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Your Daily Rune for Sunday, March 29th is Eihwaz

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bw-eihwazYour Rune For Today
Eihwaz

Eihwaz represents the Yew tree and its everlasting nature. The Yew may bend, but it does not break. You are on the right course and have the strength and ability to meet your goals. Congratulations!

 

Additional information about Today’s Rune, Eihwaz

 

Eihwaz : yew

 

Phonetic equivalent: ei

 

DIVINATORY MEANINGS: change, initiation, confrontation of fears, turning point, death, transformation

 

MAGICAL USES: to bring about profound change, to ease a life transition

 

ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Hel, Yggdrasil

 

ANALYSIS: The yew tree has been associated with runes, magic and death in northern and western Europe since time immemorial. The reasons for this ancient association are numerous, but seem to principally derive from the fact that yews are evergreens which retain their greenery even through the death of winter, and because their red berries are symbolic of the blood of life. The yew is also extremely long-lived, thus effectively ‘immortal’. Reverence for the yew dates back to before the times of the Celts, and continues today in Christian tradition.
Eihwaz is the thirteenth rune in the fuþark, and marks the middle of the alphabet. (It is interesting to note that the Death card in the Tarot is also the thirteenth card.) This rune is the turning point in the runic journey, and represents the transformation phase of the initiatory process. All rites of passage, particularly those marking the transition into adulthood, contain the symbolism of death, the idea being that one’s former ‘self’ has died and given birth to a new persona. Eihwaz is the passage through which we must enter the realm of Hel in order to gain the knowledge and acceptance of our own mortality, as well as those mysteries which can only be learned from the dark Lady of the dead. The process is a truly frightening one, but it is something we all must go through if we are to confront our deepest fears and emerge with the kind of wisdom that cannot be taught but must be experienced. Eihwaz is the gateway to this wisdom, and lies between life (jera) and rebirth (perþ).
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Your Daily Witches Rune for March 27th is The Scythe


Your Daily Witches Rune for Today

The Scythe

Sudden changes and endings. Making a final decision. Completing something. Walking away from something or someone. Danger.

 

Additional information about Today’s Witches Rune, The Scythe, courtesy of Your Spiritual Journey Australia

 

The Scythe

This symbol is very familiar to most of people, often associated with harvest and death. In the runes, it is no different. The Scythe is related to endings, sudden separations, final decisions, important changes and danger.

The appearance of this symbol show that there’s something in you life you need to bring to end now, before it snowballs into something worse. Usually, the decision that the Scythe forces you to make is one you’d rather escape from… it’s a painful and difficult choice. Even though you know (or feel) it’s for the best, you’ll mourn the fact that it has to happen.

Also, the Scythe is connected to sudden, swift changes that force you to alter completely your plans, strategies and sometimes the very way you see the world. The situation is no longer what it was, your modus operandi no longer works here. Your ideas no longer correspond to the reality. The information you have is no longer accurate, or useful. You need to strain those adaptation muscles and find a way to keep standing while the rug is pulled from under your feet.

Although this rune can represent physical danger, such as accidents or surgeries, many time it refers to sense of foreboding. Something just isn’t right… the fear of loss looms large. Trust these feeling and proceed with caution. This rune can also relate to actual death and all related to it: burials, graveyards, inheritances, heirlooms, legacies and things connected to your ancestry.

In relationship readings, the Scythe suggest caution too. It can represent sudden and irresistible attractions, the kind that inspire people to do crazy things. . Obviously, this rune also represent separations, divorce and conflicts, always leaving a sour aftertaste. The strong passion can quickly transform into strong resentment. In its most positive note, this rune can symbolize relationship that completely transform the people involved.

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Your Witches Rune for March 26th is The Birds/Flight

 

Today’s Witches Rune

The Birds/Flight

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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Your Rune for March 24th is Naudhiz

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Naudhiz

Naudhiz may foretell needs unmet and friction in relationships. You may be in a time where you should be very careful in whatever endeavor you take on. Also it may be that you are about to learn some of life’s hard lessons and come out the other side of this period a stronger being.

Additional information about Today’s Rune, Naudhiz

nauþiz : need, necessity

Phonetic equivalent: n

DIVINATORY MEANINGS: poverty, hardship, responsibility, discontent, obstacle, frustration

MAGICAL USES: to represent a need to be filled

ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Freyr & Gurd, the Otter’s Gold

ANALYSIS:  If hagalaz is a flying ladle, then nauþiz is the empty pot.  It is a gentle, nudging reminder that all is not as it should be.  Life appears to be out of synch, and nothing seems to be going right.  No matter how much you have, it is never enough, and there is an ever-present desire for something more, something better.  On the positive side, this dissatisfaction with the status quo can serve to draw one away from the relative safety of wunjo and motivate towards change.

Nauþiz represents an imbalance between one’s desires and one’s assets.  How you resolve this situation will influence the rest of the journey, but the awareness of the imbalance itself can also be illuminating.  It causes you to closely examine and perhaps reassess your values and priorities, and forces you back onto the path of your own happiness.  Perhaps mythologist Joseph Campbell said it best when he enjoined us to ‘follow our bliss'; in other words, that we will know that we are on the right track spiritually when we are doing those things which make us the most happy and fulfilled.   Nauþiz helps us to take the first step on that path by letting us know when we have strayed from it.

Source:
The Runic Journey (PDF)

by Jennifer Smith

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Your Daily Witches Rune for March 23 is Woman


Today’s Witches Rune

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 March 22 is Ingwaz

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bw-ingwazYour Rune For Today
Ingwaz

Ingwaz signifies completion, success and fertility. Your present ambitions are about to be met. You are fecund in both mind and body.

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Your Daily Witches Rune for March 20 is The Crossed Spears

Your Daily Witches Rune

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.

 

Additional information from

Witch Runes- How to make and Interpret

Allison Beldon-Smith

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Your Rune for March 18th is Hagalaz

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Your Rune For Today
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 the Rune, Hagala

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.

 

Source:
The Runic Journey (PDF)

Author: Jennifer Smith

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