For the week of 26 June 2016
Valuing the tribe’s needs…
Dagaz is the half-month rune through 29 June, at which point Fehu moves to the fore. Othala remains the intuitive stave, and Raidho is the stave indicating the planet’s needs. Read right to left is Dagaz above, Othala below, followed by Othala, then Raidho.
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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Our time with Dagaz and the Summer Solstice was pretty intense, which is an understatement. However it’s manifest, the need for significant sacrifice and clarity on what reward could come of it was made evident over the last couple of weeks. Moving from the spotlight of Dagaz to the grounded care of Fehu for the half-month brings closure and support to what has been a transformational time. Most certainly, shifting from Dagaz to Fehu redirects the focus to more everyday needs and tasks.
As we move from the intensity of Dagaz into the earthy groundedness of Fehu, consider how we create ourselves. Examine how we use our resources to enable life as we know it, and create the possibility to change it.
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Curious that Othala is the rune of the human plight to weeks in a row, though more so that it intuitively situated itself alongside Fehu and Dagaz, futhark order be damned. This nudge to consider how ancestral healing factors into a radical personal shift and prospering true self henceforth is anything but subtle.
Othala always appears when the ancestral line needs attention. Whether it’s healing given in the rearview to needy ancestors or blessings carried forward for future seekers, the emphasis is to realize how important the present is. Choices made now need to include the tribe. There remains a need to heal reluctant ancestors and bring the ones who stayed behind to guide into daily ceremony. It’s time to become an elder and represent the family line in the way it currently demands.
It feels right that Raidho speaks for the planet, by reminding us to pay attention to how we tell our story. A rune of motion, through it Midgard challenges us to get up and get moving, travel and gain experience. Put newly gained wisdom to the test, and offer it to those who need it. How we share ourselves with the world determines what it shares with us.
Raidho suggests that to tell our real tale, we have to get out in the world and listen. To really tend that wealth, to represent for the tribe, we have to make something happen. There must be movement, engagement.
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