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Temporal Shifts.

Single Stone.


Present.


Constraint (Rev)/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Loosening Up.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Summary.



Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Hemmed In.

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Some outdated things should just fade away.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.


Challenge.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Meeting Expectations.

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


Accomplished, arrived, achieved and more, felt right to our very core
Both feet now back on ground, after elevation soared to new found
A settling in a sense of win, release from burden beyond all 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.


Action.


Signals/Ansuz.


Signals.
Better Reception.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


A Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Standstill (Rev NRM)/Isa.


Standstill.
Restrictions Lifted.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


New Situation.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Better Bearing.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Rectification:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


The adverse twin is constraint reversed in the personal and brings a liberty and sense of freedom while the global twin ties and binds giving the adverse stone the advantage in a difficult situation. An advisory double spread with a realistic new situation bringing self preservation back into future planning as a result.

A lightening of the personal load is welcome after a sustained and continuous stint of hard pressed and a reversed stone of constriction is just what the doctor ordered. Constrictions and golden handcuffs are threatening in the global level. The pay off’s are a bit of a challenge in the wider field by comparison to the personal. Maintaining and keeping good lines of communication is primary and giving no mixed messages will have less comeback later and is advised against. A sacrifice is coming to an end and the resultant liberty for the self is ripe for all the harboured dreams and plans from the release from that extended incarceration.

Unbound and restless to go, first out the traps the rest look slow. Elated at the head of the pack, no island thrives on its jack. Demand needs to be kept informed, poor information poorly performed. Ready to go from the open gate, not to little and not yet late.


Short:


Freeing up the ties and binds, as the rest are held by all their kinds. Lightens feelings, liberating dealings. Looking out for number one, not how this all begun.


Clipped:


Liberating constrictions lightens communications mobilising drives.


Distribution.


Constraint (Rev)/Nauthiz.

Constraint/Nauthiz.
Joy/Wunjo.
Signals/Ansuz.
Standstill (Rev NRM)/Isa.
The Self/Mannaz.
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Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread has four upright and two reversed stones in the presentation with five odd and a single even stone in the undercurrents. There is seven to five negative bias in the reading as well as an adverse twinned stone with the advantage in the adverse twin so not all positive aspects have positive outcomes here and not all negatives are detrimental. Sometimes a situation just needs a clear no than a fidgety maybe hedging the bets.

There are seven groups present with only three multiple groups presenting. The best hands are two middle range triples and a small pair. A thee of a kind for the personal has Cycle bringing a charm as a reflective defense. The split hand has an equal charm from Heimdall this is a global caution and a need for preparation and to maintain a state of readiness. The third prong has a drifting two state newness from Freyr one odd the other even so some surprises are likely.


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Core Concepts.

Single Stone.


Present.


The Warrior (Rev)/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Sentinel.

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 defences 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.


Practice pays of in the heat of battle, to not get butchered just like cattle
To dig deep and find the metal, of a calibre that is of a different fettle
Experience is added to our tales, of all our successes and some fails
No ones path is good tracks and easy passes, that stuff is taught in classes.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Protection:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


The double spread is an immanent global action and the self is on alert and should be ready. The news is not good and was unavoidable, the repercussions will have far reaching effects and being on the outside of one of the two largest areas ripe for implosion is the best we can do. We will be able to count our blessing later but right now the EU and the American global economic platforms are about to undergo a massive effect one we as a nation do not want to be caught up in the tsunami to come. There will be time to count our blessings later but that is no consolation right now.

Stood down but still alert, potential is no longer a dead cert. Kept in the dark and missing the point, trouble is brewing all over the joint. Giving up on a dream is just time, most of the losses will be ok but not fine.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Breaking Bounds.

To expand and to reach, where the imperative cannot teach
The surge and the push, that extends the trunk and stem to bush
A flourish in the sprung unfolding, that resistance had been holding
To stretch to the outer limit, unfolding the surge and all that’s in it.


When seasoned the sapling starts to found, a deeper connection with the ground
Spreading root to its furthest bound, giving balance a base safe and sound
Then the trunk reaches to its height, when in full foliage is a pleasant sight
Seasons turn not by the hour, providing the pre-seed visit me flower.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Challenge.


Signals/Ansuz.


Signals.
Obscured Facts.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


A Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Action.


Disruption/Hagalaz.


Disruption.
Major Shifts.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Sacrifice.


Breakthrough (Rev NRM)/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Changing Direction.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


New Situation.


Possessions (Rev)/Fehu.


Possessions.
Less Materialistic.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


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.


Even when a warrior is on leave they are still ready to get back to action attention is never quite relaxed. Progress has seen the aftermath of fiscal and literal storms and the bill is not known but is expected. It is hard to realise we were never on the inside curve and that we have been kept in the dark and may well be left to fend. Some goals will just have to be shelved and there is a need for us to cut the cloth accordingly.

Ready responder not on the front foot, the potential was clear from the first shoot. Not all their cards are on the negotiating table, misdirection's and smoke screens are all they are able. Progress is set back because of the play, cant have your way in every single day.


Short:


Standing ready not giving way, potentials still hold drives sway, out of the loop and kept in the dark, trouble is a badly timed spark. Progress we may well have to toss, as we face the extent of the material loss.


Clipped:


Prepared extents indicate troubles resetting gains.


Distribution.


The Warrior (Rev)/Teiwaz.

Growth/Berkana.
Signals/Ansuz.
Disruption/Hagalaz.
Breakthrough (Rev NRM)/Dagaz.
Possessions (Rev)/Fehu.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
15

16
3
19
22
11
P T

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double reading has four upright stones and two reversed stones one mitigated in the presentation with four odd and two even numbered stones in a mirrored parity in the undercurrents. The very even split and even standstill or stand off is only alleviated by the groups and they are in short supply given the amount present.

There are a full compliment of all the nine groups present in the reading with only a small four multiple groups to draw from. This is a weak trident with a strong upper hand of fate with a four of a kind tetrahedron for the self in Cycle this is a focus of attention and is a call to the details that need to be taken into account and cannot be glossed over or ignored. The effect of a trinity of Tyr and a pair of Freyr making a full house in the split hand is a bold response to a larger force or power in new situations and it does mean to not give ground and to take the small defaulters hit rather than the pounding that will come from persevering past good sense. The weak third prong is a small pair of Mystic and this is like a small drip drip drip of revelation is tiny little glimpses rather than is big revelations. So more focus, stand the ground and a steady understanding will be revealed.


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Closing Acts.

Single Stone.


Present.


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
Introductions.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Summary.


The reading is more advisory than a suggestion here, as it reinforces the adjustment from yesterday. Initiation is from immersion the inside track rather than the spectator angle and can be best seen as the subjective perspective over the objective one. The global segment is a clear indication that the destination of the plans need a defensive perimeter as challenge indicates. A dissolving partnership needs action not an extension to save the pennies and lose the pounds later for lack of due care and attention. It does mean halting the old plan and sacrificing the agreement that has just been extended. This will come with immediate costs and restrictions and is only to be expected. But making the bad decision in the first place for convenience is the real problem from people that keep proving they cannot lead for the benefit of the entire country and only for the fiscal arms and the bottom line quick returns.

The overview of the last three readings was a warning of making a bad decision, then a redress that needs to be made and this one suggests that the committed will find it tough to change tack once committed for fear of embarrassment. This clearly indicates that a penalty is eventual and that it is in fact the penny now rather than the pounding later. Wonder what the headless chickens will come up with now.

The inside track, from having to go back. Challenges the resolve, as the deal must dissolve. A time out is now installed, for the unbinding to be called.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
Mapping Routes.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


I will to will Thy will.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Challenge.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Maneuvers.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Protection:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Action.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Parallels.

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.
No Rest.

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.


Constraint (Rev)/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Withdrawal.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Summary.


After all the last statements and advice this is a clear indication if not a plan of action. Learning from mistakes is a costly business and is an initiation or extensive introduction. The biggest points to learn from are mistakes and errors so this is in keeping with facing up to having made a bad decision or having set off in the wrong direction. This is a defensive action and will require a guarded approach. The need for action about a partnership is the crux of the problem at hand. The time out needed in the personal is a full stop in the global and is a sacrifice to all the commitments and investments that were sought to be safeguarded. The endeavour and change is all aimed at removing restrictions and breaking the harness of a stranglehold. If you think this is wrong the Trump Irish Airlines error is of the same calibre as the short sighted decisions being used to keep as much intact with the EU separation processes transition, the date for that is still 2017 no matter how much they say extensions are the new transitions honestly.

A rude awakening to a harsh fact, as the good ship Britain changes tact. Forcing the crew to have to muster, as the negotiators all bluff and bluster. Stopping the trip down to the roots, the ties will unbind then from the roots.


Short:


Getting the point, packing the joint. Defending ways, that mutually pays, traffic light stays, loosening plays.


Clipped:


Informed destinations determine mutual static cessations.


Distribution.


Initiation/Perth.

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

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
6

20
15
2
23
7
C H M

C F P
P T
F
H
C H

Groups:


Cycle = 3.
Heimdall = 3.
Freyr = 2.
Protection = 2.
Tyr = 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 eight to four ratio of positive aspects is two thirds to the good. This is a note to the wise and indicates the course change that will relieve the constraints from Mondays reading in the New Situation as the two year EU extension folly is slipped under the electorates radar. Still and again the hand of fate is a two pronged upper and lower hand.

There are six groups in the presentation four of which are multiple groups there are two even handed full houses instead of the obvious two pairs of threes and twos. There is nothing to choose from the split hand and one is the personal and the other is the global situation. Cycle and Heimdall are the pair aimed at the personal slot which indicates attention and caution and implies readiness from preparation to deal with the influence. The lower house has Freyr and Protection indicating new and a weather eye on the duties, levies and quotas as problem areas that need Cycle and Heimdall to attend to. Two charms have the upper hands in the houses and the pairs play the contentious seat in the pairings. A harsh decision done now will still prove better than to persevere with Mondays reading on the subject the unreasonable stance of the EU still needs to be a full divorce with no extensions disguised as transitions, as this and yesterdays reading indicate.


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Mapping Realms.

Single Stone.


Present.


Disruption (Rev NRM)/Hagalaz.

Disruption.
Hazards.

