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When It’s Mundane, Work With The Moon

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The Moon helps me remember. It’s my secret weapon to get all things mundane done. 

Dear Luna helps me remember to soak my ultra sensitive skin (something new since menopause) in a salt bath. It reminds me to sew my mending. It tells me it’s time to make another loaf of bread. It reminds me to clean my broom (more on that on my Patreon, if you’re interested). It reminds me to check in with my goals. It helps the energies within and around me to accomplish what I need to do to be my truest self and live my best life. 

Whatever her phase, there is a task that I have learned to do depending on where she is. As I’ve deepened into my Crone Life, more and more tasks are filed under either Dark, New, Quarters and Full Moons. 

For instance, on the week before the full moon, as mentioned above, I tend to any mending that needs to be done. Sewing for sure. But that can also be fences – as a Permie Witch, fences are uber important, otherwise you lose half your broccoli crop to runaway geese. But it’s also a time to look at mending or strengthening relationships. Additionally, I make a journey to the water’s edge. I’m fortunate that I live just a hop to the ocean or the mountains, so a body of water is never far away (and that was one of the reasons we chose Villa Westwyk). 

Because this full moon on Sunday is in Aries, there’s other things to consider. Aries rules the head, teeth, tongue, striated muscles, penis, gallbladder, arteries, and blood. So what of these body areas need some extra attention? If I was one to regularly cut my hair, I might plan to get a haircut this weekend. This week I’ll be making an appointment with my dentist for my next cleaning and check up. If I was on maintenance meds that required regular blood work, I might look at scheduling that work. 

Lastly, because this full moon falls in the midst of the hefty harvest season, I will likely be putting food by heavily this weekend. That full moon in Aries is all about firing up the cauldron. 

Understanding and learning how to work with the energies of the Moon has deepened my connection to the Universe and allowed me to be easily led through the mundane tasks of life to an existence that is way more Magical. 

How about you? Do you move with the moon? Do you design not just spell work and ritual around the moon, but more mundane things like cooking, cleaning, sewing, and other maintenance? If so, please let me know below.  

Pick-A-Rune: 4-21-2021

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It’s Taurus Season! And Witch Wednesday! So Pick A Rune and let’s not pull any bull, ok?

In honor of Taurus season, we have #1 Rune paired with Malachite; #2 Rune paired with Petrified Wood; and #3 Rune paired with Howlite. Look at the photo, which Rune is whispering to you? Which stone’s energy pulls you in? Choose one and see the reveal below.

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In case you needed a closer look…

Spring is in full swing for most of us in the Northern Hemisphere, whereas our Southern Hemisphere friends and family are preparing for winter. It’s a busy time wherever you find yourself. So what messages do the Runes have for us today?

If you picked: #1 Malachite, your Rune is Uruz; #2 Petrified Wood, your Rune is Algiz; #3 Howlite, your Rune is Laguz.
Uruz is in Freyja’s aett. As for Malachite is a stone for warriors and is able to enhance passion for life and the energy to be true to one’s unique purpose.

If this was your pick, you need to know that this Rune is the Mother of Manifestation. Where have you planted seeds that need tending? Get to it because now is the time to shape and form your circumstances creatively through will and inspiration. Your dreams are realized through a bit of watering and composting.

Algiz is in Heimdall’s aett. Petrified Wood is associated with Taurus because of its powerful Earth Energy. It used to be a living tree, after all. It carries with it the healing power and wisdom of nature.

If you chose #2, Algiz is the Rune most associated with protection, especially that which the Earth provides. This is the Rune that connects the gods and humanity. Right now you are being called for a higher purpose. Are you listening? What steps can you take to live in this higher vibration?

Laguz is in Tyr’s Aett. Howlite is often used to calm an anxious mind; it opens the mind to wisdom.

Choice #3 is full of Watery energy, washing ashore the Earth energy of Taurus season. Laguz represents the primal waters that bring all life. This is a potent rune of initiation. What new things are you letting into your life? Are they serving you? Are they feeding your magic? This is the time to take inventory and let goodness wash over you and let anything that isn’t serving you flow away.

