The Bouquet

Daily Draw: Twilight, Gunther (Weakness), and Snotra (Virtue)

Today is a good day for contemplation, my friends, or if you don’t have time for a good sit and think, then at least give yourself a few deep breaths as you’re running errands, doing chores, and otherwise getting things done. There is a balance in effect between standing firm in your convictions and collapsing into a shuddering heap of “give up and die.” Twilight is that time when it’s neither light nor dark. The day isn’t over yet, but night hasn’t begun yet either. You’re at a tipping point and can be pushed either way, into virtue or into ignominy. Don’t stress out too much if you feel like you’re falling into failing; a few small failures don’t mean you are a Golgothan Shit Demon. You have powerful allies on your side, and your ancestors are helping you more than you can know. Life is long (not just this one little life right now, but all the lives you’ve lived and all the lives you will live after this one). The critical thing is to not give up, even if you feel like you’re failing, and even if you have proof that you’ve failed. It’s ok. If you’re going through hell, as Winston Churchill once said, keep going. Don’t stop in failure. Keep moving toward virtue, and let yourself be guided by your own inner light. Oh, and while you’re going through hell, be really careful of what you pick up. That stuff has a way of sticking to you and you have to be careful.

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Daily Draw: 8 of Cups, Unn

Today’s draw is about moving on and having faith in your dreams and what you want. Find the light and follow it. The rune Kenaz, the “Torch,” came up yesterday and it’s here again today, as is The Sun charm (which also came up yesterday—I’m drawing from a bowl of almost two hundred charms, so you can calculate the odds of a charm appearing multiple days in a row [I’m terrible at all things arithmetic so I’ll leave it to you all to do for yourselves ;-)] ). The choices you make to move on are blessed, so go. Walk in the light, and be truthful and just in your movements. Do right by yourself and others. Act and speak with integrity, and pay attention to the signs as you go. Today is a lucky day.

8 Cups Unn

Daily Draw: The Star (Nott)

Good morning, friends. Today’s draw is Nott, The Star. She guides the way out of the darkness. Take heart, my dears. With the charms falling the way they do here and the rune Ear signifying transitions and passages into and out of darkness, we are guided to have faith. Where is your heart? The Home charm falling right next to the Quest Die set at “Where?” which has fallen right on Nott’s heart leads us to ask if home is truly where the heart is. What do you love more than anything else? How can you make your home more inviting? You are in process, in transition. The web is being woven around you. Make your world beautiful today.Give yourself gifts of beauty. Anything to help you hang on through the dark.

XVII The Star Nott & Ear

Daily Draw: 4 of Swords (The Volva)

Today’s draw is the Four of Swords (The Volva), with the rune Dagaz and The Bouquet, The Sun and Moon, the rune Gebo, The Computer, and The Cross. Now is the time to slow down and withdraw, and there are blessings for doing that. Here is your mantra for today: “Not my circus, not my monkeys.” Leave the drama alone, unplug from social media for a little while, and get out into the sun. See what’s really there–let your own common sense pierce the clouds of other people’s crap.

4 Swords The Volva