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Clear Sighted.

Single Stone.


Present.


Movement (Rev)/Ehwaz.

Movement.
Seasonal Slowdown.

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.


The positive leaning is still carrying on here and the positive stones are in kinda odd arrangements as the self interest of the overview is kind of undermined by the other positive stones in the layouts.

A solid positive reading that covers the personal and the global as well as a universal set of ties. Time out is still the order of the day for the personal and even retracing steps or going back over old ground is in the air. Maybe even looking up people that have been out of touch for a while. The overview is all about the personal and this is not just a forward facing perspective as this slot indicates. Time to dismantle the redundant and to segregate the out of date and even no longer useful. Keep activity focussed on good pay off’s and satisfying and that even includes joining others plans and even going with the flow. Partnership indicates the inclusion more clearly and it mat take giving over to someone else's plans or impulses. A destination, shopping trip, night out or a round of visits do fit the time of year even just the office party is not out of the question or even a late in the years birthday to dress up and get into.

Paused and even reflective just in time, making plans for to keep feeling fine. Leaving the muddle to sort itself out, satisfies deep enough to shout. Meeting up and letting the hair down, maybe just s great night out on the town.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Making Plans.

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.


Challenge.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Postal Connections.

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.


Action.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Great 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 spin
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.


Sacrifice.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Loosening 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.


New Situation.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
New Routes.

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.


Summary.


Another positive inclination and with the weekend coming up it looks like its all party planning and maybe even the seasonal end of year party. The recent positive trend is still in place and the global and the universal are all seemingly aiding the personal still. With no obvious hampering and bad breaks it looks like a good time to just dive right in and enjoy. Even if its shopping trip for someone special and you have to dump them to to it that’s as bad as it gets, even getting away from the friends to party with the colleagues. Time to yourself is not a bad thing and the activity meter says you will have fun so don’t go overboard but no shrinking violets either.

Taking time out to take it all in, giving yourself the space is still a win win. Divide and conquer any challenges that try it on, and the pleasure will be a big gong. Cant take everyone on the trip, but you can hook up in a hop and a skip.


Short:


Retreating from selfish isolation satisfies in a mutually agreed path and destination.


Clipped:


Retracing becomes partitioning, satisfying mutual destinations.


Distribution.


Movement (Rev)/Ehwaz.

The Self/Mannaz.
Separation/Uruz.
Joy/Wunjo.
Partnership/Gebo.
A Journey/Raido.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread reading has five upright and a single reversed stone in the presentation with four even numbered and tow odd numbered stones in the undercurrents. This continues the positive bias with a 9/3 or three quarter inclination. This is again a positive leaning that the stones themselves in their slots do not reinforce.

There are eight groups present three of them are multiples. This gives either a single charm of charms or a triple prong of charms. Tyr is split over the personal and the global as is cycle but Freyr is only a global grouping separating Freyr from the charm of charms. Cycle is a strong charm for the self and is aided by the universal tie of one in the personal and a global pairing this bring concentration, initiative and attention to bear. Tyr is another universal global and personal bind of a bold stand and good preparation for the next changes to come. As a triple prong Freyr in new mode is Global from the present situation unfolding and measures the Brexit divorce settlement well.


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Single Stone.


Present.


Disruption/Hagalaz.


Disruption.
Loose Guides.

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.


Summary.


A case of the seasons demands overriding the personal needs, being flexible will help with the constraints and the disruptions are just the par for the course for the festive season.

A day when things appear to disrupt but the sting is taken out of their intrusion, to be more of a delay and postponement. Advances are in the current planning and thinking and look to be within expected parameters. This may feel like things are less satisfying but waiting is sometimes a good thing, and not always disappointments. Leverage and confines are the methods of action today and even recovering old ground part of the constraints. Self sacrifice is not always what is called for from a warrior but at this time of year making small sacrifices for others needs is not unusual, parties and unions and sharing are all in the new situation as it comes to term.

Delaying by choice for later need, fleshing out extents to make the deed. Delaying pay offs are the moments ties, confinements resist the push and prise. Making concessions for others needs, as new unions flourish from older seeds.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Progress.

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.


Joy (Rev)/Wunjo.


Joy.
Stalled Enthusiasm.

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 shall 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.


Action.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Tight Spaces.

Well we’ll be bound by ties from the old
If we kowtow instead of being just bold
Like handcuffs to bind and dominate the play
Some outdated things should just fade away.


No Island like these can manage all on their own
There are things to exchange and others grown
History has lessons that we need to learn better from
No place to go to without knowing from where do we come.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Sacrifice.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Stand Down.

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.


New Situation.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
New Aliances.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Summary.


A steady continuation of the positive bias is still not all plain sailing and expected outcomes, as they say nothing in life is easy and straight forward. Another progress report over a conclusive outcome style of update. Another one where the global aids and abets the self in the personal slot by environmental factors.

Interruptions and delays are a way of stopping a bad mover rather than life getting in the way. Growth is well aspected but will be a bit of a tight squeeze and will bring about new unions and partnerships. Challenges are taxing and hold the flow to a steady pace and limits gushes as constraint indicates. The Warrior is well placed in sacrifice as none know the price as well as those that lay their lives down for the cause or to save the vulnerable.

Delays and such are a good thing, extents are reached steadily not on the wing. Fixation overrides the easy path, to a steady progress not a furious wrath. Rear guard defends the train, new unions will be no strain.


Short:


Interruptions settle into play, growth is the extents of the day. Challenges get serious, tighter binds ain’t delirious. Standing down and being ready, endings and beginnings bring a better steady.


