Destiny is not something that happens to us; it is a gift offered by the universe should we choose to accept it. This week’s Middle Earth Readings covers the next two weeks including working with the potent energy of Thurisaz and the Uruz new moon.
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Odin’s Chariot (Mercury) in Thurisaz, the rune of the giants, the thorn and raw power speaks of the long-standing animosity between the Aesir (the Gods of Asgard) and the Jotun (the giants). On the surface of things they are opposites: order versus chaos, intellect versus instinct. As soon as you go into their stories, however, things become much less straight forward. For one thing, the Gods have the same roots as the Jotun – they share a family tree. There is also inter-marriage, regular romances, exchanges of wisdom and Odin’s best-friend is a Jotun. The conflict between Aesir and Jotun is, in many ways, fertile ground for growth and evolution. It is a sad truth that we often listen to the criticism of our enemies more than we do to the praise of our friends. Perhaps it is the urge to grow that prompts us to ruminate and worry at a barb from someone we barely know. Although I firmly believe we could all do better at deeply receiving complements from our friends it is also the case that our friends often inadvertently stop us from growing – they like us the way we are after all. So let’s see if we can’t take the sting out of the tail of our enemies by asking ourselves – what did that comment that hurt so deep have to tell me about what’s important to me? What is the truth my spirit wants me to connect with that got prodded by that criticism? Find the golden nugget of wisdom and then shake off the rest; after all, you don’t need your enemies to be your friends.
Frigg’s Chariot (Roman equivalent Venus) in Fehu provides access to our individual magic, power and potential for manifestation. Fehu is the rune of cattle, wealth and life force. Frigg’s Chariot brings to light its many facets, asking us to pay attention to both our individual life force and the way in which we participate and partake in the symbiotic life force of our community and environment.
As the primal cow Audhumla Fehu is the unconditional giving of the mother; when we are in this energy the child-parent relationship is at the fore . We all need to give unconditionally and receive unconditionally at times; the key is doing so with intention.
As the Goddess Frigg it is the partnership between sovereign and realm; judgements are made about where you place your energy and when you withdraw it.
As the Goddess Freyja it is the majesty of the individual soul that burns brightly as the Lover; Freyja teaches us that passionate and ardent love of self is required if we are to give passionately and ardently to another.
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 Uruz harnesses the healing strength of the aurochs. Aurochs were wild cattle, much larger in stature than modern day cattle with horns that could reach 80cm in length. Honour your animal nature, listen to your body, speak to the healer within. Go barefoot on the earth, stand in the rain, embrace the wild for you are part of it.
Sunna’s Chariot (the Sun) in Thurisaz (the rune of the thorn, the giant, power and passion) invites us to embrace the shadow and accept the teachings of the subconscious, the wild self, the emotions of the heart and the instincts of the body. Its energy can be painful, disruptive and drive us off centre – it is not known for being a gentle rune. It reminds us that we cannot reach the heights of our true potential if we have not also sunk deep into the realms of our fears, our passions and our life-trials. Once we have travelled through the veils of darkness, faced the shadows and woundings of our hidden self than we find at the heart of Thurisaz the power we need to meet and manifest the heights of our soaring dreams.
Odin’s Chariot (Roman equivalent Mercury) in Ansuz offers the opportunity to connect with your inner wisdom, bring clarity to your vision and communicate your ideas with eloquence and passion. Ansuz is the rune of the mouth of the gods, inspiration and utterance. It is often thought of as a rune of air but it also connects to water as one of its meaning is ‘estuary’. It is an opening, an expansion outwards that supports fertility of the mind. Odin encourages us to speak our truth, even if we are not yet certain where it leads. If we spend all our time waiting until we are sure we are right, we miss the richest offerings of our own potential.
We are currently in the half month of Uruz, the rune of strength, will-power and healing. Uruz relates to the ancient and now extinct aurochs, reminding us of both the fierceness and fragility of nature.
Find out more on Uruz here.