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Strength From Unified Presence ~ Rune and Tarot for 15 June 2017

Strength From Unified Presence ~ Rune and Tarot for 15 June 2017

Strength from unifed presence is what comes to mind as I look at today’s tarot and runecasting. 13 represents the numerology for the tarot cards. I can also reduce that to 4 but I prefer to consider 13 as a Master Witch number. The numerology of the runes reduces to 3, or unification and wholeness and together with the tarot numerology, the overall numerology for the combined reading is 7, or divinity and intuition. 7 also happens to be a number that represents magick.

Two cards from the Major Arcana along with one from the suit of Cups comprise the tarot portion of the reading. The Empress, the 6 of Cups, and The Emperor create a lovely balance with the result of their union represented by the 6 of Cups in the center with its multicolored roots extending in an as above so below manner. Cups represents Elemental Water and our emotional presence, our intuition, and relationships with others. Its direction is West and is represented by the chalice or cauldron signifying receptivity and fertility, as it transmutes Air and Fire into form.

Mannaz, Raidho, and Perthro are today’s runes representing Earth, Air, and Water elements respectively and support the interplay between The Empress and her consort, The Emperor. Take notice of their order in the deck. She appears first and from her flows the entirety of creation signifying her greater importance, the current patriarchy having no place in the equation.

Looking at The Empress and Mannaz first, we see a beautiful white pink-tipped tree with a crescent moon in the night sky above. The Empress represents love, beauty, abundance, and happiness. She is the Goddess in her Mother Aspect, receptive and fertile, and the essence of feminine creativity and the subconscious realm. Mannaz brings into the reading the influence of mankind’s fragility. In disunity, our partnership is threatened, with Mannaz encouraging us to seek assistance from others, understanding that we are part of a greater consciousness with harmony our fundamental goal.

Raidho and the 6 of Cups both discuss the journey we take in form, Raidho signifying harmony and right purpose, the 6 of Cups denoting family and fulfillment. The Wild Unknown Tarot uses animals and trees in its depictions and in the 6 of Cups we see an as above so below expression with the tree above and its massive root system below. Positioned between The Empress and The Emperor, the card reflects all that they create together in balanced unified presence. Raidho indicates rhythmic motion in partnership with others, attuned to a higher purpose.

 

Finally, The Emperor stands tall representing structure and leadership. Fatherhood and the conscious realm along with benevolence and stability are among this card’s influences. He provides a certain kind of balance to The Empress although without her he would not exist. Boundaries, protection, and order are felt with The Emperor as he assists The Empress in providing the structure for success. Perthro represents the mystery of fate and is thought of as the childbirth rune. Perthro points to correct action, something The Emperor needs to stay in balance. Healing and understanding are among Perthro’s influences and provide The Emperor with a window into the unknown.

Our strength is found in unified presence with the collective consciousness. We are not the bodies we inhabit but in fact, the Creator personified into form. While we understand the idea that our bodies have to work in harmony in order that we continue to live, we miss that application to humanity as a whole. In harmonious union with each other, our roots run deep and provide all the strength we need for an abundant experience.

While the future is unwritten, we instinctively know that in unity, our success is far more assured than when we’re at each others’ throats. It was nice to see both sides of the aisle come together after the shooting yesterday of a Republican Congressman, two Capitol Police officers, and a Lobbyist who were practicing for today’s game. Irrespective of our differences, it’s clear that the only thing to do now is to come together.

The insanity of this moment requires that we pause and remember that we’re one family, no matter how things have been between us of late. It’s time to remember who we are and let the strength of our love guide us forward.

Blessings to all!

