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Fae Friday: Rune of the Day – Inguz

Inner self, higher self, higher power, spirit, angels, goddess, fae, source. There are many names for the sacred wisdom threaded throughout our reality. My old metaphysical teacher called it Spirit, and that’s how I tend to refer to it most times. We can call on the underlying wisdom to guide us. How does it answer? The ways are countless, and one way is rune casting. This is an ancient method from the frozen north, used by Vikings and other Germanic cultures. Runes shine a light on the ripe possibilities of the moment. A casting also comes in many patterns and forms. In the old days one who practiced the magic of runes was called a Vitka. For a swift reading, I draw one rune.

I close my eyes and ask Spirit for guidance, for a message. What do I need to know at this time? From my bag of amethyst runes, I draw forth a single stone. I listen with open mind and heart.

The Binding of Fenris by D Hardy (Public Domain) via Wikimedia

Today I draw Inguz. Its shape is that of an X standing on top of another X. Part of the traditional Germanic Futhark or runic alphabet, it is one of the eight runes under the patronage of the warrior god Tyr. Lately my runic messages seem to be predominantly of Tyr’s Eight. Tyr shines in our minds as the god who bound the monstrous wolf Fenrir, losing a hand in the process.

Inguz speaks of fertility and new beginnings. Its qualities are that of the hero god Ing, whose name I settled on my hero Ingvar in my first book, Wytchfae Runes. Ing and Ingvar remind me of the noble knight Sir Gawain, who strived to maintain his integrity in the deceptive situations he encountered.

The mysterious, changeable moon is related to the energy of Inguz. Each night the moon presents a different face as it travels swiftly in its heavenly orbit, from new to old and back to new in only 28 days. The moon indicates movement and emotional health. Inguz represents these concerns, as well as intuition, a desire for harmony, and the adaptability needed for success.

Inguz signals an emergence from a tense, closed state into a more fertile, creative mode of being. It is a powerful rune signifying a new path and a transition into joy. What may have been stagnant now has the energy to blossom. It is important to actively strive to shake off old habits and outdated thoughts patterns that no longer serve our best interests. Change is at hand.

Recently I completed a life task that has been troubling me for some time. Another such task in also nearing completion. Drawing Inguz seems a validation that these changes are needed and sanctioned by the universe.

I hope you enjoyed our look at Inguz, the Rune of the Day. What’s on your mind after reading this?

More: The Book of Runes by Ralph Blum

Cheers & Happy Reading!
Flossie Benton Rogers, Conjuring the Magic in Romance

Mythic Monday: Rune of the Day – Othila

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Divination is a way to focus on what matters. It allows us to gain insight into the ripe possibilities of the moment and is best used as a type of meditative effort. With their symbolism and kinship with long ago Germanic cultures, runes are a fascinating method.

From the bag of runes, we close our eyes and draw a single stone as we ask a question: What do I need to know about [such and such situation]? If drawing on behalf of another, visualize that person. We must listen with open mind and heart.

Today we examine Othila, a rune resembling a diamond or kite with two tails. Part of the traditional Germanic Futhark or runic alphabet, it is one of the eight runes under the auspices of the warrior god Tyr.

The fact that it looks like a diamond with tails is appropriate. Othila depicts an enclosed space denoting home and property. Its meaning relates to prosperity, real estate, and inheritance. The riches come down to us through family, and we are called upon to honor that which has come before, while also remaining attuned to new possibilities. Clans and families banding together for the common good spring to mind. As well as tangible wealth and belongings, Othila stands for our spiritual legacy. It is up to us to nurture and protect our inner spirit, however we may see it. This is a not a time to become an inert stick in the mud. We must be alert to creative opportunities and willing to take calculated risks in order to move forward.

I hope you enjoyed our look at Othila, the Rune of the Day. How does the mad mixture of legacy and entrepreneurial spirit play out in the dynamics of your life?

Cheers & Happy Reading!
Flossie Benton Rogers, Conjuring the Magic with Paranormal Fantasy Romance

Mythic Monday: Rune of the Day – Mannaz

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Divination is a way to focus on what matters. It allows us to gain insight into the ripe possibilities of the moment and is best used as a type of meditative effort. With their symbolism and kinship with long ago Germanic cultures, runes are a fascinating method.

From the bag of runes, we close our eyes and draw a single stone as we ask a question: What do I need to know about [such and such situation]? If casting on behalf of another, visualize that person. We must listen with open mind and heart.

Today we look at Mannz, a rune resembling the letter M with extra lines forming a sideways hour glass shape at the top. Part of the traditional Germanic Futhark or runic alphabet, it is considered the starting point in the Viking rune cycle and is one of the eight under the auspices of the god Tyr.

