For the week of 22 January 2017
In which diving deep becomes easier.
Perthro is the half-month stave through 28 January. Ehwaz is the intuitive stave, and Gebo indicates the planet’s needs. Read right to left is Perthro, then Ehwaz, followed by Gebo.
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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Last week I wrote at length about Perthro as the stave of “chance,” and how it’s somewhat the culmination of our actions, our ancestors’ actions, and many other forces of Nature we know, and those we know nothing of. The point is, when Perthro comes up we can bet it’s a done deal. We’ve set up the dominoes per our wyrd, and how they fall is örlög in motion. The next part of it is to get out of the way and let the work carry itself, which doesn’t mean collapse in a heap of exhaustion or move on to the next focus. It means that the job now is to sustain the momentum without projecting into it.
That’s the hardest part.
Ehwaz gives great pointers around how to handle that. The rune of the shamanic journey, it encourages us to call in the spirit of what we’re creating–all of it. The inspiration, the process, where it’s going, etc., and engage it. Ask what it needs. State what’s needed. Keep the dialogue going. Don’t just show up; breathe life into it, every day.
Gebo hints that trusting that process brings partnership in some way. What’s telling is this is the message from the planet to us. If we walk that process, devote ourselves to it completely yet hold it loosely enough for it to make its own way, that’s the highest work we can do. It’s perhaps also the hardest, though what other option is there?
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Originally published on Soul Intent Arts.