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Cohesive Singularity.

Single Stone.


Present.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Spreading Out.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


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.


A personal achievement has been reached through growth, this is bringing a sense of confidence from achievement. The impetus is to keep it going and change or diversity is limited in the process. Messages seem to be in the exchanges that each side will say what they came to say and they should review the others statements. Then once understanding filters in, a dialogue can be opened dealing with the salient points as they hit the table. Communication is a bit of a problem when the entire group all just try to be heard and have their say at the same time.

Extents will soon be reached, the martial declaration was preached. Openings are thin on the ground, patience is well found. Keep ego on a tight lead, and the target firmly in the bead.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Defence/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Better Policies.

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.


Challenge.


Opening/Kuno.


Opening.
Clearing Ground.

The opportunity has been seized, the players are all well pleased
Finding treasures strewn around the land, using only whats close to hand
The camp is set and well disposed, and what opened is now closed
Routine is better learned, from all the knowledge newly earned.


A safe harbour, a clearing by the waterside, enough cover for kids to seek and hide
Vast vistas stretch to the skyline, and finding out their lay will take some time
Where the pickings are easy and the woods and waters provide on every side
Though the year is winding in an ebb of tide, much is prepared and stored inside.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Action.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Advantageous Settings.

The strength that is needed to see things through
We are resolute and standing our ground as we do
The steel of the will and the forge of our passion
Is known in our history, not just some modern fashion.


The resolve is set and the steel is tempered true
The patience of saints focused on the late review
Particles will settle in the still and quiet waiting
The impatient will fidget with feelings needing sating.


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.


Sacrifice.


The Self (Rev)/Mannaz.


The Self.
Facilitating.

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.


New Situation.


Signals/Ansuz.


Signals.
Clear Pictures.

Communication that is not mind to mind, is an awkward limited kind
Following spoor and reading track, to stock the larder or fill the stack
Some hints are on the wind and air, some are keen and some just not fair
Reading the sign and getting the gist, some obvious some will be mist.


Feedback is an essential tool, that stops the isolated feeling like the fool
Passing notes and getting scripts, safe in hand sliding out of our grips
Nothing is guaranteed in exchanges, as nothing is exempt to rearranges
Even when the writing’s on the wall, misinterpretations cause a fall.


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.


The reading is another statement casting that shows a process in action at the global level, with the order of the day holding the self to task with a bounty of benefits for the job. The global sway is about par for the course and the self is in the driving seat with the initiative but that also comes with a measure of responsibility and even duty. All in all a very positive reading despite the presentation and undercurrent near match.

Growth is all about progress and is the door measuring post for the child’s height year by year thing in action here. A measure was taken some time ago and that measure has been exceeded in the recent few months. The security that is apparent from investments and various testing is having a shifting effect on the collective psyche. Keeping clear lines of communication on the inside is balanced with confusion to the enemy on the outside. What they do not know and cannot read or tell is an advantage for the right hand as it never informs the left hand.

Extents are becoming well known, the results from testing are all shown. The road is tried and tested, to the point that it has been bested. Taking a turn is par for the course, messages recieved need the code from the source.


Short:


The extents that can be reached are closer now, protection is low key and not so high brow. Developing solid returns with ease, and mixed messages make communication hard cheese.


Clipped:


Developments ringfence opportunities shoring responsible broadcasting.


Distribution.


Growth/Berkana.

Defence/Eihwaz.
Opening/Kuno.
Strength/Uruz.
The Self (Rev)/Mannaz.
Signals/Ansuz.
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Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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Cycle = 4.
Freyr = 3.
Mystic = 3.
Tyr = 2.
Rectification = 2.
Joy = 1.
Heimdall = 1.
Protection = 1.


Group effects:


The double spread has five upright and a single reversed stone in the presentation with four odd and two even stones in the undercurrents giving an overall balance of positivity a slight advantage. This again leaves the groups to hold sway over the particular layout.

There are eight groups present and five multiple group consisting of a quad a pair of triples and a pair of pairs. The hand of fate is a tetrahedron from the four of a kind in Cycle aiding initiative and perception even seeing clearly in any confusion. This gives the balance of initiative to the self for growth in the personal. The split hand has a pair of pairs to play from with a couple of charms in Freyr and Mystic bringing new and revealing to play with balancing from Rectification as Tyr strengthens confidence and self reliance in the base pair. The general feel from the groups is a strong split hand for the self and for the global aiding the self even if the sacrifice has the self inverted it indicated gaining by not being selfish but from the group interests.


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Cautionary Tales.

Single Stone.


Present.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Consolidating Positions.

The strength that is needed to see things through
We are resolute and standing our ground as we do
The steel of the will and the forge of our passion
Is known in our history, not just some modern fashion.


The resolve is set and the steel is tempered true
The patience of saints focused on the late review
Particles will settle in the still and quiet waiting
The impatient will fidget with feelings needing sating.


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.


This is a consolidating stone in a key personal slot, that is drawing on the warrior in the group action slot to make new foundations. The group reading again reads more like a statement with a seventy five to twenty five positive swing to the stones in a fully positive presentation. These two strong stone are not in contention and so are drawing on the positive properties of each. The overview is all about advances like the end of year statement, looking at how well we have done, what targets were achieved and at what has still to be done as the seasons of the harvest will bring about a profit and loss adjustment. Challenge and action have protection and defence under good preparation. A sacrifice is called for for the displaced in the recent tragedies in India and America flooding. This will no doubt be received with joy by those that have lost everything.

A solid foundation for a stance, advances have overcome chance. Secure in a steady routine, trouble catches the eye of the warrior keen. Time to divide the swag for the needy, a welcome gift for those that think we are greedy.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
New Territory.

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, as 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.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Alarms Sounding.

A shield is the armour that meets the strike
Armour has a price to pay on the long hike
To cover every inch of the body is possible
Being fleet of foot in armour is just impossible.


A vigil of mind is set to keep safe, all that cost dear
To value and preserve, without a shadow of fear
This is the discipline or the script for the day
So treading carefully, nothing is lost on the way.


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 Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Testing Perimeters.

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.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Surpassing Yield.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Rectify:


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


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


New Situation.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Meeting Expectations.

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 than 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, raises 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.


Summary.


Another statement reading here that has a massive boost from the groups in the collection. The strength in the persona slot is a consolidation from the groups and is an interpretive stance for the self as measures and tests do apply to quantifying strengths. The global has the warrior in the action slot and this adds to the strength to resist that is emboldening choices and actions taken. A set of limitations have been surpassed in the overview and a preservation is in place by challenges. A split in the returns is still a good thing as moderation is the result of this by sacrifice. The expected new situation is one that has been looked forward to and will bring a sense of fulfilment and achievement.

Steady in stance and manner, advances get the waved banner. Limits have been tested and set, bringing out the best in the warrior yet. A measure needs to be sent to the needy, to not do so is just greedy. Expectations will soon come true, like karma bonuses are overdue.


Short:


Advantages are consolidated well, as advances are where luck fell. Perimeters are now well tested, resolution was not bested. Returns are now all faring well, from the bearing its easy to tell.


Clipped:


Restoring advances extents defending returns well.


Distribution.


Strength/Uruz.

Breakthrough/Dagaz.
Protection/Algiz.
The Warrior/Teiwaz.
Harvest/Jera.
Joy/Wunjo.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
5

22
10
15
13
12
C F

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double has a full positive presentation with an even split three even and three odd numbered stones in the undercurrents. The three quarters positive swing to the polarity of the reading is a clear indication of little or no upsets to be expected. The general aspect of the reading is again aided by a massive boost from the multiple groups.

There are six multiple groups in the reading and the unusual thing is that they are all pairs. This is a massive swing to the hand of fate but no hand of cards all just the sixth sense the edge of predictive awareness with the self through Cycle the benefactor as the global is aiding the personal spread. The split hand gives two triples to the collective six. Cycle Joy and Tyr are a strong charm for the self, focus and awareness, Joy adds anticipation and satisfaction as Tyr consolidates boldness and initiative to the personal charm. The global triple has Heimdall inserting preparation and Protection is raising competence as Freyr add new to the split hand.


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Non Negotiations.

Single Stone.


Present.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Something Giving.

As life assumes the forward facing, the gears are not set for racing
They are for temperate pacing, used well for an easy spacing
A single speed is fine for cruising, not eternal just occasional using
For long straight and boring trips, even sea or air ships, as the scenery just slips.


Martialed to the marching tune, for long hauls that need to get there soon
Now the troupe is on the move, lets set the tune to a better groove
Lets learn to walk or saunter stroll or rest, to enjoy our very best
Life is not a trial or contest, time to replenish the inner zest.


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.


This is a time out to adjust for the personal. Settle into the easy flow and stick to the known for the time being. The global portion of the reading is again a statement of fact from the situation, with little leeway or latitude to wriggle round. Movement here is indicating the leash and its limitations and may even have a stagnating effect on advancement as the adjustments are made. Expect to have to deal with the affects of perimeters being tested, a steady stance and no reaction is called for and a certain amount of anticipation will help to sidestep awkward thrusts of fate. This is a testing time but strength is from dealing with the situation and not trying to control it just handling the flack it brings. Now is not the time for major pushes, nor is it right to try to gain the upper hand, let the cards fall and bet to the strong hands only folding on all low pairs, with limited bets on medium and high pairs and no mistaking the four of a kind is almost always cash in the pot.

Testing limits up to the end of the leash, where defense is a skilled niche. Being prepared to repel boarders, and ready to take orders. Dealing with challenges as they arrive, halts the progress in its drive. A delay is built into the play, as reserves are built for another day.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Testing Perimeters.

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.


Defence (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.

Defense.
Standimg Steady.

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.


Action.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Stand Ready.

Arrival is the travellers destination, though not the same in every nation
When fate picks you up and carries you on, all illusions of control are then gone
Stood still allows the moment to catch up, as refreshing as a sip from the grace cup
Deep is the sense of being humble, when fate drives it will never fumble.


Now the seat has been reached, and there’s no discrepancy to what was preached
Bringing the best of what was taught, knowing that no compromise is nothing brought
The moment demands the need for dealing, with the weight that the moment is sealing
From this new plateau the vista is grand, turning a new leaf play what comes to hand.


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.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
Delayed Departures.

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 versions
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.


New Situation.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Consolidating Positions.

The strength that is needed to see things through
We are resolute and standing our ground as we do
The steel of the will and the forge of our passion
Is known in our history, not just some modern fashion.


The resolve is set and the steel is tempered true
The patience of saints focused on the late review
Particles will settle in the still and quiet waiting
The impatient will fidget with feelings needing sating.


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.


Another statement reading rather than a trends analysis with the emphasis on preparation and responses over reactions and playing catch up. At this time of year the weather can surprise but experience is still the best preparation to bring to the state of play.

An incremental advance is the statement here in this presentation and the undercurrents are marshalled in ready opposition. Defences will be tested but preparation will hold sway in this group of stones. All the recent warnings have been heeded and the roll out from preparation will stand in good stead against any unexpected developments.

When the universe stops us in our tracks and throws adversity into the mix it forces a slowing down and the adopting of an incremental advance over a steady pace. To bull through will bring consequences later on and to adjust to the pace change is the better course of action here. This usually just needs more attention and a stepping down in gear if not gears to accommodate that pace change.

