The Weekly Rune – Algiz
For the week of 5 February 2023
Algizing the Change
Algiz (lapis lazuli) is the half-month rune through 12 February. Uruz (wrought iron tile) is the intuitive rune, and Eihwaz (porcelain tile) indicates Vibration’s message to us. The spirits of place anchoring the runes this week are Barred Owl and element Timing in Summer, in the direction of All Things Here. Read right to left is Algiz, Uruz, then Eihwaz.
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This midpoint of Algiz finds us in the curious days post-Hunt, the ground warming ever so slightly, yet still very much a betwixt existence. It’s a rich return to ecosystem relations, yet we don’t usually frame it as such. Historically this time of year, we talk of Brigid, Imbolc, groundhogs, and planning planting. All the elements are there, but we don’t sit with the intersection of life-bearing beings and darkness.
Learn more about this seasonal progression, and how to draw its insights into the personal spiritual path in Runic Book of Days.
What Does It Mean?
When we arrive at Algiz in the second aett, we’re tired and wired. Tired from navigating the tension inherent in the growth of this aett, yet still wired for it to culminate in something meaningful. Relationship to meaning is always that dangling carrot that motivates humanity, for better or worse. What is so lovely about Algiz is its reminder to us that we are also the action of dangling, as well as the carrot.
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Originally published on Soul Intent Arts.
S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div.
I’m an animist, author, deathwalker and death doula. For the last 25 years, through Soul Intent Arts I’ve helped others to ethically build thriving spiritual paths as fit, embodied elders, who upon death become wise, capable Ancestors. My work is Nature-based, and focuses soul tending through the Elder Futhark runes, animism, ancestral healing, and deathwork. I’m author of Runic Book of Days, and I host the podcast, What in the Wyrd. I also write The Weekly Rune as a celebration of the Elder Futhark in season. Full bio.
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