Energy Enhancement LEVEL
5 Initiation 4
THE RUNES ABSORB THE ANCIENT POWERFUL
ESSENCE OF THE RUNES FROM THE LAND OF ODIN AND THOR AND CLEAR ALL ASSOCIATED
NEGATIVITY TO THEIR UNDERSTANDING
THE ORDINARY MEANINGS OF THE RUNES
The "Elder Futhark", is the runic alphabet which is a composite of the runic
symbols most commonly used in northern Europe. The names of the runes of the
Elder Futhark are speculative recreations of what linguists call
"proto-Germanic", which stems from "proto-Indo-European".
There are many versions of the runic alphabets. Each has variations in
names, shapes, esoteric meanings and magical uses. One should not mix
futharks, or the intent or meaning becomes confused. The Elder Futhark, the
Anglo-Saxon Futhorc, and the Younger (or Scandinavian) Futhark are the most
frequently seen versions of the runic alphabets in use today.
The runes are broken into three sections or groups of eight, called aett (aettir,
plural). This helps one to remember their order, and later, you will see,
has significance in magical uses.
First the rune name is given, then its phonetic value, its symbolic image,
and finally the esoteric meaning used in divination. Rune users disagree on
whether or not to place a different meaning on a rune that falls in an
inverted or reversed position. Some runes look the same upside down and
right side up. These cannot be "reversed". Nevertheless, any of the runes
may appear as a "merkstave" (which literally means "dark stick" and implies
a "dark" meaning), depending on how the runes are cast. Note that a
"reversed" or "merkstave" meaning is not the opposite of its primary
meaning, but usually has a more negative connotation.
Freyr/Freyja's Aett Art
cattle, wealth.) Possessions won or earned, earned income, luck. Abundance,
financial strength in the present or near future. Sign of hope and plenty,
success and happiness. Social success. Energy, foresight, fertility,
creation/destruction (becoming). Fehu Reversed or Merkstave: Loss of
personal property, esteem, or something that you put in effort to keep. It
indicates some sort of failure. Greed, burnout, atrophy, discord. Cowardice,
stupidity, dullness, poverty, slavery, bondage.
ABOVE IS THE ORDINARY MEANING OF
BUT DEEPER MEANINGS EXIST..
THE ENERGY ENHANCEMENT LEVEL 5 MEANING OF FEHU
Fehu is the raw archetypal energy of
motion and expansion in the multiverse.
It is the force that flows from
Muspellsheimr, the source of cosmic fire, from which Midhgardhr was produced
The F-rune is the all encompassing
and omnipresent power symbolized by the charging bovine herd and by
wildfire. The cosmic fire of Muspellsheimr is instrumental in the creation
of the world, but it is also the principal agent in its destruction of
The fire giant, Surtr, spreads the
flames of destruction over the world, thus destroying all but those gods and
men who are to survive or to be reborn in the renewed world on the Idha
plain (the shining plain), It must be remembered that fehu is not the
undifferentiated power of the cosmic fire of Muspellsheirnr but rather the
mystery of its eternal working eminently throughout the multiverse.
This rune rules the basic force of
The F-rune contains the mystery of both creation and destruction and the
harmonious functioning of these two extremes, which leads to dynamic
evolutionary force. Fehu is the rune of eternal becoming. Along with several
other runes, this describes the holy process of birth-life-death-rebirth, or
arising-being/becoming-passing-away toward new arising. More specifically,
fehu is the archetypal force that gives impetus to this eternal process.
The F-rune is the essence of mobile power. This is evident from the most
mundane meaning of it's name: "money" or "cattle" (contrast Ovrune). This
root word originally meant mobile wealth or property, then was attached to
the concept of livestock, which was the main mobile form of property known
to the most ancient Germanic peoples. Later this term was used for "money,"
hence the modern English word "fee."
