The Runes of Odin (14. Perth)

 

Element : Water

Planet : Saturn

Tree : aspen

Plant : wolf`s bane or sweet william

Meaning : mystery, well, womb, gambling, science, cave , cup

Goddess : Frigg

Stone : aquamarine

Day : Friday

Colour : red, female energy

Month : May

Galdr : http://www.sunnyway.com/runes/galdr.html

Pathwalking with the Rune : http://www.northernshamanism.org/pathwalking-with-runes.html

This rune can open or provide a barrier for the dark forces, the realms of the death too. It makes us face our weakness, our failures and our sorrows. It makes us ask ourselves about what would we do if our death is near now. This is a good rune for trials and attack. This is a rune of time and change. It rules the secrets and the hidden things and it is also connected with the karmic energies. It is evolution of the magical ideas. The rune Perth can be used when you make investments or merchandising and also when you try to find something that you have lost.

In its meaning “fate, destiny” Perth directs the runic forses into cause – consequence. Perth helps you to receive intuitive guidance about financial operations. This is a rune of mystery, chance, merchandise, science and technologies.

Divination : Unknown result, mystery, gambling, weird things. To succeed you must use what is modern. Perth leads to spiritual revelation of a secret. This rune is connected with pregnancy and giving birth. It is also connected  with the average and sensual sexual gelight.

To interpret Perth you should enguage the mystic and the providence.

Interpretation : there is always choice for you about everything. Noone and nothing can upset you unless you choose so. You should not allow your truth to be compromised if you want to do what you choose to do. Clearly state your right to choose. The biggest danger for you is not to make the choice and to let the things be. Do shape your future.

Reversed meaning : a possible failure. What seems clear hides deeper aspects and meanings. Do not hurry, do not give up. Believe only your loved ones. Do not take anything for granted. There may be a hidden depth in others` statements.

The development of the situation will not be what you expect or want to. You should temporarily give up your experiments with the occult forces.

This rune has a connection with Phoenix bird and with Mimir`s well,  too. It is possible a deep secret of yours to come up to the surface and you may be disappointed or surprised by a person you trusted in.

Unexpected gain or surprise. In combination with Gebo or Hagalaz or Thurisaz it means financial gain. If you receive a gift , do ask yourself if there are hidden motives for it. Emotionally speaking, this is a sign for amazing sexual compatibility. In combination with Kano or Uruz Perth is a sign for a relationship based on sex only.

When Perth is surrounded by negative runes this can mean a rare, unknown and difficult to cure illness.

The rune Perth can be used to help finding Mimir`s well and to connect with the Norns.  According to the Norse myths Mimmir is a giant who keeps the well of knowledge and wisdom and drinks of it and  drinking the water from this well he has all wisdom. Odin went into the land of the giants to  meet Mimir. At the shore of the lake they met and  Odin asked Mimir for  permission to take one sip from this well. Mimir agreed but asked for one of Odin`s eyes in return. With his knife Odin took off one of his eyes and the eye fell into the well, then Odin drank of the water and gained wisdom. The eye stayed into the well…seeing …nothing and…seeing everything.

Later Mimir`s head was cut by the Aesir gods and Mimir died. Mimir knew many secrets and was the wisest one. Odin decided to give the life back to Mimir`s head. Odin took the head of the giant, wrapped it with herbs and cast spells on it. Soon the head was alive again and could speak.

The rune is drawn with the middle and index finger together starting from top to base.

There is a large portion of our unmanifest future that rests on an element of chance. This awareness must be incorporated into the lore of Perthro and divination is a way to discern the parameters of that element of chance. Divination through casting of lots using dice or runes provides conscious indicators of unconscious ‘lay’ or pattern of cause and effect as it pertains to any specific future happening.

Of all the runes, this one is the most mysterious, perhaps next to Eihwaz before it, because Perthro deals with the mysteries within the runes themselves and the birth of the universe. On one hand this allows you to intuit original knowledge about the runes that may have been suppressed, destroyed or incompletely passed on over the centuries. On the other hand, the ‘how to’ techniques are less defined than with other runes, for we are dealing with fundamental mysteries of the universe. Orlog plays out as the consequences of the cosmic and primal laws themselves unfold from beginning of the universe until the end. All patterns are interdependent and interwoven, throughout all existence…

Read more at

 

http://runesecrets.com/rune-meanings/perthro

 

Until we merry meet again

Blessed Be

Mistress of the mountains

 

 

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Making Tools and your spiritual Journey

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Written for: Coven Life

On: May 5th 2018

By: Hypatia of Alexandrea

Lesson 4

 

Continuing on with tools of the trade, or the Craft should I say.

In the previous lessons in Making Tools and your spiritual Journey we covered the reverence of space and respect needed to make these sacred objects, ones that will assist you on your Magickal Journey. Please review if need be on Coven Life web site.

Allow yourself time and space to be creative by adding to your Witches armamentarium.

All good things take time, time to make, time to collect, and the right time to make such as certain moon phases or even planet and other star alignments. I have known people to take years to make a tool. This does not need to be the case with you, however the more energy you weave through it the more of a Magickal significance it will have to you and the reason you choose to use it for, Just like the incredible Magick that is weaved into tapestry, carpets, quilts, clothing for war that was made by the women throughout the ages to protects their loved ones from harm.

In this Lesson we will continue with scrying.

This is a technique where with practice one becomes better. Others are born with the sight and scrying allows one to hone in on that sight, others need to practice and become better equipped with this skill as time goes on. Either Way, it is an invaluable tool to possess.

Through scrying we can tap into the sacred knowledge of all mankind. Scrying is best done when the sun has completely descended and the moon is at her peak.

