For the week of 25 September 2016
Feed the soul, save a village.
Kenaz is the half-month rune through 28 September, at which point Gebo takes over. Eihwaz is the intuitive stave, and Ehwaz reversed indicates the planet's needs. Read right to left is Kenaz above, Gebo below, then Eihwaz, followed by Ehwaz 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.
For the last two weeks Kenaz shone as the half-month rune, and we've talked in-depth about its emphasis on fire, passion, and things that come to a boil (pun). Having moved through that tipping point into the territory of doing something with the information that was revealed, we are now in a place to enjoy its rewards.
Gebo is such a lovely truth. It speaks to all things partnership, gifts, and balanced exchange. The saying that come up around this stave are "a gift freely given," and "a gift for a gift." On the surface those states seem to clash. How can a gift be freely given if there's always the underlying expectation of receiving one, as well? How can we receive a gift with no angst if we are expected to reciprocate? The current of this stave is learning to do for self as it benefits the collective--meaning, our actions must bless beyond merely ourselves.
Telling is Eihwaz in the place of life force most available to humanity, this week. All about ends, death, transformation, and releasing into the unknown, framed between partnership and spirit allies (Ehwaz), Eihwaz urges us to let go of what's trying to leave. Attempting to hold onto something we know no longer serves us takes us out of our power, and leaves us unable to move on. It leaves us powerless in the dynamic of giving and accepting to the collective.
Speaking of animism, Ehwaz reversed as what the planet needs us to know is gorgeous. This is the rune of the horse, which has particular significance in Old Norse culture. Where Gebo can be viewed as the rune creating partnership between humans, Ehwaz is the rune that brings humans closer to their spiritual selves. Reversed as it is, it hints that we need to go deeper in this interconnection.
For this week, allow balance in relationships, particularly with finding the place that filling personal need addresses greater community lack. Let the turning point come, and in doing so, connect with vast spiritual resources.
This week, by drawing more deeply into our spiritual truths, we become more beneficial to community.
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Originally published on Soul Intent Arts.