Here’s your weekly update on what planetary movements are coming up. As always, Middle Earth Readings for the week is published at the bottom of the page after the live event.
Frigg’s Chariot (Roman equivalent Venus) in Kenaz reminds us that the smallest gestures have the power to shape the world. We all have memories of adults who raised us up and adults who struck us down. Be the Elder you wish you had had. In this world it is easy to feel powerless in the face of what is happening around us; yet in focusing on the power we do not wield we forget what is ours to shape. Every one of us will leave a legacy, tend to yours.
Tyr’s Chariot (Roman equivalent Mars) in Raidho reminds us that life is a journey that teaches us we are far stronger than we ever thought possible. Raidho is the rune of the road, the drum, the rhythm of life. A heart that has broken is a heart that will heal. A dream that is dashed will rise brighter than before. A promise betrayed forges the way for a future oath to be kept. We are designed to learn. We are designed to evolve. We are designed to survive. Take hope for the road has many turns, forks and milestones. See that Hero on the horizon? That Hero is you.
Sunna’s Chariot (the Sun) is now in Ansuz the rune of the breath, inspiration and communication. Ansuz is a rune that gifts both the wild ecstasy of unbound freedom and the stabilising presence of order made manifest through divine utterance. The rune is Odin’s rune, one of its literal meanings is ‘god’. As the All-father Odin reminds us that the strength to shape a better future comes from within; if the spirit is shackled we cannot draw on our greatest truth or our most brilliant dreams. Odin is known for bequeathing arm-rings of gold to those he favours; but he will also accept our burdens as long as they are offered in faith and sincerity. Release that which holds you back on your breath and offer it up to the Gods; breathe in the expansive freedom of your own divine soul.
This week we move into the half month of Ansuz, a rune of communication. Ansuz is the very life force of breath. It is sometimes called the container and the contained which makes sense if you consider that air is all around us as well as circulating within us.
Find out more on Ansuz here.