Learn to work with the Earth and her phases, both the masculine and feminine energy that is needed to weave such Magick. Use the energy that descends from the Cosmos and bring it into your working space. Use the energy that ascends from the Great Earth Mother and use it ground yourself.  This can be done as a daily ritual too.

As a Witch you have been gifted with the ability to harness from this universal energy. However do keep in mind that this is ONLY to be used for the greater good, this does not include personal gains. Please refer to previous lesson on how to harness this energy and the importance of purity of thought and deed when using it. Use your gift wisely!

Mirror Magic

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A shiny piece of obsidian palm stone used for scrying is perfect!

Just like a crystal ball and water, anything that lends a reflective surface can be used for scrying.

Making your own mirror can also be a great deal of fun. This is best prepared during the waning of the full moon, so ensure the materials are gathered before that time.

Ideally leave it for one whole moon cycle before scrying.

 

You will need:

  • Photo frame with backing, choose any size you desire, smaller ones are great to carry around with you, larger ones can be displayed in the home. This will get the visitors talking! Start small and if you feel it works for you than go ahead and make a larger one.
  • Non aerosol, black high gloss paint
  • Dried herbs that will enhance your psychic ability such as dragons’ blood, hyssop, orris root, mugwort, or whatever herb you choose during your research. There are a number of psychic herbs, I personally use mugwort and jasmine flower (all dried and crushed well in a mortar and pestle).
  • Disposable mixing container
  • Paint brush

Method:

Mix the paint and herbs together. Ensure there is not too much of the herb mix that will interfere with the final glossy finish, just enough to create the texture yet still somewhat smoothed out.

While mixing, visualize the light of the moon and say:

By the Moon’s darkest light

Perception of the night

Become part of my skills

And thus banish all ills.

 

  • Paint inside of the glass using long brush strokes.
  • Cover the surface completely leaving no gaps.
  • When completely dry, place the backing back on the frame.
  • Leave your mirror outside in the moonlight for as long as you can, then keep it covered by a dark cloth. I even like to put a piece black silk over mine.

Note: Such mirrors can also be used to deflect negativity back to where it belongs.  If it ever needs to be used for this purpose, it needs to be reconsecrated if it is to be used for scrying again. It might be best to keep a separate mirror for such purpose.

Please look up consecrating your sacred objects on Coven Life search if not sure.

 

In the up and coming lessons I will be talking about using your mirror for protection of personal space and finding lost objects.

 

Runes of Odin ( 13. Eihwaz)

 

Meaning :Defence, Magic, Protection, Weapon, Deformation, Bow, Yew tree

Translation : Yew Tree

Stone : Topaz

Month : May

Energy : Male

Elements : Earth, Air, Fire, Water

God : Ullr

Zodiac sign : Scorpio

Plant : Lilac

Galdr : http://www.sunnyway.com/runes/galdr.html

Pathwalking with the Rune : http://www.northernshamanism.org/pathwalking-with-runes.html

This rune provides defence. When the things get messy,  it can help you to put them in order. If there is something that is not right in magic yet, this thing affects all things. In such a situation Eihwaz can be used in combination with other runes to keep the magic as a whole in certain boundaries.

Eihwaz symbolises the Yew Tree. It is a tree that was used for making bows and arrows. Eihwaz is a powerful rune for  exorcism and defence. It increases the force. It removes the obstacles. This rune leads into the wisdom of the World Tree or Multiverse and helps one to realise the mysteries of death and life. Getting free from the fear of death. Developing of spiritual endurance and strong will. Developing of a soul creativity. Protection from evil forces.  General increase of the personal power. Communication between the different levels of being.  Memories from past lives.

Eihwaz can be used for completing  situations and solving problems. It brings wisdom when you are in trouble.

Interpretation : You have powers of defence, powers to put off and head off the unwanted forces. It means defence, patience, caution against a sudden attack. This rune is under the number 13 that is the source of the superstition about  the fatal number 13. Yew trees used to be planted to keep unwanted animals away, to make the best bows. You should not fear from this rune because it means endurance and continuity. Eihwas includes defence magic and in general it represents safety against attacks. It is a wonderful defence weapon.

Divination : It is time for transformation , time to leave the old and enter the new one; new life, new dreams, new beginnings. The only constant thing is the change.

The fast advancement requires from you not to oppose but to accept the changes. You should not fear. The changes may be scary but you should keep on walking your path and remain true to yourself. Soon you will reach your goal.

Eihwaz does not have reverse meaning. You should express your passive defence potentials. You can easily overcome what  seems dangerous to you, you should do this with concentrated effort and patience. This rune advices you to be flexible and to use your imagination to make  each situation beneficial to you.

Eihwaz in combination with ansuz and Jera may indicate that long neglected problems will find their solution.

Eihwaz is also the rune of the Ash staff. That means defence. The type of defence depends on the way you draw this rune. If you draw it from top to base,  it is pure defence. If you draw it from base to top, it is aggressive defence. This rune can stumble people. You can place it on a certain place on the ground to stop someone who enters there. You can draw it directly against someone to stop this one. This rune will not affect them unless they step towards you and your property. Eihwaz is not that aggressive rune as Tyr . Eihwas can be carved onto a tree or placed  on a few  places in a certain territory, it stumbles the intruders  until they are  in and finally forces them to leave that place.

Fr protection of property Eihwaz can be used in combination with Algiz and Tyr.

The rune is drawn with the index and middle fingers together.

You can use Eihwaz to evoke the tree of Life Yggdrassil and its mysteries of life and death. This tree that gives Life had buried its roots deep into the Underworld of Hel and the realms of death.  Thus Eihwas represents the communication between the worlds. It gives defence and increases the personal power.