 

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Spiritual Awareness ~ Full Moon Runecasting And Bindrune 9 June 2017

Spiritual Awareness ~ Full Moon Runecasting And Bindrune 9 June 2017

Tonight is the Full Strawberry Moon and I decided to do a runecasting prior to tonight’s Esbat ritual for a bindrune invoking spiritual awareness. As a side note, I harvested my first strawberry of the season out in my medicinal garden, tiny, but sweet and yummy and I also crafted a new set of runes from some Black Locust I have growing next to one of my ponds. We brought the trees in from my husband’s parent’s home before it sold years ago and now the trees are producing blooms that are so beautiful! I hadn’t yet crafted any runes from them and their blooms reminded me of that fact. So my husband kindly cut some rune stock from a branch he had pruned last year and I spent a couple of days sanding and wood burning until the runes felt right in my hands.

Runes have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Although I do buy runes made from stone, I always make my wooden runes. There’s something about a witch’s interaction between the wood itself and the sanding and engraving process that makes every set a reflection of the witch’s inner vision. I create them in the order established by the Elder Futhark, visualizing each rune’s meaning.

For this Full Strawberry Moon runecasting, I drew Perthro, Mannaz, Eihwaz, Jera, and Fehu. Runes have many influences and the well of Wyrd, rational thought, paradox, transformation and balance, and wealth are the primary influences contained within the runecasting. I derive the overall numerology of a runecasting from their numerical placement in the Futhark, so individually they are 14, 20, 13, 12, and 1 respectively, with 6, or the sacred layer of Higher Self presence, as the runecasting’s overall numerological influence.

Perthro is the rune of fate, the unknown, and the cup from which runes are cast. A Water Element rune, its numerology of 5 reinforces the elemental influence of change. Also known as the childbirth rune, Perthro also represents birth if pointing to the right or death if pointing to the left. It reveals memories and can be visualized in meditation to experience past lives. Perthro represents the simplicity of cause and effect on the physical plane as well as the alignment of our nonphysical aspect of Self.

Intuition is balanced with our rational mind with Mannaz, the 20th rune of the Elder Futhark. An Earth rune, Mannaz represents humanity’s need for partnership and helps us understand our role in the greater community or society at large. It teaches us to live our lives in the present moment and to understand that we are part of a greater unified presence.

The 13th rune of the Elder Futhark, Eihwaz provides the connection between physical and nonphysical aspects of Self, the link between realms. It provides both structure and transformation, infusing Spirit into form and creates movement from one energetic state to another, eliminating stagnation that prevents clarity.

Another Earth rune, Jera is the rune of transformation and balance, fertility, and positive change. It’s useful to hang in the garden as part of a bindrune for growth as well as to bring harmony and alignment to relationships. Luck, prosperity, and the cycles of life are among Jera’s influences.

We end with Fehu, the sending rune representing wealth and traditionally, cattle. A Fire Element rune, Fehu begins the Elder Futhark and increases wealth and abundance as well as the witch’s ability to send energetic intentions. As the final rune of the runecasting, I believe it’s there to organize and send the collective energy of the runes above it.

Perthro opens us to experiencing the partnership of Mannaz while Eihwaz infuses that spiritual awareness into our daily lives. Jera further transforms our relationships into a conscious, unified presence with all. And Fehu provides the catalyst necessary to cast the intention of unified presence to the universe.

I created a bindrune along with a planetary sigil using the magick square for Jupiter and burned both onto a piece of juniper to invoke spiritual awareness of our unified presence. I like working with both types of sigils and have been using them together lately. The sigil from the magick square uses the letters associated with each rune to obtain their numerological equivalent and I drew the sigil from there.

 

 

I blessed and consecrated the sigil with the following chant. I used the Latin version:

  • I bind these runes     (Circum nos imbuit)
  • Blending energies within     (Melicos intra resonantia)
  • Bringing balance without    (Componere sine)
  • Infused with immanence     (Splendido immanentia vestiganda)
  • I bless and consecrate this sigil     (Benedico et consecrare hoc sigil)
  • In alignment with Goddess     (In noctis per Dea)
  • It is done     (Consummatum est)

Sigil magick is great to use when you want to create a symbol for a collective influence or intention. It can be as complicated or as simple as you like; it’s all a reflection of your own process. I wrote a book called Magick and the Aligned Witch in which I discuss working magick from an aligned state. Magick worked from an aligned state is less about consequences or trying to create the space for one thing or another to happen and more about creating the space for remembrance of who we are. We’re not here to judge others or expect them to live in accordance with our respective comfort levels. And casting our intentions when aligned in Source Presence allows us to see all as extensions of Self and the Creator and experience the truth of their perfection.

