Category Archives: The Runes

The 13 Witches Runes

The 13 Witches Runes

The Witches Runes are different from the Elder Futhark Runes in that the Witches Runes are not an alphabet. The Witches Runes are instead a series of symbols that can be used in divination. There are different version of the Witches Runes, one uses 8 symbols, another uses 10 symbols and the one discussed here uses 13 symbols. Cast the Witches Runes the same way your would the Runes.

 
Many runes originated at first as part of a written language, though they could be used for other uses. This includes the Futhark and Ogham runes. In more – relatively – recent years, they have been used more exclusively in the art of divination. And, with runes, it is very easy to be able to create your own sets. One can use wood tiles, clay, or write on stone. If you are exceptionally crafty, you could even try making them out of metal.

 

Once you have your runes, I would recommend dedicating or consecrating them. You do not have to do it, of course, but I find that it helps tune the runes to your energy and they will work better for you. If you plan to use them in rituals, you should probably use the same ritual you use to consecrate your ritual tools.

 
Once the Runes have been consecrated, you can cast the Witches runes on a cloth, or on the table and read the meaning of the runes that are facing upwards only. If the eye is amongst the runes look at where the eye is looking. If there is a rune in front of the eye than that is the rune you must pay extra attention to.
You can also read the Witches runes by picking on rune at a time while you ask the runes a question.

 
Concentrating on your question, softly cast the runes. Read each rune in relation to your question. The runes closest to you are the most relevant – the furthest away are less. Any runes that land face down so you cannot read them should be discarded as not relevant. Runes that fall very close together have a combined meaning, even if they do not immediately seem compatible.

Flashback 2010 Ostara Celebration

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An example of an Ostara from a Google search

“Ostara is the time of hope, joy, and expectation. The seed planted at Imbolc are showing the first signs of new growth. The tender shoots still have so much potential for growth. It’s the time to look forward toward a bright future. The earth awakens from its slumber, not just on the astral, but on the physical. What was only thought at a Imbolc becomes tangible at Ostara.

It is the equinox, the time of balance between light and dark, where the cycle is about to tip into the realm of the light, more and more each day until the Summer Solstice.

THis is also a time to share good fortune. The tradition of decorating eggs can be as intricate as the Ukrainian art of pysanky, with elaborate designs filled with meaning, or as simple as eggs decorated with runes. Hard boil the eggs. Once cooled, immerse them in bowls of seasonal colors (blue, green, pink, yellow) Once color has set and dried, use paint or colored markers to adorn the eggs with runes such as Feoh (wealth, cattle), Gebo (gift), Wunjo (joy), and Sowilo (Sun). Distribute the eggs to family and friends, and eat the eggs to ingest the good wishes for the coming cycle.

Copyright 2010 Cerridwen Iris Shea Lleweylln’s Witches Datebook 2010 Page 51

A Rune Tip – Make Your Own Wooden Runes

A Rune Tip – Make Your Own Wooden Runes

Wooden Runes

 

If you have a garden there is every chance you will need to prune a tree now and again. Much as I applaud recycling do not go out and grab a piece of wood hacked down by chainsaw as some man from the council carries out so called maintenance; remember trees are living things and that wood remembers. You will need to ask your chosen the tree for permission prior to cutting. Then with respect remove a suitable branch from somewhere that does not destroy the trees appearance, also remember to take a gift to leave for the birds in thanks to the Goddess.. Cut with care a length that you can then cut into coin size discs , though you only need 8 it is best to cut about 12 as there are always mishaps.

You will need to let the discs dry slowly, if you dry them quickly (on top of, or near the radiator) they will split . When dry you have two choices, you can mark them with their sigils by burning it into the surface with a pyrography tool, or paint it on carefully. The former will need then painting with linseed oil for preservation and the later will need varnishing for durability.

 

 

Witch Runes- How to make and Interpret
Allison Beldon-Smith
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The Witches Rune Chart

Quick Guide to Freya Aswynn’s Magickal Meanings of Runes

Quick Guide to Freya Aswynn’s
Magickal Meanings of Runes

I’ve boiled down Freya’s magickal correspondences for each rune into a few words. These may or may not correspond to the divinatory meanings discussed earlier, so my suggestion is to use these particular meanings only for runic magick to begin with, and then experiment gradually. To read more about what Freya has to say on the subject, check out Northern Mysteries and Magick.

Fehu — — wealth, luck, responsibility, creative energy; used to draw in energy for a given magickal operation, or as the moving force behind a working

Uruz — positive strength, determination, perseverance, courage, physical health, assertiveness; include in any healing

Thurisaz — protection, combating any action, curses (but be careful — can backfire easily!)

