For the week of 23 July 2017
Profitably flowing wild.
Uruz is the half-month stave through 29 July. Laguz is the intuitive stave, and Jera indicates Nature’s message to us. Read right to left is Uruz, Laguz, then Jera.
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The half-month rune is set by the runic calendar, and governs for a tad over two weeks (a fortnight). The intuitive stave (meaning, I draw it blind) 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 (also a blind draw) indicates the state and needs of the planet, and where noted, of Nature, well beyond the earthly sphere. If you’re curious about how I do the cast every week, catch a couple of Instagram videos I do explaining the intention behind The Weekly Rune, and what makes it different from other ways of casting.
Merely a few steps into our year-long initiation, we can take heart that a tide has turned. We’re functioning under a different energy–a welcomed, improved one, if I do say so. That we get to enjoy it under the primal watch of Uruz makes it that much more potent. The second stave of the first aett, we can expect deep stirrings from the Giants–those out in the world, and from our own deep unconscious.
Our first week with Uruz has brought us in touch with sentimental, perhaps painful stirrings of what’s really important. In some cases these are old wounds that need tending. In other cases they are longings that have gone unfulfilled, or are creating discord in some life area. Either way, they are rearing now because it’s a good time to address them. This second week with Uruz and its complementing runes is very favorable for gently unearthing was these deeper motivations are, and addressing them in a way that brings healing, if not are requited. They may not be fully resolved in this timeframe, though information needed to bring them to that point will be timely.
Laguz is the stream willing to carry us toward that outcome. Meaning ‘water,” this stave is more about flow. We attach the contemporary associations of emotion and the feminine to Laguz, though that’s a bit up for interpretation. What we can take to heart about it is everything we know about water. It has very tangible boundaries, which as long as we honor them, will make for smooth sailing. This week, we can count on the current helping to carry us along that flow toward conscious realization of what’s holding us back. Don’t swim against the stream, and it will be fine.
Jera, as the voice of Nature, reminds us this may be a good time to do some internal accounting. All about the bean counting, or “Hearth Accounting,” this stave encourages us to do the grunt work of business management, in matters of life and household. In the context of this cast, it speaks to the need to let this time of culling unconscious motivators be more than heart-led. There’s a time and place to let intuition lead, to let gut instincts take over. That time isn’t now. In fact, let those primal voices speak, though don’t give them credence over what’s readily evident in day-to-day life.
We don’t have to exchange reason for intuition, logic for instinct. Rather, we can let them coexist and base choices on all of the above. Such is the supreme accounting of Nature. It discredits nothing when calculating how to move on. Why should we?
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Originally published on Soul Intent Arts.