Now in the time of ascension, many are awakening to the truth of who they are and magick that creates the space for that process to happen in perfect love and perfect trust is the primary focus of this witch. Witches stand in observation of the world around them, secure in their knowing that all of it is an illusion of form. We can participate within that subjective, ego-based structure or reflect one that engages from an awareness of Higher Self. The choice is ours.

Our focus can no longer be on what separates us, but in fact, the awareness that we are one unified presence. We can no longer afford to be confused about this truth allowing hate and division to drive the conversation. We are so much more than we have been led to believe. We are the Creator, focused into the fabric of space/time, in collective creation of the universe.

My dear family, we are so much more than we thought, and it’s time to awaken to that truth.

Blessed Be

 

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Life Bends Toward Love

Life Bends Toward Love

Marine Le Pen is running for President of France and if she wins, she will be their first female President. She has nationalist beliefs and not everyone is comfortable with that ideology. With any luck, she’ll lose and France will be spared the nonsense our country is experiencing. It would be sad if nationalist fervor swept the entire world. Enough people are suffering as it is and if France has to wait a while longer for a female President, then so be it. Compassion and unity of purpose are more important than whatever nationalist policies Ms. Le Pen has to offer anyway.

Gender issues aside, it’s clear that white nationalism and racism have taken hold, at least in our country, and its insidious nature is destroying lives. It’s become all too easy to dismiss entire groups of people if it furthers the agenda of those in power. Several news outlets have reported that our new attorney general believes that child tax credits are going to ‘mostly Mexicans’ and can pay for the wall. He’s not kidding. Everything this man says and does reflects his racist beliefs. Everything. And his presence in tandem with the current occupant of the White House will threaten civil rights protections that have taken years to put in place.

As I’ve written many times, I believe that the Creator is All That Is and that we all comprise that greater loving Presence. We each make a choice to live out our lives in unity with others or with a self-oriented focus, the nationalistic, fascist, racist ideology that’s gaining strength right now a reflection of the latter. And if left unchecked, there will be no positive outcome.

But while all of this is going on there’s an awakening happening around the planet. Unity with others isn’t simply a practical solution to our collective problems but is, in fact, our fundamental reality as one collective consciousness. Continued efforts by the vested interest of a few to keep everyone in some predetermined place doesn’t reflect who we are. If it did, it wouldn’t be a struggle. We’d go quietly.

And yet, resistance is growing to oppressive ideologies that do nothing but cause pain.

Still, some fervently believe they’ll have control over the side on which they’ll be placed when it’s all said and done. The disconnect is shocking and I wonder what their reaction will be when they can no longer turn a blind eye to who and what they’ve supported as they fall victim to the divide and conquer strategy that’s unfolding.

However, as our awakening continues, the momentum built by our unified presence is creating a tipping point and in time light will overtake the darkness. This is a given. Life always bends toward love. Always. And love will win in the end.

Many blessings to our one family as we find our way back to each other once again.

 

References:

  1. Ortiz, Gabe. Racist-as-all-hell Sessions: Child tax credits going to ‘mostly Mexicans’ can pay for the wall. Daily Kos. April 24, 2017.
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Alignment In Higher Consciousness ~ Runecasting for 9 April 2017

Alignment In Higher Consciousness ~ Runecasting for 9 April 2017

When we think about higher consciousness it may feel as if it’s unreachable, confusing the body we inhabit with the truth of who we actually are. In truth, each one of us is our higher consciousness and it’s to that reality that many are awakening to now. I like to use the shape of runes themselves when laying them out in a spread or pattern. Algiz, or the rune of higher consciousness, is one rune that I use frequently in alignment rituals. The last rune I drew from the bag was, in fact, Algiz itself reinforcing my choice of spreads. With everything that’s happening around the world, it seems that the Unified Presence has something to contribute to the conversation.

