For the week of  9 October 2016

Self is tribe is self.

Gebo is the half-month rune through 13 October.  Kenaz reversed is the intuitive stave, and Sowilo (Sowilu) indicates the planet’s needs. Read right to left is Gebo, then Kenaz reversed, followed by Sowilo.

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.

Having crested its peak station as half-month rune, over the last couple of weeks Gebo has helped us ground into otherwise challenging times. It’s asked us to go deep into our sense of what we can give, what we should give, what we must accept, and how to sustain balance through it all. Despite how supportive that all sounds, balance is particularly difficult to achieve in challenging times. The ultimate memo through this week is that we are supported. Our task is to cull through challenge and learn what we can support.

The Runic Calendar - October - by S. Kelley Harrell, Soul Intent Arts

Similarly to last week’s reversal with Raidho, Kenaz reversed hints that the surface isn’t as it seems. The nuance here is that we’re likely obsessing over something that’s right in front of us, though we can’t see the forest for the trees.

Sowilu brings certain reminder that we are all divine. More specifically, it tells we are each divine. From the wisdom of the planet, this memo links us inextricably into what is needed and those who bring what satisfies the need. The recursive pay-it-forward aspect of this stave calls us to recognize our personal gifts, and to know we are part of a greater whole.

We are being called upon  to hold the balance, this week. A big part of the conflict around that is internal (Kenaz), and our ability to soothe it comes with realizing that when we get out of our own way, we become freer to stand in community (Sowilo). Exchange remains the act; connection, the method.

Read the full runecast.

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Originally published on Soul Intent Arts.