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Fehu(fay-hoo)

Fehu(fay-hoo)

Like in Vedic India, the people in ancient Germany also gauged the status and rank of a person by the number of cattle he possessed. Fehu represented cattle and symbolized power as well as fortune. Its positive attributes in Runes reading include:  It reflects person's requirements and is directly proportional to we

Yggdrasil

Yggdrasil

This is also better known as the world tree, which was made of ash and was massive in size and power. Its centre was in Ashgard, with its roots like tentacles spread across the underworld, land of giants and into human realm, thus representing the past, present and future. Its branches were known to treat animals while the Nornir are said to have constantly filled the well at its bottom known a

Runic Mythology

Runic Mythology

* Aesir * Vanir * Yggdrasil * Havamal * Odin

Odin

Odin

War, craft, guile and industriousness saw Odin become the primary god of the Nordic’s. His knowledge, experience and expertise at magic then saw him propelled to the exalted position as th

Havamal

Havamal

The epic poem Havamal,written around the 9th century,records how Odin discovered the runes and their magical powers,thereby earning his title of god of magic...

The Nornir

The Nornir

Three sister goddesses that were masters of time, i.e. past, present and future are known as the Nornir. In their hands lay the destinies of Gods and men.

The Eight Sabbats

The Eight Sabbats

The modern day Bavarian region rejoiced the eight festivals, which they dedicated to the sun and commemorating fire. A Germanic legend still prevalen

Making your Runes

Making your Runes

Runes can easily be bought from the market but this is not a trend with practitioners of thisart. Those that understand the runes have a tendency to

Choosing the Material

Choosing the Material

The first thing you need to consider before making your set of rhinestones is the type of material to use...Runes are traditionally made from earth,wood,bones,and stones. Anything robust and lasting is suitable for making the set of runes because they bound to receive a lot of wear and tear...WOOD RUNES::Traditionally the wood of a fruit bearing

Carving the Runes

Carving the Runes

Runes have for ages been carved on wood. This is an intricate process and requires exceptional expertise. Although a simple knife can be used to carv

Coloring the Runes

Coloring the Runes

Although one can have runes in a colour of their choice but colours that increase their prowess are:Red: The colour o

Energising the Runes

Energising the Runes

This activity is done once and forever..Its a very important ritual which should be followed thoroughly and with full dedication. This activ

The Rune Cloth

The Rune Cloth

Runes are not ordinary symbols and were discovered by the Gods themselves. Hence it is important to take great care of them to keep their magic working. Some points in th

The Rune Pouch

The Rune Pouch

Once the runes have been wrapped in a cloth it is important to place them in a pouch specially designated for them. It’s important to keep in mind that the pouch should b

Consecrating your Runes

Consecrating your Runes

The following activities can be done to achieve the best consecration for the runes:1. Smudge your runes with cedar and sa

Wyrd

Wyrd

WYRD The blank rune,known as WYRD,is a modern addition to the Futhark system...The word WYRD(pronounced as weird) has been picked up from the three Norse sisters individually known as Urdhir,Verthandi,and Skuld-past,present and future respectively... They were special

Uruz(ooo-ruse)

Uruz(ooo-ruse)

URUZ(ooo-ruse)INTRODUCTION: The word uruz means AUROCHS which was a very wild cattle that roamed around in the forests of northern europe..This great wild cattle could never be tamed a

Thurisaz (thur-ee-saws)

Thurisaz (thur-ee-saws)

THURISAZ (thur-ee-saws)INTRODUCTION: This rune has a different pronunciation in every version like in the germanic tounge it was called thrurisaz and in the old Norse language it was called th

Raido (rye-tho)

Raido (rye-tho)

INTRODUCTION: This rune has a different pronunciation in every version like in the germanic tounge it was called thrurisaz and in the old Norse language it was called thurs while in the old english version its called thorn which literally means thorns as we

Kenaz (kane-awz)

Kenaz (kane-awz)

INTRODUCTION: A variety of meanings have been associated with this rune like torch,light,fire,boil,ulcer.Out of which torch has been the most common..It basically represents some kind of an internal fire(boil,ulcer.fever).. It clear

