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Sky High.

Single Stone.


Present.


Strength (Rev)/Uruz.

Strength.
Supporting Initiative.

Giving way to the upper hand, not what the spiritual wanted or planned
Bearing up to the needs of the hour, being steadfast not wielding power
Waiting for the adverse flow to break, patiently focussed on the break to take
Held in place by the red, aware that with time green will flash in its stead.


Patience is a test for this kind, and needs the resolution of a steady mind
Dealing with expectations down, more of the heart than the crown no frown
Sidelined by another’s greater need, holding in check the impulse to deed
Knowing that this to must pass, put patience and will in a single class.


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.


Summary.


Strength is reversed in the present and because of the whole readings disposition it just implies less aggressive and even taking a passive stance in the face of the events of the day. The warrior reversed in sacrifice implies with action is reversed on the self all indicate passive stances, at its best a day to take life easy and maybe even to kick back and relax or just take time out and enjoy.

Off the front foot and on the back, dealing only from the top of the stack, no need to just be on your jack, just an opportunity for a little life hack.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Signals/Ansuz.


Signals.
Lines Clearing.

The meaning sent in the knowing look, is all it took, none forsook
Radar set to wide ranger, just catnip for the stranger, no clear and present danger
Lured in, with a cocky grin, when the options are getting thin see who will win
Flash its trash, strip them in the mash, watch them burn and crash, for being flash.


Messages delivered on the quiet, all is peace not riot, a clear cost then try it
Time so precious still slips away, the land so known by its lay, the secret no one can say
Unspoken unshared, secularised to keep them cared, no thief has ever dared
Break the code of silent command, would be the ruin of the land, not what life planned.


Stone Meaning.


All forms of communication, interaction exchanges are associated with the Signals stone. This stone can signify Wisdom or the dawning of realisation.


The God aspect of this stone denotes new understandings or new beginnings and can indicate the beginning of a spiritual quest or a quest for understanding or an Initiation into the mysteries of life.


At the mundane level this stone signifies messages that inform instruct, warn or just prepare. So pay attention with chance meetings encounters trysts etc.


The receiving of knowledge can be informative, enlightening or revealing. A possible revelation.


A 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.


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.


Challenge.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Patience.

To wait and see, to follow the flow, no active agenda of where to go
Stood taking in all around, no shackles or ties not even bound
Awe fills the moment and breaks the stride, is sensory override
Feeling connected by the share, held in raptures of depth of care.


The centre of the cyclone is still, with a quiet that suspends and does fill
Solitary is the stand of trees, that withstands that raging breeze
Motionless in a spellbound hiatus, as even the cyclone has to pass
Waiting fills the need for deed, an exception to the stock reared breed.


Stone Meaning.


Drawing Isa often indicates that the winter of the spiritual life is upon you. You may find your self entangled in a situation to whose implications you are, in effect blind. You may be powerless to do anything except submit, surrender or even sacrifice some long-cherished desire. Be patient, for this is the period of gestation that proceeds a rebirth.


Positive accomplishment is unlikely now. There is a freeze on useful activity, all your plans are on hold. You may be experiencing an unaccustomed drain on your energy and wonder why: a chill wind is reaching you over the ice floes of old, outmoded habits.


Trying to hold on can result in shallowness of feeling, a sense of being out of touch with life. Seek to discover what it is you are holding on to that keeps this condition in effect, and let it go. Shed, release, cleanse away the old. That will bring on the thaw.


Usually Isa requires a sacrifice of the personal 'I'. And yet there is no reason for anxiety. Submit and be still, for what you are experiencing is not necessarily the result of your actions or habits, but of the conditions of the time against which you can do nothing. What has been full must empty; what has increased must decrease. This is the way of Heaven and Earth. To surrender is to display courage and wisdom.


At such time, you cannot hope to rely on help or friendly support. In your isolation, exercise caution and do not stubbornly persist in attempting to work your will. Remain mindful that the seed of the new is present in the shell of the old, the seed of unrealised potential, the seed of the good. Trust your own process, and watch the signs for spring.


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.


Action.


The Self (Rev)/Mannaz.


The Self.
Obligations Drive.

Mind body soul and emotion, all the thinks to give life motion
To put the drive back in the hive to let life thrive to not take the dive
Living at the edge of thrust, do as you like not as you must
Care and attention to inner being from inner focus to outer seeing.


Perceptions bring better perspective, identifying the new objective
Reform renew and then do what we do what once was solo is now two
To meet yourself coming back will throw all the unsure off the track
Centered being and cool nerves, will have the balance and the reserves.


Stone Meaning.


The unconscious at odds with the conscious purpose and intention. To be undermined by your own unconscious interference. You are now your own worst enemy.


Something will have to give.


The unconscious purpose, regulates your breath, digests your food, regulates your temperature. So guessed who will win. It does have you by the short and curliest doesn't it.


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.


The Warrior (Rev)/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Steady Guard.

At man at odds with the orders, not confined by the borders, for the elite hoarders
Resolving the issues of the day, is the finest action to be taken on the way so they say
Time to surrender to the will of the times, no more charging across demarcation lines
When the will is at odds with the need, its time to acquiesce and attend the deed.


To surrender to the universal will, is just acceptance no enemy that we need to kill
Letting go is the hardest task, its the last defenses behind the players mask
When the fight is gone, life takes over when the struggle has all been done
Once this simple choice has been made, the inner purpose will be bade.


Stone Meaning.


The adverse being at odds with himself. Watches victory slip from their hands.


The petty drives of the ego, the selfish needs of the few. The conflict of self.


Conscious and unconscious conflict. All the signs of unrest and discontent.


The conscious drive needs to be brought into alignment with the unconscious purpose, as it is the most honest part of the being, in most people.


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.


New Situation.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Progression.

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:


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.


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.


Summary.


With three stones reversed here they all because of the distribution imply downgrading attention and armed stances. Reducing strength has to rely on persuasion, making the messages a little occasion. The pause from challenge is clearly seen, just as the self has to pull up or in to stop clashes and reactions. The full frontal warrior is on skirmish and cleans up from the ‘peripheral’ watch. The result from all this reining in is it may be time to log a day’s holidays and take the day off as no attendance pouts the agenda on hold for a cooler head later on.

Strength is reduced and set to ease; signals and messages start to please. Reducing speed is a slowing down; the self on hold may cause a frown. Now that the guard dog has some grace, the restrictions lift proving pace.


Short:


Stay the hand, as the script planned, now we are taking a stand, no real defence on quick sand, as we gear up covering more land.


Clipped:


Reservation informs patience breaking tensions obstructions.


Distribution.


Strength (Rev)/Uruz.

Signals/Ansuz.
Standstill/Isa.
The Self (Rev)/Mannaz.
The Warrior (Rev)/Teiwaz.
Movement/Ehwaz.
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Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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Groups:


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


Group effects:


The reading has three upright and three reversed stones in the presentation, with an undercurrent of six odd numbers giving the negative the upper hand, this is one of those days to kick back and take it easy as the events will swamp or crowd your space. Best to just adopt the philosophy that out of the fray the problems don’t go a way, but they hold no real sway. Manyanna Manyanna Manyanna, or later dude.

The double has a pair of pairs and the fact that the self is the benefactor with no real threat the multiple groups of a pair of triples for charm and a pair of pairs shows, duty presses with Tyr in the charms and the self can delay or deal. Cycle is about seeing things clearer and not reacting but circumventing or taking time out to cool down. Freyr and Mystic compliment one another to good effect and new and surprises spring to mind with an ease of transition between the pairs. The Charm has it in a small double pair it may be worth the bet or you could play safe and have time off.


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Progressive Redress.

Single Stone.


Present.


Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.

Defense.
Down Time.

High is the parapet where the general conspires
To oversee the battlefield and he never tires
The sentinel at his post is every bit as dutiful
Static through wind and rain and skies so beautiful.


Perimeter walkers, are really quiet talkers
Straight to the point not tension blockers
In this defensive position, they are the first lines condition
Knowing that in contention, they are defenses best detection.


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.


Defence reversed is indicating a relaxing of the guard, a stepping down from red to amber status. The action in the global has us not on the move and that indicates a light armour detail rather than the whole detachment out in force as a guard.

Standing down and hanging out, clears the head of lingering doubt. A station on the way, time for R&R to hold its sway. Kicking back and learning to ease, knowing time is just there to please, calling up the new squeeze, time is slow but must not freeze.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Under Review.

For a union that can work as a team, either coasting or sauntering or full steam
In the unstated mutual knowing, no need for catchup just keep showing
Each on the mark with the spark, on their task doing their thing to get that bling
There is no divvy when we just share, not just the risks the dare of winners glare.


Each carries the team so if one falls, we brace the deficit as the duty calls
When all in we know the play, there might be nought for that rainy day
As we put more in than we take, we know its all for the greater sake
When one is down we rally round, by this bond we will all be bound.


Stone Meaning.


The strength of Partnership is in union, that is to say two halves that make up a distinct whole, the old adage the sum of the parts is greater than the whole best sums up this stone.


Partnership signifies the gift of freedom out of which all other gifts flow.


For the spiritual person or disciple this stone will indicate either a congregation of like minds and goals or a new understanding is /will /was achieved.


This stone is similar to the Charioteer who struggles to balance the team of horses into a well balanced unit, except with Partnership there should be a willing and mutual union.


Single 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.


Challenge.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Recuperation.

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.


Action.


A Journey (Rev)/Raido.

A Journey.
Retracing Steps.

On the eternal walk of life, as we steer a course far from strife
Keeping up with all the chat, no longer has an envelope hitting a mat
The mobile need for connection, is for catchup over protection
Knowing we are just at the end of a line, helps with feeling fine.


The line is long, and the connections strong, after a ring ring or a ding dong
To never need to feel alone or disconnected, was a byproduct not expected
The trip from first designs to present revisions, exceed the first limited visions
What was expressed in early song, would get a booby prize or a raspberry gong.


Stone Meaning.


The severing of bonds and ties the parting of the ways, leavings and endings are indicated.


A forced isolation or a needed retreat from the world is indicated. Carried by the forces of disruption.


Feelings of separation and isolation, being out of step with the harmony around you.


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.


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.


Sacrifice.


Growth (Rev)/Berkana.


Growth.
Making Repairs.

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 root set down strong, as the stem grows up long
Seasons turn as the root bring relief, flourishing the new leaf
Part of the canopy of the stand, almost as if that’s how its planned
When height has been grown, now the drive is prone to seed whats sown.


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.


New Situation.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Making Progress.

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.


The personal has us dropping defences as action is the reverse of a journey, so its safe to say we are in camp and can relax some. The overview is partnership in question as wholeness is challenged causing a pause or hiatus to joint movements. Some growth is sacrificed and this will deliver that breakthrough that keeps showing up in the new situation slot periodically.

Standing down is just a change of tack, taking time to just kick back, as we divvy what's in the community sack, parting friends no reputations black. Joint projects are being cut, all new growth is by the gut, still a development ends the rut, and promises a better cut.


Short:


Armour off and fatigues on, parting now the contracts gone. Wholeness is a whole other song, breaking up a journey to long. Less growth makes some long.


Clipped:


Relaxing bounds completely rests returning developments.


Distribution.


Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.

Partnership/Gebo.
Wholeness/Sowelu.
A Journey (Rev)/Raido.
Growth (Rev)/Berkana.
Breakthrough/Dagaz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
9

2
24
20
16
22
H M P R

F
H
C F P
C J T
C M T

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The reading has three reversed stones and three upright and the uprights have it under mitigating circumstances. The double has undercurrents of five even numbered stones and on odd numbered one adding to the positive feel of the double spread. A rest is as good as a holiday and the wait will fill as opportunities line up for their chance to break.

There are six multiple groups in the spreads and they are all to the benefit of the self. Cycle is a triple and the charm is in full effect as nothing is lost and gains are made. With a steady low five of a kind the hand has to be a four with one sacrificed. Four of the five has a sympathy with Tyr, Freyr, Mystic and protection all in a strong and bonded association with the loose cannon Heimdall again counselling preparation and caution. New fresh and bold with a ring fence is the palpable feel from the four of a similarity. A good hand of fate from the undercurrents.


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Rude Awakenings.

Single Stone.


Present.


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
First Blood.

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.


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.


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.


Initiation in this spread is still all about the knowing and is about a dawning of awareness and even a new understanding settling into thinking and responses over reactions. Initiation was present in this slot a couple of days ago and had Breakthrough in the outcome of another all upright set of stones. This is a trend for conscious development and even growth at play in events and the order of the day.

Initiation is a steady stone, that indicates when knowing did hone, not the preserve of the doing it alone, more the results of worrying the bone, and then setting the tone.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
New Discovery

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.


Challenge.


Defense/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Spatially Aware.

To give no offense, is still the very best defense
Take caution and time, then set a better line
Know the herd by its habits and its tracks
Aware of all measures and counter attacks.


The perimeter’s been walked, early advances balked
Garrison recalled and held at ready, nerves held steady
Kit at muster men drawing lines, the same as countless other times
Waiting for the call to action, with ready response no reaction.


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.


Action.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Empowering.

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.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Stepping.

To wait and see, to follow the flow, no active agenda of where to go
Stood taking in all around, no shackles or ties not even bound
Awe fills the moment and breaks the stride, is sensory override
Feeling connected by the share, held in raptures of depth of care.


The centre of the cyclone is still, with a quiet that suspends and does fill
Solitary is the stand of trees, that withstands that raging breeze
Motionless in a spellbound hiatus, as even the cyclone has to pass
Waiting fills the need for deed, an exception to the stock reared breed.


Stone Meaning.


Drawing Isa often indicates that the winter of the spiritual life is upon you. You may find your self entangled in a situation to whose implications you are, in effect blind. You may be powerless to do anything except submit, surrender or even sacrifice some long-cherished desire. Be patient, for this is the period of gestation that proceeds a rebirth.


