Posts Tagged ‘Jupiter’
Following my scepticism at rune calendars voiced on the Rune Practitioners’ Facebook group, I gave a little bit more thought to the subject. Today being 13th August (and notwithstanding it being the Feast Day of Hekate, Hail Hekate!) this also means that, according to Nigel Pennick, we are moving from the half month of Thurisaz into Ansuz. As always seems to be the case when you pay a bit more attention, I have to admit that the last few weeks have brought up a number of ‘Thurisaz’ feeling occurences and events which have made me think twice:
- The eratic weather including some lovely thunder (which, yes, I did drum along to while chanting Thurisaz, but only in a very sensible balanced way, honest). August is normally a good month for storms and the ‘lightning moon’ is said to fall in August so, all in all, Thurisaz seems to fit. I know that drumming and chanting for a particular rune while looking out to see if anything related to it just ‘happens’ to occur around you is perhaps not the most convicing of reasoning, but hey, I enjoyed it.
- Every August we pass through the Perseids meteor shower. This fits not only with the nature of Thurisaz as a disruptive force, but also has intriguing possibilities when we consider the links between the thunder Gods Thor, Jupiter and Zeus, the latter counting meteoric rock among the objects sacred to him. I can think of no more appropriate rock for the disruptive power of Thurisaz than a super-heated one falling from the sky.
- New set of neighbours moving in at the beginning of the Thurisaz half-month. Lots of activity and noise culminating in (allegedly) one neighbour stabbing another yesterday - very quiet since then (I am assured it wasn’t fatal).
- Personally I have also been feeling very bad tempered and hormonal, but perhaps that’s just me.
So, I have resolved to continue the great rune calendar experiment and am now on the look out for all things Ansuz over the next few weeks. Inspiration, logic, communication, clarity and perhaps just a touch of tricksiness.