3 November Southeastern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Antsirabe, Madagascar, South Africa 

03 November 2020
03:00 am GMT 6:00 AM EAT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:11 Scorpio 09
Moon:08 Gemini 28
Mercury:25 Libra 56 Rx
Venus:07 Libra 21
Mars:16 Aries 02 Rx
Jupiter:21 Capricorn 21
Saturn:26 Capricorn 20
Uranus:08 Taurus 35 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 21 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 42

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 21 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:21 Gemini 59 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Taurus 25

Chiron:05 Aries 44 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 18
Pallas:20 Capricorn 22
Juno:14 Scorpio 37
Vesta:04 Virgo 24

Eris:23 Aries 50 Rx

Fire:3
Earth:7
Air:6
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:5
Mutable:5

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Daily Horoscope Monday, November 2, 2020

Moon Alert

After 5 AM EST today (2 AM PST) there are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Gemini.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

It’s Monday, and it’s a positive day for you. You will enjoy communicating to others because people are happy to hear what you have to say. Old friends and ex-partners who are back in your world are interested to meet you. Enjoy your daily surroundings.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is a positive day for you financially speaking. You might be able to attract money to you. You might see ways to boost your income. Many of you will want to purchase beautiful things or art objects because they please you. (You are the collector of the zodiac.)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today the Moon is in your sign getting a nice boost from fair Venus. This makes your words sweet, and it also makes good food and drink attractive to you. Sit down with a friend for a fun lunch or dinner. You will also appreciate beautiful surroundings.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

As you begin this week, you might want to do so in a low-key way and work alone or behind the scenes. You won’t mind doing this because you are happy in your solitude, especially if you can be in attractive, cozy surroundings. Enjoy your day!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is a lovely day to connect with friends or members of groups because you feel warm and friendly and so do they. Someone from your past might be back in the picture. The overall tone today is one of appreciation and gratitude on your part. So say we all.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Money issues look pretty good today. You might attract money to you or you might be able to negotiate a favourable deal in some way. If shopping, you will want to buy beautiful things for yourself and loved ones. Someone might approach you with an offer about something.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today you are attracted to doing something different. You want some adventure and stimulation! Actually, you might also be attracted to someone who is “different.” Whatever the case, shake things up a little so that you can break free of your routine.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is a good day for financial negotiations and discussions about insurance, inheritances and shared property. News, secrets or something from behind the scenes might ultimately benefit you. Meanwhile, you’re in control because the Sun is in your sign.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today the Moon is in the sign that is 180 degrees opposite from your sign, which means you have to go more than halfway when dealing with others. You won’t mind doing this today because everyone is agreeable and cooperative. What more could you ask for? (Well we can all think of a few things.)

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You make a fabulous impression on others today because you are willing to work and do your fair share of something while at the same time. Venus is at the top of your chart making you look charming and heroic. Oh yes, this is a winning combination!

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Grab every chance to travel for pleasure or do something that can expand your world or allow you to explore more of your surroundings. Talk to people from different backgrounds. Check out opportunities in publishing, the law, medicine and the media.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Keep your pockets open because gifts, goodies and favours from others will come your way today. Not only is this a beneficial day for you in practical and financial means, it’s an affectionate, passionate day as well! Oh my!

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Shah Rukh Khan (1965) shares your birthday today. You are intelligent and detail-oriented. You welcome the company of other when you can. Wonderful news! This is your time of harvest, when you will start to reap the benefits of the seeds that you planted in the last decade. You deserve this time of success! As a result, you might enjoy increased influence and leadership in all your relationships.

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November 3 Moon Goddess’ Current Phase

Today the Moon will be in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with a illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9am and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

Visit the November 2020 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Waning Gibbous Phase

The Waning Gibbous on November 3 has an illumination of 93%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On November 3 the Moon is 17.34 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

From Moongiant.com 

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else, you know was on the date the person was born. 

 

Zodiac Sign Is Scorpio for the Birthday Horoscope Of People Born On November 3

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS November 3, you are imaginative people who are cynical and gifted. In general, you don’t like a lot of attention. So it is suggested that you don’t take unnecessary chances with regard to love and to business affairs.

As far as work goes, you are unsurpassed. You set out to achieve something and you do it. You don’t give up as you are not a quitter.

The November 3 birthday personality could be voted the person most likely to get revenge. You are a level-headed person but you are not to be taken lightly or taken advantage of.

The sweet loving nature of this Scorpio birthday could change and sting something awful. This trait may come natural and it may take a bit of discipline to overcome the temptations to be this vindictive.

