For The Week June 19, 2017
The Norse god Odin is a relentless seeker after knowledge and wisdom, and is willing to sacrifice almost anything for this pursuit. The most outstanding feature of his appearance, his one eye, attests to this; he sacrificed his other eye for more wisdom.
The runes are the written letters that were used by the Norse and other Germanic peoples before the adoption of the Latin alphabet in the later middle ages. Unlike the Latin alphabet, which is an essentially utilitarian script, the runes are symbols of some of the most powerful forces in the cosmos. Thus when Odin sought the runes he wasn't merely attempting to acquire a set of arbitrary representations of human vocal sounds. Rather, he was uncovering an extraordinarily potent system of magic.
Direction & Movement
The word REID means "counsel" or "advise" which implies that this rune is concerned with making right decisions and the courage required to carry them through.
extend awareness; improve sense of timing.
KEN is the fire power that breaks down and creates new shapes under intelligent control. It is the power of analysis, of determined progression, of reasoned growth and development.
Attain clarity of thought; express self more clearly.
LAGU is the power that comes from immersion in an experience. It is like water flowing around you whilst swimming -- you are in the water and feeling it acutely, yet at the same time are separate from it. In it, but not of it.
Become more adaptable this week; able to actualize potentials.