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Daily Divination 4/23/16 ~ Storm in Motion

Today’s reading comes with a strong theme of movement and change. Powerful, maybe even chaotic forces are at work but do not let that scare you.

Disruption breaks us free of our old habits and even our old selves. That which doesn’t serve us anymore can be set free to create space for new habits, new mindsets, and new opportunities. Let’s dig in.

Runes 4/23/16

Hagalaz is our first rune, the storm rune of disruption. It gives us our modern letter ‘H’ and translates to hail, reinforcing the idea of the storm of natural disruptive forces. It warns of challenges and possibly the delay of action due to unforeseen complications. Like many others that can be perceived as negative, it takes a deeper interpretation to see their necessary place in your life.

Strong winds that change or even destroy your plans may save you from going too far down the wrong path. They might highlight weaknesses in yourself or your projects that may need to be mended and strengthened before moving forward. A house that cannot survive a storm is not a safe house for you and your family.

Our second rune is Raido, the rune of the journey or the travelers rune. Above all, it is linked to motion. It may indicate that travel is necessary or that movement is required, or the travel or return of loved ones. To move up one level, it can also refer to the spirit quest of your life.

We humans are busy by nature, moving constantly just to stay alive and always striving to make things better. We yearn for experiences outside of our comfort zone and we long to see exotic places. True travel is one of the most liberating experiences we can have, and it rewards us with a sense of wonder. We see our small place in this world and though it is small, it is grand.

Together we see the storm in motion. Raido acts on Hagalaz to produce change and movement in an already chaotic environment. The forces at work will be jarring for sure, and often frightening. Today, look at it for what it is. The movement is you moving forward through your life unafraid. You come upon challenges and you stare them down. You walk through doors and you take opportunities that were too frightening just last year. You’re a new person with a new set of strengths, and a vast knowledge of who you are and the mission you are on. Carry on and do not give in to worry or doubt. You are ready to stand in your power and take on whatever may come.

Alistair & Forest

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Daily Divination 4/5/16 ~ Time to Be a Warrior!

Uruz reversed followed by Tiwaz

Today’s reading reminds us that every so often, it is time to stand up and be a warrior. We want to be peaceful, we want to be happy, loving, and caring to each other. We should do that as much as we possibly can, but eventually, somebody somewhere is just going to be an obstacle, and that obstacle will need to be overcome.

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We all have a warrior in us. In ancient times, that warrior jumped to action when a tiger came into camp. That warrior protects her children and defends his family. That warrior is represented by the rune Tiwaz, named after the Nordic god of war, Tyr, and is now our common symbol of an arrow. He is known through the ages for his honor, justice, and courage. Uruz is the rune of the ox, most known for its strength and stamina, which give it the ability to overcome virtually any obstacle.

In this reading, however, Uruz is reversed. Nine of the 24 runes of the Elder Futhark, (the set in this reading), can manifest in reverse which results in a different, sometimes opposite, meaning. Uruz in reverse can be interpreted externally as dangers or more internally as areas in which we may lack strength.

What we interpret in this meaning as it applies to today, is that it might be time to take on your fears, your personal demons, or your obstacles. Call on your inner warrior to stand up and fight off some of the things that are holding you back. This could be a person, a plan, a lack of motivation or some nagging obligations that you have not yet conquered.

It is time to stand in your power and take charge. Let your warrior lead the way and have faith in your own strength.

 

Alistair & Forest

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What Kind Of Wizard Are You? Take The Quiz And Find Out

This quick 8 question test can tell you what kind of wizard you are. Don’t worry we won’t ask you divulge any of your arcane secrets! The test uses your favorite activities, zodiac signs and personal preferences to plot out your inner wizard. The answer you get (I’m an air wizard), will show you how your natural proclivities would influence your magic powers.

There are a couple of wizards out there, and they don’t all fit so squarely into typecast categories. More often than not the most powerful magic a person can wield is that of love and productivity. Regardless of your strengths and weaknesses, try to resist using your powers for your personal gain. Look to the needs of others as they are an extension of yourself. Only as a community can anything be truly gained.