The Runes of Odin (12. Jera)

Element : Earth

Star : Sun

Tree : Oak

Plant : Rosemary

Meaning : Harvest

“ You shall reap what you have sown”

Galdr :

Pathwalking with the Rune :


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.

Jera can magically speed things up or slow things down, and manipulation of subjective time in this manner is governed by this rune. In this rune we see the most stark western counter-point to the maxim ‘time is an illusion’. If a person sows no seeds, does no work, plants no goals and desire in his or her thoughts, Jera will bring about situations which reflect that lack. The ultimate consequences of past human action unfold into the future.

“Time and I Against Any Two.” “

“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.

This rune can be written of two ways: the one is a rhombus which surrounds a mast, which symbolizes the realization of a stable state, but also the Cosmic Axis surrounded with four seasons. Jera rune also represents, written in this way, the mast carrying the garland of the harvests. Under this shape it means the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new.

The other shape of writing of Jera is the one of two Kenaz which interpenetrate without contacting. Under this shape, Jera is dynamic and symbolizes the change which goes towards the fulfillment.

Jera told us that all which is useful for our progress lies within us. It is just enough to sow according to the rules

Divinatory value : This is the time to harvest what was sowed. An expectation period, a cycle to be completed. If the present is difficult, a better cycle is going to come.

Spiritual value : Jera indicates the end of a negative cycle in the knowledge of oneself, and the beginning of a positive phase.

Physiological value : Influence on the blood circulation, the vertebral column and the intestines.

Wisdom guidance : ” You can reach the harmony only in the acceptance of the inevitable change ! Every thing begins to decline arrived at its peak. When you are at the lowest, you can only go up. All that you will have gained, will be resumed you one day.”

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 :

Pathwalking with the Rune :

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


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.
Even though this rune is not the most comfortable to live with, and can be most distressing for afairs of the heart, the cool clarity of ice bestows a calmness conductive to quiet contemplations. The true gift of Isa is a respite from cluttered thinking, which will allow you to see your situation and prospects more clearly. It may even show you how to progress in the future to avoid the pitfalls and slip-ups that would otherwise occur.
If you are involved in a creative venture of any kind, it would be a good idea to take a pause from it. Even of you belive that you are wasting time, nothing could be further from truth. This interval will allow you to recharge your tallents, and when the thaw sets in you will thus be able to pursue your tasks with renewed vigour.
Traditionally, the rune Isa is associated with the number seven, so its appearance as a final rune could indicate a period of seven days. If it falls in the middle of a reading, it is said to emphasise the message of the other runes.
Isa is said to have no inverted meaning. However, if you choose to interpret, it in the reversed position, the immobility that it suggests can be taken as a message that you can go no further and must completely change your direction.

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

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“And ‘the rune and this strengthens the appeal of “self”, where it is about being fully present here and now.
There are some who are not resigned to the loss and continue to live, but it is as if dead, are off, have given up living a slow death and rebirth, made of regrets, lamentations and guilt, others die soon after let your loved one, how to follow his destiny.

Isa is ice in the winter, the apparent end of everything, blocking, freezing, but in reality under the ice of winter life pulsates, the seeds sprout, Spring is prepared, ready to occupy the land of new green vegetation, ready for a new cycle.
Isa What we want to say is that basically there is no death, is part of life, it is very important and imperative, the Buddha defines “impermanence”, the transient state that characterizes every being.

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.”

  • 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.”


Until we merry meet again

Blessed Be

Mistress of the Mountains


The Runes of Odin (10. Nauthiz, Nyth)

 of Odin (10. Nauthiz, Nyth)






Galdr :

Pathwalking with the Rune :

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. “

Literal Meanings of “Nauthiz”

Need, necessity, trouble, constraint


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)




Galdr :

Pathwalking with the Rune :

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

“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

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.

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 signals a major shift of energies as the Elder Futhark begins its second row of aetts. Hagalaz is the rune of objective confrontation with past patterns. It will uncover the vast flow of energies around and through human energy systems. Its nature is completely impersonal and it represents power generally beyond human ability to harness.

Hail shocks you with stinging hardness (confrontation) then it melts into water which creates germination of seeds (transformation). The ancients describe hail as a grain rather than as ice, thus creating a metaphor for a deeper truth of life. It contains the seed of all the other runic energies and this can be seen in its other form, a six-fold snowflake. Spiritual awakening often comes from times of deep crisis.

