Today’s card is Friendship and when I first saw it I was hoping for a bit of relief from the current, rather nasty turns of recent world events but then I got the rune Tiwaz (Judgment/Spear/the God Tyr/Sky Father) and my continued unease was confirmed.
Because this combination hints at “the Judgment of friends” or “friends being judged” neither of which may be very happy news for the United States, among other countries and suggests a lot of alliances, friendships and treaties are being re-judged, re-thought and re-balanced at the moment.
While some of this is obvious – the United States and the UK for example, I think a lot of it is hidden and going on behind the scenes. A number of countries are known to be making overtures towards Russia for example for their own reasons and in the Middle East things are such a muddle it is hard to know who is friends with whom on any week, much less any given day. Also Tyr, the Germanic God associated with this reading, is believed to have an older aspect of the ancient Indo-European Sky Father which is the closest thing you are going to get in the runes to hints of the Abrahamic Religions or their regions of the world.
Not to the mention this rune always comes with a heavy dose of “Divine Judgment” or Karma, whatever your belief system. Since the Germanic system of justice allowed for settlements of disputes in both the law courts and the battle field we can expect some of the following today:
Headlines about judgments between friends (court cases, divorces, law suits, contracts, corporate mergers and separations, court decisions, stories involving lawyers and “partners,” military actions, “friendly” fire, new power blocs, etc etc). There is a small chance of actual war breaking out but if there is fighting it is more likely to be among former friends and allies and/or involve alliances of those banding together for “justice” or what they perceive justice to be.
On a personal level a day when judging your friends and their actions is just going to be in the water, so be careful not to be too harsh. On the other hand, this is a great day for meeting and deciding if someone is worthy of being your true friends, friends forged with the force of Tiwaz tend to be long-lasting and fast.
This is a great day for anyone working in the military, police, legal systems or anything law related, especially career wise when working with others.
If you don’t work on those fields, this is still a good day for friendly relations with those who do, but again do watch the “judgment rune” not a good day for speeding, because any Tiwaz day is a time when you are likely to get caught.
Be careful not to be too harsh on friends and family today and you should do well, but do use careful judgments concerning people who may claim to be your friends that you don’t really know.
A serious of day also of “what goes around, comes around” especially in human relationships, so plant good seeds so your harvest will be rewarding at the end of the day.