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Come mid- August if you are desperately holding onto outdated beliefs and convictions, things are definitely going to come to a head.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 for the Month of February
Perth, Thurisa, Uruz reversed
This month is going to be all about the love and new beginnings. And like the original meaning of St. Valentine’s day, it’s not just about romantic love. How open are you to being loved by your BFF? Or your coworkers? Do you only love your family out of obligation or have you taken the time to see who they are as humans and love them for who they are? Are you still finding things in your partner to love?
Do you make your decisions based on love or on fear? How do react to the fear fo those around you, do you sink into it and feed it your own fears, or do you take a deep breath and listen to their fears from a place of love.
The biggest challenge this month will be staying in touch with your wisdom. There are things that you know to be true so hold tight to them as these beliefs will be challenged. People will try to tell you that the sky is orange and 2+2=5. But hold tight to your truth and it will see you through.
Take time each day to release any bitterness you are feeling. The more regrets, resentments, and guilt you release this month the easier things will go for you the rest of the year.
The way to truly know and expiernce love is to let go of all things that are not in line with seeing the devine spark in everyone you meet. If you accept the fear of others it will only weigh you down. It is safe to see this fear and acknowledge it, but it is possible to do so without buying into it. And sometimes, for some people, just having their fears heard without judgement, from a place of love, is enough to help them grow out of the fear and possibly find inside themselves the thing that they are really afraid of.
Sowelu, Perth, Thurisa & Gebo
Give yourself a lot of space today. Most people’s energy will be rather pulled in as we each focus on our own wholeness. For some this will be a new and foreign feeling, but the universe is sending us each a little sample so you can know and grow it.
It can sometimes be easier to have compassion for others than for ourselves. So for today begin to explore what it feels like to have love and compassion for yourself. How much more energy will you have when you stop beating yourself up about not being perfect. When in fact you already are perfect, it is just very difficult for many of us to see it, and sometimes even more difficult to accept, but you can get here. It starts by taking a deep breath and allowing yourself to just be without judging or trying to improve anything.
Just remember that anyone new that you bring into your life today will be at comparable level of compassion and self-love as you.
Perth, Raido reversed, Sowelu
In this time of great personal growth, there are going to be disruptions to your relationships. Some people are not going to grow with you, and are not willing to accept the changes you are making. DO not judge them for not being on your path. Some people still have a ways to go before they are ready to wake up. When you encounter resistance from others, center yourself in your goals and your connection to the divine. Treat those who resent your growth with compassion. Be an example for them to follow and when they are ready, they may seek you out first to help then take their next step.
Jera, Perth, Hagalz
Things have been moving very slowly lately for most and the lesson of patience has hopefully been learned. The lull of the last couple of months was enacted to let the wheels turn in the back ground and now that you have gotten used to it, is it time to pick up the pace. Disruption of the self is called for. It is time to start doing new things, now that your comfort zone has been expanded while you were distracted. You will find it easier and very necessary to start taking actions that you did not believe yourself capable of a few months ago. If you took the opportunity to learn patience, this will be a fun journey, especially as you may not know why you are doing things. Right now the true purpose is still hidden, the goal unclear. This is to enable you to learn to enjoy the journey and to learn as you go. If you always have your eyes glued to the goal, you will miss the beauty of the scenic route that you have chosen.
Isa, Dagaz, Perth
There have been so many changes and redirects lately that the sudden calm may feel a bit strange. Things are suddenly not going forward, but it is serving two purposes. The first is to give you some breathing room and time to reflect. The second is that while things around you are momentarily still, changes are happening behind the scenes that are setting you up for the next wave. So take joy in the calm waters, they won’t last too long and soon you will be back on track and the universe will be unveiling some new surprises.
It takes a lot of courage to truly want to be whole. This is also a journey of compassion for yourself and those around you. First you must examine and know yourself, find and acknowledge your flaws and also your strengths. You must be open to not knowing everything before you can learn the secrets of the universe. You must learn to trust others and to trust your own intuition. Lastly, you must forgive, and forgive and forgive. All of the grudges and distrust and denial that you carry with you chip away at you and spread your energy too thin. There is also the need to be moving forward, not rushing but constantly growing. We are built to evolve, there are times for stillness, but they are only brief pauses while the work you are doing takes effect. If you are feeling that something is lacking, go back through the works of Ehwaz, Gebo, Perth, and Mannaz, they hold the key to wholeness. Striving to be whole can be frightening if you are only focused on giving up your very comforting crutches. But the rewards are much greater than the comforts of not evolving.
Someone is about to whisper in your ear. There are big secrets out there just for you and with the groundwork you have been doing these last couple of months they are about to be revealed. These secrets all revolve around love. Love is everywhere and bountiful. But we have misconceptions about how it is supposed to be expressed and received and what it really means. Love is not a bargaining tool or a reward. It is freely given as a gift with no expectations. It is everywhere and all you have to do is tap into it and you will soon begin to learn its secret ways.