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.
Tiwaz 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.
What’s the saying, “If Mama’s not happy, nobody’s happy?”