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 odd pair of back to back readings here to push ahead with the choice to extend the association or to step away and let the forest burn so new growth will rise from the ashes like the phoenix. Yesterday with the news that an extension is being dressed up as a transition to dupe the nation is a sell out from the gutless for the greedy at the cost to the needy. This reading says to halt to not progress in this direction as breakthroughs need to be reversed. A sacrifice is a calculated short term risk for a better long term gain as growth shows. No twins and no hefty hands but another trident from Neptune in the age of Aquarius.

Disruption is reversed and this is like shedding the cocoon and shifting from constraint to a sense of liberty. The main view is still the best that can be achieved as Harvest in the Overview indicates. The challenge of gleaning meaning from obscure messages means that the source cannot be trusted without scrutiny. Advances and breakthroughs are a sham and are a cover for selfish interests. A sacrifice of immediate returns is a delay from quick limited returns over longer term greater returns and growths.

Chaos takes a back seat, the future ain’t rosy but not quite bleak. Messages are mixed and not clear, breakthroughs are illusions from the wrong steer. Waiting for a later return, watching all the bridges as they must burn.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Potential Returns.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Rectify:


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


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


Challenge.


Signals (Rev)/Ansuz.


Signals.
Wrong Footing.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


A Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Action.


Breakthrough (Rev NRM)/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Mundane Moves.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Sacrifice.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Less is More.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Rectification:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


New Situation.


Growth/Berkana.


Growth.
Real Advances.

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.


The reading is a course of action to correct the bad course decision and to face the cost that the other decision tries to avoid. It is if you look at yesterdays reading pain at the end and missing the mark or pay the ounce here and have the gains looked for.

As a feeling of settling after a heavy storm set the mood of the day. The potential of tomorrow is heavy to weigh. Unpicking the mixed lines is getting to be easier, as advances are being restricted and blocked by coercion. A sacrifice from the greedy is called for and there is no way round. The advances that can be had will know no bound.

Chaos like everything must come to an end, bounty is the best we can fend. The wrong end of the given stick, barely arriving is never slick. Take the me out of us, or get to the back of the bus, a loss like that will cause a fuss.


Short:


Settling is affecting the returns to be made, the signs all dupe as they seductively bade. Progress is halted, as the deal is being salted, the final dimensions will not be faulted.


Clipped:


Settling target misinformation redirects self development.


Distribution.


Disruption (Rev NRM)/Hagalaz.

Harvest/Jera.
Signals (Rev)/Ansuz.
Breakthrough (Rev NRM)/Dagaz.
The Self/Mannaz.
Growth/Berkana.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
19

13
3
22
1
16
C H W

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread has three upright and three reversed stones two of them mitigated with no reversed meaning in the presentation with four odd numbered and two even numbered stones in the undercurrents. This is what an adverse course change at the near too late point looks like. More negative than positive and more contention and adversity by proportion but there is a better outcome for steering through the storm rather than trying to outrun the impact.

There are eight groups present with six multiple groups presenting. Another trident from the split hands of fate made up by a strong four of a kind from Cycle. The tetrahedron is a conscious focal point of attention and ready focus poised to adapt and respond. The other four of a kind is a circular reference of highs and lows from the global. The state of the crew in the storm no rest till the wind recedes. Joy and Mystic bring delight and surprise while Heimdall and Rectification caution and duty to keep the merry go round spinning. The final prong is Tyr in the dedicated application of self to the task facing larger forces than the self knowing resolution and dedication will win through. For every storm must eventually run its course.


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Single Stone.


Present.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Cultivating Ground.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


There is a paired union from the Action of signals and the Sacrifice of Gateways. The longer path and the delay to the process will have repercussions if not dealt with now. This union is a strong emphasis and bodes ill winds to keep to an outdated union and arrangements that no longer serve the original purpose.

This is a statement reading in keeping with the last few that have turned up out of the bag. The benefit and the onus are all on the personal as the global bring about the pincer from the three pronged trident. Focus and attention and detail are all called into focus here for the personal. The global sees a momentum being considered in the overview, that will take effort to break inertia and to change from the committed course. All the first responses indicate a strong necessity to change from the committed course of an extended effort to the agreed timeline. If this is not corrected great disruption and cost as well as loss will ensue.

The potential is easy now to see, this new direction can no longer be. Setting time lines back to the start, as the news strikes straight to that heart. Do not enter this longer path, to push past will bring down a wrath.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Building Momentum.

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.


Challenge.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Shoring Foundations.

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.


Action.


Signals/Ansuz.


Signals.
Clear Signs.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


A Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Route Changes.

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 easily 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.


Disruption/Hagalaz.


Disruption.
Iterations.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Summary.


A steady assessment of an easy and less than straight forward reading. The triple hand of fate and the pair bonded groups all indicate that to persist in a recent realignment to extend time lines is a dangerous move of the ill prepared in a desperate act of prolonging even outdated and redundant actions and directions.

Fertility indicates a strong potential, flow indicates direction as strength indicates pushing against as signals clearly state advice. The Gateway must be sacrificed or the disruption will be unavoidable and long term with extended repercussions. Stubborn attitudes overriding better sense and good advice always have repercussions, proceed at your own peril.

The statement is clear and easy to see, the potential can only ever be, once the direction is cut free. The signs all say do not proceed, the door does not lead to where is our need, the result will make more than a good heart bleed.


Short:


Rich potential set for gains, the direction is causing some pains. Effort is best not sparingly used, as the news is being mused. An opportunity must be dropped, as forward momentum will be stopped.


Clipped:


Potential progresses resolutely inform directional changes.


Distribution.


Fertility/Inguz.

Flow/Laguz.
Strength/Uruz.
Signals/Ansuz.
Gateway/Thurisaz.
Disruption/Hagalaz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
8

18
5
3
21
19
C T

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double has a full positive set of stones in the presentation with four odd and two even numbered stones in the undercurrents. There is no doubt as to the face value and the eight to four ratio for the positive aspect is nearly all good. The real boost to the spreads is again the input from the groups.

There are six groups out of the nine possible present in this reading with five of them multiple groups. Again delivering a three pronged device with an upper hand of faith from the three prongs showing a five of a kind and two full houses in the split hands. There is no genetic twin here but a group mate pairing of C F M from Signals and Gateway adds weight to a fulcrum turning point. This couples action and sacrifice and highlights the need to take the hit rather than give concessions. The five Cycle in the upper hand of fate are a sensory and awareness focus that is crucial in a middle position of the three pronged trident of the moment focus concentration and extending awareness are the gifts from this hand. The two full houses that make up the pincer of the trident from the global are focussed from the pairs with Tyr and Mystic creating a bold approach to the unknown, while Water brings a flow to Freyr giving new developments an initial boost as they come into the sights.


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Adjusting Aspirations.

Single Stone.


Present.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Accomplishments.

From the depth of the edge of the deepest well of where hope had fell
Comes the light of the bright that brings the heart a sweet tell
Elated and rising, from the depth of the striving from where the soul was diving
Deep into the currents of the flow, above the crashing of the undertow.


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Summary.


A personal boost to self esteem and worth from recovery or dealing well with the unexpected. The global indicates a goal is still uppermost and an advance is still aimed for. Some vulnerability is par for the course from being overstretched and challenged. In the midst of the thick of it is the self in application and action as key to the progress. Some confines are coming to an end and the sacrifices they threw up have broken some ties and strengthened some others.

Uplifted and feeling well, the outlook is looking swell. Perimeters and barriers must be reset, by application from the best yet. A pause will be a natural break, keeping the very best we can make.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Clouds Clearing.

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.


Challenge.


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.


Action.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Meeting Necessity.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Rectification:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
The Hiatus.

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.


Separation (Rev)/Uruz.

Separation.
Pulling Resources.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


Another reading that is more a declaration and statement than any form of revelation. The separation is referring to the best that can be salvaged as a great deal of the old ties need to be binned and keeping the strongest is the outcome that should be aimed at. The old club will not survive in its present form and the new emerging form will be stronger for it. The pleasure here is from a sense of satisfaction rather that an elation. An advancement is essential and has only to have the dead weight dropped to be achieved. Old ties breaking means old alliances need to be rebuilt or made new. This is a selfish act of self preservation whenever you have to sift the wheat from the chaff. Holding the ground and remaining immovable is a must and yes it is a sacrifice. So keep the best ties and relationships and face the facts about the need to lighten the dead weight load from the block.

Picking up and feeling better, reigns in the charging gogetter. Lines are drawn and are known, the very best must be shown. Stop all movements in the track, set some lose and hold some back.


Short:


Good news and feeling relieved, not all goals were achieved. Perimeters set and lines drawn, the box holds the king and the pawn. Being told you need to wait, returns some losses of fate.


Clipped:


Elated developments preserving bonds ‘n’ holding ties.


Distribution.


Joy/Wunjo.

Breakthrough/Dagaz.
Defence/Eihwaz.
The Self/Mannaz.
Standstill/Isa.
Separation (Rev)/Uruz.
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Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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Tyr = 3.
Cycle = 2.
Mystic = 2.
Heimdall = 2.
Rectification = 2.
Joy = 1.
Freyr = 1.
Protection = 1.


Group effects:


The double spread has five upright and a single reversed stone in the presentation with three even and three odd numbered stones in the undercurrents. The two thirds positive reading has a complex collection of groups to extend that further.

There are eight groups present with five multiple groups that provides an upper hand of fate and a split hand for the self in the group working in concert with like minded or motivated people. The hand of fate is the four of a kind tetrahedron that has the self at the pinnacle in Cycle for the global view. The base triangle is made up from Mystic giving insights or revelations, balancing Rectification in karmic mode with Heimdall advising caution. Producing a slow clearing and picking over of the residue in salvage mode. Even picking over the bones of the carcase of a dead ideal to salvage the framework to rebuild from. Or to show up the redundancies not to keep or reinstate.


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Single Stone.


Present.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Cast Adrift.

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.


Grief is as isolating a sense of loss as the human condition will have to bear. When life tears away the cornerstone of the group the remainder has to work harder to not drift and dissipate. Support and contact are essential to let our scattered parts know that we are here for them when or if they need us. This is a twinned presentation of separation and so has double the loss and so is all the more challenging because of it.

In isolated pockets and scattered parts, it is essential to keep focussed and to keep the faith. The needs of the many outweigh the self interests of the moment and have to be put on hold. To bull through or to ignore this will aggravate the situation and compile and compound future problems. To stick to the task will bring good news of the success of endeavour and application. The time frame is tight and working to what comes to hand is no reason to abandon the effort. This will take some time and will alter the course of progress.

