For the week of 7 August 2016
The upswing of the hammer.
Thurisaz is the half-month rune through 14 August. Tiwaz reversed is the intuitive stave, and Kenaz reversed is the stave indicating the planet’s needs. Read right to left is Thurisaz, Tiwaz, then Kenaz 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.
The core of Thurisaz is the reminder not to become rote, not to be stuck in habituated ‘getting through.’ It’s not easy for every aspect of our lives to be inspired, or to make the calls that distinguish what we are heart-drawn to do from what we must accomplish. Consider this second week with Thurisaz the opportunity to clean up habit, particularly the one(s) hitting like a hammer, right now.
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Thurisaz paired with Tiwaz as the rune indicating how humanity can best get with the program this week indicates the hammer’s on the upswing. I consider this stave the survivor rune, in that its lore comprises that of second chances, the inhalation before the battle cry, and the advent of Plan B. Doing anything otherwise is creating conflict with the life force available, now.
The planet’s insight for us this week is Kenaz reversed, which hints that we’re probably overlooking some valuable insight. Reversed, it cautions us not to let that insight smolder to our detriment. What we refuse to accept about ourselves or some present dynamic will bring ruin. There is an aspect to this reversed stave that suggests we don’t value our own insight, or we’re not even aware of our own insight. From the perspective of the planet, this is a purely human dynamic. Nature doesn’t obscure itself. It doesn’t hold itself back. The caution we’re given through this rune is to face whatever is in the shadows of our own wisdom, and let it light the way.
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