Positive accomplishment is unlikely now. There is a freeze on useful activity, all your plans are on hold. You may be experiencing an unaccustomed drain on your energy and wonder why: a chill wind is reaching you over the ice floes of old, outmoded habits.


Trying to hold on can result in shallowness of feeling, a sense of being out of touch with life. Seek to discover what it is you are holding on to that keeps this condition in effect, and let it go. Shed, release, cleanse away the old. That will bring on the thaw.


Usually Isa requires a sacrifice of the personal 'I'. And yet there is no reason for anxiety. Submit and be still, for what you are experiencing is not necessarily the result of your actions or habits, but of the conditions of the time against which you can do nothing. What has been full must empty; what has increased must decrease. This is the way of Heaven and Earth. To surrender is to display courage and wisdom.


At such time, you cannot hope to rely on help or friendly support. In your isolation, exercise caution and do not stubbornly persist in attempting to work your will. Remain mindful that the seed of the new is present in the shell of the old, the seed of unrealised potential, the seed of the good. Trust your own process, and watch the signs for spring.


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.


New Situation.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
Revised Destination.

On the eternal walk of life, as we steer a course far from strife
Keeping up with all the chat, no longer has an envelope hitting a mat
The mobile need for connection, is for catchup over protection
Knowing we are just at the end of a line, helps with feeling fine.


The line is long, and the connections strong, after a ring ring or a ding dong
To never need to feel alone or disconnected, was a byproduct not expected
The trip from first designs to present revisions, exceed the first limited visions
What was expressed in early song, would get a booby prize or a raspberry gong.


Stone Meaning.


This main concerned is with communication, with the atonement of something that has two sides, two elements, and with the ultimate reunion that comes at the end of the journey, when what is above and below are united and are again of one mind.


Inner worth mounts here, and at such a time you must remember that you are not intended to rely entirely upon your own power, but rather to ask what constitutes right action. Ask through prayer, through addressing your own knowing, the Witness Self, the teacher within. Not intent on movement, be content to wait; while you wait, keep on removing resistances. As the obstructions give way, all remorse arising from 'trying to make it happen' disappears.


The journey is toward self healing, self change and union. You are concerned here with unobstructed, perfect union. But the union of Heaven and Earth cannot be forced. Regulate any excesses in your life. Material advantages must not weigh heavily on this journey of the self toward the Self. Stand apart even from like minded others; the notion of strength in numbers does not apply, for this part of the journey cannot be shared.


Another of the Cycle Runes, Raido represents the soul's journey and has within it the element of joy, for the end is in sight. No longer burdened by what you've left behind, Heaven and Earth unite within you to support you on your way. A simple prayer for the soul's journey is:


I will to will Thy will.


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.


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.


Intuitive processes are derived in the action of the self as a cautionary stance is the best defence. As instinct is to cower and hold, intuition is active and more bold, the pause before striking out on a journey to a destination we all choose to go to, will drag along the dependent that have no choice or say in the matter.

And introduction to the inner ken, the root culture of the growth of men. Breakthrough from two days ago, hopes that defence is all about the show. The differences that we all make, have to withstand the sacrificial take, the destination of travel is at stake.


Short:


Insight is keen and sharp, as the overview wont carp, no defence is under tarp, a conflict will elevate the enlistment to the harp. A pause is called for at the brink, or the destination won’t take us to where we think.


Clipped:


Insight exceeds restrictions revealing patient outcomes.


Distribution.


Initiation/Perth.

Breakthrough/Dagaz.
Defense/Eihwaz.
The Self/Mannaz.
Standstill/Isa.
A Journey/Raido.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
6

22
9
1
23
20
C H M

C M T
H M P R
R T
H
C F P

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The reading is all upright while there are three odd numbered and three even numbered stones in the layouts. The three quarters positive may fool you but. The presentation is twice the effect of the undercurrents which at best is half the value for the lower odd numbers and a third to a quarter for the lower odd numbers up to to nine as the numerology is more important than the undercurrents of odd or even in the grander scheme of things. The positive still outweighs the negative by a large scale and indicates the positive slant for interpretation when reading the double spread.

There is a full house of a triple triple, while the triple pairs are a low set. The double triples give a mid range pair for the undercurrents if they were negative but we will take the full house and relegate Rectification. The triple charms from Cycle being the benefactor of this handy set of stones, Heimdall is a charm of caution and preparation in play while Mystic adds a sense of magic over tragic at play in the double layout spread. This brings Tyr and the bold play adding to the qualities of Rectification as Protection is enhanced and even double reinforced.


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Mutual Boundaries.

Single Stone.


Present.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Solid Stance.

Power has its purposes as strength has its place, knowing the difference is a grace
Resolute and steadfast stand in good stead, more of the heart and less of the head
As fluid is to flow as strong is to grow, cultivation is needed to avert the just so
Strength needs a fulcrum to lever its way, called in a moment not lived in all day.

Timing is everything in the heat of the need, strength is applied in a steady feed
Holding of the onslaught, the fight well fought, finding reserves as the need is sought
Knowing honour is gifted and never bought, giving our all is all we have got
If our best is called to the living test, we walk away tall having given our best.


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.


Summary.


Strength is twinned in this double spread reading, the emphasis from the groups is the self is the benefactor or bears the responsibility if not the weight of the stone. Strength is resolute and steadfast in this layout and the presentation affirms it.

Resolute is the resolve to withstand, testing the self against the best of the land, taking responsive action not just the planned, failure is the first that should be canned. No armour is a solid as assurance defends, against thrust and slash and fearsome rends, seeing how we fare in life’s trends.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Dominion.

What is mine best left alone, to ignore you will atone, you got no one to phone
All that’s ours has mutual need, and has a sharing by mutual deed, not greed
The souls seeks what it cannot have or get, learning better is to come yet
To own to have and then to hold, rewards for the bold, better than gold.


Staked out or under lock and key, the sort of things not laid out free
Retain and invest all the gain, a steady input will sustain, untarnished no blame
Insurances all demand payments, that only give premiums with laments
So we must learn what to stash, and never go just after the mullah or cash.


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.


Challenge.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
New Grounds.

The seasons been kind, and the fullness of mind, left all doubt behind
New shoots showed through, then the stem stretched and grew
The delivery from the sun, was how this new growth first begun
Spring rooted in the deep, after the wake from winters sleep.


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.


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.


Action.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Narrow Tracks.

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.


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.


Sacrifice.


Signals (Rev)/Ansuz.


Signals.
Cross Purposes.

The meaning sent in the knowing look, is all it took, none forsook
Radar set to wide ranger, just catnip for the stranger, no clear and present danger
Lured in, with a cocky grin, when the options are getting thin see who will win
Flash its trash, strip them in the mash, watch them burn and crash, for being flash.


Messages delivered on the quiet, all is peace not riot, a clear cost then try it
Time so precious still slips away, the land so known by its lay, the secret no one can say
Unspoken unshared, secularised to keep them cared, no thief has ever dared
Break the code of silent command, would be the ruin of the land, not what life planned.


Stone Meaning.


An adverse message, the inquirers will or purpose is at odds with the universal will or intention. The plan of the universe and the will of the great creator behind it is like the eternal river, its rush is mighty and its path is long, while the flow and will of the individual is like a tributary, that is swallowed up in the mighty flow of creations purpose.


When you re-align your plans to facilitate the universal will you will be going with the flow and will so be aided by it.


The actor in the play of life had to agree to the part before he found himself on the stage. That is the last place to start re-negotiating the part with the director, all contracts will be enforced with or without your consent. His will is undeniable. Even the body you inhabit is more unconscious than conscious. So quit struggling and enjoy the ride. What other choice do you have.


A 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.


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.


New Situation.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Resolute Will.

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.


Summary.


The reading has Strength twinned and a clear group consensus for the self with a high five Cycle grouping after yesterdays maximum six and five Mystery this is a good follow on that still outlines that communications are at odds but that is bringing a strength in the outcome that aids the strength in the personal.

Resolute and resolve are the key components in strength in this position and orientation. Some territory or intellectual rights are in question. Growth is on hold in challenge and so action is limited or channeled into a single purpose or direction. Communications are under strain and some translation is lost in the exchanges. Strength is boosted in the global and so the environment aids the personal present bolstering outcomes actions towards better outcomes.

Stout and staunch, without the paunch. Dominion is under assessment, as rooting is expanding in the basement, while action is under containment. Signs show the lights did change, while strength is set to furthest range.


Short:


Resolute and stance in bearing, possessions need a tad more caring, restricting outwards bearing, lost messages but just who’s caring, as the global helps the faring.


Clipped:


Resolve owns expansive branches showing resolution.


Distribution.


Strength/Uruz.

Possessions/Fehu.
Growth/Berkana.
Constraint/Nauthiz.
Signals (Rev)/Ansuz.
Strength/Uruz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
5

11
16
7
3
5
C F

F R
C J T
C H
C F M
C F

Groups:


Cycle = 5.
Freyr = 4.
Joy = 1.
Tyr = 1.
Mystic = 1.
Heimdall = 1.
Rectification = 1.


Group effects:


The reading has five upright and one reversed stones with five odd numbered and one even numbered stones in the double spread. The swings and the roundabouts all balance and check and so the face value is the state of the reading. All the undercurrents are boosting the presentation except for signals which is compounded by being reversed but as the reading indicates this is an advantage to the outcome it is all still good.

There are seven groupings present and only two multiple groups in the reading. There is a five of Cycle indicating a sensory and pragmatic advantage for the self in realisation and palpable comprehension. The quad Freyr is again a manifest feeling and realisation of new, change, and restitution in exchanges. All the single groups have diminished effects when such large groups are underpinning the reading. This is a strong a reading as yesterdays was.


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Unprecedented Grounds.

Single Stone.


Present.


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
Growing Knowing.

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.


Raising the inner knowing, like this is just its season for growing
Taking care to reap the souls sowing, no more toing and froing
Getting the inner line right, the script to end the constant fight
After delivering your best, opens the bounty of hopes great chest.


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.


This spread has a twinned infusion of Initiation the introduction to, the immersion into, getting clued up even. This indicates that the challenge sees the global slot in the tough position and the personal present on the inside track. This unusual thing about the twins is that ones gain is not the others loss. It is often the case that we take an angle on things the established view never suspects or can anticipate well.

Getting the gist and knowing better, not just following the form and letter, nor reading the manual for the go getter, more in the style of the trend setter. Being in the flow, with enough get up and go, staying ahead of the curb in the know.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Signals (Rev)/Ansuz.


Signals.
Mixed Not Matching.

The meaning sent in the knowing look, is all it took, none forsook
Radar set to wide ranger, just catnip for the stranger, no clear and present danger
Lured in, with a cocky grin, when the options are getting thin see who will win
Flash its trash, strip them in the mash, watch them burn and crash, for being flash.


Messages delivered on the quiet, all is peace not riot, a clear cost then try it
Time so precious still slips away, the land so known by its lay, the secret no one can say
Unspoken unshared, secularised to keep them cared, no thief has ever dared
Break the code of silent command, would be the ruin of the land, not what life planned.


Stone Meaning.


An adverse message, the inquirers will or purpose is at odds with the universal will or intention. The plan of the universe and the will of the great creator behind it is like the eternal river, its rush is mighty and its path is long, while the flow and will of the individual is like a tributary, that is swallowed up in the mighty flow of creations purpose.


When you re-align your plans to facilitate the universal will you will be going with the flow and will so be aided by it.


The actor in the play of life had to agree to the part before he found himself on the stage. That is the last place to start re-negotiating the part with the director, all contracts will be enforced with or without your consent. His will is undeniable. Even the body you inhabit is more unconscious than conscious. So quit struggling and enjoy the ride. What other choice do you have.


A 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.


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.


Challenge.


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
Counter Intuitive.

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.


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.


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.


Opening/Kuno.


Opening.
Timely Opportunity.

A gaping gap one to set the cap, getting the juices flowing with the rising sap
Anticipating well ahead of the field and track, knowing we have each others back
Ready to make that leap in time, to where reason dances with partner rhyme
The opportunity is approaching fast, set in motion once we start the die is cast.


Timing is one of fates greatest tools, one that is not bound by the rules
The window is a fleeting moment, to fall into needs no ointment
No use getting out of shape and all bent, make sure practice time was well spent
The pace is sure and the goal is known, that takes good measure from what is shown.


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.


Sacrifice.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Wheat and Chaff.

Like taking the white from the yolk, its tricky and no joke
Now the boiler we must stoke, not end just a pig in a poke
Getting up the steam, shooting the rapids pushing the stream
Captain at the wheel, master of the trade winds deal.


Scout out on the trail, where knowledge will save or fail
Heading for the halfway camp, knowing beaming like a night lamp
Carry the lay of the land, return the missing from the planned
Fill the gaps of each others knowing, to keep it growing.


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.


New Situation.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Singular Drift.

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.


This double is impressive in its presentation bringing a full impact face value and the undercurrents bringing just as positive a flow to the reading. Just as the groups are unusually well aspected in numbers and volumes.

Initiation is twinned in the present and in the global slot challenge. There is no real advantage as the state and the general trends are always a bit out of touch with the inner sanctum of groups and individuals of each era. Signals for the global confirm this out of touche state the machine has with its own people. The French result show this more than the Brexit and the Donald taking the platform from the left field. Initiation has the machine on catch up as the pundits and the soothsayers all have to stand back and not make stupid predictions as it is just adding to their failures. An opportunity is in full swing at the moment an opportunity that will make the breakthrough we hope to achieve. The sacrifice calls for a divorce a break the contract and cut the ties type with no other ways to interpret it. The breakthrough will settle the hard right into a more tolerant position across the globe.

Seeing into the core understanding, having climbed to the very top landing. Inspiration and intuition abound, as new understanding will resound. Crossed lines keep the machine out of the loop, and missed messages knock it all cock a hoop. The moment demands to now be seized, as fate test if you cheesed or pleased. Taking the short way instead of the long, puts old relationships where they belong, for a breakthrough will inspire song, as it takes us all to where we all belong.


