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Single Stone.


Present.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
This Way Please.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


I will to will Thy will.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Summary.


Journey is upright and is an even number and the implications in the personal is leas physical and more about advancing plans and activities, rather than any for of real movement, this would more likely be a flit or a house move rather than a excursion or jaunt.

At this time one foot in front of the other, is not as taxing as dealing with a real bother. Advances and gains, are the root of the remains, as the trip takes to new terrains, clear of all that caution refrains.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Assuredly.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Challenge.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Entrenched

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Protection:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Action.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Long Leashes.

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.


Sacrifice.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Loosen Ties.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


New Situation.


Partnership (Rev)/Gebo.


Partnership.
Loose Associations.

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.


The personal slot has A Journey in an upright presentation and is an even number, so is all positive for progress, advancements and even real trips and journeys for the day. This is again showing the universal in the driving seat and the personal as the boat in the tidal flow of its surges and sweeps. Protection is again reflecting the need for assurances being clamoured for by the opposition, even asking for guarantees in a world that does not give any, this is highlighted in the present media focus. The challenges are all about defending actions and standing by principles even seeing things through in uncomfortable situations. This will cause the separation that is shown in action and so will be subject to rebukes and accusations flying and blame being tossed in to keep the bomb stinky. Some political and social and even financial restrictions are now clearly the order of the day from the weight of this sway. All existing partnerships are subject to change old allegiances and new or being made are all still in a state of flux.

In the pursuit of forward movement, a great deal of man hours and resources are spent. Guarantees and assurances are demanded, and some of the replies will be backhanded. Defensive actions and stances taken, will help in the stir and not the shaken. Backing off the worst of the demands, giving our position stronger strands. The sacrifice is know and seen, where all the manacles have been. New unions and arrangements are set, and none of the pundits will win their bet.


Short:


Gains and advances and no furtive glances, resolution set against the bulldog rush, as the opposition backs of in a hush. Binds are loosed and comfortably retied, and new unions are more than implied.


Clipped:


Advancing defensive staunch isolation bind unification's.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread reading has five upright stones and only one reversed and this is delimited because of the closing and opening of doors maxim as one closes another opens and such. There are four even number stones and only two odd number stones in this double. Giving the whole balance to a positive aspect to the reading with limited undercurrents and cross lines. With the challenge and the sacrifice slots being at odds with the flow but are expected given the present situation we find ourselves in.

There are no single groups in the reading and the multiple groups are made up with a pair of triples and a triple of pairs. The triple for the Cycle group all indicate the advancement of self, growth and benefits are well indicated. Then there is the second charm of Protection, this is beneficial if the advice of the last few reading was taken, be prepared as much as you can at this time. Then the first pair is Tyr it levels a karmic influence on the reading just deserts and true worth springs to mind in this configuration. Heimdall is the watcher and brings to attention and the edges of awareness the need for caution and care and preparation is again stressed. Now with a pair of Freyr in the charm of three pairs two are positive and one third is caution. So arms inside the vehicle at all times one and all this is going to be a roller-coaster ride of a Journey.


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Highest Ideals.

Single Stone.


Present.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Blockage Cleared.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


The Personal stone is Breakthrough and it is upright and an even number. The presentation is positive and is in keeping with the new situation determining the liberation of being brought to the breakthrough by circumstances rather than determined self purpose.

Obstacles overcome, job well done, exhilarating good fun, enough for more than one. Doors open restrictions end, clearing the way round the blind bend.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.

Defense.
At Ease Soldier.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Four Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Rectification:


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


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


Challenge.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Cautionary Tale.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Protection:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Action.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
Setting Out.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


I will to will Thy will.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Proper Property.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Rectification:


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


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


New Situation.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Cruise Control.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


A Four Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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


Water:


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


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


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr.


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


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


Summary.


The double spread reading starts out with a breakthrough in the personal and advancement or an achievement are the staples for the stones representation. The universal layout indicate that defensive (protectionist?) actions are not exactly working out well for the national interests in the overview. This has all the natural reactions all popping off to defuse the situation. The action that will occur is it will lengthen the journey and is hijacking the steady course of action for such normally straight forward decisions. The sacrifice is a deeper dent in the outlay the overall cost and the running costs to maintain a contentious union. This will promote a need for a movement of stance to bring the dissenters back under the national interest banner.

Just when we were making good, and we all felt we knew where we stood. The reactionaries all kick up in arms, the best place for them is the funny farms. The defense of the nation state, is the duty of all our collective fate. The rood is open and the detour long, for all the lefties coming on strong. They will all cost us in lost trade, their perfection doesn’t exist no matter whats said.


Short:


Made a good break, with it all at stake. Defenses are up like a boxers guard, now the journey is more hard. Some losses are expected to travel more lightly.


Clipped:


Advancement attacked defenders respond routes lengthen destinations end.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread reading is a compliment of necessity and reaction causing a change in stance or view. It is made up with five upright stones and only one mitigated reversed stone, there are only two even number stones and four odd number ones, giving the emphasis towards the odds have it.

The double has a quad of triples and only one pair, and only one of the quad of triples (one quarter) is a cautionary tale. A triple acts like a charm, little effort is needed as the natural flow of inclination and circumstances conspire to aid the ease with which events unfold. Tyr is the first triple as this is a balancing of duty to care, with Mystic bringing a hint of the unknown, revelations and mysteries being revealed. This leaves Protection and Cycle and they are personally based and orientated so advances and contention is the implication.


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Single Stone.


Present.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Mutuallity.

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.


This stone in the personal slot is upright and is an even number it implies all group and paired activities will be either the agenda for the day or the way to get ahead. Personal demands outline that a union is the question of the day or the order of the expectations of the support group.

Paired and trined, by the ties that bind, a failure will not be fined, as the details take time to get refined. As the personal and the universal will combine, as futures must entwine.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
On Duty.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Protection:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Challenge.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
Across the Pond.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


I will to will Thy will.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Action.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Safe Storage.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Rectification:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Constraint (Rev)/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Ties that Bind.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


New Situation.


Defense/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Preperation Is.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Four Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Rectification:


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


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


Summary.


The old alliance is one special relationship but not on the same level as the transatlantic one. But unions and mutual benefits are on the stones if not the cards. Taking care and making a measured advance is better than a rush followed by a rout. Guarding established ground and defending investments needs good sound action. This will come with some constraint but not a set of manacles. This is where for once a good offence is no defense.

The order or expectation of the day is that unions and partnerships will hold sway. A careful close hand held to the chest, is not always the play that is best, only ever clear after the test, time to consider the deal at rest. The trip is now worth the time, as conserving status needs to refine. To much reserve is to tight a bind, as the base is mutual protection of every kind.


Short:


Better together is the ideal, but only from a mutual deal, best found by feel. The trip is having a good effect schedules are tight, for the get the deal right.


Clipped:


Unions defended carry goods in tight packing.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread reading has five upright stones and on reversed one that is mitigated to being less than a tight bind and more of set of loose constraints than a real constriction. There are four odd number stones and two even number ones giving an emphasis towards caution and care more than beware.

There are five multiple group representation in the double with a pair of triples made up by Protection having a charm or heavy influence on things, and Freyr aiding growth and renewal but more for new developments and ways forward. With a triple set of pairs with the Self Cycle set and the Rectification demanding acknowledgment of old ties and binds. Heimdall is again reinforcing care and preparation is the best course to stabilise this tricky passage. As Rectification brings a sense of appropriateness and dues and expectations all needing balanced in the mix.


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Good After Bad?

Single Stone.


Present.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Reformation.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Summary.


This single spread stone is upright and is an even number its whole meaning is resurrection, reconstitution and balance if not reformation and renovation at its core. The personal and present slot is all beneficial for the solo endeavours the reclamation of old ground and the staking of new claims.

In restitution for efforts made, the genii will now do as its bade. All that is owned will now be retained, as errors are defeated as they are refrained. Time has cycled to this point, bringing all the best in this joint. Now the cycle is complete, the planning stage will defeat defeat.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Surpassing.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Challenge.


Growth (Rev)/Berkana.


Growth.
Slow Progress.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Action.


Opening/Kuno.


Opening.
New Avenues.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Pair Bonded.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


New Situation.


Partnership (Rev)/Gebo.


Partnership.
Untied But Bound.

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 good double spread even with two reversed stones. Wholeness is a completion of tasks, journeys, achieving targets, renewing investments a cycle completed and ready for use when needed. The overview reflects the announcement that Theresa May will meet with the US president and that they have already had informal chats on the phone prior to a formal meet is always a breakthrough ready for new partnerships and mutual support. Growth is stabilising and settling before another spurt and the challenge is to not be provoked or baited in haste. This action of reserve will facilitate new openings and old agreements being brought out as needed and not in rote. The vulnerability of new situations and fresh ground brings with it a sacrifice in expected guarantees or demands for them where there is no president to rely on for guidance. This brings about a good state for a partnership it may well not be equal but it will be mutual however big or small it is.

Renewed and refreshed to the very best, after all that waiting feeling like a rest, now its time to take the metal tot he test. The weather lifts and horizons clear, the air is apparent and diminishes fear. Growth is according to the cloth that was cut, and may require getting out of the rut. Action takes the new avenue to the best port, and all of the players are lining up for the sport. Battle dress is light armour to not get bogged down, so that on the field two can rally the crown.


Short:


Restoring the old alliances for the day, helping the new pave the way. For new ground is opening uo on safe ground, the mutuality will be most profound.


Clipped:


Restoration proceeds bounds abroad guarding the partnership.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double has four upright stones and two reversed and they are mitigated in the slots they occupy, there are no odd numbers all the six stones are even numbered and are a good indication of a mutuality over an advantage one way or the other.

The reading has five multiple group presentations with one Triple being occupied by the ubiquitous Cycle, this group has thirteen stones in the grouping so the odds are higher for this than any other group. There is a quad of pairs with only one caution from Heimdall, good common sense is the advice from this, preparation and planning are the key notes to take. Tyr is all good for leveling debts and karma, while Freyr is active in growth and renewal paving the way for support for old ties and new bonds. This brings out the surprise and the revelation value of the final pair of Mystic, all in all a good presentation for the day.


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Non Democratic Unions.

Single Stone.


Present.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Cosseted.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Summary.


This stone is indicating a charmed state for the personal, with two charmed groups to back it up from the full reading. The stone is upright and is an even number and is well aspected for the personal.

Still stood standing after the fall, sidestepping the trouble like a bouncing ball. Rebounding the flow not in good intent, this is the best way for the charm to be spent.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Movement (Rev)/Ehwaz.

Movement.
Brakes On.