More about Eihwaz :

  • Divinity : Ull
  • Letter : Y as in yew
  • Symbol : The yew (Taxus baccata), the tree of life and death
  • Element : Earth, Air, Fire and Water
  • Tree : If ( Taxus baccata )
  • Plant : The Mandrake ( Mandragora officinarum )
  • Stone : Topaz, crystal and fossil wood
  • Color : Magenta
  • Animal : The Snake (symbol of death and awakening of Consciousness)

Eihwaz, the thirteenth rune of Elder Futhark, pronounce « Eye – warz » Eihwaz, the thirteenth rune of Elder Futhark, pronounce « Eye – warz » is one of the most powerful runes called for protection by the masters of runes. It represents the yew (Taxus baccata), the tree of the life and the death. le hook geometrical shape symbolizes the union of the two worlds.

Read the original article here

http://tirage-rune-magie.net/us/rune/meaning/eihwaz-eoh.htm

https://www.ifate.com/rune-meanings/what-does-the-eihwaz-rune-mean.html

The Eihwaz rune is also associated with the spinal column, the core self, and the eternal part of the soul.  The rune is linked to the yew bow through the Old Icelandic rune poem, the weapon of choice for the God Ullr and the giantess Skadi who ‘becomes’ a goddess through her marriage to the benevolent sea God Njord.  Despite the benefits of this match with Njord, Skadi cannot bear the warm, sloshy sea and eventually returns to her hall within the cold, grey mountains where she is said to spend her time with her lover Ullr, speeding joyfully across the glittering snow on swift skis, enjoying the hunt together.  Skadi’s strength of personality left the Gods themselves quaking in their boots (hence the marriage to Njord which was designed to appease her), she represents the core self which must find expression, no matter what the cost.

Read the rest of this article here

http://www.maginrose.com/runes/exploring-the-runes/eihwaz/

Blessed be

Mistressof the Mountains

 

 

 

 

 

Magickal tools and your spiritual journey

Written for Coven Life

On: 9/04/2018

By: Hypatia Of Alexandrea

Scrying

pythia delphi

 

Lesson 3

Lessons 1 and 2 in the previous posts covered making tools with sacred wood that included wands and runes. It often takes time to prepare such tools in order for one to imbue their magical energies though the object. At times the object will change as the practitioner progresses through their spiritual journey. Remember that nothing is static, where there is energy there is movement, vibration and frequency, this includes all inanimate objects as well.

Lesson 3 will introduce one of the many methods of scrying, divining.

Scrying tools are used to develop ones clairvoyance skills. It assists one to see the past in order to understand the present and give some kind of direction for mastering the future.

Scrying requires concentration and of course an object to focus your mind.

Before you prepare your tool for scrying you may like to make your own scrying incense. Setting the mood by stimulating your senses that also includes your olfactory is important. This all helps to stimulate the penal gland or 3rd eye in order to reach a state of focus, trance or meditation call it what you will.

 

Scrying incense:

1 part Mugwort

1 part Wormwood

 

You may even wish to make your own bowl and decorate the bowl with motifs and symbols that correlate to your own belief system. Let your creativity run wild. Just remember that every step of creating whether it is the bowl the incense or the scrying liquid to imbued your own personal energy in it. Take your time in choosing and making your item and allow yourself to connect what it is that you are creating!!

 

In the next step we will be making the divining liquid.

This should be made during the full moon to give time for the liquid to infuse sufficiently to be used in the 1st quarter.

Please use the reference of the ephemeris of the moon as a guide.

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Moon phases for all magical use is important. Please take the time to learn the energies that she gives. A simple and wonderful book to have on hand is “Mansions of the Moon for the Green Witch”. I’ll write a little book review of this at a later stage.

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During the Full Moon-

You will need:

Dried herbs that include rose petals, jasmine and hyssop.

Sea salt

A medium clear bottle or jar

Water

Small bowl (not scrying bowl)

 

Method:

In the small bowl mix the herbs

Add 1 part herb mix to 4 parts water

Stir 3 table spoons of sea salt

Pour the mixture into a jar, cover, in a sunny spot.

 

Leave it as undisturbed as both the moon and the sunrays energy are hitting it until the last quarter.

During the Last quarter-

During the time of the last quarter, strain the herbs and store the liquid in a jar until ready for use in the 1st quarter.

Effectively just remember the most powerful time to divine is Seven Days after the New Moon which is the first quarter!!!!!

 

During the First Quarter-

This is the time you use the liquid. It is seven days after the new moon which falls on the first quarter of the moon. I know it doesn’t give you much window to divine, however this is just a guide that has been used by the oracle in ancient times.

Create your mood, place your mind in a space of divining. Use your imagination, wear your favorite gown, jewellery, anoint yourself with your favorite essential oil, jasmine is mine. Divining is a scared time, don’t just use it Willie Nillie.

NOTE:

Who or what is assisting you with allowing you to see and giving you the messages.

Accessing beyond the veil needs preparation, such as placing protection around you, ensuring your mind and surroundings are cleared of clutter and most importantly just like anything become familiar what energy it is that you are drawing this from! Are you calling in the elements, the Gods and Goddesses, other earth spirits, Totems, ancestors, spirits beyond this earth or simply Mother Earth her self?

 

Remember that the energy around you is something that you allow in, nothing comes if it is not called or conjured! If you are not familiar with personal protection, please do a quick Coven Life or general web search on such methods and choose what you resonate with.

Yes, this does all sound time consuming, however everything has a time and place. Learning timing and patience is part of understanding your magical practice. Revering the seasons and following the earth’s rhythms is essential for any spiritual practice and finally learning to protect yourself even if it is just using divination.

Once again use your intuition and allow yourself to connect as you please. There is no right or wrong. You choose as you please and what makes you most comfortable!

