For the week of 3 April 2016
The heart answer isn’t the wanted answer, this week.
Ehwaz is the half-month rune through 14 April. Eihwaz is the stave indicating the planet’s needs, and Tiwaz is the intuitive stave. Read right to left is Ehwaz, followed by Eihwaz, then Tiwaz. The half-month rune is set by the runic calendar, and governs for a tad over two weeks. The planetary stave indicates the state of the planet. 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.
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.
Just glancing over this cast, we can’t seem to stray far from Tiwaz, as it was the half-month rune last month, and has continued to feature in the cast one way or another.
As the half-month rune, Ehwaz tells us that it’s time to dig deeper. Whatever is needed will not be found at superficial levels of being. It doesn’t necessarily mean a total departure from the current avenue, though it does point to needing new eye to interpret the map. And that new vantage point isn’t just going to dawn on us. We have to set aside time, set the intention to delve into it, cultivate the life force to go there, then sustain the fortitude to see it through.
This week presents the turning point to stagnate or soar.
To learn more about initiation and Ehwaz, read the full runecast.
This week we are asked to not to fight our relationship to the planet, and to consider the impact of personal choice on the collective. In going more deeply into Ehwaz, we don’t know what Eihwaz will reveal. What’s assured is that once it’s known, turning from it will be impossible. How we go forward in our individual and collective life will be transformed. The two will not remain separate.
Tiwaz remains the real challenge of this process. It demands that we mine the wisdom needed from Ehwaz, allow ourselves the transformation of Eihwaz to implement it, then be willing to put all else down to bring it into being. In fact, with Tiwaz, whatever the current story we’re telling ourselves can’t come into being, or at least not the way we’re currently telling it. The narrative at present has to be let go so that what’s most needed can manifest.