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The Witches Rune for February 25 is The Crossed Spears

The Witches Rune For Today

The Crossed Spears

Meaning: The presence of the spear signifies arguments, negative events, and all manner of strife of an upsetting nature. However similar to the ‘Tower’ tarot card if next to a positive rune it could mean the end of an argument or quarrel. If with the rings it means the healing or renewal of a relationship. If there are military connections it could mean promotion. If illness is within the equation it means a speedy and successful recovery.

 

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Witch Runes- How to make and Interpret

Allison Beldon-Smith

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Your Rune For February 25 is Ehwaz

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Ehwaz

Ehwaz represents movement. You may be closing in on reaching your current goals. Your life may be changing for the better. Harmony with others should come easy for you at this time.

Additional information about Today’s Rune, Ehwaz

ehwaz : horse

Phonetic equivalent: e (as in ‘egg’)

DIVINATORY MEANINGS: transportation, motion, assistance, energy, power, communication, will, recklessness

MAGICAL USES:  power, aiding in communication, transportation; to ‘send’ a spell

ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Sleipnir, Freya’s feathered cloak

ANALYSIS:  The horse has been a powerful symbol in nearly every culture and every age.  They were often believed to draw the sun about heavens.  Strong, swift and loyal, their relationship with humankind is unique.  They allow us to perform tasks that would normally be beyond our strength, and totravel distances that would normally be beyond our reach. The mare symbolizes fertility fecundity, and the stallion is the epitome of virility and raw energy. It is an animal that never lost its power by being domesticated.

Like the sun that is its counterpart, ehwaz represents energy and motion. In this case, however, there is also respect for the source of the power to be considered. This is not merely an impersonal energy source – it is a living, breathing thing whose needs and desires must be taken into consideration, rather than be simply used as a slave. This is the power that was given by the God at algiz, and this rune reminds us of our oath to only use it to help, never to harm. Like the two-edged sword, the horse powerful tool, but must be carefully controlled to avoid harming yourself or other. It is tempting to just go barrelling along recklessly, but to do so is to risk loosing that power forever. This is the balance that must be achieved on the path of pure magic.
mannaz.

 

Source:
The Runic Journey (PDF)

by Jennifer Smith

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Your Witches Rune for February 23 is The Birds

The Witches Rune For Today

The Birds

Meaning: The three flying birds signifies that you will be getting messages; unexpected news that may alter or change your life completely if it is the leading rune. Generally its interpretation is positive but look to the adjacent runes to give further clarity. It can also mean unexpected news from, or about, someone not heard from on a long time, reminders from the past and inheritance.

 

Source:

Witch Runes- How to make and Interpret

Allison Beldon-Smith

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The Witches Rune for February 22nd is Woman

 

The Witches Rune for Today

Woman

Meaning:  The first meaning of this rune is quite obvious: it represents women. Any woman that is important in the question, whether you know her or not, will be represented by this rune. Mother, sister, aunt, grandma, a female boss, friend, lover or even enemy… all can be symbolized by the appearance of this rune.
In a more general sense, this rune is related to traditional female abilities and characteristics, such as giving birth, nurturing, comforting and healing. When this rune appears, you can count on the sympathy of others towards you or your situation. In its most negative aspects, the Woman rune can show over-protectiveness, a patronizing attitude or co-dependency. It often strives to maintain the status quo, refusing to change even if the situation is bad.

The Woman rune is connected to nurturing – nurturing a relationship, a person or a project. Like the Moon rune, it can be related to finding a safe place to rest and heal, but while the Moon implies a solitary retreat, the Woman often shows that you need to go back to the people you trust, the people you feel safe with.

Healing is another strong aspect of this symbol, as well as teaching. You can be both the patient/student or the healer/teacher when this rune appears. This rune is also connected to creativity, but in a way that is different from the Romance rune. While the latter is about the conception of a project – the initial stages of creation – the Woman is about the birth of this project. When your creation is brought out into the world, fully manifested.