The timing of this suggested method of scrying was taken from an academic extract called “Portrait of a Priestess” by Connelly, that described actual events and practices of the ancient priests and priestess in antiquity namely in the temple of Delphi used by the Pythia.  A wonderful academic read, well researched and accredited throughout the epistemological arena it offers an insight of how humans throughout history have moved with the earth’s rhythms.

Entrench yourself in the energy and see what you yourself discover. You may even find a better method that suits you. Just remember to be in the flow of that energy around you. Learn how to navigate the sky, read the seasons and feel the pulse of the earth and her energy meridians. This is how humanity has always done and will continue to do it. Why? BECAUSE IT WORKS!

 

The Runes of Odin (12. Jera)

Element : Earth

Star : Sun

Tree : Oak

Plant : Rosemary

Meaning : Harvest

“ You shall reap what you have sown”

Galdr : http://www.sunnyway.com/runes/galdr.html

Pathwalking with the Rune : http://www.northernshamanism.org/pathwalking-with-runes.html

 

Comfort, harmony with others, this rune symbolises the proper thoughts and actions that lead to the proper results. It is good for gardening and farm work, for a happy home and welbeing. Draw Jera with long lasting ink over the front door at New Year Eve and the good fortune will stay in the home until the ink completely fades.

This is the rune of the Harvest, of the gathering of the crops.  It is used in all legal operations and processes. Jera is connected with justice. It can be used for positive outcome after you have spent money , time and effort to achieve something.

Jera is fertility, creativity, peace, harmony, enlightenment. It symbolises the ever lasting movement of the cycles in the Universe.

Jera is used for manifestation into material world, for the fruition of our plans . It is a prise for the efforts that have been made in the past.  Jera symbolises the 12 months of the year and the natural cycles and the change of seasons. Basically this is a positive rune, but it can be also regarded as the outcome of past deeds that means justice.

Jera does not have reverse meaning

Divination : now you are harvesting the results of your actions or efforts, it is a time to celebrate, a time of abundance and joy. But do not forget that winter comes after the summer / autumn. You should gain wisdom for the next challenge. Expect new challenges. You should prepare the soil and plant the new seeds.

The rune is drawn with the thumb starting from top to bottom.

“Jera is a rune of patience and movement with the harmony with natural tides of life. Moving with such life rhythms brings abundance and plenty. The cyclical recurrences in the biosphere and of the astronomical procession spirals through time, and contains many more profound secrets than does our common involvement with linear time, calendar dates and the clock.

Jera has to do with right timing. Jera is in the maxim “This too shall pass”, the proverb, “As you sow, so shall you reap”, and in the modern adage, “time heals all wounds.” Using this rune is the key to understanding the mysteries of time and the psychological importance of dividing and managing time.  Deadlines bring out the best in us and motivate us to grow to levels beyond our present ability. It also moves us to strategically taking action when the time is right. Take advantage of the ups and coast through the downs.

Read the rest of this article here

 

http://runesecrets.com/rune-meanings/jera

“Jera means “season” or “year”, this rune relates to the cycles of the life. Jera announces the coming in due course of a good harvest if the good gestures were done at the right time. However due to its cyclic action, Jera announces however that it is only temporary, quite as the seasons which pass and follow on infinitely. Everything is in movement and everything returns to the same point because of the Nature’s cyclic movement. Furthermore being connected with Freyr and Freya, the twins gods male and female, Jera symbolizes the mystic union between the Earth and the Cosmos.

Read the rest of this article here

http://tirage-rune-magie.net/us/rune/meaning/jera-ger.htm

Until we merry meet again

Blessed Be

Mistress of the Mountains

 

 

The Runes of Odin (11. Isa)

 

Element : ice, water

Colour : black, white, grey-blue

Deity : Verdandi

Planet : Moon

Tree :  Alder

Plant : henbane

Galdr : http://www.sunnyway.com/runes/galdr.html

Pathwalking with the Rune : http://www.northernshamanism.org/pathwalking-with-runes.html

Isa is ice. The ice is beautiful but this can mean a difficult situation. It can be very thin, one can slip and fall, the ice can block the advancement. This rune advices you to slow down your plans and wait until better circumstances arise. Isa can defend you from magical attacks. It can take away the heat from conflicts and cool down the passion. Isa has the effect of slowing down, of freezing effect towards the runes that are in its neighbourhood.

Isa represents the authority, the limitation of a particular action by the weather conditions. Isa corresponds with everything connected with authority.It is good to cope with conflicts and for magickal attraction of helpers that are your equals .

This rune also can reveal your enemies. Isa rules the forces of momentum and entropy. It symbolises Ego, Isa can ‘freeze” the situation. Development of the will and concentration. Isa stops the unwanted dynamic forces. It means power and control over other Beings.

Isa creates a static situation It grounds wayward emotions, it calms turbulent actions.

Divination : the rune shows a period of no action. Do not take everything  as granted. Do not enter in a particular track. The things are stagnant and it is not the proper moment you to act. But remember your goals and keep them, you have the chance to think on them again and to confirm them. Do not feel sorry and do not feel down. The things will change for sure as spring comes after the winter. The ice is a temporary event.

In magic : this rune is the classical spell for stagnation. Isa “ sticks, freezes, stops “ the situations and people. It slows down the rot.

Isa is drawn with the thumb from top to bottom.

“Ice is too cold and slippery, it shines like glass and is most like to gems. A floor wrought by frost fair to see.”

