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Drawing In.

The Three Stones.


The Present Situation.


Gateway (Rev)/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Redirected Back.

Advancement is a series of doors, laden with burdens, duty and chores
Once passed it is left behind, compelled on a forward motion you will find
Each one is a test of self and being, on just how well we are really seeing
Some ways are barred after choosing, there are gains as well as loosing.


Waiting for that moment when we will know, with inner certainty its time to go
Balances restored and feeling settled, never before been this well fettled
Pit stops put checks back into place, ready the runner and steady the pace
The pause does good and sets new focus, reading the moment in the locus.


Stone Meaning.


The Spiritual warrior has wrestled with the ego. The spiritual path is becoming clear as the old ways, karmic influences and willful ways are replaced by the natural universal principles.


Solitude teaches that we are not meant to be alone for great lengths of time, lest we loose our humanity and the ties that bind are irreparably broken.


The natural resizing of the soul either as a wise leader or a spiritual advisor. Preparing to re-enter the community level of life, with a renewed sense of purpose and a new will to re-integrate.


The souls convalescence is over. The raging storm has passed and we all stand renewed. refreshed and replenished.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Action.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Reconciling Connections.

Opening up to all we can, was never the design of the grand plan
The nature of being is to improve, not to just rut into a groove
When seeking that special grace, we need to adjust to a kinder pace
Life when you see it full in the face, is more than just the human race.


We are highest on the tree, and are custodian to live being free
Connected by the simple truths, faith is not the one that proves
We are the nation of mankind, we should have left savagery well behind
As there is enough for all to have their fill, and no need to go and kill.


Stone Meaning.


This Rune stands for wholeness, that which your nature requires. It embodies the impulse toward self-realisation and indicates the path you must follow, not from ulterior motives but from the core of your individuality.


Seeking after wholeness is the Spiritual Warrior's quest. And yet what you are striving to become in actuality is what you, by nature, already are. You must become conscious of your essence and bring it into form, express it in a creative way. A Rune of great power, making energy available to you. Sowelu marks a time for regeneration right down to the cellular level.


Although this Rune has no reversed position, there is reason for caution. You may see fit to withdraw, to retreat in the face of a pressing situation, especially if events or people are demanding that you expend your energy now. Know that such a retreat in strength, and that it can indicate the need for a voyage inward for cantering, for balance. Timely retreat is among the skills of the Spiritual Warrior.


At the same time, for some, this Rune counsels opening yourself up, letting the light into a part of your life that has been secret, shut away. To accomplish this may call for profound recognition's, for admitting to yourself something that you have long denied.


There is a prayer known as the Gayatri that embodies the spirit of Sowelu. Address the sun in this fashion:


You, who are the source of all power, Whose rays illuminate the world, Illuminate also my heart So that I can do your work.


While reciting the Gayatri, visualise the sun's rays streaming forth into the world, entering your own heart, then streaming out from your heart center and back into the world. This is a powerful and life-enhancing prayer.


There is caution here not to give yourself airs. Even in a time of bountiful energy, you are required to face and vanquish your refusal to let right action flow through you. Nourish this capacity, for it is a mark of true humility.


Practice the art of doing without doing: aim yourself truly and then maintain your aim without manipulative effort. Meditate on Christ's words: I can of mine own self do nothing. For by our own power we do nothing. Even in loving, it is Love that loves through us. This way of thinking and being integrates new energies and permits you to flow into wholeness, which is the ultimate goal of the Spiritual Warrior.


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Likely Outcome.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Free to Go.

Glass ceiling broke, bragging rights not yet spoke, not taking a poke
No reveling in others eating our dust, just aiding the need as it must
New records have now been set, the the best is still to come yet
Terrain unknown and virgin tread, from the land comes the daily bread.


Respect the records that were once set, new challengers will come to place their bet
To try their best to beat the best, will still leave most in the ranks of the rest
As they step up to the plate, to give their all to test fate, some fail at the gate
Exceeding all that was once the top line, is the game that lasts to the end of time.


Stone Meaning.


Here is the final Rune belonging to the Cycle of Initiation. Drawing Dagaz can signal a major shift or breakthrough in the process of self change, a turn. For some, the transformation in attitude - a 180-degree turn. For some the transition is so radical that they no longer continue to live the ordinary life in the ordinary way.


Because the timing is right, the outcome is assured although not from the present vantage point, predictable. In each life there comes at least one moment which, if recognised and seized, transforms the course of that life forever. Rely, therefore, on radical trust , even though the moment may call for you to leap, empty-handed, into the void. With this Rune your Warrior nature reveals itself.


If Dagaz is followed by the Blank Rune, the magnitude of the transformation might be so total as to portend a death, the successful conclusion of your passage.


A major period of achievement and prosperity is often introduced by this Rune. The darkness is behind you; daylight has come. However, as always, you are reminded not to collapse yourself into the future or to behave recklessly in your new situation. Considerable hard work can be involved in a time of transformation. Undertake to do it joyfully.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Summary.


Well there has been a small breakthrough about the prospects from Brexit, it shoes how ingrained the whole EU invasion has been we were almost at the point of quiet acceptance of more EU litigation and billing and them acting as the defenders of human rights. Well the UcK (UK whatever that is) thinks it has the power of grey skull and can with a magic sweep of a pen legislate human rights right out of their driveway giving them unrestricted access to the future they think they can impose on us all. Born in Britain with its identity crisis a far flung future event, we as a nation knew ourselves as Scot/Brit or Brit/Scot, Welsh/Brit or Brit/Welsh, N Irish/Brit or Brit/N Irish and British, simple really what is so complicated about that selection.


The breakthrough that was on hold yesterday has been given the go ahead, approval, stops pulled, blockages cleared, the green light give. Or to put it another way, that enough rest get back to the grind you plebs, the games are over, yeah yeah you can show off at the party, save it till then.


Summary.


Tripping along in the steady flow, when down comes a barrier with only one way to go, life’s karma dept hands out a low blow, still if it was all predictable it would be a no show. Resolved to the task, no need to ask, time to drop the mask, no time to bask. When the inevitable is accepted, and the way can be detected, its just fate being redirected.


Short:


As the carousel revolves, fractures resolve, as restrictions dissolve.


Clipped:


Door closed, restoring comforts, to new developments.


Groups:


Cycle = 3.
Tyr = 2.
Freyr = 1.
Mystic = 1.
Heimdall = 1.


Group effects:


The reading has two upright and one reversed stone, there are two even numbered stones and one odd numbered one. The Gateway reversed is par for the course one safe harbour is closed as it is beset by storms, the course is set and a sense of completion follows as the journey is undertaken because it is necessary to proceed we must move. Once we are left with no other decision or choices we start to deal with what is and what is needed.

This is a meager reading for groupings, with two Cycle it is a pairing, with mutual exchanges (like for like, par for par) and self development is just a polite way for saying having a tough time, character building when we accept it, universal behaviour adjusting is the karmic whip of the moment. Having two Mystic is again a sense of having to go through a learning curve, slow realisation or even revelations.


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Diminishing Returns.

Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Being Restrained.

Reserve is still just holding back, taking up the slack, lining up a better tack
When the bit of the bind does bite, we will all know better wrong from right
As other plays have their time to show, their mistakes inform our know
The sidelines are the school of watching, from the winners to those botching.


The disciple of the power restrained, has better time to unleash whats gained
Lessons of the patient kind, reveal others inclined, as wisdom is richly mined
As the binds and ties that do hold, limit the spontaneous or rash of the bold
Bringing warm rewards to be told, not drenched in washouts of bitter cold.


Stone Meaning.


The necessity of dealing with sever constraint is the lesson of Nauthiz. The positive aspects of this Rune represent the limitations we directly cause ourselves. Its negative side attracts limitations from those around us. Both can be equally difficult to handle.


The role of Nauthiz is to identify our 'shadow', our dark or repressed side, areas where growth has been stunted, resulting in weaknesses that we project onto others. Don't take this world personally, this Rune is saying. Work with the shadow, examine inside you what magnetises misfortune into your life. When at last you can look on Nauthiz with a smile, you will recognise the troubles, denials and setbacks of life as your teachers, guides and allies.


The need for restraint is unquestionable here. Drawing this Rune indicates that there will be holdups, reasons to reconsider your plans carefully. There is work to be done on your self. So take it on with good will and show perseverance.


This is a time to pay of old debts, to restore, if not harmony, at least balance. So mend, restore, redress; when fishermen cant go to sea they repair nets. Let the constraints of this time serve you in righting your relationship to your self. Be mindful that rectification comes before progress. And once again consider the uses of adversity.


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Challenge.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Fortitude.

Courage and resolution, are the tools for the solution
To stand against the flow, and forge another way to go
Then learn to turn the tide, with the will from inside
Resolve and dedication start, and lead straight to its heart.


Fortitude, patience and mastery do, what they say on the tin for you
Experience and practice work together, to bring about something better
Endurance and survival, help to see off every rival, leaving no doubt
That to go the distance, takes some insistence, to win the final bout.


Stone Meaning.


The beast of burden willingly carries its load knowing that it will eat and sleep only when the work is complete, the beast cannot choose its master and some will be blessed with good conditions and care while others will only find harshness and continual toil.


The soul warrior will use this time to discipline the self to overcome the pettiness of self and to realise that the prevailing life conditions are random events of good and bad, easy and hard depending on the wind of fortune.


The best of people in the worst of circumstances learn the meaning of self sacrifice. The worst of people in the same circumstances do not do as well. The worst of people in the best of circumstances let their petty nature and selfish ways show through, while the best of people in the best of circumstances still show the best of their nature.


Aligning the soul with the universal goal is a demanding and arduous task, but it does have its rewards.The beast of burden willingly carries its load knowing that it will eat and sleep only when the work is complete, the beast cannot choose its master and some will be blessed with good conditions and care while others will only find harshness and continual toil.


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Action.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Maturation.

The alarm may ring and the needs may press, deserving of nothing less
As the day will demand, all the skills you command, as time trickles the sand
When the way is again clear, knowing all we hold dear, never walk in fear
Work, rest, play during the day, from the light to the dark is the way, of the ark.


I speak for no other than myself, as speaking for another uses stealth
Quote not what I say of me, regard how you see me be, no check no fee
A single mind is a curious kind, that in a pair you will find, leaves the old behind
But in being single is the start, that will double by the heart, to play its part.


Stone Meaning.


The self, the essence of self is formed in discipline, through moderation and tolerance we mould ourselves. Dedication and willingness to do the work of improvement are the least that is required.The Superior person anticipates and looks forward to moulding the temperament and gaining tolerance. This stone signifies the changes and growths that the self will undertake in the flow of life, these can be either self development through discipline or through the intervention of circumstances.


This stone when drawn singularly is advising the questioner to listen to their own inner voice whether it is instinct, intuition or the voice of inspiration learn to listen. The inquirer should be ready for changes or improvements but only if they are prepared to adapt to change as and when it occurs.


Enjoy the moment and delight in it's surprises and wonders.


Two Group Stone:


Rectification:


There are four stones in this grouping. The runes of rectification can indicate the healing of rifts and broken bonds, the restoring of balances and checks, when a destabilised or chaotic phase ends.


The paying of dues, the process of restoration or even the rebuilding of bonds and relationships.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Sacrifice.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
One Way.

The path is a single file to trod, when we skip, walk and plod this sod
It opens to the worthy as they present, achieved greatness with faith lent
We invest in all of the worth in life, passing tests and other strife
When through this portal we pass, it is to a station of a different class.


The closing of the door is so, the traveler should not stop but go
When passed the way will clear, the landmarks giving sight to steer
Refreshed from all the previous trials, the vista beckons many more miles
We never travel on our own, that is not how life’s seeds are sown.


Stone Meaning.


With gateway for it's symbol, this Rune indicates that there is work to be done both inside and outside yourself. The gateway is the frontier between Heaven and the mundane. Arriving here is a recognition of your readiness to contact the numerous, the Divine, to illuminate your experience so that it's meaning shines clearly through it's form.


Thurisaz is a Rune of non-action. Thus, the gateway is not to be approached and passed through without contemplation. Here you are being confronted with a true reflection of what is hidden within yourself, what must be exposed and examined before successful action can be undertaken. This Rune strengthens your ability to wait. Now is not a time to make decisions. Deep transformational forces are at work in this next-to-last of the Cycle Runes.


Visualize yourself standing before a gateway on a hilltop. Your entire life stretches out behind you and below. Before you step through, pause and review the past: the learning and the joys, the victories and the sorrows - everything it took to bring you here. Observe it all, bless it all, release it all. For in letting go of the past you reclaim your power.


Step through the gateway now.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Joy:


This trinity of runes is associated with joy and fertility, the bringing of harmony the calm after the storm, the relief from turmoil.


Joy is the uplifting process from experience or relationships, or even from successes or even births and endings, a joyous release from captivity or restraint, or the delivery of good news.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


New Situation.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Departure.

When the flow was diverted, and the investment and planning not averted
The humble took a tumble in the fumble, now heading for the winner rumble
Horses were changed in the flush of the flow, everything salvaged still good to go
The balance is righted as the ship is on keel, skill is driven all from the feel.


The destination remains, though the course was diverted resolution retains
Momentum is building with inevitability, steering the course of best ability
The way is clear and ready for capacity, travel at will or with audacity
Obstacles make way for the juggernaut passing, as momentum is still amassing.


Stone Meaning.


Ehwaz is a Rune of transit, transition and movement; of physical shifts, new dwelling places, new attitudes or new life. It also signifies movement in the sense of improving or bettering any situation.


There is about this Rune a sense of gradual development and steady progress, with the accompanying notion of slow growth through numerous shifts and changes. This could apply to the growth of a business or to the development of an idea. A relationship may have to undergo changes if it is to maintain growth and life. Moral effort are called for when you draw Ehwaz, another of the Cycle Runes. Let it be said this way: 'As I cultivate my own nature, all else follows'.


This Runes symbol is the horse, and it signifies the inseparable bond between horse and rider. Bronze Age artifacts show a horse drawing the sun across the sky. Here, this Rune is saying, you have progressed far enough to feel a measure of safety in your position. It is time to turn again and face the future reassured, prepared to share the good fortune that comes. The sharing is significant since it relates to the sun's power to foster life and illuminate all things with it's light.


A Four Group Stone:


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Water:


There are three runes in this group, they are symbolic of movement and with the element water. They can indicate flow if harmoniously supported by the other stones. Fluidity and steady progress, if negatively aspected diversion, disruption and rushing headlong.


The flow of life and its twists and turns are best handled in a steady stream and are a headlong rush of rapid changes dips and troughs.


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Tyr.


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Summary.


The way that being held still is no motion, has all the effect of a magic potion, not just a silly notion. For the strength of patience is required, as the moment is inspired, from now till when life is retired. As one door closes and even locks, like how ships rotate around the rocks, one in the free one in the stocks, all done to the beat of how the tick tocks. A musical precision just like a dance, giving the old ways one last chance, or the mercy of the good knights lance.


Short:


Held in place, with quiet grace, taken full face, in a closer space, ready for that expected race.


Clipped:


Restrained retained being sustained forwards.


Groups:


Cycle = 4.
Tyr = 2.
Freyr = 2.
Mystic = 2.
Water = 1.
Heimdall = 1.


Group effects:


This reading was cast for an overview about my move back into my burned out shell.

The overview has constraint in its place so as its positively aspected it is more of a discipline that may be a cutting back or getting by on less. Challenge has strength in its position indicating a little bit of toughening up may be required, determination and even sticking to purpose. Action is all down to the self it has a feel of getting back what you put in, reaping and sowing go hand in tow. Sacrifice has gateway firmly placed and this indicates some loss or just trimming back stripping the redundant and this comes with some regret. The outcome is pretty clear movement is the outcome no chance to turn around and it may well be fated, so time to suck it up and get on with it.

This five stone spread is all upright and so is positive in aspect, all the stones are odd numbered giving an uneven response as none can be split evenly, as its positive with a negative undercurrent suggesting a swings and roundabouts feel to the process.

There are four Cycle group stones out of a possible five, all the indications for self in this grouping collection strengthen and even square the changes to self even consolidating a new perceptive base or way of seeing things. There are three paired groupings in the spread two is an ambiguous number associated with duplicity if negative and in this case with bonding and pairing. Tyr suggests delays and inconveniences and karmic levy being leveled. Freyr indicates new starts, new beginnings maybe even a new relationship or partnership. Two Mystic indicate as the stone is an odd number that not everything is known, some things are not being shown and will demand a test of faith or the strength to carry on till all is clearer, the obstruction is incidental and is just the processes of life banging into one another or even worse behaving like the large people are all in front obscuring vision, shadows cast or clouds casting shadows. No real paranoid tester as this to will become clearer as all things pass nothing is forever. Things do become clearer with time, all mistakes will be learned from. With one Heimdall it begs the need for caution no rash decisions. With one Flow is states a single no return direction a closing of one doorway an a second try at an old failed one.


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Spiritual Practices.

Single Stone Layout.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Hose Gushing.

Turning tides in the ebb and flow, have only one place to go, drifting is just so
Then with the gathering tide, we get ready for that ride to get to the other side
How far it all seams, hope stacked in reams, for faith to realise the dreams
Skiing downhill in the stream that is flush, is more than an adrenaline rush.


On the river the ship has a master at the wheel, driven by experience and the feel
When all the passengers start to settle, and a crisis creates a test of metal and fettle
A roll call is needed for the new seeded so all the assembled can then be heeded
As the berths are then taken, by the worried and the shaken non can be mistaken.


Knowing the distance and the ETA, that once the journey gets started it goes all the way
Taking time to walk the deck, giving everything of interest the quick double check.
Boarded the vessel all anticipation and hope, seeing further than the destinations scope
Settled in by when the current took hold, dressing for the evening and keeping it bold


The days are all peaceful and the evenings fun, just like was hoped as it first begun
With company congenial and easy to share, in good measure no souls being laid bare
Entertainment is bright on the upper decks, the crew’s commissioned to make all the checks
Not the same pace as life lived below, we all know that is not how it will go.


There but for the whims of fate, the journey and enjoyments would not have a sedate rate
The river flows and keeps flowing on, for bellow the day is full of toil till its all gone
Even the evening has demands on the soul, to keep the trouble out of the passengers toll
Nighttime still call the men to keep watch, to be there if needs must baton the hatch.


