Witch's Runes: How to Make and Use Your Own Magick Stones
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We already talked about Hecate’s wheel, now we’ll keep rolling with the Wheel of the Year (see what I did there? Rolling?) The Wheel of the year is technically a Wiccan invention and is a symbol that represents the 8 major sabbats that occur annually including: Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lughnasadh, Mabon, and Samhain. It’s an eight-spoked wheel or circle with 8 crossing lines. Ways to Use Witchcraft Symbols
Here are some ideas for more permanent forms of the symbols. You can turn the symbols into jewelry or accessories so that the symbols can always be near you. The Helm of Awe or the Helm of Terror is a magical stave of Icelandic origin. The Poetic Edda mentions the Helm of Awe as a protective amulet and when used as such strikes fear into the enemy’s heart. The symbol itself looks like a wheel of eight trident arms. It just looks bad ass. This witchcraft symbol is great when you need a victory or for fierce protection from enemies. The Pentagram showing all 5 elements 9. Pentacle
Since the rise of Wicca and goddess-based religions in the early twentieth century, we’ve seen one particular symbol grow in popularity. The spiral goddess. It’s basically the image of a faceless woman with hands raised high, seemingly pregnant and with a spiral on her belly. She represents the Earth Mother, full of life, and bearer of all that is. It’s one of my favorites. 20. Hecate’s Wheel 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 word “rune” comes from an Old Norse word “rūn”, which means “hidden, secret, whisper, mystery, magic sign”. In Old Irish Gaelic, the word rún means “mystery, secret, “intention, affectionate love.” Similarly in Welsh and Old English, the word rhin and rūn respectively means “mystery, secret, secret writing”.Algiz symbolizes the “elk” but in the sense of protection. It’s a rune that reminds you to stand your ground or that you might need to do so. It could also come up when you need some extra help from the gods when facing a challenge. Your donations help keep the WOTC meet its daily operating expenses and most importantly spreading the word of our Goddess. Thank you in advance for your generosity. This is also where you can pay for WoTC’s School of Witchcraft courses and any type of reading, clearing, blessing, or spellwork.
The script evolved over the centuries, but from the Elder Futhark to the Medieval Futhark in 13th century, the style remained essentially the same. Most of the runic letters are made from a vertical line that have other lines or curves attached to them. To put your body in unusual stress is a great way to achieve shamanic altered states & trance and receive prophesy. Forex. coldness (cold shower, Útiseta “sitting out” in the wilderness in wintertime), Heat (sweat lodge, sauna, desert), etc.
Think: Pictograms are not exact portraits of their concepts, especially since there are intangible nuances for each rune. I'll give you some imagery associated with each rune that may help you associate them with their meanings. If you have other imagery that works for you, go with it. Remember: Negative. Passion has turned into obsession. Sex and romance are afoot. Diverse people are brought together in one union and so squabbling is natural. People who once had diverging views are now attempting reconciliation, but there may be spite or jaded attitudes all around. There is a raw, magnetic attraction that draws people together.