All in all, the F-rune defines a mobile form of power. In the psycho-magical
realm this concept of mobile force is closely connected with the old
Germanic idea of the hamingia. This is an aspect of the psychosomatic
complex that may be best described as a mobile and transferable magical
power. The hamingia (which is often translated by such concepts as "luck,"
and even "guardian spirit") may be sent forth from an individual in a manner
akin to that of the "astral body" in other traditions. Fehu is the directed
expansive force that facilitates the projection of soul entities and magical
power from Person to person, or from a person to an object.
Often the power of the F-rune is manifested in the mythology as .111
(OTHER WORLDLY GLOW, grave mounds and hills)
IT IS THIS TYPE OF
INTERPRETATION YOU WILL BE RECEIVING IN THIS INITIATION
REMAINDER OF THE ORDINARY RUNE INTERPRETATIONS..
(U: Auroch, a wild ox.) Physical strength and speed, untamed potential. A
time of great energy and health. Freedom, energy, action, courage, strength,
tenacity, understanding, wisdom. Sudden or unexpected changes (usually for
the better). Sexual desire, masculine potency. The shaping of power and
pattern, formulation of the self. Uruz Reversed or Merkstave: Weakness,
obsession, misdirected force, domination by others. Sickness, inconsistency,
ignorance. Lust, brutality, rashness, callousness, violence.
Thurisaz: (TH: Thorn or a Giant.) Reactive force, directed force of
destruction and defense, conflict. Instinctual will, vital eroticism,
regenerative catalyst. A tendency toward change. Catharsis, purging,
cleansing fire. Male sexuality, fertilization. (Thorr, the Thunder god, was
of Giant stock.)Thurisaz Reversed or Merkstave: Danger, defenselessness,
compulsion, betrayal, dullness. Evil, malice, hatred, torment, spite, lies.
A bad man or woman. Rape?
Ansuz: (A: The As, ancestral god, i.e. Odin.) A revealing message or
insight, communication. Signals, inspiration, enthusiasm, speech, true
vision, power of words and naming. Blessings, the taking of advice. Good
health, harmony, truth, wisdom. Ansuz Reversed or Merkstave:
Misunderstanding, delusion, manipulation by others, boredom. Vanity and
grandiloquence. (Odin is a mighty, but duplicitous god. He always has his
Raidho: (R: Wagon or chariot.) Travel, both in physical terms and those of
lifestyle direction. A journey, vacation, relocation, evolution, change of
place or setting. Seeing a larger perspective. Seeing the right move for you
to make and deciding upon it. Personal rhythm, world rhythm, dance of life.
Raidho Reversed or Merkstave: Crisis, rigidity, stasis, injustice,
irrationality. Disruption, dislocation, demotion, delusion, possibly a
Kenaz: (K: Beacon or torch.) Vision, revelation, knowledge, creativity,
inspiration, technical ability. Vital fire of life, harnessed power, fire of
transformation and regeneration. Power to create your own reality, the power
of light. Open to new strength, energy, and power now. Passion, sexual love.
Kenaz Reversed or Merkstave: Disease, breakup, instability, lack of
creativity. Nakedness, exposure, loss of illusion and false hope.
Gebo: (G: Gift.) Gifts, both in the sense of sacrifice and of generosity,
indicating balance. All matters in relation to exchanges, including
contracts, personal relationships and partnerships. Gebo Merkstave (Gebo
cannot be reversed, but may lie in opposition): Greed, loneliness,
dependence, over-sacrifice. Obligation, toll, privation, bribery.
Wunjo: (W or V: Joy.) Joy, comfort, pleasure. Fellowship, harmony,
prosperity. Ecstasy, glory, spiritual reward, but also the possibility of
going "over the top". If restrained, the meaning is general success and
recognition of worth. Wunjo Reversed or Merkstave: Stultification, sorrow,
strife, alienation. Delirium, intoxication, possession by higher forces,
impractical enthusiasm. Raging frenzy, berzerker.
