Working with the runes is an ongoing process. Before you really attempt to use them for divination, you should take the time to learn each of them. Understand the relationships between them. The runes tell a story, like the tarot, but unlike the tarot, they are much more mischievous. They demand attention and care. I […]

For Lammas, I asked the gods to tell me what message I need to hear at this time. I had recently drawn Algiz during a single-rune pull with the same intent, so it was nice to see it waving hello to me again in the first position here! First Rune: Algiz Algiz represents protection, but […]

The third aett of the Elder Futhark consists of these eight runes: Teiwaz Berkana Ehwaz Mannaz Laguz Ingwaz Othila Dagaz The third is the aett of Tyr. He was the original warlord, while Odin was the lover. Tyr represents just cause. The third aett tells of the development of humankind. It represents the human condition […]

Dagaz (thaw-gauze) is the eighth rune of the third aett, and the twenty-fourth rune overall. It represents drastic, cataclysmic change. Dagaz connects to the summer solstice and represents wildfire. In the Asatru tradition, Othila is often considered to come last, because the two humans that survive Ragnarok inherit the land. In the Valkyrie tradition, this […]

Othila (oath-awe-law) is the seventh rune of the third aett, and the twenty-third rune overall. It represents inherited land, or inheritance. There is a sense of birthright, community, kinship, what you are entitled to, and nobility. Othila is the gift of Ing – a combination of Ingwaz with Gebo, but the inherited gift is generall […]

Ingwaz (eeng-woz)  is the sixth rune of the third aett, and the twenty-second rune overall. It represents progeny, or the “son of.” Ingwaz is related to Frey and Freya. It represents a large phallus, or vaginal tract, and is also related to the double-helix of DNA, which deepens its connection to inheritance and the connections […]

Laguz (law-gooze) is the fifth rune of the third aett, and the twenty-first rune overall. Here, the feminine mysteries turn inwards. Nerthus was an old goddess who lived on a lake. A sorceress, on a pitch black lake. In the lake, one could scry about love. If you pass the lake to her island, she […]