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Better Relations.

Single Stone.


Present.


Constraint (Rev)/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Freeing Up.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Summary.


With constraint reversed it is a lessening of restrictions a freeing up and even a liberation of resources and means as well as ways. This is an endorsement from the global as well as a result of effort to get ahead of the curve.

The binds are loosed not yet unbound, a new liberation wriggle room found. All bets are off and the field is level, even though some try to bevel. Keep steady and firmly planted, with no bowing or getting slanted. A steady keel cuts a good line, and the right tack makes good time.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Mature Grounds.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Challenge.


Separation (Rev)/Uruz.

Separation.
Mutual Stances.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Action.


Wholeness (Rev NRM)/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Partings.

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.


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
Bottom Lines.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


New Situation.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
Walking Away.

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.


Constraint reversed in the personal is actually a good thing for the personal present, a loosening of binds and bonds giving us room to stretch. Believing in our own potential is the overviews opinion of the trends. A separation challenge by some unhappy bunnies is a waste of time as they cannot hold the nation to a trial by the nations legal system so best of luck with that one, just accept its all over and under way now. Trying to reverse a national vote, a parliamentary endorsement and a legal sanction is flying in the face of the facts. The wholeness reversed is all about the uncoupling process and its time for smashy and nicey to not make it a comedy of manners. There is a likelihood of a coming to terms with the realities and for it to be all too familiar it takes a better man to not get all contemptible about the unfortunate positions we now find ourselves in. the journey is pending and the departure is set and all the goodbyes have been said it’s just the handover to those we are leaving behind, where the keys are, when the milk is delivered, where the meters are, what the neighbours are like etc etc.

Let loose and stepping out, a rich potential is in no doubt. No going back when the trip is booked, when a double portion is being cooked. Introductions have had their day, now the caravan of life is under way.


Short:


Stretching out into potential futures divides unions no need for sutures. Orientating on the new liner, feelings of optimism cant be finer, settle the kids and find the diner.


Clipped:


Relief improves accepting partings introducing movement.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


There are three upright and three reversed stones in the double spread with three mitigated actions from the reversed stones, five of the stones are even numbered and one is odd numbered. This gives the whole reading a very positive aspect given the lack of negative undercurrents presented.

Even though the reading has six groups present out of the possible nine there are only three multiple groups in the mix. The first of which is Cycle with a sensory or awareness shift happening as a mater of course in the daily proceedings. Then the ward of caution with a triple charm from Heimdall where care and preparation is the order of the way for the day. Tyr is the last multiple group and the pair aids balances and checks even appropriate actions, standing resolute against the larger numbers often the underdog but never the whipped pup by any means.


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Pivotal Points.

Single Stone.


Present.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Full Stature.

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.


With strength in the single present slot it is all about the personal stance, being adaptable in movement and responsive in action is the key to this stones advice. Rather than a stongman or brutal strength in force.

A resolute stance, ready for the chance, steady in the dance, step light in the prance. Foundations are set, going as far as we can get, and as well as chance will let.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Disruption (Rev NRM)/Hagalaz.

Disruption.
Receding Clamour.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Challenge.


The Warrior (Rev)/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Stand Steady.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Protection:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Action.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Being Well.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Rectification:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
Introductions.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


New Situation.


Signals/Ansuz.


Signals.
Parrying Riposte’s.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


A Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Summary.


The double spread starts of with Strength in the personal and is given the initiative from the self in action so being responsive is needed to gain the strength from the day. Disruption is reversed in the overview showing a diminishing in disruptions and even a greater clarity from it. The warrior is reversed and in challenge it put defence over attack. The self in action is all bout putting in the work and sticking to the program. Introductions and getting up to speed are all time consuming and with Initiation in sacrifice this is the cost. Messages and contacts and new communications and even contracts and agreements are well aspected in the outcome.

More resolute than a powerhouse pose, disruption diminishes in the close, defense is the best guard to have chose, the self as ever takes it on the nose. The learning curve still takes time, now signals are not flags in sight and line.


Short:


Dug in as the chaos stills, the guard in repose as he chills. Action calls and introduces a knowing exchange as ignorance loses.


Clipped:


Resolution calms attentions focus, revealing answers.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


There are four upright and two reversed stones in this double spread, with five odd numbered and one even numbered stones in the reading. This is all about action and endeavour and getting things done and communicating and exchanging. The positive aspect outweighs the negative undertones, giving caution its place and consideration more than lip service will be enough to keep on an even keel.

There are five multiple groupings in this reading. With a single quad from Cycle giving a manifest advancement to the self in understanding, new information and even appreciation. The quad of pairs has only one cautionary group with Heimdall advising caution and so with the initiation it takes time to get up to speed but when achieved it is full throttle and all gears access. The other pairs in the quad of pairs are Tyr, Freyr and Mystic and new and duty and not fully revealed are their undercurrents.


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Measuring Up

Single Stone.


Present.


Opening/Kuno.


Opening.
First Footfalls.

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.


With opening in the present single slot it is well aspected for the personal with a constraint in the global action slot giving the advantage and initiative to the personal in the present. Opening is all about seeing the opportunities, making new connections and lining up the ducks.

Opportunities are a knocking, and the news ain’t all that shocking, no need for horns locking, as we perform an orderly un-docking. The time to get used to all that must be, is as clear as mud for as far as we see. When the dust settles and clears, and the timid get over their fears, we will follow the course we will steer, without a crystal ball or seer.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
Departure Gate.

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.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Known Ways.

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.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Old Commitments.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Disembark Queue.

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.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Adjoining Flight.

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.


A well presented and nearly completely positive double layout reading. With opening in the present single slot the initiative is all on the personal. The first step of a journey has begun, the vulnerable feel the challenge of a solo flight, causing performance issues in the actions of the day. In this standstill the personal can pick up all the slack and get a good crack at the play for the day. The door ahead is about to become very clear as the weight of disbelief fades and the press of the day demands movement.

All in our hands now as we depart the den, making a journey to the best of our ken. Vulnerability is a tying bind, stagnating the old and informing the mind. The door is now open and the way clear, time to abandon any lingering fear.


Short:


Advantage retained, balances maintained, departure not detained, waiting is constrained, for the new direction to be gained.


Clipped:


Discovery outlines safer concerns defining direction.


Groups:


Cycle = 4.
Freyr = 3.
Heimdall = 3.
Mystic = 2.
Protection = 2.


Group effects:


The double spread is made up with six upright and no reversed stones there is three odd numbered stones and three even numbered ones. This gives the undercurrents a balance and the presentations (face values) an advantage of positive proportions.

The reading has only five multiple groupings with no single group representatives. There is a single quad from Cycle, this is a manifest level of returns, advancements, advantages and results in this configuration. There is a pair of triples with charming input from Freyr and Heimdall. Freyr is all about the new and Heimdall is all about caution from the shocked or those in disbelief and getting seized in the moment. This leaves a pair of pairs made up with Protection and Mystic, a good combination to have protection from mysteries and unseen forces.


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Drawing Lines.

Single Stone.


Present.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Expanding Bearing.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


Growth in the single present slot is twinned in the sacrifice slot in the global reading the mutuality is still ongoing as the initiative is shared as in harness.

Extending and reaching outside the bounds, as all of the potential is doing the rounds. Rooting deep and stemming high, extending branches to where the birds do fly.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Harvest (Rev NRM)/Jera.

Harvest.
Within Means.

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 fate.


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.


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.


Gateway (Rev)/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Center Stage.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Action.


Disruption/Hagalaz.


Disruption.
System Updates.

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.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Ground Breaking.

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.


Summary.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Social Equality.

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.


Spring. The equinox as the winter subsides and the dormant sun starts its new rise in the year.