Short:


Seeing beyond the veil, as messages seem to fail, and the script is acting frail, the opportunity to follow a new trail, as old partners are becoming stale, and the beckoning release escapes its jail.


Clipped:


Inspirational coded insights develops cracking escapes.


Distribution.


Initiation/Perth.

Signals (Rev)/Ansuz.
Initiation/Perth.
Opening/Kuno.
Separation/Uruz.
Breakthrough/Dagaz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
6

3
6
14
4
22
C H M

C F M
C H M
C F M
C T
C M T

Groups:


Cycle = 6.
Mystic = 5.
Tyr = 2.
Freyr = 2.
Heimdall = 2.


Group effects:


The double spread has five upright and one reversed stones in the presentation with five even numbered and one odd numbered stones delivering the undercurrents. The edge in the moment is all in the personal and the global is on catchup. The twinning and signals give this the take on the layout.

This is a great set of multiple groups a maximum six and a high five with a triple, giving the look of a poor small three of a kind with an ace and a king high to the hand of fate. The truth is a six out of six slots for Cycle is not easy to get but to get a five a palpable sensory Mystic with it is something of note. The recipient is the self to the maximum power as there are only four other groups that have more than six members. This of course in the sensory world implies a sixth sense and coupled with Mystery it is depth of perceptions and insight to the point of revelation. There is a word of caution from the charm with Heimdall counciling care attention and good focus. This leaves Tyr and the bold tying up of the ends of duty and responsibility Freyr is all about the new and the unknown and adds to the weight of the play of the stones.


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Closed Door Policies.

Single Stone.


Present.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Returns.

To reap, to store and tend the chore of returning to the task once more
Selecting the best seed for the next harvests need, is the first deed
Then to the market and trade we track, for the barter of goods to bring back
Celebrating the bounty of the bargains made, before the memory may fade.


Setting good store, to ensure enough is more, to cover the seeding of the next chore
To feast in the winters dark night, displays to all what preparation just might
Knowing that the store will give much more, after winter closes its door
To reach past the spring, trapping what that season will bring, how long is string.


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.


Harvest is upright and is numbered unlucky for some which is an odd number, the advantage lies here and with Cycle being the triple charm that gets the benefit. Standstill and constraint in the global also aids the benefit to the personal.

A bounty a payoff a good return, all the benefits without the burn, as fate seems to do a good turn. Patience is its own reward, timing strikes a certain accord. While prudence saves for that rainy day, providence still hold good sway.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
On Route.

On the eternal walk of life, as we steer a course far from strife
Keeping up with all the chat, no longer has an envelope hitting a mat
The mobile need for connection, is for catchup over protection
Knowing we are just at the end of a line, helps with feeling fine.


The line is long, and the connections strong, after a ring ring or a ding dong
To never need to feel alone or disconnected, was a byproduct not expected
The trip from first designs to present revisions, exceed the first limited visions
What was expressed in early song, would get a booby prize or a raspberry gong.


Stone Meaning.


This main concerned is with communication, with the atonement of something that has two sides, two elements, and with the ultimate reunion that comes at the end of the journey, when what is above and below are united and are again of one mind.


Inner worth mounts here, and at such a time you must remember that you are not intended to rely entirely upon your own power, but rather to ask what constitutes right action. Ask through prayer, through addressing your own knowing, the Witness Self, the teacher within. Not intent on movement, be content to wait; while you wait, keep on removing resistances. As the obstructions give way, all remorse arising from 'trying to make it happen' disappears.


The journey is toward self healing, self change and union. You are concerned here with unobstructed, perfect union. But the union of Heaven and Earth cannot be forced. Regulate any excesses in your life. Material advantages must not weigh heavily on this journey of the self toward the Self. Stand apart even from like minded others; the notion of strength in numbers does not apply, for this part of the journey cannot be shared.


Another of the Cycle Runes, Raido represents the soul's journey and has within it the element of joy, for the end is in sight. No longer burdened by what you've left behind, Heaven and Earth unite within you to support you on your way. A simple prayer for the soul's journey is:


I will to will Thy will.


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.


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.


Challenge.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Testing Bounds.

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.


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.


Action.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Poised.

To wait and see, to follow the flow, no active agenda of where to go
Stood taking in all around, no shackles or ties not even bound
Awe fills the moment and breaks the stride, is sensory override
Feeling connected by the share, held in raptures of depth of care.


The centre of the cyclone is still, with a quiet that suspends and does fill
Solitary is the stand of trees, that withstands that raging breeze
Motionless in a spellbound hiatus, as even the cyclone has to pass
Waiting fills the need for deed, an exception to the stock reared breed.


Stone Meaning.


Drawing Isa often indicates that the winter of the spiritual life is upon you. You may find your self entangled in a situation to whose implications you are, in effect blind. You may be powerless to do anything except submit, surrender or even sacrifice some long-cherished desire. Be patient, for this is the period of gestation that proceeds a rebirth.


Positive accomplishment is unlikely now. There is a freeze on useful activity, all your plans are on hold. You may be experiencing an unaccustomed drain on your energy and wonder why: a chill wind is reaching you over the ice floes of old, outmoded habits.


Trying to hold on can result in shallowness of feeling, a sense of being out of touch with life. Seek to discover what it is you are holding on to that keeps this condition in effect, and let it go. Shed, release, cleanse away the old. That will bring on the thaw.


Usually Isa requires a sacrifice of the personal 'I'. And yet there is no reason for anxiety. Submit and be still, for what you are experiencing is not necessarily the result of your actions or habits, but of the conditions of the time against which you can do nothing. What has been full must empty; what has increased must decrease. This is the way of Heaven and Earth. To surrender is to display courage and wisdom.


At such time, you cannot hope to rely on help or friendly support. In your isolation, exercise caution and do not stubbornly persist in attempting to work your will. Remain mindful that the seed of the new is present in the shell of the old, the seed of unrealised potential, the seed of the good. Trust your own process, and watch the signs for spring.


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.


Sacrifice.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Tight Turn.

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.


The Warrior (Rev)/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Stand Easy.

At man at odds with the orders, not confined by the borders, for the elite hoarders
Resolving the issues of the day, is the finest action to be taken on the way so they say
Time to surrender to the will of the times, no more charging across demarcation lines
When the will is at odds with the need, its time to acquiesce and attend the deed.


To surrender to the universal will, is just acceptance no enemy that we need to kill
Letting go is the hardest task, its the last defenses behind the players mask
When the fight is gone, life takes over when the struggle has all been done
Once this simple choice has been made, the inner purpose will be bade.


Stone Meaning.


The adverse being at odds with himself. Watches victory slip from their hands.


The petty drives of the ego, the selfish needs of the few. The conflict of self.


Conscious and unconscious conflict. All the signs of unrest and discontent.


The conscious drive needs to be brought into alignment with the unconscious purpose, as it is the most honest part of the being, in most people.


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.


Summary.


The reading starts with Harvest in the personal present and with standstill upright in action it makes the self the recipient. The trip we are taking is still all about destinations and the options are pretty narrow as constraint is challenged. Some options and alternatives have to be sacrificed as we have passed the point of no return with some decisions we have already made. The new situation does not require a fight but implies the standing down of the guard a relaxing of the need for a strong defense.

Returns are well aspected for a change, as destinations we can no longer rearrange. Stood bound to the decision, the sacrifices paint a limited vision. Standing down and then at ease, having time to do as we please.


Short:


Rewards come easy, as the trip is breezy. Binds hold the steady way, choices get Murphy's law play, and the guard gets to go make hay.


Clipped:


Benefits cover tight movement producing ease.


Distribution.


Harvest/Jera.

A Journey/Raido.
Constraint/Nauthiz.
Standstill/Isa.
Gateway/Thurisaz.
The Warrior (Rev)/Teiwaz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
13

20
7
23
21
15
H J R

C F P
C H
H
C F M
P T

Groups:


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


Group effects:


There are five upright and one reversed stones in the double layout with five odd numbers and one even numbered stone presented in the reading. The swings and the roundabouts cancel each other out. The advantage is to the self and there is a charm to it as there is with caution. The reading can be taken at face value and is a small adjustment for a delivery.

There are only four multiple groups present in the reading with a pair of pairs giving the hand two mid range pairs, not a strong hand but not a weak on either. Cycle is the benefactor with a charm for the self, not the results of labour but a gift from chance is well aspected. Then Heimdall councils caution and preparation with a charm against its full sway. Freyr is all about new and reconstituted while Protection is a shield to add to Heimdall the watcher in council. All in all a positive set of undercurrents and the face value is what will be.


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Single Stone.


Present.


Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.

Defense.
Stand Easy.

High is the parapet where the general conspires
To oversee the battlefield and he never tires
The sentinel at his post is every bit as dutiful
Static through wind and rain and skies so beautiful.


Perimeter walkers, are really quiet talkers
Straight to the point not tension blockers
In this defensive position, they are the first lines condition
Knowing that in contention, they are defenses best detection.


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.


Defence has no reversed meaning from the era it came from and it is easy to try to apply modern concepts onto it like vulnerable, exposed and this is not how it was perceived and conceived on the tree by Odin. It is in a reversed presentation and with the global Self reversed in challenge it becomes a negative from maths a minus minus is a positive. Protection in action means that it is personal defence that is being highlighted. Full defences are not required and the reduction is from perimeter to household and threshold to personal space. Movement is protection and it all implies keeping light on your feet. No real and immediate danger just caution and attention and no sudden or rash reactions.

Not manning the battlements but the home guard, from come ahead if you think you are hard. Taking the time to set up a perimeter line, and make the enemy walk a finer line. Close quarters is an easy duty, that gives the best chance to defend the booty.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Higher Grounding.

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.


Challenge.


The Self (Rev)/Mannaz.


The Self.
For Giving.

Mind body soul and emotion, all the thinks to give life motion
To put the drive back in the hive to let life thrive to not take the dive
Living at the edge of thrust, do as you like not as you must
Care and attention to inner being from inner focus to outer seeing.


Perceptions bring better perspective, identifying the new objective
Reform renew and then do what we do what once was solo is now two
To meet yourself coming back will throw all the unsure off the track
Centered being and cool nerves, will have the balance and the reserves.


Stone Meaning.


The unconscious at odds with the conscious purpose and intention. To be undermined by your own unconscious interference. You are now your own worst enemy.


Something will have to give.


The unconscious purpose, regulates your breath, digests your food, regulates your temperature. So guessed who will win. It does have you by the short and curliest doesn't it.


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.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Secure.

To ward to deflect or to charm, some of the things to rebound life’s harm
A shield or armour for to brace, defenses against the worst of the race
Stop short, side step or rebound, the tricks that never quite pay the pound
Misdirect and lead astray, some of the things to send them on their way.


A shroud of mystery like a cloud, hides the silent not the loud and proud
A trick of the smoke and mirror with light, another way to avoid a fight
Stealth and cunning blind the sight, and avoid the strike of might
The test of strength one on one, may well be the last of the fun.


Stone Meaning.


Control of the emotions is at issue here. During times of transition, shifts in life course and accelerated self-change, it is important not to collapse yourself into your emotions - the highs as well as the lows. New opportunities and challenges are typical of this Rune. And with them may come trespasses and unwanted influences.


Algiz serves as a mirror for the Spiritual Warrior, the one whose battle is always with the self. The protection of the Warrior is like the warning rustle of the sedge grass or like the curved horns of the Elk, for both serve to keep open space around you. Remain mindful that timely action and correct conduct are the only true protection. If you find yourself feeling pain, observe the pain, stay with it. Don't try to pull down the veil and escape from life by denying what is happening. You will progress; knowing that is your protection.


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.


Sacrifice.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Resignations.

For a union that can work as a team, either coasting or sauntering or full steam
In the unstated mutual knowing, no need for catchup just keep showing
Each on the mark with the spark, on their task doing their thing to get that bling
There is no divvy when we just share, not just the risks the dare of winners glare.


Each carries the team so if one falls, we brace the deficit as the duty calls
When all in we know the play, there might be nought for that rainy day
As we put more in than we take, we know its all for the greater sake
When one is down we rally round, by this bond we will all be bound.


Stone Meaning.


The strength of Partnership is in union, that is to say two halves that make up a distinct whole, the old adage the sum of the parts is greater than the whole best sums up this stone.


Partnership signifies the gift of freedom out of which all other gifts flow.


For the spiritual person or disciple this stone will indicate either a congregation of like minds and goals or a new understanding is /will /was achieved.


This stone is similar to the Charioteer who struggles to balance the team of horses into a well balanced unit, except with Partnership there should be a willing and mutual union.


Single 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.


New Situation.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Branching Off.

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.


Summary.


Defence is reversed in the single slot and it just indicates a reducing of a perimeter not a dropping of the guard. This brings about a strong wall of defence and reduces problems penetrating the firewall. The challenge to the self is to keep to the plan to leak nothing and to give nothing away, never assume and stand steady and at the ready. This is the best active form of protection that separate units can rely on. The opportunity is imminent and is just a matter of time before the gateway presents itself.

From reducing the perimeter to the inner guard, a test of strength that is not that hard, the joker self is no trump card. Preserving the very best in action, when partnership is now half the faction. The gateway will demand a turn, that does ask for bridges to burn.


Short:


Close quarter infighting, surges are strong inclining, as a new challenge is reclining. Shielded and well divided, till the junction is decided.


Clipped:


Reducing fortifies personal armour distributing developments.


Distribution.


Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.

