Art by Ivana Axman

           Have you recently completed some important endeavour, a crucial piece of work or a journey? Do you feel as though a certain period in your life is coming full circle? Are you confused about where to go next?
            Or have you, on the other hand, been feeling nervous, dispirited or discouraged from completing some pursuit or life phase?

            If the first question resonates with you, then it’s time to appreciate the journey that you have completed in order to welcome a new one. You will now need to gather strength for possible changes or new opportunities.
            Try to connect the bridge between your mind and heart to see what you truly desire for your future. Don’t listen to other people’s opinions; listen to your own intuition instead. Deep inside, you know best what it is that you want and what is best for you.

            If the second question resonates with you, then let this be the encouragement for you to step out of your comfort bubble and resume your important daily efforts towards this goal.
            Try it step by step, and make a work plan for each day. Slowly learn to take charge of your life instead of letting others do it for you. You have the power to pursue your dreams!

            You may benefit from working with symbols such as the enneagram (nine-pointed star), rune Raidho or the spirals. The deities that could be helpful during this time of your life are gods Perun, Thor, Hermes or Mercury, archangels Michael and Gabriel, goddesses Demeter and Athena, and many more including your spirit guides.


            Perform this ritual during the full moon if you wish to finally let go of one cycle and start a new one. On the other hand, if you need to complete something, chose a day during the new or waxing moon phase. You’ll need a peaceful, quiet place, a pen and a piece of paper.

            Firstly, draw the nine-pointed star symbol and rune Raidho upon the prepared piece of paper:

            Then, while holding the paper with the inscribed symbols, utter either in your mind or aloud:

“I, (your name), am grateful for the pursuit and mission that I have finally completed/wish to complete (depending on your situation).
Please, (the name of the deity or deities you want to work with), may I complete this cycle with success and fulfilment.
May the past cycles and journeys open up new opportunities and possibilities for my future endeavours. May I always have the energy, strength, courage and drive, and all that I need, in order to complete all the important journeys and start new ones.
Please, may my mind remain open to your messages, signals or signs regarding my goals and pursuits, so that I always live in harmony with my higher self and its true purpose, including my life mission.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you.”

            Keep the paper with the inscribed magic symbols by your side for as long as you like. Draw rune Raidho on some part of your body or repeat the word Raidho in your mind before you go to an important meeting or before you make an important decision. You may also try runic yoga (positioning your body in the rune shape).