Taking stock of advances made, sheathing swords and bearing the spade. Perimeters have withstood the trial, time to take stock of the aftermath for the while. Progress was tested and passed, highlighting the capability that will now last.


Short:


Coming down the gears, in caution not fears. Accepting and taking the time, adjusting trajectory to a firmer line.


Clipped:


Advancements protect integral peace mobilising potential.


Distribution.


Movement/Ehwaz.

The Warrior/Teiwaz.
Defence (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.
Standstill/Isa.
A Journey/Raido.
Strength/Uruz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
17

15
9
23
20
5
C M T W

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread has five upright and a single mitigated reversed stone in the presentation with a mirrored parity of five odd and a single even stone in undercurrents of the reading. The balance is matched and a stand off is in play between positive and negative but this is not a stalemate by any means. Caught out and adjusting to the unseen are placing responses into a considered position to avoid reactionary knee jerks.

There are eight groups represented here with six multiple groups in the split hand of fate. There is a strong global hand of four of a kind, with a personal pair of triples. Tyr takes the pinnacle of the tetrahedron with a solid base triangulation from Heimdall, Mystic and Freyr. This is a strong pyramid of points from the base square that underlines the multiple presentation. Tyr is a motivated bold hold on initiative while Heimdall is bring a wary stance to the new from Freyr and the unexpected courtesy of Mystic. The split hand of fate with the pairing of Cycle and Protection in a charm defensive unites the benefits of being in a precarious position but having enough preparation and savvy to be safe under fire. This is not a frozen fear this is knowing the snake is in the grass and still progressing. Like the land mine clearer’s post war the job still has to be done and time and cautious progress will deliver the desired result. The bull taken by the horns and the problems wrestled as they present. Producing a stronger platform for the future. The clean up aftermath is the task at hand and damage limitation has already left the building for this reading.


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Environmental Factors.

Single Stone.


Present.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Dominion.

To posses to own and keep, held by the need from greed running deep
The trinkets we adorn our dwelling, bought from the needy in their selling
Are the heirlooms we seek to leave, as they represent what we did achieve
When new life calls out the another way, we sell them for a better day.


This cycle complete and fulfilled, is the furrow of the new being tilled
Keeping only what we feel we use, all the rest others will pick and choose
Some the victim of envies muse, as in misdirection these we will lose
Even though we cant take them with us, makes you think what's all this fuss.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Rectification:


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


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


Summary.


Possessions are everything from the cherished to the needs for the day and the way. This does restrict how far we move from the core of the hearts domain. Developments are all circumstance led and have dependencies. The core of our needs are stowed in a secure perimeter, and the seed crop is a good store for the final leg to come.

The fact that Hurricane Harvey has not as yet petered out will bring possessions into the minds of many people at the moment. The real possessions we all have though are the memories and the relationships we carry with us in our heart. Now more than at any other time material good are losing their all powerful influence they used to have from the yuppy generations drive for world wide materialism. The feel of the reading is all about the personal and the negative undercurrents all indicate the old saying. ‘Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing’ springs to mind and the negative undercurrents have all been mitigated so it is not a catastrophic life threatening incident.

To own all that we carry in heart, this is the core of our strongest part. Tied to the land and all its need, produces the next opening is a new lead. A secure and capable huddle, is a solid defence against the muddle. Developments are best treated as play, as all the best returns find their own way.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Hemmed In.

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.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
New Territory.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Step through the gateway now.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Action.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Alarms Sounding.

A shield is the armour that meets the strike
Armour has a price to pay on the long hike
To cover every inch of the body is possible
Being fleet of foot in armour is just impossible.


A vigil of mind is set to keep safe, all that cost dear
To value and preserve, without a shadow of fear
This is the discipline or the script for the day
So treading carefully, nothing is lost on the way.


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.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Routine Tracks.

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.


New Situation.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Expanding Horizons.

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 reading is like the previous one the surface values hold the sway and the general positivity of the double spread, still gives the bonus to the self over the global state. The reading is again more of a map of intention than any indication of a trend, more a status report for the current quarter. The point is its a case of sticking to the course as all the resources have already been committed to the action.

Owning your own space, despite all the restrictions taking place. The decision has been made, and the shield of the guard holds us in its shade. The path is clear and becoming well trod, as the bounty returns filling a hefty a hod.


Short:


Dominion is a state of being, binding the routes most freeing. Secure in the comfortable sway, ready for the opportunity to play. Knowing that what is sown will be reaped when grown.


Clipped:


Ownership supports opportunities safeguarding advancements returns.


Distribution.


Possessions/Fehu.

Constraint/Nauthiz.
Gateway/Thurisaz.
Protection/Algiz.
Movement/Ehwaz.
Fertility/Inguz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread again has a full upright presentation with five odd and a single even numbered stones in the undercurrents. The face value has the upper hand again and the full implications come from the multiple groups.

There are eight groups in the reading with five multiple groups making up the boon from the hand of fate. The main hand is the Cycle quad giving the benefit to the personal and the global aiding the benefits of the fated pair. The other quad is also a four pairs grouping making the hand of fate a pair of fours to the split hand of two four of a kinds. Heimdall, Mystic and Freyr on the base triangle to the pinnacle for Tyr. This gives bold and initiatives the upper hand in the tetrahedron. Freyr is new with Mystic a giving minor revelation or initiative while Heimdall is all about preperation strengthening the initiative. It is time to hold the ground and to not be swayed by superior numbers as they are divided and shall fall.


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Single Stone.


Present.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Surpassing Yield.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Rectify:


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


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


Summary.


The benefits are for the self but not just for the self. A break in routine is showing in the global actions, this is likely a welcome break to the routine as quotas have filled the stores to full. Temporary staging is the order as news of a clear destination path has been returned from the outlying scouts. A solid indication of things going well and how the settlement is being seen as a welcome staging post. The first leaves have begun to fall and all the stores have reached capacity. A new route is being investigated and an early thaw is a jump on the final leg of the journey. The mixing and matching is creating good social occasions and the work has steadied down to ticking over cutting more slack for family and local trips.

More now to go around, as new extends are unbound, and new limits are now found. Distractions make a welcome visit, storage reaches it limit. Planning now reaches the second stage, of understanding most sage.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Formalising Extents.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Challenge.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
New Territory.

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, as 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.


Disruption/Hagalaz.


Disruption.
Intervals.

To intervene or to sidetrack, what may never make its way back
Denying another their right to progress, asserting the selfish process
Clouding issues with a lie, undermining their every try for why?
That when cornered the perpetrator will deny, time for fur to fly.


Misdirection and misinformation, sabotaging the group relation
Like a jumped up lord of creation, high on selfish immolation
Taking by the right of perception, hiding behind subtle deception
Beware the friend to eager to lend as your confidence they bend.


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.


Sacrifice.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Making Room.

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 soul 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.


New Situation.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Attentive Hovering.

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.


Summary.


This reading reads like an end of year statement, as the obvious is being underlined and highlighted and as the benefits outweigh the responsibilities it could be a welcome break to the activities even an early finish with no sinister undercurrent the boost from the groups add a sense of benefit over loss as any discards will be overdue and the space welcome. The new situation has the strategies of the warrior planning campaigns and playing war games and drills to keep the edge through the down time.

Harvest shows benefits and gains in the personal and is reflected in the global with growth indicating progress. Breakthrough indicate quotas exceeded as disruption means provision needs more storage and demands manpower to deal with it. A state of planning and putting coping mechanisms in place is part of the upcoming situation.


Short:


Covering corners, extending borders, setting orders. Interrupting flows, redundant goes, on the toes.


Clipped:


Productive developments overcome limitations adjusting schedules.


Distribution.


Harvest/Jera.

Growth/Berkana.
Breakthrough/Dagaz.
Disruption/Hagalaz.
Possessions/Fehu.
The Warrior/Teiwaz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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H J R

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The reading has a full positive presentation with a clean sweep of six upright stone while there are four odd numbered and two even numbered stones in the undercurrents giving the full advantage to the positive over the negative aspects.

All the groups are present in the double spread with a solid five multiples brining a hand of fate of a full house with a pair of triples and a triple of pairs. The pair of charms has a reflection in the charm of pairs in the full house. With Cycle paired to Tyr drives the initiative in a bold progress to the benefit of the self and the group. The base triple of pairs has a pay off through satisfaction from preparation and justification in the form of Joy, Heimdall and Rectification. This reading is a very good progress report and indicates that all is well on target and is exceeding initial expectations.


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Holding Back.

Single Stone.


Present.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Completion.

Healed restored even rejuvenated, the recovery cannot be overstated
Long time out in the broken wild, regenerated youthful not as a child
Stepping out with a new spring, now isn't that just the darnest thing
Renewed and replenished to the brim, time to get back into the swim.


Reconciled and reunited, dancing all excited, like the lost newly sighted
Prodigal to the fold once lost, never taking the time to count the cost
Returns and rewards fill the chest, and time at the last to have the best
Nothing is lost when nothing is ventured, not only a slave is indentured.


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 an even balance in the orientation of the reading with a balance of the presentation and the undercurrents on even match. This has a parallel in the multiple groups with an even split of the pair of charms one for the personal and one for the global with the self firmly at the point of the base triangle.

The rest and the steady sense of belonging and being a part of the whole is having a good effect as guards are dropped and attention is set to stand by the undercurrent of attention has not lost its edge. The group is going from strength to strength and the season is closing and the stocks are reaching capacity.

Feeling well and fitting in, most of the discipline is now in the bin. Duty and attention brings a bonus, that the self is the benefactor and the onus. Even though the guard is relaxed, the empowerment of the group has not maxed.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Duty Bound.

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.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Hard Earned.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Rectify:


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


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


Action.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Owning The Moment.

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 soul 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.


The Warrior (Rev)/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Readying.

A 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.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Sturdy Build.

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 is another statement of the processes in action as they are unfolding. The change from travel to settlement has gone well and the rotas are all working well. The group is now getting up to speed and are all picking up the slack as the undercurrent of responsibility and no waste takes hold and underpins the running order.

A sense of wellbeing is permeating and having a good effect, it is limiting reserves a little but core strength takes time to renew. The benefits are a clear advantage, as we all own the responsibility for our own state of being. The watch has stood down as attention is set to stand easy. This is an empowering process that will strengthen the group for the coming seasons change.

A stronger sense of connectivity is in the air, and the routines are completed without a care. The returns are settling in a steady flow, as the workers know where they go. The guard now rotates to better shifts, so the forward motion makes better lifts.


Short:


A return to a healthy state, restrictions are projects made to wait. Resources achieve a good proportion, in neat bundles and ready portion. Less on watch but still aware, empowers a state of care and ready fare.


Clipped:


Restoring focuses resources permitting relaxed empowerment.


Distribution.


Wholeness/Sowelu.

Constraint/Nauthiz.
Harvest/Jera.
Possessions/Fehu.
The Warrior (Rev)/Teiwaz.
Strength/Uruz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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C H
H J R
F R
P T
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Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double has five upright and a single reversed stone in the presentation with a parity of five odd and a single even stone in the undercurrents. This is a balance of negative and positive that needs the boost from the multiple groups to get the advantage and to understand the stand off of the opposites.

There is a hand of fate of a pair of triples a global set and a personal set. The high hand is the global triple with the self through Cycle at caution balancing Freyr’s introduction of new and Rectification bringing duty and justness to the distribution and responses. The low triple is an indication of caution and preparedness being brought to bear from Heimdall. The combination of the pair of charms is an attention focusing process with caution and the need to keep the pace up bringing a bit of tension to the proceedings.