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.


Challenge.


Signals (Rev)/Ansuz.


Signals.
Crossed Lines.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


A Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Action.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Paused.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Extents.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


New Situation.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Being Better.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Rectification:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


Well the charm is in effect bringing good cover to the personal in this continued transition from immobility to action in a new direction. Movement has been halted by the reversal and is more a change of direction that a full stop to the flow. The messages are mixed and even contrary to expectations, causing a lot of time out for consideration at the start, this should get back up to speed with familiarity. This time out is a separation and even a little lag time that the self will have to adapt to and to resolve to get back in the flow.

Protection is housed in the personal, giving the upper hand to the universal, working like a steady charm, delivering the self from serious harm. Movement is stemmed in a halting flow, limiting the ways that the flow can go. The signs are still hard to read, and they often present just to mislead. Taking time to understand, not quite how its best planned. Working better now as a team, makes the self have something to beam.


Short:


Shield in place and doing well, movement is avoiding the fell. Confusions still and segregate well being in the flow.


Clipped:


Evasive action broadcasts stationary segregation of being.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread has four upright stones and two reversed stones in the reading. There are only two even numbered and four odd numbered stones in the spreads. The feel of the undercurrents is that they cancel themselves out and balance is all about the equilibrium found in recovery.

There are only four multiple groupings in this double with a a pair of triples, Tyr is a second day continuance from yesterday adding a charm effect to balance and dues. The triple Cycle is a boost to the self development and is downgraded from a quad yesterday keeping up the flow of a trend. A Mystic pair is also reduced from a triple and is still the residue of the learning curve from interpretation signs, messages and meaning. Heimdall is still a pair and is a good watcher for the need for good attention in the breaks and exchanges of the day.


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Single Stone.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Fluidity.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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

Tyr:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Present.


Summary.


This slot has Flow in the Present personal position it is upright and is an even number. This is a good indicator as to how the universe will slot us into and keep us up too speed as needed and will only sideline us in the eddies.

Going along, on a prayer and a song, always speedy never too long, always aiming for the gong, sometimes settling for the bong.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Arable Lands.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Challenge.


Disruption/Hagalaz.


Disruption.
Inter Up Tus.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Action.


Signals (Rev)/Ansuz.


Signals.
Clarify.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


A Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Challenging.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


A Four Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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


Water:


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


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


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr.


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


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


New Situation.


Harvest (Rev NRM)/Jera.

Harvest.
Seed Cropping.

When reverse is diminish, for a start penalty not too the finish
Its a setback, from the pot black, dealt from the middle of the stack
Less than was expected, not enough for dejected, just the selected
So the handicap of fate, not delivered on the winners plate, is our start date.


The lot we drew, is enough to get through, the short runway will do
We leave the terminal, to taxi in the wake thermal, after the cure all
From the terminal to the runway, is not done in a fun away day
The road is full, as we all have to pull, two years to the day, when we lift away.


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.


Summary.


The harvest was due, from the investment in lew, to build the stock new. The weather wasn’t kind, first springs to the dark mind, but the truth you will find, the handicap leaves the excess behind. The returns will be less, but the luck full of bless, as the competition will guess, while we know its yes. The handicap of fate, falls on a particular date, that greed cannot sate, once we pass through that gate. A harvest will be had, of that you may be glad, only the greedy will be sad or even just mad. We walk away with a loss, and there is no way to gloss, it came close on the toss, time to be our own boss.


The harvest in itself has no reverse meaning after all the bounty is tall or the returns are small but big or small its just how the cards fall. So hope for a good time, and plan for a lean time, and reception to either must always be fine.


Three Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Rectify:


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


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


Summary.


The double spread has Flow in the personal slot giving the upper hand to the universal, as going with the flow has a lot of letting go. The main preoccupation of the trends of the day and advancement and expansion, the interruption of the challenges are the testing of the metal. Action demands clear lines of communication, no gist no suggestions no follow the drift, clear cut no smoke signals. This all has an effect of slowing the advances and will add to the challenge. The reduction in the harvest is again the hard cold facts of life but it is the way of independence to strike out with little more than seed crop and make it work, in faith and with will and imagination. Fear leads to failure and that is not the destination to start from.

For all those in the know, there is no better place than the crest of the flow. The heights give the birds eye view, showing all the ground that is new. Interruptions and stops and starts, have a tendency to affect all the parts. Clear messages are the order of the day, keeping lines open along the way, speak what you mean in what you say, then the land will reveal its lay. Taking time to take the clearer line, will have a cost in the amount of time. The bounty that can be had, is dependent on the seed thats not bad.


Short:


Carried along on the melody of song, glimpsing the new for which the heart will long. Pausing to clarify the exchanges, and the movement is subject to rearranges. Gaining wall that you invest in a yield, depending the crop the season and field.


Clipped:


Cruising territories warning of hitches delays and dues are required.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double layout reading has a single stone for the personal point of view and a five stone spread for the universal position. There are four upright stones and two reversed and one of them is mitigated Harvest in the New Situation slot. The universal reading is all about transition, progress and the trends that can aid or hinder.

There are six multiple group representations in the six stone reading. There is a quad of Cycle that is a consolidation over a charm as four points make the first regular geometric solid the tetrahedron it is a formulation a delivery in reality some conformation or evidence will be experienced. The Cycle means that it is a growth a development in understanding or comprehension. There are three triples each a charm a positive influence, these triple triples are charmed charms. Water aids the personal in the flow as it should go. Tyr is almost Karmic in its aid to the personal, while Mystic is a lifting of the veil and a clearing in insight. Joy and Heimdall are a pair of pairs one suggests caution and care and the other elation from success and immersion.


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Single Stone.


Present.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Soft Bound.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Summary.


Constraint is upright and is and odd number.

The yule seasons last deprivations are still having an effect before the next pay kicks in. Running on fumes, pounding the plastic and eating out (parents, free venues) and plain fare all play their part in the survival of eeking it down to the wire.

Tied into a jacket most straight, almost a seasonal fate, not a time to easily keep feeling great, getting by with the aid of a mate, trying to conceal the genuine state.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Beneficial Turns.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Rectify:


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


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


Challenge.


Defense/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Well Prepared.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Four Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Rectification:


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


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


Action.


Wholeness (Rev NRM)/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Reforming.

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.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Extending Terrain.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


New Situation.


Opening/Kuno.


Opening.
Rerouted.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Summary.


The double spread reading has Constraint in the personal slot and has its lead taken from the universal again. The preoccupation from the overview is again the reward, the pay the returns of the harvest. The challenge is under stress as guarding detracts from production, wholeness is reversed and this has the effect of just working on the local part and not really seeing the bigger picture. The sacrifice is obvious from this division from producing to protecting, but it will raise a new opportunity that will gain better returns.

Restrictions and rules and conventions rule the day as the universe holds its sway. Guarding the provision for the harvest, divides attention down from the best. Working on the bits and pieces, where opportunity sees the wheel greases, so growth does just what it pleases, as new opportunities salves and appeases.


Short:


Held to obligations and binds, limiting incomes of all kinds. Guarding the remainder to be found, as opportunity becomes unbound.


Clipped:


Restrained income protected parts diminishing ways.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


There are five upright and one reversed stone in this double spread, the reading also has four odd number stones and two even number ones. The general trend of the reading is positive despite the undercurrents as wholeness is just diminished or slightly reduced in this configuration.

There are five multiple groups in the spreads with a quad one triple and three pairs. The quad is Heimdall and it is a formation for taking care, caution, preparation without a greater protection presence it is mitigated by the triple pairs. The triple Cycle is a reflection of growth and development and is charmed to be. Joy, Mystic and Rectification all aid the process of new beginnings rebuilding bonds and paying dues. Joy indicates it is not a painful experience and Mystic implies a few surprises to the expected.


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Fundamental Flaws.

Single Stone.


Present.


Movement (Rev)/Ehwaz.

Movement.
Give Way.

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.


This stone is reversed and is an odd number its influence is reservation, a pause in effect, the move being checked.

In the queue and taking a ticket, for as long as patience can stick it. Waiting in line is never fine, always feels like a waste of time. That’s no the effect of this side line.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Stand Ready.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Protection:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Challenge.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Full Package.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Rectify:


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


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


Action.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Stemming.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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

Tyr:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Sacrifice.


Defense/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Light Armour.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Four Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Rectification:


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


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


New Situation.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Securely Founded.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Summary.


Movement is reversed in the single slot of the double and an odd number giving the advantage to the action and outcome slots in the universal layout. With no duplication's the emphasis is when two hurricanes meat one goes silent till the other passes.

The impedance is due to the need for extra care negotiating the movement back into the main stream. The defenses of the warrior set to ready for action has put the harvest under a challenge as the pace of the momentum is demanded by action. So faith and action will sacrifice the heavy handed action of extreme caution. Protection even a charm in the heat or the thick of it is developing and will demand relaxing into its embrace.

Held in check, by what the heck, not sweating over every spec, as manual as allowed by the tech. Standing down from attention, staying ready for the first mention. The prize demands a reinvesting, no that’s not the universe just jesting.


Short:


Stemming the gush to a trickle, by the wards of the moment most fickle, anti up to stay in the pot, giving as good as you ever got. Preserved and defended never easily offended.


Clipped:


Tail backed not bushwhacked, attentive not pensive, impeded to a trickle warding and shielded.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


This double has five upright stones and one reversed with three odd and three even number stones giving the advantage to the universal slot. The movement of the personal is being manipulated by the universal spread.

There are six multiple groupings with a quad of triples giving four charm levels and a pair of pairs. The quad is a strong balance with Heimdall and Protection resurfacing from a reading a few days back adding emphasis and weight to protection being established in faith and assurance rather than in fear and reaction. With Mystic and Tyr making up the positive balance to the quad new and finding out by learning as we are earning is par for this course. Sensible precautions are the par for this part of the course. Water and Rectification are supportive of getting back on course and making adjustments in the flow.


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Fudging Futures.

Single Stone.


Present.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
In Preparation.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Summary.


This stone like all the other stones in the reading is upright and is also an odd number. Where a Journey is on the cards the distance and terrain decides the level of preparation, a trip to the local park needs less preparation than a weekend jaunt that needs a route and overnight stays. So preparation is all relative to the destination and its proximity. By comparison a trip to the local park can be spontaneous by comparison with no harmful effects.

Knowing who we are and where we are, defines our capabilities to travel far. Aware of how things work and the state of play, helps as provision along the way.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
First Steps.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


I will to will Thy will.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Challenge.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Grouping Up.

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.


Signals/Ansuz.