Clipped:


Random developments, reduces freely redressing commitments.


Distribution.


Disruption/Hagalaz.

Growth/Berkana.
Joy (Rev)/Wunjo.
Constraint/Nauthiz.
The Warrior/Teiwaz.
Partnership/Gebo.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
19

16
12
7
15
2
C H W

C J T
F J
C H
P T
F

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread reading has five upright and a single reversed stone in the presentation with three even and three odd numbered stones in the undercurrents. The positive ratio is an 8/4 two thirds split following the recent inclination of the trending bias of gravitating between two thirds to a three quarters fluctuation.

There are seven groups present five of them are multiples with a strong global four of a kind and a split personal trinity in charm position. The upper hand has Tyr in a tetrahedron bold pinnacle position over Heimdalls preparation in focus of the tetrahedron base triangle, with his wingmen of Freyr indicating new and Joy in a satisfactory third place at the base. This creates a nurturing and beneficial environment for Cycles charm to work with. The positive inclination aid the presentations what you see is what you get rule of thumb.


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Basic Drives

Single Stone.


Present.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Potent Potential.

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


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


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.


A gift before the party season gets under way, the global is in full stop and facilitate mode here and the positive inclination is two thirds to the benefit in outcomes. Change and in-completion is the order of the last few days and this one is no different. Wholeness and growth state that some sense of it is within sight and the extension to the outcome is as predicted here.

Another great personal revelation of potentials and having the privilege and being worthy all rank up there in that mix. Wholeness is a goal and is not outside the realms of achievability. Strength in challenge will fool a few it is reversed by the challenge as force will produce resistance and insistence. Action is full of change to destinations and to taking in other venues but not to lose sight of the path of the season. Growth suggests giving, sharing and is not loss or penalty as the best sacrifice is a personal decision, so it will also cover generosity. Flow is unfixed and may change rate and direction but only for effect and for to indicate an ongoing process that has not completed yet. If life is a journey it is not lived at a single pace or direction so don’t sweat the smalls.

Potential fulfils on the personal level, wholeness is on schedule but still on the bevel. Holding off and slowing down, destination changes should cause no frown. Finalisation is under a challenge and trial, as directions change but not by a mile.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Restoration.

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.


Challenge.


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.


Action.


A Journey (Rev)/Raido.

A Journey.
Staging Post.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Growth/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.


New Situation.


Flow (Rev)/Laguz.


Flow.
Redirected.

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.


Summary.


Still a very positive reading one as like its predecessors of late without definite conclusions and more of a progress report than a summary of accounts. This is still one that shows that changes and alterations are par for this late season course. So some parties might have to be missed this festive season, and the blood ties given their due over the mingling waters of social relations and friendships. This one is all about short term changes, to plans and courses of action but you can just postpone and catch up later its all that flexible by the positive inclinations of the trends.

Potential, even decisions decisions decisions fame. This is a holistic phase in the planning and even a strengthening of ties and bonds time as wholeness suggests. Turn down the steroids and relax remember you are still among friends and people that care so take care with them. Plans as journey suggests should be flexible and catch up is as good as sharing for the caring. Sometimes sacrifice makes us stronger and this time of year is no different and may well just be the season for it. This leaves the after party and catch up very flexible and after seasonal consumption is sated travel may well become whatever.

Potential is rich if not deep, completion is temporary and never for to keep. Turning it down and lightening up, the destination changes so raise a cup. Reduced expansions are now on the go, as the direction changes in a redirected flow.


Short:


Potential is a steady feat, as potential becomes complete. Holding back, for the change of track. Expands the destination, and momentum will soon stack.


Clipped:


Potential fulfils resolute alternatives potential changes.


Distribution.


Fertility/Inguz.

Wholeness/Sowelu.
Strength (Rev)/Uruz.
A Journey (Rev)/Raido.
Growth/Berkana.
Flow (Rev)/Laguz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
8

24
5
20
16
18
C T

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread reading has three upright and three reversed stones in the presentation with five even numbered and a single odd numbered stone in the undercurrents. This continues the recent positive inclination fluctuating bias with an 8/4 positive balance of two thirds upper hand. The presentation is held to a standstill and even a loss of momentum in the global while the undercurrents give a positive outcome to the negative leanings in the reading as a whole.

There are eight groups present in the reading only three are multiples with a tetrahedron and a full house making a split hand. The four of a kind sees Cycle with the upper hand in a global slowdown, gear shift and direction adjustment to no ill effect and even to some advantage from the fertile results. Cycle has attention, with initiative in responsive mode and concentration more peripheral as preparation insists. The full house has Tyr in charm position and bold stance holding against the push back to a productive result for the personal. This allows the new even freshly ploughed from Freyr to add to the fertile in the personal. This time of year may see some plans change at the last minute and other offers taken up as the changes settle into more advantageous patterns of benefit.


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Capital Shifts.

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 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.


Not a completion not even a good indicator of an end in sight more of a report of the current processes in action and that will be for a while longer by the look of the trends. Still a positive inclination and just ahead of the global push back. A good indication of dealing with the seasonal chores and having to wait and put up really.

Time to check the tack, walk the perimeter, even repair the property and take care of the maintenance of the old homestead, this also covers provision for celebrations, making rooms over for guests etc. Separation is a process here at the overview as segmentation and partitioning is all part of separating the seed crop and setting aside the necessary into potions and parcels. The weather has become the great protector as the cold descends and the perimeters can all be pulled back to patrols and excursions no need for a full on defence perimeter. Preparation is the action leader as repair and recuperation all need resources and drain energies. Trips will all be st to breaks in the weather to keep up contacts and to visit the less able. The new situation like growth is an on going process and will be for some time to come.

