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.
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.
We are social creatures for a reason. Not just to cure loneliness and to pass the time, but there are things we can learn from our friends. We can grow by helping other through their struggles and when we are down there is someone to help us get back up. Take some time today to tell your friends that you care for them. Also too, this rune can signify that a new relationship is about to begin. It follows the rune for self, meaning one you know yourself you can be known by others. Did you do the work two days ago dealing with honesty to yourself? If you did, the new partner will be true and trustworthy. If you are still in denial of your true self, you will draw those who seek to use you. Great partnerships are based on trust and if you can’t trust yourself, you won’t find a partner you can trust.
It is a very romantic sentiment, but collapsing yourself into a relationship is dangerous. You are cheating you partner and yourself when you lose sight of yourself. It can be tricky, especially when it is new and exciting to go everywhere and do everything that the other does, but a balance must be reached. Set aside time to be by yourself, and to go out with your own group of friends. If there is clear communication, there should be no problem asking for space when you need it. And if you are the one being asked for space, give it freely, because if the relationship is healthy, the person will come back renewed and revived.