Signals.
Contact Listings.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


A Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Making Moves.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


New Situation.


Defense/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Preperation Pays.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Four Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Rectification:


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


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


Summary.


In this double spread the personal and the outcome are again complimentary, the new demand defenses in place and the personal promotes a state of protection. This is a hand in glove situation one begs the other and the advice is in itself just good sense given the situation.

A pro active stance is the best footing to take with the day as it unfolds as this prevents the unforeseen upsetting the moment. After the enforced standstill and the blanket of separation that has been in force over the last week or so. Movement has become a Journey, the sacrifice in this transition is the security, of rest and standstill and partnership in a journey challenges separation as a group travels better than a solo slog does with plain fare and limitation over provision and shared loads. An evolving situation of better defenses requires new affiliations and dropping redundancies.

In protection there is strength in action, giving the journey a greater traction. Leaving behind the security of home, for the wide open road to roam. Contacts are being kept in touch, to reduce the separation by much. Stationary life is left behind, as the trip consumes the attention of mind. The route taken takes the very best line, so arrival is expected in a state most fine.


Short:


Dressed for the climate, on life’s trip of fate, contacts keep a line to the best mate, signs inform the present state. The safe harbour left behind, attention to the trip a steady bind.


Clipped:


Prepared movement leaving the nest, aches are worked of en route.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


This double spread reading has six upright stones that make it up. There are four odd number stones and two even numbered ones. The positive presentation of the reading gives the collections of stones a good and clear narrative. A well prepared for or anticipated movement or state of progress is now under way. The inevitably is at hand and the reactions well planned.

There are five multiple groupings in this double spread, with a triple triple and a pared pair. A route planned is still all new ground, the common cause keeps us bound. The triple charm is for the Self as Cycle indicates and Protection and Heimdall are about awareness and preparation. Not a bad thing on a journey. The double pair has Freyr indicating new starts and vistas at each stage of the trip, the mystique of the feel of discovery is aided and indicated with the Mystic pairing.


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Getting A Head.

Single Stone.


Present.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Ready Ease.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Summary.


This stone is a duplication of the outcome slot in the universal spread, here it is upright and an odd numbered presentation. This gives the advantage to this slot so the universal will be being led by the personal. Always a good thing in a double spread for the personal to have the upper hand over the universal.

Not so much a fierce force, that relentlessly steers a course. More a foundation that sets a stance, cutting restrictions like heated lance, giving the edge a better chance, to lead the movement in its dance.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Potentials.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Rectify:


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


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


Challenge.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Steady Trickle.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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

Tyr:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Action.


Defense/Eihwaz.


Defense.
On Scan.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Four Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Rectification:


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


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


Sacrifice.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Downgraded.

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.


Strength (Rev)/Uruz.

Strength.
Supporting Initiative.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Summary.


The double spread has a strong duplicate biased towards the personal, the strength of this duplication is from the advantage that the universe is conceding to the personal, advantage self in effect.

The advantage to the personal perspective is strengthened by the capitulation of circumstances in the outcome, the beginning is facilitated by the ending. As auspicious a start as you could wish for. The present preoccupation with rewards, and benefits continues with harvest in the overview, not a bad thing but not a healthy obsession. After disruption flow in the challenge reflects the attempt to get back into the swing after a hiatus. This has the attention working defensively in action and needs tempering with a little loosening of the reflex. This makes the warrior stand down from attention to at ease, this brings a state of less pressure and restriction an aid to the flow.

Advantage to the personal over the state of play, means the universal aids initiatives sway. The incentive to ensure the yield, places the player to single in their field. Managing reality into the swing, after disruption has had its fling, not yet the queue for praises to sing. Caution and planning work hand in hand, as the warrior had first planned, the flame from the spark initiative first fanned. Initiative and will will find the way, as the universal concedes the sway.


Short:


Initiative is on the personal, the gains are a concern, the flow will take the action to where it can learn. Stood down to ease the sentinel is on scan, as the universe concedes to the personal plan.


Clipped:


Resolute bountiful fluid responses in easy access.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


Not had one of these in a while all the groups are represented in this double spread reading.

There is only one reversed stone and five upright stones in this double and in direct contrast there are five odd number stones and only one even numbered stone present. The overall disposition of the reading is positive and even the reversed stone is paired to a positive aspect in the personal the advantage from the odd numbers all give the advantage to the personal.

The reading has an unprecedented seven pairs in its double spread. With Heimdall and Protection both being paired and making up almost a quarter of the pairs, caution and attention need to be scaled back to defeat restrictive reactionary levels tripping ourselves up and undermining our progress so war footing standing down from a four point to an ease of ready to attention two state focus. Officially down from red to amber just waiting the green light. Tyr, Freyr and Rectification when supported with Mystic all areas are now open for advancement, consolidation, investment an prone to retention or storage for later, all the opportunities are available and the limits are in the faith will and imagination of the player with the ball at their feet.


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Political Meltdown.

Single Stone.


Present.


Joy (Rev)/Wunjo.


Joy.
Lessening.

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 or best efforts are getting canned, no place to make a stand
Take comfort that this to will pass, and life will be of another class.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Summary.


This stone is reversed and is an even number. It has an effect that the reversal is about less than as the numeric is even.

It in no way means a depressing day it means that we are subject to the will of circumstances and will have to capitulate and get in line with that and that is not a joyous situation ever.

Having to buckle down, a king without his crown, no smile and no frown, still taking our act to town.


The Three Stones.


The Present Situation.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Coasting Along.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


A Four Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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


Water:


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


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


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr.


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


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


Action.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Passing On.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Likely Outcome.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Property Rights.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Rectification:


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


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


Summary.


The double spread reading starts with a reversal in the personal and this is just what happens when the individual is subject to the group directives. Movement is now up to coasting along at cruise speed and is a good point to be after a period of stagnation and stillness. The overcoming is a breakthrough moment and as ever movement will need to settle if not lighten the load meaning it is still better to travel light.

Having the yolk of the moments demands, as it calls the use of all available hands. Progress is made at a steady pace, as divergence takes direction to another place, lightening the load is a small grace, the relief is written all over the face.


Short:


Crestfallen realisation moves along surpassing limitations that lighten the mood and baggage.


Clipped:


Resolute advancement surpasses limitations.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


This is a double spread reading with a single stone and a three stone spread. There are three upright stones and one reversed. There are two even numbered stones and two odd numbers evening out the imbalances. The reversed stone is the single personal and indicates that the universal has the upper hand and the microcosm is in the hands of fate today.

There are four pairs of groups in this reading and no warnings in any of them. They all compliment and aid each other in the flow. Tyr is forcing a need for exerting the self, defending actions and commitments even. Freyr indicates growth or renewals as the area for its attention. Mystic has a predisposition for revelation and the clearing up of gaps and oversights, maybe even misunderstandings. Cycle has a pair that is about improvement and development.


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Cuckoos Eye View.

Single Stone.


Present.


Movement (Rev)/Ehwaz.

Movement.
Laterally Speaking.

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.


This is a reversed stone that is an odd number in the personal slot of the single spread in this double reading.

The result of all this is all about the loosening after the recent stillness making it feel like treading water, now there is a trickle of movement and lots of latitude to give the feeling of elbowroom.

Now that the restrictions of the stationary is gone, after it has been in place for nearly too long, not yet quite time for breaking into song, to premature or even just wrong.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Protection (Rev)/Algiz.


Protection.
Ready Attention.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


The weakness of will, the uncertainty of indecision.


Challenge.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Ressurection Delight.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Action.


Disruption/Hagalaz.


Disruption.
Interference.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Sacrifice.


Harvest (Rev NRM)/Jera.

Harvest.
Seed Cropping.

When reverse is diminish, for a start penalty not too the finish
Its a setback, from the pot black, dealt from the middle of the stack
Less than was expected, not enough for dejected, just the selected
So the handicap of fate, not delivered on the winners plate, is our start date.


The lot we drew, is enough to get through, the short runway will do
We leave the terminal, to taxi in the wake thermal, after the cure all
From the terminal to the runway, is not done in a fun away day
The road is full, as we all have to pull, two years to the day, when we lift away.


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.


Summary.


The harvest was due, from the investment in lew, to build the stock new. The weather wasn’t kind, first springs to the dark mind, but the truth you will find, the handicap leaves the excess behind. The returns will be less, but the luck full of bless, as the competition will guess, while we know its yes. The handicap of fate, falls on a particular date, that greed cannot sate, once we pass through that gate. A harvest will be had, of that you may be glad, only the greedy will be sad or even just mad. We walk away with a loss, and there is no way to gloss, it came close on the toss, time to be our own boss.


The harvest in itself has no reverse meaning after all the bounty is tall or the returns are small but big or small its just how the cards fall. So hope for a good time, and plan for a lean time, and reception to either must always be fine.


Three Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Rectify:


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


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


New Situation.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Investment Returns.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


With this double spread reading there is a need to sharpen, to stay loose and ready after all the preparation from the earlier readings.

Movement is reversed in the Personal single slot and this is the residue from the standstill that has been in effect, latitude is still open to play and interpretation giving the feel of being a chess piece that circumstances will move when ready. This state of readiness is par for the course before the floodgates or the starters pistol, pensive without being tense is the stance to adopt. Protection reversed in the Overview lessens the need for armour and shields and favours the nimble and limber over the heavy armour. The Challenge is a tall one and that is restorative or even a resurrection is called for. There will be interruptions and delays and cross talk and even false starts to be aware of so don’t be baited. A smaller purse is the cost by sacrifice when reinvestment is the drain in the moment. This will all aid in the fertility the ripeness the potential of the moment and the means to come.

Getting up to speed is the motion for the deed, when we see the signs and take heed, as fear dissipates in a bleed. Dressing down the armour to fatigues , will give stamina many more leagues. Restoring a balance in contest, as we sort the best from the worst in test, brings out the very best, and lets go off all the rest. Interruptions and interventions are the way of the day, as we negotiate them to plot the new lay. Taking the seed from the crop, when we are at the top, means the returns take a drop. The bigger returns will be well worth the time, as we can then set our own line.


Short:


Paused in the moment, guards being lent, straightening out the bent, as the interruptions are sent, means the harvest will be rent, for the future better spent.


Clipped:


Statutorily poised, unifying, splitting the crop for the better yield.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


This double spread layout has three upright and three reversed stones in the reading with three odd number and three even numbered stones in the mix. The Harvest in reverse is a reduction in expectation and not a denial or loss.

