First the rune name is given, then its phonetic (of or relating to speech sounds) value, its symbolic image, and finally the esoteric meaning used in runic divination. Rune users disagree on whether or not to place a different meaning on a rune that falls in an inverted or reversed position. Some runes look the same upside down and right side up. These cannot be "reversed". Nevertheless, any of the runes may appear as a "merkstave" (which literally means "dark stick" and implies a "dark" meaning), depending on how the runes are cast. As I said before no dark magic will be taught in this class but any witch or wizard should be aware of the meanings in case you happen to "come across" one.
Uruz: (U. Auroch, a wild ox) Physical strength and speed, untamed potential. A time of great energy and health. Freedom, energy, action, courage, strength, tenacity, understanding, wisdom. Sudden or unexpected changes (usually for the better). The shaping of power and pattern, formulation of the self. Uruz Reversed or Merkstave: Weakness, obsession, misdirected force, domination by others. Sickness, inconsistency, ignorance. brutality, rashness, callousness, violence
Thurisaz: (TH. Thorn or a Giant.) Reactive force, directed force of destruction and defense, conflict. A tendency toward change. purging, cleansing fire. fertilization. (Thorr, the Thunder god, was of Giant stock.) Thurisaz Reversed or Merkstave: Danger, defenselessness, compulsion, betrayal, dullness. Evil, malice, hatred, torment, spite, lies. A bad man or woman.Ansuz: (A. The As, a ancestral god, i.e. Odin) A revealing message or insight, communication. Signals, inspiration, enthusiasm, speech, true vision, power of words and naming. Blessings, the taking of advice. Good health, harmony, truth, wisdom. Ansuz Reversed or Merkstave: Misunderstanding, delusion, manipulation by others, boredom. Vanity and grandiloquence(lofty manner: a pompous or lofty manner of speaking or writing). (Odin is a mighty, but duplicitous god. He always has his own agenda.)
Raidho: (R. Wagon or chariot) Travel, both in physical terms and those of lifestyle direction. A journey, vacation, relocation, evolution, change of place or setting. Seeing a larger perspective. Seeing the right move for you to make and deciding upon it. Personal rhythm, world rhythm, dance of life. Raidho Reversed or Merkstave: Crisis, rigidity, injustice, irrationality. Disruption, dislocation, demotion, delusion, possibly a death.Kenaz: (K. Beacon or torch) Vision, revelation, knowledge, creativity, inspiration, technical ability. Vital fire of life, harnessed power, fire of transformation and regeneration. Power to create your own reality, the power of light. Open to new strength, energy, and power now. Passion. Kenaz Reversed or Merkstave: Disease, breakup, instability, lack of creativity. exposure, loss of illusion and false hope.
Wunjo: (W or V. Joy) Joy, comfort, pleasure. Fellowship, harmony, prosperity. glory, spiritual reward, but also the possibility of going "over the top". If restrained, the meaning is general success and recognition of worth. Wunjo Reversed or Merkstave: sorrow, strife, alienation. Delirium, intoxication, possession by higher forces, impractical enthusiasm. Raging frenzy, berzerker.This section is called the Freyr/Freyia's Aett.
1. How many sections or groups are the runes broken into?
2. Why should you not mix the futharks?
3. What is a merkstave and how is it implied?
4. Can the runes be reversed?
5. Name the other two runes that are in Freyr/Freyia's Aett along with the first six runes and give their letters.
Extra Credit- In your own words, pick one of the runes in the Freyr/Freyia's Aett and briefly discuss how it can be used magically. (not the reversed way)
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Disclaimer: I am no way or claim to be a rune expert or a real teacher. I have gathered information from many sites on the web. Doing this for my guild that I'm in and its just for FUN!!!! Thx. :)