Something We Haven’t Discussed Much At All – Bindrunes

I feel it is my fault that we haven’t discussed the Bindrunes, especially since I am a Rune Reader. I ran across this page and there are a few Bindrunes I use to make for family, friends, familiars and myself. The Bindrunes are a combination of different runes that are put together for the practitioner’s purpose. The one I used on several occasions was the one in the upper right-hand corner. I will not lie to you it does help if you have some knowledge of the Runes. I believe for Bindrunes it is best that the practitioner make his or her own. With the Bindrunes, you can create any spell you want and if it is a not so nice spell or in this case Rune, you can give it to your intended victim. But I would never dream of doing anything like that, lol!

 

When we get a routine again, I will show you all the different Bindrunes there are. I think you will be like I was, totally amazed. I believe after I saw all the things that Runes can do is the reason I gave up on Tarot cards. But when we get to that, I will let you be your own judge.

 

Now back to business, I just found something from the past that I wanted to share with you.

Lady A

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Runic Days of the Week – Seater’s Day

Seater’s Day
Sattrdagr (Old Norse)
Laugardagr (Old Norse)

Saturday

“Seater’s Day” is usually attributed to Roman Mythology and the God, Saturnus. His name in German is Seater. Seater was honored representing a time when no one was a slave, a subordinate or a superior. He also represented a time when age, wisdom, and maturity were respected.

Seater’s wife was much younger than him. To keep her happy and entertained, he threw many parties and dinners. Seater also enjoyed wine, an import from the Roman empire. Grapes were being introduced to northern climates and had begun to grow well. The Northerners now had two choices of beverages to choose from in addition to Mead which made from honey and a hops grain made into ale. Introduced was a sweet wine made from grapes. Seater is not mentioned in any of the Eddas and was never worshipped as a Norse God.

Although an etymological dictionary (like Skeat) will point out that Saturday comes from Saeterdag, Saternes dag or Saturn’s day, the origin is considerably different than the above. Another view is that Saturday comes from Old Norse “sattr dagr.” Satt means settlement, covenant, agreement, and sattr means reconciled, at peace. So “Sattrdagr” would mean day of rest, day of peace, and a day of reconciliation. This then could be a post-Christian interpolation meaning Sabbath day! This meaning actually makes more sense to me because the calendar today is different. We are on Solar time instead of Lunar/Solar time as our ancestors were. A moon cycle is usually about 28+ days from New Moon to Full Moon. Half of 28 days is 14 days (a fortnight) and half of that is 7 days (a week).

This day was known as “Laugardagr” in Old Norse and means “bathing or wash day!”

Saturday is a day of gifts, relationships, and the interactions of individuals wanting to break free from the drudges of the week day! A good Rune to use on this day, the “X” Rune, Gifu (OE) , Gipt (ON) or Gebo (G). Use this Rune remembering that what you take, you must give back as a gift. A kiss is a gift that must be returned! Happy Saturday!

Saturday used be the universal payday. Payday is a gift that was well earned. Few get paid on Saturdays now because the week as well as the work day is shorter and with computerized pay systems it’s just as easy to pay different times of the week rather than pay everyone on the same day as was the custom before computers.

MORE TRIVIA ABOUT SEATER’S DAY:

Saturn gave his name to Saturday, the sabbath of the week’s end, before the coming of the new sun on Sun-day (Latin dies solis).” “Saturn,” The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, Barbara G. Walker, Harper Collins, San Francisco, 1983, p 895.

The seven-day week comes our way from holy books, but the days themselves bear almost uniformly what are called pagan names derived from Old Scandinavian languages: Sunday, after the sun; Monday, after the moon; Tuesday, for the god Tiw (also known as Mars); Wednesday, for the God Woden; Thursday for the god Thor; Friday, for the goddess Freya; and Saturday for the god Saturn.” Off the Clock, A Lexicon of Time Words and Expressions, by Kimberly Olson Fakih, Ticknor & Fields, NY, 1995, p 103-104.

