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Growing Pains.

Single Stone.


Present.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Convalescing.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Summary.


Another reading that gives a strong emphasis on the global facilitating the self over the global. The time out and the seasons end all have a tie in the idle time on our hands in a season driven world. The positive swing is still giving a steady boost to the status of the report of how it is. There are two stable mates here in the personal renewing and replenishing the self. While the Standstill in the overview is all about taking direction and even redressing destinations. A Journey that was expected and a destination once aimed for is sacrificed. The attention is focussed and care and caution are being exercised as a matter of course changes.

Renewing and reforming is getting up to speed, standing and taking stock the current deed. Time to leave the old beaten track, as fate reverses the current tack. The aim is being reset, and attention and focus are well set.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Engine Idling.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Challenge.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Conscious Uncoupling.

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.


Movement (Rev)/Ehwaz.

Movement.
Halted Progression.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Did you tie up your camel Mustafa?


Four Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Sacrifice.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
Backed Up.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


I will to will Thy will.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


New Situation.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Being Prepared.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Protection:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


No twin here but there are two stable mates with Wholeness making a repeat from yesterday as Heimdall unites the Standstill stone because healing and recuperation even convalescing is still all about rest and relaxation. Taking it easy even if gingerly after exertion and a change of direction is a clear state of this report.

Wholeness is recuperation and restoration, standstill is insisting on a forced stop and comes from the overview. Separation is a challenge after all being laid up means you have to rely on peoples free time for them to visit. All travel is halted and the gears are being dropped down to suit. Attention and focus are high as though convalescing is in place and exercise and concentration are being brought to bear.

Recuperation and restoration rule, movement is nearly breaking the rule. Dividing is still par for the course, movement stalls like thrown from the horse. A path has changed and destiny was rearranged. Attention is high and on focus, like the defender of the living locus.


Short:


Renewed and refreshed, stationary well fleshed. Leave the team to progress, changing direction is diverting, a new destination is directing. Ready and aware in ready attention, passing the word in the need to mention.


Clipped:


Recuperation settles divisions reversing divergent troubles.


Distribution.


Wholeness/Sowelu.

Standstill/Isa.
Separation/Uruz.
Movement (Rev)/Ehwaz.
A Journey/Raido.
The Warrior/Teiwaz.
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Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread reading has five upright and a single reversed stone in the presentation with three even and three odd numbered stones in the undercurrents. This 8/4 two thirds positive trend is still continuing a bias towards the presentations face value holding sway. The real bonus is again in the upper and lower hand of fate.

There are seven groups four of them are multiple groups there are two hand here of two full houses one personal and a global match, the two charms give the direction to the house inclination. The upper hand is towards the global Tyr giving a clear indication of standing against larger numbers and protection adding to the charm aiding provision or experience in the holding of ground. The split hand is all about the personal with Cycle as the charm focusing attention and awareness for changes and to keep preparation keen.


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Seasonal Shifts.

Single Stone.


Present.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Convalescing.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Summary.


A good indication of the positive trend again with a nine to three count a full three quarter positive orientation underpinning the presentation, undercurrents and the groups. An adverse twin in the personal and the global outcome indicate a holistic dependency and its you first in this case.

Wholeness may well be facing something in you that needs the attention as gateway asks for action and a threshold even a seed change will all be in the flow here. A steady hand at the tiller and a good line is the tack to take. This will separate and be a solo journey and the residual global adjustment will see redundant forms falling off the over bloated systems and reforming in a more stream like fashion.

Taking the healing line to feeling fine, a steady pace keep the trip all on time, a steady course and good line, knowing the gateways threshold by the sign. Leaving the obsolete to fall away, as restoration makes the day.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Changing Pace.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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

Tyr:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Challenge.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Setting Foundations.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Action.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Lifting off.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Step through the gateway now.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Kindest Cut.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


New Situation.


Wholeness (Rev NRM)/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Broken Bounds.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Summary.


Another adverse twin double spread reading again with the bonus going to the personal over the group or global. The near total positive has wholeness reduced in the outcome, as separations and partnerships in challenge suggest this may well move the personal up a gear in the process. Again a straight forward and positive swing reading indicating the personal is at the core of the decision making and the action as Gateway bring an opportunity to pass a threshold that has been on the horizon for a while. Some changes are not well received and are just necessity forcing our hands but this is a case of a bad start to get the good finish.

Restoring all that was dispersed and scattered about, directions are not fixed and speed fluctuates on the route. A steady approach is the best balance to the coach. The point of departure is coming into view, cast of dependencies except just you. Redundancies fall by the way, as the reformed will hold sway.


Short:


Restoring well better than daily boring, fluid action for the floating faction, resolute and sorted for the opening transported. Letting people go, as the resurrected minus redundancies fit in the flow.


Clipped:


Restoration regulates firm developments highlighting redundancies.


Distribution.


Wholeness/Sowelu.

Flow/Laguz.
Strength/Uruz.
Gateway/Thurisaz.
Partnership/Gebo.
Wholeness (Rev NRM)/Sowelu.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
24

18
5
21
2
24
H

M T W
C F
C F M
F
H

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread reading has five upright and a single mitigated twin reversed stone in the presentation with four even and two odd numbered stones in the undercurrents. The adverse twins in a nine to three positive orientation continuing a trend of positive inclinations in the recent spreads. Again the bonus is all in the groups.

There are six groups present four of them are multiple groups. There is a split hand of fate with a global triple and a personal triple bringing a double charm to the spreads. The upper hand has Freyr bringing new and even renewal in a solid charm encouraging growth in this configuration. The split hand has Cycle as the focus of the charm with attention. Heimdall is bringing preparation and caution in new situations. Mystic is aiding revelation an realisation as well as recognition for to aid progress and growth from Freyr.


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Navel Gazing.

Single Stone.


Present.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Resetting Focus.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Rectification:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


There is an adverse twin presentation in this double spread. The reading has a stand off in the orientation of the positive and negative. The mitigated reversed stone in the action aids action by freeing up caution and reserve. This is another its all in the group action type of readings that is more an indication of the known than any revelation of the unknown.

An adverse set of twins with the fortune to the self from the self paid by the greater self very charming. Experience and being are high on the agenda here with the self upright in the personal. The adverse twin is in the overview of the global spread and the onus is all aiding the personal situation. Ties are cut and leaving is all in the separation. Becoming relaxed as defences come down and the down time starts the party mode. An opportunity has been passed and it was a piece of good luck in hindsight.

All about enjoying the time, the global sacrifice is all fine. Leaving the old well behind, standing down the defences of every kind. An opportunity leaves no other way, but safeguards will defend the lay.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


The Self (Rev)/Mannaz.


The Self.
Obligations Drive.

Being at odds with the best of needs, frittering resources out of spurious bleeds
Undermining the course that’s under way, not getting the chance to have your say
Tripping up and falling way behind, the universe is not known to be kind
Waiting till the blind sided clears, to correct the course and to waylay our fears.


When life is in contra flow, take time out man or just take it slow
At odds with our best intention, drawing deep on our best invention
Placing contradiction in detention, throw the key or just not mention
All things have their off day, in a temporary even interim sway.


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.


Challenge.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Divvying Up.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Action.


Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.

Defense.
Relaxing Tensions.

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.


Sacrifice.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Main Exit.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Step through the gateway now.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


New Situation.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Well Covered.

The shield of faith, wards off life's wraith
Keeping the carriage and passenger safe
The tracker knows the trails to take
Knowing others in the spoor they make.


To know to keep from the dangerous path
Is to defend against unexpected wrath
The familiar path relaxes and is trod less wary
Then there is less chance to meet something scary.


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.


Another global stand off for the positive and negative and the groups carry it forward here. The twins are adverse and the bonus is all to the personal and the cost is a global obligation here.

Indulging the self needs an opening and feeling you deserve to. The overview will pick up the bill and facilitate the indulgence here so let your hair down. Leaving duty and obligation at the door is not much of a challenge once you let yourself indulge. The guard is down in party made and not before time either. The turn in the road was took and the earth never shook. There is a safety in the situation after all we only ever let our hair down in a safe harbour.

All about immersion and the time, what the universe sacrifices becomes all mine. Time to cut of the old ways, guard down so that fortune plays. Take the turn when it arrives, a good defence sees all survives.


Short:


Being is boosted by the global sacrifice, cutting ties is really nice. Relaxing in the safe place, that’s a retreat of comfortable space.


Clipped:


Being generous donates caution delivering security.


Distribution.


The Self/Mannaz.

The Self (Rev)/Mannaz.
Separation/Uruz.
Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.
Gateway/Thurisaz.
Protection/Algiz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
1

1
4
9
21
10
R T

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread reading is another stand off with four upright and two reversed one mitigated stones in the presentation with a mirrored parity of two even numbered and four odd numbered stones in the undercurrents. The adverse twins summarise the polarity of the reading well here and demonstrate the standstill implied from yesterday. The groups again hold the bonus for the reading here.

There are seven groups present in the reading with a personal boost of four of a kind in the upper hand of fate. The tetrahedron from the square has Cycle at the pinnacle, bringing focus and a state of readiness to the fore. The base triangle has Heimdalls cautious preparedness over revealing from Mystic as Protection seals the charm. The split hand has two strong triples rather than a pair of threes here. First is Tyr in bold challenge as Rectification redresses and balances fairness and duty. Another trident forming the collective charm for a state of readiness and focus balancing duty with appropriateness even fairness.


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Callous Raking.

Single Stone.


Present.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Thresholds.

Once passed the threshold and on the new pathway at the right pace
The whole development is about the goal and the journey not the pace
Synchronicity is when circumstances conspire, to take the initiative higher
When the plot meets the plan, and produces circumstances that can.


Timing will then have to decide, from what is left to preserve and abide
Opportunity is the captain of the tide, that lets the redundant then slide
Within you and out with you is in synchronicity, is in truth just simplicity
The factual account will remain, there is less to lose than there is to gain.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Step through the gateway now.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Summary.


This double spread reading is clearly showing, stand down, step back and even time out, guard relaxed partnerships and contacts relaxed, even just going with the flow says it all in a standstill outcome. The autumn is closing and the leaves are falling and within the next six weeks most of the trees will be bare. The harvest is in and the returns are known, making hay saw the work done and now the rewards are reaped and stored, surpluses traded or sold for late purchases. The seed crop is set aside and the season is beginning to see the parties start. A festive undercurrent is building and the cold is starting to nibble, and creeps in on the odd night.

The twins are upright and well aspected benefiting the personal over the challenge in the global placement. The first gateway is an inner threshold and a crossing from high intensity to a relaxed ticking over as the seasons slow down. This puts the guard on stand down and stand easy as the challenge of the global twin is still dealing with the downshift in gears. The flow in action is all about going with and enjoying because. Single file and nose to tail has no pairs and is a sacrifice of connectivity, but only one person enjoys the experience no matter how many share in it subjectively speaking. The new situation is slower pace and being able to enjoy the shift in pace and to meander with the current trends.

Finding an inner shift in pace, the perimeter is a more relaxed space. Turning down the gears is good, and the speed changes as it should. Leaving the alarms and reminders by the way, taking extra time maybe even stray.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


The Warrior (Rev)/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
R & R.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Protection:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Challenge.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Discovery.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Step through the gateway now.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Action.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Surfing And Cresting.

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


Never quite feeling in control, but still fighting against the crests and the roll
Being carried along in a current most strong, control and its illusions all now gone
The river has its mapping to its own path, that with steerage avoids fates wrath
This river has ports to which we can call, but only one destination for our landfall.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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

Tyr:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Sacrifice.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Casting Off

The tandem, the trio and the team, make things bigger than they really seem
One for all and all for me, as we are all off to see, just how we should be
No island is a solo destination, or like Robinson Crusoe living by imagination
The herd, the flock, the shoal and pack, they graze, pick, swoop and snack.


Still needing someone to watch your back, best defence from a sneak attack
Once committed there’s no going back, as that leash will never go slack
By our side or in our corner, no longer playing little jack forlorn-er
No union is ever set in stone, except the rule but not on your own.


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.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Hazy Daze.

To pause, cease the cause, shift the veil to see through the gauze
Taking the moment to the edge of its stretch, bring patience all you can fetch
Time is best used at a steady pace, with speed and brakes used throughout the race
Held in a timeless motionless moment, is one very fine life experience component.


Contained at the center of a storm, safe from trouble in the very best of form
Still the storm will pass, time to get all extremities below the grass, on mass
As the deluge of life recedes, from drip to run every variance of speeds
Waiting for the light to go green, to look on the transformed land never before seen.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Summary.


The swing is again on the positive end of the curve in this reading. The twins are well aspected and the benefit is all to the personal. A steady positive inclination is still in effect and may well be reflecting the disposition of the harvest time and the sense of good cheer and nature associated with it.

A threshold of inner pace change is a sense of dropping a gear, even more like variable speed adjustment, meander, saunter and walk sit and no hurry is the order of the play. Finding a relaxed demeanor from the warrior reversed, sees the twin in the global challenged to slow to match. The meander of the flow is a pace adjustment, leaving behind the contacts, alarms and need to keep connected is a small sacrifice on down time. The feel that a timeless hiatus is taking place is shown in the outcome.

Setting the gear change to automatic, being on stand down becomes ecstatic. The challenge is made to speed match, the good life flows down the hatch. Call me later or held on hold, peace is as tranquil as we are told.


Short:


Find pace just where it was left, standing down makes speed bereft. Responding to the changes, flow affects the wider ranges. Leaving the phone off the hook, absconding for a relaxed look.


Clipped:


Openings safeguard departure momentum indulging leisure.


Distribution.


Gateway/Thurisaz.

The Warrior (Rev)/Teiwaz.
Gateway/Thurisaz.
Flow/Laguz.
Partnership/Gebo.
Standstill/Isa.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
21

15
21
18
2
23
C F M

P T
C F M
M T W
F
H

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread reading has five upright and a single reversed stone in the presentation with four odd numbered and two even numbered stones in the undercurrents. The trend of the last set of readings in the positive swingometer is a clear bias towards the positive with only the occasional spike towards the negative. This seven to five leaning after the deadlock yesterday shows the period to be positive over negative more than the other way around. The season is the harvest and reaping has featured regularly in the spreads. The work is done the harvest stored and the surplus traded leaves time to relax and enjoy the rewards. The bounty is again a bonus from the groups.