Gebo (gay bow)

Gebo (gay bow)

INTRODUCTION: The word gebo literally means a gift as we know of it in the modern english language.This rune is totally concerned with the ability to scarifies(very unconditional scarifies although),mutual and unselfish giving.It also so

Wunjo (woon-yo)

Wunjo (woon-yo)

INTRODUCTION: Wunjo represents joy and happiness that is coming into a persons life.This rune is a clear omen of positivity, happiness and peace...Love,physical and sensual energies are attributes of this rune..It indicates a condition o

Hagalaz (haw-ga-laws)

Hagalaz (haw-ga-laws)

INTRODUCTION: Hagalaz means hail which is considered as one of the most detractive of all weather forms.This is a very powerful rune within and it strongly represents all forces outside your control... Hail is actually a period of fr

Naudhiz (now-these)

Naudhiz (now-these)

INTRODUCTION: This rune has different pronunciations in different cultures like(nyd)-old english,(nauths)-gothic which means necessity. The word nauthiz means need- it talks about the amount or the kind of desire that drives human to o

Isa (ee-saw)

Isa (ee-saw)

INTRODUCTION:The word Isa means Ice..Isa is an elemental rune which is associated with the frost Giants who are called the Thursur..This rune symbolizes a time of standing still This rune warns us to avoid any tendency to exaggerate formalism Isa tends to halt activities and delay progress... Sound- i Runic Position- 11th rune

Jera (yar-awe)

Jera (yar-awe)

INTRODUCTION:The word jera has been derived from the old germanic tongue Jera which means harvest...The number of this rune in the set is 12 which signifies the solar cycle of 12 months(means completion of a year)...The meaning of the rune Jera is harvest,year or sphere...It talks about an end of a season or a year or something like a completion or change of a cycle... I

Eihwaz (eye-waz)

Eihwaz (eye-waz)

INTRODUCTION:Eihwaz means yew which is a tree that represents the world tree yggdrasil on which odin hung until he obtained knowledge about the runes Its considered as one of the most revered tree amongst the northern european people..It is believed that the yew contains the mystery of life and death and its roots are connected to the sacral underworld... Even today yew

Pertho (perth-row)

Pertho (perth-row)

INTRODUCTION:A variety of meanings have been associated with this rune... It has different translations in different languages like chess piece,dice cup,game,dance,hearth and vagina... Its connections with the latin word pertha means rock..This rune primarily talks about things that are hidden and unexplained,something which is beyond our powers... It refers to transitio

Algiz (all-geese)

Algiz (all-geese)

INTRODUCTION:Algiz has been translated in different languages with different names like protection,sedge,grass etc... This rune was used by the warriors as a symbol of protection and victory as well as the strengthening of magical power and luck... This rune is also associated to the animal kingdom and our contact with animal forces.. Raising the hand palm forward with t

Sowilu (so-wheel-o)

Sowilu (so-wheel-o)

INTRODUCTION:This rune is also known as sigil in old english and sol in the old Norse... Sowelo is the sun rune and it is feminine in nature as is the sun in norse mythology and even in the modern german language... The sun is a principal focus of worship in all pagan religions and even in christianity Jesus is linked to the sun in his role as the light of god..This 

Teiwaz (tea-was)

Teiwaz (tea-was)

INTRODUCTION:Teiwaz was the original creator god of the germanic people who later became known as Tyr the god of wars,giver of victory and protector from harm..Wolfsbane or Tyrs helm was used on arrowheads as poison and was reputed to be a principal ingredient of witches flying ointments... As Tyr's attribute is the sword,he represents unselfish courage and the warri

Ehwaz (ee-waz)

Ehwaz (ee-waz)

INTRODUCTION:The word ehwaz has been taken from the old germanic tongue which means horse..Horse was even more important to the indo-european people than the cattle Horses since from the earlier times have been regarded sacred and they were believed to be privy to the councils of the gods... There was a very special luxurious treatment for the horses during that period..