As the ninth rune, Hagalaz has a special place in the ordering, as nine has particular significance in the elder futhark. Nine signals completion of a perfect pattern. Nine months is one of nature’s most regular human cycles, that of the gestation period for a baby in a mother’s womb. In this sense it is a protective rune, and assists us in acceptance of the unalterable, the seeking of shelter and patience while things blow over.

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




Alternative Names

Haegl, Hagl, Haegl, Hagal, Hagall.



Key Phrase

‘Never shy away from challenges

as they strengthen and teach you

throughout your life.’




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


Associated Colour Light Blue

Associated Herb



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




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.




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



Hagalaz Drawn Upright


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.



The Hagalaz rune is seen as potential energy of neutral power by an external force. Appearing as it does at the beginning of the second Aett, it marks both a beginning and an end and indicates a warning not to become too complacent.



Hagalaz lies between the rune Kenaz (fire) and Isa (ice) reminding us of the creative potential that lies between these two opposites, eventhough initially their meeting may seem destructive.



Essential to the understanding of the Hagalaz rune is the idea that the destruction of the old brings necessary growth of the new. This concept is contained in the Norse myths of Ragnarok and of creation. Hagalaz represents a dramatic event or trauma which comes from outside your own immediate perceptions.



Hagalaz is the ‘bolt from the blue’ that shakes things up, then rearranges them perfectly. This rune is integrated into the mysteries of renewal through destruction. Like Odin, sometimes one must lose all in order to find his or her own personal power. The transformation from destruction to fertility comes after much upheaval.



Like the Tower card in the Tarot deck, Hagalaz is only a ‘negative’ rune if we choose to view it that way and refuse to see the lesson for what it is, and learn it.





Challenges are occurring in your life, but these are to be embraced rather than feared. A hailstorm, for example, may seem daunting and scary at first, but if you catch a hailstone you will realise that it is only water and is not to be feared.



Look upon your challenges as opportunities for greater learning and growth. The greater the challenge, the more wisdom you can acquire once you have overcome the obstacles in your path.



Hagalaz is a ‘wake up call’. It is the rune that tells you that although things may appear to be going well, due to complacency on your behalf, you may be about to take a tumble.



Hagalaz is the rune that tells you to pay attention. Often throughout one’s life we receive ‘wake-up calls’ which are often misinterpreted as ‘Divine punishment’ for some imagined wrong, when in fact they are merely a way of drawing your attention to a recurrent pattern in your life which needs to be addressed in order for you to progress, positively.



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.



When the Hagalaz rune is drawn be aware that there are external forces around you which will make situations and issues come to a head. You may experience a physical, emotional or spiritual upheaval of sorts, which ultimately, will clear out the old to allow in the new.



Change is definitely necessary. An adjustment on world-views and personal outlook may be indicated. Initially, all may seem catastrophic, but its aftermath will prove fruitful. Your power lies within your inner-strength and it is this that will provide you with support and guidance at a time when everything you’ve taken for granted is being challenged.



Hagalaz Drawn Reversed (Merkstave)


Hagalaz cannot be reversed, but may lie in opposition. Natural disasters, the sudden destroyer, uncontrolled forces, inner and outer, a hail of weapons, delay, upheaval in personal unconscious, catastrophe, stagnation, accident, unavoidable bad luck, challenge to change, destruction, disruption, loss of power, pain, suffering, hardship, sickness, crisis.



Hagalaz drawn reversed indicates a time of trial and tribulations and a test of your true inner strengths and weaknesses.



Drawn merkstave, Hagalaz implies a catastrophic natural disaster may be about to strike. On a personal level it indicates loss of power and a period of stagnation, hardship and loss, brought about perhaps by illnes

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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)





Spiritual Change


Galdr :

Pathwalking with the Rune :

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.


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”

Success and achievement of a goal. The attainment of desire, possibly a person, a monetary desire, or otherwise. Fantasies are soon to be fulfilled when this rune appears. One must be careful that the desires in this rune do not give rise to an obsessive nature. Too much focus can be placed on the end goal rather than the means of achieving it. The appearance of this rune may indicate a need to stop and reassess — to take measure of the object of one’s pursuits. Wunjo reminds us that some fantasies are best left to the realm of fantasy. Cautionary notes aside, Wunjo is a rune of great happiness and deserved celebration. It is an indication to enjoy all that it has to offer. Success and the true rewards of a job well done. Wunjo may also indicate a conflict that has not yet occured — but will prove beneficial — and ultimately result in victory, joy and material gain. ultimately result in victory, joy and material gain.