The double has four multiple groupings with Heimdall being the most prominent with a quad squaring the need to be aware being keener as four is a consolidation and a manifestation the crux if you will in a tense moment the pressure moment in an incident. Taking extra precautions should already have taken place, this requires being ready and prepared and ready to respond in anticipation, not a time for thinking just right action. The charm effect from Cycle implies that all the preparation has been done and the self improvement is so charmed in this hot spot. The pair of Tyr imply a balance in bold actions and bravery, with the pair of Water adding a balance with flow or an ease that completes actions and changes in fluid responses.


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Tolerant Lies.

Single Stone.


Personal.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Getting Together.

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.


This stone is upright and is an even number.

The stone is presented twice in this double spread reading like Tuesdays reading the stone is duplicated in the two most prominent slots the personal (the microcosm) and again in the action slot (the macrocosm) indicating a synchronicity (synchron ‘I’ with city) between the personal and the universal placing the directive with the later over the personal. This could even be a forced ‘no option’ situation or circumstances, not harmful by intent just necessary.

Partnership is the need to become team aware a unifying of personal directives with group drives and needs. This usually has a bias towards strong ties as opposed to personal and family ties. A new union or ties in work and goals is indicated even new relationships, for the singles out there at the very least.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Standstill (Rev NRM)/Isa.


Standstill.
Limbering Up.

Time stands still in a pause, as light speed follows its cause
The effect is a suspension of the feelings and sensation
Of movement in the eye of the storm, free from all harm
This state of grace, is for all of the race a treasure against pace.


The hiatus it is, is the very best of biz as it awes the senses like this
To stretch the moment so, is a growth in the know paced as we go
This pause in the pace, is a small saving grace, from the haste of the race
Time to relish, the things we embellish, and have a need to cherish.


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.


Challenge.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Resolve Set.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Action.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Agreed Ment's.

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.


Sacrifice.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Pulled Resouces.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


New Situation.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Loose Ties.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Summary.


This double spread has a synchronicity in the single slot and the Action slot and continues a trend from Tuesday this week from Growth to Partnerships is a good direction for this pairing to take.

With partnership being placed twice in the double spread in the key macrocosm and microcosm slots it is a synchronicity that implies the will of the universe will impose on the personal. Very like a diktat in fact. Standstill is reversed and this is an indication of an imperative taking up a position in the current overview. Strength is needed to manage the challenge and this could imply resolve being set to either go with the flow or to stand against the push for a better position. A union with the world in partnership implies a mutuality if the right amount of strength is brought to bear. Vulnerability and exposure is the challenge that this presents and this will have a constraining effect on the outcome.

A union between the personal and the universe, loosens movement from the perverse. Strong and resolute in the initial stance, expands the potential of the chance. A bonding with the flow of the day, will pick the pair to clear the way. This union is a good union and shield, like a shield that is convenient to wield. The movement and the range will be less, but the advantages will clear the mess.


Short:


It takes to to cover more ground, as stagnation becomes more unbound. Bolder actions and better reserve, adds confidence and greater nerve. Joining a matching group, preserves getting caught in the loop. Though the measures may be smaller, the strength of union walks much taller.


Clipped:


Unions move resolved meetings compounding measures.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


There is one duplicate of Partnership in the personal and the action slots in the reading, they are both upright and are even numbered, putting the microcosm and the macrocosm int synchronicity. As above so below and within you, outwith you.

There are three multiple groupings in this double spread reading. They are made up with two triple Freyr and Heimdall and one pair of Cycle. This configuration closely matches yesterdays groupings. Freyr and Heimdall, carry on the same. Indicating that caution is still advised and care to the fore of attention, during any renewal and new situations, even transitions and changes, that Freyr brings into being. The only real change is a pair of Cycle downgrading the personal charm to a pairing with Freyr being the Personal and Action slots directive indicating the universal driving the personal.


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Murder in Mind.

The Single Stone


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Reservations Binds.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Summary.


This stone is upright and is an odd number.

The continuing theme of being restricted and keeping to a discipline is still in force and is now becoming par for the course.

Held even restrained, confines are pained, patience is retained, no nerves being strained.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Resolution Set.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Challenge.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Attention Aware.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Action.


Standstill (Rev NRM)/Isa.


Standstill.
Latitude.

Time stands still in a pause, as light speed follows its cause
The effect is a suspension of the feelings and sensation
Of movement in the eye of the storm, free from all harm
This state of grace, is for all of the race a treasure against pace.


The hiatus it is, is the very best of biz as it awes the senses like this
To stretch the moment so, is a growth in the know paced as we go
This pause in the pace, is a small saving grace, from the haste of the race
Time to relish, the things we embellish, and have a need to cherish.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Single Filed.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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



Single Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


New Situation.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Passing Posts.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Step through the gateway now.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Summary.


There are still restrictions and reservations at play that has carried through the last three readings. This is in keeping for a five week month before the next pay and given the seasons demands on the pocket. Strength in the overview gives a consolidating effect to the meaning of the stone. The challenge is a defensive one on new territory or as first shoots show from endeavours and investments. With standstill reversed in the action slot it indicates lateral change even a relaxing of tensions as getting up to speed demands a loosening or warming up to increased movement. From the recent indication of separation in recent readings partnership is under sacrifice or is on a back burner, indicating more solo endeavours and projects. We all prepare and pack our own bags for the journeys we must make and the opportunities we must consider taking action on. We cannot take every opening and every avenue and a map or a plan is a much needed thing. So stick to the agenda and keep to the plan and keep to the route only changing them where circumstances force your hand.

Held in stasis by the best of reserve, knowing your aiming to what you deserve. Consolidating all the campaign successes, and trimming the fat from the excesses. Guarding the vulnerable or even the exposed, hitting the targets that were first proposed. Restrictions are lifted and latitude taken, as the lead can finally be shaken. Missing partners and group support, slipping the moorings to exit the port.


Short:


Patiently waiting and poised to go, caution at warming to motoring slow. The solitary status of the climber on the rope, taking the handholds with a stable hope.


Clipped:


Restricted pensive attention focussed to steady advance.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


This double spread reading is made with a single for the personal present and a five stone for the global. There are five upright stones and only one reversed with four odd number stones and two even numbered ones. The fact that standstill is reversed is never a bad thing in the action slot as it indicates that constraint or restrictions are lessened. The odd numbers all indicate the uneven nature in payment or layout for new enterprises and opportunities require the input they require, for as long as the piece of string lasts. It is what it is and takes what it takes where time and effort is concerned.

The reading is made up with a triple triple there are three Freyr Cycle and Heimdall, with the charm effect of a triple Heimdall the watchword of the day is like the apprentice joiner, measure twice to be sure and cut just once. Caution and care and double check before taking action. The combined force of the double charm effect from the other triples boosts growth renewals even first returns and new understandings and awarenesses. All the territory demands caution and care and is usually a caution of just good sense as the triple triple indicate.


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Political Black Holes.

The Single Stone


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Expanding Bases.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


This stone is upright and is an even number and as it is in the personal slot of a single spread it is all about extending the investments rather than any real physical growth of the flesh and blood.

The store that was depleted is again refilling, more by opportunity than just being prudent and willing. New connections are now being made, time to release the light out of the shade. The portfolio is bringing a good return, all the old loses now crash and burn.


The Three Stones.


The Present Situation.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Restriction Lifted.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Action.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Sorted Out.

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.


Likely Outcome.


Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.

Defense.
At Ease Soldier.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Four Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Rectification:


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


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


Summary.


Growth in the single slot carries on nicely from the last reading as opportunities coincide with circumstances and means in a timely fashion. Indicating it is all about stock or means rather than a growth spurt in the self. A welcome boost gives a feeling of release ending restrictions, maybe a loan is returned or a bounty gained. This brings a lessening in dependency even a parting of the ways with something or someone. The last slot indicates a lessening in defensive action as befits a release from constraints.

Extending the bases and refilling the cases from all the best available places, exceeding the extent where the dragon chases. Singular action is the order of the day, now that the first shoots start to hold sway. Dropping the guard frees up the action, and adds to the yield by a considerable fraction.


Short:


Expanding and conforming as restrictions are exceeded, solitary action cannot be succeeded, protecting losses is not easily defeated.


Clipped:


Expansive barriers reducing output.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


This double spread reading is a single and a three stone spread three of the stones are upright giving a positive spin to the reading as they are also even numbered so no undercurrents or negative aspects to worry about. The last stone is reversed and is mitigated by being an odd number with no reverse meaning.

There are only two multiple groupings in the four stones in the reading. Their relationships have been reversed since yesterdays reading, the self is in an advantageous situation in this reading as it is more material and the charm of the triple is a good aid to advancements. The pair from the Tyr groups is a clear indication for new as well as old returns.


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Mythical Earth.

The Single Stone


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Synchronicity.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Visualize yourself standing before a gateway on a hilltop. Your entire life stretches out behind you and below. Before you step through, pause and review the past: the learning and the joys, the victories and the sorrows - everything it took to bring you here. Observe it all, bless it all, release it all. For in letting go of the past you reclaim your power.


Step through the gateway now.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Joy:


This trinity of runes is associated with joy and fertility, the bringing of harmony the calm after the storm, the relief from turmoil.


Joy is the uplifting process from experience or relationships, or even from successes or even births and endings, a joyous release from captivity or restraint, or the delivery of good news.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Summary.


This stone is upright and is an odd number in the personal slot this indicates because of the repetition in the universal reading that it is the microcosm to the macrocosm.

With Gateway taking up this position and also being the macrocosmic gateway in the action slot it is a strong indication of an opening and a set of resources matching a world platform platform for improvement. It also indicate that we may want to move just when the world displaces us so it can be a conscious action and an unconscious drive. Better to jump when ready than be pushed unawares.

Opportune is the state of play, from the presentations of the day, time for the artist to mould the clay, not for the popular but what will hold the sway.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Elated 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 by saw
Raises awareness to its best, of all the feeling in hopes great chest.


Accomplished, arrived, achieved and more, felt right to our very core
Both feet now back on ground, after elevation soared to new found
A settling in a sense of win, release from burden beyond all sin
To fulfil the faith that others invest, raised us to our very best.


Stone Meaning.


Like a fruit bearing branch is a welcome find to the hungry traveler. The term of travail is ended and you have come to yourself in some regard. The shift that was due has occurred and now you can freely receive Wunjo's blessings, whether they be in material gain, in your emotional life or in a heightened sense and awareness of your own well - being.


This is an alchemical moment in which understanding is transmuted from knowledge. The knowledge itself was a necessary but not sufficient condition; now you can rejoice, having been carried across the gap by the Will of Heaven.


Joyousness accompanies new energy, energy blocked before now. Light pierces the clouds and touches the waters just as something lovely emerges from the depths: the soul is illuminated from within, at the meeting place of Heaven and Earth, the meeting of the waters.