The first warmth that wakes the sleeping seeds and starts the call to life. Renewal and refreshing the rejuvination process that adds a spring to the step of all living things that are mobile.

The bright hope of the forseeable prospects that come from the winter dream time when plans are made beneath warm covers, in snug botthies and quiet retreats.


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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



Summary:


The twinned stone is Growth in the single slot and the sacrifice slot in the double. A team in harness and the macrocosm aids the microcosm. The overview is concerned with a reduction in income with Harvest reversed and this concern has been going on for a while. Gateway reversed in challenge indicates a closing of doors and even a change of direction or status and occupation. Action is disrupted and even impeded at the moment as a transition is still in effect. Growth in sacrifice has an investment from the macro to the micro. Wholeness is a result of preparation and knowing and planning bringing a better means for provision.

New roots are taking form, as the harvest it below the norm, doors close and things change, disrupting action for a change. The tree sacrifices for the acorns good, and life is restored as it should.


Short:


Extending investments by diverting cash, avoids the disharmony of a crash. New shoots aid the whole, as we align to the new goal.


Clipped:


Expansion costs diverted, extending overheads returns.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread has four upright and two reversed stones with both the reversed ones mitigate, with three odd numbered stones and three even numbered ones the reading is more positive than the negative undercurrents have an effect on the spreads. This is a transitional reading and the twinned stones are a good indication of gain and advancement.

There are only four multiple groups in this reading a quad a pair of charms and a pair. The quad Cycle is a manifest level of returns for the self, improvements, upgrades and new grounds and understandings even insights. Joy and Heimdall are the paired charms that feed off one another and the result is preparation brings joy at manifestation. The final pairing is Tyr and appropriate, returns, obligations and even bold actions and deliveries.


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Best Interests.

Single Stone.


Present.


Strength (Rev)/Uruz.

Strength.
Lighter Touch.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Summary.


Strength reversed in the present slot of the single spread in this reading show that when you increase mobility (Action slot) you are less armoured, light infantry, light mounted, troupe carriers. All of these are a little more vulnerable but even the tortoise can teach a lesson on armour over speed. So lighten the grip, lessen the bag weight, be more flexible, but all to stay on target to lose no ground but to sidestep and even be lighter on our toes. To ward deflect and sidestep any direct attacks no kneejerk or ham fisted clunking fist approach to finding out that head down horns engaged head banging is useless, time to find another measure to stay on track.

Time to relax that guard, to take the easy over the hard, even time to play the bonus card, more a faucet than a shard. The time is ripe and the moment ready, that we know how to deal the steady, not end up just throwing the teddy. Five Stone Spread


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Signals (Rev)/Ansuz.


Signals.
Cross Talk.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


A Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Challenge.


Defense/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Known Ways.

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.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Great Divide.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


A Four Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr.


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Water:


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


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


Sacrifice.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Humble Being.

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.


New Situation.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Seeing Clearer.

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.


As Strength is reversed in the present slot it is in response to Movement in action and is just par for the course for getting light on your toes. The signs are mixed and the signals are not clear it could even be badly crossed lines. Movement also has an effect on the Challenge as Defence on the move has to be light and responsive with advance guards and scouts as well as bringing up the rear. Movement in action is a long prepared and well defined preparation in action. Having to fit in with the herd is called for from the self and the sacrifice is all to the later good. This will aid and facilitate the expected Breakthrough as the journey gets under way.

Lighten the load, not subject to goad. Reserved and more laid back, still poised not getting slack, two agendas one single track, taking in turns to avoid the flack. A mobile watch aware of everything, leaves sacrifice for the self to bring. Once the dues have all been paid, and all the best plans have been laid, the journey will be anything but staid.


Short:


Out of the armour into fatigues, translation is lost over the leagues. Up sticks and pack the load, movement by choice not goad. Laying down the initial need, to facilitate the better deed.


Clipped:


Patient interpretations guard against missing advancement.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


There are four upright and two reversed stones in the double spread with five odd numbered stones and a single even numbered stone in the reading. The advantage is lost as the responsibility in a joint microcosmic and macrocosmic movement is the initiative is passed back and forth depending on where the focus of need or concern is most manifest. Movement gives the initiative to the global at this juncture and for the moment to keep the first steps fluid and stable. There is a higher leaning towards the undercurrents and they are balanced by the presentations so trust and the tried and tested are called for given the negative undercurrents.

The reading has five multiple groupings with a pair of quads and a single triple and a pair of pairs making up the multiples. This hand is two pairs for the player in investments that pay of well after they mature. The two quads are a manifest level from the groupings. The beneficiary is through Cycle all about the self. Mystic is all about finding our and getting to know, an induction and initiation is the undercurrent of this pairing. Tyr is all about the balance this charm is key to appropriate, debts and restorations. This bring us to Freyr and Rectification as paired pairs they are about the new ground and this link implies old skills resurrecting and brushing up on rusty ones as well. All in all for such a heavy set of undercurrent negatives little damage to the well prepared and the rust will be up to speed in no time.


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Capability.

Single Stone.


Present.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Steady Stream.

On the river the ship has a master at the wheel, driven by experience and the feel
When all the passengers start to settle, and a crisis creates a test of metal and fettle
A roll call is needed for the new seeded so all the assembled can then be heeded
As the berths are then taken, by the worried and the shaken none can be mistaken.


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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

Tyr:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Summary.


This stone has a twin in the outcome in the global spread and the mutuality of it is strong. Flow is all about exchanges and relationships it is a clear indication of a fluidity to events and transactions as well as relationships, the fact that it is reflected in the outcome is a double boost for the personal.

As fluid as the flow suggests, it still surpasses all temporal tests, as life is known for its little jests, and this is where the moot point rests. All exchanges are aimed at a mutual return, as first you then I get a turn. The exchanges are smooth and easy, and the trip becomes a lot more breezy.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


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.


Challenge.


Opening/Kuno.


Opening.
Narrow Passage.

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.


Action.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Peak Timing.

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.


Sacrifice.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Like Minded.

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.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Liquidity.

On the river the ship has a master at the wheel, driven by experience and the feel
When all the passengers start to settle, and a crisis creates a test of metal and fettle
A roll call is needed for the new seeded so all the assembled can then be heeded
As the berths are then taken, by the worried and the shaken none can be mistaken.


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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

Tyr:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Summary.


The twinned stone is a good long term indicator for a trend that has just started. The fluid exchange between the personal present and the outcome global is a good indicator of smooth transitions. There is a need to stand strong in the overview in light of difficult and trying times, the need to hold fear at bay and to not shut down and restrict is an obvious challenge. The fertile ground of our actions as responses instead of reactions will give a yield we will need in times to come. The closing of old contracts and leaving old restricted partnerships is just a little past time, but the transitions will be smooth in the end as we are better prepared than the gossip would suggest.

Relationships fine a fluid response in exchanges, as the daily routine goes through changes. Allowing us to stand in better resolve, as the problem stack up to solve. Potential is being better seen, in where we are going not where we have been. Parting of the way was on the cards, and old contracts are torn in shards. The twin micro to the macro, is the way that we will learn to grow.


Short:


Capitalising on opportunity sets a resolve in our challenges, the potential for new relationships will all be better in the flow.


Clipped:


Fluidity powers opportune potential divides easily.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


There are six upright stones in the reading with five even numbered stones and one odd numbered one in the double spread. There is a twinned stone in the personal and the outcome, this alignment for a nearly complete positive reading is a boost of more than the sum of the parts.