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Changed Priorities.

Single Stone.


Present.


Disruption (Rev NRM)/Hagalaz.

Disruption.
Better Timing.

Changing routines to better ways, that last the nation till the end of days
Old obligations have still to be settled, now the test has been metaled
The team took every advantage that came their way, the medal count has its say
Upsetting all the usual winners, even the few defaulting sinners outing inners.


The game has changed and moved along, some new records need a gong
Spirits are high and focus good, from pushing barriers by carrot not should
The shadow has fallen under the light, losing all the advantage to win the fight
Faith requires a better chance, what was the last target in our glance.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Summary.


As the clouds of dust settle a sense of rhythm is taking shape out of the debris left by the carnage of change. Adapting advances a sense of capability, the path is becoming fixed and clearer for the choice taken. Duty and obligation drive the activity to its requirements, a proportional division is a sensible plan to not store all the eggs in a single basket.

Shifting gears for the seasons change, as all the extents rearrange. New heights are being achieved, developing the path that was believed. A grim satisfaction is to be had, that the split take is not so bad. Time to tare down the wall, and see just where luck will fall.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Maintain Proportions.

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.


Challenge.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Seasonal Access.

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.


Joy (Rev)/Wunjo.


Joy.
Delayed Satisfaction.

Having to conform to the rule of the day and all its sway
Not dropping the ball and never losing our focus or 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 our 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.


Sacrifice.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Peak Condition.

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 (Rev)/Algiz.


Protection.
Skeleton Guard.

Caution says hands and extremities inside the vehicle at all times
Watch the dips, the twists and turns and for the steady climbs
All responsible ones take the hand of one who needs companionship
To pass the time, to be on hand or keep them fine, in case they slip.


To aid or guide, to stand by their side, lightening the burden or the toil
Closeness is comfort and aid, with time does not fade, in the salt of the soil
To need to rely or depend, on someone strong to the end, is not just friend
In this world of mixed messages, secret passages, what signs to send.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


The weakness of will, the uncertainty of indecision.


Two Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Summary.


A reading that again has more of a reporting of the status that anything else. The main benefits are again for the self as the positivity of the double spread is near balanced with the negative undercurrents shoring up the reversed stones. The full boost comes from the multiple groups again.

The chaos is settling and the routines are taking hold. The new developments are all taking shape and extending the groups scope. Some pay off’s will have to wait, as is the way with the twists of fate. The feeling of security is a wellbeing initiative that will have long term benefits.

As disruption settles and the chaos clears, routines establish and settle the fears. Plans are becoming real, since the double path deal. Pay off’s may well be delayed, as some bills have to be paid. As barriers fall and routes open up, discipline settles down to the kinder cup.


Short:


Routines settle, extending fine fettle. New tracks, the payoff stacks. A portion is the tithe, to keep secure the hive.


Clipped:


Calming advances develops restraints reducing dangers.


Distribution.


Disruption (Rev NRM)/Hagalaz.

Growth/Berkana.
Gateway/Thurisaz.
Joy (Rev)/Wunjo.
Fertility/Inguz.
Protection (Rev)/Algiz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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12
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C J T
C F M
F J
C T
H P

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double has three upright and three reversed stones one mitigated in the presentation with four even and two odd numbered stones in the undercurrents. The tipped balance is in the favour of the positive aspects with a massive boost from the multiples.

There are five multiples from eight groups present in the double spreads. The hand of fate is a pair of fours and the split hand is two four of a kinds one personal and one global. The high hand here is a pair of quads a tetrahedron of and for the self. A shifting of perception to a further field is a balanced insight from the pinnacle of the seat of secure understanding from Cycle. The global tetrahedron has Joy at the pinnacle and a base triangulation of caution emboldens innovation from Heimdall Tyr and Freyr. Matching a palpable sense of perception with foresights insight, which must not write any of the past into the present or its potential.


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Beyond Generalities.

Single Stone.


Present.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Better Bearing.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Rectification:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


The reading is a clear indicator of establishment and even accomplishment, the collective self is the core and the recipient of the drives and the benefits. The community is pulling and interacting better and it is having a healing effect. Advances are being measured every day and in every way. Attention is split over two venues the home and core as well as the extents of the outposts. The opportunity seized and taken cannot like water be stepped on twice. An awareness of the extents and the investment is a strong purpose and adhesive to build greater cohesion.

The self is focused and is in high anticipation and readiness as the routines get established, this is bringing a sense of capability and even if energy levels are not yet increasing duration and fortitude are stepping up. Advances are being made and a feeling of making progress is giving a diversity to the purpose and drives. The plan is now committed and is as secure as the situation and experience delivers for the settlement and all that make it up.

Covering all of the bases, settling in not living out of cases. Growing closer and fitting in, is a strong direction for a social win. Events are bringing better connections, the defences need little correction.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Group Cohesion.

Resplendent, hale and replete, time left for the finale to complete
The bonding upon the field, where determination and hope did not yield
As hearts were lifted, and skills were gifted, even the dregs were sifted
To glean the gold from the silver, was one only an alchemist could deliver.


To transmute ill and ailing, away from the slope of forever ailing
Raising well-being to new heights, some drugs are losing some fights
What could once be relied upon, has had its day as the form moved on
Yielding all the ill at heart, so recovery has plenty room to start.


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.


Challenge.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Forging Forward.

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, as 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.


Flow (Rev)/Laguz.


Flow.
Two Fronts.

Coming to terms with the course of the flow, some things to keep others to go
Stashing all you can in the hold, making new strides breaking the mould
Riding the crest of the wave to come, is only for the few from the top sum
Gliding the dip and cresting the height, hitting the trail that is out of sight.


Now the ebb has turned and the flow starts to stride, its not a white knuckle ride
The surfer when he enters the zone, with no ax to grind no picking the bone
When centering in a flush, delivers that zen in the rush, that’s a stillness's hush
Making turns as are needed, by the breaks that are seeded, returning all that is needed.


Stone Meaning.


Stemming, blockages and reduced flows. Stagnation and tedium.


The frittering away, the ebbing that does not replenish.

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


Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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

Tyr:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Sacrifice.


Opening (Rev)/Kuno.


Opening.
Split Differences.

The red light halts the pace, sets a blocking in the race, not loosing place
To wait will do us good, as most waits usually should, depending on the mood
One opens as another closes, as fluid as a model changes poses one supposes
Timing was everything down to the last, the push an adrenaline rush out of the past.


The way is clear and easy to read, the agenda is set and just awaiting the deed
Not taking the turns when they appear, is a reaction akin to fear my dear
Though the road isn't straight, there is no script for our fate, nothing to sate
With ease and good timing, the next stage needs no refining, its not data-mining.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


New Situation.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Secure Status.

We find ourselves in times of trouble
Yet the wicked didn’t toil and bubble
The turncoats try to bring us down
They can ride the rails out of town.


Protects deflects the glancing blow
While bluff ‘n’ bluster makes a show
They huffed and puffed and sounded fierce
The body defended they couldn’t pierce.


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.


This reading is a statement of consolidation and establishing, new changes and advances are being adapted to in a timely manner. The redundancies are being identified quicker and alternatives are shaping out of the void they leave laying foundations for progress and future growth in the process.

The self is at the core and is still recipient and holding the initiative, it is all up to you is the bottom line as you can short change the effort or boost its bonuses. A feeling of unity and community is strengthening the sense of purpose and the returns. Challenges are being met and advances are the result of commitment and effort. The core extents have two measures to meet from the same production and the opportunity has been seized and has settled. A strong defensive structure is now firmly in place and a sense of security is not being taken for granted.

Experience is anticipating in the zone, progress glides where it had flown. Targets met are now past, knowing provision will surely last. Speed and direction covers the ground, where application and will abound. The settlement is in a shield of care, where even the smallest can now fare.


Short:


Focussed and forward facing, wellbeing is fully bracing. Advances are regulating, as direction is double gating. Known is now well bound, and reliance is well found.


Clipped:


Preparation consolidates advances combining divergent securities


Distribution.


The Self/Mannaz.

Wholeness/Sowelu.
Breakthrough/Dagaz.
Flow (Rev)/Laguz.
Opening (Rev)/Kuno.
Protection/Algiz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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14
10
R T

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double has four upright and two reversed stones in the presentation with five even and a single odd numbered stone in the undercurrents. The reading is more positive than negative and the groups again add another level of bonus to the double spreads. It reads like a progress report more than a directive to change but shows the adaptations gelling and establishing in a pragmatic way.

There are only four multiple groups in the reading out of the eight groups present. The hand of fate is a medium strength pair of pairs. The personal has the onus and has a shared benefit with the global set in the double. The pair of triples charm a combined influence of bold anticipation even preemptive uptake in an assured manner. The base pair delivers a focus and prepared state from the personal giving a pacey state meeting a good preparation and anticipation to change and divergence.


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Greater Responsibility.

Single Stone.


Present.


Defence (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.

Defense.
Shifting Rotas.

The group is stronger as a team, more than casual observation will seem
Brothers stand shoulder to shoulder, each marking each-others place holder
The band is risen and dressed for tack, knowing yesterday can never come back
Everyone is stowing their packs, aware that care guards attentions lacks.


Aware of all in the pull of the group, provisions for all and not just gruel and soup
Tight in formation in the line, making the most of everything including the time
The convoy is settled and stored to the brim, thank god its not all left up to him
As worth of the bearing is in the stance, like health and mood is in the casual glance.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Four Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Rectification:


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


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


Summary.


In a secure situation we always retain good senses awareness even as attention relaxes. The drop in tension has a good effect on the groups and the camps as a whole. Some baggage can be stored at the outposts and recovered after the final settlement is stable. Some goods have just become excess and a swap party may be a good social event to mingle mix and swap if your luck is in, and some may well end up discarded en route as storage space becomes a premium. The group needs are strong as a sense of community, fitting in and working well together is having a healthy settling and stabilising effect.

Caution becomes care as competence grows, health is in the look as it clearly shows. Returns are good where application was shown, understanding underwrites how knowing has grown. Focusing and application sharpen the goal, as chaos becomes the well formed shoal.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Greater Unity.

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.


Challenge.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Ring Fencing.

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 soul 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.


Action.


Signals/Ansuz.


Signals.
Better Reception.

Communication that is not mind to mind, is an awkward limited kind
Following spoor and reading track, to stock the larder or fill the stack
Some hints are on the wind and air, some are keen and some just not fair
Reading the sign and getting the gist, some obvious some will be mist.


Feedback is an essential tool, that stops the isolated feeling like the fool
Passing notes and getting scripts, safe in hand sliding out of our grips
Nothing is guaranteed in exchanges, as nothing is exempt to rearranges
Even when the writing’s on the wall, misinterpretations cause a fall.


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.


Sacrifice.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Bearing Up.

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, in the ark of lifes sway.


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.


New Situation.


Disruption (Rev NRM)/Hagalaz.

Disruption.
Clouds Settling.

A negative diminished is a good thing, by lessening all the hassle it could bring
A silver lining without a cloud, but not enough reason to exclaim out loud
A respite from the steady interference, a marked lessening of the impedance
Breaks the certainty of expectation, giving damage a well earned vacation.