Strength/Uruz.
The Self (Rev)/Mannaz.
Protection/Algiz.
Partnership/Gebo.
Gateway/Thurisaz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
9

5
1
10
2
21
H M P R

C F
R T
H P
F
C F M

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double is made up with four upright and two reversed stones with one mitigated, with four odd numbered and two even numbered stones in the reading. The Self reversed in challenge is a positive from a negative, sometimes we fight better from a weakened position; we often do better with old tools rather than new ones. As sometimes all the mod cons are untried and untested and lose a lot with no familiarity from the well-used-to ones. The stones can all basically be taken at face value and the undercurrents are mitigated. There is an advice towards caution and preparation but no out and out danger.

The reading has seven groups present with one of the four multiple group stones (Defence) in the personal. There are six multiple groups and a single with a triple and five pairs in the makeup. The triple is Freyr and the charm is all about the new shoots and developments and even some resurrected or restored. Four of the pairs have a resonance and Cycle is the recipient to the pull of the perceptible realisation of the five. Protection Heimdall and Rectification bring out the best of Mystery, with preparation and caution and protection as well as restoration adding a charm level to the mix, that feeds into Freyr and Freyr adds to them. A small four of a kind is the hand being dealt here but still nothing to dismiss out of hand.


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Off Shoots.

Single Stone.


Present.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Milestones.

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.


Summary.


The unseen revealed with almost an exclamation of where did that come from, even a real left field arrival in real terms, life has a habit of making it look that way every now and again.

Gateway is a twinned stone in a double positive presentation with both upright and an odd number base. As the global twin is in challenge the onus is to deal with the new direction on the personal. Protection still holds sway so damage or loss can be avoided for an easy change in a fluid situation or minimised for better returns. The easy decision with no loss will weaken and undermine the strength of the outcome position. No pain no gain is the order of the days decisions, easy costs more in the long run, while difficult has its old stablemate short sharp as a silver lining. So pay your money and make your choice.

Turning a corner at a new junction, use reason to its higher function. No time for the old split decision, or a kneejerk will cause a collision. Take the bead that follows the better line, its usually got some sort of incline, the kind that has an aftermath well fine. Give it some throttle not full but most, so on the decline even empty can coast, and being first is judged by the post, also rans reputations are then toast. When serving before the mast, not first is last when the die is cast.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Camouflage.

To ward to deflect or to charm, some of the things to rebound life’s harm
A shield or armour for to brace, defenses against the worst of the race
Stop short, side step or rebound, the tricks that never quite pay the pound
Misdirect and lead astray, some of the things to send them on their way.


A shroud of mystery like a cloud, hides the silent not the loud and proud
A trick of the smoke and mirror with light, another way to avoid a fight
Stealth and cunning blind the sight, and avoid the strike of might
The test of strength one on one, may well be the last of the fun.


Stone Meaning.


Control of the emotions is at issue here. During times of transition, shifts in life course and accelerated self-change, it is important not to collapse yourself into your emotions - the highs as well as the lows. New opportunities and challenges are typical of this Rune. And with them may come trespasses and unwanted influences.


Algiz serves as a mirror for the Spiritual Warrior, the one whose battle is always with the self. The protection of the Warrior is like the warning rustle of the sedge grass or like the curved horns of the Elk, for both serve to keep open space around you. Remain mindful that timely action and correct conduct are the only true protection. If you find yourself feeling pain, observe the pain, stay with it. Don't try to pull down the veil and escape from life by denying what is happening. You will progress; knowing that is your protection.


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.


Challenge.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Threshold.

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.


Action.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Territory.

What is mine best left alone, to ignore you will atone, you got no one to phone
All that’s ours has mutual need, and has a sharing by mutual deed, not greed
The souls seeks what it cannot have or get, learning better is to come yet
To own to have and then to hold, rewards for the bold, better than gold.


Staked out or under lock and key, the sort of things not laid out free
Retain and invest all the gain, a steady input will sustain, untarnished no blame
Insurances all demand payments, that only give premiums with laments
So we must learn what to stash, and never go just after the mullah or cash.


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.


Sacrifice.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Opportune Moment.

Ripeness and coming to term, to use the knowing we never learn
Cultivated to the point of need, ready for new investments seed
Getting ready for life to play, the games of life to shape our way
Potent and pertinent are now ready, where progress is sure and steady.


Potential being realised, skills and materials being opportunely sized
Advantage seen in the inkling of the eye, ready skills honed to apply
The windfall that provides the need, a meal to fill and then the seed
Timing and experience with the skill, ready the opportunity to fill.


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.


New Situation.


Strength (Rev)/Uruz.

Strength.
Subtle Presence.

Giving way to the upper hand, not what the spiritual wanted or planned
Bearing up to the needs of the hour, being steadfast not wielding power
Waiting for the adverse flow to break, patiently focussed on the break to take
Held in place by the red, aware that with time green will flash in its stead.


Patience is a test for this kind, and needs the resolution of a steady mind
Dealing with expectations down, more of the heart than the crown no frown
Sidelined by another’s greater need, holding in check the impulse to deed
Knowing that this to must pass, put patience and will in a single class.


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.


Summary.


Not had a twinned stone for a bit but here we are at a crossroads. We either get pushed by circumstances or we take bull by the horns. Relegate or delegate be forced or endorsed. Gateway in the challenge slot forces the direction but how we at the personal handle it dictates the outcome. We either play the game to our advantage, or the game plays us to its. Time to just suck it up and deal with it. So is it slaves to fate or masters of our own course.

This reading is a mapping out of an opportunity or challenge, so how full is your glass. A choice is thrust on the personal, choose to or be made to, fate will relegate or mastery will delegate. So not taking the bull by the horns is still under protection. Carrying while trying to move fast puts possessions in a carry all you can bear and discard the excess. Some provision and comfort is sacrificed but no real hardship will be endured. The uphill looks like it starts with a further drain on reserves with another level to be climbed to to start with.


A Word on Gateway.


Fate rarely hands out easy options and choices and the global challenge resonates here in the personal to be forced or to take the initiative. Gateway has a bypass (upright line) and two branches that converge to the same destination. The first and hardest has an incline that must level, incline or decline again at some point. If it inclines after the junction it all feels like an uphill struggle. If it declines then its a downhill freewheel after struggle and knowing when to pedal again has to overcome the joyous exhilaration, then there is hitting the level all pumped up and the struggle is taken out giving a boost to forward impetus. The second branch has a decline and an easy freewheel to start with that must level incline or decline. The same inertia problems for velocity are in this scenario. Downhill to the convergence will if the Gateway starts as an incline climb on velocity until inertia kicks in with relaxed muscles not warmed up having to kick in to an uphill push that has to take the weight all at once. If the Gateway produces a decline it will need control that will face either an incline or a high boost on the level but on a lower level to our original inclines. Then there is that uphill grind after too long a rest that will force a dismount and pit stop at the first plateau. An unchanging route that is consistently level, can be tolerated, an endless downhill has a steep incline to recover from later on but it is fun in free fall. Then there is the endless soul destroying uphill grind, so change and variety is desired to keep things fresh.


Short:


Opportunities are chosen or found, protection is cover without being bound, choosing to lighten the load by the pound. The potential is all in the serve, as caution is the best of reserve.


Clipped:


Choicest defenses divert restrictions opening responses.


Distribution.


Gateway/Thurisaz.

Protection/Algiz.
Gateway/Thurisaz.
Possessions/Fehu.
Fertility/Inguz.
Strength (Rev)/Uruz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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H P
C F M
F R
C T
C F

Groups:


Cycle = 4.
Freyr = 3.
Mystic = 2.
Tyr = 1.
Heimdall = 1.
Protection = 1.
Rectification = 1.


Group effects:


There are five upright and only one reversed stones in this double spread, with four odd and two even numbered ones in the reading. The twinning has a double impact of positive and negatives, the presentations hold the sway over the undercurrents and the whole reading is all about the flow of things.

There are only three multiple groups but with two quads and a solitary pair the hand is a high end pair of pairs. The Freyr manifestly showing new shoots and starts with renewals also in the mix, a palpable realisation and manifestation. The recipient is the self with a core reflection of the manifestation of seeing new beginnings and even renewals taking form and shape. This brings Mystic to the fore as new brings surprises and the unexpected in a lone pair that has an affinity to Freyr.


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Single Stone.


Present.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Potential.

Ripeness and coming to term, to use the knowing we never learn
Cultivated to the point of need, ready for new investments seed
Getting ready for life to play, the games of life to shape our way
Potent and pertinent are now ready, where progress is sure and steady.


Potential being realised, skills and materials being opportunely sized
Advantage seen in the inkling of the eye, ready skills honed to apply
The windfall that provides the need, a meal to fill and then the seed
Timing and experience with the skill, ready the opportunity to fill.


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 ground is tilled and fertilised, then the seed was planted and growth brought the first shoots. With Fertility in the present personal slot the benefit is a partnership with a slight advantage to this stone. Best to make the best, to plant in the fallow after its rest. It is a good stone but it comes with a built in delay for gestation.

Enriched and nourished and well prepared, potential is now well fared. Develop all the right methods and means, just like Jack and his magic beans. Plant them and let them grow, until the harvest and then we know.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
Dawning Awareness.

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.


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.


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.


Challenge.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Achievment.

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.


Action.


Possessions (Rev)/Fehu.


Possessions.
Off Loading.

Time to let go that which holds us back, the tune is calling us to the track
The piper leads the courage of men, into battle now as then, by the ken
All is left that we cannot carry, we wait for those that tarry as they harry
We carry the means to provide, not all the worldly goods six lanes wide.


Travel light, bright, hale and hearty, carry only all the means to start a party
Beg borrow, never steal or lift, that sort of thing gets short shrift
The right good life party is the one to aid, the burgomaster never has paid
So bring a bottle and a friend, this is the party that will never end.


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.


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.


Sacrifice.


Partnership (Rev)/Gebo.


Partnership.
Parting Ways.

Mind body soul and emotion, all the thinks to give life motion
To put the drive back in the hive to let life thrive to not take the dive
Living at the edge of thrust, do as you like not as you must
Care and attention to inner being from inner focus to outer seeing.


Perceptions bring better perspective, identifying the new objective
Reform renew and then do what we do what once was solo is now two
To meet yourself coming back will throw all the unsure off the track
Centered being and cool nerves, will have the balance and the reserves.


Stone Meaning.


The strength of Partnership is in union, that is to say two halves that make up a distinct whole, the old adage the sum of the parts is greater than the whole best sums up this stone.


Partnership signifies the gift of freedom out of which all other gifts flow.


For the spiritual person or disciple this stone will indicate either a congregation of like minds and goals or a new understanding is /will /was achieved.


This stone is similar to the Charioteer who struggles to balance the team of horses into a well balanced unit, except with Partnership there should be a willing and mutual union.



Single 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.


New Situation.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Ringfenced.

To ward to deflect or to charm, some of the things to rebound life’s harm
A shield or armour for to brace, defenses against the worst of the race
Stop short, side step or rebound, the tricks that never quite pay the pound
Misdirect and lead astray, some of the things to send them on their way.


A shroud of mystery like a cloud, hides the silent not the loud and proud
A trick of the smoke and mirror with light, another way to avoid a fight
Stealth and cunning blind the sight, and avoid the strike of might
The test of strength one on one, may well be the last of the fun.


Stone Meaning.


Control of the emotions is at issue here. During times of transition, shifts in life course and accelerated self-change, it is important not to collapse yourself into your emotions - the highs as well as the lows. New opportunities and challenges are typical of this Rune. And with them may come trespasses and unwanted influences.


Algiz serves as a mirror for the Spiritual Warrior, the one whose battle is always with the self. The protection of the Warrior is like the warning rustle of the sedge grass or like the curved horns of the Elk, for both serve to keep open space around you. Remain mindful that timely action and correct conduct are the only true protection. If you find yourself feeling pain, observe the pain, stay with it. Don't try to pull down the veil and escape from life by denying what is happening. You will progress; knowing that is your protection.


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.


After having two upright readings in a row it is back to life as normal. Fertility is all about potential and it includes diversity and enrichment from returns and investments. The field stretches before the eyes and the first shoots can be counted. The learning curve has just been ramped up a schedule is challenged and held back by events. Some losses will occur and they will all be dispensable but will look worse than it is. A break in a union and partnership is the sacrifice that must be paid and the guarantee from freedom is security for the future.

Early prospects are well starred, and knowledge and understanding are not barred, a development is yet the trump card, as possessions may be hit well hard. The union of old has had its day, as the breakaway faction has its say, the will of this nation is hard to sway, and the calling of time has feet of clay.


Short:


Potential is enriched by the investment, understanding achieves a testament, achievements that were time well spent, a goods are sold or even lent. Contracts have had their day, as provision and preparation will then hold sway.


Clipped:


Enriching understanding prepares space leaving potential.


Distribution.


Fertility/Inguz.

Initiation/Perth.
Breakthrough/Dagaz.
Possessions (Rev)/Fehu.
Partnership (Rev)/Gebo.
Protection/Algiz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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C H M
C M T
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Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double has four upright and two reversed stones with five even numbered and only one odd numbered stones in the presentation. The undercurrents are an aid to the positive slant of the presentation. With possessions being the only odd numbered stone in the mix and it is reversed it is somewhat mitigated by the position and orientation. Protection is a close to a guarantee as we can expect when not just indicating the trends in motion.

There are five multiple group representations in the reading, the hand being delivered is a low four of a kind a quad of pairs and a single triple for charm. So it is not the strongest hand to have but the fact that Cycle is the single triple gives the reading a benefactor in the self. The quad has a split in the pairs with a bonding from Tyr and Heimdall. Tyr emphasises bold duty and even responsibility and with Heimdall in tow it implies preparation and caution. Then there is the other paired pair with Mystic and Freyr, hidden, new, charmed and openings even renewals all figure from this combination. The palpable quad of pairs has only one quarter advising caution the rest is all good.


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Brinkmanship.

Single Stone.


Present.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Rooting.

The seasons been kind, and the fullness of mind, left all doubt behind
New shoots showed through, then the stem stretched and grew
The delivery from the sun, was how this new growth first begun
Spring rooted in the deep, after the wake from winters sleep.


