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 Perthro the rune of uncertainty, opportunity, change, risk and reward. In some ways it is similar to the Wheel of Fortune in the tarot. It brings both a sense of anticipation and instability. It can present as an impatience to move forward but the key to flowing with Perthro is presence to the moment. Perthro is known as a rune of play, song and joy. It reminds us that fair winds, brighter prospects and happier times are found more frequently by those who kindle them without and within.
Jera, the rune of the year, is the only rune that can be sigilised with two separate components. It is also the rune of the harvest, symbolising success and manifestation. In its mysteries we come to recognise that there is no union without the state of division. Life and love are dependent on a continual cycle of separation and completion; through their dance we experience life, find out own ability to create and learn the secrets of evolution and transformation. The great God Tyr evolved from an older deity thought to be named Tuisto; this mighty storm God was hermaphrodite, both male and female (or perhaps more accurately, born into a world where gender and sex were not yet conceived of). Again and again Tyr divides and separates, becoming male, transforming from king to warrior, from warrior to priest. In these incarnations he does not diminish – he simply claims his next form with full wholeness of heart. He teaches us how to be ourselves; truly, simply, openly.
This week we move into the half month of Perthro, one of the most enigmatic of runes, it’s meaning is unknown and can only be inferred from the Old English Rune Poem which refers to it as ‘ever play and laughter’ where warriors sit in the beer-hall together. Perthro is the force which flows back and forth through the World Tree – it is the adventure of life itself.
Find out more on Perthro here.