Monthly Archives: November 2010

November 22, 2010 – Isa

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Isa

Isa is the vowel sound “ee”

Anglo-Saxon rune poem (from ragweedforge.com)

Ice is very cold and immeasurably slippery;
it glistens as clear as glass and most like to gems;it is a floor wrought by the frost, fair to look upon

Isa is the rune of ice and cold. In a very literal way, today was a very cold day in Southern California. Not record lows, but according to weather history for the area, very close to it.
Spiritually, it shows that things have been put on ice. Generally it indicates things are frozen and locked up, unable to move or break free, contained or trapped by things around them. Of course, when things are frozen over, it might be an opportunity to pass them by, as you able to slide past easily (and hopefully gracefully) seeing things locked away, perhaps what was once ugly, not glistens like a jewel, frozen away

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November 21, 2010 – Gebo

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Gebo

Gebo is the letter G

Anglo-Saxon Rune poem (from ragweedforge.com)

Generosity brings credit and honour, which support one’s dignity;
it furnishes help and subsistenceto all broken men who are devoid of aught else

Gebo, the rune of the gift, of contracts and of generosity. The exchange between people, organizations, or countries and the social contract that binds us all is the essence of Gebo. Now is the time to experience that gift, and the exchange, but coming into that type of give and take. You have gifts that you should share with the world. The world has gifts that it will give to you in return.

November 21 – 27, 2010 – Inguz

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Inguz

Inguz is the suffix –ing

Anglo-Saxon rune poem (from ragweedforge.com)

Ing was first seen by men among the East-Danes,
till, followed by his chariot,he departed eastwards over the waves.So the Heardingas named the hero
Inguz is the is the fruitful seed, ripe with potential. Recently, while contemplating Inguz, it came to me that it represents male energy, in that sense that it is activating and active, but also it’s form can also hold within it great potential, power that can be tapped, that is often not apparent by the surface. A tiny grain of pollen seems like a miniscule thing, but from it’s cycle, comes forth all manner of fruit, grain and infant plants. So it is with the sperm cell, which is tiny, but yet within it is the potential energy of new life. Inguz signifies both that male power, but also that energy, both in its potential, but also in its activating and active expression. This week is about that energy in all of its forms, and how it interacts with the runes that speak for the days ensuing

November 20, 2010 – Ac reversed

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Ac reversed

Ac is the vowel sound “ah”

Anglo-Saxon rune poem (from ragweedforge.com)

The oak fattens the flesh of pigs for the children of men.
Often it traverses the gannet’s bath,and the ocean proves whether the oak keeps faithin honourable fashion.

Ac reversed indicates that things are unstable and not holding faith and honour with what is going on today. What seems like a good idea, turns out to be unsuitable. The presence of mind and dedication just isn’t there.

November 19, 2010 – Feoh

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Feoh

Feoh is the letter F

Anglo-Saxon rune poem (from ragweedforge.com)

Wealth is a comfort to all men;
yet must every man bestow it freely,if he wish to gain honour in the sight of the Lord

Feoh, wealth, favor, blessings – feoh gains all of these things and shows that they are given. But to continue to the good fortune, they must be given to others, from what you already have, and so more blessings may continue.

November 18, 2010 – Ear reversed

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Ear reversed

Ear is the dipthong “ea”
Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

The grave is horrible to every knight,
when the corpse quickly begins to cooland is laid in the bosom of the dark earth.Prosperity declines, happiness passes awayand covenants are broken.

Seeing that this rune appeared at the beginning of the week, and now it appears again reversed, tells me that it’s role and influence has no completed itself. What I find interesting is that this ending (and reversal) occurs on the day when the two benevolent planets of Astrology, Jupiter and Venus, are also changing the retrograde motion and moving forward. No longer does “prosperity decline, happiness pass away and covenants are broken” but instead they will now increase and improve, at least a little. It doesn’t necessarily solve all of your troubles, but with the direct presence of their benefic influence, things can improve again.

November 17, 2010 – Gar

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Gar

Gar has no letter equivalent.

There is no rune poem for Gar. It is a Northumbrian rune.

Gar is the rune mystical unknown, but also of that mystical convergence and meeting place. It is a portal, or door, into the other realms. It opens the way allowing things to pass through to their destination in both directions. While the name of Gar means spear, and so might be a cognate of the Spear of Odhinn, Gungnir, that spear is also the axis mundi, the world center, often described as the World Tree Yggdrasil, whose name means the steed of Ygg, another name of the Allfather.
In essence it points to an open way, an open road, where nothing is set, and every action is a new opportunity. Where it will all lead is in question, because things can change, and what seems fortunate can turn unfortunate, and vice versa.

November 16, 2010 – Os

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Os

Os is the vowel sound “oh”

Anglo-Saxon rune poem (from ragweedforge.com)

The mouth is the source of all language,
a pillar of wisdom and a comfort to wise men,a blessing and a joy to every knight

Os, the rune of the Mouth, is a sign for communication, speech and language. I always consider this to the rune of Odhinn, as the Galdrfadr (the father of spells) and his powers and abilities within that sphere, but also as the power of communication in general. You might find that people are calling you, but now is a good time to also reach out to others. Of course, if you are getting text message, phone calls, emails and messages from others all at once, it might be a little overwhelming. Try to handle them one at time.

November 15, 2010 – Jera

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Jera

Jera is the letter J

Anglo-Saxon rune poem (from ragweedforge.com)

Summer is a joy to men, when God, the holy King of Heaven,
suffers the earth to bring forth shining fruitsfor rich and poor alike
Wow, two days of Jera in row. I don’t know if I can stand it. It has been good, although slow going, but the rest and time gained from patience and consideration is well worth it

November 14, 2010 – Jera

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Jera

Jera is the letter j

Anglo-Saxon rune poem (from ragweedforge,com)

Summer is a joy to men, when God, the holy King of Heaven,
suffers the earth to bring forth shining fruitsfor rich and poor alike.

Jera signifies the gradual and controlled expression and application of personal and spiritual energies. It is not the quick expression that is brilliant and then vanished, like a stroke of lightning, or a shooting, star, but the steady and patient action that keeps things moving forward, like a farmer tending his crops, or a gardener cultivating his garden. Sometimes all you have is patience and devotion to keep you moving through the day.