For the week of 15 January 2017

In which push doesn’t have to come to shove.

Perthro is the half-month stave through 28 January. Isa is the intuitive stave, and Thurisaz reversed indicates the planet’s needs. Read right to left is Perthro, then Isa, followed by Thurisaz reversed.
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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Perthro is often misunderstood as “luck,” though it is perhaps better described as “chance.” To assume it is only luck implies that all possiblity is up to the wind–anything can happen. However, with this stave, that’s not the whole story.


Perthro as dominoes, Wiki Commons Image, Intentional Insights, Soul Intent ArtsThere are a few good analogies for Perthro, though I like my domino one best. Ideally, by the time we work the process leading to half-month rune of Perthro, we’ve set the dominoes up. We know what condition the dominoes are in, we know how many we used, we know what basic pattern they should form and what characteristics they should express as we tip them to fall.

The nature of Perthro, though, is we have no idea how they will really fall. So with this stave comes with a certain amount of confidence that we have covered the elements under our control, and have only to let the örlög of the situation play out.

The Runic Calendar - January - by S. Kelley Harrell, Soul Intent ArtsSo, where’s this week headed?

Isa isn’t going to let us progress further until were very clear on our process with Perthro. Isa carries a ‘ring not pass’ dynamic, in which we won’t move beyond the current vantage point until we’ve gotten what we can from it. Such is the wisdom offered to humanity at this time. Don’t rush through the manifestation process that’s unfolding. Let it guide, yet stay attentive to points along the way that need attention.

Thurisaz reversed comes to reinforce that hesitation. Thurisaz upright is concerned with unconscious urges that motivate change. Where Hagalaz is external upheaval that initiates change, Thurisaz is internal. It’s no less explosive, however. If anything, it’s often messier and tied into intimate life change.

Stay aware of streaks of self-righteousness and the instinct to lash out, this week. Indeed, as the voice of Nature, there is a place in natural prrogression for such action to occur. Maybe something useful comes of it. Maybe we can catch ourselves before we retaliate. There’s no projection of outcome with this stave, just a caution to be aware of our own power and wielding it in a way that supports our truth without devastating that of others.

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Originally published on Soul Intent Arts.