’re holding back some component of seeing things how they really are, letting go, and going with the new flow. Ditch Plan A. It will not work. Plan B will work. Tiwaz reversed is the flashing light that indicates we have clearance to move forward in the new way. Take time this week to heal anything remaining from the upheaval of the last quarter. My recent post, Triggers in the Shamanic Narrative, may help with that. Beyond that healing, explore what skills are needed to stay grounded in meeting new needs, and align self with the resources to gain them.

Of course, Fehu reversed isn’t going to make that easy. Upright, it means the resources we need are available to us. Reversed, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re not available. Rather, it can mean they are, though we’re not recognizing them or making the best use of them that we could.

This week there are legitimately challenging hindrances to our closure, though they are very much under our control. Instead of thinking it’s all in the head or a state that will eventually pass, bore into the core of the hold up, and bless it. Give it the best possible support. Thank it for its teachings, and then raise it to the wind.

As ever, thank you for being you. Thank you for what you bring to the planet. We need exactly that, and no less.

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Originally published on Soul Intent Arts.