Mannaz represents the self and our responsibility to get to know ourselves rather than act from subconscious patterns, programs, and motivations. It is up to you to find and acknowledge your true direction in life. My old metaphysical teacher Ruth used to say: Be in the world but not of it. Don’t get caught up in the drama of life. Be humble of your talents, moderate in your appetites, and nonjudgmental toward others. She also said stay in the moment. If you draw mannaz, this is a time of great personal growth for you.

I hope you enjoyed our Rune of the Day. It reminds me of Jan’s plaintive Brady Bunch joke of “Marcia Marcia Marcia” but with a soul purpose rather than ego. Have you had times when you knew you had to step back from commitment somewhat and focus on self-healing, self-improvement, or doing for yourself?

GuardianoftheDeep_SM (1)Cheers & Happy Reading!
Flossie Benton Rogers, Conjuring the Magic with Paranormal Romance

Mythic Monday: Rune of the Day – Raido

RaidoDivination is a way to focus on what matters. It allows us to gain insight into the ripe possibilities of the moment and is best used as a type of meditative effort. With their pictographic qualities and kinship with long ago cultures, runes are one of my favorite methods. 

Over three thousand years ago, pictographs were carved into rocks and cliffs in Scandinavia. Two thousand years ago the runic alphabet came into use among Scandinavians and Germanic peoples such as the Anglo-Saxons. Runes were used for writing as well as for magical purposes.

From our bag of runes, we close our eyes draw a single stone as we ask a question: What do I need to know about [such and such situation]? If drawing on behalf of another, visualize that person. We must listen with open mind and heart.

Today we look at Raido, a rune that resembles our modern letter R. It is one of the eight runes of Freyr, the Norse god of virility, fertility, prosperity, and pleasure. From him came the kings of Scandinavia. Raido is part of the traditional Germanic Futhark or runic alphabet. Raido is primarily associated with communication and journeys. It represents going out from oneself to touch upon something else, and bringing part of the other energy back to yourself in some form. It signifies things that have two sides, and the union and attunement of two things. Ultimately the oneness resulting from the energy of Raido is the dance of your personality as combined with that of your spiritual self. All our earth relationships are a mirror of that dance. Raido is a journey to your truest self.

If you cast Raido in a rune reading, ask yourself what is really right for you now. Do not allow your ego to rule your decisions and actions. Ask your body, your heart, and your mind what is right for you. Rather than force matters, ask your inner self or the small still voice within what is right for you. Banish doubt. Then get out of the way and allow your journey to unfold.

In the mundane world of external reality, Raido signifies a journey, either a physical trip, an emotional shift, or a mental realization. The energy is that of a smooth horseback ride during which you enjoy the scent of the clean air, the sunlight dappling upon the ground, the interesting patterns cast by the towering trees upon your pathway, the taste of summer blackberries on your lips, and the unharnessed power of the steed beneath you.

I hope you enjoyed our Rune of the Day. May Raido bring you a pleasant journey and enhanced understanding along the way. Where do you most wish to travel?

Cheers & Happy Reading!
Flossie Benton Rogers, Conjuring the Magic with Paranormal Fantasy Romance

Mythic Monday: Rune of the Day – Perth by Flossie Benton Rogers

PerthoDivination is a way to focus on what matters. It allows us to gain insight into the ripe possibilities of the moment. After all, this moment plants the seeds for the next, until all our moments are strung out before and behind us, much like an endless row of shining pearls. Divination is best used as a type of meditative effort. With their pictographic qualities and kinship with long ago cultures, runes are one of my favorite methods. 

Over three thousand years ago, pictographs were carved into rocks and cliffs in Scandinavia. Two thousand years ago the runic alphabet came into use among the Norse and other Scandinavians and Germanic peoples such as the Anglo-Saxons. Runes were used for writing as well as for magical purposes.

From the bag of runes, we close our eyes and draw a single stone as we ask a question: What do I need to know about [such and such situation]? If drawing on behalf of another, visualize that person. We listen with open minds and hearts.

Today we look at Perth, a rune that resembles our modern letter C with a couple of extra curlicues attached. It is one of the eight runes of Hagal, the Norse god of weather, and part of the traditional Germanic Futhark or runic alphabet. A rune of mystery and the unknowable, Perth pertains to the deepest levels of our being. It signals transformation and initiation. Renewal of the spirit is at hand. The symbol of Perth is that of an eagle in flight that soars above pain and suffering to gain a broad, panoramic perspective. For everyday matters, Perth heralds good fortune and pleasant surprises.

I hope you enjoyed our Rune of the Day. May Perth bring you rejuvenation and unexpected luck. In what ways do you think of yourself as a lucky person?

Cheers & Happy Reading!
Flossie Benton Rogers, Conjuring the Magic with Paranormal Fantasy Romance