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.


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.


Growth in the present slot is a clear indication of developments a stabilising and extension of roots to draw on as well as a steady expansion of stem and branch towards a better foliage and canopy. This is a good stone for the personal and present and consolidates the self by the other stones in the readings actions and trends.

Extending the root and branch, as spring spreads throughout the ranch. New life is born as foliage sprouts, as light drives back winters doubts. The festive point from the day of May, sees sprouts and shoots hold their sway, that gives an indication of autumns hay, taken from reading the sway of the lay.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Branching Out.

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:


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.


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.


Challenge.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Appreciation.

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.


Action.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Resolution.

Capable practiced and assured, formed and tempered from strife endured
To martial to the bugle’s call, braving hostile fire where the others fall
Knowing who it is that has your back, to know you are not on your jack
Not keeping any troubles in your sack, never picking on what others lack.


Taking the test of time to forge the metal, finding a spring in your fettle
Respecting memory in the poppy petal, overbearing numbers never settle
To toe the line and complete the march, higher feelings just have to parch
Quenching the must of need in the now, unbeaten when learning how.


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.


Sacrifice.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Completion.

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.


New Situation.


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
Osmosis.

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.


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.


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.


With growth in the personal present there is a lead without initiative from the global slots with Wholeness and Initiation responding to the personal growth and as we all know growth is a natural and not a willful process within the self except in education, skills and experience. Taking this into account wholeness and initiation are internal evaluations.

Growth is a strong indication of a natural process from circumstances trends and recent experience, the overall impulse is still orientated on progress and challenge and sacrifice indicate some restrictions and obstacles if not outright open resistance. Joy as is true to the trends we find ourselves in is still on hold during the transition till a resolution has been achieved. The warrior is on duty, testing perimeters, drilling troops, checking comms and connections, running details and generally scouting and testing information received. Connectivity is again under some forms of radio silence and is limited from extended concerns and outposts. This is refreshing the familiarity with the forms and the protocols and is immersive in its fresh instruction.

Roots are balanced by the new shoots, as the journey has on all terrain boots. Celebration is delayed till the end, as parameters are given a check, by the sentry patrolling the deck. Fractions are now are in the know, as conclusions all seem to have one way to go.


Short:


Testing perimeters and walking the bounds, is a duty that is tied to the rounds. Drilled and marshaled and up to speed, unified in motion by the common deed, as understanding plants a new seed.


Clipped:


Expansions extend steadily overseeing outposts communications.


Distribution.


Growth/Berkana.

Movement/Ehwaz.
Joy/Wunjo.
The Warrior/Teiwaz.
Wholeness/Sowelu.
Initiation/Perth.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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17
12
15
24
6
C J T

C M T W
F J
P T
H
C H M

Groups:


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


Group effects:


This is another positive presentation with six upright and no reversed ones in the reading. The undercurrents are four to two on the positive giving it a positive trends analysis with little or no hidden agendas or sinister counterpoints.

There is a small full house in the multiple group representations with a pair of triples and a triple of pairs. The pair of charms has a recipient from Cycle and is bound in a pairing with Tyr requiring boldness and bravery even responsibility in duty and action. Heimdall is the only note of caution in the triple pairs and as preparation is the order of the trends we find in place it is again just par for the course. And for caution against an attention slip is the only thing to directly worry about, two long on duty and the clenched fist syndrome raises its head. Joy suggests satisfaction and a sense of appropriateness while Mystic indicates minor revelations and even some surprises, but no real cause for concern at this time.


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Directional.

Single Stone.


Present.


Defense/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Well Planned.

To give no offense, is still the very best defense
Take caution and time, then set a better line
Know the herd by its habits and its tracks
Aware of all measures and counter attacks.


The perimeter’s been walked, early advances balked
Garrison recalled and held at ready, nerves held steady
Kit at muster men drawing lines, the same as countless other times
Waiting for the call to action, with ready response no reaction.


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.


Defense one of the two four group stones in the rune bag is upright and in the personal present. Defense is no indication of attack nor is it a signal of danger it is quite the opposite in fact. It is all about keeping a strong resolution against provocation and goading. Assurance and reserves are the key components to its makeup in this configuration.

On point and being poised, aware when just being noised. Anticipating responses to get ahead, no kneejerk to the bait that’s fed, so no first cut is bled, and all the tools are still in the shed. All skills are up to scratch, stopping challenges from the mismatch.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Coordinated

For a union that can work as a team, either coasting or sauntering or full steam
In the unstated mutual knowing, no need for catchup just keep showing
Each on the mark with the spark, on their task doing their thing to get that bling
There is no divvy when we just share, not just the risks the dare of winners glare.


Each carries the team so if one falls, we brace the deficit as the duty calls
When all in we know the play, there might be nought for that rainy day
As we put more in than we take, we know its all for the greater sake
When one is down we rally round, by this bond we will all be bound.


Stone Meaning.


The strength of Partnership is in union, that is to say two halves that make up a distinct whole, the old adage the sum of the parts is greater than the whole best sums up this stone.


Partnership signifies the gift of freedom out of which all other gifts flow.


For the spiritual person or disciple this stone will indicate either a congregation of like minds and goals or a new understanding is /will /was achieved.


This stone is similar to the Charioteer who struggles to balance the team of horses into a well balanced unit, except with Partnership there should be a willing and mutual union.



Single 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.


Challenge.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Bonuses.

To reap, to store and tend the chore of returning to the task once more
Selecting the best seed for the next harvests need, is the first deed
Then to the market and trade we track, for the barter of goods to bring back
Celebrating the bounty of the bargains made, before the memory may fade.


Setting good store, to ensure enough is more, to cover the seeding of the next chore
To feast in the winters dark night, displays to all what preparation just might
Knowing that the store will give much more, after winter closes its door
To reach past the spring, trapping what that season will bring, how long is string.


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.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Gains.

What is mine best left alone, to ignore you will atone, you got no one to phone
All that’s ours has mutual need, and has a sharing by mutual deed, not greed
The souls seeks what it cannot have or get, learning better is to come yet
To own to have and then to hold, rewards for the bold, better than gold.


Staked out or under lock and key, the sort of things not laid out free
Retain and invest all the gain, a steady input will sustain, untarnished no blame
Insurances all demand payments, that only give premiums with laments
So we must learn what to stash, and never go just after the mullah or cash.


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.


Sacrifice.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Relinquish.

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.


New Situation.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Herding.

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.


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.


On the surface the reading is all positive and nearly all the undercurrents are at odds, there is no stark warning nor is there an indication of danger or threat of an enemy. The present is occupied by defense and partnership is paired in the present overview, so check lines of communication, supply, access and exits for obstructions, watch movements and coming and goings it implies testing the defensive structure for kinks in the grid. It all suggests preparation and knowing the strengths and weaknesses of perimeters and barracks troops supplies and munitions like a good quartermaster should. There is no advantage nor initiative and it is all about waiting and watching without any kneejerks.

Knowing the depths when sounding out, preparation dispels all kinds of doubt. The vanguard is on point, knowing the hip is the pivotal joint. Bound by ties that cant be broke, jointly fueling the needs we stoke. Preparing the foundations that we make, that no threat can ever break, bound by the needs of mutual sake, guiding every decision that we take.


Short:


Secure in all the build we share, guarding all that we should care. Staying hands from a quickfire round, sturdy in commitments bound.


Clipped:


Secure networks produce provisional restraining ties.


Distribution.


Defense/Eihwaz.

Partnership/Gebo.
Harvest/Jera.
Possessions/Fehu.
Strength/Uruz.
Constraint/Nauthiz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
9

2
13
11
5
7
H M P R

F
H J R
F R
C F
C H

Groups:


Freyr = 3.
Heimdall = 3.
Rectification = 3.
Cycle = 2.
Joy = 1.
Mystic = 1.
Protection = 1.


Group effects:


The double is presenting six upright and no reversed stones, yet preparation, caution and care are the implications from this distribution. The undercurrents are in contrast one short of complete odds, indicating with only one strategically prominent evening out overview. This is showing a surface tension balanced by an undercurrent of reserve. Almost a conscious and unconscious stalemate forming.

The reading has four multiple groups in the mix with a triple of triples and a single pair, the hand is a strong three of a kind with a weak pair. The charm is loaded with advice for and aided even fate on your side effect. Freyr bring new fresh starts and surprises to old connections and old ties and binds. Heimdall advises caution and preparation, while Rectification brings a sense of restitution and even a karmic levying happening. The final group outside the charm of charms is a low self with the pair of Cycle indicating circumstances protecting and restoring in new ways that are not the result of personal action or intervention.


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Single Stone.


Present.


Constraint (Rev)/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Liberal Movement.

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.


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.


Summary.


This is a twinned stone with the advantage over the global from the reversed status loosing the binds on the present personal, over the global restrictions in the overview. This is also backed up with the Self in the action slot. With the reversal loosing the binds and ties we are more on a longer leash than at liberty. There are advantages and disadvantages to all circumstances and the balanced mind will tack for the waters and the wind to stay on course.

A longer leash does not cut the bind, is just brings movement of a freer kind, ready for the advantages of the keenest mind, availing the self of all to find. As the world twin is held in place, the personal is cut much more space, a steady pace steals the race, stepping forward leave footprints of grace.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Being Held.

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.


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.
Purpose Built.

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.
Person All 'E'.

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.
Next Junction.

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.
Gear Shifting.

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:


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.


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.


Summary.


The twinned stone Constraint is better for the personal or self when reversed, it gives a sense of freedom, being cut slack, even slipping the harness. As the upright is still tied and bound to duty and obligation and must still meet the day head on. This requires a universal strength and focus, placing the maintenance crew strategically in the action to keep it all ticking over, some opportunities are sacrificed in the decision process as choices include as discrimination excludes. This does give direction and will build momentum, till the full crew is again in attendance.

Nice when fate decides the binds are loosed, as the spirits are needing goosed. While the world must meet the task, strength is poised behind a passive mask. The non choice is when needs must, some choices are just now a bust, a forward momentum is now taken in trust.


Short:


A more liberal hand, as the station is still manned. Weaknesses tested, the self isn't bested. The hand held was fate dealt, choice sees detours melt, as momentum is now felt.


Clipped:


Liberal binds bolster being propelled forward.


Distribution.


Constraint (Rev)/Nauthiz.

Constraint/Nauthiz.
Strength/Uruz.
The Self/Mannaz.
Gateway/Thurisaz.
Movement/Ehwaz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
7

7
5
1
21
17
C H

C H
C F
R T
C F M
C M T W

Groups:


Cycle = 5.
Tyr = 2.
Mystic = 2.
Heimdall = 2.
Freyr = 2.
Water = 1.
Rectification = 1.


Group effects:


With five upright and one mitigated stones in the presentation, that has six odd numbered stones in the reading. The undercurrents bring a strong undercurrent that aids the universal onus, but denies its advantage and the initiative. So while the global is dishing it is not the harvester of the script it enacts. Giving the initiative to the individual to choose the global or their own script holding the universe in check as it brings it weight to bear.

The reading has five multiple groups, the split in the hand is a low four of a kind and a high king (five of a kind) rather than an ace (six of a kind). This is a strong hand but not the strongest and it is up to the player to decide how they feel about it. The palpable almost sensory five is in Cycle giving an awareness boost and even a dawning of a new understanding. The tenuous make up of the quad is a palpable realisation of being in a fluid situation. With mystery from new advising duty bravery and caution. It may just be that there is a stronger hand out there but in low loss situations (how big is the pot and what is the cost to win it) it may just be discretion and discernment that wind the day. Not so much what to pay into but when to pay into.


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Single Stone.


Present.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Wider Scope.

Ripeness and coming to term, to use the knowing we never learn
Cultivated to the point of need, ready for new investments seed
Getting ready for life to play, the games of life to shape our way
Potent and pertinent are now ready, where progress is sure and steady.


Potential being realised, skills and materials being opportunely sized
Advantage seen in the inkling of the eye, ready skills honed to apply
The windfall that provides the need, a meal to fill and then the seed
Timing and experience with the skill, ready the opportunity to fill.


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.


With Fertility in the single slot covering the present, opportunity is knocking and with a glad eye on the bottom line it is all down to the pickup. Fertility is not always about the potential and is more often about the scope for development and the horizon is opening up and new regions and potentials are showing up almost daily.

The ability to produce is growing now, as opportunity is getting like the holy cow. Just when you though that was it, the returns are swelling and looking fit. Plenty time to double a double take, as a second sweep has more on the make, for heavens sake.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.

Defense.
Lighter Grip.

High is the parapet where the general conspires
To oversee the battlefield and he never tires
The sentinel at his post is every bit as dutiful
Static through wind and rain and skies so beautiful.


Perimeter walkers, are really quiet talkers
Straight to the point not tension blockers
In this defensive position, they are the first lines condition
Knowing that in contention, they are defenses best detection.


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.


Challenge.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Dependable Resolution.

Capable practiced and assured, formed and tempered from strife endured
To martial to the bugle’s call, braving hostile fire where the others fall
Knowing who it is that has your back, to know you are not on your jack
Not keeping any troubles in your sack, never picking on what others lack.


Taking the test of time to forge the metal, finding a spring in your fettle
Respecting memory in the poppy petal, overbearing numbers never settle
To toe the line and complete the march, higher feelings just have to parch
Quenching the must of need in the now, unbeaten when learning how.


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.


Action.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
Advancement.

On the eternal walk of life, as we steer a course far from strife
Keeping up with all the chat, no longer has an envelope hitting a mat
The mobile need for connection, is for catchup over protection
Knowing we are just at the end of a line, helps with feeling fine.


The line is long, and the connections strong, after a ring ring or a ding dong
To never need to feel alone or disconnected, was a byproduct not expected
The trip from first designs to present revisions, exceed the first limited visions
What was expressed in early song, would get a booby prize or a raspberry gong.


