For the week of 7 May 2017

Hitting pay dirt, the sacred way.

Laguz is the half-month stave through 14 May. Sowilo (Sowilu) is the intuitive stave, and Fehu indicates Nature’s message to us. Read right to left is Laguz, Sowilo, then Fehu.

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 ArtsTuck in, as for those of you receiving the full runecast, this one’s pretty detailed. There’s a lot happening in the repetition in the casts between last week and this week.

Last week  Laguz set us up for a dramatic change, pretty much right as it hit the ground running. Perhaps the timing of the Taurus New Moon and Beltane/Walpurgisnacht set us up for speed quickening. It’s tricky to know the nature of water, which is never more evident than with Laguz. In general, it portends a time when flow is going well, we’re in sync with the elements around us, they support us, and we’re moving along with whatever the current plan is.

The nuance of this stave is that no aspect of it can be controlled. Water is as water does, and at best, we’re along for the ride. Fighting it can prove at least futile, and at most fatal. Completely surrendering to it can be the same. Where is the medium with flow?




Again in the position of telling us how we can best make use of Laguz, Sowilo demands that we remember our own divinity. With this repetition, it is not asking politely. In order to really go with the flow and be an active participant in manifesting our wyrd, we must manage the ego trappings that keep us from realizing our power. It is utterly possible to stand in our personal truth, live it every day, and still be a humble, grounded, compassionate being. It’s not just possible–it’s our job.

The part of Sowilo that brings humility is its function of paying it forward. By seeing the divine that shines from behind the sun into life, in ourselves, we can embody it such that we shine on others.


We need you. Be you now.

As if that repetition wasn’t interesting enough, the message from Nature comes this week from Fehu. For savvy runesters, we know that Fehu precedes Uruz in the traditional ordering of the Elder Futhark. Where Uruz is that formula of embodiment to create, Fehu in this cast is the wealth it takes to do so from a well place.

Meaning “wealth,” we often attribute it to meaning “money.” Yes, it does; however, more than mere money, it means the presence of what we need to create and sustain the energy exchange that keeps us alive, metaphorically and literally.

Regarding the casts of the last two weeks, the order is relevant. Arriving at Fehu as Nature’s memo after the frenzied delivery of Uruz, we are heavily encouraged to create ourselves, and find faith that it will meet us. We don’t get to choose how (or do we?), though we do get to choose the faith and satisfaction that comes with just doing so. In fact, that’s exactly what we’re guaranteed.

Nature doesn’t hold back its true self, ever. No component of it is insecure, indecisive, complacent.

It’s time for us to find and be the part of ourselves that isn’t, either.

I’ll say it until I drop–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.