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The Weekly Rune -- Nauthiz Merkstave

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Nauthiz - Intentional Insight's Weekly Rune by S. Kelley Harrell, Soul Intent Arts

Nauthiz -- Need --  Everything happening right now points to glacially slow change. More than that, it emphasizes that pushing outcomes or just rushing our paces will lead to disaster.  We're in the midst of a Grand Cross this month, and mid-week we reach its most pivotal point. This point urges us to know impeccably what we most want to bring into being right now.

Related to the youngest of the Norns, Skuld, who is the keeper of what "should" be, many assume Nauthiz points to the future. However, wordsmiths among us recognize 'should' as a modal auxiliary, indicating that outcomes manifest based on conditions met. In other words, we can set the dominoes up any way we like, and based on our knowledge, skill, and perhaps wisdom, they should fall the way we've planned. Yet there are always variables we can't foresee. The dominoes will fall the way they fall, and we have only to react in the best way that we can.

Keep the relationship between need and fate in mind this week. So often what we think we need is connected to what we think should happen, what we should get. The appearance of Nauthiz isn't suggesting that we will or won't meet our need, but that we be positively certain we can handle what comes.  By that I mean, as this Rune carries the a red flag coloring our efforts, it also brings us the ability to find peace, regardless.

Despite the external chaos the stars stir this week, the impediments we encounter are purely internal. This timing is about thinking carefully, taking the time to intuit rightful action, and following through in a thorough, yet flexible, way.  How we deal with intense stress is the heart of Nauthiz, as in learning to move through that stress, the need is either released or met. It's transmuted, entirely.

Take time to laugh this week, a lot. The ability to undergo initiation, yet not take its intensity so seriously is our best strategy for survival, our best hope for revival.

Originally published on Intentional Insights, at Soul Intent Arts.

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