For the week of  10 July 2016

Wealth and divinity, without martyrdom.

Four Weekly Runecasts for $5, Soul Intent ArtsFehu is the half-month rune through 14 July.  Sowilu/Sowilo is the intuitive stave, and Tiwaz reversed is the stave indicating the planet’s needs. Read right to left is Fehu, Sowilu, followed by Tiwaz reversed.

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.

Reclaiming the Runes Preview Course, Spirited Paths, by Soul Intent ArtsFor the last couple of weeks-ish, Fehu has assured us this is a time of prosperity. That which we tend and nurture is in its growing season, literally and figuratively. Again, this is the time of building, action, and earthy engagement.

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Sowilu visits again, though as the rune indicating the life force available to us. It’s repetition suggests that we have been consciously living through our connection with All Things, which was the request of the planet, last week. What’s significant about the relationship between Fehu and Sowilu in this cast is the strong emphasis on duty, which, oddly, was the topic of the What It Is Wednesday post last week.

The optimism of Sowilu nods to duty with very generous blessing. It reminds us of our divinity, which in this case means we must remember our part, in the creation and sustaining of our livelihood. We have a tendency to work hard, then when it pays off, blissed out,  we forget just how hard it was. We forget that even in times of gain, we’re still obligated to stay with the process. The sun doesn’t stop shining just because it birthed a spectacular sunrise, yesterday. Neither do we turn from duty, just because we hit pay dirt, once.

Life Betwixt - Essays on Allies in the Everyday and Shamanism Among (Book 2in the Intentional Insights Blog-to-Book series), by S. Kelley Harrell

In the place representing the planet’s need is Tiwaz reversed. In the reversed position, it indicates being stuck in a martyr narrative. Assuming we realize Plan A isn’t going to work, some part of the process to let go and allow Plan B must happen. Resist the rut of over sacrificing for a fate that can’t come, at least at this time. 

The planet cautions us about exhausting resources for an outcome that isn’t possible. At a personal level, at a global level, know the limits of what’s feasible. Let the dead be dead. Where movement presents, dance on. Nature never wastes, and Her caution to us is that we be expedient and resourceful in how we expend our energy. We are of no use to Her, ourselves, or anyone if we can’t exercise economy. To fully benefit from Fehu and Sowilu, we have to find boundaries in duty, and let our work provide.

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