As a scout out and about. we cant get far with too much doubt. A chain is as strong as its weakest link, the needs of others doesn’t need a think. Spreading out to cover more ground, returning more news of what is found. Only so much can be done as events still hold sway, old paths are gone and new show the way.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


The Self (Rev)/Mannaz.


The Self.
The Greater Good.

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.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Scattered Parts.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Action.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Gratitudes Relief.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Willing Prisoner.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


New Situation.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
New Destination.

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.


This reading is a statement of the current affairs and trends in effect. There is a positive twin stone of Separation in the personal and in the global challenge slot. In the personal the team works as separate units working concertedly and in concert but each unit has the autonomy and initiative to deal with their own specific requirements. In the global challenge slot it is the lost being located, the departed being missed. The statement as a whole is still indicating circumstances forcing a change of direction to deal with the evolving situational developments.

The need to work independently and to only use the chain of command where needed is strong in this double spread. Selfless industry and joining teams for greater effort in the need and then returning to solitary scouting is called for. It is satisfying to make progress and good news and achievements raise spirits. The constraints of the situation, resources and time are the limitations that effecting results. This is not a short walk but a steady slog till done.

Foraging and regrouping as the call demands, the effort is as strong as the weakest stands. Scattered to cover more area to find, most news will be good warm or kind. Loss ties the heart and saps the drive, on a long road discipline must strive.


Short:


Devoid and removed, communally approved. Good news received, slow advances achieved. Tailbacks and bottlenecks stem the flow, presenting alternate ways to go.


Clipped:


Removing personal distant worth recalibrates routes.


Distribution.


Separation/Uruz.

The Self (Rev)/Mannaz.
Separation/Uruz.
Joy/Wunjo.
Constraint/Nauthiz.
A Journey/Raido.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
4

1
4
12
7
20
C T

R T
C T
F J
C H
C F P

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread has five upright and a single reversed stone in the presentation with four even and two odd numbered stones in the undercurrents. This is a three quarters positive reading and with Joy in action there will be heartening stories with great relief and satisfaction of achievement.

There are seven groups present with only two multiple groups presenting from them. This gives a hand of fate to the personal in the form of a tetrahedron giving the pinnacle of concentration and focus from Cycle the advantage of the initiative. The split hand is a strong three of a kind bold charm for the global from Tyr this is about bearing up to greater things than normal life throws our day to day way.


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Single Stone.


Present.


Constraint/Nauthiz.


Constraint.
Little Options.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Summary.


The reading is a seven to five positive split with a triple prong in the groups, the strengths of confinement is the lack or collisions and accidents in stasis but this also halts progress and advancement. This is a clear indication for a change of direction, speed and to not fight the flow.

The double spread has the self in a bind as the situation conspires to give no choices. A statement of situation meets the inevitable with a directional shift needed and even a backtrack not ruled out. After Trump shooting his mouth off that cannot be a surprise having a go and picking a fight springs to mind. Maybe his mammy was a descendent of the Picts as he is obviously picking on more than one likely contenders.

Being caught in a bind, as the right direction is getting hard to find. Coordinating over scattered parts, not exactly auspicious starts. Advances have been put on hold, a planned trip is cancelled not just on hold, not the direction for which the ticket was sold.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Halting Progress.

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.


Challenge.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Separate Teams.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Action.


Breakthrough (Rev NRM)/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Setbacks.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Sacrifice.


A Journey (Rev)/Raido.

A Journey.
Directional Shifts.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


New Situation.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Steady Streams.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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

Tyr:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Summary.


Obligations say we can no longer walk on by, the weather is showing us that our lifestyles are damaging the environment and we must all change to make a difference. This is again a statement of the limitations of the current trends and the existing situation making its stamp on the collective minds of the world.

The binds and ties of obligations are forcing a change of direction and travel. The separate cells must be coordinated and focused to the greatest need. A setback is still being assessed and may well not be finished or in a position to be evaluated even. Some back tracking is now becoming crucial even a stepping away from the precipice is called for. The restrictions will lift and an ease of movement and as the direction settles will clear obstructions and break deadlocks.

Held in place by the binds that tie, the old direction shows up as a lie. Resources are scattered thin, as advances are a loss not a win. A journey needs another direction, before movement gets that speed injection.


Short:


Bound by obligations ties, direction set beneath cloudy skies. Coordinating the separate parts, setbacks sap the beating hearts. A change of pace, takes us to a better place.


Clipped:


Restrictions facilitate mutual setbacks draining momentum.


Distribution.


Constraint/Nauthiz.

Movement/Ehwaz.
Partnership/Gebo.
Breakthrough (Rev NRM)/Dagaz.
A Journey (Rev)/Raido.
Flow/Laguz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
7

17
2
22
20
18
C H

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double reading has four upright two reversed one mitigated in the presentation with an uneven split of four even and two odd numbered stones in the undercurrents. There is more than a slight advantage to the positive over the negative from the mitigated stone but the best advantage comes from the groups. Not quite the aftermath more a slow emergence even ginger first steps in the lull.

There are seven groups five of them are multiple presentations the upper hand is a strong four of a kind with a tetrahedral point of perception from Cycle this is for the personal and is the subjective view in the prongs of the small two full houses. This is a case of immersion and preservation meeting need and opportunity. The global view has a split pair of full houses to make up this trident of the moment. The Hand of fate is Cycle and the split hands are Mystic and Freyr indicating new unknown and unexpected working one angle of the three pronged attack. This leaves Tyr and Water having bold standing against the flow. As New and Mystery confound the obvious.


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Single Stone.


Present.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Proper Tee.

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.


Summary.


A steady recovery has been put on hold as there has not been enough time to recover or to restore the essentials. A clear indication of preservation and an assessment of the change in temperament and its strike rate after a recent devastating setback. Testing the resolve and stretching the resources to cover the already hard times and circumstances.

It is all about the quad of attention and the need to secure what can be secured. To assess is its time to move to better shelter till the season ends. This plays havoc with the daily routine as storing and collecting had just gotten started. This is in itself a test of character and resolve and it may well take digging in and seeing it out yet again. After the last event a lot of the defenses took a serious hammering, this will eat into savings and even require loans to recover from.

Looking to restore from the hit, and then chaos makes a double dip. Time to know whether to stay or go, as what is needed is more than a show. Restoration did not rebuild the shield, that will dig deep into what’s hard to yield.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Disruption/Hagalaz.


Disruption.
Dissipation.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Challenge.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Restrictions.

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.


Action.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Entrenched Situations.

Strength when called for must be ready to use
Strength that is on show is too quick to abuse
Strength of mind is the shield of the kind
Strength like this is very hard to find.


Secure in the protection from certain strength
From practice and trials that went the full length
Take the stance of defender in service and deed
Not easily provoked but responds to the need.


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.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Less Cover.

The shield of faith, wards of 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 a 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.


New Situation.


Fertility (Rev NRM)/Inguz.


Fertility.
Fewer Options.

Burgeoning, bursting a rally not small, enough for one and more for all
Health is the come get it call, for all those on the ball, short, fat, thin or tall
Roll up roll up see the one and only, enticing to the lost and lonely
Pay your money and take your chance, all delivered in that hasty glance.


Ripe and ready for the picking, you cannot gamble when always sticking
Hold them close for that single shot, as they fold or all in for the pot
Timing and the wherewithal will tell, luck will land if the lady is well
The grouch bag swells with a healthy bulge, coin for feelings to indulge.


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 again a statement reading that indicates a need to up the attention, secure the extremities and to not gamble with chance in a reckless dance. The stance for the personal and the global is they both have a tetrahedron that indicates a unifying link for outcomes and losses as well as gains.

Ownership is a burden when property is threatened, it raises worry and brings a precautionary outlook into play. This is an unwelcome interruption as a restoration was just getting under way. Movement is indicated but is not easy and is not the solution for all. Strength is again the course of action to just tough it out and to huddle better in whatever shelter is available. As protection and defenses were already knocked recently in an early sacrifice. The need to invest in a rebuild has to be weighed against a need to relocate if the tracks are all on a more southerly course and path.

The eye is picking its way, breaking what’s weak on the way. Setting perimeters like a sturdy shield, in defensive perimeters that don’t easily yield. The nest egg will have to be dipped, after the blow has gone and flipped.


Short:


Ownership has its needs, preserving distribution well. Some defenses may well have fell, returns are just to early to tell this will have to wait till after the swell.


Clipped:


Property stashed secures advantages preserving retention's.


Distribution.


Possessions/Fehu.

Disruption/Hagalaz.
Movement/Ehwaz.
Strength/Uruz.
Protection/Algiz.
Fertility (Rev NRM)/Inguz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
11

19
17
5
10
8
F R

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double reading has five upright and a single mitigated reversed stone in the presentation with four odd stones and two even numbered stones in the undercurrents. This is about setting some aside for a better return later even when it will not bring the maximum but will still be better than average. The balance of positive and negative is slightly more positive than negative. The Multiples are a two pronged aid to the bonus from this reading.

There are eight groups present in the reading with five multiple groups. The strong hand of fate is a single four of a kind and the split is a weaker four of a kind the strong hand is for the personal with a quad of Cycle, the pinnacle is attention and awareness to focus and anticipation ready to respond to need. The split hand is four pairs for the global and the pinnacle is Tyr as it is intent and focused in bold attention. The tetrahedron has a triple base a trinity from Heimdall bringing caution to the mix Water is flow and it is a steady force and pressure and direction. The last part is from Freyr with new and even unexpected coming from good and bad stories so best to be prepared.


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Single Stone.


Present.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Shields Up.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Summary.


A statement reading that is again a declaration of impedance and delays and even a steady blockage stopping progress. Some times it comes down to assessing when it is time to cut the losses and when it needs to be a case of starting again someplace else. A steady set of circumstances that are like loaded dice working against your need to make progress is often the last thing we wan to see and to adjust to because having started we hate to have to stop and even more dislike having to shut down and move.

The personal point of this statement is that protection is not all about the place you are in and the ability to preserve it it sometimes involves looking at the three pigs point of view. A trend is setting and the ability to resist the impending hike in type and concentration will need a separate type of evaluation for the long term. The global is all about delays and the results of having not quite gotten back on our feet since the last impedance and the stall is again back in place.