Thanks again for allowing me to divine for you again this week. If you appreciate the work I do, please let me know in the comments below. If you’re interested in a deeper Runic Reading, feel free to message me about booking either a 3-rune, quarterly, or annual reading.

Have a great week,

~Runa

Pick A Rune – 4-7-2021

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Your Weekly Rune Casting from Runa Troy

From Left to Right: Turquoise, Calcite, or Chrysoprase

These are intended to find you when you need the message. Instead of actual crystals this week, I was called to use my Crystal Oracle Deck — this Crone doesn’t just use Runes for divination and messages from the Universe. And we’re using everyone’s favorite Bison-Teeth Rune set. Look at the photo. Where does your eye go? Close your eyes or look away and where does your heart say to go? Left? Middle? Right? Turquoise, Calcite, or Chrysoprase? Leave a comment below with which one you choose, please. Thank you again for spending a little bit of time with me on Witch Wednesday! Reveal is below…

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Reveal Below

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Turquoise is a protective stone and promotes spiritual attunement and enhances communication with both the spiritual and physical worlds.

The Rune pulled here is Algiz, the Elk Spirit, full of protection. Given that it’s paired with Turquoise protection is a huge focus for this message. Where is your refuge and sanctuary? Have you ignored making sure you have that space? With our own sacred spaces, we can channel our energy and stand in our power and commune with the Divine. Get yours squared away and nest in its healing protection.

Calcite is a powerful amplifier and cleanser of energy.

Othalla is the Rune of Ancestral Property. The message today surrounds around fundamental values, yours, your ancestors, and your descendants. Are you living your values? Your beliefs? If not, the message is to live what you believe, talking about them is not enough. You will not be remembered for the things you have, but how you treat the creatures of the world. What positive deeds can you do today?

Chrysoprase is a great stone for when you want to promote love of truth, hope, and personal insights.

Raidho is riding its wagon on Chrysoprase right now, which means that your progression towards love, truth, hope, and wisdom is moving forward. Remember you decide your path, no one else. Also, you won’t get to your destination unless you have the right frame of mind, so ground, center, and root and move forward again.

Thanks again for allowing me to divine for you again this week. If you appreciate the work I do, please let me know in the comments below.

Have a great week,

~Runa

Pick A Rune – 3-31-2021

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It’s Witch Wednesday!

Your Weekly Pick-A-Rune from Runa Troy. Pick one that speaks to you. #1 is Desert Rose; #2 is Fossil Amber, #3 is Snowflake Obsidian. Which did you choose? Comment below.

At this point you should know the drill. Pick the one that makes you keep looking at it. Is that the first, second, or third? Comment below with your choice. This week we’re using the Tiger’s Eye rune set and featuring some very healing stones alongside.

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Here is your weekly Pick A Rune Reveal. #1 Desert Rose with Raidho; #2 Fossil Amber is Sowilo; and #3 Snowflake Obsidian is Gebo. See below for readings.
Raidho is the Rune of movement and travel, also known as the Chariot or Wagon Rune. Desert Rose is a great crystal to help improve self-confidence.

If you picked number one, the message today is about recognizing that your journey on your current path is about evolution. It’s time to check and make sure that you are evolving, becoming your truest self and living your best life. If this is not the case, it’s time to switch directions.

Sowilo is the rune of the Sun; Fossil Amber is not a crystal at all, but a tree resin that solidified and became fossilized. It has strong connections with the earth and is a grounding stone for higher energies.

If you chose number two, the message this week is to know that wholeness is on the horizon for you. Be sure to honor your partnerships so you may garner even more success.

#3 is Gebo, the Rune of Gifts. Snowflake Obsidian is a great crystal to carry if you are having issues with your skin or eyes. It is said to improve circulation with its energy.

If you picked number three for our Pick-A-Rune this week, then the message is to examine where you protect and serve the Earth. How are you doing your part for a stable, safe, and sustainable home? When you work with Mama Nature, not only do you reap the benefits, so do those around you.

Thanks again for allowing me to divine for you again this week. If you appreciate the work I do, please let me know in the comments below.

Have a great week,

~Runa

Weekly Pick-A-Rune – 03-24-2021

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#WitchWednesday

This week’s PIck-A-Rune features Bison Teeth Runes and Iolite, Labradorite, and Charoite.