With a twinned stone in the personal and outcome slots adding a double to flow, also has the strength of no single stones from any group, there are five multiples with a quad or four of a kind that is all geared to a quad of charms having a palpable realisation in the processes. Cycle has a strong tie to Tyr meaning that doing the right thing brings rewards and benefits. Mystic and Freyr share an affinity for new and revealing and mystic assistance to the paired charms. The final group water has a sole beneficiary in the twinned stone Flow and so give the feel of a fluid situation with no impedance to the trend in place.


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Studying Form.

Single Stone.


Present.


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
Rude Awakening.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Summary.


An introduction, a rude awakening, a revelation as we come to terms to finding out. Being well informed is the best tool against ignorance and propaganda. We are all sitting waiting to hear si the gist of the initiation. The single slot of the present has no advantage as introductions and coming to terms takes time and this initiation started a few readings ago.

A pause a hiatus for understanding to grow, that adds to the central core of what we know. A point of reflection to take stock, as the rumours still circulate the block.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
New Threshold.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Step through the gateway now.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Challenge.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Karmic Returns.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Rectify:


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


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


Action.


Defense/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Preperation.

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.


Constraint (Rev)/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Faiths Bonds.

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.


Opening (Rev)/Kuno.


Opening.
Detours.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Summary.


Information is trickling in with more than an inkling, a goal is becoming clear, as we manage with what is and meet the challenges better. The impulse to react must be held in check but must still show form. The methods they slip past our defences must be managed better.

Information is trickling down, met with consternation and a frown. A doorway has closed a corner turned, no bridges broken or burned, the yield is the best to be returned. Defence is a reaction to provocation, constraint reducing is a vocation. A narrow line is a single file, the state of the path for a while.


Short:


Getting to know what is the way to respond, reduces the margins and protects the core restricting options and targets.


Clipped:


Understanding reasons brings secular restraint opportunities.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double layout has four upright and two mitigated reversed stones in the reading, with four odd numbered stones and two even numbered ones in the reading. There is no advantage defense is a learned experience and every learning opportunity has a curve and this one is not steep but is progressive and will take time before a healthy realisation sinks into pragmatic actions.

There are five multiple groupings in this reading, with a triple quad and a paired pair in the full house with three of a kind and a pair. The charm of this reading is that the charm of fours has one third aimed at caution and preparation being manifest from Heimdall, the Mystic implies hidden and slow revelation in a palpable fashion. Then there is the manifest realities for the self from Cycle and this is a slow revelation process of initiation. There will be no escalation as each cell is isolated and seizes its own opportunities and there is no concerted effort behind this charm realisation. The final pairs have Freyr indicating new and even revelations and Rectification bring a judicial balance of Karmic proportions underpinning the triple quads.


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Testing Waters.

Single Stone.


Present.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Good Feelings.

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.


Summary.


Joy is in the best position and is gaining the advantage in the reading as it is twinned in the Sacrifice slot for the global and this is all good for the personal present.

Joy is a pleasure that is best shared, that is a spontaneous response to well fared, as all the worst feelings are impaired, delivering good to the best cared.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
Getting the Hang.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Challenge.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Own Err Ship.

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.


Action.


Strength (Rev)/Uruz.

Strength.
Temperance.

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.


Sacrifice.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Advantage Given.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


New Situation.


Defense/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Shielded.

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.


With Joy in a twinned situation in this reading the advantage goes to the personal over the global. A learning curve for the new way of going is in the overview and it still needs letting go of some old baggage. A lighter hand and a reduction in tension and forced drives is just a pause before we head into high gear. What the moment loses the personal gains from Joy, the best defence is being inoculated against the attack.

Joy is the pleasure, that is best shared at leisure, its twin concedes its treasure. Introduced to a new goal, as some possessions are paid as a toll. Les power in the play is the order of the day, as joy concedes our way, while the shield of preparation guards the way.


Short:


Feeling good at the new message lightens the load and the heavy hand pleasing the best forms of shielding that the situation gives.


Clipped:


Enjoyment introduces lighter weight reinforcing shields.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double layout has five upright stones and one reversed one, with three even and three odd numbered stones in the reading. The undercurrents are all more positive than a transitional trends double layout normally brings so this is an easy transition and is well aided.

The reading has six multiple groups in the double spread with a quad and a sensory of pairs. The fact that Freyr is all about the new and it has a palpable presentation in a quad manifestation means that the new and even the unusual or not expected will be ripe ground for this manifestation of the group. The pair of pairs Heimdall and Rectification speak of preparations and appropriateness and are a minor caution considering how positive the reading is. Cycle is the beneficiary in this large five of a kind (pairs) with Joy and Mystic working well to provide good surprises that are outside the sphere of the obvious. All in all a very good reading for the day and the way.


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Phoenix Flight.

Single Stone.


Present.


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
Realisations Extents.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Summary.


Initiation is the process of gaining understanding, being made privy to the ways and means. Being introduced to how things are done. This level of understanding is reserved for those that have shown enough understanding to be in need of direct instruction before they get the wrong end of the stick to get them up to speed asap. There is an element in this new trend and it will last for some time and will take as long as it takes till we are indoctrinated into the knowing to get to our destination.

Introduced and taken in hand, no longer a groupie but part of the band, now that we know the lay of the land, as we lay new footsteps in times grainy sand. Getting to know the way ahead, always stands the seeker in good stead, no longer being the easily led, planting a new crop in a better bed.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Harvest (Rev NRM)/Jera.

Harvest.
Modest Returns.

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 fate.


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.


Three Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Rectify:


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


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


Challenge.


Wholeness (Rev NRM)/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Break Away.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Action.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Owning Ground.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Opening/Kuno.


Opening.
Developments.

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.


New Situation.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Best Yield.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


The reading has no advantage as it is a double spread with a leaning towards fitting in with the trends that will get us to our best destination. The easy thing to remember with a change is sometimes it is a force of nature, sometimes it is a destination taking advantage of a route to it and vice versa.

Initiation give an in depth introduction to the ways to proceed, the real nature of others and the means to specific ends. The worry about a reduction in income is highlighted in the overview and it is all about the seeding for the changes to be harvested. A separation in the challenge is highlighted as wholeness shows the extent of a split and not just a single one but a step in the right direction. Growth is actively being pursued and the old means are being left as new ground is being cultivated.

The introduction has now begun, the old expectations need a bung, wholeness delivered a bee that stung. New pastures are showing form, and growth expectations are exceeding the norm. Awareness is extending the shield, to keep safe the expected yield.


Short:


Catching on and paying in, separation is a mutual win. New pastures are prepared, after openings were dared. The bounty that is set to come, will be worthwhile and better fun.


Clipped:


Introductions dues separate developments into returns.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


The reading has four upright and two reversed stones, with five even numbered and one odd numbered stones in the double spreads. This is a positive reading the undercurrents all aid good results and minimal impedance. The mitigate reversed stones indicate a reduced representation of the upright meanings. Wholeness from division is all about reestablishing the equilibrium of identity outside the group, a holistic action in itself. The stronger the individual parts the stronger the collective. All in all an initiation into self empowerment in a fertile opportunity coming into being.

There are five multiple groupings in the reading, with a quad a triple and a charm of pairs. The quad Cycle is a palpable realisation for the self in improvements and growths even realisations and understanding. Caution is the charm of Heimdall and preparation is its watch word this is good advice when finding our feet and balancing our equilibrium. The charmed pairs take their tone from Joy, Mystic brings surprises and revelations as Tyr consolidates the charm and grounds the pairs appropriately. Sometimes you need a forrest fire to improve the ecosystem, even a ground clearance does not have the same effect.


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Common Wealth.

Single Stone.


Present.


Gateway (Rev)/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Another Opens.

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.


