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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 of the term "RUNES" or may have seen Runic/Viking symbols in the VIKINGS Movie?

I have been away for a while, and it’s been a long time since I wrote an article. I was a bit occupied with a lot of things. So, here I am today with one of the interesting topics: Runes.

There have been a lot of stories and myths about runes and viking symbols. The more people you ask, the more stories you hear. However, the prime aspect of runes is that they are simply "Magical"!

I may not delve too deeply into runes today, but I will certainly shed some light on them briefly so you can get the gist of it.

Let’s first start with the backdrop of Runes.

To put it simply, runes are magical symbols that increase the power of our energy field as well as the effectiveness of our healing and spells. They are mystery symbols to me, as not everyone can decode and understand what they are used for if they are not spiritually advanced. Additionally, they are associated with the fearless Viking dynasty too.

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

The word rune has its origins in 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 the beginning of Christian roots, the word Runa was transformed into Runes as we know them today. These symbols had been used for magical purposes even before they started to be used in writing. You may find many runic inscriptions on rocks, weapons, jewelry, and graves to ensure the safe journey of a departed loved one to the other world.

Runes have been deeply associated with and connected to the Ash tree called Yggdrasill (pronounced as "igg-dra-sil"), located at the centre of the universe and comprising the nine worlds of the Norse Realms together in its branches and roots. The Well of Fate is said to be beneath the Yggdrasill, as are the three Norn (female spirits who protect the roots of the Yggdrasill by keeping them 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 woven into a human’s or 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 decide 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, represent one’s past, future, and 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 future articles on runes soon.

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

How to use Runes?

The Runic symbols are primarily used for divination, magick and spell work, healing, and a variety of other purposes, and each symbol represents a unique meaning that is deeply rooted in 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 of it. You can meditate with it, and it can be activated and energized on wooden placards or crystals, as well as 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 of the outcomes they deliver.

Runes for Divination

When using runes for divination purposes, it is a clear and pure channel of using your "intellect" or "intuition" to seek or receive the answers. They can be a terrific way 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 to play 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. There are 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 deeper meaning and a sign from the universe behind a rune you are trying to connect with and understand its deeper meaning and follow the guidance.

If you don't have rune stones or wooden dice, I have an even better way to use those drawings on small chits. 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 about for ourselves. Although combining different runes may not create adversity, it is good to start with simplicity and keep it as clear and simple as you can. Before you dive in, make sure you've practised them thoroughly. You may bind the runes by overlapping and binding them in such a way that it looks like a random inscribed image or a unique symbol that not everyone can understand. If 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 in the reverse, 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 crystal ones, you will surely want to activate and energize them. There can be different ways. You can simply put your intent on them or wrap them in a cloth and put them somewhere in a darker spot for a few days until they get their 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 them under the moonlight to be charged. 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 them.

I am going to now discuss two major runes here. I have been using them for a while, and I have seen great results. Runes are good to learn under the guidance of your experienced mentors or spiritual gurus to better understand and connect with them. However, the following is 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 "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 gain. 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. Slow down your plans as it may not be the right time or decision.

Uruz (pronounced "oo-rooze")

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

To add power, strength, and 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 that no matter how challenging it may look or come up, keep moving ahead and obstacles will be removed for sure.

If read in reverse, it may indicate a lack of self-motivation, strength, power, confidence, and stability in your life. You may miss a golden opportunity or may have already missed it due to a 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 have never used them, do use them in your spells and healing and you may share your experience. How did it work for you?


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

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