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RUNES – AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MAGICAL SYMBOLS FROM THE ANCIENT ROOTS


Yes, RUNES, is one of our dandy topics today, we are going to discuss it!

Ever heard this term “RUNES” or may have seen Runic/Viking symbols in the VIKINGS Movie?
I had been away for a while and it’s been a long time that I wrote any article, I was a bit occupied, with a lot of things. So, here I am today with one of the interesting topics Runes.

There had been a lot of stories and myths about Runes/Viking symbols, the more people you ask, the more stories you hear, and however, the prime aspect about runes is, it's simply “Magical”!

I may not go too deep with Runes today, however, I would certainly throw some light on them in brief so you may get a gist of it.


Let’s first start with the backdrop of Runes.

To simplify, Runes, are magical symbols that enhance the power of our energy field as well as our healings/spells. They are mystery symbols for me as not everyone can decode and understand what they are used for if they are not spiritually advanced. Additionally, they are associated with fearless Vikings dynasty too.

Runes are a group of symbols that constitutes the dictating alphabets and distinct languages spoken by the Dutch people from particularly the first century (before Common Era) B.C.E.

The word Rune has its origin from the “Norse” language particularly spoken in Northern Germany, Europe. It has deep connections with the “Rowan Tree” which was spiritually revered and Runa is the source word used to describe the Rowan tree.

With time and beginning of Christian roots, the word Runa, transformed to Runes as we know today. These symbols had been used for magical purposes even before they were being started to be used in writings. You may find many runic inscriptions on rocks, weapons, jewelry, and on graves to ensure a safe journey of a departed loved one to the other world.

Runes had been deeply associated and connected to the Ash Tree called Yggdrasill (pronounced as “igg-dra-sil”) located at the center of the Universe and comprises the nine worlds of the Norse Realms together in its branches & roots. Underneath the Yggdrasill, is the Well of Fate) and the three Norn (it is said, the three Norn are the female spirits who protect the roots of the tree Yggdrasill by keeping it hydrated with the divine waters of the Well of Fate). These Norn also maneuver human lives because they twist-twirl, spin, and intertwine the strings of Fate and Destiny. This is because they strongly believe that Fate is not defined/or consistent and although it is wreathed into a human’s/soul’s destiny, it is completely within their power to change it, which I had mentioned in my previous articles where I spoke about the “Law of Free Will” which allows us, humans, to make wise choices which in turn decides our fate and future.

The three Norn sisters viz, Urd (pronounced as ‘oo-rd’), Verdandi (pronounced as ‘Ver-dahn-di’) and Skuld (pronounced as ‘Skoo –ld’), however, represents one’s Past, Future and the Present (what shall be) and this is how they maneuver one’s fate.

It is also said that Odin, the wisest in the Divine Realms was able to know the secrets of the Runes as mentioned in the Norse Mythology, there is another story behind this which we may discuss in our succeeding articles on rune soon.

Coming back to Runes, there are distinct methods to use and experiment with Runes, you may use them independently or bind them or inscribe them or just draw it in the air, and it will work wonders.

How to use Runes?

The Runic symbols are majorly used for Divination, Magick & Spell work, Healing, and many other workings, and each symbol represents its own meaning deeply associated with the ancient roots of Dutch Magick. It is recommended to pick or connect with each rune individually on a daily basis to enhance your connection and understanding with it. You may meditate with it, you may get it activated and energized on wooden placards or crystals, on your recent runic tattoo and Flashcards. There are numerous ways to connect and work with these Runic Symbols. Once you are done with all 24 symbols, start using them in your daily routine and be observant with what outcomes delivered.

Runes for Divination

When using runes for divination purpose it is a clear and pure channel of using your “intellect” or “intuition” to seek or receive the answers. They can be terrific mediums to get accurate answers and signs when you are confused or not sure what exactly to do in a particular situation. This is an easy way like we play the Dice Games, similarly, you have to toss these runes on a cloth, and without looking down, choose your rune whilst thinking about the question. You will then have the answer in your hands for sure. No questions of doubt as you are connecting to your own energies and intuition while choosing the runes. Even if you get a rune that is not connecting or syncing with your question, don’t ignore it, there can be deep meaning and sign from the universe behind representing that rune to you, try to connect and understand that deep meaning and follow the guidance.

