Monday 19 September 2011


'Ior' Rune Cards, Linsell

Ior is a river fish and yet it always
Feeds on land; it has a fair abode
Encompassed by water
Where it lives in happiness. 
(Iar byþ eafix and ðeah a bruceþ
 fodres on foldan, hafaþ fægerne eard 
wætre beworpen, 
ðær he wynnum leofaþ.)

~Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem

Tuesday 13 September 2011

You'll get no touchy-feely from the Anglo-Saxons!

There are so many things I want to accomplish, and I just can't seem to find time in a day to do them all. Seriously, a full time job takes up most of my waking hours, and by the time I get home, I usually have only 3 or 4 hours to accomplish everything that I want to do for myself before it's time to go to bed and start all over again the next day.

I pulled some cards from the Rune Cards Oracle asking, What can I do to find balance and do what I want to do each day? What is preventing me from doing this? What will be the outcome if I take the advice of the first card?

So, what I need to do is Ash. There's a long house there, with weapons and shields, and in the foreground, a sort of bare ash tree type thing with its arms outstretched, covering the whole picture. This speaks to me of protection. 

Monday 5 September 2011

I bought some herbs today, oh boy

I just bought these herbs and pots today. From left to right: peppermint, lemon thyme, oregano, rosemary, sage.

I'm a little worried because when I took the plants from their plastic containers to pot them, they had massive root systems that filled the entire container. I wasn't expecting that, but I'm no expert on plants by any means. So when I put them in the new clay pots, I had to add hardly any soil at all around them. Perhaps I should have bought bigger pots, but it's too late now. I can't very well unpot them all and exchange the pots. It's just like me to take something that was meant to be fun and relaxing and find ways to stress and fret over it. I don't want the plants to die because the pots are too small, they're not getting enough light, the window's too drafty. Etc.

The fact is, I've been way more stressed lately than I ought to be. I don't know if it's hormones, my work situation, worry about things back home in America, or general malaise caused by the upcoming equinox. I don't know what it is.

So I drew from the Haindl Tarot. What is going on today? What is the underlying cause? And what is a possible solution?