Today’s rune is Hagalaz from Heimdall’s Aett pronounced “haw-gaw-laws” (H: Hail) Wrath of nature, destructive, uncontrolled forces, especially the weather, or within the subconscious. Tempering, testing, trial. Controlled crisis, leading to completion, inner harmony.
The shoots in the field are destroyed by hailstones. The farmer is forced to change his plans. Disruption. Separation from old ideas. You have probably grown too attached to other people’s plans and intentions. You have your own path in life and even if you have lost something which seemed important in the past, there is no reason to turn back and attempt to restore a situation as it was. Take what happened as a fact which can’t be changed and continue your way in new circumstances. Then your loss will appear as a gain and you’ll become free of past baggage which has no place in your future. Your present freedom may frighten you but it also gives you new possibilities which you couldn’t have even imagined before.
Hagalaz Merkstave (Hagalaz cannot be reversed, but may lie in opposition): Natural disaster, catastrophe. Stagnation, loss of power. Pain, loss, suffering, hardship, sickness, crisis. (Note: the reversed or merkstave definitions are included only for reference as they apply to a multi-rune cast and not to a single rune that’sdrawn blindfrom the pouch) As with all, take only what feels right to you and disregard the rest. **a portion of today’s rune meaning/description was kindly provided by Ingrid Halvorsen at sunnyway.com and used here with her gracious permission**
In the Light…
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General Meaning: Personal resolution points to a breakthrough, but decisive action is required. As long as you diligently hold your ground and ward off negative tendencies and influences, the good will prevail.
The persistence of negativity, which is that which opposes the good, is a constant in human affairs. Just when it is thought to have been eradicated, up it will pop again, sprouting through some crack in the pavement of civilized society. Evil need not take dramatic or extravagant forms, such as those exhibited in Nazi Germany. Garden-variety lies and deceit are much more common and persistent, but should be rooted out just as diligently. One must be determined to not accidentally feed negativity — either in one’s social or professional life, or in one’s own soul. In either case, definite rules must be followed for the struggle to succeed.
The first rule: do not compromise with evil. Destructive or exploitive actions must be identified openly for what they are, and discredited. The second: one cannot successfully resist negativity on its own terms. New, positive alternatives that lead away from the source of the problem are generally more successful, and appropriate than trying to counter negativity with raw power. The third rule: the means used to counter negativity must be consistent with the end to be achieved. One cannot stop the spreading of lies by spreading more of them.
General Meaning: What has traditionally been known as the Star card is about reconnecting one’s Soul with the Divine — the transcending of personality, family, community and reputation. It has to do ultimately with the freedom to be one’s Self. The Soul is responding to celestial influences — forces that can provide the personality with a stronger sense of purpose. The Star card helps us to remember our exalted origins and our attraction to a Higher Union.
This card could also be called the “Celestial Mandate” — that which refers us back to our reason for being, our mission in this lifetime. The Star reminds us that, in a sense, we are agents of Divine Will in our day-to-day lives. If we let go of the idea that we are supposed to be in control, we can more easily notice and appreciate the synchronicities that are nudging us along. In this way, we become more conscious of the invisible Helping Hand, and we better understand our place within — and value to — the larger Cosmos.
General Daily Horoscope
The restless Gemini Moon can turn this into a jittery day. We may feel as if we must leave some aspect of our past behind us now, as we finally get to move into the future. On one hand, we’re overly eager in our anticipation of what can happen next. But the Moon’s stabilizing trine with restrictive Saturn reminds us that the most important goals are well worth the hard work. We can acknowledge our excitement while still behaving maturely.
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You may feel more positive about your future today, even if you are still aware of your problems. Your growing confidence is supported by co-workers and friends who are enthusiastic about your ideas. Although something still isn’t quite right, don’t make any changes to your plans; holding your current course will pay off in the long run.