One life above and the other below, some take the lead and the others are in tow
The days are enjoyed and will soon blend, as the vessel meanders round every bend
When the port is neared and coming into view, again the mustered all know what to do
An orderly queue is formed to leave, to head for the receptions that they will receive.


Stone Meaning.


Unseen powers are at work here, powers that nourish, shape and connect. The attributes of this Rune are water, fluidity, the ebb and flow of emotions, of vocations and relationships. Laguz supports your desire to immerse yourself in the experience of living without having to evaluate or understand. It speaks to the satisfaction of emotional needs, to the awakening of the intuitive or lunar side of your nature. For while the sun strives for differentiation, the moon draws us toward union and merging.


This Rune often signals a time for cleansing: for revaluing, reorganising, re-aligning. A Rune of deep knowing, Laguz may call you to study spiritual matters in readiness for self transformation. Success now lies in contacting your Intuitive Knowing, in attuning to your own rhythms. A Rune of the self relating rightly to the Self, Laguz signifies what alchemists called conjunction, or sacred marriage. In fairy tales, it is the end where the hero and heroine live happily ever after.


Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.

Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Water.


There are three runes in this group, they are symbolic of movement and with the element water. They can indicate flow if harmoniously supported by the other stones. Fluidity and steady progress, if negatively aspected diversion, disruption and rushing headlong.


The flow of life and its twists and turns are best handled in a steady stream and are a headlong rush of rapid changes dips and troughs.


Summary.


From the source of the spring all the way to the mouth, is a meandering flow not just a stream heading south. The destination is inevitable as it is fixed, but the means are varied if not outright mixed. Rising and sinking or going left or right, are just the ways to steer in the midst of flowing might. Wading in the shallows or rushing ahead, even finding the eddies to skim by the bed. Just stretch out the time to enjoy the trip, but the destination is as inevitable as fate, that only allows you to decide in what state even early or late.


Short:


Immersed in the moment and captain of the ship, not Captain Bligh no weed for a whip.


Clipped:


Singleminded direction.


Groups:


Mystic = 1.
Tyr = 1.
Water = 1.


Group effects:


Flow often suggests that the reader is in the flow experiencing all the fun of the ride as they are carried away on the journey of life as the day winds its way to a close. The context for this stone in this context means that the passenger status is more of a fish in water with the ability to steer and to rise and fall in the flow, the suggestion of fluidity in the flow is all contextual and impression related. Being helpless and floating in the current is all to helpless considering the present series of readings indicating events and situation limiting the direction but not the latitude the swimmer or fish has in the flow. The flow in this instance has the feel of being steady and forward moving and not gushing and rushing in tangled turmoil.


This single stone is upright and so positively aspected no sinister or negative qualities and the number is 18 and is an even number so has the potential to be equal on the splits, a good indicator of no losses even if there are no direct gains. The stone has three groupings Water is the basis that the stones name indicates as the medium for Flow. Tyr and Mystic indicates the fact that.


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Astute Observations.

Three Stone Spread.


The Current Infuences.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Earned Provisions.

To reap rewards or get your dues, washes away all the deprivation blues
Taking time to peruse the stock, that is normally stored behind a secure lock
Avoid having to discard the spoiled, its as bad as getting your shoes soiled
Collect the cream some baked or boiled, just deserts for which you’ve toiled.


Spoils make purees and for jams, that will fill the treats and garnish the hams
Nothing in the harvest is left to waste, that decision is the choice of haste
As quantity is the calculation for the stalls, let the scales land where fortune falls
Then discretion becomes the base of good taste, as quality luxuries become well laced


Stone Meaning.


A Rune of beneficial outcomes, Jera applies to any activity or endeavour to which you are committed. Be aware, however, that no quick results can be expected. A span of time is always involved; hence the key words 'one year', symbolising a full cycle before the reaping, the harvest or deliverance.


You have prepared the ground and planted the seed. Now you must cultivate with care. To those whose labour has a long season, a long coming to term, Jera offers encouragement of success. Know that the outcome is in the keeping of Providence and continue to persevere.


Remember the old story about the farmer who was so eager to assist his crops that he went out at night and tugged on the new shoots. There is no way to push the river; equally, you cannot hasten the harvest. Be mindful that patience is essential for the recognition and acceptance of your own process which, in its season, leads to the harvest of the self.


You have prepared the ground and planted the seed. Now you must cultivate with care. To those whose labour has a long season, a long coming to term, Jera offers encouragement.


Three Group Stone:


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Joy:


This trinity of runes is associated with joy and fertility, the bringing of harmony the calm after the storm, the relief from turmoil.


Joy is the uplifting process from experience or relationships, or even from successes or even births and endings, a joyous release from captivity or restraint, or the delivery of good news.


Rectify:


There are four stones in this grouping. The runes of rectification can indicate the healing of rifts and broken bonds, the restoring of balances and checks, when a destabilised or chaotic phase ends.


The paying of dues, the process of restoration or even the rebuilding of bonds and relationships.


Action.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Sentinel on Point.

The moment is focussed in being aware, hold back impulses to great care
Attention is on only what is required, holding focus beyond being tired
Placing incidental to the edge of gaze, ready to attune in a change of phase
Adapting to the needs of change, as the moment unfolds in the rearrange.


Forewarned is state of readiness, that is managed with an easy steadiness
Prepared with arms ready to hand, but not carried as fear would’ve planned
Not in a situation to face the last stand, while at the hub of the tribe and clanned
But looking out beyond the walls, listening and watching for troubled calls.


Stone Meaning.


This is the symbol of the Spiritual Warrior. Always the battle for the Spiritual Warrior is with the self. Funding a will through action yet unattached to outcomes, able to be radically alone, remaining mindful that all you can really do is stay out of your own way and let the will of Heaven flow through you - these are among the hallmarks of the Spiritual warrior.


Embodied in this Rune is the energy of discrimination, the sword like quality that enables you to cut away the old, the dead the extraneous. And yet, with Teiwaz comes certain knowledge that the universe always has the first move. Patience is the virtue of this Rune, and it recalls the words of St Augustine that the reward of patience is patience.


Here, you are asked to look within, to delve down to the foundations of your life it's self. Only in so doing can you hope to deal with the deepest needs of your nature and to tap into your most profound resources. The moulding of character is at issue when Teiwaz appears in your spread.


Associated with this Rune are the sun. masculine energy, the active principle. The urge toward conquests prominent here, especially self conquest, which is a life long pursuit and calls for awareness, single-mindedness and the willingness to undergo your passage with compassion and in total trust.


In issues of relationship, devotion to a cause, an idea or a path of conduct, the warrior Rune counsels perseverance, although the kind of perseverance required is patience.


Teiwaz is a Rune of courage and dedication. In ancient times it was this glyph that warriors painted on their shields before battle. Now, the same symbol strengthens your resolve in the struggle of Self with Self.


Two Group Stone:


Protection:


There are four runes in the group and are valued for their powerful protective properties, just like a charm wards. Thought to be a defence against spiritual attacks from hostility and malice or envy.


Their influence in the reading is a balance against acts of chance and the randomness of fate. As supported or not by the other stones in the layout.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Likely Outcome.


Defense/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Inner Keep.

Not heavy amour saddled on horse, more pliable to cover the course
Or even shielded by scouts, nor armoured guards to allay doubts
Assessing the situation and need, by being adaptable to meet the deed
Training always has a place, that saves our blushes from minor disgrace.


Failure in life is part of the process, that underpins every part of progress
But there is not that grace in battle, where the raw and green will easy rattle
In this error has no margin, so be the best of the best right from begin
There is no prize to not win, the result more often is the wages of mortal sin.


Stone Meaning.


As we are tested we fund the power to avert blockage and defeat. At the time, we develop in ourselves an aversion to the conduct that creates stress in our lives.


If there appears to be an obstacle in your path, consider that even a delay may prove beneficial. Do not be overly eager to press forward, for this is not a situation in which you can make your influence felt. Patience is the counsel Eihwaz offers: nothing hectic, no acting needy, or lusting after a desired outcome. This Rune speaks to the difficulties that arise at the beginning of a new life. Often it announces a time of waiting - for spring to fill up with water, for fruit to ripen on the bough.


Perseverance and foresight are called for here. The ability to foresee consequences before you act is a mark of a thinking person. Avert anticipated difficulties through right action. For even more than we are doers, we are deciders. And once the decision is clear, the doing becomes effortless.


The Rune of Defense points out that, through inconvenience and discomfort, growth is promoted. For as the wood of the yew tree becomes the bow of the Spiritual Warrior, so the obstacle on your path can become the gateway to a new life unfolding.


This may well be a trying time; certainly it is a meaningful one. So set your house in order, tend to business, be clear, and wait on the will of Heaven.


Four Group Stone:


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Protection:


There are four runes in the group and are valued for their powerful protective properties, just like a charm wards. Thought to be a defence against spiritual attacks from hostility and malice or envy.


Their influence in the reading is a balance against acts of chance and the randomness of fate. As supported or not by the other stones in the layout.


Rectification:


There are four stones in this grouping. The runes of rectification can indicate the healing of rifts and broken bonds, the restoring of balances and checks, when a destabilised or chaotic phase ends.


The paying of dues, the process of restoration or even the rebuilding of bonds and relationships.


Summary.


Not an act of chance but activities reward, that should be delivered with good accord, that can be sold well abroad, when need meets provision in a well struck chord. To store and care for in a secure store, that has easy defences at its core, leaving room for the bartered more, to return from the market store.


Short:


A bounty of large proportions, is doled out in steady and fair sized portions.


Clipped:


Returns secured in safe and secure storage.


Groups:


Heimdall = 2.
Protection = 2.
Rectification = 2.
Tyr = 1.
Mystic = 1.


Group effects:


There are three upright and so positively aspected stones in this layout, the numbers are all odd not even meaning they are not easy to split evenly so will contain a biased influence in aspect that if they were reversed would be a negative bias, so they are in this instance on a positive bias and so are inclined to be positive as opposed to negative in influence and interpretation. Tyr and Mystic imply there is room for surprises or gifts as well as a settling of bills and debts or leveling of karma in the receiving process.


This single spread reading has three double groupings in it and two of them reinforce defense or awareness and the need for caution and to not make rash decisions, Heimdall and protection imply a need for caution that is based on preservation and so caution is the tool to achieve the task needed. Rectification is implying errors and recovery are a necessary process to come out of the situation. Implied in the current influences and established in the likely outcome. Protective measures that are taken in the action required will pay results in the outcome, a very good pairing by stone and location in the spread.


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Single Stone Reading.

The Present Situation


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
Getting to Know ...

A sudden revelation has its dawn, understanding then begins to spawn
For new realisations are then drawn, as the old fall like the bough sawn
To stay well within the know, is the only way for understanding to grow
Investment is then made in the sow, that returns for the season will show.


The learning, is all focussed on the earning, not seeing the fertile churning
The pickup is slow, but that’s how it will go, as time is stretched real low
Joining the club after manning the hub and getting over the snub
Makes you feel you deserve, what cost all your reserve, surfing the curve.


An introduction to the production can put a bevel on the level
The word to the wise, true power is not judged by physical size
The truth of this is there is only one prize, not for the lord of lies
Understanding is the fruit of knowledge, not something you get from college.


Take the action to the state of play, let all the unprepared stay away
Line up all the wealth of knowing, that will be a telling in the showing
Take a line from the team, that has its feet planted not its head in the dream
Time for some last preparations to be made, before the opportunity can fade.


Understanding delivers a sentient knowing, a gift for the lost to get going
Not for the mean seekers of tight sowing, don’t care how good you are at rowing
At this time our need is more and the bill is due, how else you get it is down to you
Pay in installments but not in kind, or up front and in full if you don’t mind.


Once the game is raised and the stakes bet, there is room for the very best yet
A team checks in when they need, so they are not losing form or speed
The novice that does not know their place, is sent on the lonely goose chase
Time to cut that learning trend, by all to the give nothing to lend, then send.


Stone Meaning.


A hierarchic or mystery rune, Perth points to that which is beyond our frail manipulative powers. This Rune is on the side of heaven, the Unknowable, and has associations with the Phoenix, that mystical bird which consumes itself in the fire and then arises from its own ashes. It's ways are secret and hidden.


Powerful forces of change are at work here. Yet what is achieved is not easily or readily shared. After all, becoming whole, the means of it is a profound secret.


On the side of the earthly or mundane, there may well be surprises; unexpected gains are not unlikely. On the side of human nature, this Rune is symbolised by the flight of the eagle. Soaring flight, free from entanglement, lifting yourself above the endless ebb and flow of ordinary life to acquire broader vision - all this is indicated here. This is the Rune of questing.


Another of the Cycle runes, Perth is concerned with the deepest stratum of being, with the bedrock on which your destiny is founded. Nothing external matters here, except as it shows you its inner reflection. For some, drawing Perth means experiencing a psychic death. If need be, let go of everything, no exceptions, no exclusions. Nothing less than renewal of the Spirit is at stake.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Summary.


Introduced to a revelation, way beyond normal expectation, that drives us forward with determination, may well give rise to exulted invocation. When the veil drops from the eyes, revealing all the supposed lies, reveals that we are held by ignorant ties, that starts the doing and ends the tries. The cloud lifts and leaves no lining, from understandings new realigning.


Short:


What was hidden is now know, when last it past it wasn’t shown, achieving new levels in the mind that’s blown, and understanding is now the seed that’s sown, as all the old ways are now outgrown.


Clipped:


A curtain ripples at the edge of sight that is the glimpse of understandings might.


Groups:


Cycle = 1.
Heimdall = 1.
Mystic = 1.


Group effects:


The single stone is positively aspected and its number is six and this is an even number so it indicates that the stone is not a negative in any way shape or distant form in the present situation slot that it occupies. The indications are that a positive initiation revelation, finding out new understanding is in process in the whole order from the self in the moment to the world in the moment.


The three groupings that this single stone is associated with are Cycle, Heimdall and Mystic. The connections are quite simplistic in their nature by association. Cycle because initiation is a personal process, that also brings risk as not every insight is self beneficial and may even prove contrary to life course, so by association Heimdall the watcher is in on the process. The revelations of mysteries is the primary purpose in Mystic being in the groupings.


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Parting Ways.

The Single Stone


Defense/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Wary Eye.

Insurance is a very wise policy to make, when taken for precautions sake
As the future is never certain, and the present becomes the final curtain
Foreknowledge is a gift, gleaned from all the experiences we sift
That makes forearmed well informed even charmed, no need to get alarmed


The gentle cup of self restraint, is the finest form of constraint
As the line moves on, we all move along, as opportunity is soon gone
Keyed to the point of being ready, knowing the thrill can be too heady
Keep the eye on the ball, staying ready to move not fall in the call.


Stone Meaning.


As we are tested we fund the power to avert blockage and defeat. At the time, we develop in ourselves an aversion to the conduct that creates stress in our lives.


If there appears to be an obstacle in your path, consider that even a delay may prove beneficial. Do not be overly eager to press forward, for this is not a situation in which you can make your influence felt. Patience is the counsel Eihwaz offers: nothing hectic, no acting needy, or lusting after a desired outcome. This Rune speaks to the difficulties that arise at the beginning of a new life. Often it announces a time of waiting - for spring to fill up with water, for fruit to ripen on the bough.


Perseverance and foresight are called for here. The ability to foresee consequences before you act is a mark of a thinking person. Avert anticipated difficulties through right action. For even more than we are doers, we are deciders. And once the decision is clear, the doing becomes effortless.


The Rune of Defense points out that, through inconvenience and discomfort, growth is promoted. For as the wood of the yew tree becomes the bow of the Spiritual Warrior, so the obstacle on your path can become the gateway to a new life unfolding.


This may well be a trying time; certainly it is a meaningful one. So set your house in order, tend to business, be clear, and wait on the will of Heaven.


Four Group Stone:


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Protection:


There are four runes in the group and are valued for their powerful protective properties, just like a charm wards. Thought to be a defence against spiritual attacks from hostility and malice or envy.


Their influence in the reading is a balance against acts of chance and the randomness of fate. As supported or not by the other stones in the layout.


Rectification:


There are four stones in this grouping. The runes of rectification can indicate the healing of rifts and broken bonds, the restoring of balances and checks, when a destabilised or chaotic phase ends.


The paying of dues, the process of restoration or even the rebuilding of bonds and relationships.


Summary.


In defense of our position, taking into account our present condition. One foot in the old, and the other stepping out bold, time to buy into the deal we were sold, time now to not just to as we are told. Normal shielding will have to do, even though our armour is not new, it is still serviceable to get us through.


The Three Stones.


The Present Situation.


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
Getting to Know.

Introduced to the truth that’s spruced, after initiation is induced the lie is reduced
Knowledge is keen for better understanding, so wisdom will have a better standing
The illusion that power emanates from this place, is how it’s broadcast on the surface
Knowledge is not power in itself, and is not solely contained in the tombs on the shelf.


Wisdom is the offspring of knowledge and understanding, no predicting its next landing
Familiarity that doesn’t sour to contempt, not by trial and error or mere attempt
Will produce contentment or comfort, or even something else of this sort
The inside track brings more than a glimmer, as contempt grows ever thinner.


Stone Meaning.


A hierarchic or mystery rune, Perth points to that which is beyond our frail manipulative powers. This Rune is on the side of heaven, the Unknowable, and has associations with the Phoenix, that mystical bird which consumes itself in the fire and then arises from its own ashes. It's ways are secret and hidden.


Powerful forces of change are at work here. Yet what is achieved is not easily or readily shared. After all, becoming whole, the means of it is a profound secret.


On the side of the earthly or mundane, there may well be surprises; unexpected gains are not unlikely. On the side of human nature, this Rune is symbolised by the flight of the eagle. Soaring flight, free from entanglement, lifting yourself above the endless ebb and flow of ordinary life to acquire broader vision - all this is indicated here. This is the Rune of questing.


Another of the Cycle runes, Perth is concerned with the deepest stratum of being, with the bedrock on which your destiny is founded. Nothing external matters here, except as it shows you its inner reflection. For some, drawing Perth means experiencing a psychic death. If need be, let go of everything, no exceptions, no exclusions. Nothing less than renewal of the Spirit is at stake.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Action.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Coming Unstuck.