There is new clarity which may call for you to renounce existing plans, ambitions, goals. It is proper and timely for you to do so, for Wunjo is a Rune of Restoration, of the self properly aligned to the Self.


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Joy:


This trinity of runes is associated with joy and fertility, the bringing of harmony the calm after the storm, the relief from turmoil.


Joy is the uplifting process from experience or relationships, or even from successes or even births and endings, a joyous release from captivity or restraint, or the delivery of good news.


Challenge.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Confines Held.

Being limited and forced to go low, is not the way the ego will want to go
Not wound up or even tied and bound, but in dire need to get unwound
Held and blocked like getting locked, being closeted or even just getting stocked
Restrained or even held back, being delivered of all that freedom lacked.


Just bad luck or even timing, delivered a cloud when seeking the silver lining
Less though than full incarceration, more just a case of bad administration
Reversing a negative in the flow, is not as bad as the full on negative blow
Not as bad as having the key thrown away, more like just not getting your way.


Stone Meaning.


The necessity of dealing with sever constraint is the lesson of Nauthiz. The positive aspects of this Rune represent the limitations we directly cause ourselves. Its negative side attracts limitations from those around us. Both can be equally difficult to handle.


The role of Nauthiz is to identify our 'shadow', our dark or repressed side, areas where growth has been stunted, resulting in weaknesses that we project onto others. Don't take this world personally, this Rune is saying. Work with the shadow, examine inside you what magnetises misfortune into your life. When at last you can look on Nauthiz with a smile, you will recognise the troubles, denials and setbacks of life as your teachers, guides and allies.


The need for restraint is unquestionable here. Drawing this Rune indicates that there will be holdups, reasons to reconsider your plans carefully. There is work to be done on your self. So take it on with good will and show perseverance.


This is a time to pay of old debts, to restore, if not harmony, at least balance. So mend, restore, redress; when fishermen cant go to sea they repair nets. Let the constraints of this time serve you in righting your relationship to your self. Be mindful that rectification comes before progress. And once again consider the uses of adversity.


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Action.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Coming Through.

Once passed the threshold and on the new pathway at the right pace
The whole development is about the goal and the journey not the pace
Synchronicity is when circumstances conspire, to take the initiative higher
When the plot meets the plan, and produces circumstances that can.


Timing will then have to decide, from what is left to preserve and abide
Opportunity is the captain of the tide, that lets the redundant then slide
Within you and outwith you is in synchronicity, is in truth just simplicity
The factual account will remain, there is less to lose than there is to gain.


Stone Meaning.


With gateway for it's symbol, this Rune indicates that there is work to be done both inside and outside yourself. The gateway is the frontier between Heaven and the mundane. Arriving here is a recognition of your readiness to contact the numerous, the Divine, to illuminate your experience so that it's meaning shines clearly through it's form.


Thurisaz is a Rune of non-action. Thus, the gateway is not to be approached and passed through without contemplation. Here you are being confronted with a true reflection of what is hidden within yourself, what must be exposed and examined before successful action can be undertaken. This Rune strengthens your ability to wait. Now is not a time to make decisions. Deep transformational forces are at work in this next-to-last of the Cycle Runes.


Visualize yourself standing before a gateway on a hilltop. Your entire life stretches out behind you and below. Before you step through, pause and review the past: the learning and the joys, the victories and the sorrows - everything it took to bring you here. Observe it all, bless it all, release it all. For in letting go of the past you reclaim your power.


Step through the gateway now.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Joy:


This trinity of runes is associated with joy and fertility, the bringing of harmony the calm after the storm, the relief from turmoil.


Joy is the uplifting process from experience or relationships, or even from successes or even births and endings, a joyous release from captivity or restraint, or the delivery of good news.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Sacrifice.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Advancing Forward.

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.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Seed Cropping.

To reap, to store and tend the chore of returning to the task once more
Selecting the best seed for the next harvests need, is the first deed
Then to the market and trade we track, for the barter of goods to bring back
Celebrating the bounty of the bargains made, before the memory may fade.


Setting good store, to ensure enough is more, to cover the seeding of the next chore
To feast in the winters dark night, displays to all what preparation just might
Knowing that the store will give much more, after winter closes its door
To reach past the spring, trapping what that season will bring, how long is string.


Stone Meaning.


A Rune of beneficial outcomes, Jera applies to any activity or endeavour to which you are committed. Be aware, however, that no quick results can be expected. A span of time is always involved; hence the key words 'one year', symbolising a full cycle before the reaping, the harvest or deliverance.


You have prepared the ground and planted the seed. Now you must cultivate with care. To those whose labour has a long season, a long coming to term, Jera offers encouragement of success. Know that the outcome is in the keeping of Providence and continue to persevere.


Remember the old story about the farmer who was so eager to assist his crops that he went out at night and tugged on the new shoots. There is no way to push the river; equally, you cannot hasten the harvest. Be mindful that patience is essential for the recognition and acceptance of your own process which, in its season, leads to the harvest of the self.


You have prepared the ground and planted the seed. Now you must cultivate with care. To those whose labour has a long season, a long coming to term, Jera offers encouragement.


Three Group Stone:


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Joy:


This trinity of runes is associated with joy and fertility, the bringing of harmony the calm after the storm, the relief from turmoil.


Joy is the uplifting process from experience or relationships, or even from successes or even births and endings, a joyous release from captivity or restraint, or the delivery of good news.


Rectify:


There are four stones in this grouping. The runes of rectification can indicate the healing of rifts and broken bonds, the restoring of balances and checks, when a destabilised or chaotic phase ends.


The paying of dues, the process of restoration or even the rebuilding of bonds and relationships.


Summary.


With an all upright double spread there are very little negatives and they are all in the odd number values five out of six are odd. With gateway being included twice in the double spread it is all about synchronicity between being in the right place with the right goods at the opportune time. The festive cheer is still buoying the spirits, the financial constraints are still holding sway and its a long haul to the next pay. An opening is presenting a n opportunity to advance your goals and it is full of rich potential to harvest.

As opportunity presents itself, and all the resources are in your back shelf, its an ideal opening for expanding the self, at this time just after the X-mas twelfth. Elation is still filling the air, bringing with enthusiasm all the fun of the fair. Reserved action is a remit to follow, not a good reason to quit or to wallow. Leap to the action as the moment does require, knowing that the reserve saved does not expire. Marshaling the might for the deed, ready to harvest the best of the seed.


Short:


Within is synchronised with what is out with, joy is well shared with the kin and the kith. Held to the course, like a knight on his horse, reaping the rewards right back to the source.


Clipped:


Matching feelings restraining the flow advancing reaps the best of the flow.


Groups:


Freyr = 3.
Cycle = 3.
Mystic = 2.
Heimdall = 2.
Joy = 1
Tyr = 1.
Protection = 1.
Rectification = 1.


Group effects:


This double spread reading is made up from a single stone and a global five stone layout. There are six upright stones and no reversed ones making it a positive presentation with five odd number stones and one even number one.

This is a four multiple group reading with two triples and two twin groups. The first triple is Freyr is a strong charm for new starts and restarts or renewals maybe even a chance to kick start a back burner project. But also a sign of new shoots and new directions. A triple Cycle is always good for self advancement or growth and the charm is effective for the period of the present opportunity. With a couple of twins and one of them a cautionary note from Heimdall and one indicating mystery it could be a real surprise but not a threat and may well end up good one.


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Adam and Eve This.

The Single Stone


Gateway (Rev)/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Less Options.

Advancement is a series of doors, laden with burdens, duty and chores
Once passed it is left behind, compelled on a forward motion you will find
Each one is a test of self and being, on just how well we are really seeing
Some ways are barred after choosing, there are gains as well as loosing.


Enduring all in duration's spate, topping up yet to never sate
Paces change by circumstances rate, life is never delivered on a plate
Learning all that you can along the way, taking just enough is all you may
Companions on the trail are found, all going the same way unbound.


Stone Meaning.


The Spiritual warrior has wrestled with the ego. The spiritual path is becoming clear as the old ways, karmic influences and willful ways are replaced by the natural universal principles.


Solitude teaches that we are not meant to be alone for great lengths of time, lest we loose our humanity and the ties that bind are irreparably broken.


The natural resizing of the soul either as a wise leader or a spiritual advisor. Preparing to re-enter the community level of life, with a renewed sense of purpose and a new will to re-integrate.


The souls convalescence is over. The raging storm has passed and we all stand renewed. refreshed and replenished.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Summary.


This is a single spread for the personal, the stone is reversed and this is a good thing and it is an odd number but both the negatives are mitigated due to the rest of the spread.

Once through the opening the deed is done, nothing was lost and a great deal won, well planned at the point it begun, so the main focus was all the fun.


The Three Stones.


The Present Situation.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Bearing Up.

The alarm may ring and the needs may press, deserving of nothing less
As the day will demand, all the skills you command, as time trickles the sand
When the way is again clear, knowing all we hold dear, never walk in fear
Work, rest, play during the day, from the light to the dark is the way, of the ark.


I speak for no other than myself, as speaking for another uses stealth
Quote not what I say of me, regard how you see me be, no check no fee
A single mind is a curious kind, that in a pair you will find, leaves the old behind
But in being single is the start, that will double by the heart, to play its part.


Stone Meaning.


The self, the essence of self is formed in discipline, through moderation and tolerance we mould ourselves. Dedication and willingness to do the work of improvement are the least that is required.The Superior person anticipates and looks forward to moulding the temperament and gaining tolerance. This stone signifies the changes and growths that the self will undertake in the flow of life, these can be either self development through discipline or through the intervention of circumstances.


This stone when drawn singularly is advising the questioner to listen to their own inner voice whether it is instinct, intuition or the voice of inspiration learn to listen. The inquirer should be ready for changes or improvements but only if they are prepared to adapt to change as and when it occurs.


Enjoy the moment and delight in it's surprises and wonders.


Two Group Stone:


Rectification:


There are four stones in this grouping. The runes of rectification can indicate the healing of rifts and broken bonds, the restoring of balances and checks, when a destabilised or chaotic phase ends.


The paying of dues, the process of restoration or even the rebuilding of bonds and relationships.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Action.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Uplifting.

Elation and all its stages, as the feelings swell to ecstatic rages
The expanse of feeling to their edge, takes elevation to the next ledge
Filled with splendour or with awe, by all that’s felt by more by saw
Raises awareness to its best, of all the feeling in hopes great chest.


