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Come mid- August if you are desperately holding onto outdated beliefs and convictions, things are definitely going to come to a head.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.
Runes of the Month for March 2018
Dagaz, Ansuz, Burkana
Well! The good news is that February is coming to an end and we can all relax. It has been a bumpy ride and now that we are raw and open and have a much clearer grasp of personal inventory, it is time to rebuild.
The tone for the month is transformation, so get ready to do a lot of work! If you are unwilling to change this month could be a bit rough as change is the most important aspect of the next few weeks and why we spent the last few finding out all the things that weren’t working. So time to start new projects, revamp the ones that didn’t take off, make new friends. It’s time to expand and grow.
With all this radical growth and unpredictable energy it may be hard at times to really focus in on what’s being said around you- so make time every day to relax and meditate, cultivate your active listening skills, because there may be things you are overlooking in your excitement. Also too, ay attention to any lingering feelings of remorse or regret that come up this month- it’s time to let it go, otherwise these feelings could cause unnecessary complications.
This is a great time to pick up a new skill, especially one that makes you nervous. The energy for new growth will abound and it will be easier to keep the knowledge in and apply it quickly. So find a passion and dig in.