Checking tack and estate upkeep hold sway, some of the new is parcelled and the old cut away. The outliers are all called back to the camp, completion has to retain patiences stamp. The destination was reset, and a breakthrough is still not set yet.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Stripping Down.

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.


Challenge.


Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.

Defense.
Double Negative.

Defended by fate just like a charm, keeping the focussed well free of harm
A state of grace is ensuring a pass, that is extended to the whole of our mass
Chaos will rain and fall all about, that grace will turn tide to, to start a rout
Shielded and protected on every side, leaving no place for an enemy to hide.


Care and good caution limit the pride, luck is not limited to just one side
The good and the bad do fall alike, everyone gets rained on when on a hike
Getting to the goal and the end, some luck is borrowed and some to lend
The goal is known by the heaven sent, this is payback for all that was lent.


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.


Wholeness (Rev NRM)/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Almost There.

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.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
Delays Posponed.

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.


Breakthrough (Rev NRM)/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Small Advances.

The glint in the eye is the light from the tunnel
While the head of steam slips down failures funnel
The need for progress is weighing us down
While parties prank a splash like the sardonic clown.


The door is open and freedoms road they fear to tread
Two many blue infiltrators in the reds bed
Turning their coats and falling on their swords
The truth of their ties and lies, go beyond mere words.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


This reading is still more positive than it reads on the surface, the mitigated stones have no reverse intent and are just reductions of the stone meaning. Taking stock in the personal sees the global indicate changes and reorientation's, nearly and could bees all distract from the near breakthrough’s shortfall follows on from yesterdays reading which had a positive growth in place. This process is formative as the near breakthrough suggests it is still in development.

Reviewing the estate and taking stock is just the sort of seasonal act that goes with the territory. Taking out the seed from the income and the crop returns is the overviews task. The inhospitable weather is a secure perimeter and so the guard can be recalled to the keep. Repairs and upkeep are the actions of the day, repairing nets, making jams and preserves all part of the incomplete work of the season. Plans and goals are under review and the take will limit the journey according to the cloth from a medium return. An extended program of advancement will be extended more by necessity and the time left than to any bad decisions and routes.

Taking stock and tallying the accounts, making separate piles by amounts. Perimeters are being tested, near completions still not bested. A journey has taken a detour, a near breakthrough is no reason to be dour.


Short:


Carry only what is needed, separation has been well seeded. Reduce perimeters to a hub, there is no cure from a tub. Travel has a new destination, nearly there for the nation.


Clipped:


Entitlement divides strategic segments advancing developments.


Distribution.


Possessions/Fehu.

Separation/Uruz.
Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.
Wholeness (Rev NRM)/Sowelu.
A Journey/Raido.
Breakthrough (Rev NRM)/Dagaz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
11

4
9
24
20
22
F R

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread reading has three upright stones and three reversed and mitigated stones in the presentation with four even numbered and two odd numbered stones in the undercurrents. This in effect mitigates the 10/2 of yesterday to a 7/5 positive incline from yesterday. Again a polar illusion where the negative resistance has a positive outcome and the positive is handicapped but not reversed. This gives a real value closer to 8½/3½ than the actual figures represented, the presentation is half handicapped and the undercurrents bolster weaker numbers.

There are seven groups present all of them are multiple groups an octahedron of pairs is the strongest numerical presentation this will be split over the two spreads giving the presentation the single charm and the global the octahedron with ‘as above so below’ points of reference over the square of the universal. The global strength sets a square with Tyr in bold braced against the odds pinnacle point and in the stern point sits rectification as a rudder holding the course in true bearing. The square has matched pairs in opposition with Freyr and Mystic resolving new and revelation of realisation at polar points, leaving Heimdall and Protection on a par of preparation and anticipation to cut the swathe and propel the course. Cycle is a charmed protection of the triangle as captain in the square setting the course by virtue of environmental factors. Mind body and spirit to the wheel in fact.


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Clue Lessen.

Single Stone.


Present.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Personal Advancement.

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 that gate
Exceeding all that was once the top line, is the game that lasts to the end of time.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


A good trend lately of positive inclination sees this reading showing that even when advances are in the air they are not all immediate. This is a solid expression of advances in growth as the personal and the final outcome in the global indicate. This is a progress report rather than a final summary all about still an action in process.

Breakthrough here is a personal status indicator, from skills to understandings even qualifying or passing the grade all fit this bills. Separation is a course of action still in the main compass heading here and has been for some time. Wholeness in transition is an incomplete process, even a journey on time out for a break. A loss or division comes with its tolls as a partnership ending will always leave a hole where the other one was. Growth has been featuring quite highly over the last few months and seems to be a program that still has some time to go before a destination or breakthrough will show in this spot (famous last words?).

Making the grade and fitting the bill, unions have just about had their fill. Completion still has a way to go, striking a path is all in the know. Leaving the gang and taking a bow, growth is a process for the now.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Destiny Diverges.

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.


Challenge.


Wholeness (Rev NRM)/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Almost There.

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.


Action.


A Journey (Rev)/Raido.

A Journey.
Pit Stop.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Letting Go.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


New Situation.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Acquiring Ground.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


From the personal to the global advances and growth are the order of the day. A very positive reading that is about securing advances and consolidating ground won. The recent inclination of the positive readings are all steady and resolute. There is no twin nor stable mates in the spreads but the bias gives a strong boost to the undercurrents being supportive of the surface stones in their respective slots in the reading.

