Quick Rune Guide

This is the quick version of what I have come to think of as my personal associations and understandings of each rune, based on the rune poems and other secondary sources.  I’m writing it up here and now for two reasons: 1) hopefully it will be of use to some of you, and 2) the Old Man seems to want me to and I’m currently inclined to humor him.

Each of these key concepts is a category, a container of meanings.  For example, one of Uruz’s key concepts is “physicality”, which contains within it all of the following, and more: strength, speed, high energy, good health, action, nourishment, endurance, vitality.  So if you would use these for yourself, first use each concept as a free-writing prompt, and see what associations you have.  Build your personal meanings from those.

 

ᚠ  Fehu: Wealth as a physical object. Wealth as a process of prosperity.

ᚢ  Uruz: Physicality. Potency. Manifestation.

ᚦ  Thurisaz: Natural forces. Conflict. Masculine energy.

ᚨ  Ansuz: Trancework. Wisdom. Universal order.

ᚱ  Raidho: Travel. Communication.

ᚲ  Kenaz: Spark. Hearthfire.

ᚷ  Gebo: Hospitality. Reciprocity.

ᚹ  Wunjo: Happiness. Good fortune.

 

ᚺ  Hagalaz: Catastrophe. Melting ice.

ᚾ  Naudhiz: Willpower. Fate. Friction.

ᛁ  Isa: Frozen. Glacial.

ᛃ  Jera: Harvest. Continuing cycles.

ᛇ  Eiwaz: Evergreen. Axis Mundi.

ᛈ  Perthro: Mystery. Cauldron.

ᛉ  Elhaz: Shield. Blade.

ᛋ  Sowilo: Sunlight. Victory.

 

ᛏ  Tiwaz: Justice. Virtue.

ᛒ  Berkano: Spring. Healing.

ᛖ  Ehwaz: Movement. Teamwork.

ᛗ  Mannaz: The community. The Self.

ᛚ  Laguz: Water. Depths.

ᛜ  Ingwaz: Sacred King. Seed energy.

ᛞ  Dagaz: Dawning. Illumination.

ᛟ  Othala: Home. Kin.


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