Stone Meaning.


This main concerned is with communication, with the atonement of something that has two sides, two elements, and with the ultimate reunion that comes at the end of the journey, when what is above and below are united and are again of one mind.


Inner worth mounts here, and at such a time you must remember that you are not intended to rely entirely upon your own power, but rather to ask what constitutes right action. Ask through prayer, through addressing your own knowing, the Witness Self, the teacher within. Not intent on movement, be content to wait; while you wait, keep on removing resistances. As the obstructions give way, all remorse arising from 'trying to make it happen' disappears.


The journey is toward self healing, self change and union. You are concerned here with unobstructed, perfect union. But the union of Heaven and Earth cannot be forced. Regulate any excesses in your life. Material advantages must not weigh heavily on this journey of the self toward the Self. Stand apart even from like minded others; the notion of strength in numbers does not apply, for this part of the journey cannot be shared.


Another of the Cycle Runes, Raido represents the soul's journey and has within it the element of joy, for the end is in sight. No longer burdened by what you've left behind, Heaven and Earth unite within you to support you on your way. A simple prayer for the soul's journey is:


I will to will Thy will.


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.


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.


Sacrifice.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Satisfaction.

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.


New Situation.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Progression.

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:


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.


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.


Summary.


A positive reflection of the transitional trends we find ourselves in, with a broadening of scope after the tight restrictions of a singleminded single purpose drive has been halted. Defenses are downgraded from red alert to amber after all the hot air and accusations of late. The warrior is challenged and on duty must not be provoked. The journey that has all been fits and starts since it began is cueing up to get under way and a steady pace is being set.payoff is again delayed to facilitate movement in the transition, as there is time enough to celebrate when the dealings done.

Rich potential and a wider scope, lower defenses bring casual hope, the warrior is bound by duties rope. To stick to the route and on our path, delaying joy for the party in the aftermath. A progress settles into a steady rate, now the runners have all left the gate.


Short:


Potential is presenting and on display, as the guard comes down for the day, and duty informs the warrior the only way, the selected rout will have its sway. Delaying the payoff until after, when sudden movement produces laughter.


Clipped:


Potency guards restrictions propelling evenly forward.


Distribution.


Fertility/Inguz.

Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.
The Warrior/Teiwaz.
A Journey/Raido.
Joy/Wunjo.
Movement/Ehwaz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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Groups:


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


Group effects:


The reading is made up with five upright and one mitigated reversed stones and there are three odd numbered and three even numbered stones in the double spread. The onus is that the undercurrents are all at minimum disruption to the surface layouts positive display.

The double has a good hand with a full house of triples and pairs. But first the multiples there is a triple set of triples with Cycle being the benefactor so the edge over the macrocosm goes to the microcosm. Then there is appropriateness and form from Tyr and even bold acts and even bravery as the Warriors slot in challenge suggests. This triple charm of charms has Protection boosting the play even shielding all moves and plays. Then there is the paired pairs with Mystic indicating a charmed boost and even exceptional aid in the circumstances, Freyr indicates the emphasis on the new and adds to the overall strength of the groups in support of the difficult transition. Then there is the fact that all the groups are present in the reading and that the only two four group stones are in the overview and outcome slots. This is a good trends analysis with the undercurrents and groups aiding the process with a charm offensive and a positive undercurrent with a positive presentation.


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Casting Blame.

Single Stone.


Present.


Signals/Ansuz.


Signals.
Rough Impressions.

The meaning sent in the knowing look, is all it took, none forsook
Radar set to wide ranger, just catnip for the stranger, no clear and present danger
Lured in, with a cocky grin, when the options are getting thin see who will win
Flash its trash, strip them in the mash, watch them burn and crash, for being flash.


Messages delivered on the quiet, all is peace not riot, a clear cost then try it
Time so precious still slips away, the land so known by its lay, the secret no one can say
Unspoken unshared, secularised to keep them cared, no thief has ever dared
Break the code of silent command, would be the ruin of the land, not what life planned.


Stone Meaning.


All forms of communication, interaction exchanges are associated with the Signals stone. This stone can signify Wisdom or the dawning of realisation.


The God aspect of this stone denotes new understandings or new beginnings and can indicate the beginning of a spiritual quest or a quest for understanding or an Initiation into the mysteries of life.


At the mundane level this stone signifies messages that inform instruct, warn or just prepare. So pay attention with chance meetings encounters trysts etc.


The receiving of knowledge can be informative, enlightening or revealing. A possible revelation.


A 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.


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.


Summary.


Signals in the present overshadows the personal and is representative of information sparsity even not having all the cards on the table, or just dealing with concealed facts. The general positivity of the complete reading gives this an advantage, after all it is better to let the concealer think you know less than you do. Also called giving them enough rope to swing their cat with. Initiation in challenge changes the onus of signals and will require good concealment within our own networks.

What sort of message do you wish to send, not the kind to drive them round the bend. Keeping clear lines between our own staff, helps guard against a gaff. Now the horizon is expanding, and the new liberation needs a landing, better info is better standing.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Settling Pace.

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:


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.


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.


Challenge.


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
Getting The Hang.

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.


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.


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.


Constraint (Rev)/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Longer Leash.

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.


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.


Sacrifice.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Ripening.

Ripeness and coming to term, to use the knowing we never learn
Cultivated to the point of need, ready for new investments seed
Getting ready for life to play, the games of life to shape our way
Potent and pertinent are now ready, where progress is sure and steady.


Potential being realised, skills and materials being opportunely sized
Advantage seen in the inkling of the eye, ready skills honed to apply
The windfall that provides the need, a meal to fill and then the seed
Timing and experience with the skill, ready the opportunity to fill.


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.


New Situation.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Good Defence.

To ward to deflect or to charm, some of the things to rebound life’s harm
A shield or armour for to brace, defenses against the worst of the race
Stop short, side step or rebound, the tricks that never quite pay the pound
Misdirect and lead astray, some of the things to send them on their way.


A shroud of mystery like a cloud, hides the silent not the loud and proud
A trick of the smoke and mirror with light, another way to avoid a fight
Stealth and cunning blind the sight, and avoid the strike of might
The test of strength one on one, may well be the last of the fun.


Stone Meaning.


Control of the emotions is at issue here. During times of transition, shifts in life course and accelerated self-change, it is important not to collapse yourself into your emotions - the highs as well as the lows. New opportunities and challenges are typical of this Rune. And with them may come trespasses and unwanted influences.


Algiz serves as a mirror for the Spiritual Warrior, the one whose battle is always with the self. The protection of the Warrior is like the warning rustle of the sedge grass or like the curved horns of the Elk, for both serve to keep open space around you. Remain mindful that timely action and correct conduct are the only true protection. If you find yourself feeling pain, observe the pain, stay with it. Don't try to pull down the veil and escape from life by denying what is happening. You will progress; knowing that is your protection.


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.


Signals in the present indicate not all is being said, and much more can be read. The forward momentum is bringing a quick introduction to releasing binds, opening up new pastures and securing the collective new ground.

Incoming information is not all good news, as the scaremongers love to abuse, like they don’t recognise a short fuse, now there really is nothing left to lose. Forward is the only way up, as we pass the Quaich and prepare to sup, introducing the reasoned cup. To unleash the spirit of life, and seed the release from strife, defending all that is worth defending, as their futile attacks are ending.


Short:


Exchanges are making headway and introduce a new sense of freedom, developing a richer potential with some unexpected securities.


Clipped:


Sub-texting progresses involvements releasing potential securities.


Distribution.


Signals/Ansuz.

Movement/Ehwaz.
Initiation/Perth.
Constraint (Rev)/Nauthiz.
Fertility/Inguz.
Protection/Algiz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
3

16
6
7
8
10
C F M

C M T W
C H M
C H
C T
H P

Groups:


Cycle = 5.
Heimdall = 3.
Tyr = 2.
Mystic = 2.
Freyr = 1
Water = 1
Protection = 1


Group effects:


The double has five upright and one single reversed stone with four even numbered nd two odd numbered stones in the reading. The undercurrents are balanced and the face value of the stones has the greater sway here. The single reversed stone is mitigated in action as it releases ties and binds, not quite the gloves coming off but the jacket has been hung up. There is a strong indication that not all the cards are on the table and that some concealment is at play even on the open media platforms.

There are only four multiple groups present in the reading with a massive five giving a new sense of self from Cycle and a triple with a pair of pairs to make up the contingent. Heimdall is counciling caution and this is all about a charm of revelation as secrets will out. Tyr and Mystic show karmic pressure revealing the hidden to our advantage of an opening sensory awareness from Cycle. All in all a very good reading that gives an insight into the undercurrents of the present trends.


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Regretful Transmissions.

Single Stone.


Present.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Diversions.

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.


Summary.


With gateway in the single slot of the double spread and it is also twinned in the global action slot it is fate opening the door and us taking our leave. Making new and more positive changes to direction and to spread the benefits to a greater measure of us all.

The opening was taken, and the ground was shaken, and the doubtful feel mistaken. The time is past, the first is now last, the die has been cast, nailing the right colours to the mast.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Proper Tea.

What is mine best left alone, to ignore you will atone, you got no one to phone
All that’s ours has mutual need, and has a sharing by mutual deed, not greed
The souls seeks what it cannot have or get, learning better is to come yet
To own to have and then to hold, rewards for the bold, better than gold.


Staked out or under lock and key, the sort of things not laid out free
Retain and invest all the gain, a steady input will sustain, untarnished no blame
Insurances all demand payments, that only give premiums with laments
So we must learn what to stash, and never go just after the mullah or cash.


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.


Challenge.


Defense/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Ringfenced.

To give no offense, is still the very best defense
Take caution and time, then set a better line
Know the herd by its habits and its tracks
Aware of all measures and counter attacks.


The perimeter’s been walked, early advances balked
Garrison recalled and held at ready, nerves held steady
Kit at muster men drawing lines, the same as countless other times
Waiting for the call to action, with ready response no reaction.


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.


Action.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Single File.

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.


Sacrifice.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Severance.

For a union that can work as a team, either coasting or sauntering or full steam
In the unstated mutual knowing, no need for catchup just keep showing
Each on the mark with the spark, on their task doing their thing to get that bling
There is no divvy when we just share, not just the risks the dare of winners glare.


Each carries the team so if one falls, we brace the deficit as the duty calls
When all in we know the play, there might be nought for that rainy day
As we put more in than we take, we know its all for the greater sake
When one is down we rally round, by this bond we will all be bound.


Stone Meaning.


The strength of Partnership is in union, that is to say two halves that make up a distinct whole, the old adage the sum of the parts is greater than the whole best sums up this stone.


Partnership signifies the gift of freedom out of which all other gifts flow.


For the spiritual person or disciple this stone will indicate either a congregation of like minds and goals or a new understanding is /will /was achieved.


This stone is similar to the Charioteer who struggles to balance the team of horses into a well balanced unit, except with Partnership there should be a willing and mutual union.



Single 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.


New Situation.


Wholeness (Rev NRM)/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Uneven Split.

Stripped down for maintenance, not really a desirable first stance
Sorting out the scattered parts, digging into those sacred hearts
Dissecting the flow of how things go, means dropping speed to a go slow
Scattered and even miles apart, makes it difficult to focus to start.


Being the repairman of our own plans, good sense places no bans
Access all areas and opening restrictions, reduces negative frictions
Breaking down the bits and pieces, the scavenger filches and fleeces
Ready to make a better build, when all the repairs and renewals filled.


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.


There is a twinned stone and the action is imposed on the personal present slot and the advantage is the world just spins but we all make direction changes. There is still some concern over goods, trade and earnings in the overview but as we divvy up and agree the split as the trend is set by the reversed Wholeness in the outcome and is bolstered by Partnership in the sacrifice. All about the trends again and we are not flotsam and jetsam on the tide of fate, we steer a course knowing the breaks available.

Passing through the open door, gone are the days driven by need of more, a change of direction is no small chore. Goods and arrangements are being made, as defence and protection have bade. The twin opening is imposed, as a separation is being composed. The divide is now set, and the best is still to come yet.


Short:


Openings are par for the course, as most will be worrying the purse. Protecting as much as can be kept, as we walked rather than leapt. Unions are being stretched and extended, as the rents are being blended.


Clipped:


Steering property protection preserves shared responsibilities.


Distribution.


Gateway/Thurisaz.

Possessions/Fehu.
Defense/Eihwaz.
Gateway/Thurisaz.
Partnership/Gebo.
Wholeness (Rev NRM)/Sowelu.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
21

11
9
21
2
24
C F M

F R
H M P R
C F M
F
H

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread has five upright and one reversed stone with four odd and two even stones in the reading. The twinning of Gateway giver the onus to the global (situational) and the responsibility to the personal in the present. This is again a trends analysis of the splitting up of all the old ways without becoming fractured is the test of the exercise. The general undercurrents is more positive than negative and the boost is steady and not in surges or sweeping moves.

There are five multiple groupings in the hand of fate for the undercurrents of the double spread. With a pair of triples bringing a good pair of charms and a triple or charm of pairs. The pair of charms Have Freyr giving a boost to new and transitional trends and so is an aid to the process, then Mystic shows that some surprises are to be expected. The Cycle pair indicates that the self is the beneficiary and the charm level is greater than just the personal. Heimdall is counciling caution and Rectification is indicating an appropriateness to the processes. This hand of fate is a full house of undercurrents with no single groups in the layouts, with three of a kind and two of a kind. This is a positive and more about the face values than any undercurrents and so aids in transitions and settling debts and not just about the money.


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Interconnections.

Single Stone.


Present.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Singularity.

Like taking the white from the yolk, its tricky and no joke
Now the boiler we must stoke, not end just a pig in a poke
Getting up the steam, shooting the rapids pushing the stream
Captain at the wheel, master of the trade winds deal.