More of the negative November 3rd birthday characteristics are traits that Scorpio seem to be self-destructive or dangerous. Those of you born this day can be addictive personalities.

It is easy for you to get hooked on drugs, alcohol, gambling or into an unlawful lifestyle. This is mainly due to your obsessive nature.

However, you have the power to choose… if this is what you allow yourself to do, then your life will be filled with challenges that perhaps could have been avoided. If you want to be a positive and progressive individual, then you must work hard enough.

When things are going your way, you tend to question it. Basically, you are insecure in some areas that are surprising to others. It would seem that you have no confidence in yourself when it comes to a string of good luck. However, with your attitude, you sometimes make your own drama.

The November 3rd birthday horoscope predicts that you like your privacy. You don’t like people coming home without calling. You are constantly fighting with your people… when you are talking to them. It’s not shocking to find out that you are not on speaking terms with your family or your friends. As this 3rd November birthday zodiac sign is Scorpio, without a doubt, you demand a lot from friends and loved ones.

Perhaps you are troubled with something that happened a long time ago. Maybe as a child, you suffered some kind of disappointment that has made you angry as an adult. As a parent yourself, you may be a little over-protective of your children. You try to maintain a close relationship with your children in spite of this.

When it comes to making a career decision, this could prove to be difficult as you have many talents and gifts. Your passion could be useful in occupations such as counseling or advertising. You may teach or choose a career in the media as an entertainer or performer. There are many great people with film experience in this zodiac birthday’s web.

The November 3 birthday astrology analysis also shows that you are people who are strong and possibly muscular. Your eyes are extremely noticeable and spellbinding. This could be one of your best physical attributes. You are energetic and you enjoy working out. In fact, you have a set schedule that sets times out for taking care of yourself on a regular basis. Then there are times when it seems as though you have given up. It’s possible that you have control issues or issues with commitment.

The 3 November birthday personality are people with a conservative attitude or a bad attitude. You seem to like chaos or conflict. If there isn’t anything going on, you are likely to start your own web of sorted affairs. You are not afraid to speak your mind or to go out on your own…you like to do things your way.

As a career option, the November 3rd birthday meanings suggest that you could be a teacher or someone who deals with the public. However, be careful not to let this power go to your head, Scorpion. You have the ability to transform yourself. You can either choose to be of benefit or to be a conflict. It’s your decision.

Famous People And Celebrities Born On November 3

Pablo Aimar, Adam Ant, Tamba Hali, Larry Holmes, Jermaine Jones, Dolph Lundgren, Roseanne, Gary Ross

See: Famous Celebrities Born On November 3

This Day That Year –November 3 In History

1883 – Danville, Virginia first time see racial riots in which 4 black men die.
1990 – Mary Martin dies of cancer.
2012 – Luke Snyder takes Jennifer Manna to be his lawful wedded wife.
1930 – Bank of America, formerly Bank of Italy is established today.

November 3  Vrishchika Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
November 3 Chinese Zodiac PIG

November 3 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Mars that symbolizes self-determination, strong willpower and creativity.

November 3 Birthday Symbols 

The Scorpion Is The Symbol For The Scorpio Zodiac Sign

November 3 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Empress. This card symbolizes a financial security and accomplishment of goals. The Minor Arcana cards are Six of Cups and Knight of Cups

November 3 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Gemini: This can be an exciting and enjoyable relationship.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign LibraThis relationship will be filled with anxiety and worry.

See Also:

November 3 Lucky Number

Number 5 – This is a number that speaks of adventure, fun, excitement and free thinking.
Number 3 – This number signifies mediation, communication, self-expression, and diplomacy.

Lucky Colors For November Birthday

Red: This color stands for love, courage, stimulation, and activity.
Green: This color symbolizes trust, growth, peace, finance, and jealousy.

Lucky Days For November Birthday

Tuesday – The day of Mars that symbolizes physical strength, passion, competition, and divine will.
Thursday – Planet Jupiter‘s day that symbolizes self-esteem, happiness, abundance and personal power.

November 3 Birthstone Topaz

Topaz gemstone represents stamina, confidence, success, and intuition.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On November 3rd

A leather scrapbook for the man and a Feng Shui Laughing Buddha statue for the Scorpio woman.

