Today’s card is The Body (Health, The Physical Body, The Physical World) and Elhaz (or Algiz) is the rune (Elk, Protection, Connection between the physical and spiritual worlds).
This is a really interesting combination on several levels, especially given yesterday’s Warrior/Hail Strike combination. My husband (Dr. P.h.d. in Old Norse Studies) told me later in the day that the Warrior Card combined with the Hagalaz (Hail) rune would have been instantly understood in the Viking Age to mean “The Warrior Strikes with Spear or Arrows and/or the Warrior “rains” Spears or Arrows. He said there were numerous “kennings” using this symbolism in Old Norse poetry. My husband said his first thoughts were “either terrorist strike or sudden battle/war,” because of this (there is still energy for weather related or natural causes like a volcano or asteroid but that war was most likely).
He also said, “The Human may be the Spear, if they are a suicide bomber or intending to die to complete their ‘hail-strike’.”
That is one of the things that makes today’s reading so very interesting because you have the Body Card (aka the Creepy Card, looks like an old medical textbook) which can be a physical person, combined with the rune for Protection and Connection with Divine Forces (or sometimes Fear of the Same).
So this reading can go – The Body needs/is protected today
Or – Health needs protecting/is protected
But there is also a possible third, less positive reading of:
A Person (body) who is feared, who believes they have a divine connection
I really hope this last energy pattern is NOT the one we are likely to see this week, especially not with yesterday’s reading to start out the week. It feels far to close again like someone who believes themselves to be a “Divine Spear” ready to Strike from which others need protection.
But, since energies tend to play out in different ways and I believe that people have the power to concentrate and bring forth the more positive versions in their own lives (and collectively The Planet) lets all concentrate on the Body is Protected today and leave it at that. If events prove otherwise, we can examine them later in the week, I just felt the warning needed to be there but hopefully won’t be needed.
So a great day to take care of you own health, eat well, take some exercise and enjoy feeling alive.
A great day to take care of “spiritual” health too, the Elk rune provided tons of energy for positive connections between the human world and that of the Spiritual Realms.
Another very “active” energy day, when it should be easier just to get a lot of things done and move “with the flow.” But also a day to pay attention to any nagging inner voices you may have health wise, when in doubt see your doctor and get things check out.
Finally, a great night for dreaming; the power of both the physical and spiritual worlds being very strong during this time period. The confused and conflicting dreams of last week are left behind, with new clarity and understanding taking their place.
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