Time to see if its a defensible position, as defense is stood down to a standby condition. Another event is a horizon event, not all ties have yet been spent. But the path has been blocked, as all that can be must be locked.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


The Warrior (Rev)/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Bracing Firmly.

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.
Perimeter Setting.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Step through the gateway now.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Action.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Restoring 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.


Sacrifice.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Some Slipping.

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.


New Situation.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Just Waiting.

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.


Like the captain out at sea facing a squall with no place to run to and no place to hide. Bracing and preparation and the faith are mustered to face the inevitable. This is a steady advance and comes on the back of similar problems and has already depleted resources. It would be better to get out of the path if possible after so much cover has been removed.

Protection is advised for the personal. The warrior is set to defense and security status. An event is imminent and the most vulnerable need to consider moving as the remaining have to prepare. Collective efforts hold out the best chances as choices are reduced by proximity time and resources. The strongest bastions should consider opening their doors to shield the root of the community.

After surviving the first round, the relentless will still pound. A direction is being blocked, old ties stretched and shocked. Momentum has now been lost, and freedom of choice is the cost.


Short:


Set the shields to defend, recalling outliers on the send. Time is challenged by events, the parts unified at extents. Batten down and hold the line, waiting the all clear that all is fine.


Clipped:


Preparation downscales directional liabilities encouraging pauses.


Distribution.


Protection/Algiz.

The Warrior (Rev)/Teiwaz.
Gateway/Thurisaz.
Partnership/Gebo.
Movement/Ehwaz.
Standstill/Isa.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
10

15
21
2
17
23
H P

P T
C F M
H
C M T W
H

Groups:


Heimdall = 3.
Tyr = 2.
Cycle = 2.
Mystic = 2.
Protection = 2.
Freyr = 1.
Water = 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 giving another seven positive to five negative influences. This is a clear message of waiting and even obligations tying hands and mutual concerns holding a priority. A stasis with little movement creating a waiting situation creating a precursor to the winter seasons lock down in an early taste of strong weather fronts.

There are seven groups in the reading with five multiples giving an upper hand of four fate of a four of a kind for the personal and a split hand of a triple a charmed three of a kind. The upper hand is a strong tetrahedron with Cycle at the pinnacle overseeing a stop start situation. Protection and Tyr balance boldness and initiative even opportunism against Preservation protection and even patience from the Mystic in little revelations and the delays between. The split hand is a charm of Heimdall indicating caution and preparation working in the global and the personal working inside this confine to make progress. Quite a cagey fishing exercise in action. Caution and stasis all conspire to create a feeling of stasis and non movement here, at best it indicates small steps.


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Single Stone.


Present.


Strength (Rev)/Uruz.

Strength.
Relaxing Into.

No vice like or steady crush, no peddle to the metal no need for rush
Reign it in and cut some slack, picking up when the powers back
Take stock and reorientate then redress, sidestep all the wayward mess
Even if you just give it your best guess, no one will think you any the less.


Character is developed from resolute being, not by praying to the all seeing
Time as ever takes its toll in kind, stripping all that the mind finds hard to find
Being less than our very best, is never the time to demand life’s test
Being more disposed to taking rest, safe and warm within the nest.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Summary.


Again a statement reading a relaxing of the inflexible stance, a holding off on carrying on as started out. A delay to pay off’s and a need to dig into the bounty in stock. This is interrupting schedules and changing the flow, it is time to secure the next stages to make the shift now.

To lessen the need for a heavy grip, as direction of travel takes a backwards dip. Advances are still on hold, the last of the returns need to be in by the cold. A crisis demands attention, in need to attend not have to defend.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Changing Directives.

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.


Challenge.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
New Focus.

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.


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.


Action.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Distributing Flows.

To reap the crop, and not to drop, in the reaping of the wind most wild
To claim that space, in this daily race, rightly entitled is never reviled
The crop did well, from the weather spell, and what the windfalls fell
The store is full, the goods are cool, and the market will drool.


Set up shop, kept there till they drop, always on the hop
What starts of small, in the mall, will end up at the top
The way ahead is with a cool head, rumours keep appetite less fed
To keep the head, as failure lies dead, a meal is not just breaking bread.


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.


Sacrifice.


Disruption/Hagalaz.


Disruption.
Closing Gaps.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Water.


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


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


New Situation.


Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.

Defense.
Stripping Redundancies.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Four Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Rectification:


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


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


Summary.


The reading is again a statement of the inevitable. It is time to face up tpo a weakened position from the onslaught of circumstances. All bets are off and a directional change is essential and needed. Time to look at what is in the vault and to look at how to give without allowing the power hungry the right to rip down rules and binds that are there to bind their greedy intent to a level of scrutiny. This measure of self management will see the need to make an exception for the exceptional circumstances of the disaster. Time will tell if it is the start of a future trend.

Relaxing the old guard, changing direction will be hard. Advances are now all on hold, enough in stock for nothing to be sold. Interruptions do get in the way, reducing the guard will ease the stay.


Short:


Unclench the fist, loosen the wrist. Goals are shelved, lucky the bounty has swelled. Interruptions are the play, not all restrictions get in the way.


Clipped:


Relaxing momentum delivers returns breaking restrictions.


Distribution.


Strength (Rev)/Uruz.

Movement/Ehwaz.
Breakthrough/Dagaz.
Harvest/Jera.
Disruption/Hagalaz.
Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double has four upright and two reversed stones one of the two is mitigated in the presentation with five odd and a single even stone in the undercurrents. This gives the reading on the surface a negative slant but there are exceptions from the groups and both four group stones are again in the reading.

There are all nine groups present in the reading six of them are multiple. The hand of fate is a strong four of a kind and this is a tetrahedron of the self from Cycle this quad is a strong seat of perception given the strength of the other groups in support. New perceptions and insights are likely and the initiative will shift to accommodate the shifts. Next comes from the split hand a weak triple with two strong triples. The three of a kind shows restoration, direction and bold from Rectification, Water and then Tyr to the global. Then comes the strong pair of triples in the split hand giving Heimdall the position of herald to give warning towards caution. This leaves Mystic revealing why it is necessary and that caution in the global is bold in the personal here.


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Recollecting Senses.

Single Stone.


Present.


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.


The double spread has no single benefit nor does it give any advantages even in the groups for this reading. Wholeness is implying adjusting and responding well and in a balanced manner in the personal as responsive and adaptable is the thing for the day. Nothing new and more of the same is a steady implication from initiation reversed here. The Challenge means that we are overstretched and spread a little thin and this has the effect of making us a little bit defensive and preemptive in the moment. The gains are being spread over the entire need and so little gains are to be had treading water is how it may feel. A cul de sac is life telling you you are traveling in the right direction but you took a wrong turn or that you started off from the wrong directive or orientation and hit a brick wall.

Restoring and repairing all we can, following the well worn plan. Stretched to the limit we can bear, shouldering responsibilities as we share. Sharing all that we have to go round, preserving life not chasing the pound.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Initiation (Rev)/Perth.


Initiation.
Outside Loops.

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.


Challenge.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Bracing Up.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Protection:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Action.


Defence/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Perimeter Setting.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Four Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Rectification:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
Territorial Reduction.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


New Situation.


Movement (Rev)/Ehwaz.

Movement.
Progress Arrested.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Did you tie up your camel Mustafa?


Four Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Summary.


A clear indication that the end of a road has been reached, taking into account we are where we are and to continue will not take us to where we need to be. A holistic view is demanded not just for the self but for the collective. The guard is out shoring up and bringing relief, perimeters are shoring and being repaired or better still replaced to a higher spec. Some commitment to profit and returns is lost as the drain on resources is going to go on for a while as the rebuild will be costly. This is not so much a change in course as a replacement of overall lead from just the bottom line to the preservation of life over gain.

Regaining all that we can, clear communication no guessing the plan. Manpower is stretched to aid the need, the core that remains is successes seed. Gains will be subject to a hefty drain, as gain is replaced by preservation in the main.


Short:


Restoring all that needs amended, assumed is the best intended. Manning the parapets is all good, as direction gets divert to should.


Clipped:


Restoring understood protection preserves potential developments.


Distribution.


Wholeness/Sowelu.

Initiation (Rev)/Perth.
The Warrior/Teiwaz.
Defence/Eihwaz.
Fertility/Inguz.
Movement (Rev)/Ehwaz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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8
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C H M
P T
H M P R
C T
C M T W

Groups:


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


Group effects:


This is a basic indication of adapting to the state of affairs here as it is a statement of strengthening perimeters, adjusting to change and the need to reorientate to the need to change the underlying focus to stop being taken off track for the collective again.

The double spread has four upright and a pair of reversed stones in the presentation with an even split of three even and three odd numbered stones in the undercurrents. The near balance of the seven to six ratio of even influences gives the upper hand to the groups in this reading.

There are seven groups in the reading with five multiple groups with an upper hand of fate and a split hand. The quad of triples is a strong four of a kind. The tetrahedron has Cycle at the pinnacle with Tyr, Mystic and Heimdall as the base triangle. This is fair appraisal of the self and the circumstances and the demands of facing the realisations of the realities. Cycle has a focus of awareness and a steady assessing and sorting going on. Tyr informs bold and taking the initiative as Mystic is a revelation of facts and realities as they present. Heimdall advises a caution of careful progress, advance, secure and retain then advance. A slow but necessary state of being and doing. The split hand is in the global a low pair of Protection that brings preparations and planning into play as restoration and adapting to the facts indicate.


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Author:= Chris Millar
Looking Not Seeing.

Single Stone.


Present.


Signals/Ansuz.


Signals.
Gaining Clarity.

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.


Summary.


A split is in the air as a whirlwind has torn up all the old standards. A setting of the resolution is a necessary stance for strength and to get back on an even keel if not back on a now eradicated track. This double is all advice and it is all common sense in the delivery as it just reflects the inevitability of an aftermath and a redundant state passing till the new takes shape from the ashes of the wake of the phoenix fire.

Waiting and needing to hear and to see, restrictions protect all that can be. Resolution is set to the height of the need, so the core of character can complete the deed. A door closes with no loss in the passing, a need to part is still amassing.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Defence/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Preparing Campaigns.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Four Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Rectification:


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


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


Challenge.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Adapting Focus.

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.


Action.


The Self/Mannaz.


The Self.
Turning Advantages.

