12th Day of Yule: 12th night
Thus ends the season of Yule as we prepare for the upcoming year. It's a time to remember from whence you came as well as a time to make plans for the near future. Take/make oaths on an Oath Ring, make promises, hold inventory on your life so you know your present position in relation to where you want to be. Remember, "Luck often enough will save a man (or woman) if his (or her) courage holds” (The 13th Warrior).
Plans: Prep for 12th Night
A.M. Prayer: Thursday, we pray to Donar/Thor, and lighting a red candle:
Donar/Thor, thunder forth in our lives. When we would hold back, let us advance. When we would be weak, help us be strong. When we would shun life’s pleasures, sharpen our appetites for that which is lusty and good. Help us grow from strength, and teach us, elder brother, how to throw our own Hammer, and slay the giants who appose our will. HAIL DONAR/THOR!!
Born of Fire, born of ice,
Life is lived at such a price.
Holy Runes send my way
Advice on how to spend the day
A.M. Rune: Two Runes (they sure have been chatty lately)
Mannaz (neutral): so it could be
- Mannaz (U): The human, cooperation between people, the human intellect, the ability to work well within a social structure and be effective within it, social interaction & order, Divine structure.
- Mannaz (R): Problems relating with humanity, without cooperation between people, the inability to work within a social structure in an effective way, failed social interaction & disorder; anti-social behavior and lack of Divine structure.
Ehwaz (U): The special, controlled relationship between a rider and a horse, teamwork, trust, loyalty, partnership, cooperation, working in tandem with another.
Outcome: OMGs! I got a phone call from one of my OKC buddies and was informed of all the BS going on with old acquaintances: It’s a freakin’ soap opera.
Prepped for 12th Night: I HATED going to the grocery store today: it was co crowded. It just seemed everybody was on edge (yours truly included). I was so ready to get out of there.
I turned in the video thingie that gave us access to the high-def channels. It’s a way to limit the upcoming price increase for cable.
Rheinwood’s 12th Night went really well! Audie cooked up a feast and we all enjoyed it. OMGs, the fresh apple cake was absolutely to die for! We had lively conversation all around. I read the Runes for all the Kindred: things look fairly favorable.
My Runes (2008) for this year (2009) looked like this:
Jera (irreversible): Harvest, the Rune of return, improvement, the number 12, cycles, the result of a previous action, reward for the right (or wrong) action.
Uruz (R): OHG: Ur, A weakened position, an impulse towards inaction, a severe lack of foundation and energy at low levels, reduction, elasticity, taking no risks at this time, illness: Offset this with extra precautions.
Inguz (Irreversible): Yngvi Ing Fro/Freyr, gestation, the womb and the tomb, fertility, completion of one stage and progressing to the next, internal growth, wait.
An immediate look says the harvest may be on shaky ground, but the potential for growth is there.
This couldn’t have been more right on! I went back into aircraft with a bit of trepidation and got exactly what I expected: an untrustworthy employer. The growth part came when I decided to make every effort to NOT go back into aircraft by training for something else; that is, the medical field.
My Rune Reading for 2010 looks like this:
Hagalaz (irreversible): OHG Hagal (Huh-guhl): The cosmic seed of potential, a sacred enclosure/shell, shaping, protection within, holiness, The All: both objective (actual planetary orbs) and subjective (the Nine Worlds), the Germanic cosmos.
Raido (U): OHG: Reita, Wheel, riding, ordered/rhythmic movement, a journey, the law of the cosmic right, freedom and moral responsibility of the Self, ordered change, the proper course of faring, progress
Ansuz (R): OHG: Ans: Outside the favor of Uuodan/Odin’s vital/divine breath and the ancestral wisdom, exercise caution with communication and dealings including intelligence; a lack of inspiration, the dark side of Uuodan. Offset this with extra precautions.
It looks like there will some spiritual growth: which will be the right timing and movement for it. It may be indicative of my Rune project that intertwines the Runes, the Nine Worlds and the Self: we’ll see. Whatever the case, typically, Wotan will turn his back and make me fight my own battle: which I am used to by now.
...and wasn't it a beautiful full "blue" moon tonight?
P.M. Prayer: Wuldar/Ullr:
Wuldar/Ullr, god of ski and bow, you glide through the snow-clad forests bringing death to game and life to your people. Remind us that life feeds on life, and that the beauty of the prey is formed generation after generation by the culling ferocity of the predator. Let your Yew-bow be the great World-Yew under another guise, so that through the spirit of the hunter, we may climb its branched to ever higher levels of awareness. HAIL WULDAR/ULLR!!
P.M. Rune: none
Comments: cared for animals, Meeka inside
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