There are seven groups present four of them multiple groups. There are two hands matching full houses in the split hand of fate. The upper hand sees Freyr identifying new in a charm with Cycle bringing attention and focus to the fore in the hand. Mystic is the other charm revealing to the prepared attention from bold Tyr. This is a global situation as the self is in experiencing and enjoying as the passenger on a pleasure cruise. For others its just down time or time off for good behavior.


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Dusk Twilighting.

Single Stone.


Present.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Recouperation.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Rectification:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


A steady balance of opposites giving a pause to get what needs to be done done. Duty and making arrangements to hook up keep the wait ticking over. The departure is imminent and worry turns to anticipation when the plans all start to work. And the defences come down when we leave the old behind and we settle into the trip and begin to look forward.

Focus and attention are high and they will relax into acceptance as the journey gets under way. The obligations of coordinating and getting everyone to the departure point is crowding proceedings for a while. It is time to take a deep breath and to settle the jangled nerves and to focus in a more relaxed fashion. Leave notes, on fridges, emails, txts to all those left behind and drop the guard and get into party mode as things are about to get good.

Catching the self and gaining focus, tickets bought to leave this locus. Last duties done as they should be, time out really starts to feel free. Messages left and byes all been done, lowering the shields fun about to be begun.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
Making Progress.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


I will to will Thy will.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Challenge.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Slight Pressure.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Action.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Taking A Break.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Partnership (Rev)/Gebo.


Partnership.
Shedding Harness.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


New Situation.


The Warrior (Rev)/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
At Ease.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Protection:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


No twins or stable mates here in this configuration. A straight assessment of preparations and making ready to lift off. A straight stand off in the dispositions and the groups hold the sway here. The full advantage is all to the self after all the global only spins and does not travel that is a personal journey.

The preparation and focus of keeping the balls spinning is what it takes to personally keep on top of the getting to the departure gate. The Journey is all consuming and it does command attention, checking and double checking and keeping up with the others as they all head to congregate. Waiting is where the action is held in check but is still poised to move at a moments notice. Partnerships are sacrificed as separation is par for the course when leaving others behind. Defences are down and its time to chill into the experience and enjoy the trip.

Keeping all the balls in the air, making sure the seating is really fair. Duty and obligations are well met, time out as good as it will get. Leaving the near and not so dear, cutting ties as defences go clear.


Short:


Awareness knows the better line, the tickets bought its nearly time. Check ins and baggage handling, weary but still standing. Letting go the bounds and ties, defences must all downsize.


Clipped:


Attitude moves barriers settling divisional quarrels.


Distribution.


The Self/Mannaz.

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

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
1

20
7
23
2
15
R T

C F P
C H
H
F
P T

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread reading has four upright and two reversed stones in the presentation with a reflective parity of four odd and two even numbered stones in the undercurrents.The pendulum has swung and is at the base of the curve here in a half and half stand off. The six to six as above mirrored below is just like the car in neutral here.

There are six groups present in the reading five of them are multiple groups. There is only a single hand of fate and that is five of a kind not a betting hand but a square based pyramid from the five with Cycle at the crowning pinnacle is perception and insight brought to bear over the square base of the pyramid. The pairings of the quad have Protections defences linked to Heimdalls preparation, that gives Tyr a bold approach to Freyr’s new and developing awareness and situations. With a standoff in the disposition of the inclination of the positive and negative all the advantage is here and it is all to the personal as The Self in the personal slot indicates. This indicates a move forward, a lowering of the guard and a separation from old ties to make the trip with. The preparation and standstill indicate the departure lounge and the call about to be given.


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Measuring Tricks.

Single Stone.


Present.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Secure Perimeters.

From protection to defence is castle to armour
Both the outer shells that preserve what's for
The guard is drilled and practised to the limit
Because when it comes to task they will win it.


The perimeter fence is walked and checked
The garrison is fitted, functional and decked
Alarm are sounded at regular times, to test
That we are up to speed and at our best.


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 twins are not adverse but the global position of the Protection stone give the onus of the charmed defensive to the personal. The stable mates are in the Alpha and Omega positions in the reading as they indicate the overview and the outcome are held in a preparation that has been a long time in the making. The benefit from the global is aiding the sense of protection in the personal here like being in a secure place as a healing and a time out in a good retreat would suggest.

A retreat or a break even just closing the door with the do not disturb up. A pause or even a slower pace is the script. Door locked and a dog at the gate seeing off the intrusions guarding the peace. Relishing and savouring the moment and even kicking back is as hectic as it should get. Phone off the hook and internet down. The rewards are enriching and erasing the frown.

Safe and secure in a good place, stationary or at a steady pace. No outside line no incoming call, provision is like having a ball. Ties are cut and numbers withdrawn, made up to king from the lowly pawn.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Taking A Knee.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Challenge.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Testing Fences.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Action.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Cultivating Markets.

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 (Rev)/Gebo.


Partnership.
Distinct Split.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


New Situation.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Restoration.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Summary.


Another twin stone and stable mate pair reading here with Protection well aspected in the personal and in the challenge giving the advantage to the personal. Protection here is a clear indication of being protected almost charmed. Then there is the Alpha and Omega situational single group stable mates Standstill and Wholeness fit into the resting to heal cycle. This ten to two positive inclination is an effective boost to the whole process.

Protection in the personal is a state of protectiveness even a charm in place. A pause and a moment reflection as a settlement is taking place. The twin is challenged in the global and so the advantage of the charm is all to the personal gain. Work is productive and a good deal gets done in the action and if its down time planning the next stage is strongly aspected as well. The sacrifice is a small price to pay in a reversed partnership. The developments are holistic and carry the weight of the stablemates adding the pause to heal to the combination.

Preserved behind an intuitive shield, peace from the back porch view of the tranquil field. Aided against any intrusion, productivity is no illusion. Casting of old lines and setting sail, constituting recoveries that cannot fail.


Short:


Charm deflecting, in a timed out deflection. Development producing, shares not reducing. Equal access to the store, aids the parts to restore.


Clipped:


Poised patience preserves potential shares accumulating.


Distribution.


Protection/Algiz.

Standstill/Isa.
Protection/Algiz.
Fertility/Inguz.
Partnership (Rev)/Gebo.
Wholeness/Sowelu.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
10

23
10
8
2
24
H P

H
H P
C T
F
H

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread reading has five upright and a single reversed stone in the presentation with five even and a single odd numbered stone in the undercurrents. This strong ten to two positive orientation is a strengthening of a positive inclination of the last few days. This form of positive leaning adds to the presentation delivering as wrote if not exactly verbatim. As with every swing of the pendulum there is a point of inertia at the reach of the swing before the weight and extent conspire to reverse the swing. So make hay and enjoy the ride and exploit the preparedness that took to reach the arc of the swing.

There are five groups present in this configuration two of them are multiple groups. With an upper hand of four of a kind in tetrahedral formation preparation is the key element being brought into play. The charioteer is the essence lie the surfer on the wave of preparation of the application of experience in the moment ready to anticipate and respond to stick the course or crest the wave. The split hand is like the upper hand not specifically about the personal as the self is lost in the moment in the doing and this is a description of commitment to being in the moment as the upper hand is. Care caution and preparation also has from the positive inclination pushing trusting and even knowing all vying in the moment. The hiatus in the stillness of the zen of doing is the cliché here but is not as trite as pertinent and descriptive.


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Single Stone.


Present.


Constraint (Rev)/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Liberation.

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


The disciple of the power restrained, has better time to unleash what's 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.


Another no twin stone but a paired stablemate formation with the groups C F M, bringing a signpost before a turn so telegraphed is indicated no real surprises when you know what's coming, just timing to not miss a tight turn.

Restrictions are lifted except in Spain it seems. The loosening of constraints is a good thing in the reversed stone in the personal. Signs are clear to see easy to read and well understood, an opportunity is a challenge and will demand nerve and timing. The exhilaration of getting into the action is more than just a thrill ride here. Sacrifice calls for cutting the comms and going off the radar a bit even off the reservation. The new situation is indicating a wholeness and even a heeling is not outside the remit.

Let lose and off the leash, signs say here comes the niche. A difficult move is called to play, and the action is good all the way. Going off line for a better time, recharges batteries to well fine.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Signals/Ansuz.


Signals.
Gaining Clarity.

The signs they are a changing life is rearranging
As the old ways retired now they are aging
Send the signals that show the play for the way
Take each junction as is, along the highway.


Mutual agreements must be held in place
As new standards line up face to face
When the standards are tested true
By then both sides will know what to do.


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.
Tight Fit.

Chance provides us very little, with every cut and slice we may whittle
A pass a route a way, the very opportunity for fate to play and sway
Providence that great exception, opens or closes by detection
The branch the detour or path, is not accounted in the math.


A chance break or divide, where good or bad fortune could both hide
Then a hiatus or even break, that with good fortune will return a ‘make’
An eye is needed on the ball, so what is tested can then stand tall
Or a shoo-in is in the air, 'just because' not by luck or being fair.


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.
Satisfaction Met.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Initiation (Rev)/Perth.


Initiation.
Broken Links.

Clouded and shrouded with befuddled mind, out of the knowing not so kind
Stand well within the inner strength, fixed duration's of unknown length
Kept out of the knowing loop, if not in the boiling then in the soup
Lost the minutes and missed the brief, no memo or catchup or relief.


Obligations state work from the blind, it isn't funny nor is it kind
Use every advantage that you find, keep an open and focused mind
Gain the insights from this test, and the inner growing is the best
Self realisation has a cowl, that initiates wisdom like the owl.


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.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Holistic Development.

Completing the cycle or the quest, being all that you can and giving your best
The sense of feeling complete, like nectar sweet, to the very point replete
Arisen from the historic ashes, winner of many clashes, bringing home the stashes
Returns without needing lashes, the ego surviving many bashes, covering many classes.


The resurrection and return to breath, that overcomes limitations and even death
Restoration that can renew all, no fairy tail or story tall, ressurects from the fall
From the ashes arisen anew, restored to form with full due, all talents held true
Refreshed and again replete, back on form quick on the feet, destiny to meet.


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.


A good day and an easy route as things should fall together, less need to catch up and most assumed understandings are still holding good. A clear indication of negatives holding beneficial inputs and outcomes in the right places. With no real twin there is still the effect of a group twin and stable mate pairing from Signals and Opening and the sequence is a clear indication then the turn. An advisory reading indicating the flow of the moment here.

Having constraints reversed in the personal and with the advantage to the personal brings a sense of liberation and freedom. Messages and communications are a concern of the moment as leaks and gossip are being sifted and double checking is a case in point. An opening is well sign posted by its stablemate and may be a tight turn or narrow path. The action of change and anticipation elevates the feelings in the motion. Initiation is reversed as we pull away from an old and close association and find ourselves no longer on the cc mailing list. This brings about a restoration and reunification process that is all good for a deep and much needed healing.

Letting go to fast from slow, is a display well on show. The turn is coming and the rod is clear, as job accelerates from relief overcoming fear. All the old lines are closing down, with a restorative healing replacing that frown.


Short:


Letting loose and cutting free, dedicated line just for me. Signposted and ready to change, elevated feelings in the right range. On the prowl outside the pack, restoration fulfils all lack.


Clipped:


Release indicates widely elevated informal restoration.


Distribution.


Constraint (Rev)/Nauthiz.

Signals/Ansuz.
Opening/Kuno.
Joy/Wunjo.
Initiation (Rev)/Perth.
Wholeness/Sowelu.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
7

3
14
12
6
24
C H

C F M
C F M
F J
C H M
H

Groups:


Cycle = 4.
Freyr = 3.
Mystic = 3.
Heimdall = 3.
Joy = 1.


Group effects:


The double spread has four upright and two reversed stones in the presentation with four even and four odd numbers in the undercurrents. This eight to four swing to the positive is a continuation of a positive slant of late and it aids the disposition of the presentation quire well with a good leverage from the groups.

There are five groups present and four of them are multiples. The split hand has a strong even winning had of a four of a kind in the upper hand of fate. The Cycle quad is a tetrahedral base of concentration and a ready and responsive focus of perception. The split hand has a triple of triples a strong charm of charms Heimdall heads the formation with preparation as Freyr and Mystic introduce new and developing with revelation and recognition. A state of readiness and willingness to respond and adapt to changes without losing course or dropping goals and destination.


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Mobbing Judgement.

Single Stone.


Present.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
Stepping Out.

To take the trip to hop and skip through every turn and dip never letting attention slip
Best foot forward to a steady pace, it’s a journey not a contested race for first or place
A walk a saunter even a run, a varied pace is more fun, until the journey is done
The need to make up the time, means no sacrifice for memories that will still be fine.


Not a single file or caravan trail, not under pressure so the bearers bail or hightail
A sojourn to be had at every oasis, now that if not a plan is a very good basis
To set the task for the daily trip, to keep the schedule and never let it slip
Arrival will come that final day, that will show if the bearings ever lost their way.


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.


After the settling two days after the swing of the positive negative this is a two thirds positive base to read from. Journey for the personal is all about getting to the departure point and handing over to the group stewards. The global departure point is the meeting place for the group to start the journey. Some time constraints, baggage weights all streamline the focus. It takes fortitude and not having to fill up with Dutch courage is a good start. Waiting on taxis people getting back to you all adds to the tension. Getting to the transport and meeting up still has a wait for the announcement and then its off and away.

Packing done, wasn’t fun, and its just begun. Knowing others are on the way, all the niggles of the day. Fortified and made ready, holding things nice and steady. Caught up and all together, nearly =time for hell for leather.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
Checking In.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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.
Breaking Out.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Action.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Steady Application.

To stand against public ridicule and hate, leaves the inner being in a better state
Recovering well from every fall, recuperating to once again head the call
Surging and even burgeoning drives, are the base by which we convert lives
Changing paths and making turns, avoiding spills and stomach churns.


Recuperation after efforts is called, so that the headlong rush is stalled
No high speed blinded chases, that just detour all over the wrong places
Taking new stock from recent graces, like waking from deep space stasis
The road is clearing now nothings stopping, signs all show better than was hoping.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Timed Out.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


New Situation.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Departure Gate.