Elation and all its stages, as the feelings swell to ecstatic rages
The expanse of feeling to their edge, takes elevation to the next ledge
Filled with splendour or with awe, by all that’s felt by more by saw
Raises awareness to its best, of all the feeling in hopes great chest.


Accomplished, arrived, achieved and more, felt right to our very core
Both feet now back on ground, after elevation soared to new found
A settling in a sense of win, release from burden beyond all sin
To fulfil the faith that others invest, raised us to our very best.


Stone Meaning.


Like a fruit bearing branch is a welcome find to the hungry traveler. The term of travail is ended and you have come to yourself in some regard. The shift that was due has occurred and now you can freely receive Wunjo's blessings, whether they be in material gain, in your emotional life or in a heightened sense and awareness of your own well - being.


This is an alchemical moment in which understanding is transmuted from knowledge. The knowledge itself was a necessary but not sufficient condition; now you can rejoice, having been carried across the gap by the Will of Heaven.


Joyousness accompanies new energy, energy blocked before now. Light pierces the clouds and touches the waters just as something lovely emerges from the depths: the soul is illuminated from within, at the meeting place of Heaven and Earth, the meeting of the waters.


There is new clarity which may call for you to renounce existing plans, ambitions, goals. It is proper and timely for you to do so, for Wunjo is a Rune of Restoration, of the self properly aligned to the Self.


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Joy:


This trinity of runes is associated with joy and fertility, the bringing of harmony the calm after the storm, the relief from turmoil.


Joy is the uplifting process from experience or relationships, or even from successes or even births and endings, a joyous release from captivity or restraint, or the delivery of good news.


Likely Outcome.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Making Progress.

To shift up the gear, once we are shot of the fear, to off in the clear
Front marker or even the scout, steady the pace never a doubt
Making good time after the delays, saved being lost in the wrong ways
Travel both in the day and the night, internal G.P.S overrules sight.


The destination remains, though the course was diverted resolution retains
Momentum is building with inevitability, steering the course of best ability
The way is clear and ready for capacity, travel at will or with audacity
Obstacles make way for the juggernaut passing, as momentum is still amassing.


Stone Meaning.


Ehwaz is a Rune of transit, transition and movement; of physical shifts, new dwelling places, new attitudes or new life. It also signifies movement in the sense of improving or bettering any situation.


There is about this Rune a sense of gradual development and steady progress, with the accompanying notion of slow growth through numerous shifts and changes. This could apply to the growth of a business or to the development of an idea. A relationship may have to undergo changes if it is to maintain growth and life. Moral effort are called for when you draw Ehwaz, another of the Cycle Runes. Let it be said this way: 'As I cultivate my own nature, all else follows'.


This Runes symbol is the horse, and it signifies the inseparable bond between horse and rider. Bronze Age artifacts show a horse drawing the sun across the sky. Here, this Rune is saying, you have progressed far enough to feel a measure of safety in your position. It is time to turn again and face the future reassured, prepared to share the good fortune that comes. The sharing is significant since it relates to the sun's power to foster life and illuminate all things with it's light.


A Four Group Stone:


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Water:


There are three runes in this group, they are symbolic of movement and with the element water. They can indicate flow if harmoniously supported by the other stones. Fluidity and steady progress, if negatively aspected diversion, disruption and rushing headlong.


The flow of life and its twists and turns are best handled in a steady stream and are a headlong rush of rapid changes dips and troughs.


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Tyr.


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Summary.


The single stone defense and initiation indicate that wariness and finding out are the main points from the stones as they are positively aspected that because of action being a joy it seems like stagnation is breaking and movement is now possible after a period of inertia. Th first signs of change in an old situation as it loses its grip on the moment and the new circumstances that arise from it start to take on new forms and dimensions, indicating that movement may well be growth or even just release in this current situation.

Guarded wariness builds understanding, with every new challenge that is landing. With a saturated sense of elated feeling, that does not leave us reeling. Breaking new bounds as change does its rounds.


Short:


Awareness in incidence protects, as new understanding detects. Pleasurable moments to marvel, as the procession does travel.


Clipped:


Protectionism instructs in pleasant travel.


Groups:


Cycle = 2.
Mystic = 2.
Heimdall = 2.
Protection = 2.
Joy = 1.
Tyr = 1.
Freyr = 1.
Water = 1.
Rectification = 1.


Group effects:


The two spreads have four pairs, two as a number speaks more of caution than certainty like a triangulation or three tends to consolidate the reinforced undercurrents of the associated groups. Two tends to be a teaming up a union either positive or negative, the negative is a duplicity in action, incidence or circumstances. The positive aspects are all reinforced in a spread or spreads where all the stones are upright. So for this double spread it is about teaming rather than duplicity. Heimdall and Protection suggest caution in the first two stones the personal and the current influences, Defense and Initiation leaning towards a hard lesson from oversights and maybe even thoughtless actions.


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Mythical Beasties.

The Single Stone


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Transitional Phasing.

Not on the main track but the side lines, not from the past a sign of the times
Unexpected openings are not secret or hidden, allow for urges that are unbidden
The need for an exit is for to escape, more than a feeling for a change of landscape
Once the threshold's passed, a transition’s not timed it has no limit to how long it’ll last.


A foot in the outside the other on ground new, there the direction is all up to you
The pace is not dictated or metered out, and the plan is still to follow the snout
A sense of direction is built on the knowing, that get built by just keeping on going
Once the threshold has been left behind, and the vista beckons for the curious to find


Stone Meaning.


With gateway for it's symbol, this Rune indicates that there is work to be done both inside and outside yourself. The gateway is the frontier between Heaven and the mundane. Arriving here is a recognition of your readiness to contact the numerous, the Divine, to illuminate your experience so that it's meaning shines clearly through it's form.


Thurisaz is a Rune of non-action. Thus, the gateway is not to be approached and passed through without contemplation. Here you are being confronted with a true reflection of what is hidden within yourself, what must be exposed and examined before successful action can be undertaken. This Rune strengthens your ability to wait. Now is not a time to make decisions. Deep transformational forces are at work in this next-to-last of the Cycle Runes.


Visualize yourself standing before a gateway on a hilltop. Your entire life stretches out behind you and below. Before you step through, pause and review the past: the learning and the joys, the victories and the sorrows - everything it took to bring you here. Observe it all, bless it all, release it all. For in letting go of the past you reclaim your power.


Step through the gateway now.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Joy:


This trinity of runes is associated with joy and fertility, the bringing of harmony the calm after the storm, the relief from turmoil.


Joy is the uplifting process from experience or relationships, or even from successes or even births and endings, a joyous release from captivity or restraint, or the delivery of good news.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Summary.


An opening is opportunity presented by the ajar door, that is not known as generous and giving much more. In transition from all that has been, to all beyond the horizon yet to be seen. Drawn lines on maps don’t exist on the real road, knowing the terrain gives the luxury of knowing the load. Unknown terrain demand we carry in case, all that will be needed at the destination at that unknown place.


The Three Stones.


The Current Influence.


Disruption/Hagalaz.


Disruption.
Untimely Interventions.

Routines arrested and schedules broken, so that formalities demands are just token
Interruptions are the order of the day, as all kinds of interference's get in the way
Lines of communication break down, that can raise choice words more than a frown
Views will change as opinions rearrange, so when we look none look so strange.


If the flow is cut short and diverted off course, protess leave the voice hoarse
Lacks of all kind by mistimed exclusion, are the worst types of incidental confusion
Nothing is stable and can be relied on, as all that sort of normality is then all gone
Good thing is nothing last all that long, as right takes over after wrong has long gone.


Stone Meaning.


Change, freedom, invention and liberation are all attributes of this Rune. Drawing it indicates a pressing need within the psyche to break free with constricting identification with material reality and to experience the world of archetypal mind.


The Rune of elemental disruption, of events that seem to be totally beyond your control, Hagalaz has only an upright position, and yet it always operates through reversal. When you draw this Rune, expect disruption, for it is the great awakener, although the form the awakening takes may vary. Perhaps you will experience a gradual feeling of coming to your senses, as though you were emerging from a long sleep. Then again, the onset of power may be such as to rip away the fabric of what you previously knew as your reality, your security, your understanding of yourself, your work, relationships or beliefs.


Be aware, however, that what operates here is not ultimately an outside force, not a situation of you-at-the-mercy-of-externals. Your own nature is creating what is happening, and you are not without power. The strength you have funded until now in your life is your support and guide at a time when everything you have taken for granted is being challenged.


Receiving this Rune alerts you: you may sustain loss or damage - a relationship fails, plans go awry, a source of supply dries up. But do not be dismayed; you are forewarned and, therefore, encouraged to understand and accept what occurs as necessary for your growth.


The more severe the disruption in your life, the more significant and timely the requirements for your growth. Another of the Cycle Runes, the term 'radical discontinuity' best describes the action of Hagalaz at it's most forceful. The universe and your own soul are demanding that you do, indeed, grow.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Water.


There are three runes in this group, they are symbolic of movement and with the element water. They can indicate flow if harmoniously supported by the other stones. Fluidity and steady progress, if negatively aspected diversion, disruption and rushing headlong.


The flow of life and its twists and turns are best handled in a steady stream and are a headlong rush of rapid changes dips and troughs.


Action.


Separation (Rev)/Uruz.

Separation.
Adjoining Rooms.

Cut of from the main force, out on a limb but still all on course
Solo treks by all the outlying scouts, in sizable bytes or manageable bouts
Keeping the regions of the realm in check, as the power to muster will hit the deck
The line of sight comms are superseded, as satellite connections have now exceeded.


Isolation is now just a few clicks away, from making connections any time of the day
Strung out all along the lines, keeping the watch up to date with the times
Leaving the beaten and well trodden path, does not have to invite a demons wrath
Live video links and the conference call, mean that a cc can now contact us all.


Stone Meaning.


Separations (Othila) reversed state is an odd one in that we may not be alone or on our own, more in the crowd but not feeling part of the herd. The whole idea of being sent to ‘Coventry’ is the summation of the worst aspect of this stone.


Being separated by social division or standing, not being privileged, ostracised or even shunned. Having been reduced in the eyes of those in authority.


An enforced retreat either to take stock or to have some respite, even a chance to heal and recover from the trials and tribulations of the daily grind.


The spiritual warrior task in this present situation is to take stock, to remember the path that led to this moment, to recall the journey so far and to acknowledge the changes and sacrifices already made. To understand how far we have progressed and improved by the journey, the terrain, the challenges, the successes and the failures that brought us to this moment of realisation.


To evaluate ourselves and our development and to understand again the goal we wish to achieve and to realign ourselves with our purpose or evaluate that the goal has changed or is no longer necessary.


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Likely Outcome.


Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.

Defense.
Sparse Shields.

Disrupted in the transition from states, taking the offshoots from unfamiliar gates
Isolates the pathways to landmarks easy seen, taking us to places we’ve never been
Recovery is rebalancing in shielded action, not on full power just a mere fraction
When armour and shields are on low power, expectation is pressurised by the hour.


Perimeters are checked and proximity tense, no chance to sit on or bolster the fence
Isolate and remote camps keep watch fires, that require diligence that never tires
Vantage points have vistas that give clear sight, ready to deploy the best of our might
Ready to hand all that will deflect, for the very first sign of trouble we detect.


Stone Meaning.


As we are tested we fund the power to avert blockage and defeat. At the time, we develop in ourselves an aversion to the conduct that creates stress in our lives.


If there appears to be an obstacle in your path, consider that even a delay may prove beneficial. Do not be overly eager to press forward, for this is not a situation in which you can make your influence felt. Patience is the counsel Eihwaz offers: nothing hectic, no acting needy, or lusting after a desired outcome. This Rune speaks to the difficulties that arise at the beginning of a new life. Often it announces a time of waiting - for spring to fill up with water, for fruit to ripen on the bough.


Perseverance and foresight are called for here. The ability to foresee consequences before you act is a mark of a thinking person. Avert anticipated difficulties through right action. For even more than we are doers, we are deciders. And once the decision is clear, the doing becomes effortless.


The Rune of Defense points out that, through inconvenience and discomfort, growth is promoted. For as the wood of the yew tree becomes the bow of the Spiritual Warrior, so the obstacle on your path can become the gateway to a new life unfolding.


This may well be a trying time; certainly it is a meaningful one. So set your house in order, tend to business, be clear, and wait on the will of Heaven.


Four Group Stone:


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Protection:


There are four runes in the group and are valued for their powerful protective properties, just like a charm wards. Thought to be a defence against spiritual attacks from hostility and malice or envy.


Their influence in the reading is a balance against acts of chance and the randomness of fate. As supported or not by the other stones in the layout.


Rectification:


There are four stones in this grouping. The runes of rectification can indicate the healing of rifts and broken bonds, the restoring of balances and checks, when a destabilised or chaotic phase ends.


The paying of dues, the process of restoration or even the rebuilding of bonds and relationships.


Summary.


With two upright and two reversed it is pretty much a swings and the roundabout experience being outline in the double spread. The Action stone Separation is a negative concept being reversed so its isolation that is causing the negative outcome of Defenses being vulnerable. The solution is to engage the changes from the transitional Gateway process in the midst of disruptions creating isolationism will produce a vulnerable position. The only thing to do in action is to strengthen all forms of unity and partnerships and lessen the vulnerability from Defense. Expose's and minor revelations, major disruptions and minor will bring out that old well worn statement ‘we are learning from this’ and sometimes it will be just that and not the old ready excuse there is no answer to.

One foot in the new future and the other in the past, not having come the quick rout and not arriving last. Departures and arrivals mingle at the way station, some there for business and the others vacation. Luggage passports and the needed get lost, mayhem is the enforcer that chaos will cost, to the point that patience is the first to get tossed. Vulnerable and feeling left out the loop, feeling the quagmire of desperation's goop.


Short:


Moving between the old and the new, amending interference's as we do. Sporadically bringing down the shield, in the face of this best preparations will yield.


Clipped:


Transitional delays isolate responses.


Groups:


Cycle = 3.
Mystic = 2.
Heimdall = 2.
Tyr = 1.
Freyr = 1.
Water = 1.
Protection = 1.
Rectification = 1.


Group effects:


With three Cycle groups in the spreads the self improvement and experiences are being brought to the fore again and self change, either in ways or in outlook are required if not enforced, a trial by fire for the worst scenarios and a heavy learning curve at its least. The two Heimdall stones indicate that extra caution even taking precautions in the transition is advisable. The two Mystic are indicating unknown being revealed, insights after ignorance the result to the learning process is understanding grows in difficulties and in trials and tribulations.


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Humane Responsibility.

The Single Stone


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Peak Condition.

When coming of age and showing form, way beyond the measure of norm
The prize that is worthy to be had, if missed out on can drive some mad
Contending for the worthy hand, brings suitors from every corner of the land
Attending all the social parties and deb balls, answering all the wildest calls.


Bring out the finest in the land, presenting best profiles as their parentage planned
All that showing and never tell, no crystal slippers for the midnight bell
Best fronts and game faces on, presenting images to make hearts long
Spare no expense and give good worth, as new starts need to sally forth.


Stone Meaning.


This Rune is akin to the moon, the intuitive part of our nature, with it's urge toward harmonizing and adjusting in the sphere of personal relationships. Inguz embodies the need to share, the yearning to be desired, a search for similarities.


The completion of beginnings is what Inguz requires. It may mark a time of joyous deliverance, of a new life, a new path. A Rune of great power, drawing it means that you now have the strength to achieve completion, resolution, from which comes a new beginning. Above all, completion is crucial here. It may be timely that you complete some project now; if so, make that your first priority. Perhaps a difficult state of mind can be resolved, clarified, turned around. Drawing this Rune indicates that you must fertilise the ground for your own deliverance.


All things change and we cannot live permanently amid obstructions. Inguz signals your emergence from a closed chrysalis state. As you resolve and clear away the old, you will experience a release from tension and uncertainty.


You may require to free yourself from a rut, habit or relationship; from some deep cultural or behavioral pattern, some activity that was quite proper to the self that you are leaving behind. The period at or just before birth is a dangerous one. Movement involves danger, yet movement that is timely moves out of danger. Now it is time to enter the delivery room.


Another of the Cycle Runes, Inguz counsels preparation. Being centered and grounded, freeing yourself from all unwanted influences, and seeing the humour, you are indeed prepared to open yourself to the will of Heaven, and can await your deliverance with calm certainty.


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Summary.


The land was tilled and then the seed was spilled, now expectation is being filled. The potential is ripe on the bough, yielding a gift from the holy cow, not the silk purse from a sow. Potent and urgently pushing on, from the place where potential won.


The Three Stones.


The Present Situation.


Constraint (Rev)/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Unleashed not Undone.

Being limited and forced to go low, is not the way the ego will want to go
Not wound up or even tied and bound, but in dire need to get unwound
Held and blocked like getting locked, being closeted or even just getting stocked
Restrained or even held back, being delivered of all that freedom lacked.


Just bad luck or even timing, delivered a cloud when seeking the silver lining
Less though than full incarceration, more just a case of bad administration
Reversing a negative in the flow, is not as bad as the full on negative blow
Not as bad as having the key thrown away, more like just not getting your way


Stone Meaning.


Pain, the tortured soul will use the agonies of trial and hardship to state, 'I am proven worthy by surviving my endeavour'. The journey of the prodigal son, is the journey of atonement.


The integration of a positive conscious, the tortured part, and the tormenting unconscious. Nine parts sadistic and one part masochistic.


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Action.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Side Exit.

Not all doorways lead to where we wish, some are just not a palatable dish
The cul-de-sacs and dead ends, are the ones that will drive us round the worst bends
All openings on the same levels, take different angles plains routes and bevels
Know the doorway you need to select, and whether its just an exit or elect.


When making an exit when you need, take the cut that will help make the lead
As you look for the short way round, non of these in life can ever be found
There is no other way from ‘A’ to ‘B’, you can only get there when the route you see
Secret passages are things of the past, their appeal and need was never going to last.


Stone Meaning.


With gateway for it's symbol, this Rune indicates that there is work to be done both inside and outside yourself. The gateway is the frontier between Heaven and the mundane. Arriving here is a recognition of your readiness to contact the numerous, the Divine, to illuminate your experience so that it's meaning shines clearly through it's form.


