Monthly Archives: September 2010

September 29, 2010 – Thurisaz reversed

Thurisaz reversed

Thurisaz is the sound “th”
Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from

The thorn is exceedingly sharp,
an evil thing for any knight to touch,uncommonly severe on all who sit among them

Thurisaz reversed often seems to occur frequently in my life. It is to me, a turning away, or a protection from misfortune and harm, a sort of hedge of thorns keeping harmful things away. What harmful things? Who can say, exactly, when they can’t come near? It might be minor accidents, or terse exchanges of words, or whatever else can seem to make a day go fair to bad. The saying that comes to mind is “No news is good news.”

September 28, 2010 – Aethel


Aethel is the dipthong “ae”

An estate is very dear to every man,
if he can enjoy there in his housewhatever is right and proper in constant prosperity

After the challenges of yesterday, Aethel seems to be an indicator of a moment of rest and calm. Secure in ones space and property, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy everything that is yours. Even the fires that are burning through the week are subdued, brought into harmony within home, transformed into the hearth fire that warms, cooks and protects.

September 27, 2010 – Yr reversed

Yr reversed

Yr is the letter Y

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from

Yr is a source of joy and honour to every prince and knight;
it looks well on a horse and is a reliable equipment for a journey

Yr reversed indicates a lack of focus and efficiency, where the talent or skill is not sufficient to meet the demands being placed before you. You might have to work harder then before, or work to pull through, experiencing a struggle to succeed where before things were much easier. It’s not that it cannot be done, but that the situation has changed and obstacles that were not present before have been placed before you.

September 26, 2010 – Gar


Gar does not have a letter value.

There is no Anglo-Saxon poem for Gar. It is a Northumbrian Rune.

In retrospect, Gar was a rune of possibility, and thus of nothing. No structure, no demands, no expectations, where anything can truly happen. Just being open, and flexible, and so new patterns are created.

September 26 – October 2, 2010 – Cweorth


Cweorth is the letter “q’

There is no poem for Cweorth. It is a Northumbrian Rune.

The fire-twirl, the sacred flame that takes offerings, and purifies, and the cosmic fire that burns, endlessly, giving heat, warmth and light, but also consuming, and destroying. Sitting here, during record highs for the city of Los Angeles, and the area around it, it fills like standing before the entrance to such a place, the gateway to Muspell, the virtue of fire, that burns, heats, and creates light, without any other substance needed, and devoid of anything but fire.

September 25, 2010 – Raidho


Raidho is the letter R

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from

Riding seems easy to every warrior while he is indoors
and very courageous to him who traverses the high-roadson the back of a stout horse

Raidho is indicating that today is going to be full of action, and travel. Taking journeys of various kinds, internal and external, to reach the intended goal. There is a rhythm to the day, one that in aligning with that rhythm, it will propel you to where you need to be, and what you need to do.

September 24, 2010 – Ior


Ior is the dipthong “io”
Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from

Ior is a river fish and yet it always feeds on land;
it has a fair abode encompassed by water, where it lives in happiness

We return again to Ior, and to the liminal place between, the borderlands of being. We are beyond balance, but operating in integration. There is nothing that is not a part of me, I just need to be open enough to change in order to become a part of it.

September 23, 2010 – Aesc reversed

Aesc reversed

Aesc is the dipthong “ae”

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from

The ash is exceedingly high and precious to men.
With its sturdy trunk it offers a stubborn resistance,though attacked by many a man
My sense of Aesc is that it relates to the powers of the Upper World. The Aesir, Alfar, and the Vanir (at least, the spring/summer faces of the Vanir) and many other spiritual beings that could be identified as being Upper World, celestial, heavenly, or Astral (in the sense that Astral refers to the stars). It also connects to Ond/Azoth/Quintessence/Aether, the substance that underlies all other substance, the essence that weaves the worlds together, that is precious, but also enduring. When it is reversed, it shows the descent of those powers and forces, pouring forth into the worlds below, bring about change, inspiration, and opening up the passages, both internal and external, to the Worlds Above. It was strongly confirmed this Thursday, as a working I have been doing for the past 9 months came to a sudden and pronounced completion

September 22, 2010 – Thurisaz


Thurisaz is the letter “th”

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from

The thorn is exceedingly sharp,
an evil thing for any knight to touch,uncommonly severe on all who sit among them

Thurisaz signifies misfortune, challenges and difficulties. The phrase that always comes to my mind when seeing Thurisaz is “it’s difficult to kick against the pricks (pricks meaning thorns). Mainly it seems to me that it’s misfortune that is unexpected, and often times cannot be avoided or planned for.

As it relates to the rune of the week, my sense of it is that something has penetrated into the home and estate, causing a bit of trouble as it enters into your space of contentment and prosperity.

September 21, 2010 – Ior


Ior is the dipthong “io”

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from

Ior is a river fish and yet it always feeds on land;
it has a fair abode encompassed by water, where it lives in happiness

Today is Ior, the rune of boundaries and liminal areas, and also one of the runes of Joy. A perfect rune for many pagans who will celebrate the Autumnal Equinox today (even though it is officially tomorrow, when the sun enters into the sign of Libra, the scales, a sign of balance, ideal for an expression of being in a state of transition. Ior relates perfectly to that, by being the liminal rune, the state that exists between two extremes, balanced and poised between both, partaking of both, but not fully encompassing either one.

All people have liminal moments, points where they are transition from one phase to another, but have not yet completely moved between the two. At that moment, one can stop, rest, and have realizations of themselves, their weakness, but also strengths they may have been unaware of. Those liminal moments can play key roles in helping a person evolve individually, and become greater in the new phase they are entering.