Today's Rune is Berkano (Birch), the rune of the Divine Feminine, the archetypal mother, creativity, fertility and growth. The corresponding tarot card is of course The Empress. But this is not the card which I drew for myself today. That would be the Five of Pentacles. This is almost the opposite of Berkano: poverty and stagnation, insecurity about ourselves and about our circumstances.
So what is the message for today? Berkano urges us to wrap ourselves in a warm soft cloak of self-care when we feel low. I suppose a lot of us, including myself, are a bit worn out by the enduring cold, wet and grey weather. When I feel like this, I do have a tendency to neglect myself and focus even more on the welfare of others. There is just not enough energy for me left. Maybe it should be more the other way around. First get myself back on my feet and when I feel good about myself, I would be so much more able to be there for others. Sometimes it only takes a rune and a tarot card to show me what is really important for me now:
Ways to take care of myself:
Take a long shower with soft scented lotions
Make a nice hot cup of coffee
Light some candles
Listen to music
Eat milk chocolate with hazel nuts
Flip through my favorite deck
Moisturize my skin
Take a walk
Read a fantasy novel
Watch a movie
Apply some, (not too much) make up
Any more idea’s???