The Runes of Odin (15. Algiz)

 

Element : Air

Tree : Yew

Plant : grass shrubs

Meaning : Protection, Growth, Fast  Development

God: Heimdall

Stone : Rainbow tourmaline, Agate, Fluorite, Jasper, Diamond

Day : Saturday

Colour : rainbow, golden

Month : February

Zodiac sign : Cancer

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

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

The word Algiz literally means pine woods or sedge reeds. It can also mean rapid development, protection and growth. It depicts a person with upraised arms and also elk’s antlers. The raised hands depict a protective gesture. The rune is that of protection. In the spiritual sense, it indicates reaching up to the divine power.

The rune also represents success and quick achievement of goals. It keeps a person alert and aware and protects one from attacks as well. It brings wisdom and clarity of thoughts in a person.

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The Rune is pronunced with deep vibration of the sound Z. It means protection from amy kind of danger. It is both protection and defence : physical, psychic, personal, collective one. It connects people and gods. It keeps one safe from evil. The Rune brings friendship, strenghtens the good luck and the life force. It can provide mystical and spiritual communication with beings of no human nature. It provides communications with other worlds, especially Asgard and the cosmic wells of Urd, Mimir and Hvergelmir /https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hvergelmir/. The Rune Algiz strenghtens the magical powers too.

It symbolizes the antlers of the Elk, the sharp stems of  the grass shrubs, the raised hands of the one who is calling the gods.

Divination : the efforts that have been put will lead to success. Like a fast growing tree, your plans will have a quick development. At the same time you will be protected from attacks.

Awareness, wisdom and clear mind will be your guides. But if your behaviour becomes irrational, you will lose the protection of Algiz. The rune indicates that “ the Angel Guardian is near “, this can manifest like a good advice or help from friends at a difficult moment for you. Sometimes this rune shows that it is time for you to take a risky initiation but you should think well and act accordingly.

Revered meaning : at the moment you are not well protected. You should avoid risk. It is possible someone to mislead you. Be prepared to face some difficulties and avoid any offers that provoke doubts in you. It can also mean that you are misled by yourself. Be careful with the new friendships and love affairs. Do not trust anyone untill you get to know him/her well enough.

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Pathwalking with the rune : This is a rune of defence. It creates a border that will stop the intruder. Contrary to Eihwaz , Algiz is not created for battles.  Algiz keeps the territory and property safe while the owner is not there and Eihwaz can be used for defence in battles. Eihwaz is hidden, the one who attacks does not see it unless he/she stumbles and fall. And Algiz is visible. When the intruder nears the border, Algiz will signalize its presence and will give the intruder a feeling of “ this place is well protected, it is dangerous for you, it is not safe for you to step there”. Like the Elk raises his antlers to stop the one who attacks him, like  the raised hand that means “ Stop!”, Algiz makes the one who approaches the guarded territory  decide whether to go on and take the risk or to move away and give up. Algiz can be used together with Eihwaz as a runic script for protection of borders , also with TIR for a punishment if someone does not stop and passes through the border, for protection of home it is good to add the Rune Othila to the script.

Algiz can be drawn with the index finger. Start with the stem from base to top and then draw the wings from left to right.

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The image of the Valkyrie in mythology is fully representative of the way in which the energies of Algiz work to protect you. Meditating on the image of a Valkyrie in her teacher, swan and warrior forms is a powerful method of invoking Algiz energy.

The Valkyrie will not assist in evading punishment for wrong deeds, or illegal or immoral acts. It will act to soften the blow of punishment if the person willingly accepts accountability for the harm cased by his or her acts and begins to take steps to compensate.

To read this article click here

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

 

 

Until we merry meet again

Blessed Be

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

Runes of Odin / 2. URUZ/

 

Please, check the links so can can find more information about URUZ.  You should only read the part about URUZ because the  three links below will be available with each different rune I describe in my posts.

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

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

Meanings : http://www.runemaker.com/futhark/uruz.shtml

URUZ

Strength

Element : Earth

Gemstone : Garnet

Colour : dark green, dark grey

Tree : Birch tree

Plant : Iceland Moss

God : Thor

http://www.runes.info/runepiece10.htm

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

 

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.

Fertility

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”.