Scout out on the trail, where knowledge will save or fail
Heading for the halfway camp, knowing beaming like a night lamp
Carry the lay of the land, return the missing from the planned
Fill the gaps of each others knowing, to keep it growing.


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 in the single slot is given the onus by the gateway in reverse in the global and as flow is sacrificed to a trickle. Being an even numbered stone and a steady trend towards moving away from old commitments and ways it is all good to strike out on a solo track.

Leaving without looking back, nothing in life is that white and black. Burning bridges and trashing trails, is the sort of stupidity that never fails, to confuse thinking at the speed of snails. The divide leaves no easy way back, the old way is heading for the sack, as we step out on the new track, travel light and pickup the slack.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Preemptive Defensiveness.

To ward to deflect or to charm, some of the things to rebound life’s harm
A shield or armour for to brace, defenses against the worst of the race
Stop short, side step or rebound, the tricks that never quite pay the pound
Misdirect and lead astray, some of the things to send them on their way.


A shroud of mystery like a cloud, hides the silent not the loud and proud
A trick of the smoke and mirror with light, another way to avoid a fight
Stealth and cunning blind the sight, and avoid the strike of might
The test of strength one on one, may well be the last of the fun.


Stone Meaning.


Control of the emotions is at issue here. During times of transition, shifts in life course and accelerated self-change, it is important not to collapse yourself into your emotions - the highs as well as the lows. New opportunities and challenges are typical of this Rune. And with them may come trespasses and unwanted influences.


Algiz serves as a mirror for the Spiritual Warrior, the one whose battle is always with the self. The protection of the Warrior is like the warning rustle of the sedge grass or like the curved horns of the Elk, for both serve to keep open space around you. Remain mindful that timely action and correct conduct are the only true protection. If you find yourself feeling pain, observe the pain, stay with it. Don't try to pull down the veil and escape from life by denying what is happening. You will progress; knowing that is your protection.


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.


Challenge.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Extending Outwards.

The seasons been kind, and the fullness of mind, left all doubt behind
New shoots showed through, then the stem stretched and grew
The delivery from the sun, was how this new growth first begun
Spring rooted in the deep, after the wake from winters sleep.


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.


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.


Action.


Gateway (Rev)/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Corner Turned.

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.


Enduring all in duration's spate, topping up yet to never sate
Paces change by circumstances rate, life is never delivered on a plate
Learning all that you can along the way, taking just enough is all you may
Companions on the trail are found, all going the same way unbound.


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.


Sacrifice.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Steady Advances.

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 none can be mistaken.


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.


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.


New Situation.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Advancing Development.

Ripeness and coming to term, to use the knowing we never learn
Cultivated to the point of need, ready for new investments seed
Getting ready for life to play, the games of life to shape our way
Potent and pertinent are now ready, where progress is sure and steady.


Potential being realised, skills and materials being opportunely sized
Advantage seen in the inkling of the eye, ready skills honed to apply
The windfall that provides the need, a meal to fill and then the seed
Timing and experience with the skill, ready the opportunity to fill.


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 main thrust of the double is seen in the realisation that a point of no return has been reached and this separation is due to the course we now find ourselves on. Protection in the form of defense is in the collective attention, all change has an effect on growth, flow and fertility as the gate closes it provokes a change of direction meaning that we are striking out on our own and the others are back behind the door. Flow is temporarily interrupted and this leads to pastures new.

Devoid of malice, no sip from the poison chalice. Just stepping out on our own, now the truth has been shown. Protection is demanding defense, as growth causes a drain on the pence, the closed door leads to jumping the fence, now the new direction makes sense. A change of gear is needed, as the new future is being seeded.


Short:


Parting under a shield restricting a new directions confines, interrupting momentum’s drive towards pastures new.


Clipped:


Discarding armour extends directionality, smoothing growth.


Distribution.


Separation/Uruz.

Protection/Algiz.
Growth/Berkana.
Gateway (Rev)/Thurisaz.
Flow/Laguz.
Fertility/Inguz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
4

10
16
21
18
8
C T

H P
C J T
C F M
M T W
C T

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread has five upright and only one reversed stone with five even and one odd numbered stones in the reading. The undercurrents are all positive as the Gateway reversed is mitigated and is also the odd number in the reading. The separation is driving the circumstances and stemming flows and making changes in direction all par for the course.

There are only three multiple groups in this double spread reading. There are two quads and a single paired group in the double spread. The Tyr quad is a palpable realisation of duty and responsibility if not consequences and karma, this has boldness and bravery as part of its makeup. Cycle the other quad is all about the self, that the self will reap the benefits in real terms and will shoulder the responsibility. The final multiple is a pair of Mystic, mystery and maybe even unseen forces are at work and their is a duty to meeting it head on.


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Campaign Cultured.

Single Stone.


Present.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Battle Hardend.

Capable practiced and assured, formed and tempered from strife endured
To martial to the bugle’s call, braving hostile fire where the others fall
Knowing who it is that has your back, to know you are not on your jack
Not keeping any troubles in your sack, never picking on what others lack.


Taking the test of time to forge the metal, finding a spring in your fettle
Respecting memory in the poppy petal, overbearing numbers never settle
To toe the line and complete the march, higher feelings just have to parch
Quenching the must of need in the now, unbeaten when learning how.


Stone Meaning.


Victory always indicates a battle. But the Spiritual Warrior is not at war, they are ruler of their dominion, master of their impulses and drives. Lord of their mind and skills.


The person that harnesses their power and knows their potential is worthy of the reward.


Victory is a celebration of life over struggle, trial and tribulation. The celebrant hosts the victory, and spreads the joy of success. No matter the means.


A new oppertunity is about to be revealed, to the victor go the spoils.


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.


Summary.


This stone is twinned in the overview and the effect of the twinning is both are upright and are still odd numbered. With no negative undercurrent the advantage is that the present trend has the self in Spiritual Warrior mode and it is all about defence. This is all about the on duty mode of holding ranks, not being provokes and meeting the provocation with our best reserve. The day may be trying but the resolve is set to endure and prevail.

On duty but not on guard, being firm without seeming hard. Ready for anything and still chilled, knowing how the time is filled. Seen this behaviour all before, knowing work doesn't need to be a chore, sometimes the repeats are a chore.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Campaign Protocols.

Capable practiced and assured, formed and tempered from strife endured
To martial to the bugle’s call, braving hostile fire where the others fall
Knowing who it is that has your back, to know you are not on your jack
Not keeping any troubles in your sack, never picking on what others lack.


Taking the test of time to forge the metal, finding a spring in your fettle
Respecting memory in the poppy petal, overbearing numbers never settle
To toe the line and complete the march, higher feelings just have to parch
Quenching the must of need in the now, unbeaten when learning how.


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.


Challenge.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
Traipsing Trails.

On the eternal walk of life, as we steer a course far from strife
Keeping up with all the chat, no longer has an envelope hitting a mat
The mobile need for connection, is for catchup over protection
Knowing we are just at the end of a line, helps with feeling fine.


The line is long, and the connections strong, after a ring ring or a ding dong
To never need to feel alone or disconnected, was a byproduct not expected
The trip from first designs to present revisions, exceed the first limited visions
What was expressed in early song, would get a booby prize or a raspberry gong.


Stone Meaning.


This main concerned is with communication, with the atonement of something that has two sides, two elements, and with the ultimate reunion that comes at the end of the journey, when what is above and below are united and are again of one mind.


Inner worth mounts here, and at such a time you must remember that you are not intended to rely entirely upon your own power, but rather to ask what constitutes right action. Ask through prayer, through addressing your own knowing, the Witness Self, the teacher within. Not intent on movement, be content to wait; while you wait, keep on removing resistances. As the obstructions give way, all remorse arising from 'trying to make it happen' disappears.


The journey is toward self healing, self change and union. You are concerned here with unobstructed, perfect union. But the union of Heaven and Earth cannot be forced. Regulate any excesses in your life. Material advantages must not weigh heavily on this journey of the self toward the Self. Stand apart even from like minded others; the notion of strength in numbers does not apply, for this part of the journey cannot be shared.


Another of the Cycle Runes, Raido represents the soul's journey and has within it the element of joy, for the end is in sight. No longer burdened by what you've left behind, Heaven and Earth unite within you to support you on your way. A simple prayer for the soul's journey is:


I will to will Thy will.


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.


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.


Action.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Fluid Retention.

What is mine best left alone, to ignore you will atone, you got no one to phone
All that’s ours has mutual need, and has a sharing by mutual deed, not greed
The souls seeks what it cannot have or get, learning better is to come yet
To own to have and then to hold, rewards for the bold, better than gold.


Staked out or under lock and key, the sort of things not laid out free
Retain and invest all the gain, a steady input will sustain, untarnished no blame
Insurances all demand payments, that only give premiums with laments
So we must learn what to stash, and never go just after the mullah or cash.


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.


Sacrifice.


Constraint (Rev)/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Liberation.

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.


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.


New Situation.


Defense/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Fortification.

To give no offense, is still the very best defense
Take caution and time, then set a better line
Know the herd by its habits and its tracks
Aware of all measures and counter attacks.


The perimeter’s been walked, early advances balked
Garrison recalled and held at ready, nerves held steady
Kit at muster men drawing lines, the same as countless other times
Waiting for the call to action, with ready response no reaction.


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.


The double spread has a twinned stone with Warrior in the present and the overview slots, both upright to boot. This places the personal in a position of duty to the events that are trending. It is a poor warrior that is easily provoked and the trend is to try the patience of the gods at the moment. A Journey is challenged but all that happens is the departure is delayed. Again Possessions are in the action slot indicating, either storing or gaining by the will of the fates. With constraint reversed in the sacrifice slot it is really a loosening of ties and binds almost a liberation. Defense is a primary piece on the table now so stick to the tried and tested and rely on known quantities.

The twins are in the martial stance, seeing and knowing in a single glance, telling the fake from the genuine chance, the departure is delaying the prance, and obstacles interfere in the dance. Loosening up the feelings free, scanning defences to safer be.


Short:


Twice the safety in the numbers, as the trip fits and lumbers. Baggage is down to hand only, loosening up is the one and only, safer in numbers than one and lonely.


Clipped:


Duty stations lighten weight loosening armour.


Distribution.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.

The Warrior/Teiwaz.
A Journey/Raido.
Possessions/Fehu.
Constraint (Rev)/Nauthiz.
Defense/Eihwaz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
15

15
20
11
7
9
P T

P T
C F P
F R
C H
H M P R

Groups.


Protection = 4.
Tyr = 2.
Cycle = 2.
Heimdall = 2.
Rectification = 2.
Freyr = 1.
Mystic = 1.


Group effects:


The double has five upright and only one reversed stone in the spreads with five odd numbered and one even numbered stone to the reading. The undercurrents all indicate care and due attention but no warning of tragedy or need for remorse or regret. The reversed stone is mitigated as constraint in sacrifice is liberation. All together more positive from the presentation than the undercurrents imply.

There are five multiple groups in the reading with a quad and a quad of pairs. The quad of Protection is all good a manifest shield in real terms, from just cloaked to armoured and even flexible between the two. The quad is a manifest level of pairs. Cycle is the recipient, of a restoration or even a renewal or the settlement of a bill or debt. Heimdall is counciling caution and preparation for the duration. Tyr bring duty and boldness and even responsibility but the Warrior is in this mode and so its nothing but a reminder.


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Raised Responsibility.

Single Stone.


Present.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Amber Light.

To wait and see, to follow the flow, no active agenda of where to go
Stood taking in all around, no shackles or ties not even bound
Awe fills the moment and breaks the stride, is sensory override
Feeling connected by the share, held in raptures of depth of care.


The centre of the cyclone is still, with a quiet that suspends and does fill
Solitary is the stand of trees, that withstands that raging breeze
Motionless in a spellbound hiatus, as even the cyclone has to pass
Waiting fills the need for deed, an exception to the stock reared breed.


Stone Meaning.


Drawing Isa often indicates that the winter of the spiritual life is upon you. You may find your self entangled in a situation to whose implications you are, in effect blind. You may be powerless to do anything except submit, surrender or even sacrifice some long-cherished desire. Be patient, for this is the period of gestation that proceeds a rebirth.


Positive accomplishment is unlikely now. There is a freeze on useful activity, all your plans are on hold. You may be experiencing an unaccustomed drain on your energy and wonder why: a chill wind is reaching you over the ice floes of old, outmoded habits.


Trying to hold on can result in shallowness of feeling, a sense of being out of touch with life. Seek to discover what it is you are holding on to that keeps this condition in effect, and let it go. Shed, release, cleanse away the old. That will bring on the thaw.


Usually Isa requires a sacrifice of the personal 'I'. And yet there is no reason for anxiety. Submit and be still, for what you are experiencing is not necessarily the result of your actions or habits, but of the conditions of the time against which you can do nothing. What has been full must empty; what has increased must decrease. This is the way of Heaven and Earth. To surrender is to display courage and wisdom.


At such time, you cannot hope to rely on help or friendly support. In your isolation, exercise caution and do not stubbornly persist in attempting to work your will. Remain mindful that the seed of the new is present in the shell of the old, the seed of unrealised potential, the seed of the good. Trust your own process, and watch the signs for spring.


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.


With standstill in the single slot for the personal present it is all about the time and the timing for it is but a pause a steadying of the nerve a readying to take the dive from the high board. The stone is upright and so it is a positive thing. The wait is all to the good as it steadies the nerve and strengthens the position and resolve.

Out of the flow, and steady in the know. Time is on our side, we float outside the tide, readying to get back on the ride.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Disruption/Hagalaz.


Disruption.
Smoke Screens.

To dispense with, to let go, to cast of then make it so, no wailing to the high doh.
The earth had a quake, and the serene recover from its minor shake, not yet awake
Now lets look and see just what’s at stake, just pay the due for heavens sake
A nation that was always on the take, suffers from a greedy thirst they canny slake.


