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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Ogham

Definition

by 
published on 11 May 2012

The Book of Ballymote (by Dbachmann)

One of the stranger ancient scripts one might come across, Ogham is also known as the ‘Celtic Tree Alphabet’. Estimated to have been used from the fourth to the tenth century CE, it is believed to have been possibly named after the Irish god Ogma but this is debated widely. Ogham actually refers to the characters themselves, the script as a whole is more appropriately named Beith-luis-nin after the order of alphabet letters BLFSN.

DESCRIPTION

The script originally contained twenty letters grouped into four groups of five. Five more letters were later added creating a fifth group. Each of these groups was named after its first letter. There are some four to five hundred surviving ogham inscriptions throughout Britain and Ireland with the largest number appearing in Pembrokeshire. The rest of the inscriptions were located around south-eastern Ireland, Scotland, Orkney, the Isle of Man and around the border of Devon and Cornwall. Ogham was used to write in Archaic Irish, Old Welsh and Latin mostly on wood and stone and is based on a high medieval Briatharogam tradition of ascribing the name of trees to individual characters. The inscriptions containing Ogham are almost exclusively made up of personal names and marks of land ownership.

ORIGIN THEORIES…

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An Introduction to Ogham

The Ogham Stone - An Introduction to Ogham

The marks on the edges of this pillar stone (left) are characters from an alphabet that was used in fifth-century Ireland.
Known as ogham, the 25-letter alphabet was supposedly inspired by Ogma, god of eloquence.

  • Ogham was carved and read from BOTTOM to TOP.
    (Also carved, occasionally, right to left).
  • Also written as ogam or ogum, it is pronounced “AHG-m” or “OH-ehm.”
  • Ogham served as an alphabet for one of the ancient Celtic languages. Its origin is uncertain: it may have been adapted from a sign language.
    Current understanding is that the names of the main twenty letters are also the names of 20 trees sacred to the druids.
    Some authors have suggested the existance of a 13 month calendar which shared some of these names.
  • A 15th century treatise on Ogham, The Book of Ballymote, confirms that ogham was a secret, ritualistic language.
    However, there is no direct evidence that the Ogham alphabet was used [in antiquity] for divination or any other magical purposes. ( see notes )

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Scrying and Divination Techniques

Scrying is something I bet you’ve done without even realizing it – the beginning part of it anyway.

How many times have you watched the clouds drifting by in the sky, seeing faces and shapes in them? Have you ever stared blankly at a wall, ceiling, or floor and seen faces and shapes move across them?

That is scrying. (kind of) 😉 It means getting into a relaxed, meditative state and focusing on the shapes and symbols we see, and trying to interpret what meaning they may have for us.

Scrying is a form of divination, which means “fortelling the future,” but it is also a great tool…

For the rest of this article please click on this link: http://wingsforthespirit.com/scrying-divination/scrying-divination-techniques/

Pendulum Divination

A pendulum is one of the simplest and easiest forms of divination. It’s a simple matter of Yes/No questions being asked and answered. Although you can purchase pendulums commercially, ranging from about $15 – $60, it’s not hard to make one of your own. Typically, most people use a crystal or stone, but you can use any object that’s got a bit of weight to it.

MAKE YOUR OWN PENDULUM

If you decide to make your own pendulum, you’ll need a few basic supplies:

  • A crystal or other stone
  • Jeweler’s wire or string
  • A lightweight chain

Take the crystal and wrap it in a length of jeweler’s wire. When you’re done wrapping it, leave a loop at the top. Attach one end of the chain to the loop. You’ll want to make sure the chain isn’t too long, because you’ll probably be using it over a table or other surface. Generally, a chain between 10 – 14″ is perfect. Also, be sure you tuck in any poky pieces of wire so you don’t jab yourself later.