In moving house we pass a threshold, up to the duty not ready to fold
The task of settling into the move, gets like settling into a groove
Passed the limits of the old, carry what you can and flush from the sold
Horizons widen as we focus ahead, gaining in confidence losing the dread.


The pot is brimming with all that we paid, making this startup well made
Awaiting the time when we pass it all on, heading where none have gone
The door that is closing is long overdue, the one ahead looks brand new
No way of seeing how it will all end, trust yourself like your best friend.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Step through the gateway now.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Summary.


The funny thing about the journey before the journey is the trip to the departure point to hook up with the fellow travellers and the twins are all about the trip from the personal its getting to the departure point and from the global its about hooking up and settling in on the transportation. There is a twin and both the positive numbers are from the twin. The fact that a global and personal reflection of a journey is indicated is all to the good here.

Taking a trip is a two stage departure, packing up and getting the taxi to the departure point as the twins show here. The obligations of booking in times and the slower arrivals all hooking up feels like treading water. The group is committed and the announcement to board comes over the air.

Packing and preparing to leave the nest, knowing the hookup will bring on the best. Tied to times and booking in, a quality of character that’s a win win. Hold ups and schedules are the norm, as departure times meet the form.


Short:


Packing to leave without a slip, heading for the departure for the trip. Obligations have to be met, making the best foundation yet. Some waiting is par for the course, time for the off it just cant get worse.


Clipped:


Long-term programs require grit stabilising developments.


Distribution.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey/Raido.
Constraint/Nauthiz.
Strength/Uruz.
Standstill/Isa.
Gateway/Thurisaz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
20

20
7
5
23
21
C F P

C F P
C H
C F
H
C F M

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double has a clean sweep in the presentation all positive and upright with four odd and two even numbered stones (the twin) in the undercurrents. The positivity is split 8/4 positive and two thirds up is all good and again the boost from the group bonus is how to handle the swing.

There are five groups present and four of them are multiples, the hand of fate (largest group) is a five of a kind for Cycle and the personal aspect of the double spread. This sensory focus is extending awareness and focus with a square based pyramid having insight at the pinnacle from the five point in collection. Cycle gives an attention and awareness boost here that is all to the good, even seeing more and taking more in still needs processing time. The split hand is a full house with Freyr and Heimdall teaming up for to deal with new and preparation is the key to the handle here. The last split is a small pair of protection and is likely to be linked to the negative as much as the positive with perimeters being tested and barriers holding up in the results.


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Point Of No Return.

Single Stone.


Present.


Gateway (Rev)/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Door Closed.

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 bold approach to taking the lead is a good way to see this reading. The taking of the new line is assumed here as the advice has been the same for a few weeks now. It is all about having moved on, breakthroughs happening and advances being made. Less about loss in this indicates a level playing field.

For the personal perspective it all in the wrist action, the steady influence of a balance of positive and negative is a stabilising after the recent swings. A good indication of adjusting and making allowances for change and mistakes and miscalculations without any serious loss.

The door closes and a line is taken, old bonds are being shaken. Direction is back on line, the defences are holding fine. Travel is getting back to speed, returns are all about doing the deed.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Disciplined Restraint.

A nippy maneuver from the high ground, to keep direction on the new found
The sights are set and the way is clear, though nothing in life is without fear
Keeping the track in steady sight, minimising any level of plight, travel light
The obstacles still demand steerage, as course corrections have need of sage.


Changing steeds in mid stream, not a clever thing this might seem
But fate does not confer but deem, to test the bearing of the beam
Always a tighter hold is made, as the test of the moment is bade
Though a test is never quite a jest, it aims to separate the very best.



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.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Low Impedance.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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

Tyr:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Action.


Protection (Rev)/Algiz.


Protection.
Ring Fenced.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


The weakness of will, the uncertainty of indecision.


Two Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Slipping Moorings.

Transition and getting up to speed, is breaking inertia to complete the deed
Shifting gears, changing tracks, helps to show our tracking and tacking lacks
All weather and all terrain, is how the convoy will learn to gain, as a train
To shunt and manoeuvre into place, mindful making progress is no race.


A journey for the whole of the race, is taken at more than one set pace
Starting at the very source, varying paces keep the convoy to its course
An arrival at a way-station, is not as formative a rest as the destination
But time is moving and when the day is done both are places fit for fun.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


A Four Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr.


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Water:


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


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


New Situation.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Tilled Ground.

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.


This is an indistinct reading that is a bit cryptic and can be taken one of two ways. Missing the boat and just getting under the wire.

A gateway is reversed indicating a closed door or an opportunity missed. Constraint says tight manoeuvring after getting under the bar, or adjusting to missing the point. Flow is challenged and indicates having to pull up even losing momentum. Being exposed is the action to be dealt with here. Progress has been restricted but no real loss has happened.

What is gone is now past, ties and bond do not last. Momentum has dropped a gear, defences still leave nothing to fear. Progress is about getting back to speed, there is still rich potential from the expected seed.


Short:


Passing on through, constraining choices are not new. Progress is a steady rate, defences can still shut this gate. Shifting up the gears, returns are not as bad as first fears.


Clipped:


Securing bindings restricting perimeters advances potential.


Distribution.


Gateway (Rev)/Thurisaz.

Constraint/Nauthiz.
Flow/Laguz.
Protection (Rev)/Algiz.
Movement/Ehwaz.
Fertility/Inguz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
21

7
18
10
17
8
C F M

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


A follow through to the last positive and negative swings a pendulum swing to the positive four days ago, had an equal negative swing three days ago then two days ago a full positive swing then back to standoff yesterday. This one continues the standoff stance that seems to be the natural state of the majority of readings with only one or two stones to the positive or negative.

The double spread has four upright and two reversed stones in the presentation with an even split of three even and three odd numbered stones in the undercurrents. The positive seven to five split is a slight advantage to straight interpretation and the bonus is again all in the multiple groups.

There are seven groups present in the reading five of them multiples with a split hand of fate in a trident of strong hands. There is another four of a kind in the personal from Cycle, the tetrahedron is again focus and attention. The pair of full houses in the global all indicate actions or skills. Tyr and Water team preparation and fluidity as attention levels. Then there is the lower full house in the trine with a teaming of Mystics charm in revelations in insights and perceptions as Heimdall bolsters preparation and caution as navigation and progress require.


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Cold Affronts.

Single Stone.


Present.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Breaking Off.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


A reasonable start for the personal and a tight squeeze for the global with more than a little cost. The overview shows some guarantees give assurances. Challenges are reduced in the process as distance is made. Some formations are not complete but are in a work in progress mode with action. Time to hand in the hall pass, the door key and to let ties slide. The journey is set the destination is known and the time is approaching. Piss or get off the pot.

A steady pulling away has visible results now, preparation has all stood us in good stead. The fallout will rebound on the threats. Collecting all the last to be packed, informs us off all that has lacked. The train is on the platform and the bags are stowed time to leave the old behind.

Packing in and still keen to win, like the lifeguard detecting the fin. Stripping the old and aiming for the bold, some fractures just feel cold. The inside track was feeling slack, all aboard were on our Jack.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Closing Ranks.

From protection to defence is castle to armour
Both the outer shells that preserve what's for
The guard is drilled and practised to the limit
Because when it comes to task they will win it.


The perimeter fence is walked and checked
The garrison is fitted, functional and decked
Alarm are sounded at regular times, to test
That we are up to speed and at our best.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Challenge.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Tough Breaks.

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.


Wholeness (Rev NRM)/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Formulating.

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.
Hard Lessons.

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.
Getting Going.

To take the trip to hop and skip through every turn and dip never letting attention slip
Best foot forward to a steady pace, it’s a journey not a contested race for first or place
A walk a saunter even a run, a varied pace is more fun, until the journey is done
The need to make up the time, means no sacrifice for memories that will still be fine.


Not a single file or caravan trail, not under pressure so the bearers bail or hightail
A sojourn to be had at every oasis, now that if not a plan is a very good basis
To set the task for the daily trip, to keep the schedule and never let it slip
Arrival will come that final day, that will show if the bearings ever lost their way.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


I will to will Thy will.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Summary.


Another unusual reading with a clear positive swing 11/1 positive swing and the one is mitigated. There is a twin in the form of Separation and they are well aspected and a personal separation will cause challenges in the global here the personal has all the advantages and the global is dragged along by the sway of the gravity shift.

Separation in the personal is a decisive move to breakaway from the wrong decisions to steer towards a better outcome even if its a rougher road to a better destination. Being safe is paramount to making hard choices, most challenges will be dealt with in the abc’s. wholeness is not complete it is a process of completions, as things come together. Old inside tracks and benefits are sacrificed but they are just the cost of change here. The developments are that a journey is begun that will not be easy but to stay on the old path was certain failure.

Time to cut the ties, defences proved the test of size. Leaving all the old ties behind, with recollections of every kind. Losing out on some inside track, taking the trip with no way back.


Short:


Leaving what is outgrown, defended by previously sown. Division parts then recollects, designing better specs. The rout is now known, along the path already known.


Clipped:


Division defends parting ways informing direction.


Distribution.


Separation/Uruz.

Protection/Algiz.
Separation/Uruz.
Wholeness (Rev NRM)/Sowelu.
Initiation/Perth.
A Journey/Raido.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
4

10
4
24
6
20
C T

H P
C T
H
C H M
C F P

Groups:


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


Group effects:


In direct contract to yesterdays adversity, this one mirrors the day before’s massive positive front. The double reading has five upright and a single mitigated reversed stone in the presentation with a clean sweep of even numbers in the undercurrents. The boost is well solid from the groups aiding the outcome leanings of the general disposition of the stones and the undercurrents.

There are six groups in the double spread with three multiple groups giving a split hand of fate from the multiples. The hand of fate is a four of a kind tetrahedron of Cycle that is attention and focus honed and ready. The split hand of Heimdall and Protection is a full house with Heimdall aiding and charming preparation to aid the Protection. This is a clear indication to stay on target and to stay focussed and on target.


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Half The Picture.

Single Stone.


Present.


Disruption (Rev NRM)/Hagalaz.

Disruption.
Aftermaths.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Summary.


An adverse set of twins and a group mate pairing from the groups to balance against the negative. Like two anchors holding the momentum to pivot the changes to come. Bit of a rough ride but the change in the weather patterns in the Atlantic and the red haze to the delivery should have had the effect that is needed to get the idiots that think they can keep sticking their head in the sand and ignoring it had better get with the program and drop the dreams of avarice for a society that is about to lose the concept of the old world view of wealth. And have to evaluate a true credit tokenised currency base.a pivotal trend in action with a negative wall in a steady push from the undercurrents with a strong anchor to use that to change trajectory and get to the only destination that will have any for of future.

Disruption reversed in the personal holds a light to the restoration process as it brings in a calming influence, more than just the calm after the storm. The global state of having reduced defences is after the travail. Messages are being misinterpreted and key points are missing in communications. The call to action is to stay fast to batten down and to wait the all clear. A sense of clarity is in sacrifice as the brunt is still in the global. A new direction is now inescapable and choices in any old directions are all cut of. There is only now one way forward and no it will not be easy but that is not what humans do is it.

Getting the lay, and holding the sway, sweeping all the disruption well away. Barriers all took a testing, but they were never easily taking a besting. Lots is still not being made known, some things exchanged other sown, as understanding has surely grown. Time to wait till the last has played out, the easily scared will end in a rout. The environment is starting to settle, as resolve returns after the test of mettle. All other paths were swept in the tide, all the fools will have no place to hide, there is no escape door off to its side.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.

Defense.
Standing By.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Four Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Rectification:


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


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


Challenge.


Signals/Ansuz.


Signals.
Strained Lines.

When the signs are large and easy to see, then its easy to read and even easier to be
Taking the the right from the gist of the know, delivering the directive of how to go
Reading the sign and finding the track, remembering the out for the way back
Keeping the known in the easiest to be shown, from all of the best to be sown.


No need for the smoke signals of old, better the interpretations of the bold
Time to keep the message passing on, before the inner meaning is gone
Keeping up to speed and on the ball, to head off the stall to the inevitable call
Part of the process and in the loop, helps to avoid ending in the soup.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


A Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Action.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Prepared.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Disruption (Rev NRM)/Hagalaz.

Disruption.
Clouds Clearing.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Water.


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


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


New Situation.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Open Door.

Once passed the threshold and on the new pathway at the right pace
The whole development is about the goal and the journey not the pace
Synchronicity is when circumstances conspire, to take the initiative higher
When the plot meets the plan, and produces circumstances that can.


Timing will then have to decide, from what is left to preserve and abide
Opportunity is the captain of the tide, that lets the redundant then slide
Within you and out with you is in synchronicity, is in truth just simplicity
The factual account will remain, there is less to lose than there is to gain.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Step through the gateway now.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Summary.


The reading has a set of adverse but mitigated twins in the presentation and the reflective groups from that pairing. The groups also supply a set of stable mate twins with Signals and Gateway ghosting the adverse twins from the undercurrents acting as pivotal points bracing against the worst of the wall of force from the undercurrents.

A reversed set of twins sees disruption a reduction to chaos. Defences are reduces and this time it is less of a need. Messages are all to stay the land and restore the land. Having to set order in the second adverse twin is a sacrifice to resources and will bite into the grouch bag. The new situation that is sometimes a breakthrough in the trends is a genuine opening and it is not an easy road but it is the most worthwhile route to take for us all.

After the upheaval has had its way, defences held as it held sway. The word is getting further round, what withstood is really sound. The sifting and sorting has to begin, for the changes we have to take on the chin.


Short:


Restoring and setting, defences took a pelting. Incoming messages are the word, suddenly standstill is not absurd. Recovery is under way, as an opportunity lights another way.


Clipped:


Calmly raise information blocking securing directives.


Distribution.


Disruption (Rev NRM)/Hagalaz.

Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.
Signals/Ansuz.
Standstill/Isa.
Disruption (Rev NRM)/Hagalaz.
Gateway/Thurisaz.
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Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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Groups:


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


Group effects:


After yesterdays positive landslide the counter swing is all aftermath and rebalancing as opposed to retribution as karma is the ultimate book balancer. The double spread has three upright and three reversed and mitigated stones in the presentation with a clean sweep of odd numbered stones in the undercurrents. This is no destruction and is a clear undercurrent and presentation split that is more of a stand off than anything else. The groups are a clear indication of aid to the stand off.

