Today’s Card is The Scales and the Rune of the day is Ehwaz (Horses/Partnership).
Taken together with the readings for Monday and Tuesday, this combination not only suggests that one cycle is starting and another ending; but also that the direction of the new cycle is now being decided. It is also likely to be defined by partnerships and alliances (or the breaking of them, possibly some of both). So appears to be a human dominated Cycle Change (at least at first) rather than say massive Earth Changes or other natural forces.
The Scales normally represents a decision that is not always made by the individual having the reading, but is hugely important for the outcome of a given situation. It is as if things are “held in the balance” or “being weighed,” the other way of reading this card is “The Tipping Point,” as you can see from the tree dropping apples on the scales.
For awhile, the scales continue to go back and forth, until one last apple falls and shifts the scales totally out of balance. This can take a while, but sooner or later, this is going to happen, unless some cosmic hand simply removes the scales.
The rune stave of partnerships (which can be human but sometimes represent other forces working together) is usually described as two horses touching noses together and also can be a team of horses working together. When the harness is adjusted properly and the driver in is control, things go smoothly; if there are problems with the harness or the driver, things can become unhitched and accidents result. Sometimes accidents also occur from nothing the driver or the horses can do anything about; a hole in the road, a pack of angry dogs or even severe weather can all upset the partnerships between the horses themselves and with their human driver.
While the rune stave hints that the partnership at stake this week is probably human, it could also be such a sudden and unexpected accident. It is hard to tell at this point, but the important thing to remember is that this is a time of massive cycle changes and fates being decided in various ways.
My gut tells me that part of this reading concerns the Irish decision to hold a vote on the EU bail out package (which affects the Irish constitution); I don’t think this is all the card and rune stave are talking about; the energies feel to “powerful” for just that decision alone. But they are a part of if and reflect the suddenly changing nature and unstable energy situation that exists at this time.
Hopefully, by the end of the week, we will have some idea where the energies are headed next. But the Scales card suggests that this direction is still being decided by decisions being made and acted upon today; so the ultimate future still hangs out there in the wind, waiting to occur.
Meanwhile, individuals can see this as a rather dicey day; one where partnerships in everything from marriage to business may be subject to review and re-balancing. Just do your best to stay in control of this balancing act, and try not to let it control you and you should be fine. Once again being aware of potential issues can help prevent, modify or use them towards your own personal goals.
The energies themselves are mostly impersonal but they are out there; and this week they are rather shaky and disruptive while they sort themselves out for their next move.
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