Samhian 2003 –
This rite was held at the UUCE, and we expect that it will be the final rite we hold there. I did this ritual with as little help from the script as possible, and I think I did alright. I was absolutely terrified that I would mess up a few invocations, and I went back to the script towards the end because I was having problems, but in the end it all worked out.
Have our offerings been accepted?
Enclosure, property. Where property is involved, I always get a good feeling. I see this as the reception of things; gifts. This Rune shows long and continued prosperity very nicely.
What do the Gods offer us in return?
Need, poverty. Not usually a good Rune, and I hesitate to read it well, but I get the impression from this particular Rune that we have some turbulent times coming up, and that there will be tests. I don’t see this as taking away from us or hurting us, just as maybe being a bumpy road.
What further needs do the Gods have of us?
Justice, the right way. I see this as tying directly into the previous Rune, and the Gods having need of us to make good decisions and to consider what we do.
In other words, the offerings were accepted, with caveat: we need to be very careful of the decisions that we make, because we, as humans, can make bad ones. I think that the Gods have confidence in us, though, and they know we’ll make the right choices.