Rune For A Monday


Since last evening, I have had a small voice within nudging me to seek the Runes for today’s post. So, as with all messages, I heed the call and gather the Rune stones and “The Book of Runes” by Ralph Blum to see what wisdom they are to impart to us today. And the Rune that comes to my hand is:


Algiz:  “Protection, Sedge or Rushes”

Message (paraphrased):   “Control of the emotions is at the issue here. During times of transition, shifts in life course and accelerated self-change, it is important not to collapse yourself into your emotions – the highs as well as the lows. New opportunities and challenges are typical of this Rune. And with them will come trespasses and unwanted influences.

Algiz serves as a mirror for the Spiritual Warrior, the one whose battle is always with the Self. The protection of the Warrior is like the warning rustle of the sedge grass, which serves to keep open space around you. Remain mindful that timely action and correct conduct are the only true protection. If you find yourself feeling pain, observe the pain, stay with it. Don’t try to pull the veil down and escape from life by denying what is happening. You will progress; knowing that is your protection.”

Algiz Warrior

from The Desk of MarDrag:

“Control of the emotions”…not always an easy thing to accomplish. With all the movement in our lives these days…transitions, change, self-growth, world upset and change, great successes or great disappointments…emotions erupt, whether good or bad. It seems the energy has accelerated, time has sped up.

It is a lot to handle.

What Algiz is telling us here is…strive for Balance, daily. It may sound easier said than done, but it is the very thing that will cradle us and carry us forward. Taking care of the Self is one of the most important things necessary to our quality of life in the current chaos. We must Protect ourselves by paying close attention to what our Soul and Higher Self tell us about right action.

Algiz Protection

An animal standing in a field listens for the rustle of the sedge grass or rushes to alert him of something or someone approaching. He will then have a moment to sense if there is danger or if he is safe. Use your senses as Protection and keep that clear space around you so you can have time to assess what is happening in your life and make better choices.

Algiz Sedges

Do not shy away or hide. Now is the time to step into your life, being fully present, and face what is happening…with the knowledge that, as a Spiritual Warrior, you have all that you need to progress. Be Brave and Seek Balance.


A Prayer for Protection


It is with a heavy heart that I write today’s blog. I usually post “Tuesday Affirmations” and choose a card from my deck for a message for the week. However, today, in lieu of the tragic events at The Boston Marathon yesterday, I would like to offer a different kind of affirmation today…in the form of A Prayer for Protection, to be sent out for all those in harm’s way yesterday…and for ourselves, our loved ones, and the Earth…as we are all in need of Divine Protection from those that see fit to perpetrate harm.

It matters not your religion or spiritual path…for I believe that God and all the Higher Powers work for the good of all, and listen to our prayers. That Evil has a chance to make its mark is a puzzle I have no answer to…and so, at the very least, I believe it is within our Power to lend our energy to the Positive, to send our Light out to counteract the energy that the Darkness would like to think can prevail. We must not let Darkness and Fear overtake us!

So gather that bright white Light within you…see it grow and glow, brighter and brighter, see and feel its Power…full of Love and Compassion and Vitality. Wrap that Light of Protection around you, around your family, around your house and around the earth…send it to those places that are afflicted…knowing that you contribute to the counteracting Positive Energy…not to the fear and darkness that Evil would have us succumb to.

St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel

And join with me as we pray to the Angels of Protection, St. Michael and St. Christopher, and all the Gods and Goddesses of Protection too, and our own Guardian Angels, who watch over us. Call on all these Higher Powers to Protect us and all those around us. Let them hear all our voices, raised up and joining into one voice…that their Power and our Power combined, can fight the forces that would threaten our existence.

This prayer came to me at 3am this morning. Carry it with you through these days to come:

A Prayer for Protection (by MarDrag)

Powers that Be

Hear now my plea

For those that were harmed

For my loved ones and me

We need your Protection

Your Light and embrace

To cradle and care for us

And to keep us safe

There are those that would harm us

We know not why

So we look for your help

Raising hearts to the sky

With Reverence and Love

Please Guide and Protect us from above

All our Voices, our Hearts, all our streams of Light…count for something. Combined, they create a Force to be seen and heard. In the midst of this chaos, choose Kindness, Compassion and Love…no matter how deeply we are tested. For Love and Light to prevail, we must keep our focus there. And shine the Light of Protection…everywhere.