Accomplished, arrived, achieved and more, felt right to our very core
Both feet now back on ground, after elevation soared to new found
A settling in a sense of win, release from burden beyond all sin
To fulfil the faith that others invest, raised us to our very best.


Stone Meaning.


Like a fruit bearing branch is a welcome find to the hungry traveler. The term of travail is ended and you have come to yourself in some regard. The shift that was due has occurred and now you can freely receive Wunjo's blessings, whether they be in material gain, in your emotional life or in a heightened sense and awareness of your own well - being.


This is an alchemical moment in which understanding is transmuted from knowledge. The knowledge itself was a necessary but not sufficient condition; now you can rejoice, having been carried across the gap by the Will of Heaven.


Joyousness accompanies new energy, energy blocked before now. Light pierces the clouds and touches the waters just as something lovely emerges from the depths: the soul is illuminated from within, at the meeting place of Heaven and Earth, the meeting of the waters.


There is new clarity which may call for you to renounce existing plans, ambitions, goals. It is proper and timely for you to do so, for Wunjo is a Rune of Restoration, of the self properly aligned to the Self.


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Joy:


This trinity of runes is associated with joy and fertility, the bringing of harmony the calm after the storm, the relief from turmoil.


Joy is the uplifting process from experience or relationships, or even from successes or even births and endings, a joyous release from captivity or restraint, or the delivery of good news.


Likely Outcome.


Separation (Rev)/Uruz.

Separation.
Pulling Resources.

Time and distance keep some apart, even language can play its part
Mistimed being early or too late, are some of the other twists of fate
Social customs are also barriers, used to distance by the harriers
A tool from the controllers kit, using the instances that seem to fit.


Solitary cells and other hell’s or at least so the fable tells
Apart but not out of touch, that would be far too much
As each one passes through the turnstiles, the place for single files
One road low and the other high, both are paced no way to fly.


Stone Meaning.


Separations (Othila) reversed state is an odd one in that we may not be alone or on our own, more in the crowd but not feeling part of the herd. The whole idea of being sent to ‘Coventry’ is the summation of the worst aspect of this stone.


Being separated by social division or standing, not being privileged, ostracised or even shunned. Having been reduced in the eyes of those in authority.


An enforced retreat either to take stock or to have some respite, even a chance to heal and recover from the trials and tribulations of the daily grind.


The spiritual warrior task in this present situation is to take stock, to remember the path that led to this moment, to recall the journey so far and to acknowledge the changes and sacrifices already made. To understand how far we have progressed and improved by the journey, the terrain, the challenges, the successes and the failures that brought us to this moment of realisation.


To evaluate ourselves and our development and to understand again the goal we wish to achieve and to realign ourselves with our purpose or evaluate that the goal has changed or is no longer necessary.


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Summary.


This two spread reading has a reversed stone in the personal and a delimited reversed stone in the outcome. When gateway is reversed it can also indicate having passed through and the doorway is now closing as well as in this case that opportunities are scarce at the moment with limited resources and means. This has an impact on the self in the current situation. There is still a little high left after the festivities and a state of optimism may well underpin the actions we have to take. With separation being reversed it is not a bad thing in the outcome as we are made to collaborate more to sustain ourselves till the next intake or upturn.

Passing along and taking new stock, as we leave the gateway to the sound of the lock, and find ourselves doing the rounds of the block, waiting for the next opportunity to knock. Currently the self is personally engaged, going through the motions of plans well staged. Taking pleasure in the deeds we must do, keeping our spirits out of the blue, never taking on more than we can chew, no longer in the boil of the obligatory stew. Unifying our goals with others, aided by the input of sisters and brothers. No longer the island that stands alone, no more the need for to atone.


Short:


Openings are fewer on the ground, now that the season has done its round, completed all action to which we were bound, taking new hope in the opportunities we found. Realigning in better feelings, no longer isolated in our daily dealings.


Clipped:


Surpassing being down and alone.


Groups:


Cycle = 3.
Tyr = 2.
Freyr = 1.
Mystic = 1.
Heimdall = 1.


Group effects:


This double spread is a single and the three stone spread, there are two upright and two reversed stones in the reading with two odd number stones and two even numbered.

This is a double spread reading with a single stone and a three stone spread making it up. There are only two multiple groupings in this basic reading. The triple Tyr is a good indication of making do and settling into the routine of getting through with a feeling of ease and no sign of struggle. The paired Cycle is a good indication that the universe has the upper hand and that circumstances are forcing the issues but no real hardship is being experiencesd as good provision has taken the sting out of the delivery.


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Lost Rights.

The Single Stone


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
I Balling.

The alarm may ring and the needs may press, deserving of nothing less
As the day will demand, all the skills you command, as time trickles the sand
When the way is again clear, knowing all we hold dear, never walk in fear
Work, rest, play during the day, from the light to the dark is the way, of the ark.


I speak for no other than myself, as speaking for another uses stealth
Quote not what I say of me, regard how you see me be, no check no fee
A single mind is a curious kind, that in a pair you will find, leaves the old behind
But in being single is the start, that will double by the heart, to play its part.


Stone Meaning.


The self, the essence of self is formed in discipline, through moderation and tolerance we mould ourselves. Dedication and willingness to do the work of improvement are the least that is required.The Superior person anticipates and looks forward to moulding the temperament and gaining tolerance. This stone signifies the changes and growths that the self will undertake in the flow of life, these can be either self development through discipline or through the intervention of circumstances.


This stone when drawn singularly is advising the questioner to listen to their own inner voice whether it is instinct, intuition or the voice of inspiration learn to listen. The inquirer should be ready for changes or improvements but only if they are prepared to adapt to change as and when it occurs.


Enjoy the moment and delight in it's surprises and wonders.


Two Group Stone:


Rectification:


There are four stones in this grouping. The runes of rectification can indicate the healing of rifts and broken bonds, the restoring of balances and checks, when a destabilised or chaotic phase ends.


The paying of dues, the process of restoration or even the rebuilding of bonds and relationships.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Summary.


This single stone is the Self in the Self position of this two spread reading. The stone is upright and is an odd number but as its a 1 that is no bad thing. Unique is the self a one off.

The self in the personal slot is a good indication that the global is all aimed at or taken from the single stone. In this instance it is a follow on from yesterdays reading and as it is still a long stretch to the next pay so carefully does it.

The time and the tide did play, the time was good had its say, now its all about getting through the day, and taking good care on the way.


The Three Stones.


The Present Situation.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Resolute Will.

Courage and resolution, are the tools for the solution
To stand against the flow, and forge another way to go
Then learn to turn the tide, with the will from inside
Resolve and dedication start, and lead straight to its heart.


Fortitude, patience and mastery do, what they say on the tin for you
Experience and practice work together, to bring about something better
Endurance and survival, help to see off every rival, leaving no doubt
That to go the distance, takes some insistence, to win the final bout.


Stone Meaning.


The beast of burden willingly carries its load knowing that it will eat and sleep only when the work is complete, the beast cannot choose its master and some will be blessed with good conditions and care while others will only find harshness and continual toil.


The soul warrior will use this time to discipline the self to overcome the pettiness of self and to realise that the prevailing life conditions are random events of good and bad, easy and hard depending on the wind of fortune.


The best of people in the worst of circumstances learn the meaning of self sacrifice. The worst of people in the same circumstances do not do as well. The worst of people in the best of circumstances let their petty nature and selfish ways show through, while the best of people in the best of circumstances still show the best of their nature.


Aligning the soul with the universal goal is a demanding and arduous task, but it does have its rewards.The beast of burden willingly carries its load knowing that it will eat and sleep only when the work is complete, the beast cannot choose its master and some will be blessed with good conditions and care while others will only find harshness and continual toil.


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Action.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Charmed I'm Sure.

To ward to deflect or to charm, some of the things to rebound life’s harm
A shield or armour for to brace, defenses against the worst of the race
Stop short, side step or rebound, the tricks that never quite pay the pound
Misdirect and lead astray, some of the things to send them on their way.


A shroud of mystery like a cloud, hides the silent not the loud and proud
A trick of the smoke and mirror with light, another way to avoid a fight
Stealth and cunning blind the sight, and avoid the strike of might
The test of strength one on one, may well be the last of the fun.


Stone Meaning.


Control of the emotions is at issue here. During times of transition, shifts in life course and accelerated self-change, it is important not to collapse yourself into your emotions - the highs as well as the lows. New opportunities and challenges are typical of this Rune. And with them may come trespasses and unwanted influences.


Algiz serves as a mirror for the Spiritual Warrior, the one whose battle is always with the self. The protection of the Warrior is like the warning rustle of the sedge grass or like the curved horns of the Elk, for both serve to keep open space around you. Remain mindful that timely action and correct conduct are the only true protection. If you find yourself feeling pain, observe the pain, stay with it. Don't try to pull down the veil and escape from life by denying what is happening. You will progress; knowing that is your protection.


Two Group Stone:


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Protection:


There are four runes in the group and are valued for their powerful protective properties, just like a charm wards. Thought to be a defence against spiritual attacks from hostility and malice or envy.


Their influence in the reading is a balance against acts of chance and the randomness of fate. As supported or not by the other stones in the layout.


Likely Outcome.


Standstill (Rev NRM)/Isa.


Standstill.
Letting Go.

Time stands still in a pause, as light speed follows its cause
The effect is a suspension of the feelings and sensation
Of movement in the eye of the storm, free from all harm
This state of grace, is for all of the race a treasure against pace.


The hiatus it is, is the very best of biz as it awes the senses like this
To stretch the moment so, is a growth in the know paced as we go
This pause in the pace, is a small saving grace, from the haste of the race
Time to relish, the things we embellish, and have a need to cherish.


Stone Meaning.


Drawing Isa often indicates that the winter of the spiritual life is upon you. You may find your self entangled in a situation to whose implications you are, in effect blind. You may be powerless to do anything except submit, surrender or even sacrifice some long-cherished desire. Be patient, for this is the period of gestation that proceeds a rebirth.


Positive accomplishment is unlikely now. There is a freeze on useful activity, all your plans are on hold. You may be experiencing an unaccustomed drain on your energy and wonder why: a chill wind is reaching you over the ice floes of old, outmoded habits.


Trying to hold on can result in shallowness of feeling, a sense of being out of touch with life. Seek to discover what it is you are holding on to that keeps this condition in effect, and let it go. Shed, release, cleanse away the old. That will bring on the thaw.


Usually Isa requires a sacrifice of the personal 'I'. And yet there is no reason for anxiety. Submit and be still, for what you are experiencing is not necessarily the result of your actions or habits, but of the conditions of the time against which you can do nothing. What has been full must empty; what has increased must decrease. This is the way of Heaven and Earth. To surrender is to display courage and wisdom.