Inverted Meaning

A goal takes longer to reach than was expected. A journey towards a goal is painful. The need to try harder in order to realize one’s dreams. There is a definite need to reassess the end goal and ensure that it is the right one when one sees Wunjo inverted.

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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


Galdr :

Pathwalking with the Rune :

  • 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…

Divinatory value : A present. A new friendship based on the mutual sharing. Strengthening of an alliance, of a friendship. Reciprocity in the actions or the feelings.

Spiritual value : Rune of the self-sacrifice, Gebo teaches that there is always a price to be paid to progress on the spiritual path which going towards the Consciousness.

Physiological value : The brain, the pineal gland, the vertebral column, the genital organs.

Wisdom guidance : ” Learn to know the value of every thing and the value of nothing. Happiness worth nothing if it is not shared…”

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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


Missing Loved Ones

As the veil grows ever thinner I find myself getting more excited but at the same time missing my parents and other loved ones more. I have found this happening every year for the week before Samhain. To help combat the loneliness, sadness, I try to take more walks to look at the beautiful fall colors or lose myself in reading or another hobby. As a channeler for those who have crossed this time of year can overwhelm me if I allow it. Many empaths also feel others energy or feelings or physical maladies more than usual. Even those without these abilities may find themselves hearing or feeling loved ones around especially if they have crossed over in the past year.

I guess the point I am trying to make is we all can commune with those who have crossed over if we want to if we do not want then I suggest putting a magical shield up around yourself to keep them away. An easy way to do this is to ask Archangel Micheal to shield you with his white light so no one may reach you that has crossed over. If you want to commune with anyone who has crossed that is family you can use this simple spell that I use to call to my ancestors when I am in need of their guidance.

Blood to blood I call to thee

Blood to blood I honor thee

Blood to blood (put in person name you are wanting to visit with) come to me

Repeat the spell three times for each person you are calling to. Then sit quietly as in meditation and listen for them and/or to feel their presence around you. The person also may wait and come to you in a dream. Remember to tell the person they are free to go back from wherever they came anytime they chose to.

For a non-blood related person, you wish to commune with you can use this simple spell.

Friend to friend I call to thee

Friend to friend I honor thee

Friend to friend (put in person name you wish to commune with) come to me.

Repeat the spell three times for each person you are calling to. Then sit quietly as in meditation and listen for them and/or to feel their presence around you. The person also may wait and come to you in a dream. Remember to tell the person they are free to go back from wherever they came anytime they chose to.

Either of these spells can be done any time of the year you would like to commune with someone who has crossed. If the person does not come to you it be because they have started a new lifetime, are getting ready to start a new one, or as simple as they do not feel like communing at that time.



Runes of Odin / 2. URUZ/


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Galdr :

Shamanic Journey with the Rune :

Meanings :



Element : Earth

Gemstone : Garnet

Colour : dark green, dark grey

Tree : Birch tree

Plant : Iceland Moss

God : Thor


Divinations :  You have the strength to make your dreams come true but do not forget the responsibilities that come with this. Your strength is not imposing your will on others , this is  a strength for overcoming the attempts of the others to impose their will on you, a strength that does not allow interference into your choice.  Use this noble strength to stay focused on your goal. Do not allow you to be led astray. Do not allow negative people to upset you. Control your Ego and you will succeed.

This is a rune of changes. It requires control over whatever will be released in risky initiations, it draws new situations in life.

Reverse meaning :  you are unable to think clearly; bad health. Pay attention to the signs of your weakness or to the threats against you. You should become aware of your hidden strength.

Use : Uruz can be used on anything that needs strength, including yourself.  It can be used on objects or for healing.

The Rune can be drawn directly on parts of your body that need strength. It can also be drawn onto the main chakras, especially Solar Plexus chakra for strengthening the will. Draw it with your thumb and inhale deeply to take the Rune into yourself.

Power to stand for your will.

Change that requires courage facing new responsibilities and challenges.

Good health, vitallity, energy for overcoming or success.


Magickal Use : it strenghtens the will and the muscles. Uruz stabilises the chaotic situation or state of mind. It is used in the Craft for drawing off unwanted control, for cutting off restrictions and breaking of barriers. It encourages confidence and courage. It can be used for restoration of hope, for increasing of the sexual desire, for strenghtening the mind.