A reversed gateway in the present personal slot is indicative of a door being closed, an old route is cut off and is replaced by another means or destination taking its place. The stone is not upright and is also an odd number so no advantage there then, but it is par for the course for a change of direction or destination and emphasis's that the onus is on the self to make the necessary changes and adjustments.

As the lay of the land once went, we were on a course to where we were sent, a change of course has the map now rent, and out time will be better spent. One door closes and a new way is shown, not by how the bones were thrown, or by a decree from the highest throne.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
Under Way.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


I will to will Thy will.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Challenge.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Holding Course.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Action.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Coasting Momentum.

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.
Cancel Contracts.

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 Warrior (Rev)/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Mobile Wards.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Protection:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


This double spread is all about the transitions and the changes and the new standing they will bring. Gateway reversed is a closing door as we set of on the first leg of a new journey. The challenges are all about fitting the new remits, getting in under the wire and still meeting the deadlines. The action at the moment is to wait till the previously initiated actions drive the moment, the separation was inevitable and it will have all defenses on a stand down for the moment as things get ready to get up to speed in the new course of action.

As we passed the old mile stone, it became necessary to strike out on our own, there is no need to set a derogatory tone, or like the dog worry the bone. The trip is now in our sight, and is shining a new visionary light, not the time to have an in-house fight. A pause and the patience to see it through, as we see what old partners will do, time for R&R for the faithful crew, maybe even an excuse for a brew.


Short:


A new route is set in our sight, the journey is looking well bright. The restrictions are all for the best, this is no competition or ego test. Wait for the moment to kick in, as our old contracts settle in the bin, there is no loss with no war to win.


Clipped:


Redirected detours push timings split-second contentions.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


There are four upright and two reversed stones in the reading, with five odd numbered and one even numbered stones in the double spread. There is no clear advantage to the undercurrents of the stones as they balance out in the swings and the roundabouts. There is a clear indication of trends as opposed to messages and it clearly supports actions in the pipeline that are about to take up momentum.

There are five multiple groupings in the double spread with a quad and a quad of pairs. There is a benefit to the manifestation of advantages and advances for the self in real terms as indicated by the Cycle group. Out of the four pairs the link between Protection and Heimdall indicate that even when we relax we must maintain our awareness and focus even if we are not on guard. The final pairing of pairs has Tyr and Freyr boosting new starts and even balancing the old obligations as we make the exchanges from the old path to the new direction.


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Murphy's Law.

Single Stone.


Present.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Progressive Advances.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


A Four Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr.


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Water:


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


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


Summary.


At last Movement all that standstill was becoming too much to bear. The impetus is on the personal with Journey again in the action slot and the game moves on. All the false flags aside and the signals all in a mix we are all back on track. Breaking camp and slipping the moorings all in the bag and now heading back into the channel. Game on.

A late message caused a delay, now its digested were on our way. The smoke is clearing, now there is nothing to be feared. The open sea calls to the adventurers heart, and the impulse makes it easy to make a start.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Disruption/Hagalaz.


Disruption.
Furniture Movement.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Challenge.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
The Vanguard.

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.
All Aboard.

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.


Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.

Defense.
Keep Moving.

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.


New Situation.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Elevated Satisfaction.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Summary.


The double spread is a fair reading after a hiccup. Movement is a clear sign to get under way, the disruption will clear as the intention is settled into place and we all sing from the same hymn page. The challenge needs the fortitude and experience of the spiritual warrior as the journey gets back under way. A mobile defense has no walls to man the ramparts from so a certain amount of exposure is inevitable. The right preparation and awareness of the likely outcomes are good cause for joy and celebrations.

After the pause the attention leapt, avoiding chaos has become adept. Attention and care are online, as direction gets back on time in line. Precaution by all the best lookouts, and a good smattering of scouts. The payoff will bring a good feel, all in the pride know the deal.


Short:


Returning to the task at hand, hectic preparations now in hand, the trip resumes as was planned, now paranoia has been panned, now looking forward to better tanned.


Clipped:


Advancing preparations preserve movements defensive feel.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


The reading has five upright and only one reversed stone and that one is mitigated by the sacrifice, with four odd numbered and two even numbered stones in the double layout. This is a clear indication of a resuming of the travel plans and that a hiccup has little or no effect on the planned action.

The double layout has all the groups represented in the spreads with an amazing seven multiple groups in the reading. There are a pair of triple groups and a quintet of pairs in the reading. The pair of charms are the Cycle and Protection groups and protection is as powerful as a charm itself so a solid combination. The five pairs only has one fifth advising caution as Heimdall suggests, but this does imply not to drop the guard just to stand easy. The other four Tyr and Freyr are about developments and appropriateness and new going hand in hand. The other pairing pair are Water giving pace and flow a place to express and Mystic implying new territory also boosting Freyr and Tyr as paired pairs.


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Civilisations Collapse.

Single Stone.


Present.


Standstill (Rev NRM)/Isa.


Standstill.
Departure Prep.

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.


Standstill in the present slot is a mitigated reversed stone with a negligible negative impact. The moorings have been slipped and the anchor is being weighed. The disruption in action demands we must remain mindful of the bustle in the crew manning the decks and getting us under way, and not impede their progress.

Under starters orders and waiting for the gun, knowing that that is the start of the fun, as the year turns bringing more sun, and the wicked know the work is never done. Wriggle room and slipping moorings are the room to move, seeing the lay of the land as the shadows show the groove.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Harvest (Rev NRM)/Jera.

Harvest.
Squireling Away.

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 fate.


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.


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.


Signals (Rev)/Ansuz.


Signals.
Gist Relating.

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.


Disruption/Hagalaz.


Disruption.
Methodical Reform.

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.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Falling Together.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


New Situation.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Rerouting.

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.


Standstill in the personal present is all about caution in the chaos, as disruption reigns it is good sense to be wary and to step lightly round the pits and pitfalls. A price to pay up front is better than the cost over the next few decades, never a good time to stump up but better the penny now than the pound later on. Messages are more than a little confused as the disabilities and shortfalls disappear from sight behind a good management system making it look like all is normal, but the reversal will clear it all up soon. Mixed messages and getting the wrong end of the stick are the stock in trade for the mayhem that is disruption. A herd split develops two leaders for the herd to follow, but their drive is to reunite, unless it goes on longer than is good for the original group a necessary sacrifice for the liberation rights. A new directive and course will be developed from the new situation once all the smoke and mirrors settle back down.

Small moves and light steps, just as Heimdall preps. Cough up and pay the pot, not the time to count what we got. Incoming messages are more than mixed, a bad time to play to games that are fixed. Disruption is the storm that blows, dividing the team as fate goes, when the dust clears be on our toes.


Short:


On our marks ready to go, on the front foot not heel but toe. Steady the bill pay the due, confusion is not down to you. Interruptions will hold sway, as division slits the steady way, a clarity of purpose will be here any day.


Clipped:


Poised preparations communicate flexible divergent purposes.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


The reading is made up by three reversed (two mitigated) stones and three upright ones. There are five odd numbered stones and only one even numbered stone in the double spread. The negative undercurrents can be offset with clearer communications as the challenge as well as making the sacrifice by making a clean break. Wholeness in disruption makes two or more complete parts that all achieve individual wholeness in their new status.

There are only four multiple groups in this double spread with one quad a triple charm and a pair of pairs. The quad Heimdall is a palpable and physical need for caution to avoid falling masonry, furniture movements and paths crossing. The benefits are all in Cycle and the charm is a minority report sense of timing in chaos. Freyr and Mystic are all about new, unexpected but revealing and informing is in a lateral position in the undercurrents.


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Courted Balls.

Single Stone.


Present.


Opening/Kuno.


Opening.
New Position.

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.


