For the week of  19 June 2016

Life after initiation, this week.

Four Weekly Runecasts for $5, Soul Intent ArtsDagaz is the half-month rune through 29 June. Othala is the intuitive stave, and Hagalaz is the stave indicating the planet’s needs. Read right to left is Dagaz, Othala, then Hagalaz.

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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Last week’s runecast landed hard and likely scattered heavy debris that we will still be sorting out this week. The Summer Solstice coupled with Saturn retrograde intensifies this natural time of initiation. Particularly in conjunction with Hagalaz, we’ve got some serious personal empowerment on the horizon.

Last week we discussed the intensity of Dagaz and Summer Solstice as opening a sacred portal of initiation. For those on EST time, that portal opens at 6:34pm, today. Our friends in the southern hemisphere honor Winter Solstice, today.

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Whatever has held your attention and distracted from mundane tasks of late will have reached critical mass by Solstice. However, it’s the perfect time to bring closure to the waves it created. Dagaz, Summer Solstice, is a natural time of initiation. Left unattended, its stress only grows. Use the reprieve of light and shadow inherent in this solstice to zip up the issues and to heal the wounds of the last week.

We tend to emphasize the light of Summer Solstice, yet the light is only defined by its shadow. Take this time to honor all of self. Give all of self voice, as well as compassion, particularly for the things we likely don’t want to hear.
To learn more about Dagaz and Summer Solstice, read the full runecast. Have it delivered to you first, four times a month, for as little as $5!

Othala as the rune indicating the life force available to humanity indicates that the ancestors are waiting. Perhaps in the suspended moments of solstice is where they can be found. It is right at this time to include them in the healing and closure, as well as envision self as strong, capable, and willing to go forward. Ultimately, Othala reminds us that we aren’t alone, whether looking back at lineage or forward at legacy. It also fosters in us the drive for direct relationship, active participation in the world around us.

Symbolizing the planet’s needs is Hagalaz. This rune demonstrates controlled crisis, over which we will triumph. That’s nice to know, though crisis is still crisis. We grow through it only when we realize our strength and value our skills. Regarding the planet, we all have much to learn in honoring what she brings, and the crises we face in her unrest. Ecopsychology teaches that what dynamics play out in Nature play out, also, in us. It is our responsibility to observe and provide for the needs of Nature. It’s the only way she can provide for ours.

Therein lies the crisis. Our actions impact her, who sustains us.

Therein lies the control.

Read the full runecast.