Witch's Runes: How to Make and Use Your Own Magick Stones
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Myrkstafr (“Murky Stave”, the negative aspects of any given rune), Myrkirstafir, and Myrkrúnar means “Murk Staves” or “Dark Marks” and “Dark Runes”. It includes Bölstafir (Evil marks), Flærstafir (Brands of misfortune), Beadurún (Rune of conflicts) and Valrún (Rune of death). Dost know how to write? Dost know how to read? Dost know how to paint? Dost know how to prove? Dost know how to ask? Dost know how to offer? Dost know how to send? Dost know how to spend? — Hávamál (Rúnatal Óðins)
The middle rune corresponds to the Norn Verðandi and that which is, as well as the path you, or the person you’re reading for, are currently on. It reflects all those influences in the present that relate directly to the question. The Verðandi rune frequently points to a choice that needs to be made. This rune refers to present circumstances and will point out any choices that will have to be made in the very near future.
Spend 9 days with each rune and do daily Meditation & Trance-work (Útiseta Meditation — “sitting out” in the wilderness). There is one-to-one correspondence between Theban and the letters in the old Latin alphabet. The modern characters J and U are not represented. They are often transliterated using the Theban characters for I and V, respectively. In the original chart by Trithemius, the letter W comes after Z, as it was a recent addition to the Latin alphabet, and did not yet have a standard position. This caused it to be misinterpreted as an ampersand  or end-of-sentence mark  by later translators and copyists, such as Francis Barrett. Some users of those later charts transliterate W using the Theban characters for VV, parallel to how the English letter developed. Some Theban letter shapes have changed from book to book over time. Theban letters only exist in a single case. Lapis Rune Stones, Rune Stones, Spiritual Stones, Rune Stone Symbols, Natural Rune Gemstones, GemMartUSA (RNLP)
Remember: Negative. Past cycles are repeating themselves. However, pay attention to your intuition. Your dreams may have special messages for you during this time. There may be much secrecy and mystery going on. The moon can be a motherly, nurturing influence who gives advice that simply must be followed. Remember: Positive. Huge manifestations are coming. Powerful, unstoppable, masculine energy is in play. Plenty of attention is being paid to you. Overwhelming growth is happening. Inguz stands for the god Ing. It symbolizes fertility, sexuality, intensity, and the door leading home. It can help with emotional renewal or spiritual healing work. Also, it could represent the buried seed that is being nurtured before it can sprout.
Learning the runes takes discipline, but the reward is enormous. Below are some of my personal methods and practices I use:
ICELANDIC RUNE POEM: “Wealth is a source of discord amongst kin and fire of the sea and path of the serpent.” The main ingredient here are egg shells, which represent the protective layer, as a shield around the unborn life that resides in the egg. Our Llewellyn Virtual Author Forums are a bi-monthly series of free online roundtable events featuring your favorite Llewellyn authors discussing topics important to you and answering your questions.
The first Aett is Freya’s Aettir and the runes are Fehu/Fé, Uruz/Úr, Thurizas/Thurs, Ansuz/Os, Raidho/reið, Kenaz/Ken, Gebo and Wunjo. Think: The symbol looks like a trillium flower to me, as if offered by some loving romantic. The three loops join together in sharp points, representing the pain of coming together.