Breakthrough indicates that everything from a new understanding, skill level, and progress of a personal nature is well aspected, the fact that Growth in the outcome reinforces this Alpha and Omega stance. A division and even a splitting of forces is under consideration, that shows up again in the challenge with wholeness being reversed, showing completion is still under that influence of the outcome stone growth and is a work in progress. A journey is taking longer or has a new destination as action suggests. A partnership is sacrificed and it could just be old practices dropped or changed to take advantage of the realignment. Growth is not a conclusion but a process so it is talking changing application to facilitate the extended growth.

Advancing along the expected line, division is no argument just a sign of the time. Growth delays the completion process, as a new destination will possess. Changing the way things get done, continuing growth from where it begun.


Short:


Getting ahead, division not dread. Completing is stalled, a new destination has called. The ex is still yet to leave, room to grow not grieve.


Clipped:


Advancement divides completion slowing mutual developments.


Distribution.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Separation/Uruz.
Wholeness (Rev NRM)/Sowelu.
A Journey (Rev)/Raido.
Partnership/Gebo.
Growth/Berkana.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
22

4
24
20
2
16
C M T

C T
H
C F P
F
C J T

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread reading has four upright and two reversed stones one mitigated in the presentation with all six stones even numbered in the undercurrents. This gives the reading a positive bias of 10/2 with the undercurrents even if they are negatively perceived they will still produce positive outcomes and responses. This continues a recent trend of positive inclination that will aid easier action on a chosen trajectory despite resistances and delays.

There are seven groups present in the reading only three are multiples with a tetrahedron in the personal upper hand and a split full house in the global. The pinnacle of Cycle is attention here with the base triangle focus to the fore and responsive and initiative backing it up to handle Freyr in the global. Tyr in charm position in the full house sees a marked stance against any personal push but more of a stiff door than a locked one approach to testing metal and resolve for the push back. Freyr brings new to the mix including ‘unnoticed’, ‘on hold’ and ‘ready to go’ just ‘showing up’. even small revelations and shifts in understanding are all from the same Freyr stable.


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Single Stone.


Present.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
On Point.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Protection:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


A steady inclination with only two fluctuations of late has seen a steady inclination of the positive over any negative swings. A sustained inclination has seen a strong bias to the positive and it is this that is having the long term effects sand reducing the effectiveness of wild fluctuations of single read reversals. The whole reading for the day sees another set of twins positively aspected with a strong inclination towards preparation as the optimum defensive action in adverse or contentious times. There is no clear and present danger just a transformative process and the advice to exert caution and readiness.

The warrior state here is all about drills, practice and keeping up to speed. The direction is on target for the first time in a while, this should pause all the directional shifts that have been necessary of late. This will bring to the fore a good deal of satisfaction in getting things back on track. A standing down on the old fronts and a reduction in perimeter defenses is par for the course to streamline towards the track as we stabilise progress.

A ready state and best attention, for the steady progress of invention. Slowing down and taking time, releasing feeling better than fine. Taking steps to reduce the shield, take defenses into another field.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Keeping Pace.

The favoured wind the fortunate gust, taking needs to the center of the must
Steady is the rate of movement, with a slight increase in speed improvement
Gushing and pouring into the new, avoiding a roasting or ending in the stew
Buoyed and balanced in the tide, taken from the center off to the side.


Near total immersion so lose the self, after far too many years on the shelf
May not be the safest way to go, but time is pressing and the opportunities slow
Tidal turns and epic ebbing, not caught in the arachnids webbing, now not begging
Lend all the aid that can be given, for the impulse for all together is now driven.


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.


Challenge.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Impedance.

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.


Action.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Work Satisfaction.

Elated and soaring feeling, that lifts the spirit as the head is reeling
Profound and deeply worthwhile, hence the satisfied smile
Time well spent in every way, nothing left for the naysayers to say
Leaps and bounds are for the jumping, giving the opposition a thumping.


The dust will settle and the air clear, bringing a clarity like a seer
Vision from the height of joy, gives the clarity to avoid their ploy
Soaring over and above the mundane, overseeing every change of lane
Landing back on firm ground, after the flight of the spirit unbound.


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.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Sweeping Patrols.

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.


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.


The twins are in concord here and the global actually is positive but placed in contention by sacrifice. This is another positive reading and the trend is again about preparation for the new and dealing with the known in a state of balance. A state of movement and without obvious breakthroughs it still has advances showing through.

The Warrior in the personal is all about a state of readiness and as both twins are upright there is only a locational flux in the global as sacrifice to a warrior is not always to lay down the life, but to be rearguard and allow a retreat is a universal even a global state in sacrifice here. After defense being so up there yesterday to have the warrior in place of the twins of yesterday it is still all about precautions and preparation which is the better part of a good defense. The direction of movement is now in a steady flow and the target is on track in the process in the overview. The idea of standstill is a trick of the speed and is more like cruise control as time on an adrenaline rush slows down in high speed pressurised situations. The sacrifice sees a collapse of the perimeter to allow an orderly redress and as the threat has been left well behind.

Shielded and in preparation drive, forwards is upwards in this strive. Stillness is the steady stand, for feeling of success to expand. Relenting the hard defense, reduce some barriers as an expense.


Short:


Prepared and at the ready, the direction is becoming steady. Static obstacles need navigating, as the action warms to enervating. Reducing presence, is a defensive essence.


Clipped:


Preparations continue steadily rewarding planned changes.


Distribution.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.

Flow/Laguz.
Standstill/Isa.
Joy/Wunjo.
The Warrior/Teiwaz.
Protection (Rev)/Algiz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread reading has five upright and a single reversed stone in the presentation with three even and three odd numbered stones in the undercurrents. This produces an 8/4 positive inclination in the polar bias. This is a margin less positive than yesterday but is still following the current trend.

