For the week of  22 May 2016

This week, dynamic use of resources goes a long way.

Four Weekly Runecasts for $5, Soul Intent ArtsIngwaz (or Inguz) is the half-month rune through 29 May. Gebo is the stave indicating the planet’s needs, and Tiwaz is the intuitive stave. Read right to left is Ingwaz, Gebo, 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.

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The beginning of the year saw some adversity with  the runes, particularly indicating a great deal of external change, then later internal adjustment. Ingwaz represents the sacred seed manifest, though Gebo and Tiwaz bring differing ways the seed’s energy can be expressed.

Last week we talked about our time with Ingwaz as characterized by the sacred seed. It is a time of realizing certain work has come to fruition, regarding tapping into the core off what’s needed, who we are, how we can be of services, etc, and living it. It’s worth mentioning, also, a couple of ways to regard Ingwaz are influenced by the different futharks.


The elements are in alignment for us to connect with spirit allies of the highest order, and allow the highest, best aspects of ourselves act in collusion with them. What can come of work done at this time will be of the most beneficial to us, particularly as we draw closer to the close of the sun’s year-end.

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"We don't heal in isolation, but in community." Kelley Harrell, Soul Intent ArtsIt’s wonderful, given the Ango-Saxon depiction of Ingwaz, that Gebo is the rune indicating the planet’s needs at this time. For the last three weeks, Gebo has come in either as indicating the planet’s needs, or as what life force is available to humans. To me that emphasis speaks of great power in partnership, in sacrifice, and in basic pleasantries amongst ourselves. Where that feeds the planet is asking what each of us can do. Take time this week to ask the planet what need [you] can meet. Be honest about aspects of personal life that must be re-arranged to do so. Gebo is the gift that is a sacrifice. It demands nothing in return.

Tiwaz in the place of life force most available to humans is telling, given the framing of Gebo. Indeed, Gebo (stacked Ingwaz) is about sacrifice. In the story of Tiwaz, what was sacrificed was Tuisto’s people. However, what was gained from that sacrifice was new life–life as we know it. Tiwaz is a survivor rube. It doesn’t play in doling grief or triumph, both of which come with an emotional toll. The fact that with Tiwaz they come at once isn’t coincidental. The tenderness of Gebo can blunt this process. Let it.

This placement of Tiwaz suggests sacrifice that has already been made, and coming to terms with how that change is currently rippling through life. Remember, even changes that bring us more deeply in to courage and authenticity disrupt stagnancy. Remember as those peaks and valleys are navigated, doing so is for a good cause.

Read the full runecast.