Mannaz (man-nawz)

Mannaz (man-nawz)

INTRODUCTION:Mannaz means human and represents individual consciousness and the relationship of each human being with other humans as well as the universe...Mannaz is thought to offer powers for defense and protection It is a rune of hum existence and of the natural events of life and death which makes t the rune of mortality.. W

Laguz (la-gooz)

Laguz (la-gooz)

Literally taken it signifies a water body, mostly a lake. Laguz is similar to the Viking ships and hence represents crossing over. Seas and oceans have always been considered a vital instrument for fortune and it was no different in the ancient times. Water also denotes unresolved enigmas of life and its end. Njord was the God of this rune and his emblem was the sea shell.Its pos

Ingwaz (ing-was)

Ingwaz (ing-was)

INTRODUCTION:This rune is in the honour of the mythical God Ing. His legend has been prevalent from pre tribes' era in Germany. He is said to represent god of fertility Frey. Ingwaz symbols are laurel tree, cuckoo and an apple.Its positive attributes in Runes reading include:* A phase that denotes that the divine power is on one's s

Othila (oath-awe-la)

Othila (oath-awe-la)

INTRODUCTION:Literally taken Othila means land of the forefathers and represents return to the origins. It also connects one to the spirits of ancestors and God Odin is considered its protector God. It protects freedom and desists from rigid regulations. It is a rune that should be well guarded.Its positive attributes in Runes reading include:

Dagaz (thaw-gauze)

Dagaz (thaw-gauze)

Dagaz signifies creation and its end. Its symbol is the number eight written horizontally which denotes the never ending abyss. It brings in light and with it a new dawn that reflects positive energy. Thor the famous God is associated with this enigmatic rune, hence the rune is also said to usher in luck and safety.Its positive attributes in Runes reading include:

Ansuz (awn-sooz)

Ansuz (awn-sooz)

ANSUZ (awn-sooz) INTRODUCTION: This rune has a different pronunciation in every version like in the germanic tounge it was called thrurisaz and in the old Norse language it was called thurs while in the old english version its called thorn which literally means thorns as we understand it today... The very basic meaning of this rune is usually taken

Berkana (bur-kan-a)

Berkana (bur-kan-a)

INTRODUCTION: Berkana means birch tree which is associated with the fertility of spring time...This is a fertility rune,a rune of birth and of the family...Its a rune which is related to the earth goddess,so it represents manifestations and rebirth In northern europe culture it represents physical beauty and attraction...Berkano is the rune of the earth who r

Runes

Runes

Runes have since inception been known to represent magic as well as a way of writing. Earliest inscriptions from Germany and Italy provide evidence pointing in this direction. Runic fortuning is based on the I-Ching, Occultism and the ability to make contact with the celestial to influence the world. Cave inscriptions that are 4300 years old are also in existence apart from Runes being mentione

Frigg

Frigg

Symbolizing the planet Venus, Frigg was the ruler of Earthly plants and animal life. She possessed psychic powers and great magical knowledge like her illustrious husband Odin. To some she still represents the sexual energies of women. Friday/Frigg has been denoted to her.This Goddess of love was much sought after by couples who wanted their affairs to be solemnised. Even her husban

Freya

Freya

This Empress of the Valkyries (ladies that determined which soldier lived or died in war), represents the sexual energies of men. She was master of good fortune, weddings and decided who was fit to be a ruler. Along with her husband Odin she was often seen in the battlefields.Njord the sea god was her father and Nerthus the goddess of rain her mother. She is said to have been so divinely

Loki

Loki

Loki possessed the powers of fire and his demonic qualities were quite pronounced. He was deceptive in his ways and could change himself into a giant demon of fire. Being adopted as an Aesir he found Odin as a brother.He was not only familiar but mastered the crafts of guile and deceit by associating himself with composite evil parts inherent to fire. He disliked anything that had to do

Baldur

Baldur

Loved by all the Gods, this son of Odin was adored by his mother Frigg. She took an oath from everyone in existence except the mistletoe plant to protect and never harm him. Loki made arrows from this plant and had the blind God Hodur fire them at Baldur leading to his death.Not having died in combat saw Baldur banished to hell. Hell being Loki's daughter agreed to let Baldur go if t

