Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Remaining Runes

Well...goodness! I hadn't realized just how many of these were left! I am determined however to summarize these and move on to a tarot card of the week, so be prepared for an explanation of the remaining six runes.


Jera is the Rune of the harvest. If you put in the hard work you are rewarded for it. You Reap what you Sow. You've made your bed now lie in it. Jera encompasses all of these because that is literally what the harvest is. These saying exist for a reason. Its symbol is the pattern of the interlocking wheat grains on the stalk.


Sowilo is the Rune of the sun. Its symbol is a ray shining down from the sun. It is light, victory, fullfillment, and health. Like Naudhiz is all the struggles and hardship, Sowilo is all the success and happiness.


Tiwaz is the Rune of MALE ENERGY. It is the compliment to Berkana, and like Berkana it can sometimes represent an actual person in your life. Its symbol is a Spear raised aloft pointing towards the heavens. This rune also has the curious property as it also sometimes represents an arrow--literally, it will point in my readings at people around the room as well as rune formations, etc. Once in a 'find this' reading it actually pointed in the direction of the lost object. My runes have a sense of humor. :)


Laguz is the Rune of the wave. Its symbol is that of a wave cresting. Essentially if you think of water and everything it represents you have the meaning of this rune. Emotion, intuition, feeling. Like water it can be calm or turbulent.


Ingwaz is the Rune of the explorer. I think I tend to have a bit of different meaning here than most people, but bear with me. Its symbol is that of a person standing feet shoulder-width apart and fists raised jubilantly in the air. The traveller was a novel thing to the Norse, and adventurer. Most people didn't have a concept past their farmstead or perhaps the nearest village. The explorer however went and saw things the people back home could only imagine. They mapped the uncharted places of the world. This Rune is that sense of exploration and new discovery.


Othala is the Rune of family. Its symbol is a house with its roof and doors. It can bring attention to members of one's family or talk of love and community. Since I am somewhat estranged from my family this rune tends to be a bit negative for me--nagging really. Occluded it can mean an abusive parent...or estrangement or things of that sort. It could call on you to check up on a family member, they might be sick or in need of support. Generally this is a supportive Rune.

Well, there they are! Quite a hefty bit. Othala would have worked really well as a Rune of the Day for Thanksgiving...ah well. Hindsight's 20/20. And yes, this means that starting this Monday I will start posting a Tarot Card of the Week! Hopefully this will give me insight into the card's reading as well!

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