Thurisaz is a Rune of non-action. Thus, the gateway is not to be approached and passed through without contemplation. Here you are being confronted with a true reflection of what is hidden within yourself, what must be exposed and examined before successful action can be undertaken. This Rune strengthens your ability to wait. Now is not a time to make decisions. Deep transformational forces are at work in this next-to-last of the Cycle Runes.


Visualize yourself standing before a gateway on a hilltop. Your entire life stretches out behind you and below. Before you step through, pause and review the past: the learning and the joys, the victories and the sorrows - everything it took to bring you here. Observe it all, bless it all, release it all. For in letting go of the past you reclaim your power.


Step through the gateway now.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Joy:


This trinity of runes is associated with joy and fertility, the bringing of harmony the calm after the storm, the relief from turmoil.


Joy is the uplifting process from experience or relationships, or even from successes or even births and endings, a joyous release from captivity or restraint, or the delivery of good news.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Likely Outcome.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Hose Gushing.

When restricted or even dammed, as the steady continuum gets slammed
Delivery of expectations is reduced and the yield expected is not produced
Tidal eddies and stagnant pools, these all go against all the expected rules
Still waters are said to be running deep, as far down as the sediment will seep.


When channels narrow and start to restrict, the force of flow cannot inflict
Canals and their graded locks and gates, are use to elevate across the states
Interruption comes in fits and starts, that will eventually reach all its parts
Ebb and flow is just how it will come and go, as we all already know.


Stone Meaning.


Stemming, blockages and reduced flows. Stagnation and tedium.

The frittering away, the ebbing that does not replenish.

When time and tide have abated the residue, the carnage after the storm.


Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.

Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Water.


There are three runes in this group, they are symbolic of movement and with the element water. They can indicate flow if harmoniously supported by the other stones. Fluidity and steady progress, if negatively aspected diversion, disruption and rushing headlong.


The flow of life and its twists and turns are best handled in a steady stream and are a headlong rush of rapid changes dips and troughs.


Summary.


Ripe and ready, and keeping course true and steady Forced into the inner lanes, in all the passing of life’s games. Taking the inner track, on the way out and not back, taking the turn of next on the stack, this cover all the others lack. When the tide gets stemmed, and the late runner gets hemmed. Reducing the steady progress, where more is definitely not less.


Short:


Potential that needs expression, contained under contention. Fare-ways and other avenues open out, when the continuum is now in doubt.


Clipped:


Burgeoning bindings faceting tides.


Groups:


Cycle = 3.
Tyr = 2.
Mystic = 2.
Freyr = 1.
Water = 1.
Heimdall = 1.


Group effects:


With one triple and two double groupings this double spread has two positively aspected stones and two negatively ones. The single stone and the Action stone are upright and the current and probable are reversed. Three Cycle group stones in the spreads with two upright and one reversed lessens the impact on the personal but they still indicate a realisation point is being achieved in a world of swings and roundabouts is an apt assessment for the self’s progress. Two Mystery indicate things being brought to light, small revelations and maybe even just getting the point. While two Tyr stones tend to indicate that it is just and even karmic in its nature.


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Surface Ripples.

The Single Stone


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Sorted Out.

Solo jaunts to out of the way haunts, where the ‘while in Vegas’ rule flaunts
The team is broken and now apart, to get to this podium took great heart
A journey of little steps and starts, that takes the culmination of all our scattered parts
A step a stride or run, all the better when taken in fun, with an ending nothing like it begun.


Cut off from all help, support and aid, is what is coughed up as the price is paid
Self reliance is the key that retains, the kind that starts of as and then remains
Resolution and force of will, are there to see us through until dreams fulfil
So absence is a fonder feeling, that the reunion will leave our hearts reeling.


Stone Meaning.


This stone symbolises separations, divisions and partings. On one level this could signify the parting of the ways or it can also emphasise the canceling out of opposites. The equal and opposite action and re-action.


The questioner is likely being asked to let things be and to not interfere with the cosmic destiny of the present circumstances, knowing when not to take action or not rising to the devils goads to take the reigns is a skill beyond measure.


Separation calls for the letting go of ones own will and letting the higher self take you the best route for your balanced growth.


The inheritance of this action is to reap what you have sown. Just material benefits, rewards or deserts will be forthcoming in the fullness of time.


Learning to let go and ride the cosmic winds of your destiny takes greater courage than the average person has.


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Summary.



The Three Stones.


The Present Situation.


Opening/Kuno.


Opening.
Angles Fissure.

When opportunity knocks what door does it strike, one full of chance or the one we like
There is always the moment of indecision, that coins the picture in final vision
The trail is never a straight line, it is a twisting turning double backing consumer of time
That starts of with the very first stride, and if were lucky will be a fulfilling ride


Take all the opportunities that feel right, and resist the temptation to decide by sight
What looks good from the very start, may well be playing fates darkest part
If it looks bad or just not suitable, may just be the seed that is the most rootable
Potential is not a sight a sound or a smell, its never obvious and likes hard to tell.


Stone Meaning.


Likened to an opening, renewed clarity, dispelling the darkness that has been shrouding some part of your life. You are free now to receive and to know the joy of non-attached giving.


Kuno is the Rune for the morning of activities, for seriousness, clear intent and concentration, all of which are essential at the beginning of work. The protection offered by Kuno is this: the more light you have, the better you see whatever is trivial and outmoded in your conditioning.


In relationships, there can now be a mutual opening up. You may serve as the trigger, the timekeeper, through your awareness that the light of understanding is once again available to you both.


Recognise that while on the one hand you are limited and dependent, on the other you exist at the perfect center where the harmonious and beneficent forces of the universe merge and radiate. You are the center.


Simply put, if you have been operating in the dark there is now enough light to see that the patient on the operating table is yourself.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Action.


Disruption (Rev NRM)/Hagalaz.

Disruption.
Water Turnup.

A cacophony and outburst of celebrations joy
Reveling in divergence from duty, taking time to toy
Routine scattered to the whims of fate, appointments left going late
Long suppressed and near forgotten, burgeoning seeking sate.


Shackles slipped, responsibility dipped, long extended suddenly clipped
Trivial now center staged, youth hothouse and saged, suppress then open caged
Liberated then unconstrained, broken routines not maintained, nothing sustained
Surprise visits, no limits, the broken moment now portioned into bits.


Stone Meaning.


Change, freedom, invention and liberation are all attributes of this Rune. Drawing it indicates a pressing need within the psyche to break free with constricting identification with material reality and to experience the world of archetypal mind.


The Rune of elemental disruption, of events that seem to be totally beyond your control, Hagalaz has only an upright position, and yet it always operates through reversal. When you draw this Rune, expect disruption, for it is the great awakener, although the form the awakening takes may vary. Perhaps you will experience a gradual feeling of coming to your senses, as though you were emerging from a long sleep. Then again, the onset of power may be such as to rip away the fabric of what you previously knew as your reality, your security, your understanding of yourself, your work, relationships or beliefs.


Be aware, however, that what operates here is not ultimately an outside force, not a situation of you-at-the-mercy-of-externals. Your own nature is creating what is happening, and you are not without power. The strength you have funded until now in your life is your support and guide at a time when everything you have taken for granted is being challenged.


Receiving this Rune alerts you: you may sustain loss or damage - a relationship fails, plans go awry, a source of supply dries up. But do not be dismayed; you are forewarned and, therefore, encouraged to understand and accept what occurs as necessary for your growth.


The more severe the disruption in your life, the more significant and timely the requirements for your growth. Another of the Cycle Runes, the term 'radical discontinuity' best describes the action of Hagalaz at it's most forceful. The universe and your own soul are demanding that you do, indeed, grow.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Water.


There are three runes in this group, they are symbolic of movement and with the element water. They can indicate flow if harmoniously supported by the other stones. Fluidity and steady progress, if negatively aspected diversion, disruption and rushing headlong.


The flow of life and its twists and turns are best handled in a steady stream and are a headlong rush of rapid changes dips and troughs.


Likely Outcome.


Protection (Rev)/Algiz.


Protection.
Dropped Guard.

When disruption comes to call, defenses and protection are the first to fall
Left vulnerable and exposed, not how it looked as it was first proposed
Shield-less and without the tools, without armour at the mercy of fools
Exposed and none to watch our back, like when trouble arrives in a stack.


It never rains but it pours, one of fates best loved chores, arrives by the back doors
Not up front and easy to read, but in a thousand cuts that are meant to bleed
Side swipes and other dubious punches, in a world that lies about free lunches
This to must like all thing pass, and then life will when bested reach another class.


Stone Meaning.


The spiritual warrior is a man divided against himself, the conscious passenger is at odds with his unconscious nature and self. Causing the conflict.


Arrogance and an over inflated ego are the worst forms of this reversal. A steadfast refusal to heed the knowing, to cut against the grain. To feel helplessly caught up in the torrents of life without steerage, or any anchorage.


Overindulgence in narcotics, behaviour and mind altering substances. Drink and drugs and all other forms of excesses.


The weakness of will, the uncertainty of indecision.


Summary.


Isolated and out on a limb, paddle-less up the creek and cannot swim, coming in last and cannot win, waking up to a circling shark fin. Opportunity missed and gone, where security and safety are what you long.


Short:


Parachuted through the wrong window, openings close when opportunities go. Inconveniencing all the best defensing.


Clipped:


Abandoned as unfortunate incidents occur, interfering with the defensive spur.


Groups:


Cycle = 3.
Heimdall = 2.
Tyr = 1.
Freyr = 1.
Water = 1.
Mystic = 1.
Protection = 1.


Group effects:


With the three stones from the Cycle group indicating it is all about personal transitions, growths and maybe even a coming to terms with hard realities is very much the order of the day in this double spread. With two Heimdall in the mix it also suggests the use of caution and to be a little more attentive to the events of the day. With two reversed and two upright stones in the spread it also shows that the action stone is delimited from full blown disruption to minor inconveniences coming into play and even bad timing as an undercurrent. With the outcome being reversed it warns that vulnerability is the likely outcome from all the interceptions from the action of disruption.


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Pivotal Points.

The Single Stone


Opening/Kuno.


Opening.
Aperture Widens.

In a lightbulb moment we get clarity, that all the jokers want to turn to hilarity
Seeing one way and then another, life is changing and adapting its such a bother
An opportunity to take new stock, while the others go once more round the block
Set lets set out our stall of best wares, and do it like everyone actually cares.


Now after all the last few years turning twists, a chance to not just raise our fists
We will prepare better than some old lists, as their history recede in the mists
This new chance to get things right, do not require a knock down fight
More a case of stepping up into the light, given out of darkness is better sight.


Stone Meaning.


Likened to an opening, renewed clarity, dispelling the darkness that has been shrouding some part of your life. You are free now to receive and to know the joy of non-attached giving.


Kuno is the Rune for the morning of activities, for seriousness, clear intent and concentration, all of which are essential at the beginning of work. The protection offered by Kuno is this: the more light you have, the better you see whatever is trivial and outmoded in your conditioning.


In relationships, there can now be a mutual opening up. You may serve as the trigger, the timekeeper, through your awareness that the light of understanding is once again available to you both.


Recognise that while on the one hand you are limited and dependent, on the other you exist at the perfect center where the harmonious and beneficent forces of the universe merge and radiate. You are the center.


Simply put, if you have been operating in the dark there is now enough light to see that the patient on the operating table is yourself.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Summary.


The aperture widens and the faucet flows, where it will take us all only one knows, as the road widens and opportunity grows, headed for new highs after historic lows. Take stock and set a new course, no time in a fast flowing river for a new horse.


The Three Stones.


The Present Situation.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Hose Gushing.

When it starts out no one knows, what way it will proceed or even where it goes
The way they say is all in the day, that winds and turns throughout its fray
It trickles then meanders or may even gush, up to speeds that give a rush
Blockages will be swept away, as all that force of volume will have it say.


When the flow meanders by, giving time to stop replace and even shop or buy
Time trickles in a lazy dance, giving people that old catch up chance to dance
So when the course starts to speed, and most are sated by the some fulfilled need
The watch and crew will stand to, knowing that replenished leaves lots still to do


Stone Meaning.


Unseen powers are at work here, powers that nourish, shape and connect. The attributes of this Rune are water, fluidity, the ebb and flow of emotions, of vocations and relationships. Laguz supports your desire to immerse yourself in the experience of living without having to evaluate or understand. It speaks to the satisfaction of emotional needs, to the awakening of the intuitive or lunar side of your nature. For while the sun strives for differentiation, the moon draws us toward union and merging.


This Rune often signals a time for cleansing: for revaluing, reorganising, re-aligning. A Rune of deep knowing, Laguz may call you to study spiritual matters in readiness for self transformation. Success now lies in contacting your Intuitive Knowing, in attuning to your own rhythms. A Rune of the self relating rightly to the Self, Laguz signifies what alchemists called conjunction, or sacred marriage. In fairy tales, it is the end where the hero and heroine live happily ever after.


Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.

Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Water.


There are three runes in this group, they are symbolic of movement and with the element water. They can indicate flow if harmoniously supported by the other stones. Fluidity and steady progress, if negatively aspected diversion, disruption and rushing headlong.


The flow of life and its twists and turns are best handled in a steady stream and are a headlong rush of rapid changes dips and troughs.


Action.


Opening (Rev)/Kuno.


Opening.
Squeezing Flows.

Close the hose end to speed the flow, with a force that cleans like a blow
When closed parties are all the thing, its the requirements the invitation does bring
A listed secular and selected knowing, that are vetted everywhere that they are going
Where recommendation is the only sowing, no chance of any wildcat lone-ing.


No crash the bash, to gain a stash just the rush from expensive hash
Some may even bring a friend, though most will still be there for the end
To be invited is sold as a privilege, not for the yokel or the idiots village
While most are known by face and form, they could never be taken for Joe norm


Stone Meaning.


Travel is blocked movement is impeded, poor provision and bad timing will hamper the traveler. This may be as much circumstantial as any form of deliberate impedance. In other cases it may well be obscured not obvious, being hidden, at the edge of awareness and just out of direct sight, this could be a peripheral awareness impinging on the awareness with no substantiation, proof or direct knowledge.


The light is dimmed and the fire is embers before the light of day warms the weary. This is often a respite on a long journey a chance to rest and recuperate. To restock provisions, to set a night guard and let the kids and pets out to play, that which is good for the soul and needs the tithe to pay for it. The accrued, the in need off, the nurturing of our togetherness despite our differences.


A difficult route, poor provision, unknown territory, any of these make a journey a trial instead of a joy. An opening that cannot be taken advantage of, the wrong way to the destination is fates hand and only stubbornness and even bloody mindedness can push the impedance. The matter of flow is important where openings are present. Like the nature of a sink is to drain by natural gravity, the pipes are the channel to take the water away to stop a quagmire, stagnant water or bacterial build up. The pushing ahead a head of time, opportunity, provisions, directional differences or to just enforce your will is against the will of your collective destination needs.


In work if the materials run out because a delivery is late, then its down tools have a break and think and then reallocate manpower to maintenance issues this state of grace is easy to abuse, necessary to use or take advantage of for preparation will save the day and being spelled will ease the load to arrive refreshed ready for the unpacking, a forced march will have results on the state of arrival and the ability to settle in smoothly.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Likely Outcome.


Action.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Husk Shelled.

News of this type of spurt, are the growing pains that are said not to hurt
A creeping slow and agonising gain, is the well know sort of growing pain
Like the agony from a failing tooth, that lingers and aches right to the dentist booth
This growth that we are now under, is the kind that brings acts of wonder.


No pain from gain or lash or chain, wont even bleed or better leave a stain
All plans are now well past needed, its time to get back to what was seeded
The trellis that is used to prop and aid, when served their use they will fade
Time now to send out the call, for this nation finally needs us one and all.


Stone Meaning.


Another of the Cycle Runes, Berkana denotes a form of fertility that fosters growth both symbolically and actually. The growth may occur in affairs of the world, family matters, one's relationship to one's self or to the Divine.


A Rune that leads to blossoming and ripening, Berkana is concerned with the flow of beings into their new forms. It's action is gentle , penetrating, and pervasive.


What is called for here is going into things deeply, with care and awareness. First disperse resistance, then accomplish the work. For this to happen, your will must be clear and controlled, your motives correct. Any dark corners should be cleansed; this must be carried out diligently and sometimes with expert help. Modesty, patience, fairness and generosity are called for here. Once resistance is dispersed and rectification carried out and seen to hold firm, then, through steadfastness and right attitude, the blossoming can occur.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Joy:


This trinity of runes is associated with joy and fertility, the bringing of harmony the calm after the storm, the relief from turmoil.


Joy is the uplifting process from experience or relationships, or even from successes or even births and endings, a joyous release from captivity or restraint, or the delivery of good news.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Summary.


We turned the faucet on the hose, and life took off as it flows, the husk as everyone knows, constricts the seed till it burgeons and grows.


Short:


The sluice gate that carried us forward in a gush, slows to a steady rush, expanding roots into the mush.


Clipped:


Blocking the hose increases the flow, clearing the debris to let life grow.


Groups:


Cycle = 3.
Mystic = 3.
Tyr = 2.
Freyr = 2.
Joy = 1.
Water = 1.


Group effects:


This double spread Still keeps highlighting the personal growth and self change or development are strongly indicated even in a personal spread and a global combination. The double presence of the same stone ‘Growth’ one upright and the other reversed can only happen in a combined reading. A single spread group like the ‘Celtic Cross’ are all drawn at the one instance and so there are no duplicate stones. This is the only Local Global reading that incorporates two spreads the ‘Three Stone Spread’ and a ‘Single Stone Spread’.


The three ‘Cycle’ group stones consist of two positive aspected stones ‘upright’ and one negative ‘reversed’ this and the fact one stone is indicated twice positively personally aspected in the single placement and negatively aspected in the global. The balance leans towards the personal gaining in the combination. The triple ‘Mystic’ grouping is similarly starred in the same fashion but it indicates a charm in place a favouring of the personal aspects and conditions over the needs of the global, not a bad thing at all for two triple groupings in a four stone spread combo. The two ‘Freyr’ group stones indicate a new growth or development and the two ‘Tyr’ groups indicate a balancing process or karmic levy in place. All in all not a bad set of underlying indicators.


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League Fables.

The Single Stone


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Inner Spirals.

This welling started deep within, though its not how the feelings begin
From this surge on the inner spire, its elation that will lift you higher
Expanding at the peak of their height, leaving all negatives out of sight
The rush of the rise to its peak, has a downside no one will seek.


