Energy Reading: 2020 Rune Reading

What Does 2020 Have in Store for You?

Check out your 2020 12-card spread below – I’ve purposely left it vague in terms of timelines. You may wish to link one card to each month of the year starting January through December or take all the cards as a whole for a general year overview. A further option would be to start with your Sun Sign (often known as star sign) and follow it in order from there. For example, my Sun Sign is Aquarius, so my 2020 rune reading could start there, followed by Pisces and then back to the start, Aries, Taurus, etc.

Have fun with it and remember, the future is never written in stone – even with the runes! We all have the power to change our destiny.

LAGU in the position of Aries:

Lagu is symbolic of flowing water, our emotions and unconsciousness. Aries, a Fire sign, whilst creative and energetic, can be impetuous, impatient and overly dramatic with this pairing. Both the rune and its position suggest a strong intuition.

Work with the watery influence of Lagu to quench overly fiery emotions. Maybe listen to your intuition and pour your creative energies into a hobby or interest you’ve been meaning to start or return to for some time.

KEN in the position of Taurus:

Think of Ken as like fire; warming, illuminating, lively and exciting but also as an element that must be controlled to avoid its destructive tendencies. Taurus, an Earth sign, forebodes stability and solidity, reliability and standing strong.

An unusual mix – stability twinned with excitement. A good time to start/add to your family or start branching out in your life/career.

WYRD in the position of Gemini:

The blank rune of Wyrd denotes that you have reached a crossroads – think carefully before determining your future path. Fate is foretold. Gemini, an Air sign, being the Twins suggests a choice, communication, fun and thoughtfulness.

The start of a new year and decade is indeed a crossroads. Whilst it’s important to think through your options carefully and to communicate your plans to those closest to you, be sure to factor in time for fun and lightheartedness on your future path.

WYN (reversed) in the position of Cancer:

Being reversed, Wyn foretells that 2020 does hold a challenge that you may be unable to overcome. The maternal and nurturing Water sign of Cancer, whilst sensitive and moody at times, is also gentle and all about home and family.

At first glance, this prediction might seem frightening but look back on previous years – was there something that one year you just could not do but then another year overcame it? The prediction is not that you will never overcome a particular challenge, just maybe not in 2020. Call on the support of your nearest and dearest to see you through any challenging times. Take this message as a warning especially if you have an important test or exam coming up, not to be complacent.

SIGEL (reversed) in the position of Leo:

Similar to The Sun card in tarot reading, Sigel denotes spirituality, good health, energy and vitality and even reversed remains a positive influence. Be wary of taking on too much, showing off and/or a tendency towards the dramatic. Fire sign Leo’s ruling planet is also the Sun and Leo often loves to take centre stage and show off but is also loyal, generous, creative and expressive.

Through 2020, be gracious and magnanimous in the good times and in the bad and be sure to share the stage of your life with those who positively add to it to avoid coming off arrogant.

HAGAL in the position of Virgo:

Hagal is a hailstorm whose meaning is similar to the Tower card in tarot – sudden, disruptive and often unexpected change, usually over as quickly as it begins but with the damage caused often lasting longer than the storm itself. This can often relate to health and the Earth sign of Virgo has strong associations to health and well-being as well as strong analytic tendencies.

There may be a sudden and unexpected health change indicated for 2020 – remember prevention is better than cure. Heed the warning now and start taking care of yourself to better prepare for any coming health “storm”. Take time now to analyse where you most need to improve your health and act now and it may well be a blessing in disguise.

IS in the position of Libra:

Is – the rune of ice, cold, lonely, independent but frozen. Combined with the Air sign of Libra whose ruling planet is Venus, you may find relationships and emotions frozen in time. Use the infamous Libran fairness and equality to balance both sides of any argument.

Relationships may reach an impasse in 2020 leading to feelings of loneliness but also independence. Give it time and wait for the warmth of the Sun rune, Sigel, to come and melt the ice.

GYFU in the position of Scorpio:

“Offering to the Gods” is the meaning of Gyfu, symbolic of gifts of love, spirituality and friendship and linked to Venus, you may give or receive an actual gift or provide some other sacrifice, e.g. time, money, advice. Whilst a positive rune, it is important that all gifts are given freely if our relationships are to run smoothly or resentment and bitterness creep in. Scorpio is a Water sign ruled by Pluto, God of the Underworld, brooding and intense, possessive and controlling, powerful, passionate and exciting.