At such time, you cannot hope to rely on help or friendly support. In your isolation, exercise caution and do not stubbornly persist in attempting to work your will. Remain mindful that the seed of the new is present in the shell of the old, the seed of unrealised potential, the seed of the good. Trust your own process, and watch the signs for spring.


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Summary.


With Mannaz in the single slot the triple layout implies the upper hand and so the self is on the receiving end of the global events. The need for strength is more of a toughing it out and waiting than any other indication. Protective action is not a call to arms or to raise the paranoia shield is is a caution or precautionary stance of waiting that is being brought to the fore. This is prior to standstill ending and movement being restarted, some lateral movement is now possible time to limber up to speed is brought to mind in this case.

Self aware and taking note, not letting things get the goat, keeping limber and staying afloat, like the pilot not the master of the boat. Steady nerves and staying strong, like taught wires held too long, make the verses for future song, just two puffs then pass the bong. Guarded and keeping well aware, that the restrictions are easy to bear, that when it breaks its time to dare.


Short:


The dance is made in a ready mode, that watches and interprets the code. Bearing up is a current trend, waiting for the caution to naturally end, limbering up in the waiting bend, with the benefits patience will lend.


Clipped:


Being prepared and aware of the breaks.


Groups:


Heimdall = 2. Tyr =1.
Freyr = 1.
Cycle = 1.
Protection = 1.
Rectification = 1.


Group effects:


This double spread is a virtual carry on from yesterdays double. There are three upright stones and one reversed (NRM) so its delimited. And indicates a little leeway or latitude rather than actual movement. With three odd number stones and one even number stone in the double, the note of caution is still implied.

There is only one one multiple and its only a pair in this double spread, it is a word of caution from Heimdall and it is an easy thing to understand as movement has been restricted and a limbering has started to being ready is more of its definition than anything else here.


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Impulse Control.

The Single Stone


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Pairing Up.

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.


This is an upright stone in the single spread and is an even number stone.

Partnership is a need for the support of others, it indicates the day and things will proceed better if they are joint ventures, a pairing is a good start but it seems the more the merrier is the take on the lay.

Paired and bonded in a bind, leaves isolation well behind, for mutual is the best that’s found, its the latest on the round, that when it hits it runs on ground, nothing can ever be as sound.


The Three Stones.


The Present Situation.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Confining.

Being limited and forced to go low, is not the way the ego will want to go
Not wound up or even tied and bound, but in dire need to get unwound
Held and blocked like getting locked, being closeted or even just getting stocked
Restrained or even held back, being delivered of all that freedom lacked.


Just bad luck or even timing, delivered a cloud when seeking the silver lining
Less though than full incarceration, more just a case of bad administration
Reversing a negative in the flow, is not as bad as the full on negative blow
Not as bad as having the key thrown away, more like just not getting your way.


Stone Meaning.


The necessity of dealing with sever constraint is the lesson of Nauthiz. The positive aspects of this Rune represent the limitations we directly cause ourselves. Its negative side attracts limitations from those around us. Both can be equally difficult to handle.


The role of Nauthiz is to identify our 'shadow', our dark or repressed side, areas where growth has been stunted, resulting in weaknesses that we project onto others. Don't take this world personally, this Rune is saying. Work with the shadow, examine inside you what magnetises misfortune into your life. When at last you can look on Nauthiz with a smile, you will recognise the troubles, denials and setbacks of life as your teachers, guides and allies.


The need for restraint is unquestionable here. Drawing this Rune indicates that there will be holdups, reasons to reconsider your plans carefully. There is work to be done on your self. So take it on with good will and show perseverance.


This is a time to pay of old debts, to restore, if not harmony, at least balance. So mend, restore, redress; when fishermen cant go to sea they repair nets. Let the constraints of this time serve you in righting your relationship to your self. Be mindful that rectification comes before progress. And once again consider the uses of adversity.


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Action.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Reserved.

Courage and resolution, are the tools for the solution
To stand against the flow, and forge another way to go
Then learn to turn the tide, with the will from inside
Resolve and dedication start, and lead straight to its heart.


Fortitude, patience and mastery do, what they say on the tin for you
Experience and practice work together, to bring about something better
Endurance and survival, help to see off every rival, leaving no doubt
That to go the distance, takes some insistence, to win the final bout.


Stone Meaning.


The beast of burden willingly carries its load knowing that it will eat and sleep only when the work is complete, the beast cannot choose its master and some will be blessed with good conditions and care while others will only find harshness and continual toil.


The soul warrior will use this time to discipline the self to overcome the pettiness of self and to realise that the prevailing life conditions are random events of good and bad, easy and hard depending on the wind of fortune.


The best of people in the worst of circumstances learn the meaning of self sacrifice. The worst of people in the same circumstances do not do as well. The worst of people in the best of circumstances let their petty nature and selfish ways show through, while the best of people in the best of circumstances still show the best of their nature.


Aligning the soul with the universal goal is a demanding and arduous task, but it does have its rewards.The beast of burden willingly carries its load knowing that it will eat and sleep only when the work is complete, the beast cannot choose its master and some will be blessed with good conditions and care while others will only find harshness and continual toil.


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Likely Outcome.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Held Off.

To wait and see, to follow the flow, no active agenda of where to go
Stood taking in all around, no shackles or ties not even bound
Awe fills the moment and breaks the stride, is sensory override
Feeling connected by the share, held in raptures of depth of care.


The centre of the cyclone is still, with a quiet that suspends and does fill
Solitary is the stand of trees, that withstands that raging breeze
Motionless in a spellbound hiatus, as even the cyclone has to pass
Waiting fills the need for deed, an exception to the stock reared breed.


Stone Meaning.


Drawing Isa often indicates that the winter of the spiritual life is upon you. You may find your self entangled in a situation to whose implications you are, in effect blind. You may be powerless to do anything except submit, surrender or even sacrifice some long-cherished desire. Be patient, for this is the period of gestation that proceeds a rebirth.


Positive accomplishment is unlikely now. There is a freeze on useful activity, all your plans are on hold. You may be experiencing an unaccustomed drain on your energy and wonder why: a chill wind is reaching you over the ice floes of old, outmoded habits.


Trying to hold on can result in shallowness of feeling, a sense of being out of touch with life. Seek to discover what it is you are holding on to that keeps this condition in effect, and let it go. Shed, release, cleanse away the old. That will bring on the thaw.


Usually Isa requires a sacrifice of the personal 'I'. And yet there is no reason for anxiety. Submit and be still, for what you are experiencing is not necessarily the result of your actions or habits, but of the conditions of the time against which you can do nothing. What has been full must empty; what has increased must decrease. This is the way of Heaven and Earth. To surrender is to display courage and wisdom.


At such time, you cannot hope to rely on help or friendly support. In your isolation, exercise caution and do not stubbornly persist in attempting to work your will. Remain mindful that the seed of the new is present in the shell of the old, the seed of unrealised potential, the seed of the good. Trust your own process, and watch the signs for spring.


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Summary.


A double spread reading that has Partnership in the personal slot and the indications are that in an all upright reading it is all about the positive. There are three odd numbers giving the bias to the global or universal over the personal and only a single even number stone in the personal, so no loss and all to gain.

Bonds and pairings and various groupings are all well indicated in this reading. This will constrain the personal by having to share and even take turns or at worst paying dues. This will require the strength of reservation and may give the feel of being held in stasis as we wait our turn.

Bonds and ties make new binds, uniting skills of diverse kinds. Reserving the right to take a turn, gives the defense against its burn. That leaves the queue ticking over, not exactly feeling like the pig in clover.


Short:


Unified for mutual interest, next in line is no jest, relying on reserve to deliver its best, that leaves movement feel like rest.


Clipped:


United and held in check, rooted to the blessed deck.


Groups:


Heimdall = 3.
Cycle = 2.
Freyr = 1.


Group effects:


The double reading has four upright stones all well aspected but all bringing a dependency on the next in line. There are three odd number and one even numbered stone in this double.

There are only two multiple groups in the reading a triple and a pair. The watcher is a triple and implies taking greater care than normal even double checking as a norm. The pairing in the Cycle group indicates some paired benefits to all unions that have the correct level of caution attached to them.


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Populist Presentations.

The Single Stone


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Snow Footfalls.

When the flow was diverted, and the investment and planning not averted
The humble took a tumble in the fumble, now heading for the winner rumble
Horses were changed in the flush of the flow, everything salvaged still good to go
The balance is righted as the ship is on keel, skill is driven all from the feel.


The destination remains, though the course was diverted resolution retains
Momentum is building with inevitability, steering the course of best ability
The way is clear and ready for capacity, travel at will or with audacity
Obstacles make way for the juggernaut passing, as momentum is still amassing.


Stone Meaning.


Ehwaz is a Rune of transit, transition and movement; of physical shifts, new dwelling places, new attitudes or new life. It also signifies movement in the sense of improving or bettering any situation.


There is about this Rune a sense of gradual development and steady progress, with the accompanying notion of slow growth through numerous shifts and changes. This could apply to the growth of a business or to the development of an idea. A relationship may have to undergo changes if it is to maintain growth and life. Moral effort are called for when you draw Ehwaz, another of the Cycle Runes. Let it be said this way: 'As I cultivate my own nature, all else follows'.


This Runes symbol is the horse, and it signifies the inseparable bond between horse and rider. Bronze Age artifacts show a horse drawing the sun across the sky. Here, this Rune is saying, you have progressed far enough to feel a measure of safety in your position. It is time to turn again and face the future reassured, prepared to share the good fortune that comes. The sharing is significant since it relates to the sun's power to foster life and illuminate all things with it's light.


A Four Group Stone:


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Water:


There are three runes in this group, they are symbolic of movement and with the element water. They can indicate flow if harmoniously supported by the other stones. Fluidity and steady progress, if negatively aspected diversion, disruption and rushing headlong.


The flow of life and its twists and turns are best handled in a steady stream and are a headlong rush of rapid changes dips and troughs.


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Tyr.


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Summary.


Movement is the single stone and after the seasonal snails pace of life things are starting to pick back up. The stone is upright just like all the other stones in this double spread reading, the stone is an odd number but is still well aspected in the double.

From a standing to a steady start, now that the season has played its part, beating a rhythm on the sentimental heart, enough to make even the driest eye smart. The way is open and ready to aid, to best manifest all the plans that laid, to the dictation of what the heart said.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Thawing Out.

The seasons been kind, and the fullness of mind, left all doubt behind
New shoots showed through, then the stem stretched and grew
The delivery from the sun, was how this new growth first begun
Spring rooted in the deep, after the wake from winters sleep.


