I like to honor a new year by drawing a rune for the coming year. The one I drew for 2016 is one I wish for all of us!
Wunjo, meaning Joy – Light
“This Rune is a fruit-bearing branch. The term of travail is ended and you have come to yourself in some regard. The shift that was due has occurred and now you can freely receive Wunjo’s blessings, whether they be in material gain, in your emotional life or in a heightened sense and awareness of your own well-being.
“This is an alchemical moment in which understanding is transmuted from knowledge. The knowledge itself was a necessary but not sufficient condition; now you can rejoice, having been carried across the gap by the Will of Heaven.
“Joyousness accompanies new energy, energy blocked before now. Light pierces the clouds and
touches the waters just as something lovely emerges from the depths: the soul is illuminated from within, at the meeting place of Heaven and Earth, the meeting of the waters.
“There is a new clarity which may call for you to renounce existing plans, ambitions, goals. It is proper and timely for you to do so, for Wunjo is a Rune of restoration, of the self properly aligned to the Self.”
from Ralph Blum’s Book of Runes
What are your hopes and dreams for the year to come? (Click the “leave a comment” link under the title.)
Great blog, Lindsay. My hopes for the year ahead are (1) that I am enabled to complete the manuscript of my science fiction novel, “Centaur Station”, in such a way that the finished book excites in its readers a sense of wonder.