The return to normal is a gradual thing, the roundabouts to elation's swing
No crash and burn or wipe out, more having fought till the final bout
The focus is on calming down, like losing a crown to wear a frown
It will not last forever, and you will look forward to the next if clever.


Stone Meaning.


Like a fruit bearing branch is a welcome find to the hungry traveler. The term of travail is ended and you have come to yourself in some regard. The shift that was due has occurred and now you can freely receive Wunjo's blessings, whether they be in material gain, in your emotional life or in a heightened sense and awareness of your own well - being.


This is an alchemical moment in which understanding is transmuted from knowledge. The knowledge itself was a necessary but not sufficient condition; now you can rejoice, having been carried across the gap by the Will of Heaven.


Joyousness accompanies new energy, energy blocked before now. Light pierces the clouds and touches the waters just as something lovely emerges from the depths: the soul is illuminated from within, at the meeting place of Heaven and Earth, the meeting of the waters.


There is new clarity which may call for you to renounce existing plans, ambitions, goals. It is proper and timely for you to do so, for Wunjo is a Rune of Restoration, of the self properly aligned to the Self.


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Joy:


This trinity of runes is associated with joy and fertility, the bringing of harmony the calm after the storm, the relief from turmoil.


Joy is the uplifting process from experience or relationships, or even from successes or even births and endings, a joyous release from captivity or restraint, or the delivery of good news.


Summary.


Now being elated to feelings peaks, soaring over depressions dips with no awareness of the hight to fall. Seeing great opportunities and new dimensions, with great delight and the best of intentions. When the welling is overflowing and the way ahead look so inviting all that was, will soon be forgot as the light of attraction draws us ever forward. Great starts and new shoots entice not the domain of the timid but requiring bold leading in leaving all that has had its day. For progress is forwards way.


The Three Stones.


The Present Situation.


Strength (Rev)/Uruz.

Strength.
Bending Bows.

At odds with the flow of the play, following all the contours of evasions lay
Doing their best to undermine the state, time they were shown to the gate
Circumventing the inevitable cant be done, this is the truth for every single one
Some paths are well mapped and known, some are well hidden and seldom shown.


Never bull ahead when in the wrong, that is the subject for a country song
Don’t ever deny what your heart will long, for that is weak and never strong
Never push the willing to be pushed, for revenge likes that sort of ambush
Always deal from a position of strength, and never exceed its natural length.


Stone Meaning.


The will being asserted against the greater purpose of the flow of life like working against the grain. Immaturity and impulsiveness. Self indulgences and excesses with a self destructive compulsiveness that will take a force of will to break.


Being selfish and creating traumas and situations even causing breaks and endings. Bringing things to a hurried conclusion to stave of the effects of doing something adverse for too long.


To use the strength of position or privilege in a detrimental fashion, to use leverage for personal gain or even just to thwart others plans for the satisfaction disappointment brings the other. Misuse of privilege, position and even wealth will reap only one reward. So careful what you choose to sow.


Selfishness, rashness being pig headed or mule brained, being spiteful of willful to bring about the wrath for others has a way of backfiring on the sender. A disciplined approach with a measured response is called for, resist impulsiveness, being impatient and moving to soon or making a move with the wrong information or with only half the facts. A time for all forms of prudence is called for.


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Action.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Owning the Moments

Own the moment and make it true, what else can anybody do to pay the due
Responsible and ready to pay, as we all struggle strive and bargain our way
The necessary cannot be left out, if it is then that outcome will not be in doubt
When the piper calls with a tune to play, then let him play but never stay.


To call the tune and lead the dance, for all the gathered that just love to dance
Seize all that is available to be had, whatever is missed leave and don’t be sad
Carry all you need and a little spare, enough to lighten the load for care
Take nothing you do not own, or be fated to pay back more on every loan.


Stone Meaning.


Fehu is a Rune of fulfillment: ambition satisfaction, love fulfilled, rewards received. It promises nourishment, from the most worldly to the most sacred and Divine. Moreover, if the ancient hermetic principle 'As above so below' is true, then we are also here to nourish God.


This Rune calls for a deep probing of the meaning of profit and gain in your life. Look with care to know whether it is wealth and possessions you require for your well-being, or rather self - rule and the growth of a will.


Another concern of Fehu is conserving what has already been gained. It urges vigilance and continual mindfulness, especially in times of good fortune, for it is then that we are likely to collapse ourselves into our success on the one hand, or to behave recklessly on the other. Enjoy your good fortune and remember to share it; the mark of the well nourished self is the willingness and ability to nourish others.


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Rectification:


There are four stones in this grouping. The runes of rectification can indicate the healing of rifts and broken bonds, the restoring of balances and checks, when a destabilised or chaotic phase ends.


The paying of dues, the process of restoration or even the rebuilding of bonds and relationships.


Likely Outcome.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Joining Up.

Rich potential just at the edge of vision, undermines the moments close up derision
The mulched opportunities have all been tilled, the seed is ready to be spilled
All ground is cultivated to a better state, now awaiting the inception of its fate
Never just deal with whats on the plate, this life demands inclusion of a running mate.


Ripe and ready to set down roots, when fate and destiny don’t give two hoots
The pregnant moment is now on pause, awaiting the arrival of the right cause
Timing is all about the moment and the plan, when needs must does all that it can
When need meets ready and prepared, as providence shows how it’s cared.


Stone Meaning.


This Rune is akin to the moon, the intuitive part of our nature, with it's urge toward harmonizing and adjusting in the sphere of personal relationships. Inguz embodies the need to share, the yearning to be desired, a search for similarities.


The completion of beginnings is what Inguz requires. It may mark a time of joyous deliverance, of a new life, a new path. A Rune of great power, drawing it means that you now have the strength to achieve completion, resolution, from which comes a new beginning. Above all, completion is crucial here. It may be timely that you complete some project now; if so, make that your first priority. Perhaps a difficult state of mind can be resolved, clarified, turned around. Drawing this Rune indicates that you must fertilise the ground for your own deliverance.


All things change and we cannot live permanently amid obstructions. Inguz signals your emergence from a closed chrysalis state. As you resolve and clear away the old, you will experience a release from tension and uncertainty.


You may require to free yourself from a rut, habit or relationship; from some deep cultural or behavioral pattern, some activity that was quite proper to the self that you are leaving behind. The period at or just before birth is a dangerous one. Movement involves danger, yet movement that is timely moves out of danger. Now it is time to enter the delivery room.


Another of the Cycle Runes, Inguz counsels preparation. Being centered and grounded, freeing yourself from all unwanted influences, and seeing the humour, you are indeed prepared to open yourself to the will of Heaven, and can await your deliverance with calm certainty.


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Summary.


Satisfaction is its base that elates awareness in a hearts race. As awareness is incurring lack traceable to sometime way back, time all the redundant got the sack. Taking ownership of the present trends, to which favour often lends, the wit to understand what fate only lends. Giving the moment greater scope, that from investment there is greater scope.


Short:


Feeling welling, ego's swelling, times are telling, as weakness is felling. Ownership of the new status is telling that the harvest will soon be swelling.


Clipped:


Elation over a weak beginning now owned for future growth.


Groups:


Freyr = 3.
Cycle = 2.
Joy = 1.
Tyr = 1.
Rectification = 1.


Group effects:


With three Freyr in this two spread combination a single spread and a three stone reading, the underlying influence is highlighting new starts, fresh perspectives even new dimensions to old ways and possessions. The self concentric Cycle pair is lessened from its recent run of triples but still reinforces the effects on the personal world, so Freyr’s effect is as much in the personal level as it is at the global with a ratio of 1 to 2.


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Prat Falls.

The Single Stone


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
New Horizons.

Overcoming all restrictions and delays, finding better or quicker ways
Exceeding all the binds of old, making way for better by the bold
Leaving all the cast offs behind, brings a more stable state of mind
Vistas are now opening out, leaving all the fear based in deeper doubt.


Well past all the old restrictions, not rubbed the wrong way with frictions
Well oiled and all in good voices, making better decisions from the choices
Well worth the extra time to be sure, this is no time to get all demure
Well though will meet well planned, giving better ground to make a stand.


Stone Meaning.


Here is the final Rune belonging to the Cycle of Initiation. Drawing Dagaz can signal a major shift or breakthrough in the process of self change, a turn. For some, the transformation in attitude - a 180-degree turn. For some the transition is so radical that they no longer continue to live the ordinary life in the ordinary way.


Because the timing is right, the outcome is assured although not from the present vantage point, predictable. In each life there comes at least one moment which, if recognised and seized, transforms the course of that life forever. Rely, therefore, on radical trust , even though the moment may call for you to leap, empty-handed, into the void. With this Rune your Warrior nature reveals itself.


If Dagaz is followed by the Blank Rune, the magnitude of the transformation might be so total as to portend a death, the successful conclusion of your passage.


A major period of achievement and prosperity is often introduced by this Rune. The darkness is behind you; daylight has come. However, as always, you are reminded not to collapse yourself into the future or to behave recklessly in your new situation. Considerable hard work can be involved in a time of transformation. Undertake to do it joyfully.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Summary.


Even science is advancing in leaps and bounds, as all the new investment changes do the rounds. Old records have all been exceeded or broken, not by little steps or even the token. Decade old exceptions have been reset, as we claim new ground for the best to come yet.


The Three Stones.


The Present Situation.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
New Directions.

Forward left up or right, but going backwards on hindsight is not so bright
Steady progress is getting up to speed, and times are pressing a whole new need
Down is never the direction to take, when options leave dependencies at stake
When steady gets up into the flow, there will only be one place left to go.


After decades of a go slow, a quicker understanding will enrich our know
Dams that overflowed when broke, by defeating chaos tying up fates joke
The turn from ebb into flow not gush, says steady progress not a sudden rush
Breaking loose from all binding ties, gives a clear sight on hidden lies.


Stone Meaning.


Ehwaz is a Rune of transit, transition and movement; of physical shifts, new dwelling places, new attitudes or new life. It also signifies movement in the sense of improving or bettering any situation.


There is about this Rune a sense of gradual development and steady progress, with the accompanying notion of slow growth through numerous shifts and changes. This could apply to the growth of a business or to the development of an idea. A relationship may have to undergo changes if it is to maintain growth and life. Moral effort are called for when you draw Ehwaz, another of the Cycle Runes. Let it be said this way: 'As I cultivate my own nature, all else follows'.


This Runes symbol is the horse, and it signifies the inseparable bond between horse and rider. Bronze Age artifacts show a horse drawing the sun across the sky. Here, this Rune is saying, you have progressed far enough to feel a measure of safety in your position. It is time to turn again and face the future reassured, prepared to share the good fortune that comes. The sharing is significant since it relates to the sun's power to foster life and illuminate all things with it's light.


A Four Group Stone:


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Water:


There are three runes in this group, they are symbolic of movement and with the element water. They can indicate flow if harmoniously supported by the other stones. Fluidity and steady progress, if negatively aspected diversion, disruption and rushing headlong.


The flow of life and its twists and turns are best handled in a steady stream and are a headlong rush of rapid changes dips and troughs.


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Tyr.


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Action.


Disruption (Rev NRM)/Hagalaz.

Disruption.
Routine Interupt-Us.

Less so than a full on attack, like dealing from the bottom of the normal stack
Not as fractious as a face to face, but still a will to quicken the pace and race
Interruptions and wastes of time, are all intrusions to feeling fine such crime
Small and the tall all lead to a fall, that when passed will leave room for a ball.


Inconvenient and irritating are bed mates, spend their time as lieutenant to bad fates
Boiling blood or irrigating irate, not the very best of mates that leave peace in a state
This to will pass as they say, much better times and opportunities are on their way
Batten down and be aware, that some times in life we need to take a little bit more care.


Stone Meaning.


Change, freedom, invention and liberation are all attributes of this Rune. Drawing it indicates a pressing need within the psyche to break free with constricting identification with material reality and to experience the world of archetypal mind.


The Rune of elemental disruption, of events that seem to be totally beyond your control, Hagalaz has only an upright position, and yet it always operates through reversal. When you draw this Rune, expect disruption, for it is the great awakener, although the form the awakening takes may vary. Perhaps you will experience a gradual feeling of coming to your senses, as though you were emerging from a long sleep. Then again, the onset of power may be such as to rip away the fabric of what you previously knew as your reality, your security, your understanding of yourself, your work, relationships or beliefs.


Be aware, however, that what operates here is not ultimately an outside force, not a situation of you-at-the-mercy-of-externals. Your own nature is creating what is happening, and you are not without power. The strength you have funded until now in your life is your support and guide at a time when everything you have taken for granted is being challenged.


Receiving this Rune alerts you: you may sustain loss or damage - a relationship fails, plans go awry, a source of supply dries up. But do not be dismayed; you are forewarned and, therefore, encouraged to understand and accept what occurs as necessary for your growth.


The more severe the disruption in your life, the more significant and timely the requirements for your growth. Another of the Cycle Runes, the term 'radical discontinuity' best describes the action of Hagalaz at it's most forceful. The universe and your own soul are demanding that you do, indeed, grow.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Water.


There are three runes in this group, they are symbolic of movement and with the element water. They can indicate flow if harmoniously supported by the other stones. Fluidity and steady progress, if negatively aspected diversion, disruption and rushing headlong.


The flow of life and its twists and turns are best handled in a steady stream and are a headlong rush of rapid changes dips and troughs.


Likely Outcome.


Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.

Defense.
Good Shielding.

We procrastinate and misdirect the wary, because all that it brings can be scary
Deflect and rebound, secure all tied and bound, till better direction can be found
Set shields to 360 on all secure fields, keep resolute till the onslaught yields
Make all perimeters air and water tight, keep focussed till the end of the fight.


Leave no chink to be exploited, this is the tactic to leave the enemy disappointed
Useful for leaving the enemy all disjointed, has all the form of the most anointed
In close quarters keep tight formation, for defence of the realm and the nation
Time to let trouble walk on by, if they make a mistake they will be left to cry.


Stone Meaning.


As we are tested we fund the power to avert blockage and defeat. At the time, we develop in ourselves an aversion to the conduct that creates stress in our lives.


If there appears to be an obstacle in your path, consider that even a delay may prove beneficial. Do not be overly eager to press forward, for this is not a situation in which you can make your influence felt. Patience is the counsel Eihwaz offers: nothing hectic, no acting needy, or lusting after a desired outcome. This Rune speaks to the difficulties that arise at the beginning of a new life. Often it announces a time of waiting - for spring to fill up with water, for fruit to ripen on the bough.


Perseverance and foresight are called for here. The ability to foresee consequences before you act is a mark of a thinking person. Avert anticipated difficulties through right action. For even more than we are doers, we are deciders. And once the decision is clear, the doing becomes effortless.


The Rune of Defense points out that, through inconvenience and discomfort, growth is promoted. For as the wood of the yew tree becomes the bow of the Spiritual Warrior, so the obstacle on your path can become the gateway to a new life unfolding.


This may well be a trying time; certainly it is a meaningful one. So set your house in order, tend to business, be clear, and wait on the will of Heaven.


Four Group Stone:


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Protection:


There are four runes in the group and are valued for their powerful protective properties, just like a charm wards. Thought to be a defence against spiritual attacks from hostility and malice or envy.


Their influence in the reading is a balance against acts of chance and the randomness of fate. As supported or not by the other stones in the layout.


Rectification:


There are four stones in this grouping. The runes of rectification can indicate the healing of rifts and broken bonds, the restoring of balances and checks, when a destabilised or chaotic phase ends.


The paying of dues, the process of restoration or even the rebuilding of bonds and relationships.


Summary.


With the changes in motion, there is no magic potion, that’s just an absurd notion. As the changes do drive, the instinct from the hive, is shake a leg look alive, action is the elixir to thrive. Reduce the effects intrusion, to defeat its delusion, that together is inclusion. Guarding against chaos and its friends, and all the inclusion it lends, their an adversary not friends.


Short:


Bursting forward in linear motion out onto the scene, fortune tiptoes through the chaos missing all that could have been.


Clipped:


Emerging actions crashing safe routines as fortune evades damages.


Groups:


Cycle = 3.
Mystic = 3.
Tyr = 2.
Water = 2.
Heimdall = 2.
Protection = 1.
Rectification = 1.


Group effects:


With three Cycle stones again indicating a continuing trend of the personal advancements in the face of adverse circumstances is continuing in this spread and only seems to dip to two and then back to three again over the past few weeks. The inclusion of three Mystic also indicates a time of revelation or induction is also cyclically coming to the surface and has been like the three Cycle stone a repeat pattern in the events level of the reading. There are also three doubles and the Water pair is a case of two out of the three in the group indicating a counter flow and ebb is in place at some level, either producing a two steps forward and a three steps back scenario or giving a broken or sporadic flow that is all short bursts and no satisfying steady flow. Two Tyr from a bank of eight indicate a slight leaning towards a justifying process or even a rebalancing one is under way in the present. That just leaves the Heimdall pair to give an indication for the need for a little bit more diligence, under trying times and major changes or upheavals it is always wise to keep your wits about you, and to take a little bit more care or give extra attention to the details while following the ball in motion.


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Brexit Stage Left.

The Single Stone


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
Getting the Lowdown.

A gentle introduction, not just a new method of production more an induction
As a novice to the new understanding, the first in line will find it demanding
The task will get easier with time, until the moment it all clicks just fine
Waiting in line till all get their turn, all that was before is ripe to spurn.


Having the inside track on the low, now what better place is there to go
Not just knowing all in the know, much more secular than a public show
Being in on the ways and means, as the edge of knowing keens
Knowledge is doled out on a slow drip, no way to guzzle only to sip.


Stone Meaning.


A hierarchic or mystery rune, Perth points to that which is beyond our frail manipulative powers. This Rune is on the side of heaven, the Unknowable, and has associations with the Phoenix, that mystical bird which consumes itself in the fire and then arises from its own ashes. It's ways are secret and hidden.


Powerful forces of change are at work here. Yet what is achieved is not easily or readily shared. After all, becoming whole, the means of it is a profound secret.


On the side of the earthly or mundane, there may well be surprises; unexpected gains are not unlikely. On the side of human nature, this Rune is symbolised by the flight of the eagle. Soaring flight, free from entanglement, lifting yourself above the endless ebb and flow of ordinary life to acquire broader vision - all this is indicated here. This is the Rune of questing.


