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.
Ehwaz, Sowelu, Ansuz reversed
Now that you have done your internal work, it is time to look up and reconcile the impact that you have had on those around you, both for good or ill. There is a reckoning happening, and it is best to dive in and see how deep it goes.
Resentments will come to a head this month. Things that were simply an annoyance will now become bigger until you break from those that are not longer serving you. It is time to bury the hatchet and get down to the core of your interpersonal choices and habits. You have a great opportunity to decide how you want to be in relation to others going forward. We have been told that we need others to complete us, instead of recognizing that we are all capable of being complete, that you already are whole and perfect. Also too, it is time to learn how to fight for yourself inside your relationships. Do you always decide in ways that make other’s happy to the detriment of your own happiness? Do you like who you are in relation to others? Most of all- do you forgive yourself as easily as you forgive others?
Emotions may be high this month so be judicious with your communications. It may not be best to reveal everything that you are feeling as some rather dark emotions will working their way out. Not everything you feel about someone needs to be stated to that person. One good way to rid yourself of these resentments is to write them all out in a letter and set it on fire. The same should be done with any guilt that you are still carrying. Letting go of old guilt, especially if someone else keeps bringing it up, will be the best way to have a great start to the year.
Fehu Reversed, Kano reversed, Nauthiz
Any thoughts or feelings of scarcity could easily be amplified over the next month. This will be a time of taking in inventory, both of physical possessions and of beliefs. It is time to start being honest with yourself about why you belief what you believe. “Because I always have” or “That’s just what I was taught” isn’t going to work anymore. It may not be easy to do so much internal work during the season that requires the most pleasantries of the year, but it’s going to happen one way or another. So you may as well excuse yourself from the less essential activities, stay in when you aren’t 100% excited about going out, and just remember to give yourself the time as space you need this month.
The biggest person you will be up against is yourself. Emotional reactions may be a bit exaggerated as little things trigger deeper emotions and help draw out things you haven’t thought about in a long long time. It’s not the current situation, but one that had a similar feel. So allow the feelings to happen, and then trace the emotion back to the issue that is ready to be resolved.
This is not a time to be extravagant or prove anything to those around you. It’s best to conserve both physical resources and your energy. The simpler the holiday season, the easier it will be to navigate this time around. There will be better times to go overboard.
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.
Jera. Inguz, Algiz reversed
While it is wonderful that many of us can take a well deserved sigh of relief as things have settled down after the last full moon, this is just the beginning. The decisions you make and the plans you lay this month will carry you through the next year. So take some time to decide which was you want to go, and more importantly who do you want to be? Which face are you going to show the world?
It may feel like there are too many options this month, which can be a happy problem that feels like a burden. Remember to take your time deciding and weigh all of your options. The right choice will come easily if you give yourself the space and reflection needed.
The energy of this month is slow but steady, things are starting to move so be patient, especially with your body. Make sure to check in and see how things are gong physically – extra massages, visits to healthcare professionals, just to check in are recommended. Also be aware of if you are being too on guard and suspicious of other’s motivations.
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.
Othlia, Perth reversed, Uruz
Oh, what a relief from last week! So you made it. Not it is time to walk away from the bullshit. There will be a need release a bit of grief, the beginning of the week will be about purging at the same time you will be more open and everything will be a bit sensitive this week. Monday may be a good day to watch a sad movie and curl up with some popcorn, defiantly not a good day to party. Wednesday on will be a bit better for socializing. Stay focused on the now. Keep checking in with how you feel now, and what the very next step is. There is a lot of energy swirling around this week as you are still rebuilding and the extra emotional bandwidth is going to take a bit of getting used to. Stay focused on the things that you rock out at – no need to challenge yourself at this point. It’s okay to go for the easy victories are you are just finding your footing and opening yourself up to some amazing surprises down the road.
There is another slight bump in the road today. The problem is you keep looking around and the road is perfectly smooth, so what was it that you hit? Well, it is inside you. It seems as though it is an external influence but you have simply manifested a small problem to help you get over a disconnect with your inner self. The root of this is a regret over a decision you made a few miles back. It is time to forgive yourself and move on and clear up the energy around this guilt. Because in this case, you are repeatedly apologizing for something that requires no apology. The manifestation is a chance for you to see how silly this self-imposed guilt is. You made the decision in good faith and will all the knowledge available at the time, so why do you keep hanging onto it? Making mistakes and learning from them is part of being human. So quit expecting yourself to always be absolutely perfect, figure out the lesson, and move on.
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.
Know your limits. There is a caution today against reaching too hard and trying to force the square peg into a round hole. Take a moment to acknowledge your strengths and weaknesses and work with them instead of against them. Yes, there is a time to work on your weaknesses, but it is not today. Let your intuition guide you to the correct methods for moving forward