There are seven groups present three of them are multiple groups. The low spread of groups is an unusual thing in a reading and the twins make the multiples from pairs to trinities in their own way. The hand of fate does not favour global or personal spreads in the usual way either. There is a strong upper hand of a full house from Protection and Heimdall bringing a charmed safe even secure charmed position to the universal with Heimdall as a rudder of preparation and caution or tentativeness. This leaves Tyr in a bold charm to aid in the aftermath that does not wait for conformation bur seizes the initiative in the settling after the action.


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Ballpark Dismissal.

Single Stone.


Present.


Defence/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Safe Guard.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Four Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Rectification:


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


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


Summary.


A steady swing in the positive has seen yet another high positive three quarter to the good influence a tough situation and a tight spot. The twins are the basis for the formation of two quads giving the double tetrahedron a spin in the reading. The positive elements and the twins both positive are a reinforcement of the current trend towards the positive the readings have all shown lately.

A personal perspective is its better to be in the cave and by the fire at this cold and sparse time especially in bad weather. The overview has all the hatches battened down and all the safeties on. Movement in a closed environment is inhibited and is a forced environment. This will affect mood and so its important to keep spirits high and even to focus on the mid winter party to come. Portions and keeping stocks well is a given at this time. A better understanding of dealing with less options is a slight learning curve for the mature but the young may need to be entertained.

The first line of defence is in the home, the second is wherever you roam. Keeping busy and on form, direction is restricted just not the norm. Subdued but keeping active, steady and not reactive. Perimeters are all well set, and the going is still as good as it can get.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Defence/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Secure Ground.

Incarceration held and restrained, hamstringing our own is not contained
Towers on all the fences facing out, sentinels all poised to shout
The perimeter is the armour we ware, caution is the way that we care
None will be disturbed by much, not under the cover of the night watch.


The plate is solid and will stand the test, resilience will temper us to our best
All knocks taken and still defences stand, just like the results of the well planned
The wagons were loaded at dawn light, under cover and all out of sight
The camp slowly wakens to the new day, knowing what is left when under way.


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.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Stemming.

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 some fulfilled need
The watch and crew will stand to, knowing that replenished leaves lots still to do.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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

Tyr:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Action.


Joy (Rev)/Wunjo.


Joy.
Delayed Payoff.

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 shall 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.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Smaller Perimeters.

Guarantees are an illusion as there is no safety net
Leaving the track open for to deliver our best yet
Keep safe what we have and invest it real wise
No secret ballots no useless disguise.


Knowledge and provision survivals basic kit
Practice and muster keep mind and body fit
Downtime and play sharpen and polish the wit
So the crown of vision sees clear from where you sit.


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.


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
Full Emersion.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Summary.


The weather and the season all demand taking care, making preparations and keeping safe here. There is no clear advantage nor is there much to worry about with this positive a reading in place.

Defence in the personal is all about winters retreat and is more about comfort than retreat from danger. Defence in the overview is all about planning for the extent of the season and not just for the moment. A steady flow is under challenge and so it may not be rationing but good sense and the mid winter party will still happen. The day to day grind has small pleasures but is no great joy so par for the course here. Protection is a sacrifice as time and resources as well as manpower have to designated. This is bringing a new understanding to the actions and to the needs as they have to be addressed here.

Hunker down and keep the guard up, the winner will not get the gladiatorial cup. Flow is stemmed and then redirected, pleasure don’t peek but are just as expected. Trimming the perimeter to the nub, understanding comes straight from the hub.


Short:


Guarded and careful ways, good defences saves the plays. Stemming where to go, subduing feelings not laid low. Reduce perimeters a little bit, new understanding is a good fit.


Clipped:


Barriers provide directional restrictions safeguarding understanding.


Distribution.


Defence/Eihwaz.

Defence/Eihwaz.
Flow/Laguz.
Joy (Rev)/Wunjo.
Protection/Algiz.
Initiation/Perth.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
9

9
18
12
10
6
H M P R

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread reading has five upright and a single reversed stone in the presentation with four even and two odd numbered stones in the undercurrents. This gives the positive inclination a nudge to a 9/3 positive bias. This adds to the current trend of a positive leaning to the presentation and the undercurrents at this late point in the year.

There are all nine groups present four of them are multiples, the twins reinforce all four multiples. This gives the reading a triple hand of fate here two solid four of a kinds and a strong full house. There is no clear advantage to the global over the personal and the universal here. The first up is the upper hand of Heimdall with all the defence and protection stones in the global this is a clear indication of preparation and caution from the tetrahedron with preparation in the pinnacle position. The second tetrahedron to the cube is Mystic and this brings the unexpected to the fore here and reinforces revelations and growing understanding as a result. The final hand is the full house of the universal with protections charm working over Rectifications pair of balancing and restitution even appropriateness. This trident is all about being secure and still keeping the home fires burning to pay dues and to expect the same in return.


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Finding Solutions.

Single Stone.


Present.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Entrance.

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 easy 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.


Summary.


A steady overview of having to deal with a speculative script rather than a straight plan of action. After the negative hiccups of late this return to a purposeful drive to extricate and to try and ensure minimal losses is taking shape. Weathering the changes may not be easy but they are proving to be necessary for the direction of travel given the situational trends in place.

Opportunity is not so much knocking as revealing itself in the state of place. Developments are all in the main thinking as potential is reassessed. Expectations are within the known areas. An incomplete sense is settling after a hurried change. As old partners part company some old associations will remain intact.

