The rune of mystery, Peorth, Perth, or Pertho symbolizes secret and hidden information that will only be revealed to us at the right time. Peorth Interpretation In the upright position Peorth is making the reader aware there is information relevant to the current situation that as yet has not been revealed but will be given … Continue reading The Runes: Peorth
Vector Illustration of the Runes Alphabet Letter Eihwaz Eiwaz, also referred to as Yr, symbolizes a difficult path and the possibility of unseen obstacles in the way ahead. However, it is not all bad news persistence will eventually reach the destination. Interpretation The rune Eiwaz or Yr refers to Yggdrasil, a yew tree, and tree … Continue reading The Runes: Eiwaz
Gara Gara or Jara is known as the rune of harvest and it represents the concept of that effort is fairly rewarded. The greater the effort that is made the greater the reward and likewise less effort means less reward. Interpretation Gara reads the same in both upright and reversed position. When it appears in … Continue reading The Runes: Gara
Isa or Is represents a warning to leave things as they are for the time being. Isa implies that taking something further or taking an action at this time is akin to walking on thin ice and will create unnecessary difficulties. Interpretation The Isa rune is the same in either upright or reverse position and … Continue reading The Runes: Isa
Nauthiz, Naudhiz or Niedis symbolic of a barrier or obstacle preventing us from doing something, achieving something, or going somewhere. Interpretation Nauthiz in the upright position represents an obstruction in life or a situation, and forcing our will against it will bring strife and tears. In the reversed position, Nauthiz is a warning of grief … Continue reading The Runes: Nauthiz
Igniting candles of reflection’s flame As scented curls of incense call my name...
Generally Hagalaz or Hagell represents an unforeseen problem that must be resolved before moving on. It foretells of the unexpected Interpretation In the upright position Hagalaz symbolizes a sudden and unexpected change. These changes may be beneficial but it is wise to have a Plan B to fall back on. Hagalaz in the reverse position … Continue reading The Runes: Hagalaz
Among the best Runes to draw in a forecast is Wunjois or Wynn because it is connected with great happiness or success. Often it is indicative of travel associated with an achievement or success. Interpretation In its upright position Wunjois will bring great happiness to any question, situation of person. Great success is also forecast … Continue reading The Runes: Wunjois
Gdu or Geofu is amongst the most widely used symbols in the world. We use it at the end of letters and greeting cards to those we care about as the mark of a promised kiss. Therefore, Gdu represents promises made. Interpretation Representing a promise made either to or by the questioner, Gdu can relate … Continue reading The Runes: Gdu
From the beginning of time The fiery flames have burned in her belly Flames that nurtured life Beneath her robes of green lands and blue waters Dwells the Mother of all...
Kano or Ken represents a new opening, offer, or beginning. It portends action in some situation that may have been stagnating, or movement in life where it has been quiet. Interpretation Upright Kano speaks of an opening or offer to be made. Should the questioner accept they will have much to do. It has to … Continue reading The Runes: Kano
In lives gone by, I spoke their language, The ancient words of Mother Earth Without the aid of a mobile phone. I could touch the breeze in harmony And understand the chorus of dawn birds...
Black Simple Medieval Runes Alphabet Letter R Rado, or Rad, is symbolic of the turning of the wheel. In modern society it can also represent transport and anything that concerns that. It represent a journey someone travelling to the questioner. The reasons may not be apparent and understanding that there should be no harm caused. … Continue reading The Runes: Rado
Ansuz or Ansur represents communication and advises to listen as well as speak. Communication of some form will be important. Interpretation In the upright position, Ansuz advises that letters, phone calls and other communication will be important to the questioner. Communication is undoubtedly the key, and listening is equally important. If the questioner is bottling … Continue reading The Runes: Ansuz
Thurizas or Thorn represents the need for caution. It is advising the questioner things with care and where it is necessary to give due consideration to circumstances before acting. Interpretation Thurizas in the upright position is advising the questioner of a forthcoming opportunity, however, this opportunity must be handled with extreme care o avoid the … Continue reading The Runes: Thurizas
In ancient ways of magic I can see The guiding light I need to find my way The future mine to take...