Self knowledge is the measure, that when it is good is a pleasure
Respecting rights of the other, is returned as the act of a brother
Equal status and universal right, keeps the edge off the need to fight
Self worth and status in the team, keep the human train on full steam.


Learning and knowing, are all growing, where will and aptitude are showing
No boastful display of just crowing, but a future crop from this sowing
Awareness of the better sense of self, not some magic image from an elf
Is the focus for the next stages, as all the changes level all the next rages.


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Rectification:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Another Path.

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.


New Situation.


Partnership (Rev)/Gebo.


Partnership.
Harnessed Pairing.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Summary.


A change to not have a twin after the last few in a row. It is a strong need to get the data that is needed and to get it quickly. This needs lines off communication, it will require effort and investment to get the lines back up and working after the last few fails. This is an imperative to the defense that is uppermost in the overview, to feel safe and covered. After a pounding finding the strength to get back up and to start the clean up and then to get back on track is a big ask but there it is. The self is at the core of the whole reading not just in the personal but the core of the action in the global spread to. A plan will have to be reviewed as it no longer covers the needs of the moment and the change of circumstances that have been taking up the overview and have arrived in very testing forms lately. A pulling away from an old association is the upshot here and it is just a letting go and does not require a state funeral yet.

Reestablishing good lines of communication is key and its all down to the personal onus to up the interpretations. This is how to stay ahead of the curve as a defense mechanism in adversity. Resetting the resolution is key to setting fortitude to the tasks at hand as they come to light. A plan can no longer be blindly followed and will need to be shelved for a later date. A contract ends and a support mechanism is a temporary thing until full separation is achieved.

Getting the message is a slow turn, as perimeters may crash and burn. Resistance is a solid route, to ensure that we don’t overshoot. A change is pressing and in strong need, that some relationships have had their full feed.


Short:


Reading sign, staying fine. Making a stand, works better than planned. A change cannot be helped, as contracts need skelpped.


Clipped:


Understanding limitations empowers inclusive endeavour dividends.


Distribution.


Signals/Ansuz.

Defence/Eihwaz.
Strength/Uruz.
The Self/Mannaz.
Gateway/Thurisaz.
Partnership (Rev)/Gebo.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
3

9
5
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2
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H M P R
C F
R T
C F M
F

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double has five upright and a single reversed stone in the presentation with a mirrored parity of five odd and a single even numbered stone in the undercurrents. This is a strong piece of advice to use the collective to start the recovery process and to understand that money is not part of the equation. The Mexican stand off is again in place and the whip hand is again in the multiple groups to ease the deadlock.

There are seven groups in the reading and five are multiple giving a strong full house to the double spreads. The hand of fate has a strong triple triple set of charms that places Cycle at a level of attention and anticipation over Freyr presenting new and uncharted with Mystery giving revelations and a revealing from the triples. The base pair is about restoration from Rectification and Caution even a steady approach rather than rushing in from Heimdall, being prepared for shocks, revelations and heartening finds and stories is the message in this bottle neck.


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Author:= Chris Millar
Wrong Footed.

Single Stone.


Present.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Shoring & Restoring.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Summary.


The personal is all in the local and about domain and its perimeters. The global point is all about community and is proximity driven from near neighbours to the length of the street even the region depending on the range of the affected area. The path of destruction will soon show the huddled showing face and coming out to see the extent of the destruction that has been delivered by natures fury. This will start a steady congregation of the survivors that all belong to the unique club of not having any other choice because of fiscal limits to income and the lack of resources to do anything else. Strange partnerships and new friendships will be formed as old ties are renewed. The break in the normal events of life will be clear as resources and time must now be spent on rebuilding.

Batten down or lock down, setting barriers around the town. Salvaging and keeping good attention, working in unison and by extension. Some old targets will be delayed, as the force of the pending won’t be swayed.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Restoration.

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


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


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 (Rev)/Uruz.

Separation.
Pulling Together.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Action.


Partnership/Gebo.


Partnership.
Old Ties.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Single Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Mutual Strengths.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


New Situation.


Opening/Kuno.


Opening.
Covering Ground.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Summary.


The reading is a clear statement of the aftermath and its workload given the trends and the events just passing and still in play. The resourcefulness that has been show as well as the sheer numbers that took heed to the evacuation calls shows that people are more aware of the real world problem of storms than the governing bodies that have the budgets and resources to manage, plan and take into account the means and the availability as a precaution in planning and as a response in the aftermath.

Personal protection is to safeguard and to take care even to move with caution as Heimdall pairs from the groups. Protection at the global is a sense of the collective and how it has been scattered and how it is coming back to a cohesive base after the onslaught. Old ties and new bonds are strengthened in the adverse situation. New bonds and better connections are the result. This is a communal advance as we all move forward together. An opportunity was again missed as some governments were so focused on the money making drives for industry and income, that they lost sight of the state of the world, the seasons as they change and the duty to protect and serve they all signed up for.

In defense of keeping secure, behind a bold perimeter and not demure. Restoration is now on the cards, picking up the scattered shards. Teams are waiting at the ready, advancing in unison nice and steady. Targets and goals may have to wait, as we survive the twists of fate.


Short:


Tightening reigns, taking the strains. Unifying parts, reforming old starts. Advancing the day, knowing the lay.


Clipped:


Security preservation invites collective new developments.


Distribution.


Protection/Algiz.

Protection/Algiz.
Separation (Rev)/Uruz.
Partnership/Gebo.
Breakthrough/Dagaz.
Opening/Kuno.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
10

10
4
2
22
14
H P

H P
C T
F
C M T
C F M

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread has five upright and a single reversed stone in the presentation with a clean sweep of six even numbered stones in the undercurrents. The dawn after the storm brings relief and grief and preparation and self determination will have a crop to yield in this aftermath. The sheer positivity says relief is greater than grief as the numbers of living in the aftermath attests to. The groups in this instance are a bonus for most and a silver lining for the few.

There are six groups present in the reading with five multiple groups creating a strong fated hand of a full house consisting of a pair of charmed triples giving Cycle the focus and Heimdall delivers preparation and advising caution. The base of the house is made up with a triple charm of groups supporting the primary charms. Tyr is indicating from bold to bear up while Protection states it is still early days and restoring may be a little too early to set new foundations mid way in the season. Mystic indicates that not everything is known or shown and some surprises or revelations will be forthcoming.


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Devious Dealings.

Single Stone.


Present.


Defence/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Reclaiming Ground.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Four Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Rectification:


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


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


Summary.


The twin is upright and is a strong stone to be twinned, Defence is on the personal more a case of responsibility and at the Global it is more akin to preparations and recovery a responsive or preemptive measure. The seven to five ratio of negative influences with one being mitigated is a small difference and makes the reading closer to a Mexican standoff. This global part is all about recovery and good preparation.

Walking the perimeter and testing the gate, developing security is not a singular state. Losses and gains are par for the course, screaming at the wind just leaves you hoarse. As the chaos passes on by, after giving it a fair try. Fences have held and shields are in place, word is trickling in not like its face to face.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Fertility/Inguz.


Fertility.
New Developments.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Challenge.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Restoration.

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.


Disruption (Rev NRM)/Hagalaz.

Disruption.
The Aftermath.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Summary.


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

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


Sacrifice.


Defence/Eihwaz.


Defense.
Supporting Aid.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Four Group Stone:


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Protection:


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


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


Rectification:


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


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


New Situation.


Signals (Rev)/Ansuz.


Signals.
Quicker Updates.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


A Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Summary.


Another statement of how it is again, a little retrospective and a statement on the imminent from this record of affairs. Those that dug in that had no choice because of the expense of leaving, were told not to look for aid too quickly from the nation that thinks life has a bill to be settled. As they will find in the aftermath their lofty decision making behind safe towers will have less power after the power of nature roars its defiance.

A core line of defense is what we all erect around ourselves as we go through our day, insularised in a bubble of self deluding ignorance and secular delusion. Usually the world does not intrude and we remain in the secure illusion that we are fine and things in the world are right and in place. The potential from this position is a ripe ground for being taken advantage off as we are all a little out of touch in our own realms. Some possessions are likely to be lost and some gained as some will matter and other will not. The storm is not over but it is passing and it leaves a wake in its path of destruction. Defenses have been tested and a few will have proven wanting as a few lines of communication are broken enough to leave us out of touch with the worst of the heart of the problem.

Awareness focused and intent, potential is realised by intent, discard and retain by measures spent. Chaos settles and dissipates, many bolted horses many open gates. Making lines in the sand, cryptic messages close to hand.


Short:


Perimeters deliver to the good, potential rises where property stood. Heat taken from the sting, from the perimeter of the ring. Round up sound off and call out, more a statement than triumphant shout.


Clipped:


Finding potential salvage restores secure feelings.


Distribution.


Defence/Eihwaz.

Fertility/Inguz.
Possessions/Fehu.
Disruption (Rev NRM)/Hagalaz.
Defence/Eihwaz.
Signals (Rev)/Ansuz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
9

8
11
19
9
3
H M P R

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double has four upright and two reversed stones one of which is mitigated in the presentation with five odd and a single even stone in the undercurrents. The overall positive and negative tip is just a little more negative than positive and as this is a hiatus indicator, the process has not finished yet. Re-establishing communications and getting up to speed are the next development. Restoration and salvage is the course of action. There is a parity from the personal to the global spreads with the twin Defense upright and still indicating strength and resistance in the face of adversity. This sees the strengths of the multiple groups confirming that attention is still needed for a while longer.

There are eight groups in the reading that is one less than the full suite and there are six multiple groups present in the reading. There is a hand of four of a kind creating a tetrahedron with Cycle in the pinnacle position that places Heimdall and Rectification with Mystic in the base triangle. This is like overseeing restoration and revelations in caution and seeing how well preparation has delivered. The split hand sees a small pair with Freyr and Protection showing new being tested to the point of defense. A fair appraisal of the current situation and really a bit obvious that needs will must, and limitations will inhibit the best that can be achieved in the heat and will steady the coming to terms after the event.


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Fluctuating Tempests.

Single Stone.


Present.


Possessions (Rev)/Fehu.


Possessions.
Reduced Clutter.

Time to let go that which holds us back, the tune is calling us to the track
The piper leads the courage of men, into battle now as then, by the ken
All is left that we cannot carry, we wait for those that tarry as they harry
We carry the means to provide, not all the worldly goods six lanes wide.