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope 

3 November Southern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  

03 November (02) 2020
07:00 pm GMT 6:00 AM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:10 Scorpio 49
Moon:04 Gemini 29
Mercury:25 Libra 59 Rx
Venus:06 Libra 57
Mars:16 Aries 05 Rx
Jupiter:21 Capricorn 18
Saturn:26 Capricorn 19
Uranus:08 Taurus 36 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 21 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 42

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 21 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 00 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Taurus 23

Chiron:05 Aries 45 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 17
Pallas:20 Capricorn 17
Juno:14 Scorpio 30
Vesta:04 Virgo 16

Eris:23 Aries 50 Rx

Fire:3
Earth:7
Air:6
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:5
Mutable:5

 

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2 November Southwestern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America  

02 November 2020
02:00 pm GMT 11:00 AM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:10 Scorpio 36
Moon:02 Gemini 00
Mercury:26 Libra 02 Rx
Venus:06 Libra 42
Mars:16 Aries 07 Rx
Jupiter:21 Capricorn 16
Saturn:26 Capricorn 18
Uranus:08 Taurus 36 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 21 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 42

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 22 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 00 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Taurus 22

Chiron:05 Aries 45 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 16
Pallas:20 Capricorn 14
Juno:14 Scorpio 26
Vesta:04 Virgo 12

Eris:23 Aries 50 Rx

Fire:3
Earth:7
Air:6
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:5
Mutable:5

 

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November 2 Northwestern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Los Angeles, California, United States of America 

November 02, 2020
02:00 pm GMT 6:00 AM PT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:10 Scorpio 36
Moon:02 Gemini 00
Mercury:26 Libra 02 Rx
Venus:06 Libra 42
Mars:16 Aries 07 Rx
Jupiter:21 Capricorn 16
Saturn:26 Capricorn 18
Uranus:08 Taurus 36 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 21 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 42

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 22 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 00 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Taurus 22

Chiron:05 Aries 45 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 16
Pallas:20 Capricorn 14
Juno:14 Scorpio 26
Vesta:04 Virgo 12

Eris:23 Aries 50 Rx

Fire:3
Earth:7
Air:6
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:5
Mutable:5

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link  

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2 November Southeastern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Antsirabe, Madagascar, South Africa 

02 November 2020
02:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM EAT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:10 Scorpio 36
Moon:02 Gemini 00
Mercury:26 Libra 02 Rx
Venus:06 Libra 42
Mars:16 Aries 07 Rx
Jupiter:21 Capricorn 16
Saturn:26 Capricorn 18
Uranus:08 Taurus 36 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 21 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 42

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 22 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 00 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Taurus 22

Chiron:05 Aries 45 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 16
Pallas:20 Capricorn 14
Juno:14 Scorpio 26
Vesta:04 Virgo 12

Eris:23 Aries 50 Rx

Fire:3
Earth:7
Air:6
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:5
Mutable:5

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Good Whatever Time It is Where You Live Sisters, Brothers, and Guests

Witches Halloween
halloween witches pictures

I apologize that I do not have the same flair as our beloved Lady Abyss had in writing something to welcome you to a new day but my writing is geared more towards short stories then poetry or prayers. I will do my be to bring you something every day that may help your spiritual journey. I also republish some of Lady Abyss’ morning posts. So here goes my first shot of living up to my own exceptions.

Our New Year has begun,

We have thought over what we did in the last year,

These things are behind us and done,

We will now try to look at what is coning without fear.

May the Lady and the Lord watch over us all,

from early spring until late fall,

And from early fall until the newness of spring.

Blessed be in this New Year one and all.

Correspondences for Monday

 

Correspondences for Monday

 

Day: Monday ( Moon-day)

Planet: Moon

Colors: Silver and White and Grey

Crystals: Moonstone, Pearl, Aquamarine, Silver, Selenite

Aroma: Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood, Moon Oil, African violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, and Wormwood

Herb: Moonwart

The sacred day of the Moon, personified by such goddesses as Selene, Luna, Diana, and Artemis. The Moon is ruler of flow affecting the changeable aspects of people. If a full moon falls on a Monday, its powers are at their most potent.

Magical aspects: peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friendships, psychic awareness, purification, and fertility

Monday is ruled by the moon – an ancient symbol of mystery and peace. Monday is a special day for mothers as the cycle of the moon has long been associated with the female menstrual cycle. Those wishing to conceive a baby would be wise to try on a Monday as the magic of motherhood is strong and pregnancy is in the air.

This is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving agriculture, animals, female fertility, messages, reconciliation’s, theft, voyages, dreams, emotions, clairvoyance, home, family, medicine, cooking, personality, merchandising, psychic work, Faerie magic, and Goddess rituals

Magickal Spell of the Day – Dragon Spell for A New Start Under Difficult Circumstances

A Dragon Spell for a New Start Under Difficult Circumstances

Dragon living in caves beneath the Earth and guarding treasures, are an ancient symbol of Earth energies. European dragons are primarily guardians of gold while in the East they watch over gems and pearls. Pearls are said to bring courage and wisdom to humans who find them, scattered after rain. Whether your new beginning excites or scares you, the dragon is an excellent symbol of courage.

