For the week of 14 August 2016
Plan your hold music accordingly.
Ansuz is the half-month rune through 29 August. Nauthiz reversed is the intuitive stave, and Jera is the stave indicating the planet’s needs. Read right to left is Ansuz, Nauthiz, then Jera.
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.
Often called Odin’s rune, Ansuz is the fourth rune in the first aett. In the native order of the Elder Futhark, it’s the first point that we move away from giant energy and step into something far more risqué.
Ansuz brings a radical change from the giant s. Having moved through the base laws of Nature, we arrive at the point that divinity happens—hence its association with Odin, or more specifically the breath of Odin. Seen as the god of gods, what Odin said happened. Literally, as in many cultural creation stories, in the Old Norse tradition, Odin’s spellsong brought what we know as reality into being. Word is power, and coming into the knowledge that we embody that same power makes it incredibly provocative.
Such is the message of Ansuz, and of this season. For the next couple of weeks, be careful what you wish for. This is the native time of words’ empowerment. As it corresponds with early harvest, it sets our expectations for what comes as the weather cools.
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Luckily the rune to shepherd us in how to say what we mean is Nauthiz. The stave of focus this week, Nauthiz tells us to have patience, and pay close attention to the moment. It speaks of delays and things not moving forward as intended, though consider that stillness is for good reason. Plan your hold music accordingly.
Jera portends good results of this focus and patience. The words of the planet to our ears this week encourage us to take the time to realize that results out are the effort put in. It’s not magick. Also, remember the process. So often when we manifest something long worked-for, in our excitement (and astonishment) of that fact, we forget all that we did to bring it into being.
In keeping with Jera’s accounting nature, take notes over the next week on thoughts, meditations, actions, phone calls, leg work, prayers, blessings, solitude, etc. Write down that formula, and hold onto it. Things may not go as quickly or predictably as desired, though they will go. Be present for the process. Participate. Allow.
Read the full runecast.