Travel light, bright, hale and hearty, carry only all the means to start a party
Beg borrow, never steal or lift, that sort of thing gets short shrift
The right good life party is the one to aid, the burgomaster never has paid
So bring a bottle and a friend, this is the party that will never end.


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.


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 warning in the stones that it is in the end better to defend and to ride out the worst of it. To run may well have you caught out in the open. So a local secure facility that is storm proven would be the best for those that cannot batten down. This is a strong indication to secure what you can batten down what can and to secure a safe harbour to weather the worst.

Carry only what you really need and cant live without, even the worst predictions have a certain amount of doubt. Secure what may become a problem in the eye, never let complacency trick you on by. Set lines of communication and know where to go, then batten down till the end of the show.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Disruption/Hagalaz.


Disruption.
Aftermaths.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Challenge.


Possessions (Rev)/Fehu.


Possessions.
Wholesale Loss.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


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.


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.


Sacrifice.


The Warrior/Teiwaz.


The Warrior.
Martial Assistant.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Protection:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


New Situation.


Standstill/Isa.


Standstill.
Reflective Moment.

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.


This is an unusual reading with an adverse twin in the personal and the Challenge of the global spread. There is also a group pairing in Action and the New Situations with Heimdall encouraging caution and preparation to guard against the worst of fates weather fronts. This is an early warning that the present is not yet clear of the trouble still to come.

The first twin in the personal slot advises securing what is precious and taking care. The overview manages to show that a standoff to the impending and known trouble can and will be offset by preparation and taking nothing for granted. Wholeness is indicating preservation over recovery and to secure all that can be. The mobilisation of manpower is essential and it will be dragged from other areas but there is no other choice. Then comes the point when all that can be done has been done and it is just battening down and securing a safe point to ride out the worst of the assault.

Hold close all that is dear, take heart against the words of fear, secure the loose to keep it clear, to a safe harbour we must now steer. A defense is set to aid when needed, precaution preserves when best heeded.


Short:


Carry only what you need, interferences inhibit the deed. Losses will happen for a few, and restoration will be down to you. Aid and abet the needs of the needy, brings a pause from the grind for the greedy.


Clipped:


Losses devastate, grievances comforted aiding recuperation.


Distribution.


Possessions (Rev)/Fehu.

Disruption/Hagalaz.
Possessions (Rev)/Fehu.
Wholeness/Sowelu.
The Warrior/Teiwaz.
Standstill/Isa.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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19
11
24
15
23
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C H W
F R
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P T
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Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread is a report of the facts with a presentation of four upright and an adverse pair from a twin reversed stones with an orientation and mirrored parity of four odd and two even numbered stones in the undercurrents. The even stance of the Mexican Standoff between the presentation and the undercurrents leaves the full advantage with the groups again.

There are seven groups in the reading and only three multiple groups with a hand of fate of a full house from a solid triple and a pair of pairs. Heimdall is the charm of preparation from the heeded warning and will be the decider if the aftermath will decimate or skirt your property. Freyr is all about new and renewing as Rectification is all about repairing and it is not even aimed at the personal over the global but permeates the entire double spread reading.


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Sweeping Changes.

Single Stone.


Present.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Reunification.

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 sense of wellbeing and even a feeling of rightness and being on target and getting back up to speed. This is about fitting back into the single world after a long term immersion in a shared hip to hip world has come to an end. The fully rounded fitting in is like putting on a comfortable familiar and functional suit that feels like we never left. This shows we never were fully committed to the shared relationship that has just ended and indicates it was just a shared journey for mutual security and company.

A return to the familiar and so missed, understanding held not in a clenched fist. Contracts end as they all must, when they have travelled as far as discussed. Finding a destination is just an end of track, that old commitments now just lack, as direction now demands another tack.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Initiation/Perth.


Initiation.
Harsh Awakening.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Challenge.


Partnership (Rev)/Gebo.


Partnership.
Unbound Mutuality.

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.


Action.


Breakthrough (Rev NRM)/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Penultimate.

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.


Sacrifice.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Necessities.

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.


Flow/Laguz.


Flow.
Steady Progress.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Mystic:


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


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

Tyr:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Summary.


This is a statement of the current facts, parting is not always a sweet sorrow. But leaving home demands keeping in touch or making sure that everyone involved is up to speed and kept informed.

Some ties cannot be broken without drastic reactions, but the direction is already committed to so the sacrifice is more of a set of concessions. This is an advisory reading that still requires the strength that has been called into play recently to not lose ground and to not change course. The new situation is still the direction of travel not the old state of affairs. A learning experience is in play and advances will be slowed accordingly but just till it gets back up to speed.

Back in the single world from the shared, seeing the truth of how both sides cared, knowing that the mutual has well fared, some old debts must just be spared. Parting with a keep in touch, as the present momentum carries much.


Short:


Restored and renewed, understanding imbued. Maintain connections, through course corrections.


Clipped:


Assembly reveals comparative advantages altering focus.


Distribution.


Wholeness/Sowelu.

Initiation/Perth.
Partnership (Rev)/Gebo.
Breakthrough (Rev NRM)/Dagaz.
Separation/Uruz.
Flow/Laguz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
24

6
2
22
4
18
H

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The double spread has four upright and two reversed stones one of them mitigated in the presentation with a clean sweep of six even numbered stones in the undercurrent. This gives the reading a five sixths positive swing and all the negativity is in the presentation. This means that Breakthrough in action is underachieving by a margin and not by much, more like working under par or out of step than at full capacity and fitness. The groups add a full bonus to the overall positivity of the double spread reading.

There are only five out of the possible nine groups with four of them multiples in this reading. The hand of fate is a strong four of a kind, a tetrahedron of charms with Cycle at the pinnacle of the palpable pyramid, focussing instinct, intuition and even shifts in insight, an overview position with a solid base triangle of charms to gain a better perception from. Tyr focuses boldness as initiative even seizing the bull by the pointy end. As Mystic gives insights into new and unknown while Heimdall levels a state of aware preparedness. This is a strong combination for sticking to the ground hard won, fending off the unexpected or turning it to our advantage by familiar handles in recognition. This is a strong no mixed messages and even focussed hand to play from given the situation.


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Career Deterioration.

Single Stone.


Present.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Well Placed.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Summary.


The double spread is again all about the input and responses of and from the self. The group statement is not quite a mantra yet but some repetition is showing and two themes are upper most in the cycles. Strength is again called for and a separation is inevitable. The management is the detail still being worked out. Doors have closed, paths have changed and unions have split. Facing the facts and getting a coping mechanism into play. All change alters things from the established and assumed to the developing as it is establishing.

Strength is a joy in success as effort achieved is well received. As doors close and destinations remain, there may be a financial drain. A mutual destination has more than a single path, parting ways should be congenial not full of wrath.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Expectant Outlook.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Challenge.


Movement (Rev)/Ehwaz.

Movement.
Stemed Flow.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


Did you tie up your camel Mustafa?


Four Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Water.


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


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


Action.


Fertility (Rev NRM)/Inguz.


Fertility.
Fully Stocked.

Partnerships mean a wider share, to default on that is a fateful dare
The bounty is rich enough for some, with reinvestment there is more to come
Knowing when to settle the score, is how the seeding will bring much more
If goals were to highly set, the very best is to come yet, do you wanna bet.


The stores are good as our credits swell, time to break the bonds of hell
Not tied into the self defeating, stops beating chests and pointless bleating
Five years to turn the waste around, keeping it shush not even a sound
When released and now unbound, the future bright time to astound.


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.


Opening/Kuno.


Opening.
Next Stop.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


New Situation.


Separation/Uruz.

Separation.
Parting Ways.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


Not really a surprise strength and strong responses and preparations have been a bit of a theme lately. The real overview directive is a separation is coming and it is still up to us if that is a clean cut or a long leash. Parallel paths and good lines of communication are the most obvious but contention and bad communication is a well known culprit for chaos to cause damage in their wake. Strength, preparation and being forewarned are the tools for a good outcome for all parties concerned.

A protracted separation is still surfacing over the last year as a long term situation with a recent trend advising strength in the moment and a strong stance from the self. Resolute or focussed determination is called for from the self. This brings awareness and attention to bear in the moment again reinforcing the trend or need to anchor drives and responses in strength. An anticipation is elevating expectations in the overview even a stronger sense of purpose is indicated here. Blockages and arrested progress are the challenges here. Some less than satisfying results are showing in actions forcing an evaluation being needed to strip redundancies to the minimum. A path is closing and an inevitable separation is imminent but is no more than the clutch heading of to college rather than a complete and final break.

The strength to anchor for the changes, elevating expectations as life rearranges. Blockages may well hamper the lay, demanding more is laid away for that later day. As some doors close and lock, some cover the ground of the block, other hunker down and take stock.


Short:


Braced for what is expected, elevated expectations are detected. Splitting income, returns a different sum.


Clipped:


Pivoting encourages reducing gears developing diversity.


Distribution.


Strength/Uruz.

Joy/Wunjo.
Movement (Rev)/Ehwaz.
Fertility (Rev NRM)/Inguz.
Opening/Kuno.
Separation/Uruz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
5

12
17
8
14
4
C F

F J
C M T W
C T
C F M
C T

Groups:


Cycle = 5.
Tyr = 3.
Freyr = 3.
Mystic = 2.
Joy = 1.
Water = 1.


Group effects:


The double has four upright and two reversed stones in the presentation one is mitigated as Fertility has NRM with a parity showing four even and two odd number stones in the undercurrents. This is a little bit of a Mexican stand off with no clear advantages obvious in these areas. There are no dire stones no badly placed stones and the multiples bring a clear advantage for the personal over the global as a continuance from yesterdays boost for the self only reduced by a single Cycle.

There are six groups four of which are multiple groups in the presentation of this double spread reading. There are no twins in this reading but there is a pair of group matched stones in its make up. The upper hand is a strong sensory aware five Cycle more of an open hand than a closed or clenched fist this strengthens awareness and even sensitivity to a focal perception. The split hand here is a full house and a single three of a kind. With Freyr and Mystic paired in a house of new and revelations and attention with recognition are the tools to aid this. Tyr is the strong charm that indicates bold preparations being developed into strong base planning for the initiative to drive them past fledging to formalising.


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Storm Season.

Single Stone.


Present.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Progression.