Items You Will Need:

Materials to make or draw a two- or three-dimensional dragon (for example, clay, wood, newspaper and glue, thin copper wire, different papers, paints, a computer drawing program); a small dish of dried tarragon

Best Time To Cast:

Two or three days before the new ventures is to begin

The Spell:

  1. Create your power dragon, giving it huge wings so that you can soar high in the clouds to launch your new venture.
  2. Set out your dragon and place next to it the dish of tarragon (herb of dragon courage). Say:  “I have the power, I have the courage, I have the Dragon gold. How can I fail?”
  3. Keep your dragon somewhere where you can see it, repeating the chant last thing at night and first thing in the morning in the days before your launch. If possible, add tarragon to meals.
  4. Buy a tiny ceramic or silver dragon to carry with you for your new beginning.

Crack the Cookie

Celtic Tarot Card

Celtic Dragon Tarot

DEATH

A large dragon is shedding its black skin and scales, emerging in a new identity of sparkling white. It wings are spread in triumph and its head thrown back in a roar as it completes the successful transformation. Out of dark, stormy clouds comes in a bright beam of sunlight, which illuminates the moment of victory. What was perhaps looked upon as a painful death or great loss has been revealed as a rebirth into something better. Knowledge, willpower, and trust in spirit have helped to create gold out of dross. Like the fabled Phoenix, the dragon rises from the symbolic ashes of an outworn existence or experience into a new brighter cycle of life.

DIVINATORY MEANING

A significant transformation approaches. An unplanned event requires you to make a dramatic or radical change. Illusions are stripped away, leaving you only with the bare truth. A possible inheritance or unexpected money may come your way.

 

 

November 2 Northern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America 

November 02, 2020
11:00 am GMT 6:00 AM ET
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:10 Scorpio 29
Moon:00 Gemini 30
Mercury:26 Libra 03 Rx
Venus:06 Libra 33
Mars:16 Aries 08 Rx
Jupiter:21 Capricorn 15
Saturn:26 Capricorn 18
Uranus:08 Taurus 37 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 21 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 42

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 22 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 01 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Taurus 21

Chiron:05 Aries 45 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 15
Pallas:20 Capricorn 12
Juno:14 Scorpio 23
Vesta:04 Virgo 09

Eris:23 Aries 50 Rx

Fire:3
Earth:7
Air:6
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:5
Mutable:5
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THE ORIGINS OF THE RUNES

THE ORIGINS OF THE RUNES

While runologists argue over many of the details of the historical origins of runic writing, there is widespread agreement on a general outline. The runes are presumed to have been derived from one of the many Old Italic alphabets in use among the Mediterranean peoples of the first century CE, who lived to the south of the Germanic tribes.[7][8] Earlier Germanic sacred symbols, such as those preserved in northern European rock carvings, were also likely influential in the development of the script.[9][10]

The earliest possibly runic inscription that we know of is found on the Meldorf brooch, which was manufactured in the north of modern-day Germany around 50 CE. The inscription is highly ambiguous, however, and scholars are divided over whether its letters are runic or Roman. The earliest unambiguous runic inscriptions are found on the Vimose comb from Vimose, Denmark and the Øvre Stabu spearhead from southern Norway, both of which date to approximately 160 CE.[11] The earliest known carving of the entire futhark (alphabet), in order, is that on the Kylver stone from Gotland, Sweden, which dates to roughly 400 CE.[12]

The transmission of writing from southern Europe to northern Europe likely took place via Germanic warbands, the dominant northern European military institution of the period, who would have encountered Italic writing firsthand during campaigns amongst their southerly neighbors.[13] This hypothesis is supported by the association that runes have always had with the god Odin, who, in the Proto-Germanic period, under his original name *Woðanaz, was the divine model of the human warband leader and the invisible patron of the warband’s activities. The Roman historian Tacitus tells us that Odin (“Mercury” in the interpretatio romana) was already established as the dominant god in the pantheons of many of the Germanic tribes by the first century.[14] Whether the runes and the cult of Odin arose together, or whether the latter predated the former, is of little consequence for our purposes here. As esteemed Indo-European scholar Georges Dumézil notes:

