Monday, April 21st, 2008
Futhark Rune Series – Eihwaz, Perthro and Algiz

You’ll all be glad (I think) to know that I got my splint off after hand surgery two weeks ago and am on my way back to normal function. This means I can type more!)

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EIHWAZ
Eihwaz is the rune of steadfastness. It stands for strength, dependability, reliablity and can mean a good defense and setting achievable goals.
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PERTHRO
Perthro is the rune of mystery and hidden meanings. It may stand for the paranormal, especially knowledge of future matters but can also stand for the feminine and feminine mysteries.
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ALGIZ
Algiz is the rune of protection. It’s a shield that can guard and ward off evil. It can also mean you need to follow your instincts or guard positions or things you’ve achieved.
Monday, April 7th, 2008
Futhark Rune Series – Nauthiz, Isa and Jera

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Nauthiz
NAUTHIZ
Nauthiz is the rune of delays and lacking. It can stand for a sort of trial-by-fire with need bringing forth strength and innovation. Nauthiz can also indicate that it’s a time to face your fears and welcome change that begins within yourself. It can also indicate a need for patience.
Isa
ISA
Isa is the rune of frustration and standstill. Isa tends to emphasize the runes around it but can also indicate the need to turn your attention inward.
Jera
JERA
Jera is a rune that speaks to the culmination of events that began earlier. It can be a sign of peace and happiness and prosperity.
Monday, March 17th, 2008
Futhark Rune Series – Ansuz, Raidho and Kenaz

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Ansuz
ANSUZ
Ansuz is the rune of messages and communication. It can be messages or wisdom received from any source, including deity. Ansuz is centered around listening to messages and seeing true wisdom where it may exist. It can also include blessings.
Raidho
RAIDHO
Raidho is the rune of travel, following it’s old meaning of wagon or chariot. But this can indicate both physical travel as well as changes in lifestyle or professional direction. It may also indicate a need to see the larger picture before making a change in direction.
Kenaz
KENAZ
Kenaz is a rune whose original meaning is beacon or torch and it tends to be an accelerant. It can indicate the fires of creativity, revelation, new strength or new energy. It may stand for a need to open yourself to those things as well.
Monday, March 3rd, 2008
Futhark Runes Series – Ideas on How to Use Them

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I’ve decided to talk a little about ways to use the Futhark runes before I go into the meanings and interpretation of each one. I’ll warn you in advance, though, that I’m stating my OWN beliefs and uses and those may vary from person to person. With all tools like this, it’s important to experiment and see just how that tool or theory fits your personality and your needs as well as your own belief system.

Like many things, one size does not fit all.

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Monday, February 25th, 2008
Futhark Runes Series – Introduction

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I have a whole list of subjects to cover for Mystical Monday and one of these is a series on the Futhark Runes. This is not intended to be a historical dissertation but more to focus on the most common use of these today which is in divination or ritual work. That said, a brief bit of history is always in order.

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