Delays and inconveniences get a dressing, like fate got the message to stop messing
Time now frees up more resources, just in time for the change of horses of courses
The day seems a lot less dark, when occasionally some of the salvo's hit their mark
When it has been said and done, inconvenience leaves returning to where it begun.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Summary.


The reading is a snap view of a settling and gelling is taking effect, the boost to the sense of community and the sense of belonging is having unexpected benefits. The boon is a sense of purpose has gone down a gear as the seasons focus an unexpected harvest boon before the first fickle frosts in just over a months time. So while the leaves are still green and the bounty still good bringing a sense of connection to the seasons and the land that is replenishing spirits. As the routines settle they bring the comfort of knowing the script and a little playfulness is finding room to engage.

Defences are settling and are more relaxed with outrunners, patrols, scouts and the outposts becoming established. The sense of connection is having a good effect on the settlement, restoring a sense of community after the harsh drive of the forced march. As space for stores forces the need to turn vehicle space over to more for the road. A need to make more wagons is forcing a cannibalising of spare metal and wood or leave goods behind. The script is settled and people are picking up the slack without much need to prompt. A great sense of fitting in and belonging is having a good effect on the situation, its functioning and the social aspects as communal meals supplement the family ones. The days see the routines establishing as the chaos passes on.

The perimeter chinks with the clink of steel, all the connections have a satisfying feel. Space is demanding another thinking, as awareness glimmers with a new inkling. Playing the part and fitting well in, chaos packs bags as routine starts to win.


Short:


Sentinels more than steady patrols, as wellbeing replenishes weary souls. Space is more on the mind, getting the point is easy to find. Bearing up to the need to share, as interruptions mellow more fair.


Clipped:


Focussing unity balances awareness developing clarity.


Distribution.


Defence (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.

Wholeness/Sowelu.
Possessions/Fehu.
Signals/Ansuz.
The Self/Mannaz.
Disruption (Rev NRM)/Hagalaz.
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Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double has four upright and two mitigated reversed stones in the presentation with five odd and a single even numbered stone in the undercurrents. The two mitigated stones are apt for relaxing into routines, attention is geared down as the chaos settles and the routines take hold. This is a formative and establishing statement as both camps get up to speed and settle into a steady progress. The positive versus negative is well balanced and is more about the swings and roundabouts. The parcels of work limit the damages and the gains so no foul no harm.

There are five multiple groups out of the eight present in the reading. The hand of fate is a strong full house. Balancing caution and justifying application come from the pair of charms. The triple pairs are the self in Cycle as the benefit and recipient, with new and revealing adding a boost to anticipation. This charm is a binding for the two process charms in the split hand giving a charm of charms and all from a relaxed and focussed stance to good effect.


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Single Stone.


Present.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Cruise Control.

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 initiative is all on the self, provocations need to be measured and a response brought to bare that is correct for the situation. Settlement is reaching a foundation level as more of the achievements and progresses boost bearing and well being. The global reinforces the opening of lines of communication and a settling into the routines of the state of play.

Many areas are now in the bag, some messages are still due to a lag. Defense is stood down, though there is no need to frown. Plenty enough to go around, as the picture clears and becomes sound.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
Gaining Undertanding.

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.


The Warrior (Rev)/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Relaxing Tensions.

A 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.


Action.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Keeping Busy.

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, in the ark of lifes sway.


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.


Fertility (Rev NRM)/Inguz.


Fertility.
Easing Back.

Cold water is being pored, on all the achievements the team has scored
By the gripers that never achieve a thing, ask them what is it that they bring
Derision and not another thing, what in contest did they ever win, to err is sin
Their high and might self opinions, that they level from other dominions.


Cast a shadow on the flame so bright, to spoil the pleasure for their delight
The worth is still in all we gain, no matter how they try to drain with stain
They take delight in dishing pain, attracting sidelines never the main
To undermine is a craven act, lacking good graces and devoid of tact.


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.


Signals/Ansuz.


Signals.
Clear Messages.

Communication that is not mind to mind, is an awkward limited kind
Following spoor and reading track, to stock the larder or fill the stack
Some hints are on the wind and air, some are keen and some just not fair
Reading the sign and getting the gist, some obvious some will be mist.


Feedback is an essential tool, that stops the isolated feeling like the fool
Passing notes and getting scripts, safe in hand sliding out of our grips
Nothing is guaranteed in exchanges, as nothing is exempt to rearranges
Even when the writing’s on the wall, misinterpretations cause a fall.


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.


Movement with the self in action is more about progressing the plan than a journey. Initiation and signals boost responses and anticipation to be ahead of the changes. A lighter guard is in place as the manpower is split and fertility reflects this drop in numbers in the stockade.

Progress is all in the right direction, bringing insights and understanding through developments. A relaxed approach to advancement is the result. Keying the self into a steady anticipation shifting up and down the gears in good response to changes in adaptable fluidity. Stocktaking is reduced as the outposts demand more manpower and attention. The hive is a steady thriving hub that is responsive and ahead of the curve reducing waste and loss of momentum.

Progress is happening on a broad scale, a growing acceptance is in that tale. Not being provoked or baited by fear, staying resolute and thinking clear. Reducing the take is spreading the share, open channels show that we really do care.


Short:


Progress moves along, understanding grows strong. Scouts are on the ball, allowing self worth to stand tall. Reduction is being held and bound, and the word is being spread around.


Clipped:


Progress produces relaxed bearing developing clarity.


Distribution.


Movement/Ehwaz.

Initiation/Perth.
The Warrior (Rev)/Teiwaz.
The Self/Mannaz.
Fertility (Rev NRM)/Inguz.
Signals/Ansuz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
17

6
15
1
8
3
C M T W

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double again has in the presentation four upright and two reversed stones one is mitigated and both are situationally diminished with four odd and two even numbered stones in the undercurrents. The balance between positive and negative influences is even and the casting effects come again from the groups.

There are only three multiple groups out of the eight groups present in the reading. This is a split hand of fate with two quads and a triple. The first quad is Cycle as The Self in Action indicates as the onus for the bonus. This palpable focus and boosted concentration is a strong first hand. Tyr enables a bold approach ans experience adding to the pairing of the fours. Mystic is a charm of revelation as anticipation brings the hidden into line of sight ahead of the need to act. A relaxed sense of clarity and foresight is the likely result of this strong set of groups.


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Balancing Views.

Single Stone.


Present.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Steady Gains.

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.


Lots of gifts are stocking up, as the direction is still being adhered to. Developments are settling into comfortable routines, that show good advancements to plans and devour’s. Satisfaction is settling in as the chosen decision is delivering the opportunity to keep going is now a fading memory.

Comfort and enough to go around, wellbeing and good behavior does abound. The long term view is taking hold, growth is trimming back the bold. Advances are making new ground, as feelings are unbound. The new direction is taking shape, that is steering clear of a bitter scrape.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
Direction Of Travel.

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 versions
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.


Growth (Rev)/Berkana.


Growth.
Filling Out.

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 brings 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.


Action.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Achieving Quotas.

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, as 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.


Sacrifice.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Meeting Expectations.

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 than 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, raises 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.


Opening (Rev)/Kuno.


Opening.
Directional Shifts.

The red light halts the pace, sets a blocking in the race, not loosing place
To wait will do us good, as most waits usually should, depending on the mood
One opens as another closes, as fluid as a model changes poses one supposes
Timing was everything down to the last, the push an adrenaline rush out of the past.


The way is clear and easy to read, the agenda is set and just awaiting the deed
Not taking the turns when they appear, is a reaction akin to fear my dear
Though the road isn't straight, there is no script for our fate, nothing to sate
With ease and good timing, the next stage needs no refining, its not data-mining.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Summary.


A harvest in the personal is not all about material gains or even the seeds, this indicates a strong delivery of benefits and values as well as gains in wellbeing and security. The direction of travel is still firmly on course and the extents of the camp are snug but not crowded. The first outposts are now in place and advances are being made in made in spreading the stores and stocks for the forthcoming journey. The delay to the payoff is well understood and is not adversely affecting mood. The past the point of no return has been passed with little regret or worry as the new preparations are all aimed at a early stay with an early start before the thaw next year.

A solid reading of the state of the program in action taken for progress and provision. Some of the surplus is targeted to be taken to the first outpost repositories as a reserve store. The routine of ferrying the goods is producing a sense of purpose as well as of achievement. There is a slowing down of the filling of the home stores but this is because of the split for the outposts. The first of the outposts is manned and construction is nearly complete and will be as the first stocks arrive. A sense of achievement is taking stock of the changes to the visible results feedback. A growing sense of purpose is seen in the expanding social integration in the camps as the goals are being ticked off.

The gains are good across the board, as the need is balanced against the hoard. The journey is now more a direction of travel, as mapping the lay of the land will unravel. The take is being split from the stash, and still not driven by the lash. Advances are all shaping well, as old targets can now tell. The mood is better now by rote, like securely settled behind a moat. The corner has now been turned, and not a single bridge was burned.


Short:


Targets are making progress, developments tweak the redress. Advancing satisfying alternatives.


Clipped:


Gaining ground develops advancements delivering alternatives.


Distribution.


Harvest/Jera.

A Journey/Raido.
Growth (Rev)/Berkana.
Breakthrough/Dagaz.
Joy/Wunjo.
Opening (Rev)/Kuno.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
13

20
16
22
12
14
H J R

C F P
C J T
C M T
F J
C F M

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spreads has four upright and two reversed stones in the presentation with five even and a single odd numbered stone in the undercurrents. This is another three quarters positive reading the presentation describes a milestone being achieved and a new focus taking up the focus and drives to reach the final targets. The undercurrents bolster and strengthen the transitional process and the groups further boost the actions and orientations.

There are five multiple groups out of the eight groups present in the reading. The hand of fate gives the bonus to the self in the immediate and for the long term in the shape of a point at the pinnacle of initiative from Cycle tying the base charms together. The split hand of fate is a pair of pairs with Joy being derived from progress as Freyr indicates new and developing opportunities as Tyr emboldens through preparations being realised in actions. You could use ‘love it when a plan comes together’ as the root of the progress being achieved here. The pair of charms bring satisfaction from progress and new developments as the small pair of pairs sees preparation overcoming the unseen and unplanned incidences to maintain the rate of progress. The positive outweighs the negatives to stay on track to good effect.


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Single Stone.


Present.


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 than 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.


Summary.


The self is in the enviable position of benefactor and recipient and is revelling in the activity. This brings new and revealing as well as old and familiar points to bear and to attention. Good to be moving is refreshing the stagnation the settlement had with its focus on high industry. Out runners and scouts are on rotas and the communications are crisp clear and with minimum delay.

Pleasure is a positive potion, as awareness immerses the notion, of a satisfying emotion. Hauling out the old trooper, attention set to below snooper. The first leg is well under way, as the scouts suss the lay, and the whispers say and relay.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
Acclimatising.

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.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Seasoned Strengths.

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.
Setting Off.

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 versions
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.


Defence/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Loose Guard.

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.


New Situation.


Signals/Ansuz.


Signals.
Sending Messages.

Communication that is not mind to mind, is an awkward limited kind
Following spoor and reading track, to stock the larder or fill the stack
Some hints are on the wind and air, some are keen and some just not fair
Reading the sign and getting the gist, some obvious some will be mist.


Feedback is an essential tool, that stops the isolated feeling like the fool
Passing notes and getting scripts, safe in hand sliding out of our grips
Nothing is guaranteed in exchanges, as nothing is exempt to rearranges
Even when the writing’s on the wall, misinterpretations cause a fall.


