Mid-week Hail-elujah…

Will you let your seemingly chaotic challenges get the best of you, or will you turn it around with the sheer strength of will and determination, and faith that all will level out as it is meant to be?
Will you let your seemingly chaotic challenges get the best of you, or will you turn it around with the sheer strength of will and determination, and faith that all will level out as it is meant to be?

By Sandi Martinez

The rune above is called Hagalaz, (also known as: Haegl, Hagl, Haegl, Hagal, Hagall) and is by no means a Rune to dismiss, or think of ‘lightly’. As most of you whom have read my previous articles on runes, you may recall that runes are a form of the Scandinavian alphabet that date back as far as the 2nd to 8th centuries (specifically the Elder Futhark; made of 24 runes, broken up in 3 groups of 8, called an Aett). More recently, they are used as divining or ‘self-improvement’ tools.

If I had been swirling rune stones, this rune would have no reversed meaning (If you look closely, it is in an ‘H’ shape). But because I use Rune Cards, the reversed meanings can simple mean a blockage or that the energy is on its way to resolving itself. This rune is considered a ‘bad weather’ rune, but for the most part, calls on us to ‘never shy away from challenges’. Whether or not we like it, challenges and obstacles abound; this can be an every-once-in-awhile occurrence, or some people are constantly growing, and therefore encounter more than their fair share of delays and hindrances. Generally, the rune can mean literally ‘bad weather’ or an internal battle of sorts that we are working through.

Reversed, it’s a bit less intense. Meaning, oh, so you thought you could take a short cut, and now you’ve found yourself knee deep in murky water! When things get tough, there are no wins or losses, there’s only finding the best way to manage a crisis, even if there is a crisis while managing a crisis! Many times, all the ‘bad things’ simply just are that – a run of bad luck, with a promise of the sun shining, and a new day tomorrow. It is a test of will, strength, and determination. Will you let your seemingly chaotic challenges get the best of you, or will you turn it around with the sheer strength of will and determination, and faith that all will level out as it is meant to be?

RMSAAM would love to hear about your turn a round’s in difficult situations and most especially if any of this applies to you!

Geez, don’t Rune your week!

Algiz reversed encourages us to take our time, even if we may be late, in order to set the pace for a positive day, resulting in more positive outcomes.
Algiz reversed encourages us to take our time, even if we may be late, in order to set the pace for a positive day, resulting in more positive outcomes.

 

Contributed by Sandi Martinez

Who would have thought that you could use a letter from an old Scandinavian alphabet, to guide you in your daily living habits?

Algiz (pronounced: algeez) represents the letter Z in the Elder Futhark origin of runes (Runes are letters of the Germanic alphabet thought to originate in Scandinavia) dated from the 3-7 centuries. The Elder Futhark consists of 24 runes, broken into three groups of eight known as Aett (a division of the runic alphabet). Today, runes are used as a diving tool similar to the tarot for example.

Algiz upright, (the rune was drawn reversed) symbolizes protection. Reversed, this rune reminds us that exercising awareness and reading the red-light signs; not just the literal red lights we obey on the road… is essential to preventing not only accidents on the road, but also the mistakes we might make by not paying more attention!

So the times when we’re driving to work in a hurry, our foot may get heavy on the gas pedal, and too light on the brakes! This is when accidents occur. When we brake just on time, we are saved and protected from harm. But when we are not aware and stubborn in getting there, well… we are unprotected and therefore cause harm to ourselves and others.

Algiz reversed encourages us to take our time, even if we may be late, in order to set the pace for a positive day, resulting in more positive outcomes. We may even run into others’, who have negative intentions toward us, and we may miss the signs – do you have paper trail to cover your tail? Did you lock your door and set your alarm before you left the house? Did you leave your purse in obvious view of those who don’t have the decency to return it to you, knowing it belongs to you?

The key to protecting yourself and those you love is awareness. Take care to be careful, lest you get clipped by the un-reputable! So this week folks, stay safe by being self-aware, and please… drive with care… fireworks will be flying soon, and so will our determination to have fun!

RMSAAM wishes you a wonderful and successful week!