The Weekly Rune – Mannaz Reversed
For the week of 1 August 2016
Change the mind, 2.0
I know. I did a double-tale, too. Needless to say, this repetition is unprecedented in The Weekly Rune.
Thurisaz is the half-month rune through 14 August. Mannaz reversed is the intuitive stave, and Eihwaz is the stave indicating the planet’s needs. Read right to left is Thurisaz, Mannaz reversed, followed by Eihwaz.
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.
For three weeks, Mannaz has presented, emphasizing the mind. For the last two weeks, it’s been reversed, indicating limitations at the mental and community level. With twenty-four runes in the Elder Futhark and all the patterns we can find in them, the likelihood of drawing the same ones back-to-back is small. The emphasis on change and self-reliance remains critical this week; however, the way they manifest is more fierce.
With this stave we are reminded that we don’t have total control over how our carefully placed dominoes will fall. This stave’s life force is marked by it bringing controllable change, suggesting that on some level we’re not at all surprised by intrusion. Some see the strike of Thor’s hammer as the unexpected force that knocks the dominoes down, while others see it as the reminder amidst the fallout that we can still have a say in how we recover.
Maybe it’s both.
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This first step into Thurisaz this year, remember to stay flexible. Whatever heart’s desire is on the horizon, give it multiple avenues to succeed. Plan to change course, without knowing what the fallback course will be. This stave doesn’t spell disaster and ruin. It portends holding dynamics gently, and the willingness to redirect them as needed. Think organically and act, react openly.
Mannaz reversed reinforces that no white knight is riding in this week. The lack of a savior didn’t mean failure. Our solutions will be self-originated, self-implemented, and self-supported. Ingenuity and creativity must prevail. Likewise, our ability to discern the resources that are available falls to us, as well. It isn’t that they aren’t there, we just have to remember that they are, and to call on them. Keen mindfulness is called for at this time.
Eihwaz supports the change flow. Again, the planet reminds us that we are capable of transmuting shifting circumstances into a solid foundation to support a new version of ourselves. Let it happen. However called upon to be flexible this week, know it’s Nature’s way. Nothing is lost as long as we can roll with it.
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