Notes to myself (5)
by Patrick O'Brien
“. . . Open yourself to the Will of Heaven . . .”
~ Book of Runes ~
— INGUZ —
This Rune is akin to the moon, the intuitive part of our nature, with its urge towards harmonizing and adjusting in the sphere of personal relationships. Inguz embodies the need to share, the yearning to be desired, a search after similarities.
The completion of beginnings is what Inguz requires. It may mark a time of joyous deliverance, of new life, a new path. A Rune of great power, drawing it means that you now have the strength to achieve completion, resolution, from which comes a new beginning. Above all, completion is crucial here. It may be timely that you complete some project now; if so, make that your first priority. Perhaps a a difficult state of mind can be resolved, clarified, turned around. The appearance of this Rune indicates that you must fertilize the ground for your own deliverance.
Inguz signals your emergence from a closed chrysalis state. All things change and we cannot live permanently amid obstructions. As you resolve and clear away the old, you will experience a release from tension and uncertainty.
You may be required to free yourself from a rut, habit or relationship; from some deep cultural pattern, some activity that was quite proper to the self you are leaving behind. The period at or just before birth is often a dangerous one. Movement involves danger. Now is the time to enter the delivery room.
Another of the Cycle Runes, Inguz counsels preparation. Being centred and grounded, freeing yourself from all unwanted influences, and seeing the humour, you are indeed prepared to open yourself to the Will of Heaven and can await your deliverance with calm certainty.
June 14, 2013
“The Hero God”
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