 

 

 

Pagan temple in Öskjuhlíð, Reykjavík, to be completed in 2017

The pagan temple being constructed in Öskjuhlíð hill, Reykjavík, is well on its way, according to the building’s architect, Magnús Jensson. The building is the first central pagan temple to be built in the Nordic countries since the Viking age. Construction of the temple’s foundation began last autumn.

Read more: Anyone can practise the heathen Ásatrú

The temple will be built into the surrounding cliffs and overlooks the beautiful Nauthólsvík beach. Its design is timeless; being neither contemporary nor reminiscent of the Viking era. Magnús expects the project to be completed next year.

To read the rest of this article from Iceland Magazine please click on this link: http://icelandmag.visir.is/article/pagan-temple-oskjuhlid-reykjavik-be-completed-2017

A Norse temple for the 21st century

January 24, 2016

High priest Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson has had a lot on his plate lately. He is the leader of Ásatrúarfélagið, Iceland’s largest association of followers of Ásatrú, the Norse neopagan religion, and ever since news hit the international press that his association would soon be breaking ground on the first temple to the Norse gods in 1000 years, his inbox has been flooded with inquiries from foreign journalists. Ásatrú ceremonies have been disturbed by curious tourists.

This current notoriety is a far cry from the humble beginnings of Ásatrúarfélagið. Founded in 1972 by Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson, a sheep farmer and writer of rímur, a form of epic poetry (here he is, chanting the poetic Edda), the original congregation numbered just about a dozen souls. Nonetheless, in 1973 the association applied for, and received, official recognition as a faith-based organization with the right to perform marriages and funerals as well as to collect congregation tax. The worship of Odin, Thor, Freya and the other gods of the old Norse pantheon became an officially recognized religion exactly 973 years after Iceland’s official conversion to Christianity. This conversion was agreed upon at the Althing in 1000 AD; consensus was reached, with characteristic Scandinavian pragmatism, with the help of three compromises: the new Christians would still be allowed to eat horsemeat, abandon unwanted infants in the wilderness and worship the old gods in the privacy of their homes.

For the rest of this article please click on this link: http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2016/1/a-norse-temple-for-the-21st-century.html

For more on this toic from the general search I did on Google.com please click on this link: https://nortonsafe.search.ask.com/web?chn=&doi=&geo=&guid=&o=APN11908&p2=%5EEQ%5Ecd00us%5E&page=1&prt=cr&ver=&q=A+Norse+Temple+for+the+21st+Century&tpr=5&ots=1492509963960

By Speical Request – How thousands of Icelanders suddenly started worshiping the Norse gods again

February 3, 2015

The story of how Christianity arrived in Iceland, according to Nordic lore, reads like a scene ripped from “Game of Thrones.” A millennium ago, Christianity had just taken over Norway. So the Norwegian king dispatched a mighty warrior missionary named Thangbrand to Iceland to spread the good news. Thangbrand did, along the way spearing dead a great many heathens. Then came a test that would decide whether the icy island would accept Christianity or stay faithful to Thor and the other Norse gods.

Thangbrand had discovered an Icelandic beast impervious to fire. So, he said, “we shall light three fires. I shall bless the first one, you heathens shall bless the second one, and the third one shall remain without a blessing. If [he] walks through your fire unharmed but is afraid of my fire, you must accept Christianity.” The beast galloped through the heathen fire — but reared before the Christian one.

That was in the year 1000. And from that day on, according to Icelandic texts translated by the University of Pittsburgh, Iceland was a Christian nation.

But now the old Norse gods have once again emerged from the clouds to claim a people once theirs. For the first time in more than 10 centuries, thousands of Icelanders soon will be able to worship Thor, Odin, Frigg and others at a temple on which construction begins this month. Not since the collapse of the Viking age has anyone overtly worshiped at the altar of a Norse god in Iceland, which banned such displays of reverence at the rise of Christianity.

To read the rest of this Washington Post article please click on this link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/02/03/how-thousands-of-icelanders-started-worshiping-the-norse-gods-again/?utm_term=.1554bf3364f9

To read more articles on this topic click on this link for the general search I did on Google.com – https://nortonsafe.search.ask.com/web?chn=&doi=&geo=&guid=&o=APN11908&p2=%5EEQ%5Ecd00us%5E&page=1&prt=cr&ver=&q=Iceland+Is+Officially+Worshiping+Norse+Gods+Again&tpr=5&ots=1492509328627