Monthly Archives: September 2010

September 20, 2010 – Ear


Ear

Ear is the dipthong “ea”

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

The grave is horrible to every knight,
when the corpse quickly begins to cooland is laid in the bosom of the dark earth.Prosperity declines, happiness passes awayand covenants are broken
let’s just say, today has not really been my most favorite of days. But I think there is something here, speaking to autumn equinox, and even-ness of hours of day and night, turning into a deepening darkness until the winter solstice. The dark tide is arriving, and the summer of the deceased comes

September 19, 2010 – Ac


Ac

Ac is the long a sound “ah”

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

The oak fattens the flesh of pigs for the children of men.
Often it traverses the gannet’s bath,and the ocean proves whether the oak keeps faithin honourable fashion.

Ac, the oak tree, the rune of endurance, longevity, stability, fidelity and faithfulness is the rune for this Sunday. It indicates that the day will probably be smooth and even in nature, without much disturbance, and what few arise will be handled easily and simply. There is a certain rooted inertia to this rune, that whatever direction or action one is taking, one will continue to act and follow through with that action, as the energy, (or lack thereof depending upon the factors at work) will be steady and available to meet your needs. Keep youself grounded and stable, so that the energy doesn’t overwhelm you.

September 19 – 26, 2010 – Aethel

Aethel

Aethel is the dipthong “ae”

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

An estate is very dear to every man,
if he can enjoy there in his housewhatever is right and proper in constant prosperity

Aethel is the rune for this week, indicating a focus on home, estate, family, ancestors, inheritance, and the wealth and good fortune that surrounds those things. Maybe your home will seem particularly inviting, or perhaps after a great deal of travel and effort, it is time to return, rest and enjoy those comforts of familial space and connection. As the days turn shorter, we come now into Autumn, which is the beginning of many holidays and events where family and friends gather together, in celebration of some event, or another.

September 6, 2010 – Ear

Ear

Ear is the dipthong “ea”

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

The grave is horrible to every knight,
when the corpse quickly begins to cooland is laid in the bosom of the dark earth.Prosperity declines, happiness passes awayand covenants are broken

Today is Ear, the rune of the Grave, symbolizing death, decay and the end of all things. Not the most pleasant of runes, is it? What is strongly apparent to me, is that today is the last day of work, before a week of vacation. Interestingly enough, many other people are on vacation day, as today is the day that usually marks the end of summer vacation, Labor Day (Huzzah for Unions!) People will have been getting in the last of the summer activities, bbq’s beaches, pool parties and picnics, because after today the weather will decline from the bright warm summer, into cool autumn (even in here in Southern California, things can be cooler. Yes, that means 70 instead of 80, but hey, cooler is cooler). The end of the lunar cycle is also coming, as this Wednesday is the complete occultation of the moon (that is to say a new, or dark, moon). It does seem that the end is coming in many ways.

September 4, 2010 – Sowelo


Sowelo

Sowelo is the letter S

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

The sun is ever a joy in the hopes of seafarers
when they journey away over the fishes’ bath,until the courser of the deep bears them to land

After the days of ice and stone, today Sowelo comes shining out, warming, radiant, and bright. Energy is present, and good fortune and favors to be had. Events happen with ease and grace, and desires are fulfilled with little difficulty. It’s a shining, joyous and peaceful day.

September 3, 2010 – Shtan


Shtan

Shtan is the sound “sh”

There is no rune poem for Shtan. It is a Northumbrian Rune.

Shtan takes the message from the previous day, and drives it to a very distinct point. Slow down. Don’t rush, don’t hurry, don’t speed along. Move slowly, and thoughfully, considering your actions, and make sure that every expression of effort is acted with intention. Take the perspective of longevity. Things will happen tomorrow. Small actions that can build up over time, becoming greater and more enduring with the focused repetition, until a small trickle carves a canyon, or the pressure and heat of centuries creates a flawless diamond. Nothing of value was built in a day.

September 2, 2010 – Isa

Isa

Isa is the vowel sound “i” (ee)

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

Ice is very cold and immeasurably slippery;
it glistens as clear as glass and most like to gems;it is a floor wrought by the frost, fair to look upon

Wow, Isa, two days in one week. The message I am getting is “The big chill.” Relax, de-stress, and don’t worry about things. If something is getting you all hot under the collar, maybe you should just let it slide, and dis-engage. Is it really worth or the storm and stress?

September – Ac


Ac

Ac is the vowel sound “ah”

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

The oak fattens the flesh of pigs for the children of men.
Often it traverses the gannet’s bath,and the ocean proves whether the oak keeps faithin honourable fashion

Ac for September indicates that this month will be about stability, dependability, and longevity. Avoid rushing into things or acting to quickly. If someone starts pushing on you, before you are ready, perhaps their intentions are less then what they present themselves to be. Ethical questions may arise, testing your personal integrity, while at the same time, the benefits of having stayed true to the course will also make themselves known.

September 1, 2010 – Yr reversed


Yr reversed

Yr is the letter “y”

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

Yr is a source of joy and honour to every prince and knight;
it looks well on a horse and is a reliable equipment for a journey

Yr is the rune of skill, craft, focus. I often think of hands and the many abilities that come from having skillful hands in creating, or working. When Yr is reversed, it indicates that there is a lack of skill and ability, especially in whatever is being pursued. Perhaps today is just an off day, and your usual talent just seems to be failing. Most likely other factors are involved. Your focus might be scattered, and all of your actions suffer because you are trying to do too many things all at once. You might try to back off, and just approach things one at a time, or else everything might end up being half done. Spend time in preparation, and think about the actions being taken, instead of just following the usual effortless action, that is just not there today.