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.


Summary.


The movement that is twined here is all to the advantage of the self in this reading as the global movement is a sacrifice for a later dividend from breakthrough. The positive aspects are all a dividend to the self as the undercurrents have minimum influence and the groups hold the wealth of the value of the double spreads.

Movement in the personal is progress and it is on all fronts as it also indicates perception and insight delivering understanding with knowledge. Progress is the journey here, and it has a few reservations and challenges. Action demands a solid presentation and back up with reserves as group progress is delayed for a better advance later.

Gaining awards and getting grades, as and old destination fades. Restricting the wider road, resisting the prod to goad. Delaying the initial return, is how old records will burn.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


A Journey/Raido.

A Journey.
Next Stages.

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.
In Check.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Heimdall:


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


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


Action.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Braced For ......

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Sacrifice.


Movement/Ehwaz.


Movement.
Settled Pace.

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.


New Situation.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
New Territory.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


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


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Tyr:


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


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


Summary.


This is a solid reading with a twin stone a full Cycle representation and a solid positive aspect in the presentation. Again a statement reading that has a strong indication working in the combination to deliver a raising of understanding, perception and insight. Things may well be becoming clearer and easier to get a handle on but the solutions are never easy in a contentious situation.

The advantage to the self is obvious and the twins add to the onus as one is in sacrifice in the global. The main twin is all about release and maneuverability. Progress is being made as this is not a physical journey that is being indicated here. Ties and binds are under challenge and so a loosening of expectations and responsibilities if not duties is indicated here. A solid foundation supports a strong house and the laying of foundations is the action of the moment. Progress is being held in check so that a good achievement will be in the finish.

Unblocking the planning and the thinking, essential for departure and destination linking. Binds tie and hold in check, what does not get to leave the deck. Is not quite a storm in the brew, if there is a plan to see us through.


Short:


Advances are all in the play, as we steer and make our way. Ties restrict and hold, that may require being bold. Putting off just a little sliver, lets a just fate later deliver.


Clipped:


Releasing plans reduce flexibility restricting advances.


Distribution.


Movement/Ehwaz.

A Journey/Raido.
Constraint/Nauthiz.
Strength/Uruz.
Movement/Ehwaz.
Breakthrough/Dagaz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
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20
7
5
17
22
C M T W

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

Groups:


Cycle = 6.
Tyr = 3.
Mystic = 3.
Freyr = 2.
Water = 1.
Heimdall = 1.
Protection = 1.


Group effects:


The double spread has six upright stones in the presentation with four odd and two even numbered stones in the undercurrents. This is a two thirds positive reading that lends good support to the presentation over the undercurrents as the exceptional groupings aid this leaning for the personal over the global.

There are seven groups present in the reading five of them multiple. There is a paired twin in the reading a full six of a kind in the groupings making this not an average reading by any measure. The upper hand of fate is six Cycle nearly half of the groups thirteen stones present in a single reading, one twinned. An osmosis level of awareness is the boost from Cycle past just sensorys edge, seeing and knowing are a recognition in processing, as anticipation is understanding patterns and timing to interpret action. The split hand of fate has a pair of pairs with a pair of charms and a pair of pairs. Tyr is indicating fare and just as Mystic delivers revelation and unveiling. This is a strong set of charms. The pairs boost the feel of the full house potential from Water and Tyr for application and staying the bold course. Freyr and Mystic aid anticipation boosting the Cycle strengths from the entire multiple groups in this double spread.


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Balancing Tricks.

Single Stone.


Present.


Strength/Uruz.

Strength.
Solid Foundations.

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.


Summary.


A strong global influence from this reading the advantage is lost in the obligation but not completely. The real test of strength is to wait in a provocative situation for the advantageous moment. The new situation demands this from the men at the front line, to the commanders on the hill looking over the confrontation. The global situation is a course of action setting to alert is precaution in the overview. A path is being blocked by obstacles and interference's as well as obscured with smog and mirrors. A result is needed and it must meet expectations, some gains and losses are to be expected because of the situations likely development and direction of travel. The order to hold the line is non negotiable as now is not the time to achieve the best result even though it looks like it.

Stood at the ready, holding the line steady. The guard prepares and holds the line, the route is having a challenging time. Expectations are being raised, as the old guard is being hazed, losses and gains may get crazed, the new developments say don’t get fazed.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Protection/Algiz.


Protection.
Selected Safeguards.

From defence to protection 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.


Gateway/Thurisaz.


Gateway.
Short Detour.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


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


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


Step through the gateway now.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Joy:


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


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


Mystic:


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


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


Action.


Harvest/Jera.


The Harvest.
Ensuring Yield.

To reap the crop, and not to drop, in the reaping of the wind most wild
To claim that space, in this daily race, rightly entitled is never reviled
The crop did well, from the weather spell, and what the windfalls fell
The store is full, the goods are cool, and the market will drool.


Set up shop, kept there till they drop, always on the hop
What starts of small, in the mall, will end up at the top
The way ahead is with a cool head, rumours keep appetite less fed
To keep the head, as failure lies dead, a meal is not just breaking bread.


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.


Sacrifice.


Possessions/Fehu.


Possessions.
Known Ground.

To be in possession of your better self, fresh off the storeroom shelf
Knowing that what is told is not all that is going, some in stealth
Some bartered and traded, some valued and faded, even gifted on
No regrets of buyers freight, more a joyous delight, when gone.


We never own, or we will live alone, and may need to atone
What is needed now, from the holy cow, will turn to stone
With time as it flows along, debris caught in currents strong
Will settle in pools and eddies, waking the pull of sediment along.


Stone Meaning.

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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


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


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


Rectification:


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


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


New Situation.


Strength (Rev)/Uruz.

Strength.
Stepping Down.

No vice like or steady crush, no peddle to the metal no need for rush
Reign it in and cut some slack, picking up when the powers back
Take stock and reorientate then redress, sidestep all the wayward mess
Even if you just give it your best guess, no one will think you any the less.


Character is developed from resolute being, not by praying to the all seeing
Time as ever takes its toll in kind, stripping all that the mind finds hard to find
Being less than our very best, is never the time to demand life’s test
Being more disposed to taking rest, safe and warm within the nest.


Stone Meaning.

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


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


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


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


Two Group Stone:


Cycle:


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


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


Freyr:


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


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


Summary.


The reading has a couple of unusual events, an adverse twinning with a positive and negative parity. A stagnant hold is in place at the observational level. The truth is more like the swan as it looks serene on the surface while furious action makes the propulsion beneath the waves. This is again a statement reading and it does indicate the surprise without mystery, something half expected but not a real surprise is indicated. A stance has been set and strengths are being called on. Caution and care are a foregone conclusion. The need for a sense of justice is allied with caution and preparation. The charm is empowered from initiative and not from reaction, all the strength is in appropriate responses.

The double spread has an adverse set of twins one in the present and the adverse in the outcome, this in this presentation is squaring up in the personal and placing the pieces in the global. The whole presentation with the undercurrents has a focus from the groups that brings to focus a need to set the lines of demarcation. Not a trend but more a message of unwelcome news even just a bad diagnosis when all other fronts are going so well a real fly in the ointment. Throwing the ointment out is not an option as it is too expensive and time consuming to replace and the fly will leave a nasty thought but will not harm or spoil the ointment.

Resolute and still stood steady, all the necessary at the ready. Obstacles still do not block the road, skill and anticipation preserve the load. Letting go is another way to grow, no just sitting back and enjoy the show.


Short:


Attention focuses awareness, preparation guards the careless. Fate knocks the unwilling’s door, galvanising is a necessary chore. Assets set to the greatest need, in case fate forces the uncalled for deed.


Clipped:


Focused preservation directives collects assets defensively.


Distribution.


Strength/Uruz.

Protection/Algiz.
Gateway/Thurisaz.
Harvest/Jera.
Possessions/Fehu.
Strength (Rev)/Uruz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
5

10
21
13
11
5
C F

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

Groups:


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


Group effects:


The parity between the mirror of positive and negative has five upright and a single reversed stone in the presentation with five odd and a single even numbered stone in the undercurrents. The reading has an adverse set of twins in the presentation. It takes strength to wait till all the ducks are in a row under provocation and requires holding ground while all the chess pieces are in place. This often looks like weakness but as we all know looks can deceive.

There are seven groups with four multiples giving a massive benefit to the global with Freyr having a quad this palpably presents new in a radicle way. The focal tetrahedron is a manifest presentation with implications. The split hand is a full house for the personal with advice for strength giving this grouping focus. Cycle is the charm that is the focus for the mall pair harnessing the influence in perception insight and anticipation through good preparation. Heimdall brings caution to the preparation, as Rectification karmically balances this infusion, as every action has an equal and opposite reaction in the world theatre.


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Counting Coup.

Single Stone.


Present.


Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.

Defense.
Off Duty.

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


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


Stone Meaning.


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


If there appears to be an obstacle in your path, consider that even a delay may prove beneficial. Do not be overly eager to press forward, for this is not a situation in which you can make your influence felt. Patience is the counsel Eihwaz offers: nothing hectic, no acting needy, or lusting after a desired outcome. This Rune speaks to the difficulties that arise at the beginning of a new life. Often it announces a time of waiting - for spring to fill up with water, for fruit to ripen on the bough.


Perseverance and foresight are called for here. The ability to foresee consequences before you act is a mark of a thinking person. Avert anticipated difficulties through right action. For even more than we are doers, we are deciders. And once the decision is clear, the doing becomes effortless.


The Rune of Defense points out that, through inconvenience and discomfort, growth is promoted. For as the wood of the yew tree becomes the bow of the Spiritual Warrior, so the obstacle on your path can become the gateway to a new life unfolding.


This may well be a trying time; certainly it is a meaningful one. So set your house in order, tend to business, be clear, and wait on the will of Heaven.


Four Group Stone:


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Protection:


There are four runes in the group and are valued for their powerful protective properties, just like a charm wards. Thought to be a defence against spiritual attacks from hostility and malice or envy.


Their influence in the reading is a balance against acts of chance and the randomness of fate. As supported or not by the other stones in the layout.


Rectification:


There are four stones in this grouping. The runes of rectification can indicate the healing of rifts and broken bonds, the restoring of balances and checks, when a destabilised or chaotic phase ends.


The paying of dues, the process of restoration or even the rebuilding of bonds and relationships.