There are seven groups present and has a three pronged hand of fate making a stand aiding the personal and focussing the global forces to mitigate the effects from the undercurrents, with five multiple groups present. A strong full house is clear in the undercurrents and a solid pair of quads for the split hand to choose from. A solid full house is made up from a pair of fours and a charm of pairs in the numbers. The split triple hand of fate has two four of a kind solutions with a weak triple of pairs strengthened as a charm of resistance. The full house in the numbers is a strong set of unifying resistance to the undercurrents. Cycle is a strong hand of concentration and attention aiding the personal in a tetrahedron. This is matched by Heimdall in the global focussing caution and preparation to ride out the storm. The base charm has Freyr indicating new arraigned with Mystic revealing as Flow indicates a steady application of the charm in place. The trident covers more of a chance of gaining the pot than the full house and a three pronged formation is a stronger military response than a single last stand.


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Single Stone.


Present.


Wholeness (Rev NRM)/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Dismantling.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Summary.


An even split in the groups with an overwhelming ten and a half to one and a half positive counts and it cannot be clearer that is is as it says on the tin. This is face value with no surprises.

A clear indication of a charm in the personal even if it is striping things down to constituent parts, wholeness is reversed and has no reversed meaning so it is the phase of the build and healing that sees the parts all coming together before they heal. An optimism and even a favourable outlook is in the overview and that comes from seeing the final stages coming together. Some understanding and catch up is indicated from the challenge to the initiation. The action of severing a partnership is never easy but is proving well overdue here. The sacrifice to some income and to old ways and means is by now a nod to the inevitable. The breakthrough that is anticipated is not just a personal one but is as good for the entire group as the individual.

Putting the final parts in place, elation cheers the runner in the race. Severance is the message passed, old partnerships are at their last. Some cost and loss will be due, but advances are all in the new.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Raising Spirits.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Challenge.


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
Engaging.

AThe way is clear the time is now and you are it
Get off your bum, get on your feet, no time to sit
The road is open the car serviced, the route is known
Step to the mark, clear the mind, show you’ve grown.


Only one person ever lives their life and treads their path
Deferring to another brings about fates divine wrath
Life is experience and choices with twists and turns
Things to see, peoples to do places to be, as each bridge burns.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Action.


Partnership (Rev)/Gebo.


Partnership.
Break Up.

Partnerships come and partnerships go
Calling out when is all in the know
Some break completely some reform anew
Other will end up doing what they must do.


Always try to leave with good relations intact
Not to end with indifference and a lack of tact
Let the Entente Cordiale be the base of our ties
Not the knee jerk mud slinging or outright lies.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Acceptable Reductions.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


New Situation.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Exceeding Limits.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


Another indication of the state of play not a report or a trends analysis but still saying the same thing. The advantage here is the Breakthrough in the outcome, movement even a step forward is enough to break deadlocks.

Divisive segmentation is looking at the sum of the parts as an inventory to locate the single regions. A sense of uplifted feeling is in the optimistic view of the overview. The challenge to understanding is with no or little hindsight in the moment there will be a delay as the challenge suggests but more experience can add an advantage to getting a quick insight in the process. A partnership has had its day and it really is time to just walk away and leave the bullish overbearing to their own delusion that they are indispensable. Some returns and old lines of income will be lost but not enough to cause great concern. The breakthrough that is immanent has been in the stones for some time.

Time to strip the engine for a service, feeling are elated if not in bliss. Introductions need some more time, as the partnership is no longer doing fine. A reduction is what is expected, as advances are being detected.


Short:


Divisions fall into place, elation is a state of grace. Introducing a division to the play, as returns no longer hold the sway. Advances are the way to go, best returns from the better know.


Clipped:


Fractures release understanding separating returning advancements.


Distribution.


Wholeness (Rev NRM)/Sowelu.

Joy/Wunjo.
Initiation/Perth.
Partnership (Rev)/Gebo.
Fertility/Inguz.
Breakthrough/Dagaz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
24

12
6
2
8
22
H

F J
C H M
F
C T
C M T

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread has four upright stones and two reversed stones one mitigated in the presentation with a clean sweep in the undercurrents with all six even numbered. This ten and a half to one and a half positive swing is all good for the straight interpretation with little or no surprises in store, as it says on the tin or so they say. The split hand of fate in the groups is all bonus here.

There are six groups present in the reading with five multiple groups making up the split hands. There is a straight split from the upper hand in the global of four of a kind, with four pairs with Tyr as the pinnacle of the tetrahedron in bold repose. This has Freyr, Mystic and Heimdall as the base triangle of the pyramid. Freyr is all about the new while Heimdall cautions care as Mystic is in revelation mode here. The split hand of fate sees a straight triple charm of Cycle giving the bold from Tyr an aid to insight and comprehension. A solid boost from the groups in a two pronged placement for the global and the aid in the personal, a split and focus is about change in transition.


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Single Stone.


Present.


Joy (Rev)/Wunjo.


Joy.
Pragmatic Delays.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Summary.


The reversal of joy in such a positive leaning is no crash or depression, this is all about levelling out getting stuck in time to revel later. Another trend reading with eight to four positive or two thirds to the positive with eight groups four of them multiple and a two prong split hand one global that aids the personal or gives the environment facilities for an advantage to be delivered. The trend is that and that it implies no getting away from a partnership loss and a cost in income, but it is only a bad start to a good finish as the larger reading of late have indicated.

After the elation of beating the storm, the speed is getting back up to a more normal pace. A steady readiness is the best demeanour as the opportunity presents. Leaving all old obligations and ties is just par for the course its a single ticket ride. A reduced income is more about overhead bites than income losses and the ticket still has to be paid.

Down but not out, revel in the ride and whoop and shout. Hold the line at ready to go, at the time for action no go slow. Cutting ties and shedding dross, has an initial little loss.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Steady Advance.

Carried along on the shoulders of giants, aided and abetted by all the complaints
Steady in a set course action, held in grouping not divided into a fraction
The captain steers the course in tide, that the undercurrents cannot hide
Knowing the swirls and the tows, that practice and experience knows.


Never quite feeling in control, but still fighting against the crests and the roll
Being carried along in a current most strong, control and its illusions all now gone
The river has its mapping to its own path, that with steerage avoids fates wrath
This river has ports to which we can call, but only one destination for our landfall.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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

Tyr:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Challenge.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Shields Raised.

Strength of root and tall in stem the branch extends from all of them
From root to stem then branch to leaf, no life without belief
Strength is a power to weight ratio, power surges the need to go
Throwing the weight and leaning the state, surely just blocks powers gate.


From deep roots the trunk will stand, tall and ripe from the land
The seasons bring the time to term for budding of leaves
The canopy is set to shelter as it dissipates and sieves
Water falls to the ground, for the root to pass around.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Action.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Two Choices.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Step through the gateway now.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Letting Go.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


New Situation.


Harvest (Rev NRM)/Jera.

Harvest.
Adjusting Expectations.

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.


Summary.


An outline of the state of play here after the twins, the positivity is repeated giving an eight to five two thirds positive slant to the core of the inclinations.

Not quite a sinking feeling more a settling in after the elation starts to become well used to. The overview is not about direction as about pace with flow in the Overview. Strength is challenged and a stand down is not the right response but standing easy even focussed but not at attention is required. An opportunity is about to present and it is a single opening so partnerships will be sacrificed. The extra cost of the ticket will necessarily eat into the cash flow but only a little if you take the concessions into account.

Calming down and into the flow, no arms need to be on show. An opening just for one, partners will not think that fun. There is a cost and a drain, a little up front for a later gain.


Short:


Less fun than when begun, carries on gaining strength, for some length. Take steps now as you go, splitting the cost and not just for show.


Clipped:


Calming forces bolster agendas sharing costs.


Distribution.


Joy (Rev)/Wunjo.

Flow/Laguz.
Strength/Uruz.
Gateway/Thurisaz.
Partnership/Gebo.
Harvest (Rev NRM)/Jera.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
12

18
5
21
2
13
F J

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


Another double with five upright and a single reversed mitigated stone in the presentation with another three even and three odd numbered stones in the undercurrents. A straight two thirds swing to the positive from the presentation and the undercurrents. The real boost is again from the groups here as the presentation still indicates a change and a cost even a reduction to expectations. This is of course initial and short term but it has been a consistent appraisal of the situation developing.

There are eight groups again present with four multiple groups present. There is a split hand of fate giving a four of a kind tetrahedron of Freyr making new a perception so insight is a strong base from this heavy global hand. The split hand has Cycle at the point of the triangle of this triple pronged union Mystic and Joy combine new and revelation and with insight gifted from the global the self in the moment sees Cycle holding court at the very least. This is a good split and the four of a kind is peeking in the tetrahedron into new starts and new revelations feed down to the base triangle boosting the personal.


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Single Stone.


Present.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Symbiosis.

Me and you and all that we do, to brighten the day and lighten the blue
Tandem tagged and not getting bagged, keeping paced and never lagged
Stepping high and pacing well, timing actions to an inner bell that’s swell
Keep good timing as well as pace, no matter the location or the space.


Mutual understanding, where our relationship keeps landing, in good standing
Tied teams for shared dreams, for mining deep or even shallow seams
New bonds made will never fade, repel all boarders let none invade
Stronger now than before the bind, increasing returns of every kind.


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.


From the personal side of the reading the onus is all to the benefit for the personal over the obligation level of the global. A steady twin in Partnership has the emphasis on long term commitments from the global to the personal and back again. Time the global paid what it owes and the need to deliver is increasing.

Ties that bind from the personal to the global are debts owed and to be delivered. Partnership in the global is the ties that hold to obligation and dues paid with returns being short changed. Harvest in challenge means that income will be reduced by mismanagement and poor decisions at the global. The fulcrum of action demands a pivotal strength to turn the tide. Savings and stores may have to be dug into to cover the costs. The fact that this is a bad start is what growth demands and as with all bad starts there will be a good finish.

Promotion is on the cards, obligations lie in shards. Less pay but greater benefits is the deal, strength and timing is all in the feel. A small investment will be due, returns limits will be down to you.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Confining Ties.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Challenge.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Divvying Pies.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Rectify:


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


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


Action.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Consolidating Positions.

To stand against public ridicule and hate, leaves the inner being in a better state
Recovering well from every fall, recuperating to once again head the call
Surging and even burgeoning drives, are the base by which we convert lives
Changing paths and making turns, avoiding spills and stomach churns.


Recuperation after efforts is called, so that the headlong rush is stalled
No high speed blinded chases, that just detour all over the wrong places
Taking new stock from recent graces, like waking from deep space stasis
The road is clearing now nothings stopping, signs all show better than was hoping.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Harvest (Rev NRM)/Jera.

Harvest.
Small Effect.

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.


New Situation.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Forest Fire Effect.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


Partnership in a positive twin pairing in the present and in the overview has the personal side favoured here as the ties and binds of obligation affect the global level.

The whole idea of the devastation of a forest fire holds no appeal in foresight even preemptively but after the event the rejuvenation is a boost to fertility and proves prolific renewal and growth. Immediate gains and short term fixes are being sacrificed for greater growth, ‘not now its not a good time’ has no place in this present need and is just ignorance before the fact.

Like the craftsman and his tools, the partnership separates the fools. The environment must support, and not drain resources for the sport. Some resources will be needed, for where application is seeded. This will limit the return, as the fat begins to burn.


Short:


Connection are more needed, ties bind by ‘other’ seeded. Income is a fixed return, and gently is better than the burn. Returns demand a larger seed, to gets to the extents for the next deed.


Clipped:


Bonded ties provide focused investment returns.


Distribution.


Partnership/Gebo.

Partnership/Gebo.
Harvest/Jera.
Strength/Uruz.
Harvest (Rev NRM)/Jera.
Growth/Berkana.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
2

2
13
5
13
16
F

F
H J R
C F
C T
C J T

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread has five upright and a single mitigated reversed stone in the presentation with three even and three odd numbered stones in the undercurrents. The two thirds positive aspect of the bias of the polarity is still in need of a group hug. Two thirds positive reinforces the presentation and mitigates the undercurrents to the point of raising viability from probable to pertinent. Action being the pivotal point as strength implies. Harvest under challenge needs a balanced strength of action not a knee jerk bullish push.

There are six groups in the presentation in a matched numeric run of pairs from one to three in that six with four multiple groups making up the power two thirds of the number. A positive twin brings a reinforced Freyr to the mix strengthening the personal and global partnership. What is good for the team must also be good for the players in the team as partnership reinforces in the twin in the overview here. There is an obvious split hand of two full houses one global and the other house for the personal. As this is strength over need it is the unpopular sway and is in danger of just bullying to complete the deed as the reversed stone implies.


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Making Ground.

Single Stone.


Present.


Signals/Ansuz.


Signals.
Clear Print.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


A Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Summary.


For the personal in the world perspective the end of season report says the yield is down, new direction and investment is needed and the long term is the goal in mind. The global now needs to listen without reaction and to be prepared to change to accommodate and be adaptive for the collective good over the started so they will finish outdated script of old.

A report is a one sided sending with open reception and is not a dialogue. The global has stopped responsive or interactivity in the overview. This choice was a challenge to reduce clamour and crosstalk. The action of listening is the set relationship, in a still manner to digest and it may lose some in the delivery and need to be repeated as the new situation indicates till clarity is achieved.

Reporting in, all the successes and the sin. The defensive firewall ready to receive, directions for the opening to achieve. Facilitate the script as it becomes clear, a pause of tack is still to steer, the overall cost is no price too dear.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


The Warrior (Rev)/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Stood Easy

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Protection:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Challenge.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Tricky Turns.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Step through the gateway now.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Action.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Equality.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Fidgeting.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


New Situation.


Harvest (Rev NRM)/Jera.

Harvest.
Purr Chases.

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.


Summary.


The recent readings have al been seasonal end of run statements and summaries and this one is more of a progress report and summary or with recommendations. No physical twin but two triple group stable mates in key positions indicating a hidden full house link from the three groups they belong to. Indicating new produces revelations in new developments and even changes of direction or impetus.