In relationship readings, this rune isn’t bad, but rather weak. While it can indicate subtle ties between people, these are usually so, so subtle that the partners can easily drift away from each other. It can show that one of the partners sees the other as someone who needs to be protected and healed, rather than an equal. Usually, the romance is a bit stagnated when this rune appears, or very close to becoming a friendship.

 

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Your Rune For Sunday, Feb. 22nd is Hagalaz

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Hagalaz

Hagalaz is the hail Rune. It denotes chaos, destruction and disruption on a primal level. You may experience delays in moving toward your goals.

Additional information about Today’s Rune, Hagalaz

Hagalaz: hail

 

Phonetic equivalent: h
DIVINATORY MEANINGS: sudden loss, ordeal, destruction, disaster, clearance, testing, karmic lesson, drastic change.
MAGICAL USES: removing unwanted influences, breaking destructive patterns
ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Ragnarok, Loki, Frost Giants
ANALYSIS: The idea of the destruction of the old being necessary to the growth of the new, as
contained in the Norse myth of Ragnarok, is essential to our understanding of this rune. Interestingly enough, hagalaz lies between sowulo (fire) and isa (ice), reminding us of the Norse creation myth and the creative potential that lies between these two opposites, even though their meeting may seem first to be destructive. Like the Tower in the Tarot, hagalaz is only a negative rune if we choose to view it in that way, and refuse to learn its lessons. Appearing as it does at the beginning of the second aett, it marks both a beginning and an end, and knocks us out of the safety and complacency of wunjo. It represents what a friend of mine used to refer to as the ‘flying ladle Fates, syndrome’ -that whenever things appear to be going too well, you can expect a good, healthy whack in the head from the Fates, just to make sure you’re paying attention.
These sorts of ‘wake-up calls’ from the Gods will happen frequently throughout a person’s life, but are often misinterpreted as divine punishment for some imagined wrong when in fact they are merely a way of drawing your attention to a recurrent pattern in your life. Unfortunately, these types of events have a tendency to repeat themselves with greater and greater severity until the lesson is learned and the pattern is broken. For example, someone who needs to break their dependency on a certain type of person will find themselves in relationships with such people over and over again with more and more disastrous results until they recognize the pattern as emanating from themselves and break it willingly.
By Jennifer Smith
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Your Rune For Saturday, Feb. 22nd is Perthro

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Perthro

Mysteries will become known to you. You should be able to see your life’s path clearly at this time. Pethro is often thought of as “Gambler’s Rune.” You are in a lucky period right now. Chance is your ally. Take advantage of it.

Additional information about Today’s Rune, Perthro

perþ : dice-cup? vulva?

Phonetic equivalent: p

DIVINATORY MEANINGS: rebirth, mystery, magic, divination, fertility, sexuality, new beginning, prophecy

MAGICAL USES: fertility, easing childbirth, to aid in divination and magic, enhancing psychic abilities

ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Freya, Angrbode

ANALYSIS:  The actual interpretation of perþ has been the subject of much controversy among runic scholars.  The problem lies in the fact that the initial P sound doesn’t occur anywhere else in the old Germanic language, leading to the belief that the word was imported from another language.  The Old English rune poem seems to indicate that it had to do with some sort of game, leading many to interpret it as ‘chess pawn’ or ‘dice-cup’.  The dice-cup meaning is particularly interesting as it not only fits the shape of rune, but also hints at such an object’s original use as a container for the runes themselves.  An alternate interpretation of perþ is derived from the Slavic ‘pizda’, meaning ‘vulva’.  This meaning (although obscure and somewhat unlikely) fits quite into the progression of runes up until this point, symbolizing the rebirth that follows death.  Viewing it as a symbol of the womb of the Goddess, it represents the same element of the mysterious and hidden as ‘dice-cup’, but taken literally as ‘vulva’, it adds a powerful, feminine, sexual counterpart to uruz that would otherwise be missing from the fuþark.