Be sure the price of the gift is worth it.

PEORTH (reversed) in the position of Sagittarius:

Peorth represents a mystery or secret in your life that, being reversed, will be revealed. Sagittarius, a Fire sign, is linked to travel, honesty, education and intellect.

Are you being honest with those around you or yourself even? Is it time to face some honest truths or to reveal a secret that you have been holding back?

FEOH (reversed) in the position of Capricorn

Abundance is generally foretold by Feoh however as it is reversed, the opposite can be true. Conservative and resourceful Capricorn, an Earth sign, disciplined and wise, could be just what is needed to avoid or make the best of financial difficulties.

The ever-practical Capricorn influence dilutes the potential financial calamity foretold by this rune – provided you work with it. 2020 is a time to grow up financially. In debt? Make a plan to get out of it. Want to get on the housing ladder? What are your options? Just like with health, when it comes to wealth, prevention is better than cure.

ANSUR (reversed) in the position of Aquarius

Ansur is strongly linked to the wise, ancient God, Odin and being reversed, suggests a need to listen to those older and wiser than ourselves and to watch for a tendency towards problems with those in authority. Positioned in the Air sign of Aquarius whose watch words include “I know”, intellectualism, individuality, and rebelliousness, this could indicate a need to watch our attitude to others.

Make 2020 a year where you really try to listen to others as otherwise Ansur placed in Aquarius, with its rebellious and eccentric nature, could stir up a world of trouble for you across all areas of your life. Instead treat 2020 as a year for you to become the student not the master and benefit from the wisdom and knowledge of everyone around you who is willing to share their expertise with you.

GER in the position of Pisces

Ger is the rune of cycles, linked to the Wheel of Fortune card of the tarot, seasons, harvests and karma. Pisces, the final Water sign, is dreamy and emotional, sympathetic, sensitive and artistic.

2020 will be the year where you will reap what you sow. Dream big and be creative and artistic to uncover a new direction for yourself. Be there for others but be sure to take time to recuperate and try to link your daily life more closely to the seasons.

Your 2020 Rune Reading

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September 2019 Energy Update: Runes

September 2019 Energy Update: Runes

For this month’s energy forecast, I’ve invoked the ancient wisdom of the Runes instead of the Tarot – those mysterious symbols carved into wood, metal or stone, most commonly affiliated with our Germanic and Nordic ancestors.

Compared with card reading, rune reading is far more simplistic in terms of its imagery but that can make reading the runes a far more difficult task to master. Whilst each rune of course has its own meaning, pay attention to any thoughts or images, people or situations that pop into your mind whilst considering your reading below. Those messages are the ones specific for you.

Your Reading

Runescope September 2019

The reading is broken down into 4-weekly sections or thereabouts:

Week 1

Rune Is

Rune: Is

If you’re at all familiar with the Disney film “Frozen”, you’ll know just what I mean when I describe this rune, Is, as my “Elsa” stone! Foreigner’s “Cold as Ice” song from the Seventies also sprang to mind.

This suggests that there may be a certain coldness or isolation by yourself or those around you at the start of September 2019. A feeling of still being “stuck” in similar energy to that experienced in August 2019. A need for patience at a time when it may be wearing thin. Things will start to move again but slowly.

Week 2

Rune Rad

Rune: Rad

Similar energy to The Chariot card of the tarot, Rad is indicative of journeys. These can be spiritual or physical in nature. However, with the rune coming out reversed, this may mean slow progress and delays.

Some slow progress might be noticeable in your life come Week 2 of September 2019 but you’ll still probably feel frustrated and impatient at the pace. Use this time to do your research, listen to warnings and ensure you’re well prepared for any journeys you’re about to take.

Week 3

Rune Feoh

Rune: Feoh

Abundance is indicated by the presence of Feoh in matters of health, wealth and relationships. Being reversed however could be indicative of a feeling of lack or of something missing.

Right around Week 3 you may be feeling as though something is missing in your life. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing! Noticing that need is the first step in addressing any areas of imbalance whether in terms of a new healthy eating regime, exercise and self-care or taking back control of any financial issues. Relationships of all kinds can benefit from this energy too, as people are clearer about asking for what they truly need from each other.