“Saturday is dedicated to Saetere or Seater, equivalent to the god Saturn, and is a day also associated with the Norns, the Three Fates, and the trickster-god Loki.” Practical Magic in the Northern Tradition, by Nigel Pinnick, The Aquarian Press, Hammersmith, London, 1989, p 26.

Runic Days of the Week – “Frigg’s Day”

“Frigg’s Day”

“Frigg’s/Frija’s Day” or “Friggsdagur” in Old Norse (Friday), represents harmony pleasure, beauty and the arts.

This day belongs to Frigg/Frija the equal and consort to Woden/Odin. She is also known as the Queen of the Witches and is well known for her expertise with the distaff and weaving. She is psychic, knows all and is Woden’s/Odin’s confidant and not to be confused with Freyja!

The Norse warrior Goddess, Freyja, had the power to decide who would die in battle and which men and women should be brought together in fertility. She had the power of giving or taking life. Her twin brother and consort is Freyr also a fertility god of agriculture, peace, and prosperity of mankind.

Friday used to be the preferred day for couples to marry. Fridays tend to be better days for most people. There is anticipation of the “free weekend,” if your work week goes that way. Sometimes people equate Friday with “Free day.” This is also a popular payday followed by Saturday as the most popular day for payday. Also, many people anticipate travel and pleasure of all kinds on this day!

The Rune to use on this day belongs to the God, Ing. Ing was also a God of fertility making sure that the crops grew and the harvest was successful. The Rune Ing aids in relationships of romance, family, and friends. It assures harmony and pleasant interactions. It can also be a rune indicating renewal and new growth.

Runic Days of the Week – “Thor’s Day”

“Thor’s Day”

“Thor’s Day” or “Thorsdagar” in Old Norse (Thursday), was named for a huge and hearty Norse God who was a defender against the world of chaos with his hammer, referred to as Mjollnir, the Destroyer.

Thor’s hammer was said to be made of stone and to have fallen from the heavens as a meteorite. Ancient alchemists believed there were two kinds of meteorites: Glass and the Irons. Moldavite, which is an extraterrestrial kind of peridot, is just one of many kinds of Glass meteorites that reach the Earth’s surface. The other kind of meteorite, The Irons, includes metals such as copper, nickel and iron. It was thought the Mjollnir was an iron and nickel alloy meteorite forged by Sindri the dwarf, an alchemist and smith of magical and mysterious metals.

Thor’s hammer obeyed his every command doing his bidding and returning to his hand once thrown. Thor commanded the thunderbolts, and could sling them at his foes. Known as a Storm God, Thor was easily irritated. He would roar like thunder and sling thunderbolts when angered. On the other hand, he could be benevolent and a strong friend to peasants and yeoman bringing rain when needed, stilling a storm, and above all as their protector and defender.

A Rune to use on this day is Thurisaz (Germanic), Thuith (Gothic), Thorn (Old English), Thurse (Old Norse). A real thorn can be tiny, but irritating. Problems may appear bigger than they really are. Thorn helps to put them in perspective, especially when an important decision must be made. The advice of what was needed can result in a very successful outcome. Problems and fears can then be encountered as creative challenges. Ask for advice and help when needed, especially on this day!

Runic Days of the Week – “Woden’s Day”

“Woden’s Day”

“Wodanesdag” (Germanic)
“Wodensdag” (Old English)
“Othinnsdagr” ( Old Norse)
“Onsdag” (Danish)
“Wednesday” (English)

Odin/Woden is the Norse God of magic, battle fury, protection, inspiration, shaman ecstasy, consciousness and communication.

If men can accept their female side as Odin/Woden did, women can surely accept their male side. This day is the “hump day” or “half past the week day.” It is a day of balancing physically, mentally and spiritually.