Magick can take various forms primarily dependent upon a witch’s focus or perspective. Some witches get involved in responding to this or that concern with anything from healing spells to love or prosperity magick. Some curse and some prefer instead to bind. Magick can further be delineated into magickal workings focusing on the shadow side of self or blessings of love and light. Some witches invoke angelic presence into their spellcraft, and some prefer to control demons.

Traditions influence as does the need to push beyond boundaries. The overall story of our lives influences as well which is where I make my own departure from the traditional narrative. I’ve always believed that the Creator/Source/God/Goddess is All That Is. As such, I don’t believe in a Creator that’s separate from the creation because the Creator is the creation. I believe that although our bodies are a creation over time by visitors to Earth, our higher consciousness remains one in unified presence with all as the Creator personified. Our bodies are only vessels that we inhabit for a time, our higher consciousness driving the bus so to speak.

We incarnate into form with an overall theme or purpose with others in agreement with their own participation. We’re interwoven together in the fabric of creation, separation from each other impossible. And because of this belief, my magick has changed considerably over the years. I’m more apt to allow things to unfold around me without becoming involved in any of it. It’s not that I won’t perform a binding spell if I really think someone or a situation is spinning out of control, but I’ve realized that at least some of my response is predicated on believing my perception of what I see.

If I stay away from judgment, then it’s easier to observe and then move on. It’s less reactionary that way. In Magick And The Aligned Witch, I discuss performing magick from an aligned state. The hazard of performing a binding spell is that I could be preventing the full expression of something that was chosen before incarnating. After all, experience can be our best teacher, so why would a witch interfere with another’s process?

Much of my magickal workings now focus on aligning in higher consciousness or unified presence. Now that ascension is in full swing, aligning and raising frequency allows everyone else to experience awakening’s resonance, our natural state. Runes are similar to the Major Arcana in tarot in that they represent archetypal influences reminding us of who we are. In essence, they keep us on track and are useful in aligning with higher consciousness.

Runes are similar to the Major Arcana in tarot in that they represent archetypal influences reminding us of who we are. In essence, they keep us on track and are useful in aligning with higher consciousness.

In today’s runecasting, I drew Gebo, Othala, Thurisaz, Isa, and Algiz and placed them in the Algiz pattern for higher consciousness. Gebo, a Water element rune, creates balanced energy exchange with others. Also known as the gift, Gebo promotes generosity and mutual benefit with all.

Othala is the rune of sacred space and our Akash. It’s said to combine all runic energies into one providing protection, peace, and prosperity. Othala balances order with chaos and its focus is on the greater community at large.

The catalytic energy of Thor’s Hammer is contained in Thurisaz. Protection and defense are this rune’s primary influence along with catalyzing change for the better. It can be used in weather and love magick, stimulating positive outcome. But along with protection, Thurisaz asks us to avoid impulsive and self-centered action, allowing anger to cool before responding further.

Isa brings stillness and alignment to the runecasting, allowing further development of the will. A rune of becoming, Isa represents Verdandi, the Norn of the static realm or present, securing our aligned focus until clarity is achieved.

In the final position, Algiz represents Air, Fire, and Water and the connection between the physical and nonphysical realms. Appearing at the bottom of the spread, it suggests that higher consciousness is our real foundation and our choices in life should reflect that truth.

The runes are arranged together in a sigil or bindrune bringing together the energetic influences of the runes contained within. They can be carried as a talisman for alignment throughout the day or used as a focus in ritual or magickal workings. The idea is to visualize the runic influences combining together into a greater resonance and then offer it to the unified presence by casting the intention for all to align if they choose. It’s like shouting out that there’s room over here at the table for anyone who wants to sit down.

