Weekly Oracle- The Norns – Fate versus Our Will and our Power

The Norns - Fate vs WillThis weeks oracle card, from the Stacey Demarco set is not a rune, but runs in line with the elements surrounding the runes. And, Spirit continues to draw us in a certain direction this week. Again this follows on from last week.

The card given to us today, for the week ahead, is that of The Norns.




It is said that the tree of Yggdrasil, grows from the Well of Wyrd. Wyrd is the flow and life force of destiny, and it is this which provides the nourishment for the tree Yggdrasil. Sitting under the tree by the Well of Wyrd, are the three Norns, or the three maidens. They are named Urd (what was), Verdandi (What is) and Skuld (What will be).

These three Norns weave the destiny of each new born baby. They visit each baby born and bestow upon them their fate, which they carve in the form of Runes upon the tree of Yggdrasil.

However, unlike the “Fates” of the Greek pantheon, the Norns did not see fate as unalterable. Instead they see fate as malleable, subject to the will and energy of the individual forces of their environment.

This week we are being reminded that while things are fated, still, OUR WILL and Energy can alter them.  This follows on from last weeks URUZ rune on using our ethical power.

We all receive gifts from the divine at birth, which can be developed or ignored. Focus and energy must be put towards a task if it is to be successful.

While our fate may have been carved into the tree Yggdrasil at birth, the Norns are not the only influence. We ourselves can use our gifts, and our energies, OUR WILL to influence our lives. For the waters of Wyrd, and the magic of the whole (the runes and our intent), can change our fates. The will, the wave, and the whole, shape our destiny too. And it is these forces that we are in total control of.

Do not leave your life to fate. Take control, step forward, and carve your own story on the base of the tree Yggdrasil.

Re-write your life story by taking charge of the power and gifts given to you by the divine. Watch the runes change and alter your destiny and write a new story on the tree of Yggdrasil by using your intent and will power.

Ultimately, it is us who finishes what has been written at the base of the tree of life. The story of whom we are may start by where we are born, and to whom we are born. It may start by what class in life we are born into. But, ultimately, it is left up to us as individuals to determine how the story ends.

Take up your power, and write your own story on the tree of Yggdrasil.

You, and you alone are responsible for how this story ends. Not the Gods, or God, Not the Norns, Not your parents, Not your partner, or your life circumstances, BUT YOU.

Have an awesome week, and stay blessed.

Love and Light

Bradley Ensamvarg

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