If Odin was first and always the highest magician, we realize that the runes, however recent they may be, would have fallen under his sway. New and particularly effective implements for magic works, they would become by definition and without contest a part of his domain. … Odin could have been the patron, the possessor par excellence of this redoubtable power of secrecy and secret knowledge, before the name of that knowledge became the technical name of signs both phonetic and magic which came from the Alps or elsewhere, but did not lose its former, larger sense.[15]

From the perspective of the ancient Germanic peoples themselves, however, the runes came from no source as mundane as an Old Italic alphabet. The runes were never “invented,” but are instead eternal, pre-existent forces that Odin himself discovered by undergoing a tremendous ordeal. This tale has come down to us in the Old Norse poem Hávamál(“The Sayings of the High One”):

I know that I hung
On the wind-blasted tree
All of nights nine,
Pierced by my spear
And given to Odin,
Myself sacrificed to myself
On that pole
Of which none know
Where its roots run.

No aid I received,
Not even a sip from the horn.
Peering down,
I took up the runes –
Screaming I grasped them –
Then I fell back from there.[16]

The tree from which Odin hangs himself is surely none other than Yggdrasil, the world-tree at the center of the Germanic cosmos whose branches and roots hold the Nine Worlds. Directly below the world-tree is the Well of Urd, a source of incredible wisdom. The runes themselves seem to have their native dwelling-place in its waters. This is also suggested by another Old Norse poem, the Völuspá (“Insight of the Seeress”):

There stands an ash called Yggdrasil,
A mighty tree showered in white hail.
From there come the dews that fall in the valleys.
It stands evergreen above Urd’s Well.

From there come maidens, very wise,
Three from the lake that stands beneath the pole.
One is called Urd, another Verdandi,
Skuld the third; they carve into the tree
The lives and fates of children.[17]

These “three maidens” are the Norns, and their carvings surely consist of runes. We therefore have a clear association between the Well of Urd, the runes, and magic – in this case, the ability of the Norns to carve the fates of all beings.

Presumably, then, after Odin discovered the runes by ritually sacrificing himself to himself and fasting for nine days while staring into the waters of the Well of Urd, it was he who imparted the runes to the first human runemasters. His paradigmatic sacrifice was likely symbolically imitated in initiation ceremonies during which the candidate learned the lore of the runes,[18][19] but, unfortunately, no concrete evidence of such a practice has survived into our times.

References:

[7] Looijenga, Tineke. 2003. Texts & Contexts of the Oldest Runic Inscriptions. p. 87.

[8] Flowers, Stephen E. 1986. Runes and Magic: Magical Formulaic Elements in the Older Runic Tradition. p. 71-73.

[9] Ibid. p. 70.

[10] Simek, Rudolf. 1993. Dictionary of Northern Mythology. Translated by Angela Hall. p. 268.

[11] Looijenga, Tineke. 2003. Texts & Contexts of the Oldest Runic Inscriptions. p. 78.

[12] Elliott, Ralph W. V. 1959. Runes: An Introduction. p. 14.

[13] Flowers, Stephen E. 1986. Runes and Magic: Magical Formulaic Elements in the Older Runic Tradition. p. 85-105.

[14] Tacitus, Cornelius. Germania 9.

[15] Dumézil, Georges. 1973. Gods of the Ancient Northmen. Edited by Einar Haugen. p. 34.

[16] The Poetic Edda. Hávamál, stanzas 138-139. My translation. The original Old Norse verses read:

138.
Veit ek, at ek hekk
vindga meiði á
nætr allar níu,
geiri undaðr
ok gefinn Óðni,
sjalfr sjalfum mér,
á þeim meiði,
er manngi veit
hvers af rótum renn.

139.
Við hleifi mik sældu
né við hornigi;
nýsta ek niðr,
nam ek upp rúnar,
æpandi nam,
fell ek aftr þaðan.

[17] The Poetic Edda. Völuspá, stanzas 19-20. My own translation. The original Old Norse verses are:

19.
Ask veit ek standa,
heitir Yggdrasils,
hár baðmr, ausinn
hvíta auri;
þaðan koma döggvar,
þærs í dala falla,
stendr æ yfir grænn
Urðarbrunni.

20.
Þaðan koma meyjar
margs vitandi
þrjár ór þeim sæ,
er und þolli stendr;
Urð hétu eina,
aðra Verðandi,
– skáru á skíði, –
Skuld ina þriðju;
þær lög lögðu,
þær líf kuru
alda börnum,
örlög seggja.

[18] Flowers, Stephen E. 1986. Runes and Magic: Magical Formulaic Elements in the Older Runic Tradition. p. 161.

[19] Eliade, Mircea. 1964. Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy. Translated by Willard R. Trask. p. 380.

 

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