Samhain is today according to Archaeoastronomy.com so I’m doing an Elder Futhark Rune reading using a “Pumpkin” layout I received from Love & Light School of Crystal Therapy. It reads counter clockwise. I also added an extra rune for the Waxing Crescent Moon for today.
What are you harvesting now from the energy of this past year?
Kenaz (Beacon or torch)
“Vision, revelation, knowledge creativity, inspiration, technical ability. Vital fire of life, harnessed power, fire of transformation and regeneration. Power to create your own reality, the power of light. Open to new strength, energy, and power now. Passion, sexual love.”
What should you sew and cultivate from now until the time the light returns at Imbolc?
Algiz (Elk, Protection)
“Protection, a shield. The protective urge to shelter oneself or others. Defense, warding off of evil, shield, guardian. Connection with the gods, awakening, higher life. It can be used to channel energies appropriately. Follow your instincts. Keep hold of success or maintain a position won or earned.”
What should you release into the darkness and burn away in the bonfire of your soul?
“Delays, restriction. Resistance leading to strength, innovation, need-fire (self reliance). Distress, confusion, conflict, and the power of will to overcome them. Endurance, survival, determination. A time to exercise patience. Recognition of one’s fate. Major self-initiated change. Face your fears.”
Tips for navigating the thin spaces and walking between worlds as a powerful seeker.
Mannaz (Man, Mankind)
“The Self; the individual or the human race. Your attitude toward others and their attitudes towards you. Friends and enemies, social order. Intelligence, forethought, create, skill, ability. Divine structure, intelligence, awareness. Expect to receive some sort of aid or cooperation now.”
Future influences coming in at this time of the turning of the wheel for the Celtic New Year.
Othala (Ancestral Property)
“Inherited property or possessions, a house, a home. What is truly important to one. Group order, group prosperity. Land of birth, spiritual heritage, experience and fundamental values. Aid in spiritual and physical journeys. Source of safety, increase and abundance.”
A special message from your ancestors and guides about what you most need to know right now.
“Gifts, both in the sense of sacrifice and of generosity, indicating balance. All matters in relation to exchanges including contracts, personal relationships and partnerships.”
Waxing Crescent Moon Rune
Ingwaz (Ing, the Earth God)
“Male fertility, gestation, internal growth. Common virtues, common sense, simple strengths, family love, caring, human warmth, the home. Rest stage, a time of relief, of no anxiety. A time when all loose strings are tied and you are free to move in a new direction. Listen to yourself.”
I’m not going to write an interpretation as each question is answered by the rune very succinctly. The Waxing Moon Rune adds that in the next few months is for internal growth, relief, no anxiety and you are free to move in a new direction. I think that fits very well with the intentions of this Samhain reading. Many blessings to you all!
The next reading will be Thursday, November 11th for the First Quarter Moon, and is also Veteran’s Day. I will be using the Oracle of the Ancient Celts: Dal Riada and will also pull a stave from the Ogham pouch for the “Waning” Sun period we are still in. Thank you for reading!