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.
Perth, Mannaz reversed, Eihwaz
Come mid- August if you are desperately holding onto outdated beliefs and convictions, things are definitely going to come to a head. This month will be bringing a lot of new beginnings and if you are not prepared the initiations could be brutal. These changes are coming whether you are ready or not.
One of the difficulties of this month will be getting out of your own head. There will be a tendency to get stuck in the stories that will be replaying. As these stories come up, ask yourself what you learned from that experience, and take the lessons as learned so you can finally let go of the story. Also too, as you are out in the world with others- they may not react to what is really going on right now- as they are also stuck in their own stories. So take a deep breath before reacting to other people’s seemingly uninformed reactions.
This month is going to be transformative. The best thing you can do is get ahead of it. Think about the ways you can bring in healthier habits- what can you do to maintain your emotional, physical, and spiritual health? If you are working a job you hate, it is going to get more annoying to help you have the energy to change your situation. Any strained relationship will become more so.
It’s not quite as dire as it may sound. If you are already balanced and working well with your soul’s path, this month will help you refine goals and push you along and it could be a quite invigorating ride. But if you are off your path, this month will set you right.
Eiwaz, Sowelu, Inguz
Well, best be ready to stop taking things personally. September is going to keep you triggered and on your toes. It’s going to feel like you are on the defensive and that everyone has a problem with the things you are doing. Just remember – they are probably just as triggered as you are, at least for now.
It’s going to be really hard to put yourself in other peoples’ shoes – the things that are going on in your head feel like they take up all of your bandwidth. So for those of you who habitually put everyone else first this is going to be a bumpy ride. This month is about clearing out all of your shit, so you can help others.
It’s time to start something new. Doesn’t matter if you are gong to finish it, or if if takes twists and turn and never resembles what you first conceived – it’s the starting of new things and moving new energy in your life that matters now. So- head down, keep to yourself, and start creating.
Eihwaz, Gebo, Inguz
It is time again to take a survey of your closest relationships. Do you feel refreshed and energized when you part? If you do, then you are being all of yourself when you are with that person. If you feel tired or annoyed, or you are letting the call go to voicemail, then there is something to work on. You may need to take a step back for a while from some people, especially those going through addictions that you do not feel you can handle. You can always reconnect, but right now your relationship with your higher self is a bigger priority. The stronger your connection to your higher self and the more faith you have that the universe will give you all the energy you need, the more you can be around people who are of a lower vibration. The stronger your person connection the less they will bring you down. Start with yourself, and then you can go out and help the people that you care about. Yes, we all need someone to see us through the dark times, but today you need to focus your energy inward to recharge before you go out and share your love.
Laguz reversed, Hagalz, Eihwaz
Today will probably not go as planned. The things that are no longer serving you are refusing to work the way they once did. The bad habits that are your comfort zone are not bringing the same sigh of relief. The frustrations are a signal for you to rethink why you are still doing the same old things that are not helping you move forward. It is time to listen to your gut and start a plan to do the things that your body really wants you to be doing for yourself. Time to take walk, eat a bit better, or put down the cigarettes. There is a better way for you to love and honor yourself, it may just be a small tweak, but the way you are currently treating your body is keeping you in denial of your true self
Othila reversed, Radio, Eihwaz
Now that the super moon has passed, we may feel charged up and ready to begin anew. Right now your heads is brimming with all the possibilities of who and what you could be. The old ways of thinking and being are being shed right now. You may find yourself having trouble finding the right ways to express yourself, and the vague ideas bouncing around in your head may be a bit confusing. Things will become clearer down the road. It is a time to cocoon up and let everything gestate and stew. Communication will be further compounded starting on Wednesday, so don’t stress if you are not being understood. Do not be worried about roadblocks and detours this week, you are simply being lead to a better path. Go with the flow and don’t worry about having the right answers, they will come.
Tiewaz reversed, EIhwaz, Fehu reversed
The root of your hesitations right now lies in denial. It is time to be fully honest with yourself about who you are and what you really want. Honesty can become a habit just as easily as lying can. Each time it gets easier and it open the door for faith, trust, and hope. It can be hard at first to face the parts of yourself that you have been denying, but great healing can come from the acknowledgment and clearing away of these lies you tell yourself. You also may find hidden strengths that you were previously afraid to use.
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.
If you are feeling defensive and the all the world is against you, it is because you are in denial. Time for a reality check. So life isn’t what you thought it should be, but it is what it is and there are a lot of great things happening. But just because it doesn’t look exactly the way you wanted it do doesn’t mean you aren’t going in the right direction. By denying the imperfections you are blocking out the magic and goodness that is trying to come your way. Take an honest look at your life and claim everything, the good and the bad. Knowing exactly where you are is the first step towards spiritual and emotional growth. If you don’t know what is really going on, you have no idea what direction to go in next. Making lists works for some people, others may want to have a very close friend give them the reality check, others may wish to seek the advice of a reader. It doesn’t matter which method you choose, it is time to take stock of your life and you dreams. Who is it that you wanted to be by now? Have your goals changed because you no longer want what you wanted then or because someone told you couldn’t? The further you stray from your true path, the rougher life gets. So if you want smooth sailing, find where you are and spot that small trail that leads you back to your true self.