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“You are in integrity when the life you live is an authentic expression of who you are.” — Alan Cohen

 

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Interpreting the Runes ~ Sowelu ~ Sigel ~ Sun

 

This rune represents the sun which rules the astrological sign, Leo. Leo is a sign that likes to enjoy life and have fun. Leo is also a very proud sign and one that likes to be the center of attention. Sowelu is a supremely positive rune.

When this rune appears in a reading, it can imply that one has been overstretched lately and is in need of a rest, to take time away from the everyday pressures associated with life and needs to enjoy him/herself.  The appearance of Sowelu also may warn that one is in the midst of a situation in which control must be taken. If feeling “off” or out of sorts, this rune may be a sign that the person receiving the reading may be worrying about something and feeling unable to make any positive move to change the situation. The advice from this rune is to return to the center of affairs and seize control.

The sun has been associated with energy and strength, so the surrounding runes in a cast hint to one’s state of health. On the other hand, if Sowelu is close to very positive runes this means one may be at the peak of his/her powers. Sowelu can be seen as the “guiding light” that shows the way. On a material level, its appearance may imply one’s need for help, or a need for someone or something to show the way forward. On a spiritual level, Sowelu may signify that one should seek, or will soon find a spiritual guide.

Truth

A Poem About Gemini and Leo in Relationship

Truth

Distorted reality reflected off the pond’s mirror image

Moon showing, the Crescent proudly crowning the night

Stars were circling, Leo passed through Gemini all of it making little sense.

I heard the echo around me. Nothing is as it seems.

I was alone then for others understood not my power.

No.  I knew not how to control it.

So I alone brought my anger there. No one’s fear but mine was present.

The Lightening lashed, screaming for the roar of thunder.

Finally the battle was over. Gentle rain washed me clean of my hurt.

So I knew peace for a while. I slept dreaming of the Gardens I was on my path to.

I glimpsed the Runes.

I breathed deeply of his Aqua Velva cologne.

Tasted the sweet Texas tea.

Waiting for it to all fade away

And to begin a beautiful day.

Written and Composed by Mark Schmitz

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The Runes and Specific Star Signs – Leo and Gemini

“Every Beginning is a Consequence – Every Beginning Ends Something.” – Paul Valery

The ancient Viking Runes are a staple in our home for decision making and raising our awareness to the course of right action.  The personality profiles of our Astrological Signs have always intrigued us as well, as we often see so much of ourselves in some of what has been written.  Especially issues around compatibility between the two signs.  I have casually kept my own research up over the years and posted a blog, “Gemini v Leo.” I am a Gemini and I have a number of special people in my life who are Leo’s.

On a recent trip to Sedona, AZ I discovered an interesting way in which I can associate the connections between the Astrological Signs, Leo and Gemini, to the Rune associated with each.  Ansuz is the Rune associated with Leo; Dagaz is the Rune for Gemini.

Ansuz

Ansuz~ Ansur~ Mouth

Ansuz~ Ansur~ Mouth

Signals

Messenger Rune

The God Loki

The keynote here is receiving: messages, signals, gifts.  Even a most timely warning may be seen as a gift.  The message may be that of a new life unfolding.  New lives begin with new connections, surprising linkages that direct you onto new pathways. Take care now to be especially aware during meetings, visits, chance encounters, particularly with persons wiser than yourself.  When the Messenger Rune brings sacred knowledge, you are truly blessed.

Loki is that ancient trickster from the pantheon of the Norse Gods.  He is the heyeohkah of the Native Americans, a mocking shadow of the creator god, as well as the bringer of benefits to humankind. He is a reminder that even scoundrels and arch-thieves can be the bearers of wisdom.  When this Rune is drawn, expect the unexpected; the message is always a call, a call to a new life.

Ansuz is the first of the thirteen Runes that make up the Cycle of Initiation – Runes that focus directly upon the mechanism of self-change – and as such, addresses our need to integrate unconscious motive with conscious intent.

Drawing Ansuz indicates that a connection with the Divine is at hand.  It is a signal to explore the depths, the foundations of life, and to experience the inexhaustible wellspring of the Divine in one’s own nature.

