For the week of 24 April 2016
Keeping sure footing and tending wounds is the focus, this week.
Mannaz is the half-month rune through 29 April. Hagalaz is the stave indicating the planet’s needs, and Uruz reversed is the intuitive stave. Read right to left is Mannaz, Hagalaz, then Uruz reversed.
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.
Uruz reversed has only been the stave of the week once since I began writing this series in 2012. It first appeared about ten months ago. Further, it occurred immediately after Othala was The Weekly Rune, which it also was last week. These kinds of patterns serve to inform us even more deeply on the relationship between the staves, and the impact they can have on us.
To learn more about the relationship between Othala and Uruz reversed, read the full runecast.
Uruz reversed is an omen of lacking steam, that extra oomph to get things going. In short, there’s not a lot of movement this week. Rather, we have a great opportunity to sit right where we are, get to know what’s really going on in that space, and tidy it as thoroughly as possible.
Hagalaz as indicating the planet’s needs underscores this stillness. Known as “hail,” Hagalaz points to a space between states, neither here nor there, not really manifest, though not totally ether. “But hail!” you say. Correct. This rune hails (see what I did there?) turbulence, though given the pattern of Othala and Uruz reversed, we know what we’re dealing with. It won’t be an ambush while we’re already down. The creative force behind Uruz always yields water for growth. Hail melts. It becomes part of the cycle of healing that’s happening right now, and quenches thirst after much-needed relief.
Remember when reflecting on healing ancestral lines (Othala) that the entire planet is our ancestor. Include her in the healing requested via Othala, and face the music of what comes in that process. If we weren’t capable of doing this, we wouldn’t be asked to.
Given the holding pattern of the whole cast, the half-month rune, Mannaz, expresses a new awareness having come over the last couple of weeks, and our need to become very clear in what that is. Now that it’s arrived, it must be supported. It must be allowed to grow. It needs new life force, which means an ongoing cultivation of tribe and resources that break ground for us. I’d even go so far as to say that the stall we’re feeling right now is because we need to get those things in place before we attempt life as usual.
It’s not usual. There’s been a big shift in the last two weeks. Give it time, space, and nurture to root. Find a team of support that can help with that. No looking ahead. Rather, indulge vigilant tending of personal needs, and forget the rest, for now.
If healing is needed, contact me and we can explore that work in-depth. What isn’t released from our ancestors, we carry. The heaviest burden carried is the one in addition to our own. This week is a good time to address any heaviness that isn’t ours. In blessing the ancestors we come into wisdom, as well as how to value it.
Read the full runecast.