“The Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem”
“To the vikings, this rune was known as is; to the icelanders, Iss, which literally means “ice”. The respective letter in the common alphabet is the letter ” i ”
The shape of this rune represents an icicle: cold, hard, unyielding and capable of causing pain when grasped. By extension, ice in general is associated with the rune, especially the type of ice that makes walking difficult. It is connected with the slow-moving, inexorable glacier, too. Being notable for its hardness, Isa is also associated with the cold iron from which weapons are meade. The symbolic beasts associated with Isa are the herds of Reindeer, that roam the snowy wastes, as well as ferocious wild boars. The vegetable symbols of Isa include the alder tree and the poisonous herb henbane. The rune is also connected with the number seven

Meaning:

Like the infinitely slow-moving glacier, the force of the rune Isa is unstoppable. All you require when this rune is found in a reading is that rarest of virtues, patience. The appearance of Isa is most distressing when a question is asked about relationships, because this icy rune foretells a period of emotional cooling. Yet this is not necessarily a permanent state of affairs, because a thaw will eventually come and the icewill melt. In other affairs, Isa also slows events down to a crawl. Business partnerships may go through a rocky patch because expected events will not happen when they are supposed to. You may also find that any blocks to your ambitions will turn out to be disguised blessings because your aims and desires will change during the period of the delay.

Body Part: Joints – which can slip freely like slippery ice, or freeze up.
Associated Maladies:
Osteoarthritis. Paralysis.
Action:
Blocked, stopped, stuck
Solution:
Stop, block, prevent movement or action. “

Thanks to :
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http://whispersofyggdrasil.blogspot.bg/2011/12/isa.html

“Isa is also connected with the first world Niflheim, the land of fog, frost, ice and darkness, which is the lowest place and it is precisely where the kingdom of the dead.
In Norse mythology, Hel is the goddess of the underworld in fact, the daughter of Loki, the god of deception and Angrboda, a giantess, when he learned that the evil Loki, Odin had banished her daughter in the most remote corner of creation, why did the least damage as possible, we are told that when the daughter of Loki was the world for the first time the disease hit the human race.

Hel rarely goes out on the ground but when he does, brings disease and death, passes through the streets and people suddenly become ill, if they sweep the road with a rake will be survivors, but if by a broom will all die.
Some traits of the goddess have suggested to several scholars relate it to Parvati or Kali-Persephone, or again, Hecate.”

Read the rest of the article here

http://runelore.it/en/meaning-rune/rune-meaning-isa.html

  • Divinity : Verdandi
  • Letter : I
  • Symbol : Ice
  • Element : Water as ice
  • Tree : the Alder ( Alnus glutinosa )
  • Plant : Stinking nightshade ( Hyoscyamus niger )
  • Stone : Tourmaline needle shaped
  • Color : white, black
  • Animal : The Seal and the Polar bear

Isa, literally “ice”, is stalactite shaped which because of its straight and fixed port symbolizes all which is static. This rune serves to block thanks to its static resistance all which is in movement or liquid. As the glacier moves forward inexorably thanks to its huge strength and breaks everything on its trajectory, Isa acts as an iceberg: the small visible proportion is treacherous because it hides tremendous resources which act much more in depth than what we imagine.

Isa is a natural force hating the life and fighting against it. It represents the Thurses, the enemies of the gods (the Ases).

Isa, the rune of ice, is also the one of the crystallization. The Self refocuses on itself to find itself, and become an autonomous and independent entity. This rune allows to see things under a different angle during a voluntary pause or not. Isa also symbolizes the loneliness whom each of us sometimes can feel.

Divinatory value : Difficulties to progress, period of loneliness. Egoism. Break caused by a lack of energy.

Spiritual value : Isa symbolizes the transition of the Truth’s researcher from a state to other one. It also represents the permanent conflict of the ice against the fire whose speaks the Scandinavian myth of creation.

Physiological value : Influence on the skin, the nerves and the head.

Wisdom guidance : ” Don’t be afraid of asserting what you really are and what is unique in you. To do that, you must listen to yourself in order to be structured harmoniously.”

http://tirage-rune-magie.net/us/rune/meaning/isa-is.htm

 

Until we merry meet again

Blessed Be

Mistress of the Mountains

 

The Runes of Odin (10. Nauthiz, Nyth)

 of Odin (10. Nauthiz, Nyth)

Need

Thurst

Quest

Desire

Extreme

Galdr : http://www.sunnyway.com/runes/galdr.html

Pathwalking with the Rune : http://www.northernshamanism.org/pathwalking-with-runes.html

Stone : Lapis Lazuli

Colour : black

Energy : Female

Element : Fire

Zodiac sign : Capricorn

Goddess : Skuld

Tree : mountain ash

Plant: Snakeroot

This rune has two aspects to have in mind when you do your script. On the one hand, it presents the need and the temptation, on the other hand, it presents getting rid of this need. Using this rune by will one can change the destiny. Destiny through knowledge and wisdom.. This is a very powerful love rune in the Icelandic love magic and represents the primal needs and desires that urge one to find a lover.

Overcoming the exhaustion or negative energy. Reaching your goals. Defence. An impulse to gain an unusual relationship. Development of the magic will. Development of the spiritual powers . This is the rune that means using the strength of counteracting a magic will. Sudden inspiration. The rune Nauthiz neutralises the hatered and rivalry . It creates a need of order. It reckognises the personal need.

The  rune can be used for achieving long term goals , for love magic of for helping lost causes.

Divination : You should controll your emotions. There is some risk for your health, especially from diets. Avoid the misuse of your trust and time. Asure yourself that your love is taking the right direction. This rune indicates difficulties, need or disaster. The good thing is that this means  the power of overcoming and keeping of the inner strength. The rune indicates patience and life experience and lessons that will bring to you the biggest gains regardless the difficulties. Do not take a risk. In combination with other runes Nauthiz can have the meaning “ delay”.