Week 4 & Beyond

Rune Ger

Rune: Ger

The rune of seasonal changes and harvest comes out just after we celebrate the Harvest Festival on 22 September 2019 here in the UK. This rune cannot be read “reversed”. Similar energy to the Wheel of Fortune card in the Tarot.

Whether Week 4 is a time of celebration of your own particular “harvest” in your own life will really depend on your efforts and perseverance through the slower energies of the past few weeks. Have you been patient and diligent, consistent and balanced in this time or have you tried to take shortcuts and been sloppy? This rune is also associated with the wheel so could be somehow related to the journey of Week 2 or to the Wheel of Life and its cycles. There is a karmic element to this rune too; a time of “reaping what you have sown”, all of which links back itself to this idea of it being harvest time.

The Takeaway

Quite the mixed bag for September then! It pretty much feels a tale of two halves, with the heavy, slow progress energy of August 2019 seeping over into the first week or so of September.

But stick with it – by the end of Week 2 movement of some sort seems evident. A time for making plans and research, the benefits of which will be felt towards the latter part of the month once you’ve had your moment of clarity on anything you feel may be lacking in your life. This is when you’ll begin to reap your own “harvest” from all efforts in all areas of your own life over these frustratingly slow last few weeks.

Don’t shortchange yourself then; no shortcuts, eyes on the prize and hopefully the results of your harvest should payoff.

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Rune Reading

I hope you enjoyed your Energy Update as provided by the wisdom of the Runes! Feel free to share this article with anyone you think might enjoy it.

Finally, I’d like to hear from you on how whether you would prefer the next reading to be a Tarot, Rune or I Ching Reading. Your vote counts – let me know in the comments 🙂

How the New Moon Energy Could Affect You: 2 – 9 July 2019

From around 8:16 p.m. (UK time) on 2 July 2019 the New Moon will be in the sign of Cancer so, time for an energy shift!

What is New Moon Energy?

New Moons are all about:

  • fresh starts;
  • setting your intentions as to how you will move forward from your current position;
  • “planting seeds” to grow as the New Moon does.

It’s my absolute favourite Moon, full of promise and a chance to start again on a blank page.

What to Do in the New Moon Energy?

Questions to ask yourself at a New Moon:

  • Where in my life could I “start again”?
  • What can I do now to start over in this area of my life?
  • When will be the best time to act on these intentions?
  • How can I prepare to give myself the best opportunity of progressing in this area of my life at the right time?

If you did the groundwork at the Last Quarter Moon of reflecting and assessing progress to date, you will have a strong foundation to begin answering these queries.

Otherwise, that’s what you’ll need to reflect back on now before being best placed to answer these questions.

What About the Sign the New Moon is in?

With the New Moon in the sign of Cancer to begin with, the focus will be very much on home and family life and how you balance your responsibilities here with appropriate self-care and self-nurturing. The sign of Cancer has strong associations to maternal instincts, caring, protective tendencies but is at its best when it does so having first set down boundaries.

Cancer is a Water sign so think feelings, emotions, intuition and immense depth too in all these areas. A time to be with those who make you happiest to really enjoy the more positive aspects of Cancerian energies.

And There’s a Solar Eclipse

A total Solar Eclipse on 2 July 2019 really supercharges this New Moon energy by helping you do a life detox, getting rid of things that no longer serve you to create room for the things that do.

It’s a time of shaking things up, or forward progress and upgrading your life. A time when opportunity comes looking for you – in short, they are portals of change. You may discover your “life purpose” in these energies. A date with destiny. It may be a wake-up call to shake up a family or friendship dynamic.

The Takeaway: If you’ve been reflecting in the last week or so you can now deal with planning areas to adjust/improve in, especially around those closest to you, your friends and family.

Do make sure you have reflected on any lessons learnt to avoid repeating them in this new cycle in order to progress onwards.

With the Solar Eclipse, your plan may turn out to be quite radical and unexpected, so it may not be entirely well-received at first. It feels an exciting energy, where anything can happen; just be sure to prioritise home and family when it matters most.

