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The Weekly Rune -- Laguz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Laguz -- Water -- I often encounter Laguz reversed, during Mercury retrograde, as it is now. The double affirmation not to over reach is always a go...

The Weekly Rune -- Sowilo

Kelley Harrell | Posted 04.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Sowilo -- Sun -- Finally! The southeastern US has been under intense winter storms for the last few weeks, leaving a glint of sunlight a welcomed th...

The Weekly Rune -- Algiz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Algiz -- elk-sedge -- The meaning of Algiz is widely contested, based on varied interpretations of the Rune poems. Some indicate it means elk or stag,...

The Weekly Rune -- Nauthiz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Nauthiz -- need -- that we're standing in our own way is usually not welcome news. However, that slight clarification to what's hindering the proces...

The Weekly Rune: Fehu

Kelley Harrell | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Fehu -- wealth -- It's truly amazing to see Fehu present as this week's Rune, as the last time it visited was in August of 2012. Also, this is only t...

The Weekly Rune -- Tiwaz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Tiwaz -- Tyr/Thor/Tuisto -- I always enjoy seeing this Rune come up in a cast, though I understand why some might have mixed feelings about it.  Mayb...

The Weekly Rune -- Hagalaz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Hagalaz -- Hail -- Fitting that this Rune presents itself today, as most of my region is plunged into the bitterest cold its seen since the mid-1990s....

The Weekly Rune -- Mannaz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Mannaz -- human -- Again we have another reversed Rune presenting us with an opportunity to go deeper within. As Mannaz reminds us of the strength in...

The Weekly Rune -- Eihwaz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Eihwaz -- Yew -- I like to note trends in The Weekly Rune series, as patterns in casts can inform us on a Rune, as much as its meaning. The last time ...

The Weekly Rune -- Hagalaz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Hagalaz -- Hail -- Most of the time a Rune presents itself to me with its widely accepted meaning front and center. However, this Rune speaks more abo...

The Weekly Rune: Othala

Kelley Harrell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Othala indicates that we are carrying a weight greater than a single life can bear. It's telling us that before we can seat into the role of elder in our lines, we must bless those who came before us. We must relieve them.

The Weekly Rune: Sowilo

Kelley Harrell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Kick back and play hooky, because as sure as the sun rises, it sets. Claim your path of sunlight, recharge, and boldly carrying that renewed life force, persevere into change.

The Weekly Rune: Thurisaz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 12.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Thurisaz -- thorn -- Wow. How fitting that the last two (and only) times Thurisaz was drawn for The Weekly Rune, Mercury was retrograde, as it is now...

The Weekly Rune: Raidho

Kelley Harrell | Posted 12.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Raidho -- travel -- Seldom has Raidho come up in the Weekly Rune column. Anytime it appears in a cast, I pause, because it draws on all the things mo...

Weekly Rune: Berkano

Kelley Harrell | Posted 12.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Berkano -- Tree -- The forces of birthing hard work into manifestation are with us this week. Indeed, Berkano is about dues paid and the rewards of th...

Weekly Rune: Laguz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 12.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Laguz -- Water -- All is flowing as it should. This is the message of Laguz. Anytime this symbol of flow shows up, we can at least take heart that t...

Weekly Rune -- Dagaz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

What a great rune to cast just after the autumnal equinox, the second harvest sabbat! Representing the close of a full day's work, this metaphor for celebrating the culmination of a cycle and regrouping to begin another is very appropriate.

Weekly Rune: Hagalaz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Hagalaz -- Hail -- Change is coming. Whether it's the one we've wanted, or the one we need, is likely in the eye of the beholder. The affirmation dri...

Weekly Rune: Tiwaz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Tiwaz -- Tyr/Thor/Tuisto -- Dual feelings herald the arrival of Tiwaz. Initially comes the doom of defeat, as the realization that the current way isn...

Weekly Rune: Othala

Kelley Harrell | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Othala -- property -- Take a second and consider how you got exactly where you're standing at this moment. What did you go through this morning to be ...

Weekly Rune: Uruz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Uruz -- Auroch -- Any time the wild things show up, it's about to go big. An initiation is upon us. When we encounter this Rune, we are not only enga...

Weekly Rune: Nauthiz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Nauthiz -- Need -- Anytime this Rune comes up in a cast, I think it's appropriate to examine where we are standing in our own way. We interpret it com...

Weekly Rune: Perthro

Kelley Harrell | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Perthro -- chance -- Most people ascribe the meaning "luck" to Perthro, though I find that our modern definition of luck doesn't come close to describ...

Weekly Rune: Kenaz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Kenaz -- Torch -- A complex Rune, Kenaz, its meaning calls us to examine the flame in our lives. On the surface it seems easy to recognize the places ...

Weekly Rune: Dagaz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Dagaz -- Day -- Down in the easy chair, up go the feet, arms behind to cradle the head. It's okay to assume the position of a job completed, work well...