May 14, 2010 – Shtan


Shtan is a “sh” or “ch” sound

There is no rune poem for Shtan. It is a Northumbrian Rune.
Shtan means stone or rock. It is a rune of permanence and eternity, expressing the power that is not easily or quickly changed or altered. It can suggest a definitive slowness, like molasses in January about how things are moving, but it can also show that which is permanent and unbreakable when it is present as well. Even if the situation around Shtan can be changed, it will be a slow process, and will require a lot of skill, persistence and determination, even though only to be changed by increment, like a sculptor carving rock, or erosion wearing away a boulder. Days marked by Shtan can often be hard to get through, as the energy is often slow to answer when it is needed, but once it gets going, it’s equally hard to stop it

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