Now you are given exactly what you need to grow up spiritually. Perhaps you think this is contrary of what your desire is. But this situation will be short lived. It is mostly a sequence of lessons that you need to learn to move from the negative towards the positive. Do not run from your past, stay focused on your goal and learn from the real situation.  The past is a memory, the future is a dream, but the present stays as the only place where you can have real power and an opportunity to act.

Reverse meaning : be careful because the reverses Nauthiz cannot be apparent one. An unwanted event may happen. Eat, enjoy and free your emotions. Your requirements can mislead you, they may hide a danger. But someone secretly admires you.

Use : this rune is used to protect your private things and objects while you are leaving them unattended for a short period of time and then come back for them. This rune says : “ Do not touch! “ If you draw it on your things and think of something unpleasant like how a  piece of cold iron feels and smells the rune  can absorb this energy and thus to protect your item while saying: “ Do not touch it, this is a cold iron!” Nauthiz can be used in combination with Kauno, Isa, Thurisaz to create a feeling of something hot, icy or unpleasant to touch.

It is drawn with the index finger , draw the vertical line first and then the smaller line, both lines are drawn from top down.

The mysteries of necessity are at the core of Nauthiz. It is central to manipulating Wyrd so that desired outcomes can be attained through negotiating with the energies of the Norns. Invoking need is more powerful than wishing, but what we need and what we desire are not always the same. In this sense, Nauthiz can protect us from ourselves, but its lessons are often harsh. The force of the past exerts its effect on us in the present. Previous action catches up with us and attempts to restrain and restrict future action, which is the counter-movement of the cyclical processions of JERA. However, armed with humility we can learn our lessons from not only our own errors, but the mistakes and successes of others. “

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Literal Meanings of “Nauthiz”

Need, necessity, trouble, constraint

Description

A vast canyon or icy crevasse exists between one’s current position and the position or goal that is desired. One ‘needs’ to cross this great distance, but how? Passage across this chasm must be secured or a shortage may become worse. A ‘need’ or ‘shortfall’ is indicated here in all its forms: Nauthiz is the worker who has done a particular trade for years and finds themselves laid off, their trade obsolete. Nauthiz is the harvest which falls short, unable to provide. Nauthiz is a yearning of the soul which is currently unfulfilled. Nauthiz is a sudden demand which overwhelms one’s stores and savings. Nauthiz indicates a time to retrain, relearn and plan effectively in order to get what is wanted from a particular situation. Nauthiz is a rune of ‘wanting’, and it is generally a negative rune since it describes a ‘lack’ of something. If the reader believes the need referenced by Nauthiz is a constant need, then one’s needs should be reevaluated. If the need referenced by this rune is temporary in nature, it may be necessary to take steps to fill it. In general, the rune Nauthiz represents a gap between that which one requires and the capacity that one has to fulfill that requirement.

How to Interpret “Nauthiz”

Something is desired or lacking by the querent. Without fulfilling this need, forward motion will be difficult and unpleasant. Material need or sometimes impoverishment, whether real or imagined may also be described here. The exact meaning of such impoverishment may be different for different people; for one person, poverty may mean one car in the family instead of two. For another, it may mean no food for a week. Whatever the definition, the result is the same: a degradation of life-quality through a shortage of something. Rectifying this situation will requires either diligence and intelligence in order to improve the situation. A managing of one’s desires may also be called for. An alternate meaning of Nauthiz is a purely spiritual yearning for some greater level of enlightenment: a need created by spiritual impoverishment or a withering of the soul. In some cases Nauthiz represents a semi-permanent state of spiritual disatisfaction, or one who is eternally disatisfied despite material and emotional plenty. It should be noted that while many see Nauthiz as a negative rune, depicting a shortage or a lack of something — others see Nauthiz as a positive challenge — a test that must be overcome to achieve the object of one’s desire.

Inverted Meaning

There are those who believe that Nauthiz cannot be reversed — and others who say that it can. With this particular rune, this decision must be made by the reader based upon the nature of the reading. A possible inverted interpretation is as follows: The shortage is at it’s worst and the only way from here is up — bear this in mind during the coming struggles. Strong character is forged through difficult situations like this — and fortunes made. Some of the most successful and enduring people achieved greatness because they underwent extreme hardships at some point in their lives.

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Until we merry meet again

Blessed Be

Mistress of the Mountains

The Runes of Odin (9. Hagalaz)

Destruction

Force

Protection

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Pathwalking with the Rune : http://www.northernshamanism.org/pathwalking-with-runes.html

Element : Water, Ice

Colour : light blue

Day : Wednesday

Month : April

Tree : Ash

Plant : wild pumpkin

Stone : Onyx

The Rune of destruction. It helps creating obstacles and storms on someone`s path. It should be used only when there is no another option because the destruction can turn against who created it and bring him/her troubles. This rune can be placed on each thing. If it is placed in an area or property, we should better think about all the innocent creaturesthat live there, they may be hurt. That is why we should use it with caution and meditate before using it and ask permission from the area about using Hagalaz in it.If after the meditation we do not feel well, we should better not use Hagalaz but find another way to cope with the situation.

It is a rune of the silence and meditation, the rune of decisions. It can be used to prevent aspects of our inner lower nature and our bad habbits. It can be used for overcoming obstacles. This is the rune of self destruction and the tendency towards the failure of our own efforts.

In magic the rune Hagalaz is the rune of evolution, but this evolution is a slow one, solid evolution within certain frames. The rune maintains safety and prevents entering of negative energies into your sphere. Defence. You can use it when you need good luck and to encourage the positive outcome. It means completement and ballanced force. It is also mystical and divine knowledge and experience.

In Divination : the forces that run this situation are out of your control. You should avoid any risk. Your future is in the hands of someone else. This one is not your close friend or relative but a colleague . In a positive combination of runes its meaning is ‘delay”.

