Runelore and Magical Uses of Runes

Perthro

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 RUNE

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 RUNE

Uruz – Divination meanings: Represents health matters or courage

Magical uses: Healing, shaping and forming of desire or will, knowledge of self

THURISAZ RUNE

Thurisaz – Divination meanings: Aggressive conflicts or aimed might- stubbornness

Magical Uses: Warding and protection, curses, awaken the magical will

ANSUZ RUNE

Ansuz – Divination meanings: Communications, wisdom and learning from past

Magical uses: magical incantation, wisdom, psych-ism and divine communication

RAIDHO RUNE

Raidho – Divination meanings: Travel or movement, moral right and wrong

Magical uses: Moral justice, rhythm and timing, ordered movement

KENAZ RUNE

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 RUNE

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 RUNE

Wunjo – Divination meanings: Personal Wishing, joy or happiness

Magical uses: Personal happiness, healing relationships,

HAGALAZ RUNE

Hagalaz – Divination meanings: Uncontrolled destiny or forces that affect us (can be disruptive)

Magical uses: Completeness and bring into being, warding or protection

NAUTHIZ RUNE

Nautiz – Divination meanings: Need, testing or suffering

Magical uses: Overcoming fate and stress, develops magical will, sudden inspiration and inner might

ISA RUNE

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 RUNE

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 RUNE

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 RUNE

Perthro – Divination meanings: Divination, that which is becoming or something hidden

Magical uses: Divination, perception of fate, to manifest magical intent

ELHAZ RUNE

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 RUNE

Sowilo – Divination meanings: The higher self or guidance, triumph

Magical uses: Strengthen magical spiritual will, guardianship and guidance, personal triumph

TIWAZ RUNE

Tiwaz – Divination meanings: Ordering force,  justice or legal matters

Magical uses: Victory and justice, defense magic, to strengthen with spiritual and moral force

BERKANO RUNE

Berkano – Divination meanings: Birth or fertility, female nurturing or issues

Magical uses: Fertility magic, concealment and secrecy, to bring into being

EHWAZ RUNE

Ehwaz – Divination meanings: Bonding or relationships with others

Magical uses: Soul travel, shamanic totem animal, mystical wisdom, projecting and linking magical thoughts

MANNAZ RUNE

Mannaz – Divination meanings: Matters of the mind, attitude, personal balance

Magical uses: Strengthens all matters of the mind and psychic ability, balanced through meditation

LAGUZ RUNE

Laguz – Divination meanings: Emotions, issues with death itself or of someone you know , occult      matters

Magical uses: Increase and fill yourself with life-force, to probe the subconscious and the unknown, physical and magical strength

INGWAZ RUNE

Ingwaz – Divination meanings: Man’s personal sacrifice, male fertility, stored power

Magical uses: To store or transfer magical power

DAGAZ RUNE

Dagaz – Divination meanings: Spiritual awakening, completion of a cycle

Magical uses: To become one with the universe through mystical inspiration, synthesis of opposites into a single concept such as light and dark; life and death, happy and sad; etc

OTHALA RUNE

Othala – Divination meanings: Inheritance, heritage, home and family life

Magical uses: Strengthen the clan or family including spiritual ancestry, to gain past life wisdom or talents, to gain wealth and protect what you own

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Psychic Reading

Psychic reading is an occurrence where one person tries to perceive information and insights using extra-sensory- perception (esp) from a metaphysical realm.  There are various methods and tools per se’ that a  psychic reader may use to provide the reading such as Tarot cards, runes, astrological signs and charts, and numerology and more. There are some psychic readers that use a form of channeling spirits as a medium such as John Edward or Sylvia Brown.  These psychics are usually referred to as being clairvoyant. Most psychics consider themselves to be clairvoyant to a point since it is their own perception that they rely on when providing a reading for someone or for themselves.

A psychic reader that uses Tarot cards will use different lay outs of the cards after the person that they are reading has handled them  or shuffled them. The psychic will then interpret the layout of the cards using them only as tools and a visual aid. A good reader will  use the intuition they receive more so than the exact representation of each card, but will use the card or cards as a point of reference .