Ur or Uruz symbolizes challenge. It is also known as the Rune of Passage representing the end of the old and the beginning of the new. Interpretation The upright Uruz represents an interview for a new job, taking a test, or any other challenging event. Uruz symbolizes overcoming obstacles and a successful conclusion to the … Continue reading The Runes: Uruz
In the upright position, Feoh or Fehu is symbolic of assets, wealth, and possessions. Historically, it represents cattle as anyone who owned cattle would have been considered very wealthy and well to do. Interpretation Feoh in its upright position represents an increase of wealth or financial gain and bodes well for the questioner’s financial matters … Continue reading The Runes: Feoh
Across the bay where beauty waits for me, beneath the sun-kissed mountain waterfalls, enchanting eyes shall tame the wild and free, my heart is bound by love as Cymru calls. The cloudy blue of railway smoke dissolved...
https://youtu.be/1Z4uITELiqw The Elder Futhark is considered to be the eldest of the Runic alphabets and was widely used throughout Europe and Scandinavia. The 24 runes of the Elder Futhark are shown below with a brief insight into their meaning. I will do each rune as a separate article in future posts. In Love and LightRaven … Continue reading The Runic Alphabet – The Elder Futhark
https://youtu.be/ZQ3aNjz1ObU Runes should be kept in a box or bag by the reader’s bed. Each night ask one question: What have I learned today? Take a rune out of the bag and read up on it’s story and meaning either through a book or on the internet. Apply what you are reading to your own … Continue reading Getting to Know the Runes
Futhark Runes Runes and their many variations have been around for centuries. In different cultures and times the number of runes in the runic alphabet has varied from as few as 16 characters to as many as 53 as they evolved to what we know today. Hardly surprising as the alphabets we use for creating … Continue reading Runes – A Bit of History
To pray is to open my soul to desire, And ignite the flame of my spiritual fire. It is the heart’s whisper carried on the breeze, It is the rustling leaves that jostle in trees
Beltane is not purely about fertility and the sexual act. As with all the rituals and rites within Witchcraft the sexual union carries a much deeper metaphorical and spiritual meaning. It reminds us of the principles of universal love and the union between nature and the divine. During the witch’s holy days throughout the year … Continue reading The Meaning of Beltane – 1 May
The two high sabbats within the annual cycle of seasonal celebrations are Samhain, 31 October, and Beltane, 1 May. Halfway through the Celtic year the festival of Beltane compliments Samhain in that it is the joyful balance to the darker Hallow’s. Beltane is an open-hearted and joyful celebration of life. In Pagan spirituality Beltane focuses … Continue reading The Wheel of the Year – Beltane
This week’s photo provided by KL to inspire us to write speaks to my soul, and the feeling keys don’t always unlock, but lock, securing what needs to be shut away. The prompt can be found here - https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2021/04/22/writephoto-the-secret-in-the-stone/ The Most Precious Stone The Secret in the Stobe by KL Caley I am the stone … Continue reading #Writephoto – The Most Precious Stone
https://youtu.be/_qa4lKVrgGw Hecate is the Greek goddess of crossroads, of the underworld, of magic and the moon. She is mostly associated with the darker aspects of the feminine divine, however, historically Hecate is a triple goddess of birth, fertility and maturity. An underworld deity, she also rules the mystery of all that exists in our subconscious … Continue reading Introducing Hecate
Pagan am I since time began Old gods Pagan I dance the circle in their hand My gods Pagan...
Back in the day when I was first exploring Paganism one of my first questions was what is magic, and where does the it come from. It soon became clear to me that magic is a law of nature that has been discounted for centuries by society and their contemporary religions. For me, as a … Continue reading Contemplating the Power of Magic
https://youtu.be/Gpdn13HL9vI In its inward and more passive expression the element of earth governs the power to resonate. As in its outward expression we can see the paradoxical nature of earth since most would not consider resonance a passive trait. The power to resonate sounds vibrant and active. In terms of magic resonance is the energy … Continue reading The Power to Resonate
Namaste, The power to be silent is the outward expression of the element of earth. The earth is a silent presence that reflects the unspeakable reality. In Western culture we equate out ward expression with noticeable movement or directed energy so the power to be silent seems confusing. In the element of earth we find … Continue reading The Power to be Silent
The inward and receptive expression of water is the power to accept. A natural expression of water is free flow in any direction and in this receptive aspect the focus is more on the container rather that the water itself. The heart of magical acceptance is defining and honouring boundaries. It is the power found … Continue reading The Power to Accept
https://youtu.be/FZaN8C8wklE The active and outward expression of the element of water is the power to dare. A dynamic expression, water brings forth the power of fearlessness. Water does not recognise formal boundaries and the ocean does not discriminate one drop of water from another; it accepts all forms of water. Water moves in its own … Continue reading The Power to Dare
Watching the sun rise and the world sleeps on Unaware the night saw another death A short lived life, sunrising and it’s gone...