With Opening in the present and being upright and an even number the mutual chariot team is described with a journey in action and the moorings being clipped by defense reversed in the overview, as we enter virgin waters with protection in sacrifice as we head towards a a complete fiscal and autonomous segregation by sovereign destinies.

Opening is well aspected by the other stones in a mainly very positive undercurrents reading. New ways of seeing are settling into place, even old guard and old hard liners are beginning to see the need for change for the digital age and to see that a parting of the ways is inevitable as much as it is necessary for the twin paths of the four nations. Scotland is the rearguard and England and Wales are the advance vanguard and need to get out and on. We still have some housekeeping to do and some sorting out but we will be investing in the commonwealth and bringing nations that were once invaded into the world community as full members of a world platform that does not dictate but encourages their self development to get there. Having learned to not invade and to not dictate has take a few centuries and as one of the four nations that did and that made so much from slavery it is clear that we owe this and will take to it like ducks to water.

As the map is laid out on the table, the bigger picture is no longer a fable. The way ahead is to atone for the past, for that that was first will now be the last. To invest in the need to lend a hand, to get people of their knees in their own land. This is not the way that the four first planned, but this is the way that truth has now scanned.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.

Defense.
Advance Footing.

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.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Elated Payoff.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Action.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
Strike Camp.

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.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Relinquishing Ground.

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.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Breaking Ties.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


Opening is all about seeing clearer and not being misled by preconceptions, no longer following the directive but setting up our own harness and lifting our own load. Defense is all about the vulnerable state of heading out on our own, this brings a challenge to joy again but there is no need for worry and fear as it is just the delay before the enthusiasm kicks in. The process of striking camp and packing up is under way as the Journey takes on form and function. The fort and the safe harbour are swapped for the mobile guard of the open road in an even sacrificial swap. The separation has been all talk for the last wee while and the reality is starting to take shape and form.

As the veil is lifted from the eye, the light is blinding as it kills the lie. The homestead and common ground, is being swapped for newer ground. The payoff is put on a temporary delay, as action swings into its sway. All guarantees have been left behind, as the route and trip fill the mind.


Short:


The landscape is taking shape, vulnerability to the open scape, hard effort replaces the jape, the trip raises hackles in the nape. Some sacrifice is par for the course, as two paths is a destinal force.


Clipped:


Clarity requires assessments process shielding movement.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


The reading is made up with five upright and one mitigated reversed stone. The double has five even numbered stones and only one odd (also the reversed stone). The harness is personal and global working as a team, the need to put on the harness and brace for the load is immanent.

This full house is another good reading that has five multiple groupings in the double spread. There is a triple (three of a kind) triple a charm of charms and all positively aspected. There is also a pair of pairs a hand of thee of a kind and a pair is a full house being dealt by the fates. The first triple is a charm of protection with only one third being from a reversed stone and two thirds from positive stones. This charm is being more than just lucky and does not carry the warnings of Heimdall. Freyr and Cycle charms are for new beginnings and starts, even a continuance and to the personal benefit no less. The pairs have Heimdall giving a double word of caution, but good preparation will be all that is needed here. Mystic is well aspected with a good aid to the Freyr and Cycle as well as Protection groupings. A very good and even well aspected reading all in all.


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Bottom Trawling.

Single Stone.


Present.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Bountiful Gains.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Rectify:


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


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


Summary.


Harvest is an upright stone and is an odd number with a boost from the Action slot in the global spread and separation bringing a challenge to the table.

The whole benefit of this stone in the present personal slot is it forms the scope of expectations, whittles away the overestimation's and gets back down to the seed to be sown and the soil to sow it in.

The scope of things to come, are not always best measured by number one, it will show the best way once begun, and the results can be measured by the ton. The space is prepared, the idea understood, now the direction is for the nations good, as the word from others is unpalatable food, as they doa as they please and tell us what should.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Chocking 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.


Challenge.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Choice Moments.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Action.


The Self (Rev)/Mannaz.


The Self.
Selflessly.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


Something will have to give.


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Rectification:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Parting Ways.

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.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Till U C The Whites.

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.


This is a easy reading with very few complications the stones are positive except for the action is reversed. The undercurrents are at odds but to no great danger.

The present focus is about the outcomes and Harvest sums this up well, it is all about the personal as the political has other undisclosed agendas that are not in our collective interests. The constraints of leaving brings to bear having to take on more responsibility and accountability. Joy is challenged almost a case of take the joy out of that as fate deals this hand. The universe is expressing a disposition to the collective rather than the personal. The sacrifice of stepping out on our own path has costs, that staying also has but the personal will have a bigger slice of the pie through independence. This will allow the time to think and to make a good assessment before we renegotiate as we all have to anyway. Britain with the EU, Scotland with Britain and a deal for the modern age that has no historic baggage is what is called for, taking the time now to do this is better than falling foul later and being forced to stick with a bad deal that circumstances and commitments will not allow for then.

Harvest is bringing the crop to mind, laying restrictions of various kind, making it hard pressed for joy to find, seeing the self is not all in the mind. Leaving the team is a matter of time, like leaving the nest to pursue your own line. This sets back the progress that’s made, but the freedom it brings knocks that in the shade.


Short:


Potential is restricted with duty at the helm, spreading the isolated differences to greater personal yield.


Clipped:


Potent confines, duty enforces divergent positions.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


The reading has five upright and one reversed stone in the double spreads, there are four odd number and two even numbered stones in the reading. The self reversed in the action slot is advising against selfish acts with the harvest in the present situation slot this is to the better advantage for both the global and the personal.

There are five multiple groupings in the reading with one triple and a quad of pairs. Heimdall is advising caution, this is aimed at selfish actions and greed, so temper the impulses. The quad of pairs is a strong union of four with Tyr and Rectification giving the biggest boost to the pairs, Cycle and Joy are the recipients in the paired pairs quad bond.


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Virgin Steps.

Single Stone.


Present.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
And They're Off.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


A Four Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr.


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Water:


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


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


Summary.


The idea that Movement in the personal is all about transport is not quite true, the stone is upright and is an odd number. The fact that the lights on the global action slot just turned to red and the personal movement has been given the green light are the real indication of this single stone in the double spread.

The universe waits while we take our turn, getting off our marks and ready to burn. The present onus is on the initiative, less about the take and all about the give. The ball at the foot and the field is free, of all the worst obstacles of all about me.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Good Foundations.

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.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
W
Fare well.

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.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Holding Ground.

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.


Disruption/Hagalaz.


Disruption.
Token Delays.

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.


The Warrior (Rev)/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Entrenched.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Protection:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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



Summary.


The double spread reading is all about the positive, challenge and action are indicating the initiative is with the personal in the present.

Movement in the present is facilitated by a standstill or hiatus in the flow of events, quite a good time to hammer home advantages, take up a better grip, settle the pack and straighten the ties. This all shows the need for to be strong and secure even decisive in the breaks, the challenge to existing relationships and partnerships is clear and present. As the universe waits for the other shoe to drop, routines and standing orders are all being upset and redrawn. This all should be dealt with on an even footing, avoiding the impulse level to kick out and to cut and run.

As the ground is open and easy, the new developments are not as breezy. Taking up the reigns and settling the weight, nothing in this development is down to fate. Stand strong and ready to bear the changes, as a parting of the way rearranges. Waiting till the debris has settled and cleared, the inconvenience is never as bad as feared. Stand down from being on guard, waiting the opportunities in the fray is hard.

Short:


The green light while driving, boosts the advantages of dividing, as the wait till the clarity is clear, interruptions are just nothing to fear, keeping loose and ready to move, off the front foot and well in the groove.