Hagalaz – Rune Meaning

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“Don’t try to fix what we should break before it breaks us.”

Hagalaz – “Hag-all-az” – Literally: “Hail” or “Hailstone” – Esoteric: Crisis or Radical Change

Key Concepts: hailstones, crisis and catastrophe, disruption, radical change, destructive elements of nature, severe weather, the uncontrollable, unavoidable unpleasantness, Jungian shadow, psychoanalysis, regression, acceptance of the unalterable

Psi: disruption, change, personal past

Energy:
power beyond human ability to harness, perfect pattern, seed formation, objective confrontation, destructive natural forces, chaos

Mundane: bad weather, obstacles, surprises, shelter

Divinations: Change according to ideals, changes for the long-term good, controlled crisis, corrections, completion, inner harmony; or catastrophe, crisis, stagnation, loss of power, loss of property, short-term disappointment, victim-consciousness, obsession with the past, blame.

Governs:
Completeness and balance of power, integration of unconscious shadow elements
The inevitability of Fate, Wyrd, Orlog
Evolutionary progress and operations of becoming
The outworking of a perfect pattern
Protection through banishing or exorcising disharmonious patterns, protection
Awareness of the unconscious ideas for eventual processing
Causing discomfort in others by awakening their own subconscious ‘garbage’

Hagalaz Rune Meanings Notes:

 

Hagalaz can be used as a force of repulsion or banishment. It is used in work to process and dispel the effects of subconscious baggage and ‘shadow elements’ so that your life pattern can carry itself forward in its pure form. Hagalaz has the magical energy of a ‘spring cleaning’. It reveals the personal past, past lives and early environmental factors in childhood development. It follows that LAGAZ, from which hail is ultimately made, is also a rune of profound unconscious exploration and personal depth.

Hagalaz can be used as a curse against others, aimed to bring up their suppressed inner conflicts and thus impeding them. It is a clean curse, as the recipient is only experiencing the ill effects of their own accountability. It is a dark, feminine power and can been associated with witchcraft and destructive female magic.

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Lessons of Hagalaz: Rune of Disaster and Healing

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HAGALAZ

Key Phrase

‘Never shy away from challenges

as they strengthen and teach you

throughout your life.’

Meaning

Hail, elemental power, the Great Awakener.

Viking Rune Equivalent and Meaning

Disruption. Disruptive forces. Hail. Natural forces that damage.

Tarot Equivalent

The Tower  –  10  –  X

Divinatory Meaning

A challenge.

Corresponding Letter

H

Associated Colour Light Blue

Associated Herb

Lily-of-the-Valley

Associated Myths and Deities

Ragnarok, Loki, Frost Giants, Urd. Sacred to Heindall – the Watcher, and Mordgud – keeper of the icy bridge to the Underworld.

Manifestation Uses

Removing unwanted influences and energies, breaking destructive patterns. Used for protection, health and harmony.

Relationship Interpretation

Unconscious influences operating within the relationship.  Past experiences in other relationships, including projections from parents.

Healing Colour and Qualities

Rainbow – all forms of the colour

spectrum.

To promote good health and harmony within the body. Particularly good for use with the kidney, bladder and lower back pain. Helps in healing cold and flu symptoms. Also aids in the recovery after an illness.

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Talisman

As a talisman Hagalaz removes unwanted influences and what appears to be a circle of never-ending destruction.

 

 

Hagalaz Drawn Upright

Keywords

Destruction, disaster, sudden loss, ordeal, clearance, testing, karmic lessons, drastic change, wrath of nature, uncontrolled forces, tempering, testing, trials and tribulations, influences from the past.

 

HAGALAZ is ‘forces beyond our control’.

Hagalaz is the ninth rune and the first rune of the Second Aett. The Hagalaz rune, above all others, represents the concept of balance;  yin/yang, male/female, positive/negative, black/white.

Hagalaz indicates uncontrolled forces wreaking havoc and disruptive plans and ushering a time of trials and tests. But all is not lost as Hagalaz also suggests that the crisis will lead to completion or closure of some sort that heralds an inner harmony.

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Sacred Scribes

http://elderfutharkrunes.blogspot.bg/2010/11/hagalaz.html

It is drawn with the index finger , first draw the vertical lines and then the diagonal one, all the lines are drawn from top to base.

Until we merry meet again

Blessed Be

Mistress of the Mountains

 

The Runes of Odin (8. Wunjo)

 

Joy

Happiness

Light

Spiritual Change

 

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Stone : diamond

Colour : light blue, white

Element : Ice, water

Deities : Odin, Frigg

Zodiacal sign : Leo

Tree : Ash

Herb : Flax

 

This rune helps you gaining the goodwill and the limitless power of the Higher Ones regardless they are people or other Beings. It is useful for gaining wisdom and helps with the manifestation of the spell result  at the proper time.

If you wish a spell to work at a particular time, Wunjo may be enguaged to control  the released energy of the spell.

Wunjo can be used by amulet for a task  that should be completed  in 9 days. In 9 days you should expect the result of the desired outcome.

Wunjo resonates with 9 and works best when it is attuned to 9. This rune is the rune of the “happy end”. It is usually used at the final position of the spell as a sign of success and happiness.

It works well in all aspects and especially in the areas of the carreer and love. Successful journey. It strenghtens the bonds, encourages brotherhood/sisterhood and harmony. Happiness and Wellbeing. It can be used in cooperation with other runes for the achieving of particular goals. Realisation of the ambition, understanding, good health, blooming partnership, success in love.

Divination: Your eyes are wide open for the truth. A prise. A sense of delight. Everything goes well because you are in perfect harmony with the life itself. When the things get worse, allow Wunjo to touch every facet of your Being.

