For the week of 14 February 2016

This week brings lightning and sunlight, not necessarily in that order.

Sowliu is the half-month rune through 27 February, with Thurisaz as the intuitive stave. The half-month rune is set by the traditionally accepted runic calendar, and governs for a tad over two weeks. Read right to left is Sowilu, followed by Thurisaz. The intuitive stave brings the focus of the half-month rune into sharper focus for the present week.

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.

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Moving fully into Sowilu has definitely brought more soothing energy to the mix. The transition of Algiz to Sowilu was a little bumpy, given the reversals that marked it. This week we’re moving into lively but solid life force.

Sowilu reminds us of our place in divinity. Divinity isn’t something that happens to us, though through us. We are part of it. In that light, a bit of responsibility shines through this “run” stave. First we realize we’re divine, then we make peace with that fact–a feat which sounds easier on the surface than it may actually be.
Realize all is connected and flows through us. Take the reprieve given at this time to figure out what to do with it.
Reclaiming the Runes Intensive by Spirited Paths, Soul Intent ArtsTo learn more about the impact of Sowilu, read the full runecast.
Thurisaz interjects some excitement into the mix.  Having just visited us reversed a few weeks ago , it’s interesting to have it visit again so soon, upright. Carrying the duel meanings of “giant” and “thorn,” this stave means business. Anytime the giants show up, things are about to get wild.
More curious, Thurisaz, in the progression of the runes’ story, means realizing self as separate from the Divine. On the surface that seems to conflict with the unifying divinity behind Sowilu.  This week expect to be reminded that we are part of divinity, yet we have a distinct role within it. Expect answers to questions about personal focus, and how staying true to that benefits us all.
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