Uruz is not safe when it is magically used. If not used correctly, it can bring disbalance and it can reverse the result , thus it can do harm.

Mythology : Here is a description of Thor given in the book by Neil Gaiman “ Norse mythology “

Thor, Odin`s son, is the thunderer….Huge he is, and red-bearded, and strong, by far the strongest of all the gods. His might is increased by his belt of strength, Megingjord:when he wears it, his strength is doubled….Thor`s mother was Jord, the earth goddess. Thor`s sons are Modi, the angry , and Magni, the strong. Thor`s daughter is Thrud, the powerful.

His wife is Sif, of the golden hair. She had a son , Ullr, before she married Thor…Ullr  is a god who hunts with bow and with arrows, and he is good with skis.

Thor is the defender of Asgard and Midgard”.




Runes of Odin – 1. FEHU


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Galdr :

Shamanic Journey with the Rune :

Meanings :


Wealth, Career

Element : Fire , Earth

Colour : light red

Day : Thursday

Month : September

Stone : Moss agate

Herb : Elder, Nettle

Gods : Frey and Freya


The Rune indicates that the success is coming. What we have worked for and have put efforts for will soon come to us. Go on according to your plan. If the Rune comes close to Berkana or Gebo, the success will come as a result of personal relationships. If Fehu comes close to Othila , then the success will come as a result of heritage.

The reverse meaning of the rune is a sign for loss or disappointment. In this case,  look at the closer runes. If they are positive, then the reverse meaning of Fehu is just an obstacle or delay.

Use : The rune has a shortlived effect of adding the fine gloss of wealth or  high value on different objects. It can be drawn on presents to strenghten the “high value” effect on them or to distract someone`s attention from the real valuable things by drawing it on something that is not so valuable and thus to protect our possessions.

The rune is a channel for power, it draws the power of the Sun, Moon and the Stars into one`s personal sphere. The Rune draws abundance and wealth.

Mythology :

Frey and Freya are brother and sister twins of the Nordic pantheon closely connected with Elves and the Natural Spirits . They are children of the God of the Winds and Sea that is Njord honored by Vikings and sailors. Njord`s day is also Thursday. Njord, Frey and Freya are Gods of abundance, wealth and each one of them has a specific power. Frey is the God of fertility and agriculture honored by peasants , Freya is the Goddess with extreme beauty and she rules matters of love and sex, marriage and also magick, Freya is believed to be the First witch/volva/ that has taught all witches the Craft/Seidur as it is called in the North/ , she was a Master of transformation and hers is the falcon feathered cloak she can fly with.  Freya is Odin`s wife and with this marriage the Aesir Gods and Vanir Gods were united and lived in peace.

Let me share a little bit from the book of Neil Gaiman“ Norse Mythology” to illustrate her : “ Freya was the most  beautiful of all the gods. Her golden hair tumbled about her shoulders , and it glinted in the morning light. Freya`s two cats prowled the room , eager to pull her chariot. Around her neck , as golden and shining as her hair, glittered the necklace of the Brisings, made for Freya by the dwarfs far underground”.

When she cried , her tears were golden. And this explains the phrase “Freya`s tears” that means “gold” in the old Norse poetry.

Until we merry meet again

Mistress of the Mountains





Tracing the Origins of the Infamous Ouija Board

The Ouija board (known also as a Spirit board or Talking board) is a type of board commonly believed to enable its users to communicate with the spirit world. A Ouija board usually has the letters of the alphabet inscribed onto it, the numbers 0 – 9, along with words such as ‘yes’, ‘no’, and ‘goodbye’. In addition to the board itself, each Ouija includes a planchette, a teardrop-shaped device with three legs. The planchette is normally made of wood or plastic, and usually has either a hole in its middle or a kind of pointer. For the Ouija to operate, two or more people should be seated around the board, with their fingertips placed on the planchette. A question is then asked, and the planchette apparently seema to move on its own, thus providing an answer.


Although the practice of obtaining messages from seemingly supernatural things is almost as old humanity itself, the Ouija board is arguably a more modern divination object. Some sources have argued that Pythagoras put forth talking boards in 540 BC and others have likened them to ancient writing devices from China, but most of these beliefs fall flat when their original sources cannot be found, or, the stories are found to have been created as a form of publicity or based on misinformation.

Talking boards are known instead to have their origins in a movement known as Spiritualism…

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