Today’s runecasting is reminding us that instead of being in conflict with others, living in unity reflects who we are. When aligned in unified presence you realize that separation is an illusion. You’ll know that there is no other and that all are the Creator here to know more. The imperfections we see in others don’t exist outside of form, and when as witches we talk about living in perfect love and perfect trust, it really references our true reality as one with all. We feel the unified presence of creation. The bindrune is an expression of that truth.

Blessings to all!

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The Resonance of Our Unified Presence ~ Tarot for 2 April 2017

The Resonance of Our Unified Presence ~ Tarot for 2 April 2017

I really like the Haindl tarot deck because it’s earthy, more than a little witchy and the depictions have a weighty resonance not found in other decks. The IChing hexagrams that are included on the numbered cards seem to consistently reveal the message behind the reading with the numerology typically its reinforcement. Active influences for today are reflected in the 4 of Wands, The Star, and the Mother of Swords in the South, also known as the Queen of Swords. The Hermit appears in the position of hidden influence beneath the 6 of Stones, the outcome of the reading. All elements are represented along with two cards from the Major Arcana and one Court card. The overall numerology is nine or completion and humanitarianism.

The 4 of Wands depicts four wands pointing in alternating directions with small flames emitting from their tips. Against the rock background, a scrying bubble appears envisioning new possibilities to come. A sense of contained energy is felt, the pressure of new experiences coming into focus. Its title is Perfection and in other decks signifies respite and reflection after completion of some kind. In fact, After Completion is the title of the hexagram which appears in the top right portion of the card. But it’s not a passive reflection that’s taking place but one that results in the genesis of something new.

I love The Star in the Haindl deck. We see a woman bent over a small pool of water, washing her hair. She is Mother Earth, the Blessed Conduit between physical and nonphysical aspects of self. She is our dreams manifesting into reality, with bright prospects present when she appears. The Star brings healing and hope, inspiration and insight. The rune of paradox and the connection between opposites, Eihwaz, appears in the top right-hand corner reinforcing and strengthening the link between realms of consciousness. Seven stars surround the larger golden star that shines above the goddess’s head. The number for magick, seven suggests balanced energy, the eight stars themselves suggesting strength.

Nut, Goddess of the Sky

The Goddess of the Night Sky, Nut, is one of the oldest known Egyptian goddesses whose children included Set, Isis, Nephthys, and Osiris. She is typically represented as arching over the Earth as she is on the Queen of Swords but in this case, she also stands in supplication to the Unified Presence, conveying our as above, so below reality. The starfield covering the card represents the fabric of creation. And it’s interesting that three red circles appear on Nut. I wonder if they depict Orion’s belt given that these so-called gods and goddesses were visitors here and not actually gods and goddesses at all.

Traditional interpretations of the Queen of Swords suggest that she is intuitive and graceful but takes no prisoners preferring solitude to the chatter of fools. She is intelligent, assertive, and lives her truth. Haindl seems to see the Queen as more mysterious than in typical decks but that’s fine. She is.

           The Hermit

Elementals surround the Ancient of Days, his lantern offering the brilliant light of truth to all. The Hermit raises his arms in supplication and reverence to Spirit depicted by birds which appear above and below him. He stands in retreat on a mountaintop seeking awakening and enlightenment. He is the Creator personified giving silent counsel to humanity. The rune, Isa, appears in the top right-hand corner depicting inner stillness and alignment in Unified Presence. In the position of hidden influence, The Hermit reminds us that all truth is found within.

The 6 of Stones, Success, appears in the outcome position of the reading. Six large boulders are suspended in the air suggesting balanced effort. The entrance of a cave appears in the center, its light shining forth. The suit of Stones aligns with Pentacles, Disks, and Coins in other decks depicting material possessions, finances, employment, and wealth. The six boulders in alignment suggest an order to the process or perhaps an equal distribution of wealth. The hexagram in the upper right-hand corner is titled, Abundance, but this is referring to the abundance of Spirit where our true wealth lies.

The cards from the Major Arcana are archetypal in nature reminding us of who we are in this journey in form. The Star and The Hermit both bring to our consciousness the awareness of our nonphysical aspect of Self with the ultimate outcome of the reading, the 6 of Stones reinforcing the archetypal message that true wealth is found in the remembrance of Self. The runes, Eihwaz and Isa remind us of this same inner perfected focus.