Still killing children as they are bombing land, their time device is losing sand
On a path another generation planned, now that the third rise has been canned
Time for us to take our stand, you stole our nation its people and its land
The history of this one we will write, for they say out of mind is out of sight.


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.


Challenge.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Hang Fire.

Capable practiced and assured, formed and tempered from strife endured
To martial to the bugle’s call, braving hostile fire where the others fall
Knowing who it is that has your back, to know you are not on your jack
Not keeping any troubles in your sack, never picking on what others lack.


Taking the test of time to forge the metal, finding a spring in your fettle
Respecting memory in the poppy petal, overbearing numbers never settle
To toe the line and complete the march, higher feelings just have to parch
Quenching the must of need in the now, unbeaten when learning how.


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.


Action.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Clearing Clutter.

What is mine best left alone, to ignore you will atone, you got no one to phone
All that’s ours has mutual need, and has a sharing by mutual deed, not greed
The souls seeks what it cannot have or get, learning better is to come yet
To own to have and then to hold, rewards for the bold, better than gold.


Staked out or under lock and key, the sort of things not laid out free
Retain and invest all the gain, a steady input will sustain, untarnished no blame
Insurances all demand payments, that only give premiums with laments
So we must learn what to stash, and never go just after the mullah or cash.


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.


Sacrifice.


Gateway (Rev)/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Congestion.

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.


Enduring all in duration's spate, topping up yet to never sate
Paces change by circumstances rate, life is never delivered on a plate
Learning all that you can along the way, taking just enough is all you may
Companions on the trail are found, all going the same way unbound.


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.


New Situation.


Constraint (Rev)/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Letting Up.

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.


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.


Summary.


The personal pause from standstill is a global imposition from the sacrifice of a closing door. The resultant mayhem is only par for the course for a large transition. The Warrior is challenged and the sabers have been rattled and still is unflinching. Possessions are secured and investments are made as all the bets are being paid. The new direction is being laid as the path has changed the direction but not the course. This is limiting the possible outcomes that can be achieved, but the investment stake will expand this at a more settled time.

Ready on the amber change, as mayhem gets to rearrange, and the foolish will derange. No goading must unsettle nerves, the baiter gets what he deserves. Lighten loads and settle the weight, focus now on being out of the gate, limitations will just have to wait, as bounds are not mere acts of fate.


Short:


Waiting fills, as disruption spills, the warrior is on chilled pills, carry essentials no frills, this exit brings no bills, constraint loosening rings the tills.


Clipped:


Pausing reactions shields provisions pathways broaden.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread has four upright and two reversed stones with both reversed stones mitigated by trends position. The numerological element of the reading is all odd numbered stones with only small differences even nibbles rather than bite values except for constraint which is good in reverse as it implies a lifting of restrictions. Even the slave must stand still to have his shackles removed on liberation day.

This is a sparse easy to understand well balanced reading with little in the way of surprises. There are a pair of triples that charm the bearer in the moment and for some time to come as the transition is again highlighted as we move from the old way to the new day. Cycle is the beneficiary as the charm that reaps the benefits while Heimdall implies that caution is warded and charmed and this just boosts the self’s rewards in this singular harvest.


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Passing Muster.

Single Stone.


Present.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Solidarity.

For a union that can work as a team, either coasting or sauntering or full steam
In the unstated mutual knowing, no need for catchup just keep showing
Each on the mark with the spark, on their task doing their thing to get that bling
There is no divvy when we just share, not just the risks the dare of winners glare.


Each carries the team so if one falls, we brace the deficit as the duty calls
When all in we know the play, there might be nought for that rainy day
As we put more in than we take, we know its all for the greater sake
When one is down we rally round, by this bond we will all be bound.


Stone Meaning.


The strength of Partnership is in union, that is to say two halves that make up a distinct whole, the old adage the sum of the parts is greater than the whole best sums up this stone.


Partnership signifies the gift of freedom out of which all other gifts flow.


For the spiritual person or disciple this stone will indicate either a congregation of like minds and goals or a new understanding is /will /was achieved.


This stone is similar to the Charioteer who struggles to balance the team of horses into a well balanced unit, except with Partnership there should be a willing and mutual union.



Single 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.


Summary.


They say that a partnership is a gift, that in unions we are stronger together. The trouble with the assumption is the grading of the individual. The macrocosmic action slot brings to bear the pressure on the self to join in to even go with the flow. When we take care of the self in a partnership we secure our partners interests to secure our own. The stone is positive and even numbered and the value of the partnership depends on the investment and dedication to the partnership from all parties involved.

In looking after mine we take care of you, the power of one is upped more than two. We collectively are more than summed parts, but investment is where partnership starts. At all times when covering your back, distributing weight picking up the slack, adjusting to changes in the tack, forward motion leaves no way back.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Staunch.

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.


Challenge.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Counter Point.

To ward to deflect or to charm, some of the things to rebound life’s harm
A shield or armour for to brace, defenses against the worst of the race
Stop short, side step or rebound, the tricks that never quite pay the pound
Misdirect and lead astray, some of the things to send them on their way.


A shroud of mystery like a cloud, hides the silent not the loud and proud
A trick of the smoke and mirror with light, another way to avoid a fight
Stealth and cunning blind the sight, and avoid the strike of might
The test of strength one on one, may well be the last of the fun.


Stone Meaning.


Control of the emotions is at issue here. During times of transition, shifts in life course and accelerated self-change, it is important not to collapse yourself into your emotions - the highs as well as the lows. New opportunities and challenges are typical of this Rune. And with them may come trespasses and unwanted influences.


Algiz serves as a mirror for the Spiritual Warrior, the one whose battle is always with the self. The protection of the Warrior is like the warning rustle of the sedge grass or like the curved horns of the Elk, for both serve to keep open space around you. Remain mindful that timely action and correct conduct are the only true protection. If you find yourself feeling pain, observe the pain, stay with it. Don't try to pull down the veil and escape from life by denying what is happening. You will progress; knowing that is your protection.


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.


Action.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Composure.

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 (Rev)/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Barn Door.

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.


Enduring all in duration's spate, topping up yet to never sate
Paces change by circumstances rate, life is never delivered on a plate
Learning all that you can along the way, taking just enough is all you may
Companions on the trail are found, all going the same way unbound.


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.


New Situation.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Poised Pause.

To wait and see, to follow the flow, no active agenda of where to go
Stood taking in all around, no shackles or ties not even bound
Awe fills the moment and breaks the stride, is sensory override
Feeling connected by the share, held in raptures of depth of care.


The centre of the cyclone is still, with a quiet that suspends and does fill
Solitary is the stand of trees, that withstands that raging breeze
Motionless in a spellbound hiatus, as even the cyclone has to pass
Waiting fills the need for deed, an exception to the stock reared breed.


Stone Meaning.


Drawing Isa often indicates that the winter of the spiritual life is upon you. You may find your self entangled in a situation to whose implications you are, in effect blind. You may be powerless to do anything except submit, surrender or even sacrifice some long-cherished desire. Be patient, for this is the period of gestation that proceeds a rebirth.


Positive accomplishment is unlikely now. There is a freeze on useful activity, all your plans are on hold. You may be experiencing an unaccustomed drain on your energy and wonder why: a chill wind is reaching you over the ice floes of old, outmoded habits.


Trying to hold on can result in shallowness of feeling, a sense of being out of touch with life. Seek to discover what it is you are holding on to that keeps this condition in effect, and let it go. Shed, release, cleanse away the old. That will bring on the thaw.


Usually Isa requires a sacrifice of the personal 'I'. And yet there is no reason for anxiety. Submit and be still, for what you are experiencing is not necessarily the result of your actions or habits, but of the conditions of the time against which you can do nothing. What has been full must empty; what has increased must decrease. This is the way of Heaven and Earth. To surrender is to display courage and wisdom.


At such time, you cannot hope to rely on help or friendly support. In your isolation, exercise caution and do not stubbornly persist in attempting to work your will. Remain mindful that the seed of the new is present in the shell of the old, the seed of unrealised potential, the seed of the good. Trust your own process, and watch the signs for spring.


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.


Partnership in the single personal present slot is a case in point for the effects of karma as the global placement of the self in the middle of the action means that the die is all but cast. They do say that all partnerships are a gift in the effect that single minded action is shared for the group or the whole instead of under a selfish orientation, lends itself to the bounty of we are greater than the sum of our parts. With strength in the overview it would seem that we are inadvertently in a strong position as it is not in question but is a reflection of the trends in action. The advancement of the line we have taken means that we are a little exposed but as hardened campaigners we are not vulnerable because we are very adaptable and capable. The moment demands more of the self as a result of this pointed placement of the current needs. A doorway has closed and we have left the harbour and are underway to the open ocean and find ourselves in line for the final departure with the other ships of the fleet getting into formation.

In concerted agreement we track, where we have been there and back, not just our kit in the old pack, getting ship shape and cutting slack, as the wind bites to the new tack. Competent and capable broadcasts our state, armour is dropped to deal with the fate, as the man of the moment leaving the starters gate, a thirst and a hunger that is yet to slate.


Short:


Agreements and arrangement's are settling in, strength is the state we find ourselves in. Shed the armour for a lighter arm, keeping the fleet from the chance of harm. Being there in defense of the square, new pastures yet to fare, a pause to form and make final care.


Clipped:


Agreements formulate powerfully producing less waiting.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread has five upright and one reversed stone, with four odd numbered and two even numbered stones in the reading. There is no advantage as the global is driving the personal with a focus and it will succeed or fail by the measure of self in the mix. All in all it is a transitional trends analysis of the changes and the current times we find ourselves in.

There are only three multiple groups in the reading with a triple, and a pair of pairs. First is the single triple that is the charm of Freyr advancing new and even restoring influences to the travel plans of leaving. The departure is double bound and aided fro the self from Cycle and then from Heimdall counciling caution, but no more than steady movement warrants there are no undercurrents to worry to much about in this simple double spread.


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Understanding Growth.

Single Stone.


Present.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Spreading Feelers.

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.


Breakthrough is well aspected being upright and in the personal present slot and is an even number, the onus on this stone in this slot is decided by the action stone in the global layout. Breakout is all about becoming unhindered, achieving liberation from restrictions and it is all positive.

To find release and gain perspective, adding a new dimension to directive. Taking a stronger line to follow, not being too quick to swallow, all the lies that threaten to wallow. The way is getting clearer, and the prize is all the dearer, as the deadline is getting nearer.


Five Stone Spread.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Expansive.

The seasons been kind, and the fullness of mind, left all doubt behind
New shoots showed through, then the stem stretched and grew
The delivery from the sun, was how this new growth first begun
Spring rooted in the deep, after the wake from winters sleep.


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.


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.


Overview.


Challenge.


Gateway (Rev)/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Moving On.

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.


Enduring all in duration's spate, topping up yet to never sate
Paces change by circumstances rate, life is never delivered on a plate
Learning all that you can along the way, taking just enough is all you may
Companions on the trail are found, all going the same way unbound.


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.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Time Delays.

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.


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.


Sacrifice.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Contingencies.

To reap, to store and tend the chore of returning to the task once more
Selecting the best seed for the next harvests need, is the first deed
Then to the market and trade we track, for the barter of goods to bring back
Celebrating the bounty of the bargains made, before the memory may fade.


Setting good store, to ensure enough is more, to cover the seeding of the next chore
To feast in the winters dark night, displays to all what preparation just might
Knowing that the store will give much more, after winter closes its door
To reach past the spring, trapping what that season will bring, how long is string.


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.


New Situation.


Joy (Rev)/Wunjo.


Joy.
Reserving Celebrations.

Having to conform to the rule of the day and all its sway
Not dropping the ball and never losing our focus or our way
The universe has a pawn to move, playing us in its groove
Sixty percent drive, and there’s the payment of forty to survive


The script is keen, and comes from the centre of the place least seen
The override has the upper hand, overruling all that’s planned
As all or best efforts are getting canned, no place to make a stand
Take comfort that this to will pass, and life will be of another class.


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.


Breakthrough has the advantage in the trends of this double spread, as growth and scope are becoming clearer. One door closes and it is a shame, as restrictions inhibit the actions, some bill will have to be paid, but no more than membership for the remaining time.

Barriers are being beaten, as the old mileage is being eaten. Once we are unbound, we can coven much more ground, as we know where we are bound. A narrow passage and a steady line, the yield as always will turn out fine, as we head for the cloud of number nine.


Short:


Unleashed and heading out, after yet another growing bout. Doors that close are left behind, following the path of the focused mind. An exit and then an entry fee, reminds us all that nothings free, so take the pleasures where they be.


Clipped:


Escaping bounds closes restrictions producing elation.


Groups:


Cycle = 4.
Joy = 3.
Tyr = 2.
Freyr = 2
Mystic = 2.
Heimdall = 2.
Rectification = 1.


Group effects:


The reading has four upright stones and two reversed stones, with four even numbered and two odd numbered stones in the double spread. This reading is again a reflection of long term trends as opposed to any new transitions or changes. Tough global actions give the advantage rather than initiative to the personal present. The constraints will drive the breakthrough not a bad thing in itself, but it may feel out of control at the sharp end. There are no sinister undercurrents in the layouts with the for to two balance reflected in presentation mirrored in numerics.

The double layout has six multiple group representations made up with a quad, a charming triple and a quad of pairs. The manifest realisation for the self is progressive as breakout implies with the quad of Cycle, this is clearly about realisations, growths and new understanding or even qualifications and certifications. The charm from the group Joy is a bit suppressed by the process and is a delayed pay off by virtue of the layouts settings and presentations. Then there is the quad of pairs with Heimdall being one quarter urging caution and to guard against complacency. Taking that into account Freyr, Mystic and Tyr all add to new, revelation and mystery and responsibility. This quad is palpable and adds to the new, duty and boldness as well mystery and luck or even charm in effect.


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