At the same time, Ansuz reminds that one must first draw from the well to nourish and give to oneself.  Then, there will be more than enough to nourish others.  A new sense of family solidarity invests this Rune.

Ansuz also presents a different message when drawn in a reversed position: One may be concerned over what appears to be failed communication, lack of clarity or awareness either in one’s past history or in a present situation.  One may feel inhibited from accepting what is offered.  A sense of futility, of wasted motion, may overwhelm one’s self.  However, that is what is happening and is timely to one’s own process.  If the well is clogged, this is the moment for cleaning out the old.  Reversed, Ansuz is saying, “Consider the uses of adversity.”

I’m the Gemini with Dagaz as my Rune:

Dagaz

dagaz

Breakthrough

Transformation

Day

Dagaz is the final Rune belonging to the Cycle of Initiation.  Drawing Dagaz often signals a major shift or breakthrough in the process of self-change, a complete transformation in attitude, a 180-degree turn.  For some, the transition is so radical that they are no longer able to live the ordinary life in the ordinary way.

Because the timing is right, the outcome is assured although not, from the present vantage point, predictable.  In each life there comes at least one moment which, if recognized and seized, transforms the course of that life forever.  Rely, therefore on radical trust, even though the moment may call for one’s self to leap empty handed into the void.  With this Rune the Warrior Nature reveals itself.

If Dagaz is followed by the Blank Rune, the magnitude of the transformation might be so great as to portend a death, the successful conclusion of one’s passage.

I am only beginning to explore these messages, keeping myself open to what they may portend about myself, my relationships, family and friends.  In a way, the finding of these special symbols, the quiet reading of each in Sedona, made for deeper connections.  A new beginning for some, perhaps an end for some.

Gemini Personality Traits v. Leo

I am a Gemini. For quite a long time, I hesitated to tell anyone my sign of the Zodiac.  I had grown to feel ashamed of my astrological star sign.  Sadly, this shame was caused by judgmental and opinionated individuals who, when they became aware of my card carrying Gemini status, would launch the tale of their “dramastic” existence with their Gemini, punctuating with extra flair the parts of their story that illustrate how horrible their entire life experience had been with Gemini.  Then, as if that wasn’t enough, they’d hurl their judgments of me cloaked as comparisons of course, by the time they were done, I felt like an inappropriate, over talkative, manipulative ass. I’d try to recover by saying, “But really, I’m just gregregarious.” These ignorant and lost individuals have come to believe that Gemini’s are not safe people to be around and have applied this judgment across the board for all Gemini’s.

To know what it is these shallow individuals fear, I began a collection of sorts over the course of many years, which consists of an eclectic blend of varying degrees of opinions profiling that mysterious and dangerous Gemini! Here is my abridged version of my “Best of the Worst” Gemini profiles:

The Gemini

It is said that a Gemini will take either side of an argument, not because they feel strongly about their position, but simply for the fun of it.  A Gemini is adaptable and flexible, and has an insatiable craving for a variety of distractions to gratify their quick, changeable minds. Self-expressive, to the world the Gemini is cheerful and optimistic, but those within the inner circle of the Gemini know that there is also an opposing moody side to the personality.

Independent, a Gemini will not be held down by anyone or any rules of society.  A Gemini craves the experiences one can gain through exploration of the world around us.  Change and freedom are sacred to the Gemini and it is incomprehensible to them to allow anyone to dictate their life.  I recall reading in Gemini personality profiles that a Gemini is a very interesting and exciting friend. They like to leave their “Gem was here! ” on everyone they meet. They are known to be very flighty and can be expected to disappear for a long time as they meet new friends and discover new places. When they finally return, be prepared for their overly exuberant communication of their thoughts, opinions and interesting things to share and ideas to teach. Life is very interesting and fun with a Gemini.

Need advice?  Ask a Gemini, their mastery of communication will help you feel like you’re getting just what you need through their artful persuasion and enthusiasm, and they give good advice too. Do not however, burden a Gemini down with all of your emotional problems.  They have no desire to deal with your problems because it has the potential to depress them. Looking for a ride on the “Gossip Express” A Gemini pal will let you in on all the musings of the he said/she said: crowd.

