This Page Is Dedicated To The Use Of Runes. The Information Posted Here Was Received From Horik Svenson's Book "Runes".
The word RUNE means "Tree". Trees are to Druids, what the crucifix is
to Christians (no offense ... really that's true!) It's the symbol of where they come from (above/branches) who we are (physical/trunk) and where we are going (below/roots).
The original RUNES were either river stones or wood chips ... any
material that naturally contained the symbol(s)through the 'course of it's
life'. A Druid would spend most of his/her life collecting RUNES, because
they were born of the Earth Mother, never made or carved by hand.
RUNE symbols were often painted and incorporated into buildings and
ceremonial circles for the purpose of calling the energy or protection of
that particular tree. The teachings of the RUNES and their true power was
born of the Earth Mother and came through the tree of life.
Today, I would consider only those RUNES made of natural materials to
be of any real use for divination. Stones, fired clay, semi-precious gems
are perfectly suited to this use. Please do not use wood for making RUNES!
DO NOT KILL A TREE TO REPRESENT A TREE!!!
Still, the best RUNES are those made naturally, rocks and stones that already have the symbols within them, for their connection to the Earth is
vital. Each RUNE is associated with a tree. The properties of the trees
KNOWLEDGE - roots into the "other world".
- roots, fruits, and the bark of the tree.
LIFE FORCE -
food, provided either from the tree such as fruit, or the birds,
squirrels, etc.that may live in the tree.
SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE -
the arms or branches of the tree raise to the heavens.
- a unique and physical attribute of the tree. Some trees are for
love, some are for building because of their strength, some are for magic,
Below Are The Runes And Their Meanings:
FEOH : Symoblizes Vitality And Power, Especially In The Area Of Personal Wealth. The Strength of FEOH Means It's Good For Any Undertaking, And For Moving A Situation Onwards And Upwards; A Positive Rune.
REVERSED: Signifies Loss, Restriction And Being Overcome By The Odds.
UR : Is
Good For Any Enterprise That Has A High Risk Factor,Investments, Or A
Tough Decision. It Symbolizes A Rapid Change, And New Responisibilities
As Well As The Ability To Conquer Any Obstructions. A Very Strong Rune.
REVERSED: This Would Signify The Querent Is About To Go Through A
Major Change That Will Not Be For The Better.
Is A Powerful Rune That Can Also Be Used In A Protective Manner.It Is
Especially Valuable When THe Querant Is Faced With Circumstances Beyond
Their Control. It Is Also The Helping Hand Of Fate That Allows Abrupt
And Potentially Dangerous Changes To Be Overcome.
Querent Is Faced With A Difficult Situation and Is Unlikely To Be Able
To Make Good.
Is The Rune Of Communication And Works Well For Such Matters As Writing
Poetry, Public Speaking Or Passing Exams. It's Also Good If There Is
Some Learning That Is To Be Done, Or Some Test That Relies On Personal
Magnetism And Social Skills.
REVERSED: This Would Signify Bad Advice
Has Been Given Or Offered.
Is A Rune Of Travel. It Also Rules Travel In The Broader Sense Of Inner
Journeying. A Degree Of Change Is Implicit In This Rune. Plan On A Trip
Of Some Kind When This Rune Is Shown.
REVERSED: Obstacles And Delays
Associated With Travel Will Be Encountered. Travel Can Present Itself At
A Very Awkward Moment And Leave The Home Situation Exposed.
Is A Very Positive Rune That Symbolizes The Gentler Acts Of Creation
Such As Writing Music, or Crafting Talismans.
It Uses All Aspects Of
Life With A Protective And Creative Warmth.
REVERSED: This Rune
Signifies Loss. A Business Deal Will Fall Apart/ If Hoping For A Child,
False Hopes, False Alarms, Barrenness.
Is Strongly Associated With Gifts-Both Giving And Receiving.
The Act Of Giving That Creates Harmony In All Things
This Rune Is
Especially Auspicious When The Subject Is Personal Relationships. This
Rune May Be Issuing A Form Of A Warning, Nothing Comes Without A Price.
Is The Ultimate Happy Rune. It Symbolizes The Old Adage, "All's Well
That Ends Well." Like All Good Things, It's possible To Have Too Much Of
A Good Thing, So A Degree Of Restraint Is Also Implied. It Naturally
Points To Wonderful Times In Affairs Of The Heart.
Challenges Will Not Be Met.
HAGALL: Is A
Rune That Links Directly Into The Primal Forces Of The Universe. And Can
Be A Little Unpredictable. In Some Circumstances, It Can Indicate
But More Often Points To The Need To Understand The
Precise Limits Of The Particular Situation And Trust That Luck Will See
You Thru. Such Faith Is Usually Rewarded.
: Means Need. It Implies That A Situation Has Become Blocked In Some
Way, And That It Requires Patience To Resolve Matters. Nied Is Excellent
For The Achievement Of Long-Term Goals. It Does Not Usually Sit Well In
Matters Of Love And Sex, And May Indicate That Bridges May Need To Be
: Symbolizes "A Time Out" When Matters Have Reached Such A Stage
That To Freeze Frame For A While Is The Soundest Course Of Action. It
Allows Energy To Rebuild Which Helps One To Fight Another Day, Just As
Winter Allows The Earth To Rest Before The Growing Phase Of Spring.
