Mannaz, Gebo, Inguz
This is definitely going to be a week a deep introspection for nearly all. The focus of our energy is going to be turned inward, to look back at the paths we have chosen and really see how and when we chose each turn that led us here. This can be a brutal revelation for some, with guilt and anger at some of the choices made. Guilt at realizing how we may have hurt others and the things we did to block ourselves will become abundantly clear the next few days.
Once the full weight of how it all really went down hits, take a deep breath and let it go. It was all part of the process of getting you here. There are some hard and uncomfortable lessons that we need to teach ourselves and some of us are a bit more stubborn than others and need things to be a bit more intense in order to learn. So find what it is you learned, thank yourself for the lesson, and forgive yourself for the extra BS you used to get you here. And then say to yourself “I know how to learn my lessons without causing extra pain and drama”
There will also be a huge desire to get away from others a bit this week, especially with all the old resentments coming up all over the place. Your unwillingness to work things out with others could lead to more hurt feelings, so fight your need to hide yourself away and spend time talking things out with your bestie.
Now that you can see the path behind you clearly- it is time to choose where you will go next. All of the choices ahead of you are yours to make. It can feel a bit scary for some to realize that this life is one we chose and that we get to choose how the rest of the story goes. Now it the best time to change your direction and put yourself on a path more in line with what you really want. Or just to make a few simple adjustments to refine your path. It is with a full understanding of your past that you can remake your future.
Hagalz, Nauthiz reversed, Ehwas reversed
Another frustrating day as you may feel boxed in and the way out is not clear. You are still working against your true self. The anger you are feeling at the world is really a manifestation of shame that you have not forgiven yourself and others for. The way out is to look within and find the things that cause you to feel ashamed and to forgive that part of yourself for the mistakes that you made. The shame that you feel from what others have done is also ready to leave your space. Sit down and write a letter to the offenders, be brutally honest, and then set the letter on fire and let it go to god. Once you have learned to forgive others, then go back and forgive yourself for being in a place where you could be shamed for others.
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is so easy to get very angry and frustrated when things start going wonky. Why is this happening now? Really universe? Did I really just manifest this pile of dung? Yep, you sure did. You can shake your fists at the sky all you want, but that is not where this is coming from. Right now a big disruption and shaking up of events is exactly what is needed internally. When you are too cosy and comfortable and settled into the way things are, you can’t see what things could be improved.
I always find this rune to be a good sign, things are changing, there is an awakening happening. It may not be pretty, it may not make sense right now. But you have the strength to make through this and once you get through the tunnel and look back, you will be able to see the big picture. Trust yourself, there is a very good reason you created the current chaos, it will lead to better things.
The Empty Space, Secrets of the Necronomicon
This is for those of you who are going through a crisis of personal identity. It is time to burn up and get rid of all the things in the past that ‘made you who you are today’. Both the good and the bad. Let go of the past victories, while you can be proud of your accomplishments, there will be more. The big nasty thing that you survived, let that go! Yes, it made you stronger, but that is no reason to let it stay in your space.
The best way to test a past event is to tell someone about it, or just recount it to yourself, and see what emotions you feel. It has been freed from your space if you can recount a traumatic event without feeling the fear, anger, or sadness welling up in you. So, if you do feel those emotions welling up, write out everything you feel. Take your time and write down how you feel about everyone and everything involved. Then comes my favorite part: set it on fire. Don’t forget to forgive yourself.
It is the start of a new week and the start of a new way of seeing the events around you and how you react. Like the death card, I am always a bit excited when I see this rune come up in a reading. It portends changes, specifically an elemental disruption. There is great potential for growth when you give in the the seeming chaos that swirls around you. Look at the things in your life that you react to with more anger than is really needed, these are the things you do not love about yourself.