I have been kept wondering about the emotional balance of the many people who have expressed their refusal of the opportunity to get better acquainted with me. These individuals made their choice because they believe in the astrological calendar so exclusively, and especially enjoy that with every set of Zodiac interpretations they receive a set of  labels for each star sign, handy for when those long days of passing judgment finally give way to placing their victims in a box, with label!

Seriously though, I find that my duality balances me.  I still love myself when I hate myself.  I see myself as honest when I’m lying. I see myself as creative when I feel like a slug. I am gregarious and I do love people.  I love to hate them and I love to love them. Sometimes, I love too fast.  Sometimes I want all that I cannot have or possess.  But overall, I love who I am, and am happy that I’m loved by someone else.

I have someone special in my life who finds what seems to be endless humor in the “traits” of a Gemini personality and he enjoys that I’m a Gemini. He is a Leo, and certainly has had judgment passed on the standard traits of his sign as well.  In my love for this special man, therein lies the end of my duality.  Together, he and I make a whole person.  I’m one.  He’s one.  So how compatible are these two signs?

Leo v. Gemini

Both tend to find consensus on an emotional and mental level.  Leo feels he must always be the center of attraction but feels neglected when Gemini becomes absorbed elsewhere. Leo’s desire to take control may overpower Gemini’s free spirit. If both agree to let each other be free to be their own authentic selves, a sparkling combination is made. When a Leo and a Gemini team up, they can show more sparkle than “Sparkle Josh” from HGTV’s season two DesignStar!   Their mutual love of laughter and life gives them great common ground and they can even teach each other a thing or two. Those dazzling Gemini’s will make their handsome head of the pride relax more knowing that as a result, they will be bestowed with Leo’s generosity and wonderful warmth.

Gemini has a way with words and Leo is wired for forgiveness. Any war wounds heal quickly after their battles or disagreements in their partnership. There’s an ebullient theatrical atmosphere to this union and a wonderful time in their mind is time spent in a movie theater after dinner out at their favorite frou-frou type restaurant.  Have tickets to the ballet, opera or symphony?  You’ll find ample Gemini/ Leo pairings there too.   After a night out on the town, a Gemini and Leo couple head straight for home to have their own delectable Sexcapades, almost seeming to melt into one another.  Only now is Gem at a loss for words. Outside their Romper Room for sex, they continue to be a caring couple and the child like charm of the Gemini will captivate that large Leo heart.

Leo is extremely drawn to Gemini by his sex appeal. Gemini has brawn, good looks and a brain.  Leo finds Gemini’s qualities to be very hot, very sexy. Gemini is witty and can make Leo laugh in a heartbeat which is another plus. Leo will be up for the challenge of mysterious Gemini. Gemini thinks Leo is the best looking lover they have ever had. There is great sex potential and long-term possibility. To make this pairing work, Leo should provide Gemini lots of freedom and keep his sense of humor available at all times. Leo will need to tone down his dramatic episodes and laziness if his strong desire to keep Gemini in the pride. Gemini should always be aloof and remain a mystery to Leo at all times to assure his rightful spot in the pride. Both Leo and Gemini love to party and will share great conversations together, which is a bonus. Don’t keep secrets from Leo, Gemini!

It’s easy to read the Gemini profile and see that they can be interesting, sexy cool individuals, given a gift off phenomenal communication ability, strong sense of adventure and their protective nature of their world filled with positive thoughts and lots of fun. Not to mention their enthusiasm for “knock your socks off” mind blowing sex! Based on this compilation of opinions and made-up-in-the-head “Action Drama for the Comatose”, These “experts” seem to have equated Leo and his Gem to a three star rating on a five star rating scale, Gemini and Leo as astrological signs are said to have enough in common, and enough dissimilarity, to keep things interesting and exciting when coupled. We all know that there’s so much more to this pairing; much more than the quick version making up this blog. There are some very titillating highlights now shared, and after writing this, I don’t feel all that ashamed to be a Gemini anymore. Who wrote this blog anyway? Was it a Gemini? There’s one particular Leo/ Gemini duo that seems to be living up to their astrological reputations indeed!