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)
You’ve been concentrating your efforts on what’s most significant lately, but it’s getting harder to pay attention. Something or someone may come along now, distracting you into wasting energy before you even realize what happened. Although you might not be able to stop your mind from wandering, conscious intervention can pull you back to reality before you falter.
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)
You have been anticipating a change in your overall life path and now the time has come to make it happen. This might seem like a minor adjustment, yet it can turn out to be an important one. But don’t make choices based on your whim of the moment; consider your options carefully and then go with the one that will carry you the farthest.
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)
Friends and co-workers may be very annoying today, especially if they appear unrealistically determined to have their way. You can’t understand how anyone can be so blind while standing face to face with contradictory facts. Don’t try to show others the errors of their ways now; everyone needs to learn their lessons on their own. Meanwhile, you have your own stuff to worry about.
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
It’s easy to connect with your friends in a social situation today, enabling you to be more playful. However, you might try to overdo the partying. Instead of unconsciously scattering your physical energy on passing pleasures, watch where your interactions with others take you. Make intelligent decisions based only on how you want your day to unfold.
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Your thoughts linger on choices you must make at work next week, but you can clearly see two opposing solutions to your current problem. It’s tough to pick one path over another, for they both have distinct advantages and disadvantages. However, you have to make a decision now, so jot down the pros and cons of each option and then make your choice. Fortunately, there are no wrong answers as long as you take the time to go through your analytical process.
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)
You have a number of good ideas today, but it may be difficult to focus on just one. You want to explore a wide variety of options to determine your future but don’t want to be limited by any one choice. Fortunately, there’s no reason for you to narrow your thinking at this time. Just enjoy playing with all the possibilities and leave the big questions for another day.
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You are often ready to dig into the center of circumstances to discover the hidden truth. But now you might try avoiding any emotional intensity by dancing around the edges of an extremely significant issue. Even if you feel isolated, there is no urgent need to solve every single mystery today. Give yourself permission to flow along with the energy and see where it takes you.
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Everyone seems to be moving too fast for your liking today. You might try to slow others down by engaging them in philosophical conversations, but your workmates are just as unfocused as you are now. It may be easier to withdraw, instead of attempting to control what’s happening around you. There’s nothing wrong with taking some time to be alone for a while.
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You may become increasingly anxious today as you are pulled in a multitude of directions. Prioritizing your responsibilities will help because you need to acknowledge that you can’t do everything that is being asked of you now. Leaving a job undone for a while longer may be very frustrating, but it’s the best way to manage the current complexity.
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You are energized today as things begin to improve all around you. You are able to enjoy yourself while meeting your obligations, but you are certainly busier than usual. You could bite off more than you can chew, so it’s a smart idea to practice self-control. If you don’t go running around all over the place, you will accomplish more than you expect.
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
The Moon’s current visit to your 4th House of Home and Family highlights your need to retreat from the fast pace of modern life. But you may be surprised, or even shocked, by how busy you are, even when you’re securely situated inside of your castle. Practice enjoying the distractions instead of trying to shut them out. There will be more time to relax next week.
Dammar is an Asian tree whose resin is burned as incense. Known in Germany as “cat’s eye incense,” it allegedly enhance clairvoyance psychic perception, and the ability to “see” where one could not before. Try burning dammar before psychic journeying and when extra clairvoyance is needed.
Many of the additional ingredients in this potion (yarrow, cloves, melissa) stimulate psychic power. Their addition also makes mugwort’s flavor palatable. Pour boiling water over the following, blended ingredients.
One tablespoon dried mugwort
One teaspoon dried melissa (lemon balm)
One teaspoon dried peppermint leaves
On teaspoon dried yarrow
One quarter teaspoon ground cinnamon
One quarter teaspoon ground cloves.
Let it steep for approximately ten minutes, then strain and drink.
This is a potent psychic enhancer but although many yearn for its effect, few will wish to drink it, because mugwort tea doesn’t taste good. Add one teaspoon of the fresh herb or one-half teaspoon of the dried herb to a cup. Cover it with boiling water. Let it steep for five minutes, strain, and drink.