A straight report of the proceedings from choices taken. No twin stone but two stable mates take up key positions Signals and Gateway are tied group mates, signposting an opportunity that is a challenge that should not be missed here as Partnership enforces in Action. The loss of returns is acceptable and within known parameters. Standing ready is advised over to attention, implying responsive and adaptable over tense and fraught. A pause is implied in standstill and sacrifice states it is short lived. Enough for assessment in the field over lengthy contemplation out of play.

Sending without receiving misses the point, the guard is relaxed all over the joint. Tight squeezes hold some sway, bonds don’t break over the long lay. Reducing the wait and getting the due, knowing a portion is still in lieu.


Short:


Signs say, an opening is on its way, just a pause no real delay, some losses in transitioning the way, old bonds still hold sway, standing ready till we know the lay.


Clipped:


Benign messages confirm bonds reducing waiting.


Distribution.


Signals/Ansuz.

The Warrior (Rev)/Teiwaz.
Gateway/Thurisaz.
Partnership/Gebo.
Standstill/Isa.
Harvest (Rev NRM)/Jera.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
3

15
21
2
23
13
C F M

P T
C F M
F
H
H J R

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread reading is made up with four upright stones and two reversed stones one mitigated in the presentation with five odd numbered and a single even numbered stone in the undercurrents. This gives a seven to five negative split to the polarity of the stones, again the full effect is better expressed by the groups.

There are eight groups present in the reading with four multiple groups with a split hand of fate at their core. The upper hand is global with Freyr’s charming presence aiding new and renewal processes. The split hand is a triangulation with Cycle the focus of the charm bringing that focus to bear in union with Mystic delivering revelations and things coming to light. Heimdall is informing preparation and a steady progress. We have news of developments, attention and focus of awareness to new developments and a need to be prepared is the script for the day.


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Empirical Ties.

Single Stone.


Present.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Rejuvination.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Summary.


Another indication of the current trend. A healing or rejuvenation is happening at the personal. This is happening at an opportune time. The healing is a drain and will need a recuperation when complete. This will slow progress some but caution demands care. The twin is set to regenerate and restore a firmer base. This is bringing a need for caution to attention and to movement and changes as a consequence.

Healing needs a lot of rest, and this opportunity is the best. Time to look out for the self, advancing the case for better health. Restoring all the lost drives, for what the best defences strives.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Opening/Kuno.


Opening.
Cloud Breaking.

Was not there and now it can be seen, all about ongoing not about the has been
Opportune arrivals favour good timing, there is no cloud to this silver lining
Experience is an ongoing refining, gained in doing not in casual reclining
A net was cast to bring us down, soon they will be the ones with the frown.


Two hands three choices something has to give, just the way of life or how we live
Like finding a barrel of lemons in the post, that’s how to learn how to make the most
Not all opportunities come in good guises, nor are they consistent or even sizes
Some bad choices turn out the best, and the rubbish tip or bin gets the rest.


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.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Championing.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Rectification:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Action.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Lights Camera.

Transition and getting up to speed, is breaking inertia to complete the deed
Shifting gears, changing tracks, helps to show our tracking and tacking lacks
All weather and all terrain, is how the convoy will learn to gain, as a train
To shunt and manoeuvre into place, mindful making progress is no race.


A journey for the whole of the race, is taken at more than one set pace
Starting at the very source, varying paces keep the convoy to its course
An arrival at a way-station, is not as formative a rest as the destination
But time is moving and when the day is done both are places fit for fun.


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.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Regeneration.

Completing the cycle or the quest, being all that you can and giving your best
The sense of feeling complete, like nectar sweet, to the very point replete
Arisen from the historic ashes, winner of many clashes, bringing home the stashes
Returns without needing lashes, the ego surviving many bashes, covering many classes.


The resurrection and return to breath, that overcomes limitations and even death
Are told in ode and in song, beneath each myth is a thread of truth, devoid of proof
From the ashes arisen anew, restored to form with full due, all talents held true
Refreshed and again replete, back on form quick on the feet, destiny to meet.


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.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Sentinel Stations.

Preparation for the trail is the order of the day
Waiting the call, we speculate and chat in our way
Actions occupy the attention, for the moment to fill
Keeping tack up to the muster for the upcoming drill.


Armed with patience and skills that are honed
Tack up to muster and physically able and toned
The routes been outlined and the landmarks known
All debts have been called in with nothing on loan.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Protection:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


Here we have a twin of a single disposition as well as presentation, a positive directive for preparedness and as part of a triple in the groups a solid boost to the presentation. Wholeness in the personal is a rejuvenation and this is at an opportune time as the overview indicates. A challenge to the self clearly address the need to move and action takes up this advice here. The twin in the global is a resurrection even a reinstating of a former state of being. The new situation as Heimdall twined indicates need awareness and even attention in a wary manner for a steady forward progress.

Rejuvenation is timing, as opportunity is refining. Down the gears in speed, directing progress by the need. Restoring what was once the way, the best defence is a measured say.


Short:


Restoring the deficit is keen, opportunities need seen. Bearing up to the best of need, movement is a restricted speed. Resurrecting original ways, raises caution not to the end of days.


Clipped:


Restoring opportunities bear advancing rebuilding defences.


Distribution.


Wholeness/Sowelu.

Opening/Kuno.
The Self/Mannaz.
Movement/Ehwaz.
Wholeness/Sowelu.
The Warrior/Teiwaz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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14
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17
24
15
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C F M
P T
C M T W
H
P T

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread reading is all positive in the presentation with a split of three odd and three even in the undercurrents. This three quarter positive reading is a boost to its face value presentations. The real strength of course is a boost from the split hand in the groups.

There are eight groups present and four of them are multiple groupings with a split hand of fate aided by the twin stone with Heimdall as the sole stone in the group. The triple charm that is Tyr is a strong personal stance of bold preparation. The split hand has a global bearing with the Self and Cycle only being present in the global. This is focus for the two other prongs of Mystic revealing and Heimdall the twin source instructing preparation and caution for movement and progress. A steady advance is the advice here.


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Entitlement.

Single Stone.


Present.


Opening/Kuno.


Opening.
New Directives.

In a light bulb moment we get clarity, that all the jokers want to turn to hilarity
Seeing one way and then another, life is changing and adapting its such a bother
An opportunity to take new stock, while the others go once more round the block
Set lets set out our stall of best wares, and do it like everyone actually cares.


Now after all the last few years turning twists, a chance to not just raise our fists
We will prepare better than some old lists, as their history recedes in the mists
This new chance to get things right, does not require a knock down fight
More a case of stepping up into the light, given out of darkness is better sight.


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.


An easy reading as it deals with the bottom line for the time of year, nothing big, new or strange as most will fit well into expectations.

An easy report to read as its a statement of the season getting up to speed. Opportunities abound where will application and faith abound. The season is the harvest, making room for the influx is easier as a lot is sent to outlying deposits on the trail to the final destination. The season is well low and the winter is already looming as the tail end storms flick the north of the islands. The restrictions of the season are time and preservations as space is cleared for the intake. Some ties will be severed as some contracts were found wanting. The pace of the year demands a slower pace giving a timeless feel to some of the days to come.

Place your bets economically, the expectations returns are no anomaly. Making room is par for the course, a harness is not just for the horse. Final messages should be sent, time out is not the will bent.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Passing Expectations.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Rectify:


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


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


Challenge.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Ownership.

To have and to hold, all within the same fold, one made only for the bold
Does not come with a written receipt, but it will have all the rest beat
A prize is not how this one starts, but is is where taste and quality parts
Best of the order and selection, right under the nose no easy detection.


Ownership is all a delusion, one that separates and denies inclusion
Not just another one for a display case, no this one has a particular place
Prized and sought out above others, when seen you’ll see why it bothers
That old itch to have and to hold, not for the meek just for the bold.


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.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
In The Groove.

A nippy maneuver from the high ground, to keep direction on the new found
The sights are set and the way is clear, though nothing in life is without fear
Keeping the track in steady sight, minimising any level of plight, travel light
The obstacles still demand steerage, as course corrections have need of sage.


Changing steeds in mid stream, not a clever thing this might seem
But fate does not confer but deem, to test the bearing of the beam
Always a tighter hold is made, as the test of the moment is bade
Though a test is never quite a jest, it aims to separate the very best.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Signals/Ansuz.


Signals.
Closed Out.

When the signs are large and easy to see, then its easy to read and even easier to be
Taking the the right from the gist of the know, delivering the directive of how to go
Reading the sign and finding the track, remembering the out for the way back
Keeping the known in the easiest to be shown, from all of the best to be sown.


No need for the smoke signals of old, better the interpretations of the bold
Time to keep the message passing on, before the inner meaning is gone
Keeping up to speed and on the ball, to head off the stall to the inevitable call
Part of the process and in the loop, helps to avoid ending in the soup.


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.


New Situation.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Time Off.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Summary.


The double spread is really a status update of where we are in the process of change. This progress report is a strong indicator of the arrival of Autumn. Opportunities of the seasons change, as the harvest is taken. There are losses and gains, actions are seasonally delimited as the party season starts and communications become occasional. Slowing the pace of life towards winter.

A more in depth interpretation is reflective of the rivals, splits and breakups on the world stage. The harvest is not all that was hoped but is sufficient for the needs of the group with enough to spare for hardships and springs seeding. Time is the constraint of the two most active seasons, the harvest must be collected before it spoils, the seed must be planted in timing with the spring warmth. The preparations of storing and sorting is under way.

A door opens in the most unusual place, the harvest is not challenging storage space. Lightening the load is all about size, as the obligations are about the ties. Time to review the contact list, the out in the cold will not be missed.


Short:


Taking the time to make the change, the supply is well within range. Dropping of the less needed, these confines were all well seeded. Cutting ties and closing lines, taking space is signing the times.


Clipped:


Developments enrich values channelling messaging standards.


Distribution.


Opening/Kuno.

Harvest/Jera.
Possessions/Fehu.
Constraint/Nauthiz.
Signals/Ansuz.
Standstill/Isa.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
14

13
11
7
3
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H J R
F R
C H
C F M
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Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread has six upright stones in the presentation with five odd and a single even stone in the undercurrents. Another seven to five positive split giving the face value the upper hand in exchanges. The groups again hold the sway in this reading as they have for some time.

There are six groups in the reading with five multiples present. There is only a single hand of fate one full house in the groups with three threes a strong triple charm and a pair of twos making it up. This is basically a global indicator and even though the personal has an opportunity it is all in the global benefit for the self. After the spate of trident of hands in the recent readings this one is the product of a summary of the situation even a progress report. The charm of charms has Cycle giving focus, Freyr and Heimdall bringing cautiousness to the new. This indicates progress but slow and steady. The base pare has Mystic revealing reparation and restoration from Rectification. So progress is slowed by repair and restoration is the bottom line of this status report.


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Divided Camps.

Single Stone.


Present.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Steady Start.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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

Tyr:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Summary.


From a personal stance this is a good boost and directional assistance being reflected in the global giving the whole process a leg up or a super boost to the drive. The twins are well aspected and are not adverse in their presentation. The global is aiding the personal and the personal is driving the global quite a good one for matching goals and directives to mutual benefit.

Flow in the personal is getting into and being buoyed by while this is about balance and timing it is a partnership of attention and reactions to changes. This in the flow has restrictions but that is just to be expected from the situation and its confines. The result is movement and Journey indicates the action, cruise speed does make it look like being stationary but that is just an illusion. The main stream is going to fill out into the broader field as it flows so will it grow.

Getting into the groove and up to speed, a good combination oversees the need. Confines just act like a funnel, the journeys on a level not down a tunnel. The past is what is left behind, as progress is the balanced kind.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Positional Parity.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Challenge.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Straining Lines.

A nippy maneuver from the high ground, to keep direction on the new found
The sights are set and the way is clear, though nothing in life is without fear
Keeping the track in steady sight, minimising any level of plight, travel light
The obstacles still demand steerage, as course corrections have need of sage.


Changing steeds in mid stream, not a clever thing this might seem
But fate does not confer but deem, to test the bearing of the beam
Always a tighter hold is made, as the test of the moment is bade
Though a test is never quite a jest, it aims to separate the very best.


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.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
Setting Off.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


I will to will Thy will.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Needs Musting.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


New Situation.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Reduced Pace.

Carried along on the shoulders of giants, aided and abetted by all the complaints
Steady in a set course action, held in grouping not divided into a fraction
The captain steers the course in tide, that the undercurrents cannot hide
Knowing the swirls and the tows, that practice and experience knows.


Never quite feeling in control, but still fighting against the crests and the roll
Being carried along in a current most strong, control and its illusions all now gone
The river has its mapping to its own path, that with steerage avoids fates wrath
This river has ports to which we can call, but only one destination for our landfall.


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 reading is a fair appraisal of a new direction and that it is assisted in a double flow. A steady indication of commitment and application meeting confidence and gaining a better footing and a better destination and outcome from the outdated old destination that has been changed.

Another twin and well aspected in the personal and the outcome of the global with Journey in the action it is all about movement. Advances have a two pronged twin aspect and Journey is the trident prong for delivering the activity. Pairings are at the core of this reading with six in the groups and there are two triples in the spreads and an implied triple from the positivity, the geometry and the twins. Partnership embodies this pairing bonding in the overview. The ties and constrictions are all about the taking off and not the landing from Journey, this may produce a pause or hesitation but not an abandonment of the new decision just the old path. This is a fluid process if confidence is high and with a five sixths positive aspect that is almost assured.

Progress is making good time, the willing are getting into line. Confines funnel to the lay, as the whole group gets under way. Leave all that is of no use, as the moorings are cast loose.


Short:


Application to the task, true friends drop the mask. Ties loosen for a time, direction takes a new line. Hold still instead of go, as new directions get in the flow.


Clipped:


Progression unites bound goals pivoting directions.


Distribution.


Flow/Laguz.

Partnership/Gebo.
Constraint/Nauthiz.
A Journey/Raido.
Standstill/Isa.
Flow/Laguz.
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Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread has six upright stones in the presentation with four even numbered stones and two odd numbered stones in the undercurrents. The five sixths ratio of positivity is a force for effectiveness and for turning out as stated. The trouble with a little bit of adversity and contention is it can manifest at the smallest detail or in crucial moments, but the overwhelming body and volume will override the effect reducing it to inconvenience at best if a doubt chinks the armour of faith.