One door closes as an avenue comes into view, potential is all in the play and due. Reaping the just desert, while a division is all about exert. Leaving the best for a later return, as some old relations will burn.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Potentialising.

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 fulfil.


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.


Challenge.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Projected Tally's.

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.


Separation (Rev)/Uruz.

Separation.
Convergeance.

Time and distance keep some apart, even language can play its part
Mistimed being early or too late, are some of the other twists of fate
Social customs are also barriers, used to distance by the harriers
A tool from the controllers kit, using the instances that seem to fit.


Solitary cells and other hell’s or at least so the fable tells
Apart but not out of touch, that would be far too much
As each one passes through the turnstiles, the place for single files
One road low and the other high, both are paced no way to fly.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Balanced.

A healings needed, from destruction that was seeded, as truth wasn’t heeded
Time to stop and care, not make another running repair, nothing is more fair
Reconstitute and resurrect the being, is more about the feel than the seeing
Restoration or renovation as they say, is less of the old more the new way.


Complete and healed is the deal, of how the body will keep it real
Unleash by faith all the healing power, springs a fountain not a shower
Welling and renewing all that needs care, being thorough if not with care
Focused and balanced with plenty of form, above average outside the norm.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


New Situation.


Partnership (Rev)/Gebo.


Partnership.
Unbound Pairs.

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 is now solo once was two
To meet yourself coming back will throw all the unsure off the track
Centered being and cool nerves, will have the balance and the reserves.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Summary.


For a mostly positive reading this is not a straight forward list of events, concepts like fertility and harvest are right up there with wholeness as not easy to define or quantify. The two adverse stable mates fertility and separation reinforce the lack of directness in the reading no matter the positivity and that does not make it more negative, just not straight forward or direct. The benefits are all about watching and being prepared not in an intense fashion. A separation and defunct partnership will still leave connections to the family of the girl you break up with after all we join a family with our partners and have to leave that family when it ends.

An avenue is presenting in the personal and it looks like a solo walk by the indications from the global. Fertility is all about potential and a manure tilled field will bring the higher yield than a barren and unattended property so it is all relative. Getting the returns from the potential is also a matter of effort and preparation and may be as big a challenge as the effort or lack of it delivers. The solo preparations are in action as a divide, segregation or severance is being worked out. The sacrifice to all separations is is loss and paying dues or rescinding joint control. The new situation will see some friends form the old relationship not dropping the bonds and ties that have been made no matter the enmity of the break.

Opportunity will not tear a rent, potential delivered is not heaven sent. Expectations challenge the norm, some separations don’t follow form. Repairing still comes at cost, some old ties cant be lost.


Short:


Avenues open or present, potential sits heaven sent. Rewards follows a willful bend, so segregation is no rend. Restoration is in delay, some relations are there to play.


Clipped:


Invitations develop potential bonding delaying divisions.


Distribution.


Gateway/Thurisaz.

Fertility/Inguz.
Harvest/Jera.
Separation (Rev)/Uruz.
Wholeness/Sowelu.
Partnership (Rev)/Gebo.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
21

8
13
4
24
2
C F M

C T
H J R
C T
H
F

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread reading has four upright and two reversed stones in the presentation with four even numbered and two odd numbered stones in the undercurrents. This comparative parity is a polar reflection maintaining the 8/4 ratio that appears to keep resurfacing with fluctuations of late. This two thirds bias is a steady inclination of the trend of the season times or current events. With acceptable twitches of chance this is largely a reflection of the long term events. As usual the key to handling the polarity well is all in the groups.

There are seven groups present four of them are multiples giving a paired split hand one for the personal and one from the global. The upper hand is again the personal in a three of a type over the three of a kind. The Cycle charm is a consolidation of focus in attention patience and readiness into play in the personal slot. This leaves another charm reflected in the global, Tyr brings initiative into formation with Heimdall advising caution even waiting to aid patience in Cycle. This leaves Freyr advising new and here without surprise it indicates developing rather than chaotic.


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Classic Fails.

Single Stone.


Present.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Resolved.

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, once only an alchemist could deliver.


To transmute ill and ailing, away from the slope of forever failing
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.


From the personal angle after the polar leap from 8/4 positive to the 7/5 negative back to the 8/4 positive could just have been an aberration as the outcomes yesterday were all pretty well on target. A steady progress is indicated as initiation with disruption reversing show things clearing up and settling down even. Then there is the last two stones in the global as a breakthrough and movement indicate things getting back on track.

A renewal or restoration is in the personal creating a feeling of healing and even coming together. The self in the overview is indicative of an understanding that directives for the group must provide for the individual at its base. This is a clear indication of an understanding forming out of the disruption of the negative displacement from yesterday. This will provide a feeling of advancing and even achievements that show a clear direction of travel.

Remade and renewed to good end, the best will is strong enough to not bend. Getting up to speed and catching up with the know, as settlement will then aid the flow. Exceeding the limits of first planing, from beginning to end is its spanning.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Personal Plans.

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.


Challenge.


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
Tough Intro.

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.


Disruption (Rev NRM)/Hagalaz.

Disruption.
Settling Down.

To interrupt or to interject, not the scope of a common suspect, easy to detect
Timing and all its usual friends, that never fit and never blends, as the fabric rends
The loop is cut and the pace is broken, what we know is not being spoken
True direction with a steady pace, can always be take by the value of face.


Time wasters and nuisance calls, gutless little things without the balls
Tame teamsters all saying aye, ready to support if you should cry
Talent scouts are all out and about, no unified response to the rousing shout
The word on being bandied on the street, time and tide have yet to meet.