CHARGE AND CALIBRATE YOUR PENDULUM…

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All About Samhain – Celebrating the Witches’ New Year in the Southern Hemisphere Part 2

SAMHAIN MAGIC, DIVINATION AND SPIRIT WORK

For many Pagans, Samhain is a time to do magic that focuses on the spirit world. Learn how to properly conduct a seance, how to do some Samhain divination workings, and the way to figure out what a spirit guide is really up to!

By Patti Wigington

How Tarot Cards Work

This is an interesting “scientific” article by     on the website How Things Work. You may not agree with everything or even anything the article says but in an effort to bring you different points of view on a subject I thought it worth putting on Coven Life.

In most people’s minds, “Tarot card reading” means a woman in flowing robes, leaning over a small table in a candlelit room, foretelling impending doom.

But that’s not really what Tarot cards are about. In fact, they’re not even really meant to tell your fortune or future. According to The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, “The most powerful sources of information come from within; the Tarot aids in coming in contact with one’s Higher Self.”

But what does that mean? In this article, we’ll look at the various ideas about where Tarot cards come from, what they mean and how a deck of cards can possibly tell you anything about yourself. You’ll learn why it matters where the cards fall and why you don’t have to be a psychic to do a Tarot reading.

Types of Readings

There are actually two different types of Tarot readings: question readings and open readings.

Question Readings…

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Tarot.com’s Tarot Guide

Tarot is an ancient divination that began in 14th century Europe. Traditional Tarot decks consist of 78 cards (the Major and Minor Arcana) depicting symbolic archetypes that allow us to tap into our intuition and gain clarity through Tarot card readings. Today, Tarot readings remain one of the most popular tools for insight and reflection worldwide.

To learn more on this subject as presented by I think the website’s owner please click on this link: https://www.tarot.com/tarot

A Tought for Today

If you are thinking of doing an astrological chart, I suggest you start with your birth chart. This is the to me id the most important chart and the easiest.

I have found over the years when doing an astrological chart it is best to combine a few different types of astrological views in combination to get the best reading for yourself or others. While most westerns use only the Sun Signs include looking at the Chinese, and Celtic/Druid information as well. This can give you a better idea of where you stand in the Universe and possibly what awaits you and makes you part of who you are.

Remember though the future is not written in stone and your actions and/or words may change what you see on your birth chart. You can also do love charts, financial charts, and other as well. This is a form of divination so if you do a chart except your birth one have a specific question to ask and keep it in your mind when doing a chart for that specific question.

I will also tell you that to do a thorough chart of any kind can be time-consuming and does not need to be completed in one sitting. If you stop and go back to it make your you ask the question exactly the same way every time. When I do a chart say for how my money situation is going to be over the next year I write my original question down and keep it with the papers for the chart I am doing, that way the question never changes until I am done with that specific chart.

I no longer to charts of any kind for anyone but myself and my family, so please do not ask me to. Thank you.

Blessed be dear ones.

Oracles & Divination in Druidry

The Druid took four wands of yew and upon them he wrote Oghams, and by his keys of poetic wisdom and through his Ogham he divined that Etain was in Bri Leith
with Midir.

Tochmarc Etaine

In ancient times Druids used many methods of divination: from simple weather-witching to the sophisticated interpretation of bird flight, from the observation of animal behaviour to the interpretation of planetary configurations. Almost certainly each of the four elements was used for augury, as they were used for healing. It is likely that the signs and associated feelings conveyed by earth cast on a sheet or drum-skin were read as a fortune teller might read the tea-leaves, and the shapes of passing clouds or of the images found in the fire or in gazing into pools of water were undoubtedly further sources of inspiration. We know the term the Irish Druids used for cloud divination – Neldoracht – and we know too of more complex methods of divining used in Ireland, including Tarbhfeis, which involved the diviner being wrapped in a bull’s hide to aid their clairvoyance.

For the rest of this article go to:

http://www.druidry.org/druid-way/teaching-and-practice/oracles-divination-druidry