Luis (L), the Rowan tree, is the second tree of the Ogham Rowan Energy Luis provides a protective energy that also helps to increase the psychic abilities and aids the energies set in motion by the birch tree. Throughout history rowan twigs have been used to protect from and ward off evil, curses, bad luck … Continue reading Talking to the Trees – Rowan
https://youtu.be/koRbYQyPU0U When I am walking among trees I feel an overwhelming sense of tranquillity and a oneness with nature. I also become aware I am entering their interconnecting energy fields and the harmonious flow of balanced energy, an energy that is deeply healing and connects me to Mother Earth. Of course, I wanted to make … Continue reading Talking to the Trees – Introduction
In winter’s white, as angels cry for early spring to warm the wind, to bring to life with gentle sigh, in love, the bitter frost has thinned...
Preparation Prepare yourself and your surroundings to set the right mood. Concentrate on the task ahead of you. When you are ready spread all the runes face down. Think of your life as it is at this moment in time, and silently ask for the runes to guide you. Choose your runes as follows: First … Continue reading The Runes: Reading Three Runes
Wyrd is the rune that reminds us that no matter what we do, what we say, or think we cannot manipulate destiny. Wyrd symbolizes what will be, will be, and is the inevitable rune. Wyrd Interpretation Wyrd reveals that the outcome or given situation is inevitable and lies in the hands of destiny. We cannot … Continue reading The Runes: Wyrd
The Daeg rune is one of opportunity that lie ahead and gives us the reason to look forward, Daeg symbolizes hope for the future. Daeg Interpretation Daeg is another rune that is the same in either the upright or reversed position and is indicative that an opportunity lies ahead that will relieve worries and give … Continue reading The Runes: Daeg
Inguz, also known as Ing, tells that effort brings rewards and more importantly, it shows us that we will experience the greatest of rewards. Inguz Interpretation Inguz is the same in whatever position it appears and the runes is teaching us that our efforts will be rewarded and we are blessed with a positive outcome … Continue reading The Runes Inguz
Encompassing the elements of water, Lagu deals with emotions. It teaches patience rather than rushing in and forcing an issue in an attempt to have what we desire before the time is right. Interpretation In its upright position, Lagu is a caution to wait for things to come or develop, rather than forcing the desired … Continue reading The Runes: Lagu
Form: Haiku this night of darknessas frost grips upon the earththe sun is reborn ©JGFarmer2021
I yearn for the long shadows of twilight While the summer sun rages up on high For the cool of night waited for through heat On the horizon dusk comes into sight...
Mannaz, also known as Mann, is symbolic of trust and signifies that there is someone around you that you can share secrets with or trust in some other way. Mannaz Interpretation In the upright position, Mannaz is indicating that there is someone around you that you can trust and will help and support you in … Continue reading The Runes: Mannaz
Eoh is the rune of travel, especially travel involving moving home. This also leads to a strong association with marriage as that is, or used to be, an event connected with setting up a new home. Eoh Interpretation In the upright position, Eoh is indicative of trusting in destiny as she knows what is best … Continue reading The Runes: Eoh
How long has it been In these fields of green So proud to be seen Both then and now...
They share the wine on Samhain Night The veil is thin as spirits call And they return to us once more In the fellowship of the soul....
Also known as Berkana, Beork is representative of life and the accompanying cycles within life, of birth, life, death, and rebirth. In its upright position, Beork is indicative of an end of one thing and the beginning of something new. It can also indicate the recovery from illness or a fresh start after a period … Continue reading The Runes: Beork
A rune Associated with prosperity, Othel represents those things in life we have become due to the material and spiritual gifts bestowed on us by our ancestors. Othel Interpretation Othel, in the upright position, is symbolic of matters concerning the home or property. Personal integrity may be challenged, but the outcome is promising. In the … Continue reading The Runes: Othel
Tir is the rune that symbolizes the overcoming of obstacles and victory in times of conflict. Tir Interpretation In the upright position Tir is the spiritual warrior and giver of spiritual courage in a current or future situation. It is the knowledge that an outcome will be successful at the end of the day even … Continue reading The Runes: Tir
The rune of victory Sigel signifies success and overcoming challenges. Sigel Interpretation Sigel, as the rune of victory reveals successful outcomes to plans and challenges. As there is no reverse of Sigel other runes drawn at the same time will reveal to the reader if the promise success is based in truth or falsehood and … Continue reading The Runes: Sigel
The rune of protection, Elhaz, also known as Eolh or Algiz, has strong connections with the symbolic figure of the mother. It advises when it is safe to proceed with a task or action. Interpretation In the upright position Elhaz is advising that the question is safe and can proceed with any planned course of … Continue reading The Runes: Elhaz
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