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.


This reading is a reflection of the preparations for the outpost contingent of the winter camp getting the first outlying posts established. Watch fires and pidgins are now set for the first leg and it is manned to house the second contingent while the first is established creating a two stage link in the first move. The advance guard of the final push to the final destination is at last under way.

The restless are happy to be doing something, the change of routine is bringing old skills back to the chore. Focus is set to a steady attention as the group settle into the travel routine. The settlement is split but not divided, as clear reports and communication's keep everyone feeling connected.

Happy to be under way, habits now getting the lay, full attention throughout the day. The first stage nearly in the bag, keeping connections despite the lag.


Short:


Happy to immerse, strongly diverse, establishing secure communications.


Clipped:


Satisfaction delivers strong targets safeguarding connections.


Distribution.


Joy/Wunjo.

Initiation/Perth.
The Warrior/Teiwaz.
A Journey/Raido.
Defence/Eihwaz.
Signals/Ansuz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
12

6
15
20
9
3
F J

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread has a full six upright stones in the presentation with a half and half split of three even and three odd numbers in the undercurrents. The three quarters positive reading gets a greater boost from the groups as a bonus with the beneficiary being the self in the personal over the global spreads. The spreads have outlined the establishing of the winter quarters up till now. This one outlines the establishment of the outposts.

There are five multiple groups in the reading the strong hand of fate is a quad of charms. This pyramid has the Cycle for self at the pinnacle of perception even the overview giving clarity of insight and understanding. The base triangle is made up with Freyr and Mystic adding a charm to new and revelations producing the insight mechanism as Protection gives a charmed state limiting random interferences and reducing surprises to the base triangles mix. This is a positive reading and a statement of commitment to the task.


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Imperatives.

Single Stone.


Present.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Necessary Routines.

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.


There is comfort in routine as there are limits to its flexibility. This brings a comfort in the familiar. Allowing the extents to be tested with little repercussions. The daily tasks are now steady routine, that need less discipline to drive to the need.

Held like the jewel in its setting, gaining the max of what’s for the getting. Still needing to test the bounds, as the investment now compounds. The direction of travel in not a steady rate, as real progress is not a whim of fate.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Secure Perimeters.

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, must not 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.
Adversity Limited.

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/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Access Taken.

The way is clear, for all of us my dear, leave none for fear
Paths are trails well trod, so give the nod, to help us steer
Where new to you, this different view, is travelled by us all
There is a height and age restriction, not years or the tall.


Initiation on the path well trod, is new to you on your own
Testing self, fresh from the shelf, is proof of age and how you’ve grown
Patience waits at the gates, for the intake moment of fates
Knowing that time and tide those fickle tests that never waits.


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.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Reduced Pace.

Where it starts out no one knows, nor what way it will proceed or even where it goes
The way they say is all in the day, that winds and turns throughout its fray
It trickles then meanders or may even gush, up to speeds that gives a rush
Blockages will be swept away, as all that force of volume holds its sway.


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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

Tyr:


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


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


Water.


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


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


New Situation.


Strength (Rev)/Uruz.

Strength.
Relaxed Beginings.

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.


Itchy feet have taken their time to calm down as momentum was built and had to be slowed. A strong sense of community gives a feeling of security. The sum of the parts are extending the greater whole. The plan is having the desired effect and is focusing the directives of the group, a new relaxed mood is settling and new bonds and relationships are forming giving a casual feel to the days.

Settling in to the routine of the camp, a sense of security sets the seal of its stamp. Advances and improvements pepper the day, now that were settled on the new way. Routines are more flexible come what may, relaxing the drive that drove us this way.


Short:


Cocooned in disciplines care, security is obvious everywhere. Bonds are maturing every day, as the settlement settles to the new way. Progress is a movement of fits and starts, established by the bonds of the divergent parts.


Clipped:


Arrangements secure productive opportunities regulating drives.


Distribution.


Constraint/Nauthiz.

Protection/Algiz.
Growth/Berkana.
Gateway/Thurisaz.
Flow/Laguz.
Strength (Rev)/Uruz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
7

10
16
21
18
5
C H

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread has five upright and a single reversed stone in the presentation with four odd and two even stones in the undercurrents. The overall positivity is a marginal lead that is aided and abetted by the groups in the hand of fate. This is still a statement reading of the processes evolving out of the enforced situation we all find ourselves in at this transitional stage of our journey.

There are eight groups present and only four multiple groups from that. The hand of fate is a strong four of a kind from Cycle boosting understanding in a consolidating situation as awareness extends to match and manage the new settlement. The split hand of fate has a triple of pairs Tyr is stating large tasks and the need for initiative, while the charm aids with experience from Heimdall in a sense of preparedness. Mystic is aiding in showing up latencies and discrepancies in the overlaps as teams form and change to better settle. A time for forming social, family and and community ties and bonds enough for a festive or holiday feel to be tingeing the events of the stay.


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Close Calls.

Single Stone.


Present.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Incoming.

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.


The emphasis is on the situation and the core of the bonus is related to the input. The activity is a global and community one but the pull is to cater well for the individuals over an extended period.

A bounty in natural form still needs good management as you do not want to kill the animal tracks, to not fish all the shoals or harvest all the seed for next years crop to still support the wildlife. The decision is made and there is no way back, and as the threshold is crossed the teams are forming by experience as they get up to productivity it takes on a feeling of hiatus and like the helicopter blades seems to be suspended rather than flying at a hefty pace.

The bounty is stacking high, the gateway has been passed by. Introducing the teams to the duty, a fair division of the booty. The flow is stead on the face, and the hiatus holds the pace.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Enriching Starups.

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.


Challenge.


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
Introductions.

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.


Wholeness (Rev NRM)/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Portioning.

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.


Sacrifice.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Ticking Over.

Where it starts out no one knows, nor what way it will proceed or even where it goes
The way they say is all in the day, that winds and turns throughout its fray
It trickles then meanders or may even gush, up to speeds that gives a rush
Blockages will be swept away, as all that force of volume holds its sway.


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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

Tyr:


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


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


Water.


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


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


New Situation.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Regularity.

Arrival is the travellers destination, though not the same in every nation
When fate picks you up and carries you on, all illusions of control are then gone
Stood still allows the moment to catch up, as refreshing as a sip from the grace cup
Deep is the sense of being humble, when fate drives it will never fumble.


Now the seat has been reached, and there’s no discrepancy to what was preached
Bringing the best of what was taught, knowing that no compromise is nothing brought
The moment demands the need for dealing, with the weight that the moment is sealing
From this new plateau the vista is grand, turning a new leaf play what comes to hand.


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.


The reading is again an indication of the decision given the circumstances and the divisions in the ideas for the way forward. The wintering will do as much good g=for the provisions for the group, the outposts will be a fall back for the new settlement, the outposts will keep the keyed up need to do something’s busy in the hiatus. A statement of the facts rather than a trend analysis and a good indication that it is the best decision that can be made and that it is on course to meet expectations and even exceed them.

The harvest is the daily work and the order of the routines. The opportunity is to good to miss and the decision is settling in well with only a work schedule for the need to push to keep them burning off their excess in a good provisional expenditure. This brings an easy peace to the young and to the family groups as they recuperate from the enforced march of the last few years.

The stock is filling well, and the decision is beginning to tell. The competitive run from crop, has the hunters on the hop. The teams are all making ground, as a steady pace is being found. As the markers tithe the tilled, the store is reaching well filled.


Short:


Taking one for the larder one for the pot, a good opportunity is what we have got. Introducing change, is the way to rearrange, and the pause may seem strange.


Clipped:


Potential accepted introduces diversity becoming routine.


Distribution.


Harvest/Jera.

Gateway/Thurisaz.
Initiation/Perth.
Wholeness (Rev NRM)/Sowelu.
Flow/Laguz.
Standstill/Isa.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double has five upright and a single reversed stone in the presentation with three even and three odd numbered stones in the undercurrents. The overall positivism of the reading leaves the groups as the bonus, as the undercurrents are half in ordinal favour as the five to one ration in the presentation holds the face value to the fore. This is a state of benefit to the self in the personal slot and the global aid the process of the cohesion of the new state of residence.

There are eight groups in the reading with only three multiple groups in the makeup. The hand of fate gives a quad a steady four of a kind having a palpable feel to steady and the advances that brings Heimdall is all about preparation and call for a steady approach to the situation. The split hand of fate has the triple and the pair in a full house compliment with the triple Mystic holding the charm of the hidden and unexpected being outed and realised the pairing of Cycle is the benefactor and the pairing is one for the larder and one for the pot thinking to the situation. This is a goof expression of the situation and the state of settlement that itr is having on the winter camping and the outposts that are being planned to extend the stores as fallback deposits even after having reached the new permanent settlement. Al giving an easy start to provision so that a good development can be given to the build.


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Single Stone.


Present.


Movement (Rev)/Ehwaz.

Movement.
Settled Retreat.

The path to the plinth was long, the focus was right not wrong
Time now to pitch the camp, for effort and valour has left its stamp
Settle into the way, as the celebrations need their say of the deeds of the day
The group must accolade the winner, with tales songs drink and maybe dinner.


For the curve was an incline, that the contestants didn’t decline
They rallied to the call, got back up after a fall, gave it their all
Their achievements weren't small, they can all now stand tall
They made it two in a row, proving we can all reap what we sow.


Stone Meaning.


The person at odds with themselves, the seasons may be late, the prospects may be low, but the work must be completed.


The harvest is always you will reap what you have sown. The bounty of that harvest is the product of good provision, diligent attendance, thoughtful maintenance. And of course the intervention of good timing.


Did you tie up your camel Mustafa?


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.


Mystic:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Summary.


A reduction of movement as the camp is being put together and the restless line up for the away team rotas. The binds of a more settled camp may cramp some styles but there is an out for the restless to burn up the need. The challenge is being met and the store is safe in stock and some sent to the outposts that will hold rations for the last leg next spring. The teams will rotate for family visits and to keep the ties clear and clean. This is a winter camp and is not the final destination but as the route is obscured it will be worked towards with the outposts as they get built and manned a delay or detour not a cancellation of travel plans.

Leeway is taking up the slack, constraint is a rod for the back, growth is still filling the stack, a reduced guard is a new tack. Two teams form to hold life’s sway, as the retreat gets under way for an extended stay.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Comfortable Routines.

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.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Reaching Capacity.

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.


Protection (Rev)/Algiz.


Protection.
Manning Outposts.

Exposed and vulnerable out in the open, no insights or words to pen
The guard was dropped and the invaders, caught them out as they hopped
Timing has never been more suspicious, for this story most delicious
Nefertiti of the current age, all that wealth that is ostentation’s rage.


The knight on stage makes excuses, for the invasion from their abuses
Good thing it is all insured, after all the whatever it was they endured
Speculation will become rife, as the good husband defends his wife
Now the guard will be stronger, cant be that exposed much longer.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


The weakness of will, the uncertainty of indecision.


Two Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Setting Rosters.

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.


A Journey (Rev)/Raido.

A Journey.
Seasonal Downtime.

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.


Summary.


A statement of the obvious this reading, that reads more like a status report than a trend or insight in action. The decisions made the rotas are steadying two lines formed and the group is functioning well. This reading shows the result of the decision to camp and stock the stores and to set up outposts to get the jump on the spring thaw with stores on the route to quicken the pace of the journey.