Vanir

Vanir

Gods of the sea and earth symbolizing fortune and creation of new life were better known as the Vanir. They were the oldest of Gods living in Vanaheim and were experts in the arts of magic. Freya, Aegir, and Njord were of primary importance amongst them and crossed the rainbow bridge with the incident sparking a ferocious war. Odin and Frigga fought with the Vanir for long but the incalculable

Aesir

Aesir

Aesir the mortal Gods were the inhabitants of Asgard living in two buildings, the Gladsheim and Vingolf, for men and women respectively. They were the gods of the skies and were known for their knowledge, justice, strength, warring ability and magic with Odin and Thor being of primary importance. They had Asgard built in such a way that it could only be reached by crossing the rainbow bridge ca

Beltane

Beltane

Goddess Walpurga, better known as Beltane the moon goddess to the Celts is honoured with the fourth most celebrated festival on the 30th of April. The next day is also rejoiced with a maypole dance and the occasion itself is marked as the day of abundance and for filial offspring. The festival name is derived from shining fire as it welcomes the first day of summer. A bonfire is lit

Fall Equinox

Fall Equinox

This is the culmination of the harvesting season and the seventh favourite festival celebrated in September. It is a time to take stock of one's situation and plan ahead for the future. It is also a great time to improve the self physically, mentally and emotionally. In this phase the moon's power begins to become stronger than that of the sun and Greek folklore has it that it is becaus

Imbolc

Imbolc

The beginning of spring paves the way for the second most respected festival to begin in the month of February. This marks the fermented malt liquor being thrown on the fireplace within the house to celebrate and thank it for all that it provides. A phase where the sun's powers begin to increase, it also is a time of joy as light returns with lengthening of the day. A time when temples are

Lammas

Lammas

Celebrated from 31st July to 1st August is the sixth greatest festival known as the Lammas. This is a phase when one begins to harvest and thus the festival itself is a reflection of mankind being grateful to nature for its produce. Here bread was baked from the grains first harvested. This is a period of receiving the reward of the yearly labour and a banquet is given in honour of Lugh (sun go

November Eve

November Eve

The worlds of the spirits and mankind are closest between October 31st and November 1st hence it is considered an apt time for deciphering the future. This occasion is celebrated as the eighth most celebrated festival and in the modern world is also rejoiced as Halloween. This beginning of winter and summer end is also known as Samhain (witch new year) where the time realms of past, present and

Spring Solstice

Spring Solstice

A phase when day and night are of equal length is celebrated in March as the third greatest festival to commemorate the spring goddess (Ostara) and is better known as the spring solstice. In this period spring is at its zenith thus leading to high energy and growth. This is also a time when the moon's power begins to reduce as the days become longer. Traditionally a time when the first seed

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

A time of abundance and fests marks the beginning of the fifth most celebrated festival in June. This is a phase when sun is at the height of its power and also when agricultural produce matures and is ready for harvest.This auspicious occasion was marked on stones in ancient Europe and the season's longest day was called the summer solstice. Legend has it that this was a time when h

Thor

Thor

The God of masculine strength, thunder and lightning, Thor wields a powerful hammer and is the guardian of man. He was the son of God Odin and had a striking personality with a red beard and hair. He is the only god that is mentioned and referred to across ages, from Germanic, Viking to Roman.The fourth day of the week, Thursday, is named after him clearly showing his importance in the p

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

Ancient tribes in Germany burnt logs for twelve days to feed the sun in December thus beginning their greatest festival. This phase denotes the rebirth of the sun where nights are long and day stands shortened.Yule or winter solstice strengthens the powers of the moon. It is a time of joy and feasting where celebrators relax and put a wreath to mark the circle of life and completion of a

Tarot Card Reader in Amritsar

Tarot Card Reader in Amritsar

Tarot reading is amongst the most accurate fortuning methods. The 78 cards have specific pictures, symbols and numbers that put together and under an expert practitioner have the ability to resolve and provide answers to even your most intricate problems.The spiritual city of Amritsar does not have many tarot readers, but what it lacks in quantity, it makes up with quality. Tarot card re