Perhaps Haindl is on to something depicting Nut as the Queen of Swords. The Mind of the Creator expresses itself into the fabric of creation, individualized and ready to embrace new experiences in various densities of form. Of course, Haindl places the Queen in the South which half of us think of as the direction of Fire which might complicate things if we think of Fire in the context of the fire of creation. But it’s the Mind of the Creator that focuses into individuated form, and the mind or intellect is represented by Elemental Air which corresponds to the East and not the South. So Nut makes a certain amount of sense.

We begin in Spirit and remain so irrespective of the bodies we appear to inhabit. True success and wealth are born from the remembrance of our existence as one Unified Presence.

Blessed Be

 

References:

  1. Nut (goddess). Wikipedia.
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Defining A Witch

Defining A Witch

Every week or so I read another essay on what constitutes a witch. I know I shouldn’t respond to this stuff but sometimes I can’t help myself. Some rant on about the so-called Wiccan three-fold law of return, claiming they have no need of such a thing. Honestly, it’s simply about cause and effect albeit a more eloquent expression of it in my opinion. And I’m not Wiccan.

Another concern seems to center on how we initially came to the craft. Did we have a witchy grandmother? Or perhaps a friend of a witchy persuasion? Or maybe we felt compelled at some point, drawn by the Goddess to her unifying resonance. For some witches, belonging to a coven is the right path, while for others the solitary path feels right.

Some of us have witches in our ancestry as I do, with some burned for their truth. But does any of this make a witch? Do we really need to stand in judgment of those who walk a similar path because they may take a different approach?

Instead of seeing all as other expressions of self, witches included, we see only the other, finding reasons to define them as less than. In this time of ascension, the awareness of witches can help guide others to awakening so it makes no sense to be at odds with each other.

Traditions are nice but they depend upon a historical record that isn’t necessarily accurate. My own witch history moves throughout ancient Europe and Asia, influenced by, among many others, King Solomon and the Druids. Does that magickal history make me more of a witch than someone else?

No.

I think if we all knew how manipulated our historical record has been over thousands of years (unfortunately it appears by my ancestors..I’m so sorry about that) we’d be shocked. Or maybe not. I’ve come to the conclusion, however, that we know very little about our history because it tends to be written by those in power. Spend some time reading the works of Howard Zinn and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

From channeled texts such as A Course In Miracles, Seth Speaks, and The Law of One we’ve learned that the One became the many in an effort to know more. Although we appear separate, it’s an illusion of form the Creator uses to experience life in an ever-expanding manner. So in a sense, we write our own story, one that is as valid as anyone else’s. Instead of defining another witch as real or not, why not express an interest in how witches define themselves?

You never know. You just might learn something.

Witches understand the world from a unique perspective irrespective of how they came to the craft. We sense the underlying connection between self and the physical world, experiencing unity where others see separation. We use that experience in our magickal workings to align in unified presence, raise energy, casting our intention to the universe.

In alignment with our unified or Source presence, we hold the space for others to embrace that resonance in full awareness of their fundamental truth. And with so many awakening now, witches need to remain focused.

It’s not that a binding spell now and again isn’t appropriate, or a curse or hex if that’s your persuasion, but magickal workings which focus on alignment and awakening allow others who are ready to bring themselves into alignment with our unified presence. Sometimes that’s all that’s needed and it’s the greatest gift we can give others.

We cannot make that choice for anyone else. All we can do is remain aligned and ready.

Blessed Be

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Reaching Ever Higher Toward Unified Presence ~ Tarot for 27 March 2017

A young boy reaches toward an open window while the girl fiercely protects her material possessions. The Devil represents the choice within between a focus on self and one that embraces the greater good. Each of the three initial cards, the 8 of Cups, The Hermit, and The Devil reflect the choice to abandon emotions that no longer serve, choosing retreat to find wisdom within, and the ultimate choice we make.