Ansuz — can be used to gain knowledge of Odin, the gods, our own ancestors and ancestral heritage

Raido — ability to control, take initiatives, put things in order, be the boss, move or remove things, direct magickal energies where needed

Kenaz — kinship, learning, teaching, quest for knowledge and passing knowledge on; gaining occult knowledge from other planes; use for astral or shamanic travel; exposing what is hidden

Gebo — reconciles two opposed or complementary forces; use to bind or to give blessings or curses

Wunjo — realize true will, wishing; combines well with Raido (ability to control)

Hagalaz — creates confusion, disruption; can be used in vengeance spells to turn someone’s past against him

Nauthiz — excellent for defensive magick, as in restraining or restricting someone else’s magickal attack; can be used to stop incoming action

Isa — defense by blocking; that is, places barriers in the path of opponent or competitor

Jera — creates positive, lasting change in a situation; works well in all matters involving time

Eihwaz — use in situations that demand an outgoing, go-out-and-get-it response, such as searching for a job or an apartment

Pertho — use in regression work; can put you in touch with the Norns

Algiz — invoke divine protection, acts as shielding device, especially in working where backlash is a consideration; can be applied to the four corners as a protective sigil, much like a pentagram, but with a more defensive effect

Sowulo — contributes strength to any healing spell; reinforces other runes with solar energy; centers and directs working

Teiwaz — gain justice, but only if you have right on your side (cannot be used if you are guilty, or to pervert justice); combination of Teiwaz and Raido in a bindrune can win a court case

Berkana — important in feminine mysteries; regenerating forces of nature, growth of vegetation, strong shamanic connections; use to alleviate problems with menstrual periods, pregnancy, delivery

Ehwaz — create links between people or split them apart

Mannaz — verbal communication, academic examinations, legal disputes; can be used to arbitrate or mediate in a conflict; used with Ansuz in a bindrune, it can help you in any communication need

Laguz — sorcery, occult; can use to attract love; if projected between the eyes of a person making a request, a positive reply will be more likely (probably wouldn’t work if you asked a bank manager for a million dollars, but would be useful when asking for a pay raise!)

Inguz — use in binding; also makes a great doorway to the astral, so project onto an imaginary door or curtain, for pathworking or astral travel

Othila — establishing, centering, and “earthing” a working down to the physical plane; use to invoke Odin; creates a sense of belonging and togetherness in group workings and binds people together in a common goal

Dagaz — exclude or render invisible; used to place something “outside”, for example, you could envelop yourself in this rune to go somewhere unnoticed

Source:

Bewitching Ways.com

 

How To Do Your Own Runecasting


Gothic Comments 

How To Do Your Own Runecast

Find a suitable place to do the reading. You do not want to be disturbed. Try to sit facing North if possible, the direction of the Gods in Norse mythology. Place a small white cloth on the surface in front of you. You work with the runes on this cloth. This cloth protects them from getting dirty and also forms the boundary for the casting.

Carefully form a question in your mind. Take your time doing this, as it is very important that you do not change the question midway through the reading. Once you have the question firmly fixed in your mind begin to gently mix the runes in their bag or container. Continue to mix the runes until you feel compelled to take up certain rune lots. (This is why it is important that the rune lots be of the same shape and size: so that you can’t identify each rune by shape.)

Continue to stir and select lots until you have the correct number of runes in front of you for the layout you will be using. Keep track of the order in which the runes were pulled, laying them in their proper position in the layout as you pull them. You can use any Tarot layout, or one of the methods described below.

Runes are oracles, and oracles are often obscure. Each rune can mean many different things. It is up to the runecaster to decide how these meanings apply to the question at hand. You may get even deeper interpretations through your own “gut” reactions to the rune’s definition. However, don’t delude yourself in thinking that you have a completely different understanding of the cast than indicated by the traditional interpretations. Stick to the recognized interpretations, but learn to expand on their meanings through insight and meditation.

Source:

Sunnyway.com

 

Let’s Talk Witch – Using the Runes for Divination


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 Using the Runes for Divination

Long before the time of Christ, Runes were used for divination and performing magic. Today, Runes can be purchased in a wide variety of stones and amulets, and are very easy to make, if you prefer producing your own tools. Most runes are made of stones, but can also be made of wood, bone, antlers, metal, plaster, or any durable material which can be manipulated into small amulets. The runic symbols are usually painted, or carved onto the amulet to give each one its own attribute. Once you have a set, which consists usually of 25 runes, including the blank rune, you will want to keep them together in a durable bag or pouch of some sort.

 

The Elder Futhark

The Runes we will be discussing here are the most popular and widely seen on the market today, derived froma Germanic tribe. The tribes system of writing consisted of 24 hieroglyphs, today called Futhark, because that is what the first six letters of the alphabet spell, as you will see. For each hieroglyph, there are multiple meanings, depending on how it is being used. For each rune, there is a meaning, as well as a place in the alphabet, and a prophetic meaning as well. They were used much the same way the Ancient Egyptians used their hieroglyphs. They can be used together with other runes to spell words , or alone to represent a particular object, or concept. They were also used to represent particular trees. During divination, each rune represents a certain attribute, with a different attribute if the rune is inverted.

 

 

The Book of Dark and Light Shadows (p. 73).
Flowers, Dawn (2011-12-13).
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The Runes & Their Meaning

Runes list and meanings