Summary.


An easy statement of a pause and break before the final push, even just a well earned break before the next push. Even the weekend starts here and don’t waste it.

A good indication that the self is getting the benefits of some time off, for some this may not be time enough with play pals to far to catch up with, so a closer alternative may just be the best you can have given the short time. The global is a process new arrives, feeling enjoy it an expected response even anticipated. This is well received and appreciated and the first advances from the best laid planes are coming in to a welcome reception.

Slip the leash and take time out is the best way to let the hair down. The leave is a welcome ticket and spirits will be high because of it. Old haunts and new venues are equally possible, this is a tonic that will restore the batteries and raise the very best of optimistic expectations.


Five Stone Spread.


Overview.


Signals/Ansuz.


Signals.
Reading Between .....

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.


Challenge.


Joy/Wunjo.


Joy.
Time Off.

Elation and all its stages, as the feelings swell to ecstatic rages
The expanse of feeling to their edge, takes elevation to the next ledge
Filled with splendour or with awe, by all that’s felt by more than saw
Raises awareness to its best, of all the feeling in hopes great chest.


Accomplished, arrived, achieved and more, felt right to our very core
Both feet now back on ground, after elevation soared to new found
A settling in a sense of win, release from burden beyond all sin
To fulfil the faith that others invest, raises us to our very best.


Stone Meaning.


Like a fruit bearing branch is a welcome find to the hungry traveler. The term of travail is ended and you have come to yourself in some regard. The shift that was due has occurred and now you can freely receive Wunjo's blessings, whether they be in material gain, in your emotional life or in a heightened sense and awareness of your own well - being.


This is an alchemical moment in which understanding is transmuted from knowledge. The knowledge itself was a necessary but not sufficient condition; now you can rejoice, having been carried across the gap by the Will of Heaven.


Joyousness accompanies new energy, energy blocked before now. Light pierces the clouds and touches the waters just as something lovely emerges from the depths: the soul is illuminated from within, at the meeting place of Heaven and Earth, the meeting of the waters.


There is new clarity which may call for you to renounce existing plans, ambitions, goals. It is proper and timely for you to do so, for Wunjo is a Rune of Restoration, of the self properly aligned to the Self.


Two Group Stone:


Freyr:


This eight grouping is most associated with growth renewal, new starts and first growths. A transition or development process in action. Two or more are beneficial for new starts and beginnings.


Growth and renewal, new starts and first shoots appearing. A transition or development process in action. A coming of age, even a rite of passage could be indicated by these stones.


Joy:


This trinity of runes is associated with joy and fertility, the bringing of harmony the calm after the storm, the relief from turmoil.


Joy is the uplifting process from experience or relationships, or even from successes or even births and endings, a joyous release from captivity or restraint, or the delivery of good news.


Action.


Initiation (Rev)/Perth.


Initiation.
Emersion.

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.


Sacrifice.


Wholeness/Sowelu.


Wholeness.
Incomplete.

Healed restored even rejuvenated, the recovery cannot be overstated
Long time out in the broken wild, regenerated youthful not as a child
Stepping out with a new spring, now isn't that just the darnest thing
Renewed and replenished to the brim, time to get back into the swim.


Reconciled and reunited, dancing all excited, like the lost newly sighted
Prodigal to the fold once lost, never taking the time to count the cost
Returns and rewards fill the chest, and time at the last to have the best
Nothing is lost when nothing is ventured, not only a slave is indentured.


Stone Meaning.


This Rune stands for wholeness, that which your nature requires. It embodies the impulse toward self-realisation and indicates the path you must follow, not from ulterior motives but from the core of your individuality.


Seeking after wholeness is the Spiritual Warrior's quest. And yet what you are striving to become in actuality is what you, by nature, already are. You must become conscious of your essence and bring it into form, express it in a creative way. A Rune of great power, making energy available to you. Sowelu marks a time for regeneration right down to the cellular level.


Although this Rune has no reversed position, there is reason for caution. You may see fit to withdraw, to retreat in the face of a pressing situation, especially if events or people are demanding that you expend your energy now. Know that such a retreat in strength, and that it can indicate the need for a voyage inward for cantering, for balance. Timely retreat is among the skills of the Spiritual Warrior.


At the same time, for some, this Rune counsels opening yourself up, letting the light into a part of your life that has been secret, shut away. To accomplish this may call for profound recognition's, for admitting to yourself something that you have long denied.


There is a prayer known as the Gayatri that embodies the spirit of Sowelu. Address the sun in this fashion:


You, who are the source of all power, Whose rays illuminate the world, Illuminate also my heart So that I can do your work.


While reciting the Gayatri, visualise the sun's rays streaming forth into the world, entering your own heart, then streaming out from your heart center and back into the world. This is a powerful and life-enhancing prayer.


There is caution here not to give yourself airs. Even in a time of bountiful energy, you are required to face and vanquish your refusal to let right action flow through you. Nourish this capacity, for it is a mark of true humility.


Practice the art of doing without doing: aim yourself truly and then maintain your aim without manipulative effort. Meditate on Christ's words: I can of mine own self do nothing. For by our own power we do nothing. Even in loving, it is Love that loves through us. This way of thinking and being integrates new energies and permits you to flow into wholeness, which is the ultimate goal of the Spiritual Warrior.


Single Group Stone:


Heimdall:


The watchman has eight affiliated stones, the sentinel on watch is personified in Heimdall, vigilance is maintained each conscious hour.


The watchman, these give an indication that care should be taken, caution and preparation are their watchwords. Being guarded in unfamiliar territory is a wise defence.


New Situation.


Breakthrough/Dagaz.

Breakthrough.
Advances.

Glass ceiling broke, bragging rights not yet spoke, not taking a poke
No reveling in others eating our dust, just aiding the need as it must
New records have now been set, as the best is still to come yet
Terrain unknown and virgin tread, from the land comes the daily bread.


Respect the records that were once set, new challengers will come to place their bet
To try their best to beat the best, will still leave most in the ranks of the rest
As they step up to the plate, to give their all to test fate, some fail at the gate
Exceeding all that was once the top line, is the game that lasts to the end of time.


Stone Meaning.


Here is the final Rune belonging to the Cycle of Initiation. Drawing Dagaz can signal a major shift or breakthrough in the process of self change, a turn. For some, the transformation in attitude - a 180-degree turn. For some the transition is so radical that they no longer continue to live the ordinary life in the ordinary way.


Because the timing is right, the outcome is assured although not from the present vantage point, predictable. In each life there comes at least one moment which, if recognised and seized, transforms the course of that life forever. Rely, therefore, on radical trust , even though the moment may call for you to leap, empty-handed, into the void. With this Rune your Warrior nature reveals itself.


If Dagaz is followed by the Blank Rune, the magnitude of the transformation might be so total as to portend a death, the successful conclusion of your passage.


A major period of achievement and prosperity is often introduced by this Rune. The darkness is behind you; daylight has come. However, as always, you are reminded not to collapse yourself into the future or to behave recklessly in your new situation. Considerable hard work can be involved in a time of transformation. Undertake to do it joyfully.


Three Group Stone:


Cycle:


The Cycle of Initiation consists of 13 runes, all of which are associated with self-change. If two or more of these runes appear in a reading, it usually signifies the growth of being, self transformation, or even the maturation process in action.


The indications are that a process of Initiation is in process, all of these are associated with self-change. A transformative process or even just a realisation from events and circumstances.


Mystic:


This is a group of eight runes that are specifically associated with progression in magic, aid in magic, and psychic development. They can be a guard, a charm in effect or indicating a spell in action or even an illusion in events. Not all can be seen when this is in effect.


As indicated by other stones in the layout as to whether caution is needed, or an illusion or spell is in effect for or against the questioner.


Tyr:


A grouping of eight stones that are associated with justice, balances and checks even the settling the scores or just karmic duty paid, Tyr is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. An inspirational group.


Bold acts and brave deeds in the face of great odds or even just delays and inconveniences. The setting of resolve, the growth of resolution and seeing things through are greatly enhanced by the amount in the spread.


Summary.


A steady reading of a change of speed that the delay gives some time out. Knowing its only a furlough and not a vacation. The leave is in and spirits are raised, as favourite haunts are the first choice for a short break, but some may go the extra mile for a while. The restorative effect is on a short chain as challenge indicates. The advances will start to filter in just shortly so make hay is the order of the day.

Dressing casual or dressing down, brings news to erase the frown. Familiar medicines and treats nourish well, the delivery proves up to the tell.

Down tools and end the shift, the good news brought a lift. Expected for the dies been paid, replenishing all that’s been staid. Boundaries have been exceeded, the crop delivers what was seeded.


Short:


A need to shake off the yolk, time to laugh and joke. Slip the leash and jump the track, restore spirits as plans come on back.


Clipped:


Relaxing delivers enjoyable diversions completing targets.


Distribution.


Defense (Rev NRM)/Eihwaz.

Signals/Ansuz.
Joy/Wunjo.
Initiation (Rev)/Perth.
Wholeness/Sowelu.
Breakthrough/Dagaz.
Present

Overview
Challenge
Action
Sacrifice
New Situation
9

3
12
6
24
22
H M P R

C F M
F J
C H M
H
C M T

Groups:


Mystic = 4.
Cycle = 3.
Heimdall = 3.
Freyr = 2.
Joy = 1.
Tyr = 1.
Protection = 1.
Rectification = 1.


Group effects:


The double has four upright and two reversed stones in the spreads one is mitigated with no reversed meaning with four even and two low odd numbers in the undercurrents. This looks like a standing start with a flourish in the finish. A pause before movement is indicate the presentation and undercurrents have a parity that again continues the trend of the last few readings with the upper hand of the reading firmly in the multiple groups for the advantage.

There are eight groups present with four multiple groups presenting a strong combination made up with a high hand of fate of a four of a kind that is half the group in a single reading. Mystic has a revelation of mystery going on with the combination from the other groups. Insights, anticipation and revelation even recognition is the key to this aid to the self. The split hand is a double pairing with a pair of charms with Cycle indicating attention as Heimdall advises caution and preparation. The low pair has Freyr bringing new and advancing over routine. A break from the regime that sees the reading leading from a pause to a steady pace. A good boost getting off the reservation for a bit before getting stuck back in. Down time and even time off for bad behavior is the tonic the doctor ordered.


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Author:= Chris Millar