The confines of the camp are being adjusted to as people find their own space in the settlement. Clearances and winter camps are up to the borderline of the region. The stores are being stocked at a steady pace and the rotas are being selected for the outposts. The defenses are stable and well tested and the terrain holds no deadly wildlife to worry about. Some of the numbers will be taken from the restocking but there is more than enough to finish the task and to start the outlying stores. A break is as good as a holiday and the rest and recuperation with the full larder is a good start against the need to take an early winter break.

As the camp begins to settle, the ties are more cords than chains of mettle. The larder is getting full, as the open road has its pull, some ties need to be cut real neat, as the welcome hearth offers a welcome seat.


Short:


Setting camp to safe and secure, confines are more than sure. The base meets all the needs, less need for bold deeds. Teams are picked and rotas set, patrolling outpost still to be set.


Clipped:


Waiting focuses activities establishing group directions.


Distribution.


Movement (Rev)/Ehwaz.

Constraint/Nauthiz.
Growth/Berkana.
Protection (Rev)/Algiz.
Separation/Uruz.
A Journey (Rev)/Raido.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
17

7
16
10
4
20
H M T W

C H
C J T
H P
C T
C F P

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread has three upright and three reversed stones in the presentation while the four even and two odd stones in the undercurrents takes the edge of the negativity of the reading. The reading is an activity statement given the decision that has just been reached. Now the Journey is on hold defences, splitting the forces, and camp etiquette take hold and need to be addressed for close quarters living. The groups are a bonus to the overall read at the personal level as the global is just a work report and status update.

There are four multiple groups in the reading a steady quad with a pair of triples and a single pair. The quad of Cycle brings a palpable benefit to the self as preparation and practice raises efficiency and has anticipation reading ahead enough to improve output and stabilise flow and returns. The split hand is a pair of charms Tyr is bringing assurance and preparation as Heimdall boost preparedness to higher capability. Then there is the pair of Protection that boost the strength of the pair of charms in a secure state of experiences best efforts. All in all a good boost to the self over the presentation indicating lack of mobility and with a good indication of still making progress.


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Harsh Truths.

Single Stone.


Present.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Clarity.

To experience takes the I, to find out needs a who, where, why
While knowledge sheds light on the shadow lie, understanding unbinds the tie
Strength that yoked beast of burden, casts a lot that will set then harden
The drive from inner power, raises being from gutter to tower.


To balance spirit, body and mind, temper learning with a discipline kind
Cut slack, then cut back, to temper excesses and deflect the lack
There is always the simple course, after a fall get back on the horse
From falling off the horse many times, repetition just feels like hard lines.


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.


Summary.


The self is core of the hub and the recipient of the bounty, by the sweat of the brow and the dedication to the task. A restoring of depleted reserves is taking place and it does the soul good to see the coffers fill. The steady routine is like treading water that is harnessed to the task. The provision is all aimed at preparation for the forthcoming trip and the arrival at the final destination.

Attention and focus are now needed, stores grow and a stash for the future seeded. Feeling recharged and restored, all the extents have been shored. A pause to tend the need, is a wise devise to heed.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Gathering Strength.

The soil is tilled, the pigs swilled, and the bounty stored
Toils are done and the routine is easy, still active not bored
Silo’s are full and the seed crop separated, stored for next year
The excess can be marketed in good nature not fear.


The prudent good sense to know pay for now, invest in tomorrow
Put some away for the far of day, when to dust we leave sorrow
Three payments are made, by the astute from the bounty of life
The need of now, the hope of dreams, and the inevitable strife.


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.


Challenge.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Restoration.

Resplendent, hale and replete, time left for the finale to complete
The bonding upon the field, where determination and hope did not yield
As hearts were lifted, and skills were gifted, even the dregs were sifted
To glean the gold from the silver, was one only an alchemist could deliver.


To transmute ill and ailing, away from the slope of forever ailing
Raising well-being to new heights, some drugs are losing some fights
What could once be relied upon, has had its day as the form moved on
Yielding all the ill at heart, so recovery has plenty room to start.


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.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Making Hay.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Ticking Over.

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 leave us
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.


Opening/Kuno.


Opening.
Clearing Ground.

The opportunity has been seized, the players are all well pleased
Finding treasures strewn around the land, using only whats close to hand
The camp is set and well disposed, and what opened is now closed
Routine is better learned, from all the knowledge newly earned.


A safe harbour, a clearing by the waterside, enough cover for kids to seek and hide
Vast vistas stretch to the skyline, and finding out their lay will take some time
Where the pickings are easy and the woods and waters provide on every side
Though the year is winding in an ebb of tide, much is prepared and stored inside.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Summary.


Patience and application are brought to the tasks, as the work of harvesting the wild bounty is boosted by good animal tracks with lots of wild stock as the waters are full to the brim with a steady supply of food. This pause for the purpose is a batter charger for the whole group as bonds are made and renewed. The steady provision is for an expected situation and so is well tasked and is on target.

The need focuses on good attention, as the yield is greater than to good to mention. A sense of wellbeing fills the air, as extents are more than fair. A continuum of steady repeats, stock good provisions for winter retreats.


Short:


Application to the deed, gathering crop and saving seed, a healing to the very need. As the stores reach their fill, there is a sense of standing still, providing for the next until.


Clipped:


Outlook rewards healing extending patient opportunities.


Distribution.


The Self/Mannaz.

Harvest/Jera.
Wholeness/Sowelu.
Growth/Berkana.
Standstill/Isa.
Opening/Kuno.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
1

13
24
16
23
14
R T

H J R
H
C J T
H
C F M

Groups:


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


Group effects:


Another double with a full upright presentation while the undercurrents have three odd and three even numbered stones gives the reading a positive bias that the groups will be a bonus to.

There are five multiple groups in the reading with a strong hand of fate with a four of a kind in the global with benefits to the self. Cycle brings a good weighing up focus to the quad as the pinnacle of the tetrahedron. The base triangle of the quad has Joy bringing a sense of achievement with Rectification balancing and restoring as Tyr encourages settling and preparation. The split hand has Heimdall as a mid strength triple the charmed three of a kind strengthens preparation and aids the base triangle of the quad giving the self the benefits of both.


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Acclimatising.

Single Stone.


Present.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Secure State.

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, must not 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.


This is all about making provisions while keeping up the settlement and the outpost builds. The warrior is the sentinel and the harvest is good but is early before it starts in full. The storage and shelter is aimed at the harvest now and in the outposts on the starting route for spring. A good strategy is a solid foundation, that will provide for the entire group in the time to come.

Clearing routes and making ground, in preparation for the windfall found, steady the patrol as the guard is bound, the hasty perimeters are now sound, ready for winter to have a pound, as new awareness is now unbound.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Marshalling Manpower

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.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Stocking Up.

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.


Defence/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Setting Boundaries.

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.


Sacrifice.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Mobilisation.

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.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Self Interest.

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, in the ark of lifes sway.


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.


Summary.


Protection is a solid case for security, the defense of the split camp is bringing warrior thinking and planning to the wintering plans and storage strategies that include using the outposts to extend a route search ahead of the spring thaw. This is being done in the harvest period and the paths are still open enough to extend the stores along the rout as the defensive structures will house men and stocks. Even though this division is a split it is as strong a pairing of the power base as the materials and manpower can support.

Settling down in a winter camp, duty and care will set the stamp, as the provisions steadily ramp. The system demands provision, to overcome hesitant indecision, for all that hope can envision.


Short:


Well placed, front faced, stores laced, perimeter paced. Found and sound, holing the round, as skills compound.


Clipped:


Preservation secures returns compounding extensive interest.


Distribution.


Protection/Algiz.

The Warrior/Teiwaz.
Harvest/Jera.
Defence/Eihwaz.
Strength/Uruz.
The Self/Mannaz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
10

15
13
9
5
1
H P

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread has a full positive presentation with a cleans sweep of six upright stones while there are five off numbered and a single even numbered stone in the undercurrents. Three of the odd stones are under ten and so are primary instead of secondary numerical significance. Nine and the one are the strongest singulars in the undercurrents and the five brings a level of awareness to sacrifice. The main decider is from the multiple groups. The reading indicates that the work and effort of the self will later benefit the self so it is an onus on the needs and provisions of the moment deciding the tasks that must be scheduled and quotas that must be met over the course of the season.

There are only four multiple groups from the eight groups present in the spreads. A strong triple triples is a charmed charm with a weak pair giving a full house for the global over the personal. The diktat of needs must and even making hay is strong to this double layout. The hand of fate has Heimdall all about preparation and the making of provision, Protection is about securing the harvest while Rectification is about apportioning the take for daily use and the storing of the surplus. Tyr indicates that no hesitation and a steady application from surety is the stance to take. Preserves and salting of the hunt and gathering surplus has an active harvest going on as well in full swing. The surplus is for the outposts and the patrols that will man and extend their line into the first winter falls.


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Clearing Grounds.

Single Stone.


Present.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Assigned.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


Deciding whether to stay in camp or to be an out runner, has a few opting for the duty roster approach to the problem. That way they can have the best of both worlds for periods at a time. The duty is a personal choice but the effort must be maintained for the duration. A steady rotations and achievable targets make the whole thing easier. The message is in and its sinking in and the settlement is putting down a winter foundation for to weather the season as the trip is postponed till the spring thaw.

Being of two minds on the plan, makes some ties the best they can. The work is split according to skill, this fortunate window has a store to fill. Signs show that its all clear to play, movement is restricted to an easy sway.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Loose Connetions.

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.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Paced Strides.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Rectification:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Action.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Steady Access.

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.


Signals (Rev)/Ansuz.


Signals.
Smoke Screens.

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.


Movement (Rev)/Ehwaz.

Movement.
Seasonal Delays.

Staggering and stopping, not as productive as going shopping
Held up and made late, leaves the worrisome in quite a state
Blocked roads and detours abound, nerves frayed and getting wound
Sidetracked and chasing geese, where are the wheels you wish to grease.


Inconvenienced by every interruption, raising urges towards destruction
Calm the head and still the heart, we all know to turn down that part
Find your calm and play it cool, turn the tables let them be the fool
Be the instrument of our best design, not the tool that they would define.


Stone Meaning.


The person at odds with themselves, the seasons may be late, the prospects may be low, but the work must be completed.


The harvest is always you will reap what you have sown. The bounty of that harvest is the product of good provision, diligent attendance, thoughtful maintenance. And of course the intervention of good timing.


Did you tie up your camel Mustafa?


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.


Mystic:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Summary.


The separation is about the members of the family and friends that will make up the outpost runners and riders staging provisions and shelter on the path. More to keep them busy and work off energy as making a solid passage for the route. The choice has been made and other options are now closed. The information forced the decision because of the circumstances, the advance team is selected and are making provisions for the outposts. A steady means of communication will be in reports and changes of the guards when the outposts are in place.

The hibernators and the foragers draw the lines, and the ties are not as obvious as the signs. Time to step up to the plate, as we pass that final gate. Indications have set up the feedback, now two directions must cut the slack.


Short:


Two camps are now a team, not longer bursting at the seam. Time to put the effort in, paddling the pool not in the swim. All the data is now known, and the two camps have now shown.


Clipped:


Groupings hold personal presentations informing choices.


Distribution.


Separation/Uruz.

