It is not uncommon for letters, pictographs and symbols to have deep hidden meanings—even magical power, for cultures around the world have rich histories and stories connected to symbols, le […]
Phonetic value: O
Esoteric interpretation of name: immobile hereditary property.
Ideographic interpretation: enclosed esta te dynamically in-teracting with the environment.
Today’s message: Focus on common interests in home and family today.
Phonetic value: R
Esoteric interpretation of name: the solar wagon, and the chariot of Thorr.
Ideographic interpretations: a wheel under the chariot in the view; as a half of the solar wheel (see the S-rune).
Today’s message: You have access to “inner advice” which strengthens your ritual abilities and experience.
Phonetic values: J (pronounced y as in “yard”). In the later ON period, after about 600 C.E., the initial J was lost in the West Norse dialects and thereafter the rune stood for A.
Esoteric interpretation of name: life cycle, cycle of the sun.
Ideographic interpretation: the holy marriage of heaven A and earth v, or the dynamic rotation of the summer-winter cycle.
Today’s message: Realize that you are part of the cyclical nature of the Universe, and you can work with this nature to manifest your material desires.
Phonetic value: a final grammatical Z, which eventually developed into the final R of Old Norse.
Esoteric interpretation of name: protective force, valkyrjur.
Ideographic interpretation: the horns of the elk, the branches (and roots) of the tree, a swan in flight, or a splayed hand. COMMENTARY: This rune is historically perhaps the most complex of all from a symbological perspective. A unified ideological complex does rise to the surface once its secrets are penetrated.
Today’s Message: You are in a protected grove or enclosure dedicated to the gods. Feel the connection between the gods and all of humanity that allows you to trip the Light fantastic.
Lore of the Elder Futhark 49 The Proto-Germanic form algiz means “protection,” and its stave form is perhaps derived from the basic sign of defense and protection: the splayed hand. The concept of the valkyrjur also has been connected to this stave through the interpretation of the name as “swan.” The valkyrjur are protective, life-giving beings who often fly by means of magical cloaks made of swan feathers. These beings are protectors, power givers, and a mode by which 6dhinn communicates with his chosen heroes. the sign: t : is often found carved into spears for protection and victory. Elhaz, meaning “elk,” refers to the four cosmic harts that constantly bite at the needles of the world-tree. The yew again comes into the symbol complex of this rune with the Old Norse word i(h)war, which occurs only in runic inscriptions. This term means either “yew tree” or “yew bow” and is later rendered by the word yr and the stave form: -+-:. This form is an alternate of the usual: t : and in fact they are probably derived from a primal form: :t : found in the Futhark of Charnay. This oldest form displays the tree symbolism quite graphically. The Gothic word alhs (sanctuary) has been related to this rune as well. This is a protected grove or enclosure dedicated to the gods. The Z-rune contains an aspect of the protective power of the divine twins. Alcis, the name of the twins reported by Tacitus in the Germania, may indeed be related to the rune name. Ideographically, the divine twins were sometimes represented as being joined at the head, rather like the primal form of the rune (see Figure 2.3). In their aggressive, warlike aspect, the twins are visualized as harts, while in other aspects they are represented as horses (see E-rune). Elhaz is the power of human life and “spirit” striving toward the world of. the AEsir. Figure 2.3. Divine twins, from the rock carving of Rylandl Tanum. 123%65 / 174
Phonetic value: H
Esoteric interpretation of name: icy egg or seed of primal cosmic life and pattern.
Ideographic interpretations: the connection of two standing beams (realms of being) by a cross bar in half-timbered building technique (:H:) or the primal snowflake pattern (: * :).
Today’s message: There is a completeness and balance in your power. You are protected.
Phonetic value: K
Esoteric interpretation of names: the controlled fire; crema-tion. The Gothic and Old Norse names are secondary-internal fire, inflammation, etc.
Ideographic interpretation: flame of the torch
Today’s message: Your abilities are strengthening in all realms. Experience creative inspiration in operations of regeneration and healing.
Phonetic value: P
Esoteric interpretation of name: divination as an indicator of c/lriog, the “primal laws.”