You will experience happiness if you work for it. Seek harmony and balance. Always look for decisions , do not get stuck within the problems.

Happiness should be based on Truth and Honesty to be long lasting. If you hide yourself from the Truth , you hide yourself from the happiness. Look for this which is the right one and the good fortune will come.

The Wheel of fate  has turned to your benefit. A positive outcome or turn.

Reverse meaning : lask of understanding, problems, an ambition that does not come true, secret,  success is an illusion. You should work hard.

Interpretation : This is the Rune of the Light. It can be a magickal light in dark places.Remember, the Light attracts things, dangers included. So, the ability to see in the darkness may be a better choice.

The rune Wunjo can be drawn with the index finger starting from the stem and upwards and then the diagonal lines  down.

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Description

A flag is planted in the field of battle after a resounding victory. A long struggle has ended. Victory gives way to days of song, celebration and rejoicing. According to Norse mythology, the great halls of Valhalla awaited all vanquished warriors and heroes after death — as long as they had fought nobly and bravely in life. What awaited the warriors in Valhalla was eternal glory, peace and joy: a state of eternal bliss. Wunjo represents a spiritual ideal which cannot be maintained in the physical world. The facets of Wunjo that we are able to experience in life are thought of as minor tastes of what was promised in Valhalla: a purity of pleasure and spiritual contentment.

How to Interpret “Wunjo”

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Until we merry meet again

Blessed Be

Mistress of the Mountains

 

The Runes of Odin ( 7.Gebo, Gyfu)

 

Gebo : Love, Forgiveness, Skill, Gift, Talent

Stone : opal

Day : Thursday

Tree: Pine, Elm

Plant : wild violet

Month : February

Element : Air

Colour : dark blue

 

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  • Divinity : Gefn “she who gives”
  • Letter : G
  • Symbol : the gift
  • Element : Air
  • Tree : Elm of mountains (Ulmus glabra) and Ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior)
  • Plant : Heartsease ( Viola tricolor )
  • Stone : Rhodochrosite, Malachite, jade
  • Color : Dark blue
  • Animal : The bee, the dolphin, the whale

Gebo, the seventh rune, pronounces “Ghay-bow “. Its shape of cross symbolizes the sacred mark, the existing connection between the human and the Gods. Gebo is a gift, a sharing, a building ties with the one who gives and the one who receives, and engenders a state of balance and harmony.

Gebo also indicates the presents which the Gods have offered to the humanity, but it also symbolizes that the humans can be able to be generous when they want. Coming after Kenaz, Gebo teaches that we learn to give by being oneself creator, and that the creativity involves the gift. Gebo will become the Rune of Love with the experience of Wunjo…

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The Rune teaches that the gifts should be given with pure heart.

Meaning : Clearing a curse or a karmic duty through sacrifice that brings the right intent and action.Using this sign one can offer gifts to the Deities. Gebo is the Rune of Partnerships in all realms. It holds the power of uniting the energies of two or more people in order to create  more powerful force that is stronger than the common power of the individuals. Gebo is the basic rune of sex magic, of love magic. It raises the magickal skills. It brings mental and physical balance. It brings harmony amongst brothers and sisters , husband and wife, it brings harmony in the personal relationships.

Gebo advises you to frankly ask for forgiveness and the forgiveness will be given to you. There is a present or income. Development or discovery of a skill or talent. Gebo also advices you to openly state your love and not to hide it from others. It means happiness in partnership. You should express sympathy.

The Old Ones believed that the gifts require from you to offer gifts in turn. Receiving presents obliges you to give presents to the one who has given you the presents , this one can be a person or just the Destiny or the Deities. Forgiveness is the biggest present to accept or to give it.

Gebo is widely used as a symbol of kiss.

The gift itself offers you the choise to accept it or not. Each thing has its price, so if you decide to accept the gift, you should be ready to give something in turn. Spiritual gifts are precious. Find the balance between giving and receiving and you will learn to receive and give and to do this with responsibility. This means that you will know when and who to gift. It is not wise to give to everyone.

The Rune Gebo does not have reverse meaning.

Using the rune : In pathwalking Gebo can align crossroads when it is necessary. To anchor a crossroad use the combination of Gebo and Raido. Never combine  or write Runes one onto another. If you make a runic script, write each Rune separately one after the other in a row or you can write them in a circle but always write each rune separately. Each rune has its power and energy and each Rune is a body . Some practitioners even see them as Beings with their own personallity and magic skills and they can convey messages and communicate with the practitioners. This is what I have been taught and what I believe. Even the wrong drawing , carving  or writing of the Runes activates their dark energy and then the Runes can do  harm to those who created the script or to those who use it unless one destroys the wrongly written Runes  with Fire.

My advice is not to write Runes and just leave them in the dust or in an old drawer with other papers and books to stay there for years and ages . This is showing no respect and honor towards the Runes. If you no longer need a certain Rune or Runic script, just burn it into the Fire and disperse the ashes in the Air. I just feel the  responsiblity to share this with you, my readers, my brothers and sisters ..because if you are now reading this you are my sister or my brother and I love You whoever You are. I love You just as You Are. I love you with Pure Heart and I am giving to you this knowledge as my Blessing to you.

Now , let`s return to Gebo. It works well as a blessing put over gifts. It can be drawn in the air with the words : “ I give You this gift”  when you know that someone is not willing to accept your gift because he/she thinks that this gift is not for free. Doing this spell you help this person to feel comfortable when he/she receives your gift. Of course, you should give it with pure heart unconditionally. Otherwise the negative energies will be attached to your future presents.

Gebo can be drawn with the index and middle fingers together and always start the two lines from top to bottom.

Until we merry meet again

Blessed Be

Mistress of the Mountains