Constraint/Nauthiz.
The Self/Mannaz.
Gateway/Thurisaz.
Signals (Rev)/Ansuz.
Movement (Rev)/Ehwaz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
4

7
1
21
3
17
C T

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


There are four upright and two reversed stones in the presentation with an almost clean sweep of five odd numbered and a single even numbered stone in the undercurrents. The presentation reversals are par for the circumstantial course given the situation of making a winter camp with outposts for scouting and early warning as the stocking and replenishing gets up to speed as the need for setting up stores on the outpost trails as needs provide. The reading is easy to read on the surface as its all about the need to cover two bases. The undercurrents are aligned and then offset by the groups to good effect. With four stones under the number ten the strength of the 1,3 and seven as well as the four are stronger for the situations they are in.

The double spread has a hefty five of a kind with a split hand of two pairs a strong pair of triples charming the upper hand and a weaker pair of Freyr to bolster the lacks in the presentation and the undercurrents. The five Cycle not only bring the bonus to the self and strengthen the personal slot stone as a contingent is being formed from the ranks to man the outposts as the hibernators all steady the settlement and stock the stores. This is a shift in perception and realisation of necessity and opportunity dictating terms and just meeting the challenge.


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Laying Ghosts.

Single Stone.


Present.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Full Bearing.

I am and therefore shall ever be no one else but me
The journey refreshes as it teaches the way to be
You cannot live for another, nor feel for them or see
So do not inhibit them but speed them on their way for free.


Ask no cost to aid progress, for there is no loss in kindness
Pay if forward or karmically accrue, then a bonus will be paid in due
Never aid the thing that holds their sway, from their purpose and their way
Give freely that which helps them on their course or makes their day.


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.


Summary.


The long term benefits are all tied up in the effort and effective application in the moment and for the next foreseeable period. The benefits are accrued investments rather than just the immediate returns of a good supply, stocking up and being well provide doing it is a double bonus not to be squandered. The unclear route will resolve as the winter outposts report the seasonal change showing up paths in the thaw. Disruption reversed is a settling process from chaos or division. The settlement is getting used to the decision and is relaxing in the process.

The safety of a temporary winter camp, is a statement of characters particular stamp. The news is challenging for some of the team, as standing still is not part of their particular seam. The message relaxes attention to ready, as disruption settles moods down to steady.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Defence/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Security.

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.


Challenge.


Signals/Ansuz.


Signals.
Tough News.

Communication that is not mind to mind, is an awkward limited kind
Following spoor and reading track, to stock the larder or fill the stack
Some hints are on the wind and air, some are keen and some just not fair
Reading the sign and getting the gist, some obvious some will be mist.


Feedback is an essential tool, that stops the isolated feeling like the fool
Passing notes and getting scripts, safe in hand sliding out of our grips
Nothing is guaranteed in exchanges, as nothing is exempt to rearranges
Even when the writing’s on the wall, misinterpretations cause a fall.


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.


Action.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Settling In.

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 leave us
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.


Strength (Rev)/Uruz.

Strength.
Reduced Numbers.

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.


New Situation.


Disruption (Rev NRM)/Hagalaz.

Disruption.
Forming Order.

A negative diminished is a good thing, by lessening all the hassle it could bring
A silver lining without a cloud, but not enough reason to exclaim out loud
A respite from the steady interference, a marked lessening of the impedance
Breaks the certainty of expectation, giving damage a well earned vacation.


Delays and inconveniences get a dressing, like fate got the message to stop messing
Time now frees up more resources, just in time for the change of horses of courses
The day seems a lot less dark, when occasionally some of the salvo's hit their mark
When it has been said and done, when the inconvenience leaves it returns where it begun.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Summary.


The reading is an indication that no clear path is showing up and that the season is forcing a decision to delay a hard push with no clear path, till a set of outposts clear a route as the winter stores are restocked for a spring final leg to the destination. The emotional strengths of not having to split is a good decision for families in the settlement.

The self is focus and onus, that is the investor and the bonus. Strength in numbers has held sway, as the restless reign in for the stay. The message was a difficult bit of news, that good sense avoids resentments brews. Time to strengthen the temporary camp, for the season not a permanent stamp. Moods relax and begin to settle, as even the stubborn feel better fettle. Out of uncertainty comes better form, as a good situation settles the norm.


Short:


Ready to put the shoulder to the wheel, preservation is circumstances very best deal. Signs say time to wait with less of a guard at the gate. Things will start to settle down, enough to dispel the most stuborns frown.


Clipped:


Awareness establishes understanding calmly establishing order.


Distribution.


The Self/Mannaz.

Defence/Eihwaz.
Signals/Ansuz.
Standstill/Isa.
Strength (Rev)/Uruz.
Disruption (Rev NRM)/Hagalaz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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9
3
23
5
19
R T

H M P R
C F M
H
C F
C H W

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double has four upright and two reversed stones with one mitigated as NRM in the presentation with a solid six odd numbers in the undercurrents. Three of the odd numbers are under ten a one as singular and solo, leadership and unique. The three is a good number for unity and the family. The number nine is the indestructible number, add or multiply it and add the result and you get nine it cannot be lost, no other numbers does this. The final influence is from the groups and the benefit swings the balance to the positive.

There are five multiple groups in the reading with a strong full house of a pair of triples and a triple of pairs. Cycle has the onus and is the crux of this reading Heimdall brings to the pairing preparation. This is all about activity and direction with the influence of the triple. Freyr is about accepting a change of directives, as Mystic brings to light the unseen and overlooked as Rectification resolves the differences. Standstill brings the message that wintering is the best course of action and the restless will just have to use up the restless energy on establishing trail outposts and hunting camps. This is about having to and it being the best of a bad situation as the restless need to be kept busy for the benefit of the wider group. This is just good sense for the circumstances, the season and the locality and is a temporary situation that will serve a purpose but will be ended at the turn of the season as the outposts extend in the most promising directions to find a good route. A temporary necessity and not a long term solution giving a spring or just pre thaw start the target to aim for as the spirits and stores restore and replenish.


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Looking Peachy.

Single Stone.


Present.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Holistic Healing.

Resplendent, hale and replete, time left for the finale to complete
The bonding upon the field, where determination and hope did not yield
As hearts were lifted, and skills were gifted, even the dregs were sifted
To glean the gold from the silver, was one only an alchemist could deliver.


To transmute ill and ailing, away from the slope of forever ailing
Raising well-being to new heights, some drugs are losing some fights
What could once be relied upon, has had its day as the form moved on
Yielding all the ill at heart, so recovery has plenty room to start.


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.



Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Defence (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.

Defense.
Settling Down.

The group is stronger as a team, more than casual observation will seem
Brothers stand shoulder to shoulder, each marking each-others place holder
The band is risen and dressed for tack, knowing yesterday can never come back
Everyone is stowing their packs, aware that care guards attentions lacks.


Aware of all in the pull of the group, provisions for all and not just gruel and soup
Tight in formation in the line, making the most of everything including the time
The convoy is settled and stored to the brim, thank god its not all left up to him
As worth of the bearing is seen in the stance, like health and mood is in the casual glance.


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.


A Journey (Rev)/Raido.

A Journey.
Delayed Departure.

The updates are all making good sense, as the nation readies to the present tense
Incoming dispatches and orders anew, some of them seem well overdue
The cohorts recalled and the ranks filled, a steady caution and nothing is spilled
Attention to detail and keeping up the tack, knowing one other that has your back.


Caution demands an attention to detail, for missing the obvious is a deadly fail
Keeping mum about the word, stops the listener so they appear absurd
Carry all essentials in a tight pack, too much weight is as bad as a lack
Never letting your wick run dry, it will be consumed and the light will die.


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.


Action.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Anticipation.

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 than 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.


Sacrifice.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Strong Perimeters

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, must not 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.


New Situation.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Two Camps.

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.


A restoration of flagging spirits and a new confidence is raising expectations as a shift from listless to purpose takes shape. The camp is secure and can manage the split well without weakening both camps too much. The advance party must take provision and weather the winter trip as the remainder fill the larder and get back up to travel strength. The mood is lightening as the plan takes form as they may have to set out without the last scouts reports, but they may well meet them on the road in passing. The settlement is secure and can manage with a reduced guard as time has shown no real dangers in the area. The advance contingent is preparing their caravan and are shifting supplies and essentials as the team gets manned from the voluntary by capability and potential to even the split.

Core strength is gaining mass, with an eye on the greener grass. The team that leaves still has ties, as they test the truth of how the ground lies. Anticipation is raising the mood, the group well being is all to the good. A secure camp needs half the guard, devoting half to the shard.


Short:


Restored and feeling stronger, delays will not last much longer. The guard will be split in two, time and the destination stir this brew. A sense of purpose is taking shape, the advance camp is on the scape. Some strength is lost in the split, strong enough for both to take a hit.


Clipped:


Rejuvenation relaxes drives, lightening defensive choices.


Distribution.


Wholeness/Sowelu.

Defence (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.
A Journey (Rev)/Raido.
Joy/Wunjo.
Protection/Algiz.
Separation/Uruz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
24

9
20
12
10
4
H

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread has four upright and two reversed stones one mitigated in the presentation with five even and a single odd numbers stone in the undercurrents. This gives the reading a more positive than negative aspect. The undercurrents are shoring up the presentation so that a positive take on the spread is the line to take for the interpretation. The boost from the groups are a bonus to this reading for the personal and to the global by mutuality of interest.

There are four multiple groups in the eight groups present in the spread. Another pair of pairs like yesterdays spreads is the full hand of fate giving a medium strength hand of fate to deal from. The pair of charms are both a representation of security in a slightly tenuous position of a settlement situation. Protection is a well practised routine for the travellers and draws on the twin charm from Heimdall introducing preparation to the pairing. The small pair of pairs are fully supportive with Cycle as the mediator and benefactor giving the introduction of new a stable effect in the pairing with new being fresh renewal rather than unique circumstances. A decision for a small team to take the winter trek and establish a spring encampment for the tail enders to occupy when they break camp in the spring after the harvest and the winter break before setting off to arrive by the Autumn at the destination to an established settlement with stores ready for packing. This of course will take away some of the best defenders for the hard trip and leave just a light contingent for the wintering. Some of the core builders and settlers will make up the rest of the advance detail. Even though the final scouts are not back yet there is a press of time to make the decision before all the final details are in.


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Bad Reasoning.

Single Stone.


Present.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Taking Space.

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.


The trouble with a split decision is that the hardy and impatient have to be made to realise that the slower will suffer for their needs just to keep up. Setting out now is the decision and the weather dictates we will be nearer the destination on the winter trek if we leave now and take our chances on a winter trail for a steady food supply. The journey will end as winter peaks and will have to batten down in the coldest part till spring comes. Staying for the harvest and wintering here will have the resumed trip end as the summer closes and the wildlife will be good from the early spring start till the end of the summer and the start of the autumn. The need to do something will have camp building and outposts and lodges to keep them busy during the forced stop. The children and the group will be well rested and the provisions will be a ready start for the autumn arrival. This will give the extension of the arrival harvest to give the larder an added dimension as it will no longer need to be carried but will be storehoused ready for the winter camp and settlement. There is no decision yet as the last scouts have not returned and the delay is making it harder to not commit to the winter camp.

A division is forming in the camp, and a winter trek is the cramp, stocking the larder is a bit damp, but gaining ground to the winter tramp. A tough deal for the unseasoned, lacking the experience is well reasoned. Having to travel in the winter time, has the old and children not feeling fine, maybe time to take the kinder line, as the weathers the factor for the time.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Re Stocking.

