Afternoon Tarot: RWS 12

Just Hang Out From Roman, to Norse, to Egyptian, to Christianity - a lot of religions have a story of self-sacrifice of some kind. Given that it's a tree the man is hanging from it really reminds me of Odin's self-sacrifice in order to gain the knowledge of runes and pass that onto humanity. It's … Continue reading Afternoon Tarot: RWS 12

A Rune Awakening: Elder Futhark – Naudhiz

Naudhiz - Poems The 10th rune is Naudhiz - necessity, the Norn-rune of forcing Fate from Need. Which just from that much certainly gives a feeling of tension with this rune. Anglo-Saxon:Need is nearest the breast,yet often proves to children of mena source of help and healing [or, omen of good]if they heed it betimes. … Continue reading A Rune Awakening: Elder Futhark – Naudhiz

Afternoon Tarot: RWS 10

No whammy! Full disclosure: I've never had the Wheel of Fortune card pop up in a reading. That said, I can work with my initial feelings about this card as I sit here and stare at it trying to muddle out what it means. Reading Melissa Cynova's text regarding it from Kitchen Table Tarot helps … Continue reading Afternoon Tarot: RWS 10

A Rune Awakening: Elder Futhark – Hagalaz

Hagalaz - Poems As we look more closely at Hagalaz we get back into our old routine of three poems again. Though Hagalaz looks much different in its Younger Futhark form. Instead of the more N-shaped picture on the left it has an appearance more akin to a snow-flake or hail-stone, which - as we … Continue reading A Rune Awakening: Elder Futhark – Hagalaz

Afternoon Tarot: RWS 9

Lighting the Way Calm, Internal, Alone The solitude of the Hermit is not the kind of loneliness that aches or harms. It is the kind of quiet solitude that allows you to seek, to listen, to journey and learn. The light is strong enough to guide his steps, and dim enough to keep him from … Continue reading Afternoon Tarot: RWS 9

A Rune Awakening: Elder Futhark – Wunjo

Wunjo - Poems Wunjo is another one of the runes that you just have to love. It's bright, it's full of life and joy - joy being the key for this rune for certain. There are a lot of references to Wunjo and joy scattered throughout Norse lore - from the Havamal to the Lay … Continue reading A Rune Awakening: Elder Futhark – Wunjo