Okay folks, so times are a bit hard.  The world is crazy, we’ve got a bundle of planets in retrograde and I’m fairly certain Ragnarok is closer than it’s ever been.  The normal ‘pull yourself together’ methods aren’t working and every empath, psychic, seer and sensitive I’ve come into contact with this year is in some sort of crisis.  Happy Days.  Coupled with that my rune for this year was Hagalaz (that’s the mother *** rune by the way) and it just keeps on coming up.

My heart feels wounded and inadequate.  My mind is incapable of stretching to encompass the sheer magnitude of the problems that face humanity and our planet.  Spirit whispers of consensus, collaboration, unity, tolerance, sacrifice, love and hope.  Now I’m an optimistic person (and I mean really annoyingly optimistic) but I’m struggling to get with that programme right now.

The signs point to some major shifts come September so, in the meantime here’s my runic first aid bag this week. Feel free to dip in.

Holding my intention with Raidho

Keeping my rhythm with Raidho through drumming and meditation. Keep mindful, keep intentional, keep focused. I’ve been listening to a meditation I did for Raidho a while back; it’s a bit rough and ready but you’ll get the idea. For the best of the drumming start at minute 3.

Walking the bounds with Othala

Othala is the rune of ancestry, home and boundaries. The witches among you will be familiar with the concept of walking the bounds (as well as various other forms of boundary keeping). My favourite practice of the moment is to draw Othala on my feet when I’m home for the day. It’s really helping me keep connected with the land, stead spirits and my ancestors. I’ve also set the intention for the runes on my feet to help me hold my own personal boundaries and remember that not every problem is mine to be solved, nor is it always the right time to bring about resolution. Through setting clearer boundaries we give ourselves time to restore our energy so we can channel our efforts where, and when, they are most needed.

Daily cleansing with Laguz

So if you like singing in the shower this is a winner. Laguz is the rune of water, but also of growth, healing and regeneration so let it wash away all the energy that’s not yours and call in some juicier, more beneficial energy from the earth. Stand under the running water with your knees slightly bent and spine straight. Stretch your arms out behind you to make the shape of the Laguz rune. Don’t over-do it – you should get a nice stretch in your shoulders. The Laguz rune will direct the flow of energy up through the soles of your feet to the top of your head and then down your arms and out through your fingers. If you really want to get into the spirit of it you can chant Laguz with gusto to add extra oomph (but don’t choke).

Keep in touch!

I would love to hear from you if you use any of the above. Comments welcome or email me at magin@maginrose.com. If you are interested in developing your rune practice I will have some mentoring options coming up in September so please feel free to register your interest now.

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