Algiz reversed, Eihwaz, Dagaz
Partially due to the social structure of the holiday season- it’s going to be hard to find to the time and space to center oneself in ones’ own thoughts without setting up clear boundaries. This is a time to learn to say no to others with compassion and determination. Take a look at what bonds you to another person: are they in your life because of a sense of duty, or because you “should” include them, does anyone in your life hold you emotionally hostage? Do you feel like you owe them something because of ‘all that you have gone through’? Time alone does not make a relationship better or prove that it is worth keeping. It comes down to this; does being with this person bring you happiness, do you like you are in their presence, do they help you see a new side of yourself? Say yes to those that increase your energy and joy and release the ones that drain your energy.
A note on those that do drain us- also look at if you have people in you life just to be an obstacle to overcome. Do you work better when someone tells you that you can’t do it? What are you learning from the people that annoy you?
This month is going to present a variety of new obstacles. But these are not signs that you should stop all together – just that it is time to redirect your energy. Like a stream- just flow around the rocks. When encountering your problematic relationships, try also to go in without preemptively being on the defensive, give them a chance to show if they have changed. (this is for the annoying people, not the toxic ones that you are letting go of)
This can be an amazing month is if you are thinking outside the box and trying new approaches! Set firm boundaries and keep your eyes on your goals and work daily towards them. There is a lot of great potential, a lot of opportunity to change things for the better, but it will take some hard work and determination.
Jera. Inguz, Algiz reversed
While it is wonderful that many of us can take a well deserved sigh of relief as things have settled down after the last full moon, this is just the beginning. The decisions you make and the plans you lay this month will carry you through the next year. So take some time to decide which was you want to go, and more importantly who do you want to be? Which face are you going to show the world?
It may feel like there are too many options this month, which can be a happy problem that feels like a burden. Remember to take your time deciding and weigh all of your options. The right choice will come easily if you give yourself the space and reflection needed.
The energy of this month is slow but steady, things are starting to move so be patient, especially with your body. Make sure to check in and see how things are gong physically – extra massages, visits to healthcare professionals, just to check in are recommended. Also be aware of if you are being too on guard and suspicious of other’s motivations.
Othila, Algiz reversed, Inguz
Today it is okay to be a little bit of a hermit. It may feel as though a lot of people are in your space and poking their nose into your business. Spend some time by yourself with the purpose of feeling what it is like to be the only person in your space. Turn off your phone and put on some of your favorite music. If there is an artistic hobby you enjoy, relax into it today. New ideas and new ways of thinking are flowing today, so get out a notebook and let yourself envision what kinds of things you could be doing with your life that you are not already doing. Ideas will come to you today, if you give yourself the space to be alone for a bit.
Berkana, Algiz reversed, Hagalz
There is a lot of growth to be found in looking at what annoys you the most in other people. For most of us, the traits of others that bug us the most are just reflections of our own weaknesses and perceived flaws. Listen well to what you say about others, we often project our own baggage on other people. Also too, let your friends call you out on this, and if they are ready to hear it, call them out on their projections. It can be a nasty wake up call, but right now an emotional shakedown is necessary to get a clear picture of what is really going on. Once you come to terms with what is really making you angry, you can learn to let the real issues heal and soon you will find that less things get your goat.
Wunjo, Algiz reversed, Uruz reversed
Take advantage of today. There is joy to be had if you seize the moment and remain open to adventures. Just be aware of people who may take advantage of you, because with this influx of energy, you are wide open. Recheck your boundaries to make sure they are in place and being enforced, and maintain an attitude of gratitude for all the amazing things that are coming your way.
Sowelu, Algiz reversed, Dagaz
It may feel right now as though you are under attack from invisible forces, but it is just one of the final phases of growing into you as a whole person. Emotions are going to fluctuate for a little while, do not fight the feelings that arise, simply acknowledge each one and give it space. Also, be aware of your diet at this time, with all the spiritual changes going on in the background, make sure that you are reinforcing them physically. It may be time to step away from things like alcohol, coffee, and sugar. If that is too big of a change, at least be conscious of your consumption and try to cut back. Major shifts are happening right now, they just need the space and support to happen. Don’t fight what you are feeling, though there is no need to act right away, just be.
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.