Here’s your weekly update on what planetary movements are coming up. On the 21st we have two planetary movements, it is also the Summer Solstice and the last day of Odin’s Chariot retrograde. Then Thor’s Chariot enters retrograde on the 22nd. As always, Middle Earth Readings for the week is published at the bottom of the page after the live event.
Heimdall is the watcher of the Gods; he can see across all the worlds and is said to be able to hear the grass itself growing. Himminbjorg means ‘heaven’s castle or heaven’s mountain’ and is located at the point where the rainbow bridge meets the realm of the Gods. Dagaz, Fehu and Uruz can fall within Heimdall’s sphere in a birth runes chart. Himminborg is equivalent to Cancer in the Zodiac.
Frigg’s Chariot (Roman equivalent Venus) in Uruz calls forth the splendour of the drinking hall and the greatness of each journeying spirit. Uruz is the rune of the aurochs, a mighty creature sadly now extinct. In the hands of Frigg the aurochs horn becomes a sacred vessel over which boasts and oaths are made. Uruz supports you in recognising your strength and drawing on your deepest physical, emotional, mental and spiritual resources.
Manni’s Chariot (the Moon ) moves through one rune approximately every 24 hours. The potency of the Full Moon energy is like a high tide leaving tracks in the sand as it departs – it forms a current over the coming month. Manni’s Chariot in Jera (the rune of the year, harvest and success) brings a beautiful, grounded and expansive energy for the month ahead. Imagine golden cornfields, the scent of honey-suckle and balmy days. This Moon brings great energy to magical workings. Take projects through to fruition, savour the moment, bask in the gifts of life.
Tyr’s Chariot (Roman equivalent Mars) in Thurisaz reminds us that a closed heart cannot feel pain or pleasure. Vulnerability is the companion of optimism, idealism and love. The priest-warrior God Tyr reminds us that Thurisaz is the rune of aggression and chaos but also of passion, creativity and love. When we open our hearts we let in the light of the universe; the shadow cast by that light is the fear of its absence. Through this period emotions may run high, fear and anger may surface and we may feel vulnerable indeed. Tyr reminds us to ask the question – what is my fear and anger trying to protect? What is the light that has created this shadow? He points out that when we feel pain we know we are truly alive. There are 3 options available to us: numb ourselves to both the pain and the pleasure; fixate on the shadow and how to avoid it; or open to the light.
We are currently in the half month of Dagaz, the rune of the day. The shape of the rune takes us some way to understanding that things are more complex than they seem. The rune has two halves, reminding us that enlightenment only comes after ignorance, at the end of despair.
Find out more on Dagaz here.