Using this week as a time for planning progress in the next cycle will give people time to adjust to your unusual ideas, before actually implementing those plans in the better energy of the First Quarter Moon for taking action from 9 July 2019, if possible.

Stay connected to your home and family this week to really capitalise on breathing new life into these areas.

Until next time….

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Mercury Retrogrades

Miscommunication Likely!

A planet is said to be in “retrograde” when it appears (although in fact is not), to be going backwards due to its position in the sky. As you might guess, this means that during a retrograde period, we can feel as though we too are getting nowhere fast.

The Mercury Effect

Retrogrades can be at their most trying a few times a year when it involves the planet of Mercury. The next Mercury retrograde begins in Leo on July 7th and lasts until 2 August 2019. In both the pre- and post-retrograde period, things can start to feel a little off as we acclimatise to this slower energy.

Mythology

Mercury, is named of course after the Roman God of the same name and linked with Hermes, a God and messenger of the Gods in Greek mythology, both of whom were known for their associations to commerce and trade, travel and communication as well as both being tricksters.

The Leo Effect

Mercury will be retrograde in the sign of Leo, associated with the Sun, creativity, inspiration, self-expression and communication as well as a tendency towards dramatics. However, the Sun itself is currently in Cancer season. Cancer is linked to the Moon that, conversely, can be self-protective, an illusive, secretive nature, emotive and sensitive.

So, What Does it Mean For You?

Well, not to sound dramatic myself, but usually a Mercury Retrograde is approached by most with some trepidation! Generally, approached with caution to avoid chaos and confusion, some of the less cheerful aspects of this energy include frustration or delays, often in matters of business, travel and communication.

Having said that, on the plus, it’s a good time to reflect on the past as intuition is usually pretty strong. This can lead to more synchronicity being noticed by you now and therefore is a better energy for making plans rather than big changes.

Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

To best prepare for this energy shift now, it pays to be open-minded whilst reflecting to gain valuable insights from the past that can be benefited from during the planning retrograde energy.

How to Ride Out the Retrograde

Once Mercury goes retrograde on 7 July, do what you can to avoid miscommunication and, where possible, avoid entering into contracts or starting anything new. Of course, not everything can wait until after 2 August, so if it’s something you still need to proceed with now, you need to check and double-check the small print to avoid delays and frustrations as much as possible.

Be creative and communicate, expressing yourself; just don’t overdo it. One can be too honest with this kind of Leonine energy or, alternatively, if the Moon is more prominent in your birth chart, you may clam up and hide your feelings when what you need to do is the opposite. Also, as the Moon governs emotions, and Leo is expressive, this might lend itself towards melodramatic responses and behaviours if you react without thinking, so perhaps count to 10!

With all this drama queen, sensitive energy around, it can feel like there’s a “glitch” in the system, something not quite on form or running at full speed, so it can be trying but at least we’ve got that upbeat Leo energy bursting through, full of confidence and self-expression. Even just remembering that this time is trying for everyone can help us be more compassionate with ourselves and others during times of Mercury Retrograde.

But a time as well to reflect and plan as well as wonder at your intuition and the noticeable coincidences so certainly not all bad. Shortly after 2nd August, the energy lifts as Mercury goes “direct” i.e. forward and the glitch is gone.

So instead of dreading the Mercury retrograde, this time I’m going to try and embrace it, especially given some of the other big planetary energy shifts coming up next week (more on this on Monday 1 July). Being halfway through the year, it seems a good time to look back on the last 6 months and take stock of progress and setbacks, to see if we’re on course for where we expected ourselves to be right now at the start of 2019. Crucially, we can then adjust our course to ensure we make up any lost ground or readjust our expectations if needed.

It’s a similar sort of energy to what we’ve had this week already with the Last Quarter Moon in many ways – more on that here:

https://myholisticliving.co.uk/2019/06/24/how-the-last-quarter-moon-energy-could-affect-you-25-june-2-july-2019/

Because it’s a follow on of the same sort of “slow”, reflecting energy of the Last Quarter Moon in Aries, it may feel doubly frustrating. Again, distracting yourself from time to time might be a good way of enjoying the playful Leo energy with close friends and family or those you feel comfortable expressing yourself with. That’s what I plan to do anyway!

On that note, I wish you all a Happy Mercury Retrograde 🙂