Gather together all eight of Hagal’s runes. Turn them over so that you cannot see their inscriptions. Stir the runes with your left hand while you look skyward. Think of a question about which you would like some insight. Hold both hands over the runes, look skyward, and say:
Guide my hand with the hand of fate,
Goddess drawn from Hagal’s eight!
Draw a single rune for your answer. Make the connection between your question and the rune symbol. Now take action based on the insight you receive.
Like I did when I cast Freya’s Aett, I’m interested in the energies surrounding certain job applications. Since Freya’s Aett casting, though, I’ve gained employment and I’m not so desperate. Granted, I want work in my field and work that doesn’t make me depressed just by showing up to the office…but I’m just not desperate for work now. These jobs I have in mind are applications to become a high school teacher, which is now the dream. I have some options right now…I can either find work in a new part of the country where you can become a teacher without first getting an MAT, or I can go back to school. This reading was for whether or not I should apply to the actual jobs before applying for more school.
The rune I pulled was Pertho, which as Paxton notes means I should “explore the implication of the operation of fate” in this situation. There’s some truth to this. I’m scared to confront the uncertainty of signing on to be head of a classroom when I’ve got no official training in managing a K-12 group. But there’s also the implication of gaming here–lightening up and just playing the game. I’ve got work now…I don’t have to view every application as life and death. I can just enjoy the process and let the chips fall as they may; let fate find me instead of chasing it, perhaps.