Good morning! The Rune draw for April 7 to April 13, 2019 was THURISAZ, OTHILA, and HAGALAZ. With these three showing up there are two ways to divine the week ahead: the outer life and the inner life.
Outer life: THURISAZ indicates natural forces beyond our control. These may be adverse astrological influences or things as large as tsunamis and floods, wildfires, or earthquakes. OTHILA’s influence suggests that these disruptions will come in the arenas of real property, real estate, land holdings, or even within family. HAGALAZ, the force of sudden change, suggests that the best thing one can do is ride it out, but look for opportunities disguised as loss. When the Chaos of Change arises, look to the best that can be had from the situation.
Inner life: THURISAZ indicates that the emotional and mental clearings some of us have been doing over the past few weeks are going to continue, and OTHILA points out that this effort lies in the direction of the Ancestors. Most of us have baggage that has accompanied our families over the generations, and for those of us who are doing the work of inner cleansing, HAGALAZ promises change. This is a time to look to our Roots, discern what is good, what is not so good, and what can be done about it. The deepening process of forgiveness, even when you are not forgiven in turn, frees your heart and your mind to best carry on your own life. I have heard it said that the work we do in this vein also frees our ancestors and descendants forward and backward for seven generations.
If you have not worked with your ancestors before, there are practices you can establish – whatever appeals to you. When I began working with the Norse, I read the blog of Galina Krasskova, who suggested creating an Ancestor altar. You can establish this space anywhere in your home. I put together old photographs of my departed ones, and eventually I added to that a structure of three shelves that to me represent the Otherworlds of the shaman – the middle world, upper, and underworlds. But a simple space with photographs and items of reminiscence will do. I often light a candle, offer water or coffee, or even a bit of good homemade food in honor of all that they sacrificed in order that I might be here today. A friend of mine recites the names of her dead daily, so this can be a mental practice also. As in anything, trust your intuition, as it is the whisper of your soul.
I leave you today with a blessing and an invitation before the end of April 2019. If you sign up to my email list at the link here, you will receive a FREE Rune reading by email and the photo of the Rune drawn for you.