https://youtu.be/NjW0AXQr-yY In its inward and receptive expression the element of fire governs the power to surrender. It is the polar of the power to will and at first glance doesn’t seem to be much of a power at all. In the human thinking surrendering is seen as giving up which, in turn, is seen as … Continue reading The Power to Surrender
The element of fire has two basic magical expressions, one outward and one inward. The outward expression of fire is the power to will. For a witch this is the intent and/or desire behind an action. The expression centres around movement, action, passion, attentiveness, strength and assertion. Those naturally aligned with fire energy are well-suited … Continue reading The Power to Will
Form: Endecha That morning I first heard itHaunting my senses at dawnEchoing deep in my soulAnd to that recognition my soul is drawn I heard it again todayAnd my senses again frozeA soulful, deafening cryA passioned call; that sound the wilderness knows Spirit brother I hear youYour heart calling to my wholeEvery part of me … Continue reading Morning Call
https://youtu.be/P9FxjtZNpfM In witchcraft the elements express themselves in a balance of light and dark, yin and yang, active and passive. In witchcraft each of the elements has an inward and outward expression. The outward is the visible expression, it is an active expression f the elemental forces. The inward, then, is the non-visible, it is … Continue reading The Power to Know
https://youtu.be/7ztIMhmlGzc Apart from the four elemental tools of witchcraft there also tools purely for ritual purposes that represent a collective of elemental energies. These tools are often reflective of a coven but can also be a spiritual tool of hedgewitches or those who work solo. Known as the grand or ritual tools they also have … Continue reading Ritual Tools
https://youtu.be/aKv9k7SPUwU As witches, we have various tools of our craft for just about every occasion. Sadly that doesn’t include a sonic screwdriver, I wish it did. There are four main tools, the elemental tools, that every witch should have for ritual and magical purposes. Each of these tools is symbolic of a specific element and … Continue reading The Elemental Tool Kit
Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 91 She is the guiding light flaring through the mistInto the darkest places in my heartRevealing the feelings so long dismissedAs she brings me to a place, calm and stillHer light shines brighter than the stars and moonAnd here I’m safe from the world of ill willAnd I listen to her … Continue reading Goddess of Light
Form; Ballad As shards of blue the rays reach outThe stars of Yuletide night.The midday moon reveals a poutHere is the winter's light. I call my love as Yuletide comesAnd hold his hand in mine.We dance to winter’s beating drums,Around the season's pine. As shards of blue the rays reach outThe stars of Yuletide night.The … Continue reading The Winter of Light
Earth, the elemental energy representing the diversity of form and shape, the physical expressions of existence. Magically, earth is feminine as the Mother Earth is the source of all life in all its forms and she provides for and nourishes all life. There is a spiritual link between women and the Earth, between the spheres … Continue reading The Elements – Earth
Form: Free Verse Chilling winds echo setting sun.carrying time backwardstemple of peace, focal point,herders’ lands mingle with grain,where bronzed traders negotiate Avebury Henge, Wiltshire, UK ©JGFarmer2009
Form: Sapphic Stanzas In silver lunar, light divine,As by the Ancients cast foreseen,A message I could not decline,Hail Holy Queen! In one with Mother Nature’s lightThe Balance I have found in YouMy trust and fate I give tonight,May I walk true To use Your power as a giftAnd only ever with Your good will.For the … Continue reading Hail Holy Queen
From winter’s bough a lonely song Echoes across the empty field She chirps her song the whole day long...
Longest night As we dance in new-born light We hail the king of the sun...
The ancient Greek god, Pan, is a god of nature, described as a god of the woods, of animal husbandry and of fertility. The ancient portrayed Pan as a goat-footed god playing a flute-like instrument. Pan is making his presence felt whenever we feel sexual urges, playful or a sense of internal joy...
On winter's nights, so calm, so still, the Goddess starts to sing, a voice of warmth against the chill...
Hear her heartbeat drumming, calling, hark the thunder crashing loudly, Mother Earth in rhythms, calling, nature's voice is singing proudly. Child of nature dances barefoot, sensing music all around her...