Hagalaz: (H: Hail.) Wrath of nature, destructive, uncontrolled forces,
especially the weather, or within the unconscious. Tempering, testing,
trial. Controlled crisis, leading to completion, inner harmony. Hagalaz
Merkstave (Hagalaz cannot be reversed, but may lie in opposition): Natural
disaster, catastrophe. Stagnation, loss of power. Pain, loss, suffering,
hardship, sickness, crisis.
Nauthiz: (N: Need.) Delays, restriction. Resistance leading to strength,
innovation, need-fire (self-reliance). Distress, confusion, conflict, and
the power of will to overcome them. Endurance, survival, determination. A
time to exercise patience. Recognition of one's fate. Major self-initiated
change. Face your fears. Nauthiz Reversed or Merkstave: Constraint of
freedom, distress, toil, drudgery, laxity. Necessity, extremity, want,
deprivation, starvation, need, poverty, emotional hunger.
Isa: (I: Ice.) A challenge or frustration. Psychological blocks to thought
or activity, including grievances. Standstill, or a time to turn inward and
wait for what is to come, or to seek clarity. This rune reinforces runes
around it. Isa Merkstave (Isa cannot be reversed, but may lie in
opposition): Ego-mania, dullness, blindness, dissipation. Treachery,
illusion, deceit, betrayal, guile, stealth, ambush, plots.
Jera: (J or Y: A year, a good harvest.) The results of earlier efforts are
realized. A time of peace and happiness, fruitful season. It can break
through stagnancy. Hopes and expectations of peace and prosperity. The
promise of success earned. Life cycle, cyclical pattern of the universe.
Everything changes, in its own time. Jera Merkstave (Jera cannot be
reversed, but may lie in opposition): Sudden setback, reversals. A major
change, repetition, bad timing, poverty, conflict.
(EI: Yew tree.) Strength, reliability, dependability, trustworthiness.
Enlightenment, endurance. Defense, protection. The driving force to acquire,
providing motivation and a sense of purpose. Indicates that you have set
your sights on a reasonable target and can achieve your goals. An honest man
who can be relied upon. Eihwaz Reversed or Merkstave: Confusion,
destruction, dissatisfaction, weakness.
Perthro: (P: Lot cup, vagina.) Uncertain meaning, a secret matter, a
mystery, hidden things and occult abilities. Initiation, knowledge of one's
destiny, knowledge of future matters, determining the future or your path.
Pertaining to things feminine, feminine mysteries including female
fertility, and vagina. Good lot, fellowship and joy. Evolutionary change.
Perthro Reversed or Merkstave: Addiction, stagnation, loneliness, malaise.
Algiz: (Z or -R: Elk, protection.) Protection, a shield. The protective urge
to shelter oneself or others. Defense, warding off of evil, shield,
guardian. Connection with the gods, awakening, higher life. It can be used
to channel energies appropriately. Follow your instincts. Keep hold of
success or maintain a position won or earned. Algiz Reversed: or Merkstave:
Hidden danger, consumption by divine forces, loss of divine link. Taboo,
warning, turning away, that which repels.
Sowilo: (S: The sun.) Success, goals achieved, honor. The life-force,
health. A time when power will be available to you for positive changes in
your life, victory, health, and success. Contact between the higher self and
the unconscious. Wholeness, power, elemental force, sword of flame,
cleansing fire. Sowilo Merkstave (Sowilo cannot be reversed, but may lie in
opposition): False goals, bad counsel, false success, gullibility, loss of
goals. Destruction, retribution, justice, casting down of vanity. Wrath of
Tiwaz: (T: Tyr, the sky god.) Honor, justice, leadership and authority.
Analysis, rationality. Knowing where one's true strengths lie. Willingness
to self-sacrifice. Victory and success in any competition or in legal
matters. Tiwaz Reversed or Merkstave: One's energy and creative flow are
blocked. Mental paralysis, over-analysis, over-sacrifice, injustice,
imbalance. Strife, war, conflict, failure in competition. Dwindling passion,
difficulties in communication, and possibly separation.
