The runes are a great resource when dealing with the metaphysics of the universe. Here is a great video for rune meditation by Freya Aswynn. I just wish the runes were colored in red. All 24 runes of the elder futhark are introduced. You will feel the charge of the runic energies as she calls the runes one by one. Try to envision each rune in bright red and let it meld into the mind’s eye. As with any skill, concentration and vivid visualizations will greatly add to the success of working with the runes.
This is a great exercise to do daily until you can do it on your own without any assistance. Here is a link for a better understanding of the runes.
Odin, the Norse High God of the Aesir, hung from the world tree, Yggdrasil, impaled on his own spear, for nine days and nights in order to gain the knowledge of runes. When the runes appeared below him, he reached down and took them up, and the runic knowledge gave him power. He later passed on this knowledge to the Vanir goddess Freya. She, in turn, taught him the magic of seidhr. Heimdall, the god who guarded the Rainbow Bridge, taught the runes to mankind.
Runic alphabets first appeared among German tribes in central and eastern Europe. The runes were made of straight lines to make the characters suitable for cutting into wood or stone. The Old Germanic Runic alphabet or “Elder Futhark” contains 24 runes. The first six runes of the alphabet spell out the word “FUTHARK”.
Here are the 24 runes that make up the Elder Futhark
Fehu – Divination meanings: finances and prosperity, could also refer to person’s libido
Magical uses: energy projection or drawing energy, increase wealth, increase libido
Uruz – Divination meanings: Represents health matters or courage
Magical uses: Healing, shaping and forming of desire or will, knowledge of self
Thurisaz – Divination meanings: Aggressive conflicts or aimed might- stubbornness
Magical Uses: Warding and protection, curses, awaken the magical will
Ansuz – Divination meanings: Communications, wisdom and learning from past
Magical uses: magical incantation, wisdom, psych-ism and divine communication
Raidho – Divination meanings: Travel or movement, moral right and wrong
Magical uses: Moral justice, rhythm and timing, ordered movement
Kenaz – Divination meanings: Being in control, knowing what to do
Magical uses: Control of sexual energy for creative shaping and reshaping, releases spirit into realms of power
Gebo – Divination meanings: Gifts, any matter of exchanging, relationships
Magical uses: love magic, endless exchange of energy, mystical union, binding, a gift for a gift, karmic payback
Wunjo – Divination meanings: Personal Wishing, joy or happiness
Magical uses: Personal happiness, healing relationships,
Hagalaz – Divination meanings: Uncontrolled destiny or forces that affect us (can be disruptive)
Magical uses: Completeness and bring into being, warding or protection
Nautiz – Divination meanings: Need, testing or suffering
Magical uses: Overcoming fate and stress, develops magical will, sudden inspiration and inner might
Isa – Divination Meanings: Stuck or blocked, frozen, could reference the ego
Magical uses: strengthen concentration and will, binding as in constraint or constriction, halt movement
Jera – Divination meanings: Harvest, hopes and expectations, could also be gradual change
Magical uses: Patience and natural harmony of magical will, Spiritual understanding, creative planning, interactions with nature and natural time cycles
Eihwaz – Divination meanings: A person’s motivation or will power
Magical uses: Death initiation, wisdom from past lives, increase and store power, spirit communication
Perthro – Divination meanings: Divination, that which is becoming or something hidden
Magical uses: Divination, perception of fate, to manifest magical intent
Elhaz (Algiz) – Divination meanings: Protection, Spiritual connection or protection
Magical uses: Protection, communication and connection with guardian spirit, spiritual cleansing, strengthen magical power, traveling through other worlds or astral travel
Sowilo – Divination meanings: The higher self or guidance, triumph
Magical uses: Strengthen magical spiritual will, guardianship and guidance, personal triumph
Tiwaz – Divination meanings: Ordering force, justice or legal matters
Magical uses: Victory and justice, defense magic, to strengthen with spiritual and moral force
Berkano – Divination meanings: Birth or fertility, female nurturing or issues
Magical uses: Fertility magic, concealment and secrecy, to bring into being
Ehwaz – Divination meanings: Bonding or relationships with others
Teutonic is a word that was once used to denote a specific Germanic tribe, but now encompasses a heritage that includes much of Northern Europe including Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland. This is mainly due to the travels of the Teutonic people and the spread of their wisdom.
Teutonic numerology is different from western numerology and has a different spiritual meaning of numbers in that counting worked on a base 12 system. Therefor the concept of perfect numbers is shifted to 12 and its multiples. In Teutonic numerology the numbers have specific meanings that usually correspond with rune magic.
One – represents the prime source and is the end of the synthesizing process
Two – represents duality, twins and active balance
Three – One of the first magical numbers of the Teutonic people. Three represents action and reaction. It represents the synthesis of opposites.
Four – this is the number of stability, completeness, and the wholeness of Earth. It bears reference to the four dwarves who forged Freya’s necklace. It is also associated with the sun.
Five – The Germanic week was only five days long. Five is a number of active order and control
Six – It is another magical number, representing the balance of two and the synthesis of three, but is not mentioned much in Teutonic mythology
Seven – This number is not mentioned much in the myths, but some believe it can be a number of death and can be used for contact with other worlds.
Eight – Represents the completeness of the Heavens and the otherworlds. It is the number of travel between the worlds being associated with Sleipnir. It is a number of wholeness. There are 3 sets of 8 runes that make up the elder futhark.
Nine – This is the greatest magical number. Odhinn hangs nine nights on the tree Yggdrasil. There are also nine worlds in Teutonic belief. It is a number of power and direction.
Ten and Eleven have very little meaning in Teutonic numerology
Twelve – Another number of great wholeness and being. There are 12 Gods and 12 Goddesses and 12 great halls of Asgard. Twelve is a number of earthly power
Thirteen – This is a number of wisdom and magical power.