There are seven groups present six of them are multiples all of the same numeric value. With only an upper hand of fate in the form of six pairs. Six points in geometry gives us an octahedron, made up by three squares, eight faces and is a double square based four sided pyramids. As above so below from the geometry gives this a seventh secreted pairing of polarities to the hex of pairs in the presentation. The keen edge of knowing is the makeup of this cluster of pairs, extended sensory awareness as the number suggests. Two charms gives an eighth and significant pairing of two sets of three to the unusual cluster of pairs, and the pair of twins gives a divine edge of nine pairings. Three physical three mindful and three spiritual. When mind body and soul focus as one in the personal and in the new global outcome a great weight is being focused to bring about change. Cycle and Tyr show focus and bold stances arranging against larger circumstances, with Heimdall indicating preparation and even caution. Freyr and Mystic with water aid flow and momentum over new and revealing ground. The higher trinity of the twins, the pyramids and the twin charms give a diamond focus to sustaining and binding the positive influences with purpose.


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Single Stone.


Present.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Lightbulb Moments.

Careful what you wish for, it will arrive, but more
So set goals, within your fishing shoals, near the shore
The day has come, it is begun the way ahead is clear
Take heart in trust, to do what must, then launch to steer.


The shell is shed, as we shake the lead and go
One step then another, strike out the other, then sow
The faith you keep, in trust held deep, is passions power
Stride strong and true, that’s all of you, time calls the hour.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


The fair balance of input and output, a more positive return for negative difficulties. An upper hand and a sensory split hand quite the swings and the roundabouts in feel but not in results, as input increases output here.

A reasonable arrangement of two spreads the personal is an advance and it surpassing limits, extending perimeters, gaining insights and exceeding expectations and even limitations. Time to tone down the strong arm and to use softly softly approaches. This is a less possessive and protective stance to assume, that will bring about a state of growth in action. Some limits are working as a channel and this is focusing a steady return so not bad for an odd two tier collection of global directives and bounties with personal advancement built in.

Understanding settles in, less power and strength and more win. Just learning to let go, is the way to run the show. Fleshing out the needs must, as constraints will not bust, as returns are better than just must.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Strength (Rev)/Uruz.

Strength.
Less Defensive.

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.


Challenge.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Be Longings.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


Fehu is a Rune of fulfillment: ambition satisfaction, love fulfilled, rewards received. It promises nourishment, from the most worldly to the most sacred and Divine. Moreover, if the ancient hermetic principle 'As above so below' is true, then we are also here to nourish God.


This Rune calls for a deep probing of the meaning of profit and gain in your life. Look with care to know whether it is wealth and possessions you require for your well-being, or rather self - rule and the growth of a will.


Another concern of Fehu is conserving what has already been gained. It urges vigilance and continual mindfulness, especially in times of good fortune, for it is then that we are likely to collapse ourselves into our success on the one hand, or to behave recklessly on the other. Enjoy your good fortune and remember to share it; the mark of the well nourished self is the willingness and ability to nourish others.


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Rectification:


There are four stones in this grouping. The runes of rectification can indicate the healing of rifts and broken bonds, the restoring of balances and checks, when a destabilised or chaotic phase ends.


The paying of dues, the process of restoration or even the rebuilding of bonds and relationships.


Action.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Flexing Extents.

News of this type of spurt, are the growing pains that are said not to hurt
A creeping slow and agonising gain, is the well know sort of growing pain
Like the agony from a failing tooth, that lingers and aches right to the dentist booth
This growth that we are now under, is the kind that brings acts of wonder.


No pain from gain or lash or chain, wont even bleed or better leave a stain
All plans are now well past needed, its time to get back to what was seeded
The trellis that is used to prop and aid, when served their use they will fade
Time now to send out the call, for this nation finally needs us one and all.


Stone Meaning.


Another of the Cycle Runes, Berkana denotes a form of fertility that fosters growth both symbolically and actually. The growth may occur in affairs of the world, family matters, one's relationship to one's self or to the Divine.


A Rune that leads to blossoming and ripening, Berkana is concerned with the flow of beings into their new forms. It's action is gentle , penetrating, and pervasive.


What is called for here is going into things deeply, with care and awareness. First disperse resistance, then accomplish the work. For this to happen, your will must be clear and controlled, your motives correct. Any dark corners should be cleansed; this must be carried out diligently and sometimes with expert help. Modesty, patience, fairness and generosity are called for here. Once resistance is dispersed and rectification carried out and seen to hold firm, then, through steadfastness and right attitude, the blossoming can occur.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Joy:


This trinity of runes is associated with joy and fertility, the bringing of harmony the calm after the storm, the relief from turmoil.


Joy is the uplifting process from experience or relationships, or even from successes or even births and endings, a joyous release from captivity or restraint, or the delivery of good news.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Sacrifice.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Letting Go To Gain.

Well we’ll be bound by ties from the old
If we kowtow instead of being just bold
Like handcuffs to bind and dominate the play
Some outdated things should just fade away.


No Island like these can manage all on their own
There are things to exchange and others grown
History has lessons that we need to learn better from
No place to go to without knowing from where do we come.


Stone Meaning.


The necessity of dealing with sever constraint is the lesson of Nauthiz. The positive aspects of this Rune represent the limitations we directly cause ourselves. Its negative side attracts limitations from those around us. Both can be equally difficult to handle.


The role of Nauthiz is to identify our 'shadow', our dark or repressed side, areas where growth has been stunted, resulting in weaknesses that we project onto others. Don't take this world personally, this Rune is saying. Work with the shadow, examine inside you what magnetises misfortune into your life. When at last you can look on Nauthiz with a smile, you will recognise the troubles, denials and setbacks of life as your teachers, guides and allies.


The need for restraint is unquestionable here. Drawing this Rune indicates that there will be holdups, reasons to reconsider your plans carefully. There is work to be done on your self. So take it on with good will and show perseverance.


This is a time to pay of old debts, to restore, if not harmony, at least balance. So mend, restore, redress; when fishermen cant go to sea they repair nets. Let the constraints of this time serve you in righting your relationship to your self. Be mindful that rectification comes before progress. And once again consider the uses of adversity.


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


New Situation.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Due Considerations.

The accolade is now well received, by all that we have now achieved
More than enough to share around, hands untied and soul unbound
A joyous cheer that rousing sound, from greater depths than we first found
Bonds have broken and new roads are, the very thing to took us this far.


The cupboard is full and well stocked, all restrictions are now unblocked
Time is again a friend, with enough now to lend, for all we must now tend
Returns are better than was expected, now the balance is well affected
Enough to maybe throw a party, one for not just the hale and hearty.


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.


A clear indication to reset the expectations, evaluate the needs, and see if we are still heading in the right direction. More swings and roundabouts planning and some gains and a few restrictions but no real losses even though possessions are challenged.

Advances are more about not losing ground and gaining rather than losing. Time to turn down the use of force to stay in control as that is an illusion. Some property of goods may well have passed their sell by and exchange or a sale may be in order. Progress is a growing from the knowing and is all to the good in the action. Letting go is all that constraint being sacrificed indicates as the outcome clearly states reaping a reward, bounty or your dues.

Passing milestones is always good, politics over violence should, carry the weight that it surely should. Time to expand on all that needs, vested interest in salient deeds. Making room to then channel, an honest return and no flannel.


Short:


New ground new found, less need to pound. Collections expand and mature, constraint is not quite demure, profit is not a single cure.


Clipped:


Understanding lessens greedy advancement channelling returns.


Distribution.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Strength (Rev)/Uruz.
Possessions/Fehu.
Growth/Berkana.
Constraint/Nauthiz.
Harvest/Jera.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
22

5
11
16
7
13
C M T

C F
F R
C J T
C H
H J R

Groups:


Cycle = 4.
Joy = 2.
Tyr = 2.
Freyr = 2.
Heimdall = 2.
Rectification = 2.
Mystic = 1.


Group effects:


The double spread has five upright and a single reversed stone in the presentation with four odd and two even numbered stones in the undercurrents. This seven to five split to the positive just breaks the stalemate. This is an adjustment towards a set goal but no way is it a plan of action as Growth in action is a process of advancement here.

There are seven groups present in the reading six of them are multiples there is a split hand of fate here ending the tridents trend of late. The first hand is a five of a kind and this sensory array of pairs has Tyr at the pinnacle of the pyramid here in the global with Bold and against greater odds being the focus. This squares the remainder in pairs as Rectification ties in with Joy as restoration and even good karma bringing a pleasing even satisfying give. The other pair is Freyr indicating new and Heimdall introducing preparation. A stance for better sense that will include attending to the need in caution and enjoying the results. Then there is a straight split hand a full four of a kind from Cycle and the pinnacle of the pyramid is perception and even insights from the revelations of interaction in the personal. All about staying with the program and seeing things through to get to the destinations and goals set.


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Core Strengths.

Single Stone.


Present.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Core Restoring.

Healed restored even rejuvenated, the recovery cannot be overstated
Long time out in the broken wild, regenerated youthful not as a child
Stepping out with a new spring, now isn't that just the darnest thing
Renewed and replenished to the brim, time to get back into the swim.


Reconciled and reunited, dancing all excited, like the lost newly sighted
Prodigal to the fold once lost, never taking the time to count the cost
Returns and rewards fill the chest, and time at the last to have the best
Nothing is lost when nothing is ventured, not only a slave is indentured.


Stone Meaning.


This Rune stands for wholeness, that which your nature requires. It embodies the impulse toward self-realisation and indicates the path you must follow, not from ulterior motives but from the core of your individuality.


Seeking after wholeness is the Spiritual Warrior's quest. And yet what you are striving to become in actuality is what you, by nature, already are. You must become conscious of your essence and bring it into form, express it in a creative way. A Rune of great power, making energy available to you. Sowelu marks a time for regeneration right down to the cellular level.


Although this Rune has no reversed position, there is reason for caution. You may see fit to withdraw, to retreat in the face of a pressing situation, especially if events or people are demanding that you expend your energy now. Know that such a retreat in strength, and that it can indicate the need for a voyage inward for cantering, for balance. Timely retreat is among the skills of the Spiritual Warrior.


At the same time, for some, this Rune counsels opening yourself up, letting the light into a part of your life that has been secret, shut away. To accomplish this may call for profound recognition's, for admitting to yourself something that you have long denied.


There is a prayer known as the Gayatri that embodies the spirit of Sowelu. Address the sun in this fashion:


You, who are the source of all power, Whose rays illuminate the world, Illuminate also my heart So that I can do your work.


While reciting the Gayatri, visualise the sun's rays streaming forth into the world, entering your own heart, then streaming out from your heart center and back into the world. This is a powerful and life-enhancing prayer.


There is caution here not to give yourself airs. Even in a time of bountiful energy, you are required to face and vanquish your refusal to let right action flow through you. Nourish this capacity, for it is a mark of true humility.


Practice the art of doing without doing: aim yourself truly and then maintain your aim without manipulative effort. Meditate on Christ's words: I can of mine own self do nothing. For by our own power we do nothing. Even in loving, it is Love that loves through us. This way of thinking and being integrates new energies and permits you to flow into wholeness, which is the ultimate goal of the Spiritual Warrior.


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Summary.


A fairly well integrated double spread producing a good result for the personal in the move from one destination to another. Another clearly outlined more positive than negative reading with a good triple boost from the groups to add to the sense of change for progress to get out of the diminishing returns saline solution add more and keep stirring solution to fixing the problem.

A healing as well as the recuperation all in the single stone as Wholeness here indicates. Resting up still has to take medication (rest diet) and this is the warrior on guard here. A safe harbour to heal in is not in need of heavy defences. This is the waiting that drive the patient impatient as standing still and ticking over has a tendency to do. The introspection and time out will aid contemplation and may even bring new understandings or even goals for when liberation strikes.

Keeping cool while getting well, the lookout gives sign to tell. Trips that lead round and round, keeping defences duty bound. Have now to come to a halt, this understanding could raise a single malt.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Weighing Perameters.

Capable practiced and assured, formed and tempered from strife endured
To martial to the bugle’s call, braving hostile fire where the others fall
Knowing who it is that has your back, to know you are not on your jack
Not keeping any troubles in your sack, never picking on what others lack.


Taking the test of time to forge the metal, finding a spring in your fettle
Respecting memory in the poppy petal, overbearing numbers never settle
To toe the line and complete the march, higher feelings just have to parch
Quenching the must of need in the now, unbeaten when learning how.


Stone Meaning.


This is the symbol of the Spiritual Warrior. Always the battle for the Spiritual Warrior is with the self. Funding a will through action yet unattached to outcomes, able to be radically alone, remaining mindful that all you can really do is stay out of your own way and let the will of Heaven flow through you - these are among the hallmarks of the Spiritual warrior.


Embodied in this Rune is the energy of discrimination, the sword like quality that enables you to cut away the old, the dead the extraneous. And yet, with Teiwaz comes certain knowledge that the universe always has the first move. Patience is the virtue of this Rune, and it recalls the words of St Augustine that the reward of patience is patience.


Here, you are asked to look within, to delve down to the foundations of your life it's self. Only in so doing can you hope to deal with the deepest needs of your nature and to tap into your most profound resources. The moulding of character is at issue when Teiwaz appears in your spread.


Associated with this Rune are the sun. masculine energy, the active principle. The urge toward conquests prominent here, especially self conquest, which is a life long pursuit and calls for awareness, single-mindedness and the willingness to undergo your passage with compassion and in total trust.


In issues of relationship, devotion to a cause, an idea or a path of conduct, the warrior Rune counsels perseverance, although the kind of perseverance required is patience.


Teiwaz is a Rune of courage and dedication. In ancient times it was this glyph that warriors painted on their shields before battle. Now, the same symbol strengthens your resolve in the struggle of Self with Self.


Two Group Stone:


Protection:


There are four runes in the group and are valued for their powerful protective properties, just like a charm wards. Thought to be a defence against spiritual attacks from hostility and malice or envy.


Their influence in the reading is a balance against acts of chance and the randomness of fate. As supported or not by the other stones in the layout.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Challenge.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
Course Adjusments.

To take the trip to hop and skip through every turn and dip never letting attention slip
Best foot forward to a steady pace, it’s a journey not a contested race for first or place
A walk a saunter even a run, a varied pace is more fun, until the journey is done
The need to make up the time, means no sacrifice for memories that will still be fine.