: Is The Rune Of Cyclical Return When You Can Harvest The Rewards Of
Your Actions. The Word Also Implies Legalities, And Jara Is Auspicious
For All Litigation. It Can Also Symbolize Birth, Whether It Is A Child,
New Relationship, Or Business Venture. On another level, this rune can represent
disturbing forces at work, represented as it is by two interlocking forces whirling
around each other.
: Is One Of The Most Mystical Runes And Gives Direct Access To The
Spirit World Or Occult. This Power Can Be Used In Many Ways But Yr Is
Never Evil. It Is Ultimately Very Protective, Giving The Power To Remove
Anyone Or Anything That Is Creating Obstacles. Yr Shows That There Is A
Way Out Of Any Difficulty As Long As The Situation Is Approached In The
: Is Allied Closely With All Things Hidden. Thus It Is Good For
Gambling And Financial Speculation, Or Investment Of Any Kind. It Is
Also Good For Finding Anything Lost, Be It Physical Or Inner Knowledge.
REVERSED: What Is About To Be Revealed To The Querent Will Not Be
: Symbolizes Protection In Every Form. Its Shape Resembles A
Lightening Rod, Drawing The Life Force Down Into The Ground, Or Drawing
The Power Of THe Gods Into Everyday Life. This Is A Powerful Rune,
Bestowing Protection From Enemies, Increasing Friendship, And Success In
REVERSED: The Querent Is About To Be Duped.
: Is A Rune That Symbolizes The Life Force Itself. It Is The Sun At
The Centre Of The Solar System Around Which Brings Life And Warmth To
The Planet. Sigel Is A Very Positive Rune And Bodies Well For Health In
: By Its Very Symbol Is Obviously Martial, Which Implies That It Is
A Battle Rune. Tir At Its Best Whenever There Is A Difficult Situation
To Be Faced. It Is Naturally Combative And Will Always Seek TO Win Any
Confrontation. The Positive Spirit It Brings To Life Will Help In
Recovering From Serious Illness Or Accident.
REVERSED: The Querent
Is In A Weak Frame Of Mind.
: Symbolizes A Woman, Womankind In General Or Mother Gaia Herself.
This Is A Very Protective And Nurturing Rune With Specifically Domestic
Duties. Thus It Is Applicable To Matters Concerning Fertility, Children,
Spouse And Family.
REVERSED:Beorc Becomes A Symbol Of Sterility,
Implying Difficulties On The Domestic Front.
: Is Another Change Rune. It Is Excellent Whenever There Is A Need
To ALter One's Circumstances. The Change It Signifies Is Not Abrupt Or
Unexpected And Must Be Made Carefully And Within Clear And Prescribed
Limits. It Defines The Surrounding Runes And Makes The Inherent Flaws In
The Current Position Obvious.
REVERSED: Means Basically The Same As
: Is A Very Humanistic Rune That Governs Relationships. It Is Very
Effacious For Situations In Which Aid From Others Is required, Or For
Any Group Enterprise, Especially If It Will Benefit Others. It Also
Governs The Rational Mind And Is Good For Times When Learning,
Inventiveness Or Serious Mental Application Is Required.
The Querant Is Surrounded By People That Do Not Have His/Her Best
Interests At Heart.
: Is Another Female Rune, Allied Closely With The Creative Process.
It Is Valuable For Any Artistic Endeavor, Be It Painting, Music, Or
Writing. This Rune Gives The Power To Contact The Side Of Human Nature
That Is Beyond The Scope Of The Rational Mind, So It Governs The
Imagination And Psychic Powers.
REVERSED: Signifies Weakness And
: Is A Male Rune, But A Partner To Lagu, And By Association, Also A
Fertility Rune. Ing Is Extremely Positive And Brings Great Power To Any
Situation. It Is An Excellent Rune For Bringing Matters To A
Satisfactory Conclusion, But Perhaps More Importantly, It Gives The
Power To Retain The Success That Has Been Achieved.
: Represents Daylight, Implying That It Is Of Great Value When A
Situation Needs To Be Seen From All Angles. It Is Also Very Good For
Making A Positive Change, Particularly In Personal Values And Outlook.
This Rune Shows That Everything Is Out In The Open And There Are No
Hidden Dangers In Dark Corners. It Represents Security. Daeg Is
Generally Accepted To Be Excellent For Increasing Financial Standing.
OTHEL : Is A Very Earthy And Pragmatic Rune Governing The Family Home, Land, Furniture Etc. It Also Governs All The Activities In The Domestic Arena Such As Physical Labor On Or Around The Dwelling As Well As
Gardening, And Even The Care Of The Family Money In Terms Of Investments. As It Represents Family Life And Ancestry In General, It Also Governs Care Of The Elderly, A Traditional Family Responsibility. REVERSED: The Querent Will Face Whatever He/She Is Up Against, Alone.
WYRD : Is A Mysterious Rune That Tells The Querent That They Must Accept What Is To Follow, The Outcome Is Inevitable. This Rune May Signify A Pleasant Or Tough Message Depending On The Surrounding Runes.
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