The season has moved and the rhythm is well grooved, as the path is smoothed
As weeding was done, the journey begun, from the root to the leaf in the sun
Thought the weather ain’t stable, its not the plot from a fable, of the able
From the promise in the seed, take stock strength from the feed, to complete the deed.


Stone Meaning.


Another of the Cycle Runes, Berkana denotes a form of fertility that fosters growth both symbolically and actually. The growth may occur in affairs of the world, family matters, one's relationship to one's self or to the Divine.


A Rune that leads to blossoming and ripening, Berkana is concerned with the flow of beings into their new forms. It's action is gentle , penetrating, and pervasive.


What is called for here is going into things deeply, with care and awareness. First disperse resistance, then accomplish the work. For this to happen, your will must be clear and controlled, your motives correct. Any dark corners should be cleansed; this must be carried out diligently and sometimes with expert help. Modesty, patience, fairness and generosity are called for here. Once resistance is dispersed and rectification carried out and seen to hold firm, then, through steadfastness and right attitude, the blossoming can occur.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Joy:


This trinity of runes is associated with joy and fertility, the bringing of harmony the calm after the storm, the relief from turmoil.


Joy is the uplifting process from experience or relationships, or even from successes or even births and endings, a joyous release from captivity or restraint, or the delivery of good news.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Challenge.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Orienting.

The alarm may ring and the needs may press, deserving of nothing less
As the day will demand, all the skills you command, as time trickles the sand
When the way is again clear, knowing all we hold dear, never walk in fear
Work, rest, play during the day, from the light to the dark is the way, of the ark.


I speak for no other than myself, as speaking for another uses stealth
Quote not what I say of me, regard how you see me be, no check no fee
A single mind is a curious kind, that in a pair you will find, leaves the old behind
But in being single is the start, that will double by the heart, to play its part.


Stone Meaning.


The self, the essence of self is formed in discipline, through moderation and tolerance we mould ourselves. Dedication and willingness to do the work of improvement are the least that is required.The Superior person anticipates and looks forward to moulding the temperament and gaining tolerance. This stone signifies the changes and growths that the self will undertake in the flow of life, these can be either self development through discipline or through the intervention of circumstances.


This stone when drawn singularly is advising the questioner to listen to their own inner voice whether it is instinct, intuition or the voice of inspiration learn to listen. The inquirer should be ready for changes or improvements but only if they are prepared to adapt to change as and when it occurs.


Enjoy the moment and delight in it's surprises and wonders.


Two Group Stone:


Rectification:


There are four stones in this grouping. The runes of rectification can indicate the healing of rifts and broken bonds, the restoring of balances and checks, when a destabilised or chaotic phase ends.


The paying of dues, the process of restoration or even the rebuilding of bonds and relationships.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Action.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Passing On.

The path is a single file to trod, when we skip, walk and plod this sod
It opens to the worthy as they present, achieved greatness with faith lent
We invest in all of the worth in life, passing tests and other strife
When through this portal we pass, it is to a station of a different class.


The closing of the door is so, the traveler should not stop but go
When passed the way will clear, the landmarks giving sight to steer
Refreshed from all the previous trials, the vista beckons many more miles
We never travel on our own, that is not how life’s seeds are sown.


Stone Meaning.


With gateway for it's symbol, this Rune indicates that there is work to be done both inside and outside yourself. The gateway is the frontier between Heaven and the mundane. Arriving here is a recognition of your readiness to contact the numerous, the Divine, to illuminate your experience so that it's meaning shines clearly through it's form.


Thurisaz is a Rune of non-action. Thus, the gateway is not to be approached and passed through without contemplation. Here you are being confronted with a true reflection of what is hidden within yourself, what must be exposed and examined before successful action can be undertaken. This Rune strengthens your ability to wait. Now is not a time to make decisions. Deep transformational forces are at work in this next-to-last of the Cycle Runes.


Visualize yourself standing before a gateway on a hilltop. Your entire life stretches out behind you and below. Before you step through, pause and review the past: the learning and the joys, the victories and the sorrows - everything it took to bring you here. Observe it all, bless it all, release it all. For in letting go of the past you reclaim your power.


Step through the gateway now.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Joy:


This trinity of runes is associated with joy and fertility, the bringing of harmony the calm after the storm, the relief from turmoil.


Joy is the uplifting process from experience or relationships, or even from successes or even births and endings, a joyous release from captivity or restraint, or the delivery of good news.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Sacrifice.


Disruption/Hagalaz.


Disruption.
Retreat Over.

To dispense with, to let go, to cast of then make it so, no wailing to the high doh.
The earth had a quake, and the serene recover from its minor shake, not yet awake
Now lets look and see just what’s at stake, just pay the due for heavens sake
A nation that was always on the take, suffers from a greedy thirst they canny slake.


Still killing children as they are bombing land, their time device is losing sand
On a path another generation planned, now that the third rise has been canned
Time for us to take our stand, you stole our nation its people and its land
The history of this one we will write, for they say out of mind is out of sight.


Stone Meaning.


Change, freedom, invention and liberation are all attributes of this Rune. Drawing it indicates a pressing need within the psyche to break free with constricting identification with material reality and to experience the world of archetypal mind.


The Rune of elemental disruption, of events that seem to be totally beyond your control, Hagalaz has only an upright position, and yet it always operates through reversal. When you draw this Rune, expect disruption, for it is the great awakener, although the form the awakening takes may vary. Perhaps you will experience a gradual feeling of coming to your senses, as though you were emerging from a long sleep. Then again, the onset of power may be such as to rip away the fabric of what you previously knew as your reality, your security, your understanding of yourself, your work, relationships or beliefs.


Be aware, however, that what operates here is not ultimately an outside force, not a situation of you-at-the-mercy-of-externals. Your own nature is creating what is happening, and you are not without power. The strength you have funded until now in your life is your support and guide at a time when everything you have taken for granted is being challenged.


Receiving this Rune alerts you: you may sustain loss or damage - a relationship fails, plans go awry, a source of supply dries up. But do not be dismayed; you are forewarned and, therefore, encouraged to understand and accept what occurs as necessary for your growth.


The more severe the disruption in your life, the more significant and timely the requirements for your growth. Another of the Cycle Runes, the term 'radical discontinuity' best describes the action of Hagalaz at it's most forceful. The universe and your own soul are demanding that you do, indeed, grow.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Water.


There are three runes in this group, they are symbolic of movement and with the element water. They can indicate flow if harmoniously supported by the other stones. Fluidity and steady progress, if negatively aspected diversion, disruption and rushing headlong.


The flow of life and its twists and turns are best handled in a steady stream and are a headlong rush of rapid changes dips and troughs.


New Situation.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Just Desserts.

To reap, to store and tend the chore of returning to the task once more
Selecting the best seed for the next harvests need, is the first deed
Then to the market and trade we track, for the barter of goods to bring back
Celebrating the bounty of the bargains made, before the memory may fade.


Setting good store, to ensure enough is more, to cover the seeding of the next chore
To feast in the winters dark night, displays to all what preparation just might
Knowing that the store will give much more, after winter closes its door
To reach past the spring, trapping what that season will bring, how long is string.


Stone Meaning.


A Rune of beneficial outcomes, Jera applies to any activity or endeavour to which you are committed. Be aware, however, that no quick results can be expected. A span of time is always involved; hence the key words 'one year', symbolising a full cycle before the reaping, the harvest or deliverance.


You have prepared the ground and planted the seed. Now you must cultivate with care. To those whose labour has a long season, a long coming to term, Jera offers encouragement of success. Know that the outcome is in the keeping of Providence and continue to persevere.


Remember the old story about the farmer who was so eager to assist his crops that he went out at night and tugged on the new shoots. There is no way to push the river; equally, you cannot hasten the harvest. Be mindful that patience is essential for the recognition and acceptance of your own process which, in its season, leads to the harvest of the self.


You have prepared the ground and planted the seed. Now you must cultivate with care. To those whose labour has a long season, a long coming to term, Jera offers encouragement.


Three Group Stone:


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Joy:


This trinity of runes is associated with joy and fertility, the bringing of harmony the calm after the storm, the relief from turmoil.


Joy is the uplifting process from experience or relationships, or even from successes or even births and endings, a joyous release from captivity or restraint, or the delivery of good news.


Rectify:


There are four stones in this grouping. The runes of rectification can indicate the healing of rifts and broken bonds, the restoring of balances and checks, when a destabilised or chaotic phase ends.


The paying of dues, the process of restoration or even the rebuilding of bonds and relationships.


Summary.


This double spread reading has six upright stones in the presentation, there are five odd numbers tones and only one even number stone in the spreads. Growth will be an even and steady progress from this point onward.

From a movement that brings us into a new year, where growth is the steady thaw to the dormant seed, this is a demand for labour of the core self to open up the new passages on the new route forward. This drain on manpower will have to be managed well and not just have labour thrown at the problem. The potential is opening up each and every day as more is seen of the advantages of change over old staid traditions.

Released from the seasons cloy and cling, always looking for but not getting the fling, glad of the company of people more than anything, trying to get fully into the swing. Growth is happening all around, now that old restrictions have been unbound, before we make new agreements to be bound, making sure that all investments are most sound. Fresh from the the binds that tied, steering clear of the old clinging hide, letting old arrangements slip and slide. A new path is opening in another direction, after a considerable time for reflection. The sacrifice is demanding change, producing a wider spectrum and range. The potential now knows little limitation, as we fold all the old market imitation.


Short:


Forward no place to retreat, clearing ground a future to meet, avenues to explore, disruptions a chore to gain potential more.


Clipped:


Progression expands opportunities and avenues defeating loss.


Groups:


Cycle = 4.
Tyr = 3.
Joy = 2.
Water = 2
Mystic = 2.
Heimdall = 2.
Rectification = 2.
Freyr = 1.


Group effects:


This is a busy double spread reading, it has six upright stones so no negatives from the obvious, it has five odd number stones and one even number stone and again no real negative impact on the reading as a whole.

There are seven multiple group representations in the double with a quad from the ubiquitous Cycle group, a triple from Tyr and five pairs in this six stone reading. The quad is a good indication that the self is well advanced from the giving and taking of the exchanges of the season. Tyr is aiding delays and inconveniences that may well prompt the impatient into pushing on. Heimdall is the only cautionary pair in the layouts that Water, Mystic and Rectification smooth over any duplicity from the pair. This is a progressive reading and one that takes stock and gives dues, all the multiples aid and so there is no signs to worry about.


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Author:= Chris Millar