You do not have to prove yourself – self trust and self doubt.

I am an idealist, through and through. I see the good in people, I believe a better world is possible, I don’t know when to give up. This morning a woman I have met just briefly in a professional context invited me to sit down with her. She said she saw in me a sadness she recognised in herself. It was an unexpected and beautiful invitation. We talked. We shared experiences. For about an hour the veils of what we both project out into the world in order to get on with the day were pierced. We learned that, yes, we do have some painful experiences in common. But we also celebrated the strength in each other, the hope, the optimism. If we were not so optimistic, we would not be filled with such hope – and we would not be so disappointed when life didn’t deliver on all those delicious dreams. The brighter the light the deeper the shadow.

I believe that it is the optimists who will change the world. The people who see the good, the people who dare to believe we can fix this crazy, crazy world. I put my faith in them every single day. I believe in their courageous magic and in the strength of their visions. I am inspired by them. I am enchanted by the possible futures they hold in their dreams. Some may call it an illusion – I call it our best hope of survival. Some illusions keep us separated from each other, the bustle of life that requires someone to be brave enough to say ‘sit down with me, I want to connect with you’. Others are the roadmaps to a better world.

In Middle Earth Readings we looking at opening to spirit guidance from the following six runes:

  • Dagaz
  • Hagalaz
  • Kenaz
  • Isa
  • Nauthiz
  • Sowilo
Which rune is guiding you this week?

If you are new to Middle Earth Readings, we follow the lunar cycle, allowing us to dive deeper into each rune:

  • On the week of the new Moon we will be setting intentions for working with a single rune as a spirit guide during the course of the month.
  • On the week of the waxing Moon we will be opening to receiving the guidance and energies of that rune
  • On the week of the Full Moon we will be exploring rune magics
  • On the week of the waning Moon we will be working on releasing and completion ready for a new cycle to begin

We cover 6 runes in depth each session meaning we will cover all 24 during the course of each lunar cycle. Supporting every phase we have a beautiful discussion thread set up by the lovely Suzanne in the Hearthspace for you to share your intentions, receivings, magics and releasing.

In Conversation With...Rionach Aiken

What gives a giantess the courage to take on the gods? Standing on the rainbow bridge ready to claim her destiny. Skadi. Heart-slowing, resolve growing, just knowing. Exploring the theme of influence and otherness with the giantess Skadi my very special guest Rionach Aiken is ready to offer wisdom, guidance and support for stepping from the edge-places and shadows into visibility and power. 

Rionach is a CEO, poet and transformation leader helping soulful business owners be seen, be known and be valued. Is it time to reveal your magic? Are you already revealing it but struggling to be heard? Are you already revealing it, just selectively, hesitantly, drop by drop? Then you won’t want to miss this interview. You can find out more about Rionach and her work at


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