The World appears in the hidden position of the reading while the Knight of Cups signifies the outcome. The suit of Cups, or our emotional presence, dominates the cards of the Minor Arcana with three Major cards providing the overall influence. When more than one card from the Major Arcana appears in a reading it suggests archetypal or foundational influences are in play and we should pay close attention to their message.

The overall numerology of the reading is eight, a Saturnian number signifying structure, discipline, and strength suggesting that a more grounded attitude might be needed at this time. This is supported by the illustration of the cloaked figure from the 8 of Cups leaving eight golden cups behind, staff in hand, as he ascends the mountain before him to a more fulfilling emotional awareness.

The Hermit suggests retreat in order that we find inner wisdom. He stands atop a mountain, his lantern shining its light in all directions. He is the Creator personified giving light to the world withdrawing in meditation and alignment with the Unified Presence.

The Devil is always an interesting card irrespective of the deck. In the Robin Wood tarot deck, it really illustrates how we balance our instincts with our Higher Self, reflecting the illusion of polarity within as one side of self protects the material side of life while the other reaches for a higher purpose.

We’re reminded by The World in the hidden influence position of the reading that the Fool’s journey toward awakening is a given. We can live life fractured by our experiences typically brought about by a focus on self, or we can choose a more compassionate experience that acknowledges the greater good. We ascend to new experiences either way at journey’s end.

The second card from the suit of Cups in the reading, the Knight of Cups, appears in the outcome position. A young Knight sits atop a white steed holding a golden chalice as they both emerge from the surf. Wearing a conch shell as a helmet, fish adorning his armor, it appears that the horse itself is part fish with its rear haunches resembling a large fish jumping from the water.

Emotional awakening is felt with the Knight of Cups as he takes a leap of faith into new emotional clarity. It’s a quest of sorts the rider and horse take, his passion in synchronicity with his dreams.

Sometimes we go as far as we can with a situation. When clarity is lacking sometimes the best choice is to step back and regroup. The Devil requires that we acknowledge the choice we make to remain self-absorbed or to seek a higher purpose in life. Trusting our inner voice can be difficult when life seems uncertain, but it’s exactly where we find the light of truth and the strength necessary to press on.

Awakening to our higher self, our Unified Presence, is inevitable; however, the journey we take is our choice.

Blessed Be

 

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The Awakening Self ~ Runecasting for 22 March 2017

The Awakening Self ~ Runecasting for 22 March 2017

Awakening and enlightenment are the themes from today’s runecasting. Dagaz, Gebo, and Kenaz are today’s runes and a closer look shows us that Dagaz contains both Gebo and Kenaz within its structure. Gebo provides the center and Kenaz opens to all sides. Balanced energy exchange along with the bright light of clarity form the energy of awakening and enlightenment expressed by Dagaz.

 

 

The twenty-third rune of the Elder Futhark, Dagaz signals the ending of one phase and the beginning of another. We stand in the middle of the rune, one phase transforming into new awareness and experience. Perfection and synchronicity are attained with Dagaz in full remembrance of our Unified Presence.

We bring ourselves into balance with Gebo, the seventh rune of the Futhark that appears in the center of Dagaz. Aligning in our Unified Presence, we create a link between all. Gebo is the rune of partnership and gifts, fostering generosity and mutual benefit.

Kenaz follows as the sixth rune of the Elder Futhark representing light and clarity. Appearing on all sides of Dagaz as well as Gebo, it’s rays awaken and transform the creative self, intensifies intuition, and as the rune of openings, Kenaz reveals what others would keep hidden, providing the clarity necessary for awakening and enlightenment.

When other runes are visibly present in a given rune so are their influences. The clarity found in Kenaz influences the enlightenment achieved by Dagaz. Living in balance or alignment with our Unified Presence provides the structure necessary for enlightenment. So it’s easy to see how one rune influences the interpretation of another.