Look at the picture above. Now look away. When you look back, what calls to you? That’s your number. Note it here in the comments, or if you have already done this on my Instagram, then look below for the reveal. We’re in Aries season now, and the primal fire is hot.

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1) Iolite is Ingwaz; 2) Labradorite is Wunjo; 3) Charoite is Jera.
#1 – Iolite & Ingwaz.

#1 – Iolite & Ingwaz: The full moon is coming and you need to tie up loose ends. With those chores done you can release that anxiety that has been hanging around and truly rest. Take a day off from everything as soon as you can. Venture deep into nature. Dig your toes in the sand, your hands in the soil; or your back against a tree. Let the sun shine on you for a good moment. This is a time to use your third-eye chakra. Then look to see how you can help heal our dear Mother Earth, even in a small way.

#2 Labradorite with Wunjo.

#2- Labradorite with Wunjo. If you’re feeling in a rut, you need to look for wonderment again. Avoid intoxicants for a bit of time and listen to your mind, body, and spirit. There is a new detour on your path that will return pleasure and harmony to you. Use the passion and fire of Aries season to get it on!

Charoite and Jera.

#3 – Charoite and Jera have a message for you: Renew your commitment to getting that project done. It will be not only a gift to yourself but to all those around you. However, more joy will be yours if you’re humble about the accomplishment of it. You will succeed in your goal; just don’t let it go to your head.

Thanks again for accepting this casting. If you appreciate this weekly messages, let me know in the comments. Don’t forget I do full readings as found in my Magical Flea Market. You can find my offerings here: Book A Rune Casting With Runa. If you don’t have an Etsy account, you can always message me and we can book a reading privately.

Now go out and be the magic of this world by being your truest self and living your best life.

Blessed Be,

~Runa

#WitchWednesday 3-17-2021

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It’s that time of the week again, where you get a little Hump-Day pick me up with my weekly Pick-A-Rune. With the Moon in Taurus you may be feeling a bit wanting to be home-centered. I know that with the Covid Pandemic, that’s not a big guidance. But if you were thinking of going off on a new journey, maybe take a minute a make some more secure plans. So which of these rune pairs are calling to you?

This week we have #1. Bloodstone, the warrior stone; #2 Pyrite; also known as fool’s gold; and, #3 Citrine; that great healer.

Take a moment and breathe, and choose what aligns with your spirit right in this minute. Tell me below which you choose!

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What a reveal! These stones together with the runes are so powerful, but alone they are quite the source of energy, too. Now here’s the downlow:

#1 Bloodstone & Tiwaz (Merkstave*) – The Sky God wants you to sit down and just take stock. You’ve been in a constant conflict with yourself. You are overthinking and creating an energy block, especially where your creativity is concerned. If you continue in this pattern you may find yourself in a larger cycle of dwindling passions and even failure. Take some time to ground, center, and root and come back into the now. Future-tripping is helping no one, especially yourself. The order you desire comes with the practice of mindfulness.

#2 Pyrite & Ansuz – Your dreams are here to to provide you messages from your gods, ancestors, and/or the Universe. If you haven’t been doing dream work, this is a message to get back into it, start, or re-invigorate it. With this dream work you will find a new wisdom and mental agility you have been craving. If you do dream work on the regular it may be time to push yourself and begin the advanced work of visions quests and/or astral projection.

#3 Citrine & Berkano – The growth you have experienced lately felt like so much loss, but that transition has brought you new liberation, you just need to surrender and accept it — radically! That new venture you were fearful of trying? it’s time to dive in for it will bring you a new prosperity. Whenever you have Berkano come up in a reading, it’s also a message to do one small thing for the Earth right now. Plant a tree, pick up litter, or leave an offering of some sort.

Thanks again for accepting this casting. If you appreciate this weekly messages, let me know in the comments. Don’t forget I do full readings as found in my Magical Flea Market. You can find my offerings here: Book A Rune Casting With Runa. If you don’t have an Etsy account, you can always message me and we can book via that way.

Now go out and be the magic of this world by being your truest self and living your best life.

Blessed Be,

~Runa