Ideographic interpretation: dice cup, as in a device used for casting lots.
Today’s message: Hone your perception by performing a divination in order to evolve ideas or events as a magical act.
Phonetic value: I (pronounced ee as in “deed”)
Esoteric meaning of name: primal matter/antimatter.
Ideographic interpretation: the icicle, or the primal ice stream/wave out of Niflheimr.
Today’s message: Continue to develop your concentration and will (power and strength) so as to constrict and halt unwanted dynamic forces attracted to your macroprosopus.
Phonetic value: N
Esoteric interpretation of name: need-fire and deliverance from distress.
Ideographic interpretation: the bore I and the bow ‘-that turns it to kindle the need-fire.
Today’s message: There is a need to develop your magical will and spiritual powers to use the force of “resistance” under will to accomplish your magical goals.
Phonetic value: V, W
Esoteric interpretation of name: relationship of beings descended from same source.
Ideographic interpretation: the clanic or tribal banner, or weather vane.
Today’s Message: Create fellowship and harmony and banish alienation by realizing the interconnectivity of all relationships to gain happiness and well-being.
Phonetic value: T
Esoteric interpretation of name: the sky god.
Ideographic interpretation: the vault of the heavens A held up by the universal column I, and sometimes the spear point.
Today’s message: Obtain justice, victory and success by developing your positive self-sacrifice in asserting your spiritual will.
Phonetic values: J (pronounced “y” as in “yard”). In the later ON period, after about 600 C.E., the initial “j” was lost in the West Norse dialects and thereafter the rune stood for “a”.
Esoteric interpretation of name: life cycle, cycle of the sun.
Ideographic interpretation: the holy marriage of heaven A and earth V, or the dynamic rotation of the summer-winter cycle.
Today’s message: Realize the cyclical nature of the multiverse to create and manifest the peace, harmony and enlightenment you seek now.
Phonetic value: L
Esoteric interpretation of names: life energy and organic growth.
Ideographic interpretation: a wave, or the quick growing green portion of the leek.
Today’s message: The guidance through this difficult initiatory test is to increase your vitality and life force. Fortify your magical will by increasing your magnetism through deeper development of your “second sight” intuition.
Phonetic values: d and voiced th as in “then.”
Esoteric interpretation of name: the light of day.
Ideographic interpretation: the balance between night and day.
Today’s message: Connect with your higher genius following your natural intuition emanating from that tiny space in your heart to walk out of darkness and into the Light.
Phonetic values: a (0 in the A-S row)
Esoteric interpretation of name: Odhinn of the AEsir.
Ideographic interpretation: the wind-blown cloak of Odhinn.
Today’s Message: Access your magical ancestral power, that power that has been handed down from generation to generation along genetic lines.
Phonetic value: uncertain; somewhere between e and i. This rune stave is essentially a magical sign that occurs infrequently in the writing of words.
Esoteric interpretation of name: yew, as the tree of life and death-the world-tree, Yggdrasill.
Ideographic interpretation: the vertical column of the multi-versal tree.
Today’s Message: Listen to what is being divinely communicated to you through your dreams, and know that you have the ability to recreate yourself anew.
Phonetic value: M
Esoteric interpretation of name: the divine ancestor and sky father.
Ideographic interpretation: a marriage between heaven and earth.
Today’s Message: Be the human link in whom spiritual warrior and High Priest conjoin as one … be the mystery of humanity, the power of human intelligence, rationality, memory, and tradition.
Phonetic value: F
Esoteric interpretation of name: mobile property; power.
Ideographic interpretation: the horns of bovine livestock.
Today’s Message: I am becoming the All That Is. Fehu is the raw archetypal energy of motion and expansion in the multiverse. The F-rune is the all encompassing and omnipresent power symbolized by the charging bovine herd and by wildfire. Fehu is the rune of eternal becoming. Along with several other runes, this describes the holy process of birth-life-death-rebirth, or arising-being/becoming-passing-away toward new arising. More specifically, Fehu is the archetypal force that gives impetus to this eternal process.