Today’s draw is a reminder to pursue your own goals, not those of someone else. Keep your thoughts and ideas to yourself, and walk your path. Don’t fret too much about the news–stay focused on what moves and passes through your world and move with those rhythms. Keep a weather eye open for the clear blast of inspiration, and try not to blink.
These are hard times for many people, so it’s important to take advantage of the goodness you find when you find it. It’s also important to share that as much as you can. See the goodness around you: that’s today’s challenge. Where are you wealthy, even if you have only two pennies to your name? Recognize that taking time to meditate and get settled within yourself is important even if it’s difficult. It needs to happen so keep doing it. And don’t worry if you feel like an alien being: you probably are and there’s nothing wrong with that. Be lucky, even if you don’t feel it. Just decide that you’re lucky, and reach out to others to share that. No matter how hard things are for you, someone else always has it worse. If you can help someone through a hard patch, do that. Bring joy despite the darkness, and just float.
They say misery loves company, and today it’s especially true. If you’re down or having a run of bad luck, talk about it. It’s ok. It happens to all of us. Share both the positive and the negative, and let people see the real you rather than the shiny Facebook version of you. Take a day (or part of a day) and wallow a bit if you need to. Let yourself whine. You need to get it out of your system. What you should be keeping to yourself, though, is your magic, your secrets, how you do what you do. Just because people ask, “Oh my god, how do you do that?” doesn’t mean you have to tell them. Keep your beliefs to yourself too. Today is not the day to start proselytizing about anything. Leave the missionary crap to others who think they won’t get into heaven without it. That’s not your circus. Focus on being a good person in the here and now, and work your magic in secret.
The stress you’re going through now has a purpose. It’s not just some random stuff being flung at you by universal forces who enjoy watching you suffer (as much as it’s entertaining to think so). What is non-essential is being burned away. What will only weigh you down in the future is being removed. Go within for guidance on how to handle it, and how to best protect yourself from attacks that maybe previously would have just bounced off you but are now doing some serious damage. Get help from your ancestors, your people–and if you don’t have an ancestor practice, call on people who have been through something similar (or worse) and come through the other side.
Don’t kid yourself, people: life is much more than what meets the eye. If you think we’re born, we live, and we die and that’s it, you’re mistaken. There are cycles within cycles going on here, both ancient and modern, and you, we, are connected to everything that has gone before us and will come after us. The gods are speaking through us, through the natural world, through the still, small voices that are getting louder. We are called to listen. For real, people. I have a sack of 33 runes that I draw from every morning, and while I usually only pull out one, today I felt it was important to pull out two. And the two I pulled out (Os and Ansuz) both deal with Os, The God Voice, the mouth, communication (one is from the elder Futhark and the other is from the younger). You have immeasurable wealth in your lineages, and great wisdom coming to you. You, we, are human and divine. Time to start acting like it.
We’ve all got wounds and we all do the best we can to either heal them or just move on with the wound. Today’s draw is about sifting and sorting through all the healing we’ve tried to do, all the information we’ve received, everything we’ve taken in, to determine what is of value and what needs to go. Gather up all your tools and information, and start sifting. As you do it, listen to what comes up. Listen within. Change is manifesting, so decide what you’re going to bring with you when the new you is born.
Today’s draw cautions us all against being wasteful and weak-minded. It’s not a chastising, though, but rather a reminder of who we really are and what we’re truly capable of. The wisdom is to not fall into despair, but to remain strong in our beliefs and actions, and not be afraid to set up strong boundaries where we need to. Here’s a tidbit you might not be aware of: you are beloved of the gods. No, really! You are. And being strong doesn’t have to mean standing alone amidst a sea of troubles. If you’re burdened, share those burdens with your elders (or people you respect and trust). Get advice about money (using it, saving it, generating it), and look into education sources right now–it’s a good time for learning new skills. Also be very careful with whom you share your true opinions and remember: the Internet is forever.