Berkano: (B: Berchta, the birch-goddess.) Birth, general fertility, both
mental and physical and personal growth, liberation. Regenerative power and
light of spring, renewal, promise of new beginnings, new growth. Arousal of
desire. A love affair or new birth. The prospering of an enterprise or
venture. Berkano Reversed or Merkstave: Family problems and or domestic
troubles. Anxiety about someone close to you. Carelessness, abandon, loss of
control. Blurring of consciousness, deceit, sterility, stagnation.
Ehwaz: (E: Horse, two horses.) Transportation. May represent a horse, car,
plane, boat or other vehicle. Movement and change for the better. Gradual
development and steady progress are indicated. Harmony, teamwork, trust,
loyalty. An ideal marriage or partnership. Confirmation beyond doubt the
meanings of the runes around it. Ehwaz Reversed or Merkstave: This is not
really a negative rune. A change is perhaps craved. Feeling restless or
confined in a situation. Reckless haste, disharmony, mistrust, betrayal.
Mannaz: (M: Man, mankind.) The Self; the individual or the human race. Your
attitude toward others and their attitudes towards you. Friends and enemies,
social order. Intelligence, forethought, create, skill, ability. Divine
structure, intelligence, awareness. Expect to receive some sort of aid or
cooperation now. Mannaz Reversed or Merkstave: Depression, mortality,
blindness, self-delusion. Cunning, slyness, manipulation, craftiness,
calculation. Expect no help now.
Laguz: (L: Water, or a leek.) Flow, water, sea, a fertility source, the
healing power of renewal. Life energy and organic growth. Imagination and
psychic matters. Dreams, fantasies, mysteries, the unknown, the hidden, the
deep, the underworld. Success in travel or acquisition, but with the
possibility of loss. Laguz Reversed or Merkstave: An indication of a period
of confusion in your life. You may be making wrong decisions and poor
judgements. Lack of creativity and feelings of being in a rut. Fear,
circular motion, avoidance, withering. Madness, obsession, despair,
perversity, sickness, suicide.
Ingwaz: (NG: Ing, the earth god.) Male fertility, gestation, internal
growth. Common virtues, common sense, simple strengths, family love, caring,
human warmth, the home. Rest stage, a time of relief, of no anxiety. A time
when all loose strings are tied and you are free to move in a new direction.
Listen to yourself. Ingwaz Merkstave (Ingwaz cannot be reversed, but may lie
in opposition): Impotence, movement without change. Production, toil, labor,
Dagaz: (D: Day or dawn.) Breakthrough, awakening, awareness. Daylight
clarity as opposed to nighttime uncertainty. A time to plan or embark upon
an enterprise. The power of change directed by your own will,
transformation. Hope/happiness, the ideal. Security and certainty. Growth
and release. Balance point, the place where opposites meet. Dagaz Merkstave
(Dagaz cannot be reversed, but may lie in opposition): A completion, ending,
limit, coming full circle. Blindness, hopelessness.
Othala: (O: Ancestral property.) Inherited property or possessions, a house,
a home. What is truly important to one. Group order, group prosperity. Land
of birth, spiritual heritage, experience and fundamental values. Aid in
spiritual and physical journeys. Source of safety, increase and abundance.
Othala Reversed or Merkstave: Lack of customary order, totalitarianism,
slavery, poverty, homelessness. Bad karma, prejudice, clannishness,
provincialism. What a man is bound to.
Blank Rune: There is no historical support for a "Blank Rune" in runic
divination. It was invented in the 1980's. It should not be used in a rune
casting. If you bought a rune set with a blank piece, save it in case you
lose another rune piece, but don't use it in rune casting.
Deeper Meanings Exist.. as seen above..