However you choose to interpret the literal meaning of perþ (and again, nobody really knows what that is), the basic symbolism is that of a vessel, nurturing and giving ‘birth’, keeping hidden and secret all those mysteries, which can be uncovered only after the initiation of death.  The rune is closely tied in with the idea of fate, that the road we travel, regardless of what we choose to do along the way, is pre determined from the moment of our birth.  The very act of being born sets us along a course of cause and effect, action and reaction that we may choose to follow blindly, or try to divine through the runes or other means order that we may better understand the lessons we will learn.  Perþ is the beginning of this process, as well as the tool for accomplishing it.

Source:
The Runic Journey

By Jennifer Smith

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Today’s Witches Rune for February 20 is The Wave

Today’s Witches Rune

The Wave

Meaning: This rune is deeply connected to the element of Water. Its most basic meanings are intuition, imagination, mystery and spirituality. It can also represent any journey on water. But those are just the surface meanings of this very complex symbol.

This rune represents a moment in which nothing is solid under your feet. Everything moves, changes and transforms swiftly as the water does, and it may be hard for you have are surety about anything. The Waves show things that happens in the deep waters of our life… Repressed emotions and thoughts are represented by this symbol.

This rune can also symbolize solitude, renounce and sacrifice. When it appears, it’s difficult to make choices due to lack of information and uncertainty. But it’s not a good time to act anyways. It’s time to save energy, and free yourself from certain ideas and habits that are no longer useful. When the Waves appear, you may be more prone to self-delusion, self-sabotage and deception. Do not believe in everything you hear and see during these times. It’s hard to be calm and rational when under the influence of the Waves.

But this rune has also positive implications. It can represent a deep connection to all that is deep… to the spiritual world, and to your most deep resources. When you think you have nothing else to give, nothing to hold on to, the Waves reveal a wealth of inner power that can be used to survive the complicated times. These can be the water of your rebirth, or the water that will drown you – all depends on how you react to this situation.

In relationship readings, this rune can represent powerful emotions and passions, very difficult to control. One can easily feel carried away by this “flood” . There’s a strong spiritual connection behind this relationship, that can be good or bad. The Waves can also show that a relationship is being sabotaged by unclear communication and misunderstandings. Finally, it can represent a relationship in which the partners are separated for some reason, causing tears and feeding certain illusions.

 

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Your Spiritual Journey Australia

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Your Rune For Friday, February 20th is Raidho

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Raidho

Raidho may mark the coming of a physical or spiritual journey. Whichever the case, changes in your life are soon to come. Spiritual or material goals may be attained.

Additional information about Today’s Rune, Raidho

raiðo : journey

 

Phonetic equivalent:  r

 
DIVINATORY MEANINGS:  journey, pilgrimage, change, destiny, quest, progress, life lessons

 
MAGICAL USES:  protection for travellers, to ease or bring about change, to reconnect

 
ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES:  the Norns, Sigurd’s journey

 
ANALYSIS:  Raiðo represents the path of a person’s life and how it intersects and interacts with other paths.  In Norse mythology, these paths are seen as threads of fate, and are regulated by the Norns.  The Norns are three sisters who live near the first root of Yggdrasil, which they tend with the water from the well of Wyrd.  They also spin the fates of Gods and men, which is important when understanding the mechanism of runic divination and magic.

 
The complex network of relationships formed by these threads of fate can be thought of as a web.  Every chance encounter forms another connection in the web, and by tugging on one thread you affect everything else in the system.  Most people do this completely unconsciously, but by becoming aware of the pattern of the threads surrounding you, it becomes possible to recognize and follow up on the kind of catalytic events that seemed to happen to us randomly back at fehu.  In this way, we can find our way more easily along the path of our own journey, thus deriving the greatest benefit from its lessons.  Otherwise we tend to get distracted and end up on detours and dead ends.

 
Raiðo reminds us that, although it may seem that we have accomplished our goals at ansuz, life and change continue and we must always go on.  We will eventually end up where we began, but on a higher level and with a better perspective.  The journey never really ends

 

Source:
The Runic Journey (PDF)

by Jennifer Smith

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