You can accept Odin/Woden as the All-father and the Omnipotent God when you realize that he became more balanced by accepting the intuitiveness, emotions, sensitivity and the wisdom of women. He also considered Frija/Frigg as his equal and consulted her on all important matters. Her advise always weighed heavily in his decisions. Women in Norse mythology, although not as much is written about them as men, were considered equal with men in property, warring, and decisions. Romanization (getting conquered by the Romans) changed the status of women later on. We are still healing from the effects of the Romanization!

The Rune of choice for this day is Ethel (OE), Othala (G), or Othal (ON). This Rune represents the hearth, the home, justice and honoring our ancestors.

Runic Days of the Week – Tiw’s Day

Tiw’s Day

Tiw’s Day” or “Tyrsdagar” in Old Norse (Tuesday) represents spirit of justice discipline and integrity
Although, Tiw, Tyr, Tiwaz was a Sky God of war and battle. He is also the God of justice. When all else failed, you would want him on your side in battle because to have him on your side inevitably meant victory.

The Rune to use on this day is the arrow that points straight up, referred to as Tiw (OE), Tyr (ON), or Tiwaz (G). When things are not going exactly your way or you are still dragging from the weekend, remember that this Rune can be used in positive situations for the good of all concerned. It is a powerful Rune and should be used wisely. It enables you to have a good positive outlook in general and encourages well-being and good health. When the copier fails, machinery breaks down or the car will not start use the Rune Tiw!

Runic Days of the Week – “Moon’s Day” Manidagar

“Moon’s Day” Manidagar

Monday, “Moon’s Day” governs the emotions, wildlife, fertility and the life giving waters. In some traditions, the Moon may be attributed to a God or Goddess.

“Moon’s Day” or “Manidagar” as it is known in Old Norse governs the emotions, wildlife, and the giving waters. This day honors the God/dess, the moon cycles, the tides, and our feelings. This is a good day to honor the God/dess within. This Rune is called Lagu (OE), Laguz (G), or Logr (ON).

Many God/dess orientated Study Groups and Meta- physical Groups often meet on Mondays. It is good day to organize and plan for the rest of the week as well. IN THE NORSE AND GERMANIC TRADITIONS, THE MOON IS ALWAYS MASCULINE! In Norse, the Moon is “Mani.” Mani’s sister is Sol, the Sun. Sol is pursued by a wolf and Mani is pursued by Hati, who will catch him at Ragnorok and devour him. This is why the wolf is called Managarmr ‘devourer of Mani.’

This can also be a day of creativity drawing upon ones imagination and also a day of psychic awareness.

The Runic or Celtic Cross Reading

The Runic or Celtic Cross Reading
This spread is a very common general life reading that calls for selecting six runes arranged in the form of a runic cross illustrated in the center of your bag.

Rune 1. PAST. This represents a situation from your recent past that explains why the situation is currently like it is. This rune sheds light into your character in terms of how you’ve handled situations in the past.

Rune 2. YOU NOW. This rune refers to your current situation. The basic energies and happenings you are currently dealing with.

Rune 3. FUTURE. This rune indicates where the situation is taking you. What is likely to occur. It represents the best possible outcome for the situation based on how you’ve dealt with problems in the past.

Rune 4. FOUNDATION. This rune provides a look into the heart of the matter under consideration. The unconscious elements involved.

Rune 5. CHALLENGE. This rune represents the things you should concentrate on in order to affect positive changes. This rune can be very important in helping realign your priorities.

Rune 6. NEW SITUATION. The final rune indicates what you can finally expect from your question when you successfully meet your challenges.

SEVEN RUNE METHOD

SEVEN RUNE METHOD

 

Concentrate on your issue and draw seven runes, one at a time. Lay the runes face down in the above order. In this reading, you interpret two runes together for a combined meaning:

< Turn over the 1st and 2nd runes. These two combined form the issue or problem.

< Then flip over the 3rd and 4th runes. The combination of these two runes represent the factors of your past that have influence in your present situation.

< The 5th and 6th runes are the most important runes in this cast. They represent the advice the runes are giving you.

< The 7th rune is the result of the situation. ( If you follow the advice given in the spread. )