Not a single file or caravan trail, not under pressure so the bearers bail or hightail
A sojourn to be had at every oasis, now that if not a plan is a very good basis
To set the task for the daily trip, to keep the schedule and never let it slip
Arrival will come that final day, that will show if the bearings ever lost their way.


Stone Meaning.


This main concerned is with communication, with the atonement of something that has two sides, two elements, and with the ultimate reunion that comes at the end of the journey, when what is above and below are united and are again of one mind.


Inner worth mounts here, and at such a time you must remember that you are not intended to rely entirely upon your own power, but rather to ask what constitutes right action. Ask through prayer, through addressing your own knowing, the Witness Self, the teacher within. Not intent on movement, be content to wait; while you wait, keep on removing resistances. As the obstructions give way, all remorse arising from 'trying to make it happen' disappears.


The journey is toward self healing, self change and union. You are concerned here with unobstructed, perfect union. But the union of Heaven and Earth cannot be forced. Regulate any excesses in your life. Material advantages must not weigh heavily on this journey of the self toward the Self. Stand apart even from like minded others; the notion of strength in numbers does not apply, for this part of the journey cannot be shared.


Another of the Cycle Runes, Raido represents the soul's journey and has within it the element of joy, for the end is in sight. No longer burdened by what you've left behind, Heaven and Earth unite within you to support you on your way. A simple prayer for the soul's journey is:


I will to will Thy will.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Protection:


There are four runes in the group and are valued for their powerful protective properties, just like a charm wards. Thought to be a defence against spiritual attacks from hostility and malice or envy.


Their influence in the reading is a balance against acts of chance and the randomness of fate. As supported or not by the other stones in the layout.


Action.


Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.

Defense.
Stabilising Perimeters.

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.


Sacrifice.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Restless Fidgeting.

To wait and see, to follow the flow, no active agenda of where to go
Stood taking in all around, no shackles or ties not even bound
Awe fills the moment and breaks the stride, is sensory override
Feeling connected by the share, held in raptures of depth of care.


The centre of the cyclone is still, with a quiet that suspends and does fill
Solitary is the stand of trees, that withstands that raging breeze
Motionless in a spellbound hiatus, as even the cyclone has to leave us
Waiting fills the need for deed, an exception to the stock reared breed.


Stone Meaning.


Drawing Isa often indicates that the winter of the spiritual life is upon you. You may find your self entangled in a situation to whose implications you are, in effect blind. You may be powerless to do anything except submit, surrender or even sacrifice some long-cherished desire. Be patient, for this is the period of gestation that proceeds a rebirth.


Positive accomplishment is unlikely now. There is a freeze on useful activity, all your plans are on hold. You may be experiencing an unaccustomed drain on your energy and wonder why: a chill wind is reaching you over the ice floes of old, outmoded habits.


Trying to hold on can result in shallowness of feeling, a sense of being out of touch with life. Seek to discover what it is you are holding on to that keeps this condition in effect, and let it go. Shed, release, cleanse away the old. That will bring on the thaw.


Usually Isa requires a sacrifice of the personal 'I'. And yet there is no reason for anxiety. Submit and be still, for what you are experiencing is not necessarily the result of your actions or habits, but of the conditions of the time against which you can do nothing. What has been full must empty; what has increased must decrease. This is the way of Heaven and Earth. To surrender is to display courage and wisdom.


At such time, you cannot hope to rely on help or friendly support. In your isolation, exercise caution and do not stubbornly persist in attempting to work your will. Remain mindful that the seed of the new is present in the shell of the old, the seed of unrealised potential, the seed of the good. Trust your own process, and watch the signs for spring.


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


New Situation.


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
Well Informed.

An introduction to the production can put a bevel on the level
The word to the wise, true power is not judged by physical size
The truth of this is there is only one prize, not for the lord of lies
Understanding is the fruit of knowledge, not something you get from college.


Understanding delivers a sentient knowing, a gift for the lost to get going
Not for the mean seekers of tight sowing, don’t care how good you are at rowing
At this time our need is more and the bill is due, how else you get it is down to you
Pay in installments but not in kind, or up front and in full if you don’t mind.


Stone Meaning.


A hierarchic or mystery rune, Perth points to that which is beyond our frail manipulative powers. This Rune is on the side of heaven, the Unknowable, and has associations with the Phoenix, that mystical bird which consumes itself in the fire and then arises from its own ashes. It's ways are secret and hidden.


Powerful forces of change are at work here. Yet what is achieved is not easily or readily shared. After all, becoming whole, the means of it is a profound secret.


On the side of the earthly or mundane, there may well be surprises; unexpected gains are not unlikely. On the side of human nature, this Rune is symbolised by the flight of the eagle. Soaring flight, free from entanglement, lifting yourself above the endless ebb and flow of ordinary life to acquire broader vision - all this is indicated here. This is the Rune of questing.


Another of the Cycle runes, Perth is concerned with the deepest stratum of being, with the bedrock on which your destiny is founded. Nothing external matters here, except as it shows you its inner reflection. For some, drawing Perth means experiencing a psychic death. If need be, let go of everything, no exceptions, no exclusions. Nothing less than renewal of the Spirit is at stake.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Summary.


The very clear indication over the last several months of readings the need to face the urge to address the needs is getting to be urgent. Change is happening and the systems political structure is the means by which that should be achieved, the days for the progressive man to resort to violence to just keep control when control in the old way is no longer applicable for the new age is being seen on every platform on the world political stage. This is a healing of the old hurt and the wrongs done as change brings advances that cannot happen for the old model as it passes into the dark room of history.

Wholeness is not just recovery, healing, restoration and the sense of justice from a karmic levy is implied here. Strengthening defences and preparing for the wrong action is so that it will be flashed across the entire globe. The journey all news takes is now not so well travelled but travels further and quicker without a messenger slowing the whole thing down. Less defensive and more a manning of the parapets for the crowds. This means that a halt is necessary and cannot be avoided, the immersion of diving in is not what the initiation suggests but is the well paced advance of knowing growing.

Recuperation and restoration, strengthen the garrison at their station. Movement is delayed but not postponed, safely protected not getting stoned. A pause will be a mark of respect, as new understanding knowing will detect.


Short:


Collecting the scattered senses, guarded by telescopic lenses. Changes are forcing the pace, occupying a secure space. Poised and ready to move, for getting into the pace and the grove.


Clipped:


Rejuvenating strengths over weaknesses prepares understanding.


Distribution.


Wholeness/Sowelu.

The Warrior/Teiwaz.
A Journey/Raido.
Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.
Standstill/Isa.
Initiation/Perth.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
24

15
20
9
23
6
H

P T
C F P
H M P R
H
C H M

Groups:


Heimdall = 4.
Protection = 3.
Cycle = 2.
Mystic = 2.
Tyr = 1.
Freyr = 1.
Rectification = 1.


Group effects:


This is a restoration and a state of healing as well as a rounding out of awareness as progress takes hold.

The double spread has five upright and a single mitigated reversed stone in the presentation with four even and two odd number stones in the undercurrents. This gives a slight shift to the three quarters to almost five sixths positive not bad for a clear command of a reading. The whole feel is about making the change and to stick to original timelines and to discard shortfalls and to sacrifice all losses to keep up. The learning curve states that the losses will reduce as the skill is raised allowing time to make up losses later as and where needed.

There are seven groups in the reading four of them are multiple groups with a triple hand of fate keeping the trident in place over the last few readings. There are no twins in the reading but there is a strong group mate collection from the personal and the global in the sacrifice giving the personal the upper hand. Again this gives a full hand of fate from the personal with Heimdall advising preparation and caution in a focal pyramid for anticipation and readiness to be brought to bear. This is not alone as it reflects and matches Protection and the charmed triple indicates a protective charm for change. The last split hand and prong of the trident is a pair of pairs. Cycle brings a state rather of readiness than a mental attitude as mystic reveals little hand holds and helps with the steering.


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Diminishing Greatness.

Single Stone.


Present.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Progressive Shifts.

Breakthrough expands the restrictions to wisdom
Transforming understanding throughout the fiefdom
Limitations are shattered and records get broken
No longer restricted by the coinage of the token.


The seed of understanding has taken a paradigm shift
That the world is taking knowledge and is starting to sift
To stop just treading water in the time trap drift
While the old vanguard bristle and fumble displaying well miffed.


Stone Meaning.


Here is the final Rune belonging to the Cycle of Initiation. Drawing Dagaz can signal a major shift or breakthrough in the process of self change, a turn. For some, the transformation in attitude - a 180-degree turn. For some the transition is so radical that they no longer continue to live the ordinary life in the ordinary way.


Because the timing is right, the outcome is assured although not from the present vantage point, predictable. In each life there comes at least one moment which, if recognised and seized, transforms the course of that life forever. Rely, therefore, on radical trust , even though the moment may call for you to leap, empty-handed, into the void. With this Rune your Warrior nature reveals itself.


If Dagaz is followed by the Blank Rune, the magnitude of the transformation might be so total as to portend a death, the successful conclusion of your passage.


A major period of achievement and prosperity is often introduced by this Rune. The darkness is behind you; daylight has come. However, as always, you are reminded not to collapse yourself into the future or to behave recklessly in your new situation. Considerable hard work can be involved in a time of transformation. Undertake to do it joyfully.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Summary.


The double spread has a very positive slant and a great presentation as well as a good set of groupings from the hand of fate to the trident of the split hands. It is still a report of the current needs and trends in motion.

Achieving a better understanding is the personal slot and is an advancement past restrictions and blockages. Less of a drive or push is needed even letting up on the gas is advised. A slowing of growth is not a stagnation without standstill but is still extents having been met. Natural borders and road ends spring to mind. Finding out in the mix is indicated as the sorting and coming to terms needs attention. Not showing the hand in play is advised even though not keeping everyone informed will have a cost. The outcome is a holistic one and includes the potential for recovery as well as renovation.

Passing the limits and gaining ground, no need to use force to pound. New limits are soon to be met, as understanding is the best yet. Cards kept close to the chest, are sometimes just for the best. Restoration and becoming whole, no longer the path but the final goal.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Strength (Rev)/Uruz.

Strength.
Weak Fronts.

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.


Challenge.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Stunting Progress.

News of this type of spurt, are the growing pains that are said not to hurt
A creeping slow and agonising gain, is the well know sort of growing pain
Like the agony from a failing tooth, that lingers and aches right to the dentist booth
This growth that we are now under, is the kind that brings acts of wonder.


No pain from gain or lash or chain, wont even bleed or better leave a stain
All plans are now well past needed, its time to get back to what was seeded
The trellis that is used to prop and aid, when served their use they will fade
Time now to send out the call, for this nation finally needs us one and all.


Stone Meaning.


Another of the Cycle Runes, Berkana denotes a form of fertility that fosters growth both symbolically and actually. The growth may occur in affairs of the world, family matters, one's relationship to one's self or to the Divine.


A Rune that leads to blossoming and ripening, Berkana is concerned with the flow of beings into their new forms. It's action is gentle , penetrating, and pervasive.


What is called for here is going into things deeply, with care and awareness. First disperse resistance, then accomplish the work. For this to happen, your will must be clear and controlled, your motives correct. Any dark corners should be cleansed; this must be carried out diligently and sometimes with expert help. Modesty, patience, fairness and generosity are called for here. Once resistance is dispersed and rectification carried out and seen to hold firm, then, through steadfastness and right attitude, the blossoming can occur.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Joy:


This trinity of runes is associated with joy and fertility, the bringing of harmony the calm after the storm, the relief from turmoil.


Joy is the uplifting process from experience or relationships, or even from successes or even births and endings, a joyous release from captivity or restraint, or the delivery of good news.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Action.


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
Stepping Up.

The way is clear the time is now and you are it
Get off your bum, get on your feet, no time to sit
The road is open the car serviced, the route is known
Step to the mark, clear the mind, show you’ve grown.


Only one person ever lives their life and treads their path
Deferring to another brings about fates divine wrath
Life is experience and choices with twists and turns
Things to see, peoples to do places to be, as each bridge burns.


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.


Signals/Ansuz.


Signals.
Gagging Orders.

Communication that is not mind to mind, is an awkward limited kind
Following spoor and reading track, to stock the larder or fill the stack
Some hints are on the wind and air, some are keen and some just not fair
Reading the sign and getting the gist, some obvious some will be mist.


Feedback is an essential tool, that stops the isolated feeling like the fool
Passing notes and getting scripts, safe in hand sliding out of our grips
Nothing is guaranteed in exchanges, as nothing is exempt to rearranges
Even when the writing’s on the wall, misinterpretations cause a fall.


Stone Meaning.


All forms of communication, interaction exchanges are associated with the Signals stone. This stone can signify Wisdom or the dawning of realisation.


The God aspect of this stone denotes new understandings or new beginnings and can indicate the beginning of a spiritual quest or a quest for understanding or an Initiation into the mysteries of life.


At the mundane level this stone signifies messages that inform instruct, warn or just prepare. So pay attention with chance meetings encounters trysts etc.


The receiving of knowledge can be informative, enlightening or revealing. A possible revelation.


A Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


New Situation.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Restoration.

A healings needed, from destruction that was seeded, as truth wasn’t heeded
Time to stop and care, not make another running repair, nothing is more fair
Reconstitute and resurrect the being, is more about the feel than the seeing
Restoration or renovation as they say, is less of the old more the new way.


Complete and healed is the deal, of how the body will keep it real
Unleash by faith all the healing power, springs a fountain not a shower
Welling and renewing all that needs care, being thorough if not with care
Focused and balanced with plenty of form, above average outside the norm.


Stone Meaning.


This Rune stands for wholeness, that which your nature requires. It embodies the impulse toward self-realisation and indicates the path you must follow, not from ulterior motives but from the core of your individuality.


Seeking after wholeness is the Spiritual Warrior's quest. And yet what you are striving to become in actuality is what you, by nature, already are. You must become conscious of your essence and bring it into form, express it in a creative way. A Rune of great power, making energy available to you. Sowelu marks a time for regeneration right down to the cellular level.