In rune magick, specific runes are combined together in a pattern meaningful to the runecaster, blessed and consecrated, and then used in magickal workings or ritual for casting a particular influence or intention. Individually, the runes carry all the magickal influence necessary for any kind of work, but together they become something more and the reason for their continued use by witches who also cast runes.

But typically, when we cast the runes, we’re asking for what influences are in play. At least that’s why I do it. I’m looking for a higher focus, one that doesn’t derive its interpretation from perception so I more often than not refrain from asking specific questions. Divination, from my perspective, should be reserved for what the Unified Presence wishes to share and not a question and answer session.

A bindrune isn’t necessary in this case because Dagaz can serve that purpose. It can be drawn on anything as a focus for clarity and can be worn or carried as a talisman to encourage positive exchange with others. Enlightenment is achieved when we understand and fully embrace the nature and resonance of Dagaz.

The overall numerology of the runecasting is nine or completion reinforcing the influence of our runecasting. It’s time for a new approach, one based on an awakened and enlightened presence. It’s the result of the ascension we now experience as we choose love over hate, peace over conflict, and unity over division.

Our lives in third density are all about choice. Do we choose a focus on self over a commitment to loving exchange with others? Is a focus on self really the best choice to influence our awakening to awareness of our Unified Presence?

The choice we make determines everything.

Blessings to our one family, united in purpose, enlightenment is assured!

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The Greatest Gift ~ A Runecasting for 9 March 2017

The Greatest Gift

We exist in a balanced energy exchange not only with others but also between physical and nonphysical aspects of Self. We may be unaware of that balance, believing we are only the bodies we inhabit, or we may remember that ours is a constant resonance. We don’t leave it behind when we incarnate into bodies.

Beginning at the top, Gebo, the seventh rune of the Elder Futhark, illustrates that balanced energy exchange we experience. As the gift, Gebo is a rune of Elemental Water fostering relationships of mutual benefit. A sense of equilibrium is felt with Gebo as it creates a link between our external focus and our divinity within.

From there, Thurisaz invokes the power of Thor’s Hammer, in dynamic and catalytic protection. The third rune of the Elder Futhark, Thurisaz represents directed strength while cautioning against impulsive action.

Ansuz represents divine inspiration and the ability to see all sides of an issue. Eloquence born from an inner wisdom allows us to speak from a position of strength and clarity. We channel Higher Self awareness when Ansuz appears in a runecasting and it’s telling us to align in that vibration for our greatest awareness.

Along with accessing Higher Self awareness, Nauthiz provides our inner catalyst for change. It’s experienced as the need within, pressing in nature. Nauthiz asks us to stop and reevaluate what we’re experiencing. Self-restraint may be in order when Nauthiz presents. The future is in question and a new beginning or approach may be in order.

The numerology of the individual runes is 7, 3, 4, and 10 resulting in a final value of 6 representing the sacred and the Higher Self. Ansuz directly aligns with this influence as does Gebo. Thurisaz gives us the strength to pause and avoid an impulsive reaction. And Nauthiz reinforces the same as it asks us to employ some self-restraint.

It’s easy to become distracted by the world around us. A projection of collective consciousness, everything we see is temporary while our Unified Self is eternal. If we take seriously everything going on around us, then that becomes our focus instead of continuing to create new experiences. A dispassionate view gives way to judgment and we jump feet first into the ensuing chaos, our peace of mind a distant memory if remembered at all.

The runecasting is reminding us that we exist as a greater unified presence with a piece of that presence experienced as our physical reality. Our engagement within our physical reality should reflect the remembrance of our greater presence so that awareness of our fundamental unity with all is placed before any thoughts of division.

Of course, the greatest test for alignment comes when emotions are running high as they are now for many. I put together a bindrune for all to use that can be carried or worn as a talisman, reminding us that strength can be found in a balanced exchange with others.

We sacrifice nothing by coming together in love and unity, instead gaining everything. The greatest gift we give others is to experience the Creator within them. To see them through the eyes of Source Vision, in perfect love and perfect trust, we extend that loving blessing to all.

Blessed Be