A Rune Awakening: Elder Futhark – Jera

Jera - Poems Jera (YARE-a not Jer-ah) is the 12th rune in the Elder Futhark, and means Year. More pointedly the time of the year when you get the reap the benefits of all that hard work for harvest. While Hagalaz, Naudhiz and even Isa have been beating down upon our heads, we come to … Continue reading A Rune Awakening: Elder Futhark – Jera

A Rune Awakening: Elder Futhark – Isa

Isa - Poems Isa (EE-sa, not Eye-sa), is pretty close to the modern word for Ice - for which the rune stands. Unlike other cold runes this one isn't so much doom and gloom or terrible storms. It's a bit more akin to stasis, serenity, the kind of quiet calm and glistening softness of snow … Continue reading A Rune Awakening: Elder Futhark – Isa

Afternoon Tarot: RWS 13

Inevitable Change Time marches forward, steadily, slowly, determinedly. Without Death there is no true passage of time, there's no change - and that's what the Death card is about: Change. Slow, inevitable, unavoidable change. Change can be ugly, difficult, and you might not even be ready for it - but it's necessary for growth. It's … Continue reading Afternoon Tarot: RWS 13

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

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