Clipped:


Initiative boosts forerunner insights clearing worries.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


The feel of this double is a facilitation of transitions, a universal bowing of the will to the initiative of the personal. There are five upright stones and one reversed one, with five odd number stones and only one even numbered one. The reading is still all about the transition and it showing landmarks but no scale.

The reading has six multiple groupings with a single quad and a quintet of pairs. The Cycle quad is a palpable and manifest improvement, even a marked recovery or advancement. Then there is the five pairs Heimdall is the only group bringing caution to the layout. Tyr and Freyr work well together in bold and new and this leaves the last pairs. Water and Mystic add to a flow and progression and new and unknown even revealing all come from the pairs. This will add a flow to the proceedings even a tempo or beat, it adds an advantage to new, renewals and hidden being shown and known. A good learning grouping and a good boost to new and even the resurrected.


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Grounding Basics.

Single Stone.


Present.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Taking Stock.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Rectify:


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


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


Summary.


Harvest is well aspected in the present and indicates returns and even increases as well as extensions and continuances. After the last two twinned stones it is a good followup stone to the trend with the emphasis on ‘in its turn’ after ‘what came before’ and all.

Potential is showing better than before, now that duty has outlined the chore, the golden thread is visible from the core, though now is not the time to keep a score.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
Making Strides.

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.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Setting Resolve.

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.


Opening/Kuno.


Opening.
Broadening Horizons.

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.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Starters Orders.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


A Four Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr.


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Water:


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


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


New Situation.


Joy (Rev)/Wunjo.


Joy.
Stoicism.

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.


Harvest in the present as the personal slot is all about establishing, grounding and settling into the ways and means of moving it along and keeping it going. The challenge is being met and even gaining successes while action is all about the preparations and getting into the routine. The impetus is under sail and the task is suppressing the joy of the journey as we get under full sail.

New developments and extending ground, now that the delays are unbound, and eye is set now to where we are bound, once we take the time to get our head around. The line is moving and making its way, as we all reshuffle to better make the day. Time to leap for joy at another time, as we complete each part just doing fine.


Short:


Settling in to the long haul car, even if the journey ain’t that far. Now our head has the map right, and the development is producing more light. Speed is still rising to cruise, delaying joy but not to lose.


Clipped:


Developing routes being expanded delays payoffs.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


The reading has all the groups present in the makeup with six multiple groupings in the double. There is a pair of charms with the continuance of Freyr and Cycle new, self and resurrections are all well aspected. This leaves the quad of pairs no real warnings with this quad of pairs. A manifest level for Bold and appropriate from Tyr and Mystic building a bond with new and revealing of the new. Joy and Rectification indicate a good bind with emotional satisfaction in putting right and repairing. All in all a very positive set of trends and a good set of groups with no hidden dangers. May make for a slow even a tedious day though.

A double reading with five upright stones and only one reversed stone, there are three odd numbered and three even numbered stones with no bad warnings the general feel is a challenge is still ongoing and a cash buffer or backup is on hand in case but will be the better used as a second investment after the first returns.


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Stronger Lines.

Single Stone.


Present.


Signals/Ansuz.


Signals.
The All Clear.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


A Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Summary.


This is a double with an adverse twinning in its layouts. As to advantages the message is implicit. It reflects the case that the global is not getting the message and the individual is. The global is so out of step as to be heading for a breakdown. Sticking to the inner drummer against the impressions from better sense is a bad route to be going down. The American revolution had this imperial arrogance of the too far removed from the front line getting it wrong and worse ignoring the need to gauge the mood better. It fully indicates that the pulse is being felt better in the personal and so it needs a collective push from the grouping of the like minded flashing the error to the runaway train as it gets up steam and is just a crash in the waiting if not the making.

Picking up the subtext in the exchange, can have the effect to rearrange, even if some will view it strange, its fast approaching time for change. The message was received, that the rulers have underachieved, as their own pressures they have relieved, there is still a fair distance yet to achieve.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Signals (Rev)/Ansuz.


Signals.
Impressions.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


A Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Challenge.


Defense/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Perimiter Patrol.

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.


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
First Impressions.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Opening/Kuno.


Opening.
Committed Route.

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.


New Situation.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Root Stocks.

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.


No mixed signals in the personal with this twinned stone giving the clarity to the self and the global is still in the dark even out of the loop. Defensive actions are all being questioned and all the kneejerks are getting short shrift. The learning curve is all in the catchup for the global, as old goals and paths have been left behind, as other goals are now firmly in mind.

Signs and portents are not easily seen, it takes attention even being keen, that with time understanding will glean, to beak of for the new not where we have been. Defence is a fear response and stance, that the truth cuts through at a glance, developing all that we can. Choices made leave others behind, the burdens of choices can resettle in kind.

Reading the spoor and following the gist, not to strange for clearing the mist, as the misunderstood just clench the fist, adding hurt to injury on their list. Ignorance of the facts, raises the frequency of attacks on pacts. A new grounding will be the action, for the more grounded faction. An assumed direction has now been passed, as new developments and plans are cast.


Short:


Seeing the gist is clearing the mist, personal raises and global shakes the fist. Wards are steroid reactions at best, as new inclusions have their jest, surpassing our previous best, completing the grounding of this test.


Clipped:


Understanding confuses fears kneejerk, developing provisions.


Groups:


Mystic = 5.
Freyr = 4.
Cycle = 4.
Heimdall = 2.
Rectification = 2.
Protection = 1.


Group effects:


The twin stone is a clear message to the personal and a confusion to the global as a top down vision is out of touch with the word on the ground.

The hand stands at two pairs in this double spread reading with five upright stones and only one reversed (in the global), there are four odd numbers and two even numbers stones. The positive aspects are not undermined by the odd undercurrents for the personal but it is not so good for the global.

There are six multiple groupings in this reading with an impressive quintet of mysteries, the veil may even be seen through as the mystery is revealed. There is a pair of quads with Freyr and Cycle giving the pairing a strength even a manifestation on new enterprises and personal progress. The last pair has a base of caution and paying dues from Heimdall and Rectification.


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Crediting the Universe.

Single Stone.


Present.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Cultivating.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Rectify:


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


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


Summary.


Harvest is well placed in the single layout and with Joy in the action and growth in the overview its not all just personal and is well aspected from the initiative to not stir up the waters and to take the bounty as it is delivered instead of trying to dictate to the universe how you would like it to feed you, thank you very much. A good one for the budget day and the benefits are there if you can see them.

In the present with an eye on the gain, where it starts one way and ends not the same, keeping an eye on all the changes is just insane, that once the dealing is done lift what does remain.


Five Stone Spread.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Developing.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Overview.


Challenge.


Gateway (Rev)/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Branching Out.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Action.


Joy (Rev)/Wunjo.


Joy.
Delayed Pay Off.

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.


Sacrifice.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Potents.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


New Situation.


Protection (Rev)/Algiz.


Protection.
Light Armour.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


The weakness of will, the uncertainty of indecision.


Two Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Summary.


The double is well aspected even with three reversed stones in the reading. All about mutual advances in the personal and the global so a double win for the day.

Harvest is seen in savings and returns, value for outlay and good benefits of all kinds. Growth is part of the season of sowing the seeds for the fall. A gateway has closed a path has been changed and the kids and the old ones are still kicking up a fuss. The joy-killers are out in force trying to force their way after the decision has been made, but a budget with a pot of sixty billion says we are more than ready for this change and it will be the remaking of this nation of four. The initial cost of financing the change of direction is just the price of the ticket for the journey to come. New ground does not come with guarantees and the assurances we are left with are experience, the ability to do well from little and to turn almost anything to our advantage. Not a bad skillset to have in the kitbag for the trip.

