For the week of 5 June 2016
Reaping responsibly, this week.
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.
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The beginning of the year saw some adversity with the runes, particularly indicating a great deal of external change, then later internal adjustment. The sun’s movement into Othala urges us closer to Summer Solstice, and the need to know find the balance within and without.
Last week we discussed Othala ask a significant place marker of the present. While it presses us to reach back to our ancestors and have clarity on our lineage, it also demands that we get inheritance affairs in order, and consider what legacy we are leaving.
When we consider the timing of Othala, it begins our winding down process for Summer Solstice. While other runes are specific to accounting, Othala brings its own tone around inventory and organization. I think of this stave as very much bringing awareness to how we organize the home space at an etheric level. What I refer to as “home spirits” become significant in this work, particularly ancestors. Without them, the job of organizing the home becomes a much bigger task.
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Jera speaks of this as a time of harvest, which again fits with Othala as harbinger of the sun’s coming death. Interesting still, Jera is the native stave for Winter Solstice. That it comes at the shortening of days urges us to be aware of what we have. Overall, Jera is a positive rune. It can’t be reversed, and it represents the harvest. However, if you’re unhappy with your harvest, it could point to a need to revamp the strategy for the next six months.
Hagalaz as the stave indicating the planet’s need suggests a time of external transformation. Literally meaning “hail,” devastating elemental ice that melts into fertile growth, Hagalaz usually points to past events that come back to haunt us. The planet’s trajectory has largely been sped up by human intervention. Over the next week, consider how we can mine aspects of our past relationship to Earth, and how we relate to Her, now. What of our personal actions have set Her on the current course, and how can we make different choices, now?
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