I have an even better way to use those drawing on small chits if you don’t have rune stones or wooden dices. At least for practice, they can be of great support.

Inscribing Runes

It is recommended to draw them horizontally and not reversed as it may bring adverse outcomes, which we are not intending to bring for ourselves. Although combining different runes may not create adversities, but it is good to start with simplicity and keep it as clear and simple as you can. Practice them fair enough before you go deep into it. You may bind the runes by overlapping and binding them in a way that it looks like a random inscribed image or a unique symbol which not everyone can understand if in case you don’t want someone to understand for what purpose you have drawn it, like with sigils, similarly keep it a secret while you manifest something deeper.

To enhance a rune’s power, you may also draw them thrice to add that additional push to it. While drawing them, chant their names thrice as we would do while calling Reiki or other healing symbols to activate and energize them. Except the reversed, you may experiment with runes in any other direction to ensure you are manifesting what you desire.

Activating your Runes

If you have created your runes on chits or other materials like cloth etc. or even the crystal ones, you would surely want to activate and energize them, there can be different ways, you can simply put your intent or wrap them in a cloth and put it somewhere in a darker place/spot for few days until it get its life, once you feel they are ready to be used, unwrap them, blow air with your intentions, show them some incense if you would like to or put it under the moonlight to be charged and there you go, use it as a wall hanging, or flashcards or EC (Energy Circle), the choice is yours, they can be used in numerous possible ways, all you need is the intention, faith, and purpose to use.

I am going to now discuss two major Runes here I had been using from a while and I see great results, Runes are good to learn under the guidance of your experienced Mentors or Spiritual Gurus to understand and connect better with them, however, the following as an example I am sharing for your understanding and interest (I will not share the image of the Rune here, as it is better to learn it during workshops, but indeed their names):

Fehu (pronounced as “Fey-Hoo”)

It originated from the word “Fee” which means Cattle in Norse culture. It is mostly used for Cattle, money, Prosperity, and Abundance.

I see it as a strong firm flag moving upwards in life, it denotes progress and financial support, stability, profits, new beginnings, fertility, financial gains, and positivity especially in finances. For me, it is a symbol of progression, success, and financial gains. It reminds us to be grateful for what we have and what we are asking for. But it also denotes Ego, so, using too much of it may lead to ego or increased sexual desires, so be careful while using it as excessive of anything isn’t good.

You may use Fehu to achieve financial strength or to manifest goals sooner.

If read in reverse, it indicates to pause and reconsider your decisions, loss or disappointment especially if it’s regarding a financial investment etc. Slow down your plans as it maybe not the right time or decision.

Uruz (pronounced as “oo-rooze”)

This symbol represents Wild Ox (not the real one but its qualities), strength (physical, emotional, spiritual), untapped intuition or potential, health, sudden or unexpected changes (usually for your better), so it’s more like seeing 555 in angel numbers bringing changes and learning to embrace them too.

To add power, strength, stability to your spells and their outcomes, you may inscribe Uruz with Fehu or other symbols, especially for financial and career stability, it works really well. It indeed teaches us no matter how challenging it may look or come up with, keep moving ahead and obstacles will be removed for sure.

If read in reverse, it may denote lack or self-motivation, strength, power, confidence, and stability in your life. Also, you may miss a golden opportunity or may have already missed it due to lack of the above mentioned.

For healing spells or financial stability, send healing with Uruz, it brings stability in good health or wealth whatever you are seeking.

I hope, the above information helped you understand Runes better, if you already know about them but never used, do use it in your spells & healings and you may share your experience, how it worked for you?

Lots of Love, Gratitude, Blessing, and Divine Protection for all of you!

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