Prepare the day to reap the rewards, set a good perimeter and check the wards, time to cut the old ties and cords, as we avoid the need to draw swords. Expanding the horizon and the scope, though a door closed there is much hope. Action puts joy on a back foot, as fertility starts in the root. Time to light armour the way, as trust and faith will cut a sway.


Short:


Gains of every kind, expands the corners of the recessive mind, opening up new means to find. Delaying the payoff in the act, keeping focused on the fact, as potential is well packed, and defense is better packed.


Clipped:


Gaining ground returns greater investments assurances.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double has three upright and three reversed stones no real horror stories though even with two odd number stones and four even numbered ones in the reading. This is another trends analysis type double without the benefit of a twin stone to make it all that obvious. It still focuses on gains and investments and there are no big warnings or undercurrents to worry about here.

The reading has a pair of charms that compliment one another even if joy is suppressed in the layout it is retained in the undercurrents and the multiple groups. There is also a triple set of pairs this full house presentation is three of a kind and a pair though they are low numbers there is only two hands in the reading. The fact that Joy and Cycle is the pair of charms is well aspected with Joy indicating an ending and a very quick start no rest in the breaks so no payoff for a completion and a delay on the lift from a good start in a delay or pause. Heimdall is still the watcher counciling care and preparation, this leaves the flow between Freyr and Tyr with tyr indicating completions and Freyr indicating starts and continuances, so we have changed footing but not broken ranks on the change. A good start in a transition from a bad to a good footing.


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Single Stone.


Present.


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.


Summary.


Here is standstill reversing the action, and it is a twinned stone like yesterdays with the personal having the initiative, the privilege of setting things off, starters pistol style. The ball is at the feet and the moment is all to be had as the global passes the initiative to the personal.

As the ties are beginning to loose, the initiative is conceded from the deuce. Giving the reigns to the needs, freeing conventions and availing deeds. The moment meets the need, and the deed is ready to feed. The time is well spent giving the chance to play, while keeping the meaning in the say.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Opening/Kuno.


Opening.
Starters Gun.

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.


Challenge.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Waiting Turn.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Action.


Signals/Ansuz.


Signals.
Chained Comand.

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.


Defense/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Stock Aid.

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.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Channelling.

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.


With standstill twinned in the challenge and the challenge is positive and the personal is reversed it puts initiative to move at the feet of the footballer with the ball in his sphere of control. A development is being grounded and the global is standing still as it becomes manifest, communication lines are clearing and the camp is being broken for the trip. There are deadlines and new goals about to be agreed on and the direction is already set.

The ties are less and the the room is freer, dealing with the needs that are nearer, protecting all that is dearer. Reading the spoor and knowing the sign, stepping light ahead of the time. The guard recalled to the inner keep, ready for the task to meet.


Short:


Loosed from the ties, unbound by the lies. Making good ground, as initiative is unbound, global stillness has no sound, the message delivers the full pound, as the recalled guard comes round, a new freedom for the once bound.


Clipped:


Directives seek potential indicating near guard.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


Like yesterdays reading there is a twinned stone in the personal and the challenge slots giving the initiative to the personal. There are five upright and one reversed stones in the reading, with five odd number stones and one even numbered one. It is all about trends except for the initiative being all personal. Openings, messages and even just the feel are all good enough to start the play.

The double spread reading has only four multiple groupings, this quad has a quad a pair of triples and a pair in its collection. Heimdall is all about the manifest preparations it is a palpable feel to the affairs of the reading. Then the pair of charms Cycle gives the benefit to the self and Mystic leaves a lot to be interpreted and found in the moment. This leave the pair and Freyr is more about transition and new developments if not surprises.


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Hollow Lies.

Single Stone.


Present.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Final Leg.

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 is a twin stone reading with a mutual personal and global bind with Wholeness being duplicated in Challenge putting the onus on the self in the moment. It is a mutual advantage situation.

The stone is upright and is an even number. Wholeness is the completion of a cycle in this twinned representation delivering a boost to the global intent and the personal purpose. Time to accept the challenges and to rely on the provision and preservation's of previous sacrifices to get through the obstacles and probable interventions of chance en route. Heimdall requires caution and preparation in the moment with an eye on the long term over the immediate needs.

Coming to term by the date due, with the best preparation geared to the new, orientating on the greater not the few, to avoid the mirth that is found in the rue. Macro and micro meet as one, orientated on preservation in fun, not the firing of a pre-loaded gun, seeing the transition through till the job is done.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Rewarding.

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.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Cubing the Sphere.

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.


Opening/Kuno.


Opening.
Detour Mainstream.

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.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Needs Must.

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.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Potent Potential.

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


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


Completing a program and a task is reflected in the twin Wholeness presentation in the double spread reading. We only have to push the car for so long to bump start the car, that indicates a trip to the garage is on the cards at the next available time or opportunity that would be foolish to delay too long. The income and cash flow is one thing but the salary is the point being raised. The potential is being weighed and measured and in the end the results will all be down to having already put in the preparations and provisions to deal with the expectations and the hard work necessary to realise them. Opportunities and potentials areas ever in the eye looking for them and the readiness to meet them and the willingness to materialise them. Carry only what is needed to complete the tasks and to stay comfortable and focussed to complete the project. Rich potential is found more often in the acorn principle, that great things normally start of small and need initial tending and nurturing to get the right start before the mighty oak is delivered.

The circle completes at every turn, as essential is kept as the waste will burn, the action for butter is a steady churn, from the ready supply of milk in the urn. The crop of the milk is the butter and cream, that is the best return for the team, delivering the personal and global dream. Store the unneeded to empty the van, to better deliver the best we can. While delivering the goods on the round, an eye to book building can be found.


Short:


Aiding me is aiding you, the better bounty will have to do. As the greater need is clearly seen, the input is clear and clean. Taking to work the tools for the deed, for the better provision from the grain of the seed.


Clipped:


Completing potential, returns appropriate investment yields.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


The reading is all upright with four even numbered stones and only two odd numbered ones. The twinned stone indicates a union of macrocosm and microcosm indicate a challenge needing to be met and a preparation used to salve the final act into realising the final stages of a transition that leaves no alternative.

There are only four multiple groupings in this double spread twined stone reading, a triple and a triple of pairs, a greater and lesser charm in effect. Fate dealing an ace high and a low three two’s or three of a kind. The first is Heimdall and even though attention is focussed there is no real danger indicated by the other multiples. One third of the lesser charm is the personal results and developments from Cycle. The other two thirds of the charm Freyr and Rectification are a good team for grounding the potential in the moment according to the tools in the kit bag the storage available and the work put into the task. A personal and global challenge is in the final stages of completion and just needs that final push before delivery of the expectations, there may not be time to celebrate before the next stage starts, so stay loose.


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Corner Turned.

Single Stone.


Present.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Personal Views.

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.


The stone is upright and is the prime odd number for the self. The position is strengthened by the three reversed stones in the global challenge, action and sacrifice.

There is a clear advantage in the present swinging in favour of the individual, but from aiding the trends and going with the flow to harvest it. The core three positions of challenge, action and sacrifice are the hub of the readings realisation process.

Taking the time to see the line, is the difference between coasting and doing fine. Taking the actions that need to be done, reverses losses to being the one. Doing only the things that are right for you, is the very best that we can do. Whether just taking the chances for the single, that give the means to get out and mingle.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
Forward Impetus.

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.


Growth (Rev)/Berkana.


Growth.
Deep Rooting.

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 (Rev)/Kuno.


Opening.
Doors Closing.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Joy (Rev)/Wunjo.


Joy.
Realisation.

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.


New Situation.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Gaining Impetus.