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.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Relenting Control.

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 that 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.


New Situation.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
First Steps.

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 positive inclined reading gives a clear indication of advances, movement and progress. The personal holds a steady place at the centre of the spreads and the global aids and abets the processes.

A healing and a restoration even a coming home, coming of age, making the grade hit the mark here. The self in the overview means that all actions, transactions and interactions have a personal take even in the global. Getting up to speed with something or even just brushing up on a needed skill even just reacquainting yourself with a rusty skill is in the frame here. There may be a clean up process in action, but it could cover even a clearing out, a sorting and even making space. The sacrifice is that the final push may be delayed or just have to wait on something else. Once in place the advances are as expected. A day for reaching targets and meeting goals with only minor delays in the process.

Restored and renewed to better ends, driven by the will that never bends. A lesson on putting things strait, appropriate settlements feel like fate. Advances may have a slight delay, as momentum and direction hold the sway.


Short:


Restored and remade, goals will never fade. Introducing understanding, destructions debris is landing. Advances are welcome changes, momentum allows no rearranges.


Clipped:


Restoration includes learning settling advances appropriately.


Distribution.


Wholeness/Sowelu.

The Self/Mannaz.
Initiation/Perth.
Disruption (Rev NRM)/Hagalaz.
Breakthrough/Dagaz.
Movement/Ehwaz.
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Groups:


Cycle = 4.
Tyr = 3.
Mystic = 3.
Heimdall = 3.
Water = 2.


Group effects:


The double spread reading has five upright and a single reversed and mitigated stone in the presentation with three even and three odd stones in the undercurrents. After yesterdays swing this 8/4 polar shift is close to the point it left from. The positivity is further enhanced by the mitigated stone being a negative stone reversed to a more positive attitude. This is all about progress and change and a settling in the environment.

There are five groups present and all five are multiples. There is a triangle of hands here with Cycle in the upper personal hand with a tetrahedron holding attention in the pinnacle of the pyramid, the triangle holding, focus, awareness and preparation to the fore in the play. The global has a triple charm three of a numeric kind. Tyr in bold pole position has wingmen of Heimdalls preparation and Mystic revealing and tipping the wink, so little clues to watch for in the day here. This leaves a small pair flowing between the personal and global in a universal binding, Water here aids the transition between the two steadies flow and gravitates to levels making changes smooth and easy.


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Single Stone.


Present.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Bracing Against.

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.


A shift in polarity and all to the benefit of the personal as the global and even a universal blanket softens the negative blow. There is no twin nor a stable mate but there is a strong association from , movement to flow, constraint to flow and protection to constraint here. This is a beneficial reading for the personal.

The fortitude to stand the ground in heavy changes and to as the saying goes be the man that keeps his head in the midst of chaos. Ties and binds and old bonds and dependencies are forfeit here, more a stripping away than a crash. Speed is slowed and the is a hiccup rather than dropping a gear or losing the footing. Defensive action is not a panic as no surprises are indicated so more a keeping of the guard. Flow in sacrifice again says a directional shift to the sidestep in movement here. This still leaves the harvest as expected in the new situation.

Back to the wall did well stood tall. Binds let lose ties slip the leash clearing the day, movement is adjusted as we sidestep the way. Perimeters are solid and stand well made, directions respond to the changes made, expectations fit well within assumptions bade.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Constraint (Rev)/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Loosening Bounds.

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


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


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.


Movement (Rev)/Ehwaz.

Movement.
Stemming Tides.

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.


Action.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Well Secure.

Guarantees are an illusion as there is no safety net
Leaving the track open for to deliver our best yet
Keep safe what we have and invest it real wise
No secret ballots no useless disguise.


Knowledge and provision survivals basic kit
Practice and muster keep mind and body fit
Downtime and play sharpen and polish the wit
So the crown of vision sees clear from where you sit.


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.
Redirection.

The favoured wind the fortunate gust, taking needs to the center of the must
Steady is the rate of movement, with a slight increase in speed improvement
Gushing and pouring into the new, avoiding a roasting or ending in the stew
Buoyed and balanced in the tide, taken from the center off to the side.


Near total immersion so lose the self, after far too many years on the shelf
May not be the safest way to go, but time is pressing and the opportunities slow
Tidal turns and epic ebbing, not caught in the arachnids webbing, now not begging
Lend all the aid that can be given, for the impulse for all together is now driven.


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.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Greater Diversity.

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.


Not the end of the world but the left hand doing a backhander and aiding the self in the process. The benefits from the layout see Constraints breaking, Reversal of movement being challenged so not as bad as it first appears. The undercurrents are held in check even though they are strongly negative the groups harness that to good benefit.

A steady and resolute stance is the bearing of the personal stone here. The overview is attending cutting ties and reducing obligations. A recent reversal is being challenged but does not have the legs to revert to the old way. Actions are safe and the resolute is steadfast, some speed is lost in the sacrifice of the flow but more a miss gear change than dropping a gear. The Harvest is still on course and there is no loss from all of the negative and swing changes of polarity.

Stout and resolute in stance and bearing, bindings and ties are stretched to tearing. Changing lanes and stops and starts, safely containing all the tender parts. Movements and direction may change, but the harvest will not rearrange.


Short:


Standing stout and well rooted, ties and bounds being booted. Travel changes as the road turns, fear in protections diminishes or burns. Direction changes on the go, to a bountiful harvest on the go.


Clipped:


Solid releases downshift preserving directional returns.


Distribution.


Strength/Uruz.

