Divining With Madame Hellshadow Part Seven: Runestones

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Runestones are one of the oldest forms of divination. The ancient Germanic and Norwegian peoples began divining with runestones around 500 A.D.

How can you use runestones to predict your future? Clear your mind, and focus on a question. Grab three runestones, and lay them across the table. The first card represents past influences. The second card indicates how the current circumstances are affecting your situation. The third card represents the outcome of the situation.

Here are the interpretations for each runestone.

Fehu: Fehu is translated into English as wealth or status. The tarot association is the Emperor or the Empress. Fehu covers wealth in all its aspects. How are you accumulating your wealth? Are you sacrificing your time with your family to accumulate material wealth? Perhaps, you are working too much. Is the wealth you have accrued due to the build-up of good karma? Fehu can also be interpreted as new beginnings. Keep this symbol nearby when you feel like procrastinating. It will bring you good luck in your personal projects. The reversed meaning of Fehu is financial problems, and poverty.

Uruz: Uruz is translated into English as bison. It represents strength, and resilience. The tarot association is Strength. Uruz covers survival instincts as well as the will to survive. Uruz teaches us to start the day with courage, and self-confidence. Sometimes, we are forced to face our fears. We must learn to choose our battles, and know when to stand our ground. Life is never easy. We need resilience to overcome our obstacles. If you are struggling with a serious illness, wear this symbol to encourage healing. The reversed meaning of Uruz is abuse of power.

Thurisaz: Thurisaz is translated into English as giant. The tarot equivalent is the Tower. It represents a force for change through non-conformity, and non-violent protests. Thurisaz teaches us to have the courage to face life’s challenges. Thurisaz can also be interpreted as our shadow archetypes, the part of ourselves we keep hidden from others. The reversed meaning of Thurisaz is unrelenting anger.

Ansuz: Ansuz translates to English as deity or divine intelligence. The tarot equivalent is the Magician. Ansuz represents past lives. This rune can be interpreted in multiple ways. It can be an indication of the transmission of knowledge through the written word. It can also stand for the power of suggestion. Tools such as placebos, or hypnosis can make a powerful impact on the mind. Ansuz can also be used as a symbol to call upon our ancestors in times of guidance. The reversed meaning of Ansuz is misunderstandings.

Raido: Raido is translated into English as ride, or travel. The tarot equivalent is the Chariot. Raido represents all aspects of travel: visiting new places, spiritual journeys, and the path of education. This rune reminds us that we must make our own decisions, and not be influenced by others. We must keep disciplined, and stay focused to accomplish our goals. No matter what path we take, our journey will not be without challenges. We must set aside our fears to complete this journey. Wear the Raido symbol for protection when travelling. The reversed meaning of Raido is procrastination.

Kaunaz: Kaunaz means torch or inner light in English. Its tarot equivalent is the Hermit. Kaunaz has multiple interpretations. It could indicate the passing of knowledge from one generation to another. It could represent the quest for enlightenment. This rune can also signify your hidden abilities. You may discover talents you never knew you possessed. Kaunaz can also be interpreted as female secrets within the realm of the occult. The reversed meaning of Kaunaz is ignorance.

Gebo: Gebo means gift in english. It’s tarot equivalent is Temperance. Gebo represents generosity. This rune has multiple interpretations: karma, fulfilling obligations, and sexual energy.

Wunjo: Wunjo means joy in English. Its tarot equivalent is the World. Wunjo has multiple interpretations. It can be an indication of reaching your life’s goals. It can also represent feeling accepted within your family, or circle of friends. The reversed meaning of Wunjo is being shunned by society.

Hagalaz: Hagalaz means “hail” in English. The tarot equivalent is Death or Wheel of Fortune. Hagalaz represents hardships such as personal crisis, illness, or bad weather. This rune can also indicate the emergence of your shadow archetype.

Nauthiz: Nauthiz means “need” in English. Its tarot equivalents are the Lovers and the Devil. This rune represents the frustration of wanting something you cannot have. It could be in the form of forbidden love, or longing to purchase something you cannot afford. Nauthiz can also be interpreted as the repression of sexual desires. It could also serve as a warning against lust, and greed.

Isa: Isa means ice in English. The tarot equivalent is the Hanged Man. Isa has multiple interpretations. It can indicate a period of stagnation. It could be the onset of emotional problems. Isa could also signify the end of a relationship, or an unexpected death.

Jera: Jera means “year of harvest” in English. The tarot equivalent is the Empress. Jera is an indication of past karma. It also represents the circle of life.

Eihwaz: Eihwaz means “yew tree” in English. The tarot association is Death. Eihwaz represents all aspects of dying. It also represents reincarnation, and the afterlife. This rune teaches us not to be afraid of dying. Eihwaz can also be interpreted as the fight against one’s own inner demons.

Pertho: Pertho means “dice cup” in English. The tarot equivalents are the High Priestess and the Moon. Pertho represents the mysteries of divination, and psychic abilities. The reversed meaning of Pertho is powerlessness, and anxiety.

Algiz: Algiz means elk in English. Its tarot equivalent is the Hierophant. Algiz has multiple interpretations. It can represent the connection with a higher power. It can be an indication of communication with the spirit world. Algiz can also signify our cravings, or desires. The reversed meaning of Algiz is an overly judgmental, or defensive person.

Sowelo: Sowelo means “sun” in English. Its tarot equivalent is the Sun. Sowelo has multiple interpretations: creativity, self-esteem, and the attainment of goals.

Tiwaz: Tiwaz means “star” in English. It’s tarot equivalents are Justice and the Star. Tiwaz has multiple interpretations: courage, determination, and trusting your intuition. The reversed meaning of Tiwaz is giving up.

Berkana: Berkana means “birch” in English. The tarot equivalent is the Empress. Berkana represents creativity, and fertility. Use the Berkana symbol when you are in need of healing. The reversed meaning of Berkana is stagnation, and the blockage of creative energy.

Ehwaz: Ehwaz means “horse” in English. The tarot association is the Chariot. Ehwaz represents journeys of all. It could refer to a spiritual journey such as a pilgrimage, or an out-of-body journey through astral projection. Ehwaz could also be interpreted as our primal sexual urges. The reversed meaning of Ehwaz is misplaced trust.

Mannaz: Mannaz means mankind in English. The tarot associations are the Lovers, and Judgement. Mannaz represents the search for enlightenment. This rune teaches us to be aware of our faults, and to show compassion to others, The reversed meaning of Mannaz is a narrow-minded individual.

Laguz: Laguz means water in English. Its tarot associations are the High Priestess, and the Queen of Cups. Laguz represents psychic visions found within dreams. It also signifies the journey into the astral planes. You can call upon this rune to heal from deep emotional wounds. The reversed meaning of Laguz is self-doubt, and procrastination.

Inguz: Inguz is translated as “The God Ing or Yngvi.” Its tarot equivalent is the Emperor. Inguz represents fertility in all its aspects. It could refer to a pregnancy, or the birth of a creative idea.

Othila: Othila means “land” in English. The tarot equivalents are the Emperor, and the Empress. Othila represents family, relationships, and material wealth. This rune can also be interpreted as the belief that the afterlife is better than our earthly life. The reversed meaning of Othila is insecurity.

Dagaz: Dagaz means “day” in English. The tarot equivalents are the Fool and the Star. Dagaz represents the clarity of mind that only enlightenment can bring.

I have provided a link on the runic symbols for reference. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runes

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Published by Madame Hellshadow and friends

I have several short stories, and poems published. I am from Cleveland, Ohio. I keep myself occupied with creative projects. Art is the spice of life!!!

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