A Rune Casting* For 2015 The Upcoming Year
I wait for nightfall at the Dark Moon closest to Winter Solstice. I cast the wolf-bone runes again and again onto the reindeer pelt, once for each dark moon and once for each full moon in the coming year. I ask for guidance and wisdom.
The rune staves are signatures of powerful forces of nature and life, attuned to the star patterns in the night sky and the energy lines we walk here on earth.
With each casting a story unfolds.
The rune Calc appears a significant number of times in the casting of the Wheel for the coming year 2015. Calc is the sacred container that is emptied, the natural progression from being full. The presence of this rune asks the question: How often have we raised the mead horn, sworn a solemn oath to the gods and then drank all of the contents, forgetting to pour some out, back to the earth to nourish her, back to the ancestors to honor them and back to the World Tree Yggdrasil, to feed her roots?
This is a year where we will have to hold an accounting for how much we have taken and how much we have given back.
We cannot prosper, the earth cannot flourish, life cannot thrive when we consume all for ourselves, forgetting to give back. We are reaping the results of this on many levels.
Calc reminds us of this. It is not about cutting back, or limiting. It’s about having a full cup and sharing. The gesture of drinking, honoring and pouring out takes place in the present moment, and in your present location. Not sending the cup off to places you've never been and to people you don’t know, expecting someone else to pour it out. Calc is about drinking and pouring out right where you are standing, where you live, in your community, in your city, in your home.
The Yr rune, the bow, carries the message of focus, taking aim and release, remembering that sometimes we must pull back in order to go forward.
Pertho also carries a strong presence, a rune of great uncertainty which reminds us we have freedom to make choices and at the same time are restricted and affected by circumstances, events and energies outside ourselves.
There is much more to be gleaned from this casting. One powerful way to experience it is to schedule an appointment for your own personal casting for the year and explore how your energies are woven into the pattern that is already being laid down by the Norns. A personal casting takes about one hour and can be done either in person or by phone. The cost is $150. Contact me through my website.
Ingrid, the Rune Woman
Wise and Irreverent
Awaken Your Hunger
* A prediction or forecast is a statement about what may happen or the way things will happen in the future. The word prediction comes from Latin meaning to say before. It can be a foreknowing based on experience or wisdom gained through means of divination.
My relationship with the runes isn’t that I read them. It is more accurately described as they speak to me and share wisdom through vibration. I attempt as best as I am able to interpret this information in a way that is relevant to the time in which we are living.
Ingrid Kincaid is an author, teacher, and irreverent wise woman in the spiritual community. Her connection with the Runes and other Northern Mysteries is ancestral. She’s available for private readings and speaking engagements.
“The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.”
Ivy Baker Priest*
How do you know the difference between an ending and a beginning?
Is there a difference?
Have you ever been in a place in your life where you were not sure?
Do you believe that all things are a circle?
Do you believe that all life is a circle?
If so, how can there be an ending or a beginning?
Are these just words we use to mark various places on the circle?
It's not about finding the answers.
There may not be any.
It's about asking the questions which will require you to get down to the bare bones, to the roots, to the structure and framework of your beliefs.
It might also be interesting to consider how opposite your feelings and emotions can be for each of these two things.
In one case you may be devastated and overwhelmed by an ending.
In another instance the end can actually bring great joy and release.
You may grieve deeply at the beginning of something.
Or, you may become inspired and enlivened.
Perhaps our feelings about endings and beginnings are related and connected to how we live our life, either inside of time or outside of it.
Perhaps what matters is that you allow yourself to have the experience of feeling.
Perhaps nothing matters if there is no difference between endings and beginnings.
Is this the beauty and the challenge of the circle?
*Ivy Baker Priest, 1905-1975, was an American political figure who served as Treasurer of the United States under President
Dwight D. Eisenhower. Her signature appeared on all US currency during that time.