The Shadow Side – Number 15 in the Major Arcana
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Sound: “u”, “o”, “y”, “w”
Stands for: Drizzle (or Slurry)
Casting meaning: This rune represents how some things can develop from nothingness. Like the fertile soil that can be created from volcanic ash which in turn with a slight amount of water and sunlight can spawn growth.
The Ear Of Corn
Keywords: Good luck, success.
Meanings: This rune represents abundance, success and happiness. This is considered a lucky rune and if leading it is very positive about your query, whether the query is about finance, business, friendship, partnership or spirituality. In conjunction with the Rings it indicates a happy and prosperous marriage. With the Sun it means success in your career, and with Waves, success abroad.
Pronunciation – Chin-yuh
Tree Association – holly
Meaning – Expertise, analysis, protection, transformation, and talent or skill. It may feel as if you are secretly being sabotaged, or there is an underhanded plot against you. Either in your relationships, at work, spiritually, or all of them combined, and you may feel a lot of anger. Now is not the time for revenge; instead, choose harmony, wit, and bravery to find solutions to the current contention. Also symbolic of your creative talents and skills, this can be spiritually, personally, or at work. Either an indicator you need to push through any creative barriers you’re struggling with or encouragement to continue along this artistic path.
If reversed – Attack, hardship, or aggression. Choose your battles wisely; now may be a time to retreat and regroup. Do not be embarrassed and trust your instinct; you may need time to adjust to new situations or spiritual transformations. Alternatively, you may be avoiding a creative skill you would ultimately flourish in; this is a sign to pursue and learn more!
Inscription and Magical Uses – Place beneath your doormat to protect your home. Use when trying to adapt to new conditions or circumstances or when you need a new outlook. Helpful when needed creative inspiration.
Folklore – Wood from a Holly tree was highly regarded by warriors and protectors and frequently used to make weapons. Holly was often planted around a home to keep out evil spirits. Representative of the Holly King, who marks the beginning and climax of the Winter Solstice.