Another of the Cycle runes, Perth is concerned with the deepest stratum of being, with the bedrock on which your destiny is founded. Nothing external matters here, except as it shows you its inner reflection. For some, drawing Perth means experiencing a psychic death. If need be, let go of everything, no exceptions, no exclusions. Nothing less than renewal of the Spirit is at stake.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Summary.


Being introduced to the current trend, as we mourn the pasts bitter end, just what else can the gods now send, as the old time warp shuffle is now torn and rend. The ways are parting and the new way is starting as potential is now darting fresh from our late starting.


The Three Stones.


The Present Situation.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Seasonal Ripeness.

Understanding is now coming of age, ready to deliver the wise and the sage
Ripe is the ready and full of potential, to raise the level to the exponential
Seasons deliver all that is needed, to bring fruition to all that was seeded
Full of promise and good form, way outside the ranks of the middling norm.


Expectant and nourished to the hilt, just how design and nature best built
Just as all things must come of age, taking the story right off the page
For all the players on life’s stage, creation is opposite to burning rage
The well placed advance is timed to do well, what more is there for to tell.


Stone Meaning.


This Rune is akin to the moon, the intuitive part of our nature, with it's urge toward harmonizing and adjusting in the sphere of personal relationships. Inguz embodies the need to share, the yearning to be desired, a search for similarities.


The completion of beginnings is what Inguz requires. It may mark a time of joyous deliverance, of a new life, a new path. A Rune of great power, drawing it means that you now have the strength to achieve completion, resolution, from which comes a new beginning. Above all, completion is crucial here. It may be timely that you complete some project now; if so, make that your first priority. Perhaps a difficult state of mind can be resolved, clarified, turned around. Drawing this Rune indicates that you must fertilise the ground for your own deliverance.


All things change and we cannot live permanently amid obstructions. Inguz signals your emergence from a closed chrysalis state. As you resolve and clear away the old, you will experience a release from tension and uncertainty.


You may require to free yourself from a rut, habit or relationship; from some deep cultural or behavioral pattern, some activity that was quite proper to the self that you are leaving behind. The period at or just before birth is a dangerous one. Movement involves danger, yet movement that is timely moves out of danger. Now it is time to enter the delivery room.


Another of the Cycle Runes, Inguz counsels preparation. Being centered and grounded, freeing yourself from all unwanted influences, and seeing the humour, you are indeed prepared to open yourself to the will of Heaven, and can await your deliverance with calm certainty.


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Action.


Opening/Kuno.


Opening.
Small Beginings.

Was not there and now it can be seen, all about ongoing not about the has been
Opportune arrivals favour good timing, there is no cloud to this silver lining
Experience is an ongoing refining, gained in doing not in casual reclining
A net was cast to bring us down, soon they will be the ones with the frown.


Two hands three choices something has to give, just the way of life or how we live
Like finding a barrel of lemons in the post, that’s how to learn how to make the most
Not all opportunities come in good guises, nor are they consistent or even sizes
Some bad choices turn out the best, and the rubbish tip or bin get the rest.


Stone Meaning.


Likened to an opening, renewed clarity, dispelling the darkness that has been shrouding some part of your life. You are free now to receive and to know the joy of non-attached giving.


Kuno is the Rune for the morning of activities, for seriousness, clear intent and concentration, all of which are essential at the beginning of work. The protection offered by Kuno is this: the more light you have, the better you see whatever is trivial and outmoded in your conditioning.


In relationships, there can now be a mutual opening up. You may serve as the trigger, the timekeeper, through your awareness that the light of understanding is once again available to you both.


Recognise that while on the one hand you are limited and dependent, on the other you exist at the perfect center where the harmonious and beneficent forces of the universe merge and radiate. You are the center.


Simply put, if you have been operating in the dark there is now enough light to see that the patient on the operating table is yourself.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Likely Outcome.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Worthy Tat.

To have and to hold, all within the same fold, one made only for the bold
Does not come with a written receipt, but it will have all the rest beat
A prize is not how this one starts, but is is where taste and quality parts
Best of the order and selection, right under the nose no easy detection.


Ownership is all a delusion, one that separates and denies inclusion
Not just another one for a display case, no this one has a particular place
Prized and sought out above others, when seen you’ll see why it bothers
That old itch to have and to hold, not for the meek just for the bold.


Stone Meaning.


Fehu is a Rune of fulfillment: ambition satisfaction, love fulfilled, rewards received. It promises nourishment, from the most worldly to the most sacred and Divine. Moreover, if the ancient hermetic principle 'As above so below' is true, then we are also here to nourish God.


This Rune calls for a deep probing of the meaning of profit and gain in your life. Look with care to know whether it is wealth and possessions you require for your well-being, or rather self - rule and the growth of a will.


Another concern of Fehu is conserving what has already been gained. It urges vigilance and continual mindfulness, especially in times of good fortune, for it is then that we are likely to collapse ourselves into our success on the one hand, or to behave recklessly on the other. Enjoy your good fortune and remember to share it; the mark of the well nourished self is the willingness and ability to nourish others.


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Rectification:


There are four stones in this grouping. The runes of rectification can indicate the healing of rifts and broken bonds, the restoring of balances and checks, when a destabilised or chaotic phase ends.


The paying of dues, the process of restoration or even the rebuilding of bonds and relationships.


Summary.


Fresh to the fight, new understandings in sight, potential is a rich delight. Developments take on new directions, bringing rich rewards and selections.


Short:


Learning on the job as they say, is always the more in depth way, developing material gain in the new day.


Clipped:


A new shoot shows promise in opportune yields.


Groups:


Cycle = 3.
Freyr = 2.
Mystic = 2.
Tyr = 1.
Heimdall = 1.
Rectification = 1.


Group effects:


This is getting to be a trend, all the stones are upright and the three Cycle are again telling that the global is all getting down to the personal, changes, growths, and learning experiences are heavily indicated. From the two Freyr indicate new shoots, fresh starts and even when the two Mystic are taken into account, a time for revelations and mysteries revealed.


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The Pussycat Purred.

The Single Stone


Disruption (Rev NRM)/Hagalaz.

Disruption.
Attack to Distract.

Schedules broken or delayed, needs and urgencies all being swayed getting staid
Interventions and bad timing, leave some looking for a wall for climbing
Distractions and blind sided swipes, reality bites under all the hypes
Tranquility becomes a thing of the past, great for the time but doomed not to last.


Subtle little quirks and trends, overnight in Dante's inferno hell never ends
Large discrepancies and small humps, heading along hitting life’s speed bumps
Twists and turns will abound, remember not to end up downed and ground
After the destruction of a forrest fire, new growths and shoots will grow higher.


Stone Meaning.


Change, freedom, invention and liberation are all attributes of this Rune. Drawing it indicates a pressing need within the psyche to break free with constricting identification with material reality and to experience the world of archetypal mind.


The Rune of elemental disruption, of events that seem to be totally beyond your control, Hagalaz has only an upright position, and yet it always operates through reversal. When you draw this Rune, expect disruption, for it is the great awakener, although the form the awakening takes may vary. Perhaps you will experience a gradual feeling of coming to your senses, as though you were emerging from a long sleep. Then again, the onset of power may be such as to rip away the fabric of what you previously knew as your reality, your security, your understanding of yourself, your work, relationships or beliefs.


Be aware, however, that what operates here is not ultimately an outside force, not a situation of you-at-the-mercy-of-externals. Your own nature is creating what is happening, and you are not without power. The strength you have funded until now in your life is your support and guide at a time when everything you have taken for granted is being challenged.


Receiving this Rune alerts you: you may sustain loss or damage - a relationship fails, plans go awry, a source of supply dries up. But do not be dismayed; you are forewarned and, therefore, encouraged to understand and accept what occurs as necessary for your growth.


The more severe the disruption in your life, the more significant and timely the requirements for your growth. Another of the Cycle Runes, the term 'radical discontinuity' best describes the action of Hagalaz at it's most forceful. The universe and your own soul are demanding that you do, indeed, grow.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Water.


There are three runes in this group, they are symbolic of movement and with the element water. They can indicate flow if harmoniously supported by the other stones. Fluidity and steady progress, if negatively aspected diversion, disruption and rushing headlong.


The flow of life and its twists and turns are best handled in a steady stream and are a headlong rush of rapid changes dips and troughs.


Summary.


Unexpected opportunity just like guessing, does not always arrive as a blessing, sometimes it all needs redressing, as damage limitation is not always fate messing. A gift horse dressed as foe, that does not look like the way to go, from bad starts where they go, some good ending are just so. Timing is out of kilter, and expedience is its only filter. Time to take a breath and start afresh, all of reality is for the flesh, except where mind, emotion and soul do mesh.


The Three Stones.


The Present Situation.


Opening/Kuno.


Opening.
Side Tracking.

The opportunity is presenting itself, by fate not some great wizard or magic elf
As means are short and manpower to, but given the state what else is there to do
The tide is turning and here comes the surge, no time to wait for the appropriate urge
Pass this test and then we move along, there will be time later for a dance or song.


When you outgrow the domicile, that is the time to head for the extra mile meanwhile
A door is closing because it must, don’t want to be around when it all turns to dust
Necessity is the harshest teacher, but is preferable to a fanatical preacher.
The way ahead is never clear, we sight by landmarks that hold hope not fear.


Stone Meaning.


Likened to an opening, renewed clarity, dispelling the darkness that has been shrouding some part of your life. You are free now to receive and to know the joy of non-attached giving.


Kuno is the Rune for the morning of activities, for seriousness, clear intent and concentration, all of which are essential at the beginning of work. The protection offered by Kuno is this: the more light you have, the better you see whatever is trivial and outmoded in your conditioning.


In relationships, there can now be a mutual opening up. You may serve as the trigger, the timekeeper, through your awareness that the light of understanding is once again available to you both.


Recognise that while on the one hand you are limited and dependent, on the other you exist at the perfect center where the harmonious and beneficent forces of the universe merge and radiate. You are the center.


Simply put, if you have been operating in the dark there is now enough light to see that the patient on the operating table is yourself.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Action.


Disruption (Rev NRM)/Hagalaz.

Disruption.
Smoke Screams.

A cacophony and outburst of celebrations joy
Reveling in divergence from duty, taking time to toy
Routine scattered to the whims of fate, appointments left going late
Long suppressed and near forgotten, burgeoning seeking sate.


Shackles slipped, responsibility dipped, long extended suddenly clipped
Trivial now center staged, youth hothouse and saged, suppress then open caged
Liberated then unconstrained, broken routines not maintained, nothing sustained
Surprise visits, no limits, the broken moment now portioned into bits.


Stone Meaning.


Change, freedom, invention and liberation are all attributes of this Rune. Drawing it indicates a pressing need within the psyche to break free with constricting identification with material reality and to experience the world of archetypal mind.


The Rune of elemental disruption, of events that seem to be totally beyond your control, Hagalaz has only an upright position, and yet it always operates through reversal. When you draw this Rune, expect disruption, for it is the great awakener, although the form the awakening takes may vary. Perhaps you will experience a gradual feeling of coming to your senses, as though you were emerging from a long sleep. Then again, the onset of power may be such as to rip away the fabric of what you previously knew as your reality, your security, your understanding of yourself, your work, relationships or beliefs.


Be aware, however, that what operates here is not ultimately an outside force, not a situation of you-at-the-mercy-of-externals. Your own nature is creating what is happening, and you are not without power. The strength you have funded until now in your life is your support and guide at a time when everything you have taken for granted is being challenged.


Receiving this Rune alerts you: you may sustain loss or damage - a relationship fails, plans go awry, a source of supply dries up. But do not be dismayed; you are forewarned and, therefore, encouraged to understand and accept what occurs as necessary for your growth.


The more severe the disruption in your life, the more significant and timely the requirements for your growth. Another of the Cycle Runes, the term 'radical discontinuity' best describes the action of Hagalaz at it's most forceful. The universe and your own soul are demanding that you do, indeed, grow.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Water.


There are three runes in this group, they are symbolic of movement and with the element water. They can indicate flow if harmoniously supported by the other stones. Fluidity and steady progress, if negatively aspected diversion, disruption and rushing headlong.


The flow of life and its twists and turns are best handled in a steady stream and are a headlong rush of rapid changes dips and troughs.


Likely Outcome.


Protection (Rev)/Algiz.


Protection.
Defensive Distraction.

If defence it is an active shield, one that isn’t flimsy will have more yield
A stout barrier or even a fence, these are a temporary means of defense
To to stand watch or to guard, now that sort can’t be soft but hard
Time affects attention till it wavers, not doing the job any favors.


A fort and even a castle, need lots of manpower and make more hassle
Armour is a personal thing, aware of the visual limitations it will bring
Weapon in hand to defend the land, may yet lead to that fateful final stand
Strength in numbers of the band, where personal space is the first to get canned.


Stone Meaning.


The spiritual warrior is a man divided against himself, the conscious passenger is at odds with his unconscious nature and self. Causing the conflict.


Arrogance and an over inflated ego are the worst forms of this reversal. A steadfast refusal to heed the knowing, to cut against the grain. To feel helplessly caught up in the torrents of life without steerage, or any anchorage.


Overindulgence in narcotics, behaviour and mind altering substances. Drink and drugs and all other forms of excesses.


The weakness of will, the uncertainty of indecision.


Summary.


An opening that is causing disruption will need protective action, the personal disruption is directly related to the global influences. When global needs are pressing and demanding there is disruption to the personal timescales, resources and sacrifices that must be made are part and parcel of the usual suspects in these circumstances.


Short:


Inconvenient and just plain wrong, exit the doorway even we ain’t strong, order is the thing to long, comfort comes from that safe song.


Clipped:


Personal upheaval match the inconvenience of the new direction, leaving plans well exposed


Groups:


Cycle = 3.
Heimdall = 3.
Water = 2.
Freyr = 1.
Mystic = 1.
Protection = 1.


Group effects:


Three Cycle groupings all indicate that it is how the global is filtering down to the personal level and affecting the self and the group as a whole. Heimdall with its three groups stress the need for caution if not a full guard more than a little wariness. Two Flow indicate a flow of events and this is always before the ebb of effects.


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Gearing Up.

The Single Stone


Disruption/Hagalaz.


Disruption.
Interupt-Us.

Dodging trouble and upheaval at every turn, crossing bridges that must not burn
Treading lightly and with great care, watching with a weather eye on how we fare
Letting schedules fall by the wayside, getting ready to just flow with the turning tide
Making room all round about, remaining stout, not driven like in a rout, no doubt.


Knowing its just a passing faze, not the arrival of the latest craze set to daze
Definitely not the next big thing, with a hollowness in its ring to sting
New brushes sweeping clean, as they sterilise the political scene no utopic dream
Bad timing and new delays, and other forms of malaise, not what an electorate preys.


Stone Meaning.


Change, freedom, invention and liberation are all attributes of this Rune. Drawing it indicates a pressing need within the psyche to break free with constricting identification with material reality and to experience the world of archetypal mind.


The Rune of elemental disruption, of events that seem to be totally beyond your control, Hagalaz has only an upright position, and yet it always operates through reversal. When you draw this Rune, expect disruption, for it is the great awakener, although the form the awakening takes may vary. Perhaps you will experience a gradual feeling of coming to your senses, as though you were emerging from a long sleep. Then again, the onset of power may be such as to rip away the fabric of what you previously knew as your reality, your security, your understanding of yourself, your work, relationships or beliefs.


Be aware, however, that what operates here is not ultimately an outside force, not a situation of you-at-the-mercy-of-externals. Your own nature is creating what is happening, and you are not without power. The strength you have funded until now in your life is your support and guide at a time when everything you have taken for granted is being challenged.


Receiving this Rune alerts you: you may sustain loss or damage - a relationship fails, plans go awry, a source of supply dries up. But do not be dismayed; you are forewarned and, therefore, encouraged to understand and accept what occurs as necessary for your growth.


The more severe the disruption in your life, the more significant and timely the requirements for your growth. Another of the Cycle Runes, the term 'radical discontinuity' best describes the action of Hagalaz at it's most forceful. The universe and your own soul are demanding that you do, indeed, grow.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Water.


There are three runes in this group, they are symbolic of movement and with the element water. They can indicate flow if harmoniously supported by the other stones. Fluidity and steady progress, if negatively aspected diversion, disruption and rushing headlong.


The flow of life and its twists and turns are best handled in a steady stream and are a headlong rush of rapid changes dips and troughs.


Summary.


All the minor inconveniences conspire, that weary the progress into the mire, heavy on the soul does tire, losing the spark for the inner fire. Uphill and against the grain, making progress a solid pain, driving most to feel insane, this line we all must refrain. Action is closing down for the season, this is just a fact of reason. Save it all for the time of spring, let us see what the seed will bring, time to occupy with an easy thing, to laugh to party maybe even sing.


The Three Stones.


The Present Situation.


Gateway (Rev)/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Passed Options.

A door once passed quickly becomes surpassed, not the first choice of the harassed
Forced by circumstances beyond control, impeding progress to being whole
The next stage is some way ahead, more a knowing than anything read
Our path is a winding trail, that in the telling will be some tale, either win or fail.


Opportunity now knocks for us to shine, with all our hopes bet on turning out fine
No wary steps will make the course, not when the design now comes from source
A bold stride and steady pace, all the actions to induce a grace, as danger is face to face
Some doors once past are soon forgot, after taking good stock, there was no key in the lock


Stone Meaning.


The Spiritual warrior has wrestled with the ego. The spiritual path is becoming clear as the old ways, karmic influences and willful ways are replaced by the natural universal principles.


Solitude teaches that we are not meant to be alone for great lengths of time, lest we loose our humanity and the ties that bind are irreparably broken.


The natural resizing of the soul either as a wise leader or a spiritual advisor. Preparing to re-enter the community level of life, with a renewed sense of purpose and a new will to re-integrate.


The souls convalescence is over. The raging storm has passed and we all stand renewed. refreshed and replenished.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Action.


Action.


Growth (Rev)/Berkana.


Growth.
Spring Rush.

When the shell starts to split, for the stem and root in the grit
The season warms the drive, for the push that proves what’s alive
Firming the stem then a branch to launch, no tide can staunch
More of the same, is the drive of the game, no wild can tame.


