The reading notes for today’s reading are below. You’re welcome to watch the video here.
Significator runes: Eihwaz (13th rune, Air/Fire, connection between opposites, as above so below, link between realms, trance work, protection; Fortuna Minor (lesser fortune, progressive success, positive, outer assistance
Cards: 8 of Swords, 7 of Pentacles, 4 of Wands
Patterns: Air, Fire, Earth are present in the cards, absent is Water so there may be an unseen emotional component to the reading. And I read the cards in a descending pattern
Overall numerology: 13+8+7+4=32; 3+2=5 (change, freedom vs restriction, protection, variety, innovation)
Beginning with today’s significator runes, Eihwaz describes the connection between higher soul awareness and the ego or personality. A natural as above so below rune, Eihwaz is comprised of Laguz and if you were to spin the rune, it would appear as the energetic spiral or vortex the soul takes to infuse itself into the body. Eihwaz reminds us to be mindful of who we are as souls in our interactions with others and in life experiences we have. Fortuna Minor, today’s geomancy rune, describes lesser fortune and the progressive nature of our experiences. It’s about progress or baby steps instead of the final successful outcome. So it may be that the overall focus of today’s reading has to do with invoking your experiences from a higher perspective and to understand the progressive nature of that.
Before moving on to the cards, today’s numerology for the reading is five, or change, protection, innovation, freedom versus restriction. If we see the five as protection, it relates well to Eihwaz and how the higher self can protect us from the ego’s overreaction and see our experiences from a less judgmental manner.
Next, we have the 8 of Swords. A card of Elemental Air, Swords reflects the intellect, reason, balance, justice, deception, and truth. In the 8 we see a woman wearing a reddish orange dress, bound and blindfolded, while surrounded by eight swords piercing the wet sand. She has one foot in the water and one on the wet sand while a castle appears in the cliffs in the distance. Essentially, all elements are present in this card. The swords around her may represent…