Constraint (Rev)/Nauthiz.
Movement (Rev)/Ehwaz.
Protection/Algiz.
Flow/Laguz.
Harvest/Jera.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
5

7
17
10
18
13
C F

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread reading has four upright and two reversed stones in the presentation with five odd numbered and a single even numbered stone in the undercurrents. This gives the reading a swing shift in polarity to a 7/5 negative inclination. This again is no bad thing given the situation we are in as discards in changes and losses in moves are par for the course, again the boost is all in the groups here.

There are all nine groups present in the reading, five of them are multiple groups. There is a split hand in the form of a trident of hands one in the personal, one global and a universal triple. The primary prong of the trident is the Cycle charm at point in the charm of charms. Cycle focuses attention, anticipation and awareness to link to the other two charms. The global state has Heimdall in the prepared state of readiness, responsiveness and cautions are the order of this particular triangle. This just leaves a universal connector of the final trinity with Tyr at the bold helm of this Flow that is gushing out revelations and discoveries to tie the two together.


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Seasonal Adjustments.

Single Stone.


Present.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Divided Fronts.

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.


An adverse set of twins and a charm of stable mates in a low collection of groups, with a positive bias 5/6 to the positive inclination. The twins are adverse here and the benefit is this frees the personal and leaves the global twin with the regrets to the split. Then there is the charm of Cycle and Tyr the two charms in the groups aiding the bind of the groups in the stones. A bit of shedding and a bit of accumulation but more about taking the initiative and making strides.

The personal stance is a shedding and even cleaning out of old cupboards, spare rooms, sheds and even the attic. Even just looking old clutter over and sizing up what should take its place, there may even be a bit of cash from a sale in the shedding, or to a good home discarding. Rich potential is showing in the long term overview here as fertility indicates. The adverse twin and fellow stable mate of both the charms sees a lingering in the discard and even regret or just s difficulty of something letting go in the global, circumstances, relationships and even obligations all qualify. Protective actions are walking the perimeter, doing the rounds and just old fashioned checking up on things. The sacrifice of the clean out will have a restorative effect and the restoration will have room for that potential and fertile imaginations thinking. Partnerships reversing even just a cooling off period, offers being rescinded, dates cancelled and meetings being missed all to the good as the overview is focussed on potential over loss here.

Letting things remain or go, potential is steady but never slow. Some cling is still in the air, defences checked shows you care. Restoration comes at a price, some relationships are due for the slice.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Reading Potential.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Challenge.


Separation (Rev)/Uruz.

Separation.
Open Connections.

Time and distance keep some apart, even language can play its part
Mistimed being early or too late, are some of the other twists of fate
Social customs are also barriers, used to distance by the harriers
A tool from the controllers kit, using the instances that seem to fit.


Solitary cells and other hell’s or at least so the fable tells
Apart but not out of touch, that would be far too much
As each one passes through the turnstiles, the place for single files
One road low and the other high, both are paced no way to fly.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Action.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Holding Bounds.

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 along 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.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Shedding Excess.

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.


New Situation.


Partnership (Rev)/Gebo.


Partnership.
Keeping Contact.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Summary.


A steady stance from the global perspective as it yields to the personal disposition. The twins has the global in challenge and will be tough to let go. The triple stable mates reinforce the octahedron formed from the double charms points. This is a strong even though sparse reading that gives full support to the personal over the global.

Separation the first twin is easily shedding, sorting and even stripping down the redundant with ease. Fertility is rich promise and potential and will require making room and the reluctant sorting and clearing will have the three piles strategy, needed, liked, wanted and may even take a few repeat visits to get the right result. The overall action is secure because we know we will never drop anything essential, and security is a high priority. This brings a feeling of well being and restoration that is worth the task. A set of obligations will need to have some ties cut and other binds strengthened so still some work to do here even in the new situation.

Time out to sort the settling dust, rich potential will grow from the needs that must. A letting go is a slow demand, the perimeter is strong enough to withstand. Renewal is like health getting up to speed, as most partings are the child of need.


Short:


Delay, divide and make room, seeding the seeds after the new broom. Dividing the wheat from the chaff, defended by the lowly staff. Restoring all that can renew, as old relationship become the stale brew.


Clipped:


Divisive provisions dismantle perimeters healing rifts.


Distribution.


Separation/Uruz.

Fertility/Inguz.
Separation (Rev)/Uruz.
Protection/Algiz.
Wholeness/Sowelu.
Partnership (Rev)/Gebo.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
4

8
4
10
24
2
C T

C T
C T
H P
H
F

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread reading has four upright and two reversed stones in the presentation with a clean sweep of even numbers in the undercurrents. This is a massive 10/2 polarity shift from yesterdays modest two thirds 8/4 leaning. This is a good indication that the undercurrents are bolstering the deficit in the presentation. The odd thing in the reading is the stones that are reversed are one for splitting being reversed encouraging unions and one for partnership splitting indicating splits. So Challenges are the things that are being filtered and sorted, rather than relationships. Again a strong boost to the positive elements and the groups aid that boost even more.

There are five groups present in the reading three of them are multiple and the split hand is not as straight as the numbers. The pair of threes gives a small combination while the split hand is left to a small pair. This encourages a full house in the personal with Cycle as the lead charm of the hand and Heimdall the base pair. Cycle as a charm is all mind body and emotion here, giving focus at minds attention, steadiness as the emotional state, as readiness is the bodies stance. This leaves the single triple in the global from Tyr advocating bold and this includes preemptive stances, anticipation and initiative in a steady charm. This makes two strong hands instead of two weak ones with a solid boost taking the lead.


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