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 soul 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.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Little Advances.

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.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
Advancements.

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.


Opening (Rev)/Kuno.


Opening.
Timed Out.

The red light halts the pace, sets a blocking in the race, not loosing place
To wait will do us good, as most waits usually should, depending on the mood
One opens as another closes, as fluid as a model changes poses one supposes
Timing was everything down to the last, the push an adrenaline rush out of the past.


The way is clear and easy to read, the agenda is set and just awaiting the deed
Not taking the turns when they appear, is a reaction akin to fear my dear
Though the road isn't straight, there is no script for our fate, nothing to sate
With ease and good timing, the next stage needs no refining, its not data-mining.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


New Situation.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Well Aspected.

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 than 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.


Summary.


A really strong reading the groups add a high pair of quads with a positive presentation and supportive undercurrents. The surface of the read has a journey in the action slot and Possessions in the overview with an opening being sacrificed gives no clear indication but has possessions in the upper part of mind, as breakthrough shows the opportunity in the bounty. Joy is an indication that when the decision is made the action is to take the path and get back on the trail or continue the sideline to stock the larder and rest for the season and make a full start after the spring thaw.

Separation declares a split as Possessions are uppermost in the mind while the pressing need to be doing something has a journey in action. The opportunity needs a decision and is closing while Joy indicates that whatever decision is made joy is waiting ahead.

In two minds which way to go, even if the stores are not so low. Are the stocks now enough is enough, as a winter journey is the choice of the tough. The time to decide is a weather window, but there is a good outcome for a stay or a go.


Short:


Casting of the old, leaving what isn’t sold, advancing with the bold, as far as the line will hold, closed doors stop cold, as joy fulfils untold.


Clipped:


Leaving obligations develops movement accessing happiness.


Distribution.


Separation/Uruz.

Possessions/Fehu.
Breakthrough/Dagaz.
A Journey/Raido.
Opening (Rev)/Kuno.
Joy/Wunjo.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
4

11
22
20
14
12
C T

F R
C M T
C F P
C F M
F J

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The reading has five upright and a single reversed stone in the presentation with a parity in the five even and single odd numbers stones in the undercurrents. This leaves the groupings as a clear bonus for the personal over the global portion of the double spreads. The split is between the impatience to move back on the trail or to winter in a good provisional staging post or to settle in a bountiful situation and accept the bird in the hand as opposed to a probability of another place being as good for provision. The winter larder can be stocked and replenished and the terrain will provide well for the winter. Good sense will prevail over sticking to a plan to reach a destination that may not provide as well because of the level of commitment as the idea of it is to give a good start and to provide well for growth and the current situation covers that completely. The lateness of the season and the need to provide are forming the main issues and are starting to change the tide with the impatient to just accept the plain facts. With an opening being sacrificed it can be seen both ways as the journey is sacrificed to take the side trip to fill the larder while the opportunity presents itself, or the gathering is sacrificed to push ahead with the action of a journey.

There are a pair of pairs in the hand from the multiple groups. A solid pair of fours make up the strength of the hand with the self having the upper hand through a palpable quad of Cycle this is a solid realisation and adaptation to the new being brought to the pair from the tetrahedron of Freyr. This is a solid double tetrahedron of manifest experience of new and different aspects for the self even seeing things in a new light as Mystic suggests and facing up to the changes being seen. The small supportive pair of pairs has bearing up or being counted from Tyr with a feeling of the hidden from Mystic being revealed as new would suggest.


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Usual Scapegoats.

Single Stone.


Present.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Gaining Returns.

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.


Fertility in this spread indicates everything from batteries getting topped back up, feelings of security and unity are beginning to relax concerns and is not provoking reaction to the enforced break. The global spread adds to this process in action, guards are dropping, longer leashes allow the stretching of legs and the opportunity to mix and mingle with the peers. Builds a growing sense of connectivity, bringing rewards and exchanges as well as new bonds. This is a strengthening process and is all to the good of the self and exceeds the sum of the parts.

Campfire chatter fills the night air, the soul heals with all the good fare, a wary eye is still on duty of care, though gone is the intensive suspicious stare. Relaxed and warming to the feel, aware of opportunities or the deal, a sense of belonging is getting real, all in the knowing not a deal with a seal.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


The Warrior (Rev)/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Standing By.

A 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.


Challenge.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Old Ties.

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.


Action.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Reaching Extents.

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.


Sacrifice.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Some Investment.

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.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Defensive Thinking.

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, must not 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.


A very positive reading that shows all the benefits from down time, stores are filling and spirits are good to well, with enough to go around and to salt some away a sense of pleasure fills the expectations and perceptions in a secure camp with known extents. A strong sense of security is growing and the exodus is feeling replenished and valued in this respite from the grind of the road. Still no indication of a path to take but all the scouts are not in yet and there are a few alternatives in the bag but no clear landmark to aim for at this point, so make hay is the order of the day until the final reports are in.

The self and the personal slot have the benefits of the situation from this collection of stones. The seasons are heading into the bounty of the harvest and it may last long enough to reap the wild bounty for preserves to add treats and diversity to the stores as the land is rich enough to provide well till the destination is reached so a relaxed acceptance is already considering an extension to fill the bags for the coming winter after the ready bounty showing a rich potential in the coming weeks.

Fertility in the personal slot boosts battery charging and the benefits of the relaxed down time the camp is providing, an acceptance of the situation is eased by the full natural larder the land has to bring. A relaxed camp with a casual guard is all that is needed as the first scouts indicate no close settlements and no close trade routes for brigands and bandits. Growth indicates a bonding in the populace as Partnership indicates, at close quarters it brings social situations and the strengthening of ties. A fair portion of the hunt and gathering is being salted away and preserved for the winter travel and first settlement period. The strength in numbers is forming a unity that is showing strengths that will endure and reinforce the bonds made at this time.

Work rest and play, all the strength of the day, as interactions have their way. A relaxed sense of well being, relaxing bonds are now freeing. Gravitating to like minded groups, gathering the bounty goes through some hoops. Stronger together by our parts, even if it begins in fits and starts, uniting beliefs by minds and hearts.


Short:


Potential gains by the pound, the guard patrols the secure ground, some constraints are unwound, extents have been found, stocking up is going sound, the confines are all well bound.


Clipped:


Beneficial relaxation refreshes bonds gaining strength.


Distribution.


Fertility/Inguz.

The Warrior (Rev)/Teiwaz.
Partnership/Gebo.
Growth/Berkana.
Harvest/Jera.
Protection/Algiz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
8

15
2
16
13
10
C T

P T
F
C J T
H J R
H P

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The reading has five upright and a single reversed stone in the presentation with four even and two odd numbered stones in the undercurrents. The overall positivity gives a clear indication that the stones are well aspected or supported by the undercurrents. The groups add a boost and gain to the overall effect of the stones in this configuration.

There are five multiple groups in this double spread with an impressive four of a kind in the main hand and a split hand of a steady triple bringing a bold charm to the mix. The quad has Cycle in the pyramid point with the base triangle of Joy, Heimdall and Protection supporting the pinnacle of perception. This palpable collection brings the boost to the self as satisfaction from Joy, preparation courtesy of Heimdall uniting Protection providing good preparation and defenses. A solid set of multiple groups make up the quad and the benefactor is the self. The split hand is a strong triple bring a bold charm into play. The camp is waiting for the order and the mood is lighter as the moment gets closer and the batteries are charging in the relaxed down time this is bringing.


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Full Frontal.

Single Stone.


Present.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Elevating Moods.

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 than 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.


Summary.


The double gives the benefit to the personal as a shift in mood is taking effect anticipation is building as a lot of preemptive packing and tidying away is going on. This is experience that says a decision will be made soon and it just depends on the scouts reports. A replenishing larder and bountiful supply and variety from the grounds is a tonic to feelings. The confines of the delay and enforced camp had an effect and the feeling is turning with good reason.

After all that twiddling thumbs, anticipation is aware of what now comes. Looking forward to getting back under way, is shown in what is already packed away. Plenty enough to now go around, restocks the larder and largess is unbound.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Constraint (Rev)/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Untying Knots.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Challenge.


Growth (Rev)/Berkana.


Growth.
Levelling Out.

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.


Action.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Shoring Up.

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, must not 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.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Stemming Tides.

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.
Rich Potential.

Ripe and ready to take our pick, no longer driven by austerities stick
Pastures new as the old guard’s leaving, in the wake their destruction is achieving
The harvest collected and stored, the coffers and our reserves now restored
Winter camp is beckoning us in, to deny rewards is still just a sin, after that win.


Baton down the hatches and secure the stores, time to settle old scores
Timing is not just some random act, it’s the result of someone's planning in fact
Ripe we would have been for a subtle takeover, instead were having a makeover
A brushed up image for the day, so we can present ourselves in a better way.


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 preparation for a move after an enforced halt is raising the mood in the packing and breaking camp procedures and packing routines. This is not an order to march but is in anticipation of one to be back up to speed from a quick instead of a standing start. The scouts are out still and the situation will demand either getting back on the trail or setting off to a more advantageous vantage point on the horizon to decide a path to the destination of choice.

The enforced wait had been building impatience and now anticipation is shifting the mood and small packings are under way as the hardly used gets stowed first. The wait did not fully stock the depleted stores but has enough to stop as heavy a drain happening for a while as better provision is now possible on route. The ground has great provision for virgin territory and has a good enough potential to top up the stores on the way. New ground brings better levels of attention and focus is good from the raised anticipation. Virgin territory does not have paths but animal tracks will provide routes to water and to clearings for over night stops. The lay of the land shows a good larder for provisions to live off en route and to stock the stores for tough ground or for a steady store at the destination for a winter larder as the harvest season approaches.

Mood is shifting and spirits rise, old confines are breaking ties. Extents have now been reached, no defences have been breached. Congestion has an effect on the pace, as the potential is shaped with a grace.


Short:


Anticipation rises to a high, as bindings begin to untie. The larder is reasonably restocked, as some old expectation are now blocked. A steady pace will soon be set, aiming for the best it can get.


Clipped:


Anticipation releases confining restraints galvanising potential.


Distribution.


Joy/Wunjo.

Constraint (Rev)/Nauthiz.
Growth (Rev)/Berkana.
Protection/Algiz.
Flow/Laguz.
Fertility/Inguz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
12

7
16
10
18
8
F J

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


This double has four upright and two reversed stones in the presentation with five even and a single odd stone in the undercurrents. The positivity outweighs the negativity of the reading the benefits are all to the personal spread as the multies show.

There are only four multiple groups in the mix of stones but they are small but strong. The hand of fate presents a pair of pairs for a medium pot to be had. Cycle brings a firm fellow in the form of bold Tyr the double charm is a strong lead to anticipation leading the play with a strong even bold approach to getting under way. The base pair brings Joy and preparation into play in support of the main charms. The split hand of fate is a pair of full houses adding a strong foundation to the supporting groups. Cycle and Joy are a good pairing for the process of anticipation and the other full house consolidate bold and preparation into a tight support team. This indicates that an anticipated move is imminent and that a direction is becoming clearer as the reports come in from the scouts. The lay of the land may feel slightly alien but that is more about a lack of familiar landmarks, but all terrains have the same set of basics in their makeup, so the mood is high and justifiably so.


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