For the week of 6 March 2016

A call to action, again, this week.

As I sat with the runes to create this week’s cast, I was led to do it a different way. A soul missive about the state of Midgard that came to me a few weeks ago has been gnawing at me to speak differently about how we engage our relationship with the planet, and incorporating this stave for the Earth seems useful. This week’s cast includes three staves: the half-month stave, a stave reflecting what the planet needs, and a stave reflecting what humanity needs to keep in mind with these energies, going into this week. I don’t if I will continue casting this way; let’s see how it goes.

Monthly personal runecasts on Patreon by Kelley HarrellTiwaz is the half-month rune through 14 March. Algiz reversed is the stave indicating the planet’s needs, and Raidho  reversed is the intuitive stave. Read right to left is Tiwaz, followed by Algiz reversed, then Raido reversed. The half-month rune is set by the traditionally accepted runic calendar, and governs for a tad over two weeks. The planetary stave indicates the state of the planet. The intuitive stave brings the focus of the half-month rune into sharper focus for the present week. It suggests how we can handle these energies.

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.

My new year-long Intensive Reclaiming the Runes – Putting the ‘Elder’ Back in Futhark will be available 1 May. Stay tuned for sneak peek discounts! This Intensive is focused on teaching the story  of the runes in as full an Old Norse context as possible, and instructing on how to work with them as a personal tool for growth, and a facilitator of gaining insight for others.

Tiwaz has brought a sense of calm amidst the storm over the last week. Despite its traditional overtones of battle and hard-won victory, we’ve managed to find that second wind and relief in knowing eventually the tension will pass. Tiwaz begins the third aett, which in itself points to an upswing in life force, an optimistic perspective, and the energy to follow through. To learn more about the impact of ending one aett and beginning another, read the full runecast.

Reclaiming the Runes

Starting 1 May!!

My sense is that over the last week with Tiwaz, we’ve seen what’s not working, and have started changing focus. We’re past the emotional hump of grieving the loss of heart’s desire, and see clearly what lies ahead. We even have a new direction in mind. This week our challenge is to get the momentum to head that way.
From a planetary standpoint, things are interesting. Algiz reversed suggests not feeling comfortable in home space, feeling vulnerable. When we feel vulnerable, we feel without sanctuary, which we may well be. A planet feeling without sanctuary is nothing any of its inhabitants should take lightly.
What’s the saying, “If Mama’s not happy, nobody’s happy?”
Apparently Midgard isn’t feeling so happy. This week, consider how we (you) make our planet feel at home. What does that consideration even mean, at a personal level? When is the last time we thought about the comfort of Mother Earth? What can we do about it, right now?
Raidho reversed is what we’re up against, in terms of being able to do the things we need to get motivated to initiate Plan B and to help Midgard situate herself comfortably in her own skin. Raidho is about how we tell our story. It’s how we describe our journey from here ———-to———–there. Reversed, it really doesn’t care what actually happened on the trip, it’s how it imprinted us. It’s how we carry the experience forward.
Expect to be contemplative this week, in ways that force us to be mindful of our journey, yet cull the meaning of why we’re on it. This hyper-present perspective is likely the challenge that jump starts us with the new avenue offered by Tiwaz.
Read the full runecast.