The season has moved and the rhythm is well grooved, as the path is smoothed
As weeding was done, the journey begun, from the root to the leaf in the sun
Thought the weather ain’t stable, its not the plot from a fable, of the able
From the promise in the seed, take stock strength from the feed, to complete the deed.


Stone Meaning.


The maturation process has been stunted, the crop has not flourished. The seed has not given a yield to sustain and produce enough for sustenance and seed for the next year. To feel inadequate and ostracised or just plain old not good enough in someone elses measure and their dealings with you.


The seasons have been poor or the light has been dimmed. Poor preparation bad attendance, or a lazy attitude to the weeding and upkeep of the crop has lead to, a poor return for the efforts. Dissipation and disillusioned with the work, the chores and the position in life. To experience dissatisfaction in all the levels of self and life as it is panning out.


The seasons have been unkind, or the land has been ravaged by a blight, or rivers have flooded and dissipated the crop. Losses even thefts and or misplacement’s even forgetfulness are a plague on all activities and ventures. Being mindful and limiting the agenda to allow the dissipation to have the least effect it can have.


Fate takes its toll, and the price is extracted. Or prudence delivers against the hardship and wins out, which wolf do you feed.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Joy:


This trinity of runes is associated with joy and fertility, the bringing of harmony the calm after the storm, the relief from turmoil.


Joy is the uplifting process from experience or relationships, or even from successes or even births and endings, a joyous release from captivity or restraint, or the delivery of good news.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Likely Outcome.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Healing Balms.

Opening up to all we can, was never the design of the grand plan
The nature of being is to improve, not to just rut into a groove
When seeking that special grace, we need to adjust to a kinder pace
Life when you see it full in the face, is more than just the human race.


We are highest on the tree, and are custodian to live being free
Connected by the simple truths, faith is not the one that proves
We are the nation of mankind, we should have left savagery well behind
As there is enough for all to have their fill, and no need to go and kill.


Stone Meaning.


This Rune stands for wholeness, that which your nature requires. It embodies the impulse toward self-realisation and indicates the path you must follow, not from ulterior motives but from the core of your individuality.


Seeking after wholeness is the Spiritual Warrior's quest. And yet what you are striving to become in actuality is what you, by nature, already are. You must become conscious of your essence and bring it into form, express it in a creative way. A Rune of great power, making energy available to you. Sowelu marks a time for regeneration right down to the cellular level.


Although this Rune has no reversed position, there is reason for caution. You may see fit to withdraw, to retreat in the face of a pressing situation, especially if events or people are demanding that you expend your energy now. Know that such a retreat in strength, and that it can indicate the need for a voyage inward for cantering, for balance. Timely retreat is among the skills of the Spiritual Warrior.


At the same time, for some, this Rune counsels opening yourself up, letting the light into a part of your life that has been secret, shut away. To accomplish this may call for profound recognition's, for admitting to yourself something that you have long denied.


There is a prayer known as the Gayatri that embodies the spirit of Sowelu. Address the sun in this fashion:


You, who are the source of all power, Whose rays illuminate the world, Illuminate also my heart So that I can do your work.


While reciting the Gayatri, visualise the sun's rays streaming forth into the world, entering your own heart, then streaming out from your heart center and back into the world. This is a powerful and life-enhancing prayer.


There is caution here not to give yourself airs. Even in a time of bountiful energy, you are required to face and vanquish your refusal to let right action flow through you. Nourish this capacity, for it is a mark of true humility.


Practice the art of doing without doing: aim yourself truly and then maintain your aim without manipulative effort. Meditate on Christ's words: I can of mine own self do nothing. For by our own power we do nothing. Even in loving, it is Love that loves through us. This way of thinking and being integrates new energies and permits you to flow into wholeness, which is the ultimate goal of the Spiritual Warrior.


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Summary.


Impositions that interrupt the way ahead, never stands progress in good stead. Advancement is slowed to a stroll, and then wholeness is not so whole.


Short:


Interrupted motion, acts just like commotion, closing options on the way, impeding growth for healing the day.


Clipped:


Rushed entry and exits impede healings and restorations.


Groups:


Cycle = 3.
Heimdall = 2.
Tyr = 1.
Joy = 1.
Freyr = 1.
Water = 1.
Mystic = 1.


Group effects:


Well here we are again with three Cycle groups in the same reading (3 out of 13) and they agin indicate personal changes, this fits in well with how the political changes will all start to have individual effects on all of us. Caution and care are again stressed by the two Heimdall groups present in the spreads.


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Fateful Moves.

The Single Stone


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Good Life Party.

The accolade is now well received, by all that we have now achieved
More than enough to share around, hands untied and soul unbound
A joyous cheer that rousing sound, from greater depths than we first found
Bonds have broken and new roads are, the very thing to take us all far.


The cupboard is full and well stocked, all restrictions are now unblocked
Time is again a friend, with enough now to lend, for all we must now tend
Returns are better than was expected, now the balance is well affected
Enough to maybe throw a party, one for not just the hale and hearty.


Stone Meaning.


A Rune of beneficial outcomes, Jera applies to any activity or endeavour to which you are committed. Be aware, however, that no quick results can be expected. A span of time is always involved; hence the key words 'one year', symbolising a full cycle before the reaping, the harvest or deliverance.


You have prepared the ground and planted the seed. Now you must cultivate with care. To those whose labour has a long season, a long coming to term, Jera offers encouragement of success. Know that the outcome is in the keeping of Providence and continue to persevere.


Remember the old story about the farmer who was so eager to assist his crops that he went out at night and tugged on the new shoots. There is no way to push the river; equally, you cannot hasten the harvest. Be mindful that patience is essential for the recognition and acceptance of your own process which, in its season, leads to the harvest of the self.


You have prepared the ground and planted the seed. Now you must cultivate with care. To those whose labour has a long season, a long coming to term, Jera offers encouragement.


Three Group Stone:


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Joy:


This trinity of runes is associated with joy and fertility, the bringing of harmony the calm after the storm, the relief from turmoil.


Joy is the uplifting process from experience or relationships, or even from successes or even births and endings, a joyous release from captivity or restraint, or the delivery of good news.


Rectify:


There are four stones in this grouping. The runes of rectification can indicate the healing of rifts and broken bonds, the restoring of balances and checks, when a destabilised or chaotic phase ends.


The paying of dues, the process of restoration or even the rebuilding of bonds and relationships.


Summary.


Time to take what you have earned, to bring to the table the best we have learned, maybe even space for the things still yearned, though not enough to get O.C.D. Concerned. The yield was high and the quality good, just as we always thought it would.


The Three Stones.


The Present Situation.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Twin Storms Cancel ...

Time to me, for what I wish it to be, what can be done is all in the wait and see
Well disposed and in good fettle, having survived the last test of mettle
Taking stock and being sparse, will help avoid turning out a farce
All we need is all we carry, there may even be enough time to tarry.


Carry only what we know we need, with enough provision to still seed
Being prepared to act and meet the deed, man of the world no known creed
Careful of acting in to much haste, aware how history turns that to waste
Sure footed and feeling well, in a broad broadcast so sight will tell.


Stone Meaning.


The self, the essence of self is formed in discipline, through moderation and tolerance we mould ourselves. Dedication and willingness to do the work of improvement are the least that is required.The Superior person anticipates and looks forward to moulding the temperament and gaining tolerance. This stone signifies the changes and growths that the self will undertake in the flow of life, these can be either self development through discipline or through the intervention of circumstances.


This stone when drawn singularly is advising the questioner to listen to their own inner voice whether it is instinct, intuition or the voice of inspiration learn to listen. The inquirer should be ready for changes or improvements but only if they are prepared to adapt to change as and when it occurs.


Enjoy the moment and delight in it's surprises and wonders.


Two Group Stone:


Rectification:


There are four stones in this grouping. The runes of rectification can indicate the healing of rifts and broken bonds, the restoring of balances and checks, when a destabilised or chaotic phase ends.


The paying of dues, the process of restoration or even the rebuilding of bonds and relationships.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Action.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Parallels Drawn.

Not together just apart, no greater distance than the beat of a heart
Two do not occupy the same time and space, that dance just can’t take place
Distance is the illusion of being alone, giving rise to the need to atone
No punishment just the state of play, or just how the way winds through the day.


Coming to the journey from two places, in opposites one walks the other races
As two that are of a similar mind, bearing little differences and more in kind
The journey only has one destination, that fate must work in its machination
Twists and turns since this begun, are now the measure of our fun, till done.


Stone Meaning.


This stone symbolises separations, divisions and partings. On one level this could signify the parting of the ways or it can also emphasise the canceling out of opposites. The equal and opposite action and re-action.


The questioner is likely being asked to let things be and to not interfere with the cosmic destiny of the present circumstances, knowing when not to take action or not rising to the devils goads to take the reigns is a skill beyond measure.


Separation calls for the letting go of ones own will and letting the higher self take you the best route for your balanced growth.


The inheritance of this action is to reap what you have sown. Just material benefits, rewards or deserts will be forthcoming in the fullness of time.


Learning to let go and ride the cosmic winds of your destiny takes greater courage than the average person has.


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Summary.


Separation is a solitary action like when we grow it is not shared, it cannot be a mutual thing, we can communicate it we can express it but only one can experience it at any give time. When our inner knowing grows or resolution becomes set to further the experience and to start the whole process again. We will all get there in our own time and in our own way one fine day.


Set apart by life’s art, hoping we can play the part. Learn to survive and fend, this is a start to an end, now we have turned the bend. Grading by the way we are, is the way to get far, not hitching to some far-flung star, as our best did raise the bar.


Likely Outcome.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Weighed Down.

Cant carry it all with you, what is a person supposed to do, carry enough for two
That was some security they got through, what you believe is up to you
Getting responsible with all her bling, now that’s not really her sort of thing
Cant sell the stuff on the open market, its all too well know a packet.


All we need we carry with us, and what is left for some will fill a bus
How many coats can you wear, when fast life is low on wear and tare
Is it all to make the envious stare, what a shallow thing to invest in care
Still with all the insurance there will soon be mare, life is never ever fair.


Stone Meaning.


Fehu is a Rune of fulfillment: ambition satisfaction, love fulfilled, rewards received. It promises nourishment, from the most worldly to the most sacred and Divine. Moreover, if the ancient hermetic principle 'As above so below' is true, then we are also here to nourish God.


This Rune calls for a deep probing of the meaning of profit and gain in your life. Look with care to know whether it is wealth and possessions you require for your well-being, or rather self - rule and the growth of a will.


Another concern of Fehu is conserving what has already been gained. It urges vigilance and continual mindfulness, especially in times of good fortune, for it is then that we are likely to collapse ourselves into our success on the one hand, or to behave recklessly on the other. Enjoy your good fortune and remember to share it; the mark of the well nourished self is the willingness and ability to nourish others.


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Rectification:


There are four stones in this grouping. The runes of rectification can indicate the healing of rifts and broken bonds, the restoring of balances and checks, when a destabilised or chaotic phase ends.


The paying of dues, the process of restoration or even the rebuilding of bonds and relationships.


Summary.


Personal yield and returns, residual after waste burns, stood in line too long taking turns. Take time out to sort your kit, do it with grace if not wit.


Short:


Collecting dues and settling bills, removing the unwanted without the frills.


Clipped:


Reaping dreams for singular rewards.


Groups:


Rectification = 3.
Tyr = 2.
Joy = 1.
Freyr = 1.
Cycle = 1.
Heimdall = 1.


Group effects:


Rectification has three of its four karmic based siblings in this one reading, the fact that this leans towards recovery after hardships and a coming back to a state of balance after chaos and disruptions. Tyr has two members in the reading and it indicates a settling of balances and ledgers. So this seams to mean a receiving as well as a paying of dues levies being balanced and debts being sorted.


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The Weather Eye.

The Single Stone


Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.

Defense.
A Wary Eye.

More attention not on guard, to ward against the quirks of life turning hard
A wary eye or a keener take, aware how some trouble is easy to make
Walk the perimeter and check the stations, to keep safe all the relations
No sign of an attack, neither on the way nor coming back, no slack.


Everything has been accounted for, its just precautions not an act of war
The night watch is just good sense, anything else would just be dense
When the day dawns anew, the watch will have lots they need to do
Inside the camp life hums along, getting more right than getting it wrong.


Stone Meaning.


As we are tested we fund the power to avert blockage and defeat. At the time, we develop in ourselves an aversion to the conduct that creates stress in our lives.


If there appears to be an obstacle in your path, consider that even a delay may prove beneficial. Do not be overly eager to press forward, for this is not a situation in which you can make your influence felt. Patience is the counsel Eihwaz offers: nothing hectic, no acting needy, or lusting after a desired outcome. This Rune speaks to the difficulties that arise at the beginning of a new life. Often it announces a time of waiting - for spring to fill up with water, for fruit to ripen on the bough.


Perseverance and foresight are called for here. The ability to foresee consequences before you act is a mark of a thinking person. Avert anticipated difficulties through right action. For even more than we are doers, we are deciders. And once the decision is clear, the doing becomes effortless.


The Rune of Defense points out that, through inconvenience and discomfort, growth is promoted. For as the wood of the yew tree becomes the bow of the Spiritual Warrior, so the obstacle on your path can become the gateway to a new life unfolding.


This may well be a trying time; certainly it is a meaningful one. So set your house in order, tend to business, be clear, and wait on the will of Heaven.


Four Group Stone:


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Protection:


There are four runes in the group and are valued for their powerful protective properties, just like a charm wards. Thought to be a defence against spiritual attacks from hostility and malice or envy.


Their influence in the reading is a balance against acts of chance and the randomness of fate. As supported or not by the other stones in the layout.


Rectification:


There are four stones in this grouping. The runes of rectification can indicate the healing of rifts and broken bonds, the restoring of balances and checks, when a destabilised or chaotic phase ends.


The paying of dues, the process of restoration or even the rebuilding of bonds and relationships.


Summary.


Protecting all that has been won, while realising there is more yet to be done. Taking time to get things right, makes for a flow and not a fight, heading out of darkness into light, where vision clears the sight. Now things are done for more from less, this takes caution to avoid a mess.


The Three Stones.


Current Influence.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Making Headway.

Advances are being made in every way, more from the deal than from the say
Barriers are now coming down, more to smile about than to frown
Bounds are breaking and new ones set, not reached the outer limits yet
New ground is opening out, and there is more and more for which to shout.


Once the ground settles and stills, the potholes close with wastes backfills
Old standards are being replaced, as new directions are being faced
Shaken but definitely not upset, giving much better than we get
What once was is no more, as our mapping is from the core, there’s lots in store.


Stone Meaning.


Here is the final Rune belonging to the Cycle of Initiation. Drawing Dagaz can signal a major shift or breakthrough in the process of self change, a turn. For some, the transformation in attitude - a 180-degree turn. For some the transition is so radical that they no longer continue to live the ordinary life in the ordinary way.


Because the timing is right, the outcome is assured although not from the present vantage point, predictable. In each life there comes at least one moment which, if recognised and seized, transforms the course of that life forever. Rely, therefore, on radical trust , even though the moment may call for you to leap, empty-handed, into the void. With this Rune your Warrior nature reveals itself.


If Dagaz is followed by the Blank Rune, the magnitude of the transformation might be so total as to portend a death, the successful conclusion of your passage.


A major period of achievement and prosperity is often introduced by this Rune. The darkness is behind you; daylight has come. However, as always, you are reminded not to collapse yourself into the future or to behave recklessly in your new situation. Considerable hard work can be involved in a time of transformation. Undertake to do it joyfully.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Summary.


Well there has been a small breakthrough about the prospects from Brexit, it shoes how ingrained the whole EU invasion has been we were almost at the point of quiet acceptance of more EU litigation and billing and them acting as the defenders of human rights. Well the UcK (UK whatever that is) thinks it has the power of grey skull and can with a magic sweep of a pen legislate human rights right out of their driveway giving them unrestricted access to the future they think they can impose on us all. Born in Britain with its identity crisis a far flung future event, we as a nation knew ourselves as Scot/Brit or Brit/Scot, Welsh/Brit or Brit/Welsh, N Irish/Brit or Brit/N Irish and British, simple really what is so complicated about that selection.


The breakthrough that was on hold yesterday has been given the go ahead, approval, stops pulled, blockages cleared, the green light give. Or to put it another way, that enough rest get back to the grind you plebs, the games are over, yeah yeah you can show off at the party, save it till then.


Action.


Defense/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Preperation.

Stop wait even pause or slow, many revelers are coming to the show
Stood ready with a drive to go, waiting to recognise the moment we know
Bound by duty not tied to the spot, waiting to show just what we got
Next in line is just a matter of time based on our last we will do fine.


The gentle cup of self restraint, is the finest form of constraint
As the line moves on, we all move along, as opportunity is soon gone
Keyed to the point of being ready, knowing the thrill can be too heady
Keep the eye on the ball, staying ready to move not fall in the call.


Stone Meaning.


As we are tested we fund the power to avert blockage and defeat. At the time, we develop in ourselves an aversion to the conduct that creates stress in our lives.


If there appears to be an obstacle in your path, consider that even a delay may prove beneficial. Do not be overly eager to press forward, for this is not a situation in which you can make your influence felt. Patience is the counsel Eihwaz offers: nothing hectic, no acting needy, or lusting after a desired outcome. This Rune speaks to the difficulties that arise at the beginning of a new life. Often it announces a time of waiting - for spring to fill up with water, for fruit to ripen on the bough.


Perseverance and foresight are called for here. The ability to foresee consequences before you act is a mark of a thinking person. Avert anticipated difficulties through right action. For even more than we are doers, we are deciders. And once the decision is clear, the doing becomes effortless.


The Rune of Defense points out that, through inconvenience and discomfort, growth is promoted. For as the wood of the yew tree becomes the bow of the Spiritual Warrior, so the obstacle on your path can become the gateway to a new life unfolding.


This may well be a trying time; certainly it is a meaningful one. So set your house in order, tend to business, be clear, and wait on the will of Heaven.


Four Group Stone:


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Protection:


There are four runes in the group and are valued for their powerful protective properties, just like a charm wards. Thought to be a defence against spiritual attacks from hostility and malice or envy.


Their influence in the reading is a balance against acts of chance and the randomness of fate. As supported or not by the other stones in the layout.


