Category Archives: aethel

October 13, 2010 – Aethel

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Aethel

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

An estate is very dear to every man,
if he can enjoy there in his housewhatever is right and proper in constant prosperity

Aethel, the rune of home, estate, inheritance, family and ancestors (phew) is an indicator of staying close to home, and enjoying the environment around you. Put off any long distance travel, take a break from work, and connect with your personal and immediate environment and family. Part of the understanding of family is blood, and you might do well to focus on your blood and who and what you are connected to by that blood. Not only physical blood, but your spiritual blood as well.

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September 28, 2010 – Aethel

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Aethel

Aethel is the dipthong “ae”

An estate is very dear to every man,
if he can enjoy there in his housewhatever is right and proper in constant prosperity

After the challenges of yesterday, Aethel seems to be an indicator of a moment of rest and calm. Secure in ones space and property, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy everything that is yours. Even the fires that are burning through the week are subdued, brought into harmony within home, transformed into the hearth fire that warms, cooks and protects.

September 19 – 26, 2010 – Aethel

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Aethel

Aethel is the dipthong “ae”

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

An estate is very dear to every man,
if he can enjoy there in his housewhatever is right and proper in constant prosperity

Aethel is the rune for this week, indicating a focus on home, estate, family, ancestors, inheritance, and the wealth and good fortune that surrounds those things. Maybe your home will seem particularly inviting, or perhaps after a great deal of travel and effort, it is time to return, rest and enjoy those comforts of familial space and connection. As the days turn shorter, we come now into Autumn, which is the beginning of many holidays and events where family and friends gather together, in celebration of some event, or another.

August 19, 2010 – Aethel

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Aethel

Aethel is the dipthong “ae”

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

An estate is very dear to every man,
if he can enjoy there in his housewhatever is right and proper in constant prosperity

Aethel points to your home, and your ancestors, those people whose bloodline, you may be the current repository and passer of. I find the two ideas are often intertwined on a metaphysical level. Peace in your home, harmony, abundance, prosperity, and all good things can be seen as the blessings of your ancestors, the people who look upon you from photographs, and memorabilia, like grandma’s tea cup or tie pin that your great grandfather may have had, passed down from generation to generation. Giving respect and reverence to these people, both living and passed, often is a way that blessings will grow and accumulate in your own life

August 3, 2010 – Aethel

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Aethel

Aethel is the sound “ae”

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

An estate is very dear to every man,
if he can enjoy there in his housewhatever is right and proper in constant prosperity

Today is probably a good day to work on the home. Maybe doing some of those cleaning chores that need to get done, or organize those drawers you have been meaning to organize. Use your kitchen and cook something, or kick and back and relax with a good book for part of the evening.

Week of April 4 – 10 – Aethel

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Aethel

Aethel is the dipthong oe

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

An estate is very dear to every man,
if he can enjoy there in his housewhatever is right and proper in constant prosperity

Aethel is the rune for this week, showing that family, home and land is the focus and concern. As it is also a rune of Wealth, you might find that you have opportunities for long term investments or real estate that maybe coming to fruition or coming towards. As it is a good time to focus on the family, living and deceased, and to enjoy the harmony that can be present there. All of your family, not just the blood relatives.

March 31, 2010 – Aethel

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Aethel

Aethel is the a dipthong but generally has an “e” sound

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

An estate is very dear to every man,
if he can enjoy there in his housewhatever is right and proper in constant prosperity

Aethel (which in this spelling is the Anglo-Saxon word noble, other spellings are ethel [estate] and othal[heritage]) is a rune that is about land, family and ancestry, home and inheritance. Generally when it appears in a reading, it indicates a need to look to ones home and to work within it. All things might be going well, and so now is the time to enjoy it and appreciate it.

In searching for the vowel sound of this rune, I had to google a few times, as the different spellings have different meanings. I did find some interesting things. Aethel was the popular first name for several early kings of England, with each son having a name that started with Aethel. As ethel/othal it general indicates the rune, as that is the name most commonly accepted with it. It has a few associations, some not so pleasant (Neo Nazi movements, White Power movements and other lamentable ideologies). It’s sound is apparently a dipthong from the Greek language that has survived in English, French and German, although used differently within each language. In English, it is often written out as “oe” while American English has just removed the “o” completely (an example from Wikipedia was foederal, which is now federal).

The image of the rune, in a stylized version is called the trollcross (swedishtrollkors) which was used as a pendant and an image to protect valuable objects. This of course makes a great deal of sense in the meaning of the word as heritage, estate and noble, things of great and enduring value.
In rune inscriptions, placing this rune before a name on an object, indicates that the object belongs to that person. While the usage seems ordinary, to me it seems somewhat magical, as it would quickly indicate a thief if they were caught carrying an item with another person’s name on it.

March 17, 2010 – Aethel

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Aethel

Aethel is the sound “ah-eh”

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

An estate is very dear to every man,
if he can enjoy there in his housewhatever is right and proper in constant prosperity

Aethel translates to estate, usually with the connotation of family-owned property that is passed down as inheritance.
Aethel is a rune of ancestry, but also inheritance. It is genetic inheritance, as well as financial inheritance, but also spiritual gifts as well. It also is an indicator of the home, and issues around the home. Depending upon other runes in a reading, it might show blessings, conflict or other issues that are happening in the home. It might also call to focus your energies around the home. Cleaning, decorating, repairing or just enjoying your time in that personal space is what you need.
For me personally, as I glanced at the stanza of the rune poem, it immediately became clear, that it was more of reference of me being alone in my home, as the members that I had been sharing the home with are momentarily gone. So now I can enjoy in my own home whatever is right and proper for me.