“There are times when the path to power lies in surrendering ourselves to the current and trusting we will be carried. The deeper you are able to trust in the universe, your inner guides and partners in this lifetime the higher you will soar.” Read on for more wisdom from Odin’s Chariot in Ehwaz, and the other planetary movements taking place this week.
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) in Ehwaz brings union between the self and the other, the insider and the outsider, the light and the shadow. Ehwaz is the rune of the horse and the rider and the precursor to the modern English letter ‘E’. It supports us in finding the golden thread that unites us, the common ground in conflict and the compassion to appreciate differences (even if we don’t understand them). It reminds us that true partnership needs to be tended so that leadership can ebb and flow between the two parties. Dominance of one over the other always results in imbalance and conflict in the longer term. Ehwaz can sometimes feel like fear: it is the unknown, the different, the enemy. Yet passing through that fear is the gateway to true partnership.
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 and pursue their own purpose. 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 ourselves.
Odin’s Chariot (Roman equivalent Mercury) in Ehwaz is a reminder of the great initiation Odin undertook upon the World Tree. Ehwaz is the rune of the steed and the rider; reminding us that ‘Yggdrasil’ (the only name of the world tree still known to us) means ‘Odin’s Steed’. There are times when the path to power lies in surrendering ourselves to the current and trusting we will be carried. The deeper you are able to trust in the universe, your inner guides and partners in this lifetime the higher you will soar. Lean into the wind and let it carry you. With a smile Odin reminds us that, if we fall, it is simply a sign we need to choose our partners more wisely next time.
Manni’s Chariot (the Moon) moves through one rune approximately every 24 hours. The edge of the new Moon is as a scythe cutting through what has come before and reaching towards desire, hope and purpose. It forms a moment for release, clarity and intention setting. Manni’s Chariot in Ehwaz (partnership, the steed) speaks of the partnership the universe offers us when we are brave enough to take its hand. If you have a breathless dream – reach for it. If you have an unspoken desire – sing it now. If you are waiting for a sign – paint it in the sky. The rune of the horse and wider speaks of love in all its wondrous forms. Lustful, effervescent, tender, curious, innocent, consuming, empowering. Born of sorrow, common-purpose, wild courage, shared experience longing, caring and ecstasy. It is not always the object or subject of our affection that brings the greatest rewards but the act of love itself. What is it that you want from love? That is what you need to give.
This week we move into the half month of Ehwaz, a rune representing the swift steed and the divine twins. Ehwaz holds within it that strange dream-like state where boundaries blur, time runs both fast and slow and anything is possible.
Find out more on Ehwaz here.