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.
Sunna’s Chariot (the Sun) is now in Kenaz the rune of the torch, knowledge and enlightenment. If you’ve been putting off a creative project now is the time to crack out the paints, pen clay or other materials through which the ideas held in the spirit become our magic manifest upon the earth. Now is also a wonderful time to pick up the book you’ve been meaning to read, visit your local art gallery or museum and let your spirit be inspired. Kenaz wants action so get into flow and create/ manifest. Where Kenaz comes unstuck is when we let our inner critic turn all that fiery energy inwards; beware the perfectionist within whose primary purpose is to hold us back from the risks presented by growth and evolution.
Frigg’s Chariot (Roman equivalent Venus) is now in Hagalaz the rune of the hail storm, destruction and transformation. Strength, tenacity and fortitude are not found in those who are indestructible but those who forge ahead despite their vulnerability. It reminds us that in the northern tradition the Gods themselves are mortal. Frigg knows well that her beloved son Baldur will die but she fights for him nonetheless. Just because the odds seem impossible, does not mean you should not try. In the years to come will you say to your children ‘I gave up because it was too hard’ or ‘I fought on because you were worth it’.
Odin’s Chariot (Roman equivalent Mercury) is now in in Wunjo the rune of ecstasy, belonging and joy. Too often in this world we are programmed either to give ourselves up entirely to the wishes of others or compete with them whatever the costs. If winning costs all that you are, surely the victory is hollow? Odin’s Chariot in Wunjo asks you to change the rules of the game. Replenished and restored you will bring so much more to your people, your passions and your purpose.
This week we move into the half month of Kenaz, a rune of both light and heat. Kenaz speaks to me of enthusiasm and curiousity, it is a rune of risk taking. Kenaz is the rune of the artist who is unafraid to pursue their inspiration.
Find out more on Kenaz here.