On the river the ship has a master at the wheel, driven by experience and the feel
When all the passengers start to settle, and a crisis creates a test of metal and fettle
A roll call is needed for the new seeded so all the assembled can then be heeded
As the berths are then taken, by the worried and the shaken none can be mistaken.


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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

Tyr:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Summary.


As the charioteer of our life we balance the twin horses into a willing team as the self balances personal need and global duty. While the core reversed triple all have a statement in the midst of this reading. Growth being challenged in reduced opportunities to act on, means less time to enjoy the moment and to just keep cracking on for the duration. With an eye to the tiller keeping the line of the Journey as the goal to the process in the overview, and that Flow is the new situation states its all hands on deck to keep the course and to break the inertia and get up to cruise speed as soon as we clear the troubled waters. Time enough to count the winnings when the dealings done.

One foot in the water and the other on the land, following the decisions for which we planned. Balancing the need against the duty, taking enough to not deplete the booty. The trip was planned and is under way, and deserves attention to clearing the way. The season for growth is still shaking the cold, the seed must be strong and ever bold. Space is limited and demands invention, measured by a liberal measure of intention. Payoff of satisfaction is put on hold, as the flow of intention demands more bold.


Short:


Master of the ship at the wheel, keeping the weather eye on the deal. The course plotted is on form, potential is challenged more than norm. Developing opportunities for new ground, as expectations are reigned not bound. This dedication to keep it on the go, gives better direction a better flow.


Clipped:


Bearing transitions develops opportunities needing movement.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


The reading has three upright and three reversed stones, with five even numbers and one odd number stone. The general feel to the undercurrent to the disposition of the reading is still very positive and are par for the course for a transitional phase.

There is a quintet even an awareness of multiple groupings in the reading with a charm of charms and a pair of pairs in this full house of three of a kind and a pair in the layouts. The hand being dealt is still strong even if it is demanding, but barring a flush (a full group present) or just four of a kind there are no warnings in the double spread. One third of the charmed charm is Tyr demanding boldness and resolution and the charm will aid the input, Freyr is one third of this powered charm aids transitions new starts and first returns. This brings the benefactor for the self in improvements and advances even developments as Cycle indicates. The pair of pairs has a good combination as mysteries and surprises are full of joy. Not a bad reading even with three reversed stones, all indicating aid to transitions and new directions or projects.


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Short Changes.

Single Stone.


Present.


Signals (Rev)/Ansuz.


Signals.
Cloudy Waters.

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.


Summary.


False news and mixed signals and the suspicious misinformation of mischief. Not a good position to be in living in the assumed when the real bottom line no longer reflects it. Effectively keeps us out of step even two steps behind. The reversal of this in effect is us closing the gap and gaining a better understanding of the discrepancies. It is an odd numbered stone and so is a gain to the positive mathematically speaking on the positive negative axis, so a double negative minus from a minus stone is a positive gain.

A hazy residue from the clouded waters, is extending past the interrupts of rotters. Dissipation is a gradual process, that guards against all kinds of excess. Messages filter and are getting through, and all interpretations are down to you. As the stick has two ends, careful not to lose some friends.


Five Stone Spread.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Compounded Interest.

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.


Overview.


Challenge.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Steady Returns.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Rectify:


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


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


Action.


Separation (Rev)/Uruz.

Separation.
Three Fronts.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Reconstitution.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


New Situation.


Partnership (Rev)/Gebo.


Partnership.
Twin Paths.

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 double spread is all about unavoidable trends and their respective ends. Picking up quicker the actual meaning, the dissipation is aiding the better gleaning. Signals is adversely well aspected and indicates mixed messages being seen through, a better bottom line from a steady clarity from the smoke signals. False and fake is better discriminated as a result, leaving misinformation from bad intent and ignorance of all the facts is the last haze still misting crystal clarity. So this is a progression that has made great strides forward. Fertility is well aspected as an incentive in the overview for to keep to the program, the potential harvest still need a boost to the long term investments all the short stops are holding the turn of the tide. A redress to a slave and master needs a mutual stance after liberty to pay in willingly is advocated. There is a sacrifice to the old unified ideals as they are better served by separate paths to the same goals. This demands a change in standing and even a promotion for founder members according to seniority and contribution to level the partnerships to the cause of the course of actions targeted outcomes. Once the willing team is harnessed to the chariot of purpose they will share the load and the rewards.

The haze is lifting and the silt will settle, clarity lends temperance to the metal. Rich markets and fertile grounds, the news is now doing the rounds. Investment now is needed for better gains, that are not subject to the crops need of rains. Two scout parties cover more ground, fulfilling the map gaps by what is found. Two horses in the chariots harness pulling fore, is not half less but twice as much is more.


Short:


Confusions are dissipating, as promissory ground is fating. Future returns require a seasons seeding, a three front defense will be needing. Defend the most needed and move necessary round, as old dependencies are unbound.


Clipped:


Clearances potentials provide divergent joint resettlements.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


The reading has three upright and three reversed stones with only two odd number stones and four even numbered stones in the double layout. Division is not always seen as a positive action but when it is a status shift to eradicate an unbalanced superiority and the harness is built for two and no longer a leashed slave to a masters handling it is a mutual advantage and a better distribution of the load and the benefits.

There are only four multiple groupings in this reading, with one triple a charm for the self so no real danger and a triple of pairs. The Cycle strengthens the charm that keeps us safe in new ground and gives assurances of no change to position and the norm in the transition. This triple has one third caution, one third duty and retribution or restoration with one third new or transitions. This is not a bad thing as new ground is picked over till understanding of the lay of the land allows bolder steps.


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Facing Up.

Single Stone.


Present.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Secure Stance.

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.


The stone is upright and is an even number. With an advantage to the personal from the other stones in the reading.

The trends continue with the personal present all about protection. There are no guarantees in life but assurances are a realistic start where there are none. To defend, protect and even isolate from harsh or intrusive demands and events. With action bringing joy it is about defenses proving sound and reliable.

Preservation demands the best of skill, not from running risks and chasing the thrill, pressurising the moment to not stand still, more immersion than just having our fill, while treading water and trying to look full chill, without showing you've been through the mill.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Signals/Ansuz.


Signals.
Smoke Screening.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


A Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Challenge.


Opening/Kuno.


Opening.
Timed Departures.

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.


Action.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Enjoy Ment.

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.


Sacrifice.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Restoring.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


New Situation.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Steady Stance.

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.


A real positive reading with a good distribution and layout. The trend gives the advantage to the personal in the present and joy abounds.

Assurances replace the guaranteed stand, as we start the process to realise the planned. Communications are flying thick and fast, being out of touch is now all in the past, as the new stones have all been cast. Directing elation to the bottom line, welling the wellspring to feeling fine. Consolidation of the new ground, where assurances will always be found.


Short:


As agreements are settling, and signs are best fettling. Elation out pours to the point of welling, as completion arrives in an easy telling, replenishing all that was used in the felling.


Clipped:


Assurances given renew mutually robust welling.


Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread has six upright and no reversed stones, there are four even number and two odd number stones in the reading. There is an advantage to being protected and preserved in a transition, it usually speaks of good preparation and resources at the right time.

There are four multiple groupings in the reading, there are one quad, one triple and a pair of pairs. Only one group is cautionary and so has about an eighth of an influence with one half being a quad and a treble. With Freyr in the palpable quad mode it is all new and fresh and yet has similarities to other situations to feel familiar enough to get by, a quad is a manifestation level grouping and is palpable in realisations. Cycle is the triple and the charm in the groups and is well set between a quad and a pair of pairs. Mystic implies hidden and unseen but maybe not unexpected interventions as Heimdall councils preparedness and caution in the pressurised and contentious situations..


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Author:= Chris Millar