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

Afternoon Tarot: RWS 8

Grace Under Fire Poised, Gentle, Assured. The Strength card is far and away NOT about physical strength. The lion is much stronger physically than the woman holding him - yet his tail is tucked under and he submits to her. Whether she's lounging beside him in some cards, or giving him a possible dental checkup … Continue reading Afternoon Tarot: RWS 8

Afternoon Tarot: RWS 7

Chasing the Challenge Driven, willful, sure. The Chariot is a lot of get up go – but not recklessly or aimlessly. This is directed action – and most often it is directed at the Challenge.  The Chariot loves the challenge. There’s no need if it’s not going to be difficult – it’s not fun if … Continue reading Afternoon Tarot: RWS 7

A Rune Awakening: Elder Futhark – Gebo

Gebo - Poems I love Gebo - Gebo also happens to be one of the first runes we come across that does NOT have a Norwegian or Icelandic poem associated with it. The G-sound that the rune represents doesn't appear in the Younger Futhark. There are plenty of stories about Gebo and it's meanings in … Continue reading A Rune Awakening: Elder Futhark – Gebo

Afternoon Tarot: RWS 6

The Naked Trust Loving, connecting, trusting. Hello Bible references! They are Everywhere in this card. Adam and Eve, the Serpent, the Tree of Knowledge, the Burning Bush, Giant Angel with wild flaming hairdo, Shiny Sun Sunny-ness EVERYWHERE! The big ticket item in this card is the lack of clothes on the humans. They’re exposed, vulnerable, … Continue reading Afternoon Tarot: RWS 6