Rune of the Day, Feb 28, Life was short and life was sweet

Wunjo, Algiz, Eihwaz
Your biggest challenge to serenity right now is defining your own personal and spiritual space. It is difficult to be serene when others are invading your boundaries. It is time to draw a line in the sand and claim your space. The key to this is ownership of your space, your life, and the decisions that lead you to right here. Once you take ownership of the path you have been on, you take the power out of others hands and put it in your own. If you continue to let the blame or praise for where you are now fall on others, they will continue to control your energy, because you are allowing it to happen. Claim your life and love it for what it is. Once you see that you have created your present, you can begin to create your own future.

Rune of the Day, Feb 27, Joy, beautiful spark of the gods

Wunjo, Jera, Dagaz
It is time to claim the joy and serenity that has been rather elusive of late. When you joy comes, revel in it. It will take some work and patience, but if you have been working on your personal growth than the harvest should go smoothly. Be prepared to deal with some surprises today, anything can happen.

Rune of the Day, Feb 26, Looking for love in old familiar faces

Gebo, Berkana reversed, Jera
A true partnership can be a challenge to find for some. If you are looking for someone to be your ‘other half’, you will be sorely disappointed. No one will ever complete you, that is your job. Yes, people can help you get there, but you need to start the process on your own. I am not saying that you have to be perfect in order to find someone, just that the distinction needs to be made between partners that help you grow and partners that keep you comfortable. Consider how much a fixer upper you want to be with, how much work do you want to put into helping another person? That is the distance from finished that you should be, a true partnership involves growing together. So start your growth now. Write down a plan of who you want to be and what you want your life to look like a year from now. If you know where you are going, it is a lot easier to find someone to help you on your journey who can learn and grow with you.

Rune of the Day, Feb 25, I can fly higher than an eagle

Sowelu, Gebo, Hagaz
Who are you putting your trust in? It may be that you are leaning too much on the partners in your life, it is great to have a rock to lean on when things are rough, but are you leaning too much in the good times? Take a hard look at your closest relationships. It is time to reevaluate whether you are giving as much as you are asking for, especially, are you asking others to do your work for you. There is great comfort in close relationships, but they can also keep us too comfortable to grow, especially if those closest to you are afraid to tell you what they really think. I am not saying that you need to drop your friends, just spend some time being a bit more independent. Now would be a good time to shake things up, try out new ways of being. What you need now is a disruption of your life to shake you out of the habits and expectations that lead to repetition and keep you trapped in your comfort zone. So get out there and do something that terrifies you, it could be karaoke, or going to a movie by yourself, finally getting around to painting, or public speaking. Find something that you can do on your own, and it will show you have strong you are. Even if you don’t feel like you won, you will win new freedom in seeing yourself in a new light.

Rune of the Day, Feb 21, Hello darkness my old friend

Sowelu, Thurisa, Jera
The theme for this month appears to be wholeness, and it is a grand undertaking! It is easy to be overwhelmed when looking through the doorway to a new future. For many of us, standing still is the hardest thing we could possibly do. What kind of progress are you making when you stand still? Actually, a lot, because learning to be still and silent and listen and to simply be, is the biggest lesson we can learn. It takes a lot of patience, but becoming happy in stillness and not giving in to the pressure to constantly be doing something will bring you into your true self. Once you have learned how to be still, it will be time to step through that door into your new future.

Rune of the Day, Feb 20, These boots are made for walking

Algiz reversed, Wunjo reversed, Dagaz
Serenity is rather elusive when you feel no one is respecting your space. Your boundaries are important and yours are being sorely tested, but truly this is a test for you. It is time to flex your power and firmly set the lined where you begin and others’ energy ends. It may feel as though you are cutting people off energetically at first, but once you become used to your energy becoming your own you will realize how much of yourself you have been missing. The hope lies with you, that you see your own greatness and start to respect your own space, once you do that others will follow.

Rune of the Day, Feb 13, There are Jews in the world, there are Buddhists

Solewu, Berkana, Odin
Wholeness, day two. Today take a look at how much compassion you have for other people. You get what you give. Making judgments about how people look, or speak, or act without first getting to know them keeps you from finding the help and compassion that will help you grow. Your next greatest teacher could be the one with the funny hair, or the strange accent. We are all being of light and greatness and capable of immense good, so give someone a chance today, someone that yesterday you would not consider speaking to. If you are walking in a big city it could be as small as taking some change with you for the homeless, or offering to buy them a sandwich. It could be asking a coworker that you usually ignore how their day is going. Small acts of compassion will lead to others having more compassion for you. The more good you put into the world the more you will get back, the struggle for some is not knowing in what form it will come. Be content in not knowing what will happen, and trust that it will be amazing.

Rune of the Day, Feb 12, You are the sunshine of my life

Sowelu, Perth reversed, Ehwaz reversed
In our continued quest for wholeness, sometimes the biggest struggle is expecting things to work like they did before. When I completed my Theta training, I found that the old shamanistic practices that I had been doing for years suddenly stopped working. I was actually bounced out of a journey to the underworld! Yes, it was a bit of shock, and I was sad to lose my spirit guide that had been my companion for over ten years, but the rewards of growing spiritually and the increase of abilities was well worth it. What practices are you holding onto that are no longer working? It may be time to move on and find a new way to connect with the universe. These blocks that you are experiencing are merely ways to redirect you to a new path that is more suitable for your growth. Do not struggle to make things work, right now look for the paths of least resistance, that is the direction you need to be following right now. Also too, as you look at the path you are on take time to step aside and enjoy the little things in life, the twittering of birds, the feel of the sun, or the sound of laughter; anything that brings you joy and helps you to be present in the now.

Rune of the Day, Feb 8, Hello lampost Whatcha knowin?

Now is the time to wrap up all of your loose ends. There is a new beginning waiting for you, and it needs you to clear away the old so you can move forward. What projects have been sitting around mostly finished? Time to take those last few steps, you will feel lighter and happier with their completion. If there are projects that you have always intended to do but have yet to start, it is time to reevaluate the need to do so. If you haven’t even started by now, it may not be the best for you and it is time to let it go. You must till the soil before you can plant again. There are great things waiting but you must prepare the way or they will not come to fruition.

Rune of the Day, Feb 6, I’m afraid there’s no denyin’ I’m just a dandylion

Teiwaz, Isa, Algiz
It takes a lot of courage to heal, to take a hard look at yourself and be honest about the things that you believe about yourself and to recognize the role you have played in creating your own present. You got to where you are now because of the things you believed about yourself and by your reactions to the challenges that you have manifested in your life. Just acknowledging that you are the creator or your life and that you are not a puppet takes courage. Congratulations for getting this far! Accepting this truth may freeze some of you in your tracts. It can easily lead to a pattern of fear based decisions. But know that fears are self-fulfilling, and that fear tries to hurry things along. Patience and good boundaries are needed when fear rears its head. The great thing about boundaries is that they give you the freedom to move within an area unchecked. When you give your fear a time and a place, and give your other emotions times to come out and play, one will not rule over the others. It is not a matter of shutting down fear, just a matter of not living in it. It will take as much space as you give it. Say to yourself “Okay, I am afraid that this thing won’t work out the way I intended”. Say it just once and then let it go. Acknowledging and then releasing emotions lets them have their say in their place. But don’t cling to them or get stuck in a cycle of obsessing about why you feel a certain emotion, this will only lead to layers of more doubt, fear, and anger. Acknowledging and releasing lets all of your natural doubt and worries and slight funks express what they need to say, without trapping you.