A psychic reading using runes is done in a similar way, but usually the runes are cast from a cup or one’s hands on to a cloth and the ones face up are interpreted. Usually, 3 runes would be picked up and interpreted in light of the questions asked but there are other methods as well. Runic divination can be simple or very complex. It is necessary for the reader to be very intuitive and knowledgeable about the runes however.

A psychic reading by numerology  is a breakdown of an individual’s personal numbers or life path number, which are derived from one’s birth-date and or name. From these numbers one can receive insight as to what life experiences or themes will be easy, challenging, and repetitive. Some believe that a soul chooses when to be born and therefore, one could derive a life path number representing the life’s purpose or journey for the soul. The life path number (or soul number) is derived by taking ones entire birth-date -month ,day,and year and adding its sum. The sum is then added until it becomes a single numerical digit.

An astrological psychic reading or an Astrology chart uses the birth-date, the time of birth, and the place of birth (longitude and latitude) to determine the influencing factors of the planets on a person and how those planets affect each other. Horoscopes are derived in the same manner, but usually, the birth- date is what is important there. The method of doing one’s chart is a bit to involved for me to explain here.

Personally, I believe that everyone has psychic ability, but some are more apt than others. I believe that psychic ability is developed and grows stronger just like a muscle. The more you use it and understand it, the stronger it becomes. This psychic ability is an established connection to the metaphysical realm or spirit world. It is really no different than the feeling one gets when trying to connect in a spiritual way. What is different, is how one uses the psychic or spiritual connection as well as the strength of it. It is the intuition and emotion one feels that is perceived as the extra-sensual-perception when doing a reading. It is this perception and not the tools used that separate really good psychics from your average psychic. Even you can develop that esp and open your inner clairvoyant psychic because we all have it to be developed. Just remember, it is like a muscle and everyone has a different measure of strength

WHAT ARE RUNES

 
Here is a list of each rune name starting at the top and reading from left to right. You will also see the English letters associated below each rune. Please keep in mind that each rune has a much more metaphysical and complexing nature than the generic meanings you see below! These are the Elder Futhark Runes.
 
FEHU– cattle or wealth or magical life force and energy
 
URUZ-aurochs, courage and strength or unconscious life energy
  
THURISAZ-thorn, giant or strong one, brute force
 
ANSUZ-god, wisdom and inspiration
 
RAIDHO-riding. Journey
 
KENAZ-torch, controlled energy
 
GEBO– gift, generosity, loyalty
 
WUNJO-joy, wishing, happiness
 
HAGALAZ-hail, hardship and cosmic pattern
 
NAUTIZ-need and necessity to endure and constraint
 
ISA-ice, ego and concentration
 
JERA-harvest or yearly cycle
 
EIHWAZ-yew tree and mystery of life and death
 
PERTHO-dice cup, rune of divination
 
ALGIZ-protection, to make holy or fill with godly might

 

SOWILO-the sun or solar wheel, the magical will

TIWAZ– Tyr, the god of justice and victory and the sky god

BERKANO-birch tree or the Great Mother Earth

EHWAZ-horse or twins

MANNAZ-human or man

LAGUZ-water and life energy

INGWAZ-the god Ing and storehouse of potential energy

DAGAZ-day as 24 hours, time of light and darkness

OTHALA-ancestral property

 

There are 24 runes in the Elder Futhark which is what you see above. Each rune is not only a letter in an old Germanic alphabet, but bears a primary definition of “secret” and must be thought of as a holy concept that must be expressed in concealment. These were ancient symbols used in writing on stones, metal, and wood. The symbols had a religious or magical meaning for those who wrote them. Each rune should be viewed as having a highly complex nature that deals with different forces of nature and energy and from which it flows. The runes origins are Teutonic or Germanic in nature. Runes are used for magic and divination. Runes can be used magically in many ways. The most common way is to inscribe them into talismans or objects for a specific purpose. Some use them for divination or a psychic reading.

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