Alright, time to step up to bat yet again. I hope I don't strike out like last year, where I predicted Amanda and Chris would take it all. Oy. I had to wipe the dust off my runes, it's been that long since I've touched them. An overview
if you need to know what on earth I'm talking about.Overall Predictions:
: Sowilo, Wunjo, Dagaz
: They have a lot of success in the race, though it comes at the sacrifice of happiness at times. Dagaz seems to indicate completion of the race, hope and stability, so they’re my pick to win.
: Ehwaz, Fehu (inverted), Eihwaz
: They kick butt at the travelling aspects, and have a great relationship which will help them. The last two runes together seem to show that they complete the race, but come just short of winning.
: Perth, Berkana, Jera
: They’re consistent and hard-working, but I don’t think it’ll help them win, though they will complete the race.
: Othila (inverted), Fehu, Wunjo
: They have a tough first few legs trying to keep up with the other teams physically, but the last two runes show that they’ll do well and be happy with how they finished.
: Mannaz (inverted), Kenaz, Odin (blank)
: Off the bat they have issues communicating with each other and getting along with the other teams. Their problems in their relationship could help them though, since Odin usually has favourable but unknown outcomes. I’d place them possibly as high as 3rd or 4th place, and no lower than 6th.
: Isa, Ansuz, Perth
: They have a rough start as well, probably due to issues in their relationship. Once they work those out, or learn to deal with them (ala Kelly/Jon) they do ok.
: Ansuz (inverted), Thurisaz (inverted), Jera
: These guys aren’t very good racers but somehow manage to barely hang on for way too many episodes. The first two runes together indicate they might have some nasty personalities that will alienate other teams.
: Sowilo, Hagalaz, Perth (inverted)
: At first they seem like a force to be reckoned with, but they have a big setback around the 2nd or 3rd leg which they can never recover from.
: Mannaz (inverted), Uruz, Wunjo (inverted)
: Woo! A low finish for these guys. They start off the race playing it like they were still on Big Brother, trying to scheme and manipulate others. Their physical strength keeps them in the race longer than they should be, and they definitely aren’t happy about being eliminated early.
: Wunjo, Othila (inverted), Perth (inverted)
: They start with good team spirit and harmony, but they just can’t get things going. They’re the victims of some bad luck or maybe karma for something they did early on.
: Nauthiz (inverted), Kenaz (inverted), Perth (inverted)
: They have trouble keeping up physically, are disillusioned early and never recover. They don’t seem cut out for the race at all.First Leg predictions
: (which of course don't exactly match up with my overall predictions)
Looks like some of the people hit an early snag (Thurisaz inverted), maybe they were on the last flight or last bus going somewhere. Charla and Mirna kick butt and Marshall/Lance and Kami/Karli get my favourite rune for TAR meaning, Laguz inverted, which means bad decisions, confusion and running around in circles. Awesome.
: Teiwaz, Sowilo, Mannaz
: Wunjo (inverted), Eihwaz, Jera
: Thurisaz (inverted), Perth, Jera
: Thurisaz (inverted), Nauthiz (inverted), Berkana
: Mannaz (inverted), Wunjo, Isa
: Gebo, Dagaz, Perth (inverted)
: Thurisaz (inverted), Ansuz (inverted), Wunjo
: Kenaz (inverted), Raidho (inverted), Jera
: Isa, Ehwaz (inverted), Berkana (inverted)
: Thurisaz (inverted), Dagaz, Laguz (inverted)
: Raidho (inverted), Eihwaz, Laguz (inverted)
Most likely to take the fast forward: Alison/Donny (2nd choice: Bob/Joyce)