For the week of  2 October 2016

Realizing roots.

Gebo is the half-month rune through 13 October.  Raidho reversed is the intuitive stave, and Uruz indicates the planet’s needs. Read right to left is Gebo, then Raidho reversed, followed by Uruz.

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.

Despite that it’s just now reaching its peak station as half-month rune, over the last month Gebo has flitted in and out in supportive placements. When I do personal readings for clients and it comes up, I tell them this is one of the staves everyone wants in their cast. It brings a general light tone, sense of partnership and balance, and it promotes exchange and elements of closure.

“Better ask for too little than offer too much,
like the gift should be the boon;
better not to send than to overspend.”
Hávamál, #144, Olive Bray translation

The Runic Calendar - October - by S. Kelley Harrell, Soul Intent ArtsAs we discusssed last week, “a gift for a gift” and “a gift freely given” are reiterated by Odin throughout the Hávamál. The emphasis of Gebo isn’t just a gift, but the exchange of gifts, balance, and the process around it. A caveat of Gebo that’s often lost is not  tooverextend self to start with. If we’re not poised to give in good faith, don’t. If it will deplete us to give, don’t. These details are very important right now, given the placement of the other staves.

Raidho reversed hints that things aren’t as they are presented. Ultimately when Raidho appears, it’s demanding that we pay more attention to where things are going in life, life force. We don’t have to be graceful about it, though we do have to be flexible. We must deal with it, whatever it is, and do something. Reversed, things may not progress as desired. It’s just an indicator to drop expectations, call in the elements, and re-route the GPS, as needed.

Runic art by S. Kelley Harrell on EtsyUruz is a wild thing. With this stave, the planet reminds us to go back to our roots, our wild, our feminine. Remember its associated with Audhumla, the feminine principle in Old Norse cosmology. What’s significant about Her is She created Herself. Now more than ever, we need to reconnect with the primal spirit of the planet. We need to make very clear declarations of where we stand, how we stand, and what that means in the time that we have here.

We are being called upon  to move, this week, to act. Knowing isn’t enough. Holding space isn’t enough. Be honest with self about what resources are available to give, then clarify how they will be given. The roots of Uruz rise to support us in that endeavor, and in so, we rise to give back.

Read the full runecast.

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Originally published on Soul Intent Arts.