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Njord is the God of the benevolent sea that blesses us both with bounty and the spirit of adventure. Noatun means ‘ship-enclosure’; it is located on the edges of the great oceans of the heavens and is a place of safe harbour and preparation before any important venture. Sowilo, Teiwaz and Berkano fall within Njord’s sphere in a birth runes chart. Noatun is equivalent to Pisces in the Zodiac.
Frigg’s Chariot (Roman equivalent Venus) in Sowilo calls forth the Queen of Heaven in all her Majesty. The goddess of wisdom and sovereignty steps forth into the light to confer blessing on the people who look to her for guidance and protection. Sowilo is the rune of the Sun and Frigg reminds us that when we are fully embodied in our own power we have no need to subjugate, dominate or control. Instead the crown inspires others to bring their best selves and to step forward into their own power. When we look for role models we are not seeking to emulate, rather we are looking for someone in whom we find the permission to be who we dream of.
Tyr’s Chariot (Roman equivalent Mars) in Inguz the rune of the divine hero calls forth the most noble and self-sacrificing elements of both Ing and the warrior-priest Tyr. In modern minds sacrifice is often interpreted as loss or giving up but the term also means to ‘make sacred’. Tyr’s Chariot in Inguz encourages us not only to make sacrifices to that which we hold precious but to recognise the nobility of that sacrifice. Many have given up their lives, their freedom and their dreams for something they valued above all these. The small sacrifices we make every day honour the larger sacrifices others have made for us. We do not always choose what we are called to sacrifice – but we can choose the spirit in which that sacrifice is made.
Middle Earth Readings
We are currently in the half month of Sowilo, a warm and sensual rune, known for healing. The rune is wonderful to work with if you are seeking guidance and clarity upon your path. Find out more on Sowilo here.
What’s in the Hearthspace this week?
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This month we’re exploring the theme of frith-weaving (joy-making, peace-brokering, diplomacy, tending to wyrd).
Embodiment and meditation: Sowilo on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 12:15 PM UTC