The half month of Ehwaz snuck in yesterday without me even noticing! Ehwaz is the rune of speed and it can represent the partnerships we form with our guides and companions working in the unseen realm of spirit.
As you know, the runic half months form excellent times to harness the energies of that particular rune – this holds particulary true of Ehwaz as it leaps forward, pulling the carriage of the sun high into the sky, bringing on Spring apace (or running away with the Sun if you are in the southern hempisphere). Hold onto your hat and ask Ehwaz to carry away the things you no longer need in your life or carry you forward towards your goals.
The half-month of Ehwaz is a great time to re-visit your spirit guides and companions, faring forth on its energy to commune with them. Ask for their assistance in your projects and plans, and don’t forget to ask them how you can help them with their own goals! On Monday I’ll be publishing an article on spirit companions so watch this space…
The half-month of Ehwaz is, in fact, a great time for journeying of any kind. It is a journeying rune and can be used in conjunction with Raidho to great effect – create a bind rune of the two of them to help you with journeying (just don’t forget to put it safely away before you go to bed or Ehwaz will run off with you). The Ehwaz rune is often linked to the ‘night mare’, the dreamer literally being ridden like a horse, perhaps this is a lesson that if you don’t ‘ride’ Ehwaz it will ride you… Safety precautions nothwithstanding, now is a great time to crack open your journeying CDs, grab your drum, or simply use your voice to carry you into the realms of spirit.
On a practical note, use the Ehwaz rune to speed up any projects that are faltering or delayed. Things where energy and speed are necessary will benefit from this rune. Taking some time to give your car/ bicycle (or other form of ‘steed’), some tender-loving-care will greatly please the rune and help ensure it blesses your endeavours.