Rectification:


There are four stones in this grouping. The runes of rectification can indicate the healing of rifts and broken bonds, the restoring of balances and checks, when a destabilised or chaotic phase ends.


The paying of dues, the process of restoration or even the rebuilding of bonds and relationships.


Likely Outcome.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Tied not Bound.

Caught in the press of the crowd, given no option or being kowtowed
Held in place and stood still, kept to the work till all have had their fill
Not by choice is never good, no nourishment from this soulless food
The binds may be getting looser, and on all sides there is no loser.


Getting our own way as we split, keeping busy while getting more fit
Looking out for number one, this is how progress is best done
When tied to the word of other generations, this strains all relations
Now that the date has been set, time now to win but not to bet.


Stone Meaning.


The necessity of dealing with sever constraint is the lesson of Nauthiz. The positive aspects of this Rune represent the limitations we directly cause ourselves. Its negative side attracts limitations from those around us. Both can be equally difficult to handle.


The role of Nauthiz is to identify our 'shadow', our dark or repressed side, areas where growth has been stunted, resulting in weaknesses that we project onto others. Don't take this world personally, this Rune is saying. Work with the shadow, examine inside you what magnetises misfortune into your life. When at last you can look on Nauthiz with a smile, you will recognise the troubles, denials and setbacks of life as your teachers, guides and allies.


The need for restraint is unquestionable here. Drawing this Rune indicates that there will be holdups, reasons to reconsider your plans carefully. There is work to be done on your self. So take it on with good will and show perseverance.


This is a time to pay of old debts, to restore, if not harmony, at least balance. So mend, restore, redress; when fishermen cant go to sea they repair nets. Let the constraints of this time serve you in righting your relationship to your self. Be mindful that rectification comes before progress. And once again consider the uses of adversity.


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Summary.


Less a personal guard more for the team, not from how things at first would seem. Emerging into the new realm, knowing that the best is now at the helm. Keeping a wary eye on our new size, ready to reveal the true from the lies, even though were bound by ties.


Short:


Keep a wary eye on all the things that bind and tie when breaking the bounds of the lie.


Clipped:


Watching well, the new breaking swell, wary of the binding tell.


Groups:


Mystic = 3.
Heimdall = 3.
Cycle = 2.
Protection = 2.
Rectification = 2.
Tyr = 1.


Group effects:


Three Mystic now that is good for revelations of all kinds, things long buried coming to light and the long lost turning up out of the blue as much as mysteries being revealed. Three Heimdall all speak of caution as opposed to fear or worry. The three Two’s bring extra caution in transitions and changes to the top two threes.


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New Horizons.

The Single Stone


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Expanding Canopy.

Inch by inch or for some in spurts, growing pains deliver specific hurts
Not all pains are from life’s gains, some push the bounds without strains
Most will demand a little more room, others need a gardeners groom
To watch or to trim and tend, most till they get replanted some to the end.


Feed the seed knowing when to stop, in attendance for the better crop
Bounds are beaten and exceeded, as all the old growth is soon receded
Taking root and spreading tall, not taking some room but taking all
That there is to be had, and who could ever say that growth is bad.


Stone Meaning.


Another of the Cycle Runes, Berkana denotes a form of fertility that fosters growth both symbolically and actually. The growth may occur in affairs of the world, family matters, one's relationship to one's self or to the Divine.


A Rune that leads to blossoming and ripening, Berkana is concerned with the flow of beings into their new forms. It's action is gentle , penetrating, and pervasive.


What is called for here is going into things deeply, with care and awareness. First disperse resistance, then accomplish the work. For this to happen, your will must be clear and controlled, your motives correct. Any dark corners should be cleansed; this must be carried out diligently and sometimes with expert help. Modesty, patience, fairness and generosity are called for here. Once resistance is dispersed and rectification carried out and seen to hold firm, then, through steadfastness and right attitude, the blossoming can occur.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Joy:


This trinity of runes is associated with joy and fertility, the bringing of harmony the calm after the storm, the relief from turmoil.


Joy is the uplifting process from experience or relationships, or even from successes or even births and endings, a joyous release from captivity or restraint, or the delivery of good news.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Summary.


The full grown body when stature changes, and the group position rearranges. Digging deep to set new roots, as we stretch the bounds of new shoots, as the new space just simply suits, and needs must never gives two hoots. They say when released the genii won’t go back, so out of the bottle into the sack, in service to all gives self the lack, not the first choice for a course to tack. We all have to find the way to fend, the one that sees us all reach the living end.


The Three Stones.


The Present Situation.


Opening/Kuno.


Opening.
Hidden Entrances.

Nothing there before the first look, not on the map or some secret book
Led along by fates invisible hook, not making the trip more like being took
One moment nothing and then there it was, as if by magic not by a cause
This appearing does grab attention, maybe even forcing the need to mention.


That was not there a moment ago, where it came from we will never know
No door to enter no gate to shut, no dwelling domicile nor castle or village hut
It begs the question by its sudden presence, what magic can be at its essence
Before it appeared we were in ignorant bliss, that now we simply do not miss.


Stone Meaning.


Likened to an opening, renewed clarity, dispelling the darkness that has been shrouding some part of your life. You are free now to receive and to know the joy of non-attached giving.


Kuno is the Rune for the morning of activities, for seriousness, clear intent and concentration, all of which are essential at the beginning of work. The protection offered by Kuno is this: the more light you have, the better you see whatever is trivial and outmoded in your conditioning.


In relationships, there can now be a mutual opening up. You may serve as the trigger, the timekeeper, through your awareness that the light of understanding is once again available to you both.


Recognise that while on the one hand you are limited and dependent, on the other you exist at the perfect center where the harmonious and beneficent forces of the universe merge and radiate. You are the center.


Simply put, if you have been operating in the dark there is now enough light to see that the patient on the operating table is yourself.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Action.


Disruption (Rev NRM)/Hagalaz.

Disruption.
Intrusions Exclusions.

A lesser nuisance than its positive friend, still we wait patient for its end
The inconvenient intrusion, that is every bit as annoying as delusion
It seems like one thing and then changes, as the obvious rearranges
All order is now in chaos, where pandemonium makes itself the new boss.


An uproar resounds with glad tiding, where on earth was that hiding
Out of the blue from the blind side, where on earth did it hide
A roller-coaster or rough-shot ride, what flows in ebbs with the tide
Less than it could have been, the truth as ever in not always seen.


Stone Meaning.


Change, freedom, invention and liberation are all attributes of this Rune. Drawing it indicates a pressing need within the psyche to break free with constricting identification with material reality and to experience the world of archetypal mind.


The Rune of elemental disruption, of events that seem to be totally beyond your control, Hagalaz has only an upright position, and yet it always operates through reversal. When you draw this Rune, expect disruption, for it is the great awakener, although the form the awakening takes may vary. Perhaps you will experience a gradual feeling of coming to your senses, as though you were emerging from a long sleep. Then again, the onset of power may be such as to rip away the fabric of what you previously knew as your reality, your security, your understanding of yourself, your work, relationships or beliefs.


Be aware, however, that what operates here is not ultimately an outside force, not a situation of you-at-the-mercy-of-externals. Your own nature is creating what is happening, and you are not without power. The strength you have funded until now in your life is your support and guide at a time when everything you have taken for granted is being challenged.


Receiving this Rune alerts you: you may sustain loss or damage - a relationship fails, plans go awry, a source of supply dries up. But do not be dismayed; you are forewarned and, therefore, encouraged to understand and accept what occurs as necessary for your growth.


The more severe the disruption in your life, the more significant and timely the requirements for your growth. Another of the Cycle Runes, the term 'radical discontinuity' best describes the action of Hagalaz at it's most forceful. The universe and your own soul are demanding that you do, indeed, grow.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Water.


There are three runes in this group, they are symbolic of movement and with the element water. They can indicate flow if harmoniously supported by the other stones. Fluidity and steady progress, if negatively aspected diversion, disruption and rushing headlong.


The flow of life and its twists and turns are best handled in a steady stream and are a headlong rush of rapid changes dips and troughs.


Likely Outcome.


Protection (Rev)/Algiz.


Protection.
Dropped Guard.

Exposed and vulnerable out in the open, no insights or words to pen
The guard was dropped and the invaders, caught them out as they hopped
Timing has never been more suspicious, for this story most delicious
Nefertiti of the current age, all that wealth that is ostentation’s rage.


The knight on stage makes excuses, for the invasion from their abuses
Good thing it is all insured, after all the whatever it was they endured
Speculation will become rife, as the good husband defends his wife
Now the guard will be stronger, cant be that exposed much longer.


Stone Meaning.


The spiritual warrior is a man divided against himself, the conscious passenger is at odds with his unconscious nature and self. Causing the conflict.


Arrogance and an over inflated ego are the worst forms of this reversal. A steadfast refusal to heed the knowing, to cut against the grain. To feel helplessly caught up in the torrents of life without steerage, or any anchorage.


Overindulgence in narcotics, behaviour and mind altering substances. Drink and drugs and all other forms of excesses.


The weakness of will, the uncertainty of indecision.


Two Group Stone:


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Protection:


There are four runes in the group and are valued for their powerful protective properties, just like a charm wards. Thought to be a defence against spiritual attacks from hostility and malice or envy.


Their influence in the reading is a balance against acts of chance and the randomness of fate. As supported or not by the other stones in the layout.


Summary.


Expanding out of all the known confines, taking new direction along new lines, been round this road so many times, no breaking laws or getting fines. An exit is called for to avoid, as disruption is not best enjoyed while fate drops its guard to be toyed.


Short:


Exceeding bounds and taking newly founds, as intrusion does its rounds.


Clipped:


Resettling to make the exit, beating chaos when the guard will quit.


Groups:


Cycle = 3.
Heimdall = 2.
Joy = 1.
Tyr = 1.
Freyr =1.
Water = 1.
Mystic = 1.
Protection = 1.


Group effects:


Here we have yet another three Cycle groupings and so the self in the situation outweighs the group responsibilities for the duration. The two Heimdall encourage caution when interacting with anything at the group level and to guard and maintain the self and the immediate that that entails.


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Changing Vistas.

The Single Stone


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Adjoining Rooms.

Time and distance keep some apart, even language can play its part
Mistimed being early or too late, are some of the other twists of fate
Social customs are also barriers, used to distance by the harriers
A tool from the controllers kit, using the instances that seem to fit.


Solitary cells and other hell’s or at least so the fable tells
Apart but not out of touch, that would be far too much
As each one passes through the turnstiles, the place for single files
One road low and the other high, both are paced no way to fly.


Stone Meaning.


Separations (Othila) reversed state is an odd one in that we may not be alone or on our own, more in the crowd but not feeling part of the herd. The whole idea of being sent to ‘Coventry’ is the summation of the worst aspect of this stone.


Being separated by social division or standing, not being privileged, ostracised or even shunned. Having been reduced in the eyes of those in authority.


An enforced retreat either to take stock or to have some respite, even a chance to heal and recover from the trials and tribulations of the daily grind.


The spiritual warrior task in this present situation is to take stock, to remember the path that led to this moment, to recall the journey so far and to acknowledge the changes and sacrifices already made. To understand how far we have progressed and improved by the journey, the terrain, the challenges, the successes and the failures that brought us to this moment of realisation.


To evaluate ourselves and our development and to understand again the goal we wish to achieve and to realign ourselves with our purpose or evaluate that the goal has changed or is no longer necessary.


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Summary.


The date is set, and the deed hasn’t happened yet, not just a case of hail fellow well met, anyone want to bet. Everyone on this new trail, have to carry their own pack or prepare to fail, not how the good ship Fairweather will sail. Carry only what is needed to arrive, walk with a will not a relentless drive.


The Three Stones.


The Present Situation.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Sudden Diversion.

As opportune as some doorways seem, keep it real don’t follow the dream
Leaving a room is a simple thing, careful of what is left and what to bring
Make sure that all pass through together, linked with purpose like a tether
The decisions faced by the mortal, either to remain or pass through the portal.


Not every opportunity can be taken, some things in the choices will be forsaken
Some doorways cannot be overlooked, they are the ones that fate has booked
Their threshold are not sign posted, some are hidden some are coasted
The ones that have the best return, flow not like a rive more like a burn.


Stone Meaning.


With gateway for it's symbol, this Rune indicates that there is work to be done both inside and outside yourself. The gateway is the frontier between Heaven and the mundane. Arriving here is a recognition of your readiness to contact the numerous, the Divine, to illuminate your experience so that it's meaning shines clearly through it's form.


Thurisaz is a Rune of non-action. Thus, the gateway is not to be approached and passed through without contemplation. Here you are being confronted with a true reflection of what is hidden within yourself, what must be exposed and examined before successful action can be undertaken. This Rune strengthens your ability to wait. Now is not a time to make decisions. Deep transformational forces are at work in this next-to-last of the Cycle Runes.


Visualize yourself standing before a gateway on a hilltop. Your entire life stretches out behind you and below. Before you step through, pause and review the past: the learning and the joys, the victories and the sorrows - everything it took to bring you here. Observe it all, bless it all, release it all. For in letting go of the past you reclaim your power.


Step through the gateway now.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Joy:


This trinity of runes is associated with joy and fertility, the bringing of harmony the calm after the storm, the relief from turmoil.


Joy is the uplifting process from experience or relationships, or even from successes or even births and endings, a joyous release from captivity or restraint, or the delivery of good news.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Action.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Nearly Ready.

Ready and very nearly able, following the map not a dream or fable
Rich rewards not just for the top table, keeping provision more than stable
Coming of age and knowing better, on the CV of the modern go getter
Tried and tested and doing well, all in the showing and not in the tell.


Bringing to bear all the best of being, unbind the doubt as faith is freeing
Rely on the wealth of experience gained, let your worth be unchained
Take no prisoners as you wend they way, there is lots better to do today
When time and opportunity knock, be glad there is plenty reserve in stock.


Stone Meaning.


This Rune is akin to the moon, the intuitive part of our nature, with it's urge toward harmonizing and adjusting in the sphere of personal relationships. Inguz embodies the need to share, the yearning to be desired, a search for similarities.


The completion of beginnings is what Inguz requires. It may mark a time of joyous deliverance, of a new life, a new path. A Rune of great power, drawing it means that you now have the strength to achieve completion, resolution, from which comes a new beginning. Above all, completion is crucial here. It may be timely that you complete some project now; if so, make that your first priority. Perhaps a difficult state of mind can be resolved, clarified, turned around. Drawing this Rune indicates that you must fertilise the ground for your own deliverance.


All things change and we cannot live permanently amid obstructions. Inguz signals your emergence from a closed chrysalis state. As you resolve and clear away the old, you will experience a release from tension and uncertainty.


You may require to free yourself from a rut, habit or relationship; from some deep cultural or behavioral pattern, some activity that was quite proper to the self that you are leaving behind. The period at or just before birth is a dangerous one. Movement involves danger, yet movement that is timely moves out of danger. Now it is time to enter the delivery room.


Another of the Cycle Runes, Inguz counsels preparation. Being centered and grounded, freeing yourself from all unwanted influences, and seeing the humour, you are indeed prepared to open yourself to the will of Heaven, and can await your deliverance with calm certainty.


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Likely Outcome.


Wholeness (Rev NRM)/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Robust Wellbeing.

Nearly complete, not yet replete, get off that seat, and on your feet
When things come together well, action stops the need to tell
Restoration and coming together, heading of to better weather
Waiting for the final click, better have patience it’s never quick.


Every band of our brotherhood, count the bad and the good
Have need of shelter and for food, all together as we’re stood
The band is back on top form, way better than our average norm
No need to shoulder the heavy slog, nor to live high off the hog.


Stone Meaning.


This Rune stands for wholeness, that which your nature requires. It embodies the impulse toward self-realisation and indicates the path you must follow, not from ulterior motives but from the core of your individuality.


Seeking after wholeness is the Spiritual Warrior's quest. And yet what you are striving to become in actuality is what you, by nature, already are. You must become conscious of your essence and bring it into form, express it in a creative way. A Rune of great power, making energy available to you. Sowelu marks a time for regeneration right down to the cellular level.


Although this Rune has no reversed position, there is reason for caution. You may see fit to withdraw, to retreat in the face of a pressing situation, especially if events or people are demanding that you expend your energy now. Know that such a retreat in strength, and that it can indicate the need for a voyage inward for cantering, for balance. Timely retreat is among the skills of the Spiritual Warrior.


At the same time, for some, this Rune counsels opening yourself up, letting the light into a part of your life that has been secret, shut away. To accomplish this may call for profound recognition's, for admitting to yourself something that you have long denied.


There is a prayer known as the Gayatri that embodies the spirit of Sowelu. Address the sun in this fashion:


You, who are the source of all power, Whose rays illuminate the world, Illuminate also my heart So that I can do your work.


While reciting the Gayatri, visualise the sun's rays streaming forth into the world, entering your own heart, then streaming out from your heart center and back into the world. This is a powerful and life-enhancing prayer.


There is caution here not to give yourself airs. Even in a time of bountiful energy, you are required to face and vanquish your refusal to let right action flow through you. Nourish this capacity, for it is a mark of true humility.


Practice the art of doing without doing: aim yourself truly and then maintain your aim without manipulative effort. Meditate on Christ's words: I can of mine own self do nothing. For by our own power we do nothing. Even in loving, it is Love that loves through us. This way of thinking and being integrates new energies and permits you to flow into wholeness, which is the ultimate goal of the Spiritual Warrior.


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Summary.


A forced split and a replenished kit, means its past time to make it fit, we already took that hit. Through the portal to new pastures, not following dreams or seeking cures, not being led by such lures. Ripe and nearly ready to drop, time for all this illusion to stop.


Short:


More than just six degrees apart, as a sudden doorway gives a star, dig deep to the healthy part renewed better than we start.


Clipped:


Isolated cells, healthy tells completion yells.


Groups:


Cycle = 3.
Tyr = 2.
Freyr = 1.
Mystic = 1.
Heimdall = 1.


Group effects:


The personal and group developments and strengths are still being highlighted in a prolonged three Cycle groupings, the indications are all about advancement and coming to terms with changes before advancing. Two Tyr indicate a sense of justice to the events of the last year or so, lots of people stepping up to the plate and taking personal responsibility. With two reversed stones in the spread one in the personal and one in the global the global one is negated by not having a reversed meaning and so is just a lessening of position or standing if not just stature.


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Author:= Chris Millar