Although this Rune has no reversed position, there is reason for caution. You may see fit to withdraw, to retreat in the face of a pressing situation, especially if events or people are demanding that you expend your energy now. Know that such a retreat in strength, and that it can indicate the need for a voyage inward for cantering, for balance. Timely retreat is among the skills of the Spiritual Warrior.


At the same time, for some, this Rune counsels opening yourself up, letting the light into a part of your life that has been secret, shut away. To accomplish this may call for profound recognition's, for admitting to yourself something that you have long denied.


There is a prayer known as the Gayatri that embodies the spirit of Sowelu. Address the sun in this fashion:


You, who are the source of all power, Whose rays illuminate the world, Illuminate also my heart So that I can do your work.


While reciting the Gayatri, visualise the sun's rays streaming forth into the world, entering your own heart, then streaming out from your heart center and back into the world. This is a powerful and life-enhancing prayer.


There is caution here not to give yourself airs. Even in a time of bountiful energy, you are required to face and vanquish your refusal to let right action flow through you. Nourish this capacity, for it is a mark of true humility.


Practice the art of doing without doing: aim yourself truly and then maintain your aim without manipulative effort. Meditate on Christ's words: I can of mine own self do nothing. For by our own power we do nothing. Even in loving, it is Love that loves through us. This way of thinking and being integrates new energies and permits you to flow into wholeness, which is the ultimate goal of the Spiritual Warrior.


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Summary.


The onus is on personal responsibility and expectations being realistic given the global influences. Communication is key and selling the wrong message has taken its toll on expectations as well as directives. Cutting some people out of the loop is becoming a growing necessity for to get back on track.

The reading is all about circumstances and information needing addressed as learning from mistakes is taking a hammering at the moment on the public stage. A tough understanding is being reached as Breakthrough indicates and the Cycle quins aim at the personal and the global as the groups indicate. This is a positive presentation so it is progressive. Strength is not the best tool in the box for every confrontational situation or challenge that comes along. Growth is challenged and this is a response to an overdrive and stubborn pursuit having taken up the reflexive reaction to staying on track. Becoming familiar in the doing learning on the job and gaining insight from interaction are all the domain of Initiation. Signals in sacrifice sees some things played low key, others being covered up and manipulated out of press and public gaze. The outcome is all about a healing a coming together a resurrection or even rejuvenation. The best is a holistic depth to restoring the right direction and gaining the right responses.

Making decision about moving on, the time for power is nearly gone. Cutting back is a demand of the environment, now that the rough intro has been spent. Cables will be cut and lines come down, the resultant healing will lift the frown.


Short:


Eureka gets the latent point, numbers alone cannot break the joint. Extend a genuine invitation, communicates no limitation.


Clipped:


Knowing gentler advancements displays lesson learning.


Distribution.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Strength (Rev)/Uruz.
Growth/Berkana.
Initiation/Perth.
Signals/Ansuz.
Wholeness/Sowelu.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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Groups:


Cycle = 5.
Mystic = 3.
Tyr = 2.
Freyr = 2.
Heimdall = 2.
Joy = 1.


Group effects:


The double spread has five upright and a single reversed stone with four even and two odd stones in the undercurrents. This nine to three ratio to the positive is a three quarters benefit to the full reading with a trident in the groupings adding to the push for positivity. The orientation of focus is all to the self and responsibility and duty vie with the benefits here.

There are six groups present and five are multiple groupings and a triple hand in those places a five of a kind presentation from Cycle at the top of the presents list here. Five is sensory and geometrically a five point pyramid the square base has physical, emotional, mental and spiritual as perception with insight at its pinnacle. A clear indication of observation and interaction from within the square base. The other two prongs of the trident form the split hand of fate seeing a singular charm and a mixed charm taking up the pillars to the central self. Mystic is the strong charm indicating revelations from the perceptive seat of observation as a steady progression rather than a single glimpse. The mixed Charm has in its triangle Tyr as the focal point bringing boldness and preparation and taking on a bigger opponent his wingmen are Freyr indicating new ground and understandings as well as physical developments. Lastly come Heimdall and a need for preparation and even a little caution so not time yet to leap into the unknown, more a finding the limitation, scouting perimeters and weighing options and only doing the necessary till a decision is struck.

There are six groups present and five are multiple groupings and a triple hand in those places a five of a kind presentation from Cycle at the top of the presents list here. Five is sensory and geometrically a five point pyramid the square base has physical, emotional, mental and spiritual as perception with insight at its pinnacle. A clear indication of observation and interaction from within the square base. The other two prongs of the trident form the split hand of fate seeing a singular charm and a mixed charm taking up the pillars to the central self. Mystic is the strong charm indicating revelations from the perceptive seat of observation as a steady progression rather than a single glimpse. The mixed Charm has in its triangle Tyr as the focal point bringing boldness and preparation and taking on a bigger opponent his wingmen are Freyr indicating new ground and understandings as well as physical developments. Lastly come Heimdall and a need for preparation and even a little caution so not time yet to leap into the unknown, more a finding the limitation, scouting perimeters and weighing options and only doing the necessary till a decision is struck.


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Single Stone.


Present.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Mobilising Advances.

As life assumes the forward facing, the gears are not set for racing
They are for temperate pacing, used well for an easy spacing
A single speed is fine for cruising, not eternal just occasional using
For long straight and boring trips, even sea or air ships, as the scenery just slips.


Martialed to the marching tune, for long hauls that need to get there soon
Now the troupe is on the move, lets set the tune to a better groove
Lets learn to walk or saunter stroll or rest, to enjoy our very best
Life is not a trial or contest, time to replenish the inner zest.


Stone Meaning.


Ehwaz is a Rune of transit, transition and movement; of physical shifts, new dwelling places, new attitudes or new life. It also signifies movement in the sense of improving or bettering any situation.


There is about this Rune a sense of gradual development and steady progress, with the accompanying notion of slow growth through numerous shifts and changes. This could apply to the growth of a business or to the development of an idea. A relationship may have to undergo changes if it is to maintain growth and life. Moral effort are called for when you draw Ehwaz, another of the Cycle Runes. Let it be said this way: 'As I cultivate my own nature, all else follows'.


This Runes symbol is the horse, and it signifies the inseparable bond between horse and rider. Bronze Age artifacts show a horse drawing the sun across the sky. Here, this Rune is saying, you have progressed far enough to feel a measure of safety in your position. It is time to turn again and face the future reassured, prepared to share the good fortune that comes. The sharing is significant since it relates to the sun's power to foster life and illuminate all things with it's light.


A Four Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Tyr.


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Water:


There are three runes in this group, they are symbolic of movement and with the element water. They can indicate flow if harmoniously supported by the other stones. Fluidity and steady progress, if negatively aspected diversion, disruption and rushing headlong.


The flow of life and its twists and turns are best handled in a steady stream and are a headlong rush of rapid changes dips and troughs.


Summary.


A clear distinction of purpose meeting adversity but the upper hand is a transient thing in the long struggle and the tipping point has already changed the status quo. The recent events on the world stage prove that the powers that be and that have held sway have lost the initiative and no longer know what is going on, how to lead and how to avert the destruction of their previous decision. Lucky the opposition not of their own kind has the stone of destiny and knows how to use it. Another indication of change and a message of caution till the ties are removed and the restrictions are accounted for in a legal stance for stealing from the oppressed to suit the few that though they could with impunity. A statement and even field orders is the feel of this delivery and the timing is cool.

Movement is all about advances and even though its nearly time to go its all about being in the know as opposed to waiting orders just recognising the feel and the need and doing the deed when motivated not impulse, not knee jerk but opportune action in appropriate measures. A sacrifice of being in the smaller group is not a disadvantage as leverage belongs to the righteous fulcrum with the right measure and timing. Restrictions are lifted and impedance will crumble as hearts are lifted. Striking out on our own is the measure for the right way to go. This will require an awareness that is born from caution for the initial period until it is established.

Travel is not the movement meant, selfishness is all but spent. Restrictions are challenged and will concede, elevated feelings must now proceed. Separation leaves a lot behind, as protection is uppermost in the universal mind.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


The Self (Rev)/Mannaz.


The Self.
Precarious Positions.

Being living breathing seeing, all the essences of I, me, me’ing
Tempered by the seasons tides, from the cold and warmer sides
Growing care and compassion, in a disciplined gentle fashion
Learning joy from the thrills, finding reliance in life’s skills.


Experiences grow as time fills, faith from surviving all the spills
Stitching the mantle of the character we wear, careful not to tare
Building callouses natures thimble, taking timing from being nimble
Formed from experiences memory, knowing friend from mortal enemy.


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.


Challenge.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Snake Coils.

Well we’ll be bound by ties from the old
If we kowtow instead of being just bold
Like handcuffs to bind and dominate the play
Some outdated things should just fade away.


No Island like these can manage all on their own
There are things to exchange and others grown
History has lessons that we need to learn better from
No place to go to without knowing from where do we come.


Stone Meaning.


The necessity of dealing with sever constraint is the lesson of Nauthiz. The positive aspects of this Rune represent the limitations we directly cause ourselves. Its negative side attracts limitations from those around us. Both can be equally difficult to handle.


The role of Nauthiz is to identify our 'shadow', our dark or repressed side, areas where growth has been stunted, resulting in weaknesses that we project onto others. Don't take this world personally, this Rune is saying. Work with the shadow, examine inside you what magnetises misfortune into your life. When at last you can look on Nauthiz with a smile, you will recognise the troubles, denials and setbacks of life as your teachers, guides and allies.


The need for restraint is unquestionable here. Drawing this Rune indicates that there will be holdups, reasons to reconsider your plans carefully. There is work to be done on your self. So take it on with good will and show perseverance.


This is a time to pay of old debts, to restore, if not harmony, at least balance. So mend, restore, redress; when fishermen cant go to sea they repair nets. Let the constraints of this time serve you in righting your relationship to your self. Be mindful that rectification comes before progress. And once again consider the uses of adversity.


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Action.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Sight Clearing.

Elation and all its stages, as the feelings swell to ecstatic rages
The expanse of feeling to their edge, takes elevation to the next ledge
Filled with splendour or with awe, by all that’s felt by more than saw
Raises awareness to its best, of all the feeling in hopes great chest.


Accomplished, arrived, achieved and more, felt right to our very core
Both feet now back on ground, after elevation soared to new found
A settling in a sense of win, release from burden beyond all spin
To fulfil the faith that others invest, raises us to our very best.


Stone Meaning.


Like a fruit bearing branch is a welcome find to the hungry traveler. The term of travail is ended and you have come to yourself in some regard. The shift that was due has occurred and now you can freely receive Wunjo's blessings, whether they be in material gain, in your emotional life or in a heightened sense and awareness of your own well - being.


This is an alchemical moment in which understanding is transmuted from knowledge. The knowledge itself was a necessary but not sufficient condition; now you can rejoice, having been carried across the gap by the Will of Heaven.


Joyousness accompanies new energy, energy blocked before now. Light pierces the clouds and touches the waters just as something lovely emerges from the depths: the soul is illuminated from within, at the meeting place of Heaven and Earth, the meeting of the waters.


There is new clarity which may call for you to renounce existing plans, ambitions, goals. It is proper and timely for you to do so, for Wunjo is a Rune of Restoration, of the self properly aligned to the Self.


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Joy:


This trinity of runes is associated with joy and fertility, the bringing of harmony the calm after the storm, the relief from turmoil.


Joy is the uplifting process from experience or relationships, or even from successes or even births and endings, a joyous release from captivity or restraint, or the delivery of good news.


Sacrifice.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Standing Together.

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.


Defence/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Establishing Perimeters.

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.


A steady diagram for progress and with a need to defend against the concerted efforts of the unjust springs to the fore here. Another less than satisfying positive stance but a triple core of groups and both four group stones in the mix makes it about movement over separation. Time to cut off the redundant and to strike out on our own and it is a cautious and defensive act.

Advances from the personal are the core drive behind the global advice here. Time to put the collective to the fore over the selfish needs of dictators. Some restrictions are in place but they are unsustainable as it will show the hand of the dictator and will have repercussions in the votes yet to come and will produce new strands to replace the old dinosaurs as joy uplifts the need. A division is unavoidable and it will mean a good defense and a good offensive if needed.

Advancing over the bones of the old, the self is shelved for the collective bold. Restraint is a tool for control, so liberation soars the soul. A division is now a matter of course, and protection is at its very source.


Short:


Out of the harness, free form the toil, personal power for the wheel to oil. Unbound and untied, satisfaction roosts to reside. Dividing the way, some demons to slay.


Clipped:


Advances selflessly binds aspirations dividing stances.


Distribution.


Movement/Ehwaz.

The Self (Rev)/Mannaz.
Constraint/Nauthiz.
Joy/Wunjo.
Separation/Uruz.
Defence/Eihwaz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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Groups:


Tyr = 3.
Cycle = 3.
Mystic = 2.
Heimdall = 2.
Rectification = 2.
Joy = 1.
Freyr = 1.
Water = 1.
Protection = 1.


Group effects:


The double spread has five upright and a single reversed stone in the presentation with four odd and two even stones in the undercurrents. This marginal positive seven to five split is a bare majority giving an impression of three steps forward and two in reverse action working under the surface.

There are all nine groups present and only five of them are multiple groups, with both the four group stones one in the present and the other the global outcome slots. It is odd to have both the four group stones in the same reading and an even split for the personal and the global sees Mystic linking the pair in the start and the end slots of the reading. The fact that there is a triple hand and a full hand is clear but the full hand of fate is three threes, a triple Tyr a triple Cycle and a triple of pairs making a triangle in its own right. So there is a three pronged effect to this reading from the groups. Tyr is the global and is large odds and boldness and even some precaution or preparation. Cycle is the first split hand for the personal as it is focused attention and awareness that is indicated. The final prong is also a global triangle with Rectification the primary focus of the third prong and it indicates reprisals paying back and levelling debts. Heimdall is advising caution and preparation as Mystic indicates revelation and is ripe for discovery in the face of adversity. The fact that there is a triple three a charm of charms is a standoff from the personal to the global with the action indicated by the later prong. Things will move and democracy is under attack and it will take a world wide revolution to make sure that it succeeds. This is the Neptune trident and the many headed EU must fall if the book is to be fulfilled, not what the Tory or Labour camps will want to hear but tough titty mate.


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Author:= Chris Millar