Monthly Archives: October 2010

October 18, 2010 – Ehwaz reversed


Ehwaz is the short “e” sound, like pet

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from

The horse is a joy to princes in the presence of warriors.
A steed in the pride of its hoofs,when rich men on horseback bandy words about it;and it is ever a source of comfort to the restless

Ehwaz reversed says “Slow Down!!!” Now is not the time to rush, hurry, and move through things quickly, and seemingly on auto-pilot. Allows yourself to stop and think things through, or be more conscious in your actions and decisions, because you can’t really count on things to be where you think they ought to be. You may want to make a move in advance. Planning on leaving everything on time, or even early, to account for the slow motion you are going to experience.

October 17, 2010 – Eihwaz


Eihwaz is the long i sound, but it is rarely used in script

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from

The yew is a tree with rough bark,
hard and fast in the earth, supported by its roots,a guardian of flame and a joy upon an estate

Eihwaz tells us that today was a day of connection. The image of Eihwaz often reminds of the writing from the Emerald Tablet “It ascends from earth into heaven and again it descends to the earth, and receives the power of higher and of lower things” and thus connection, in being connected to earth and heaven, to underworld and upper world, one can receive the power and influence of both and “Thus you will have the Glory of the whole world. Therefore will all obscurity flee from you” as those connections are established and strengthened. It often seems to take a more direct form in meeting with new people, and new opportunities, that seem to have arisen without a clear source or action. They are not necessarily chance encounters, but their presence is not obvious until the connection is made.

October 17 – 23, 2010 – Ear reversed

Ear reversed

Ear is the dipthong “ea”

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from

The grave is horrible to every knight,
when the corpse quickly begins to cooland is laid in the bosom of the dark earth.Prosperity declines, happiness passes awayand covenants are broken.

Things are not quite finished, says Ear reversed. They are still coming to an end, but they old gal still has a little bit left to go before everything is done. This could be a bad thing, as you hang onto things that have passed their expiration, but it could also be a good thing, as beneath all that has already crumbled away, is the essence, which may be valuable to recover from the decay that surrounds it. It may need to be re-purposed or reconfigured, but something useful may still be gained.

October 16, 2010 – Laguz


Laguz is the letter L

The ocean seems interminable to men,
if they venture on the rolling barkand the waves of the sea terrify themand the courser of the deep heed not its bridle

Laguz, the rune of water(in all of its forms) today feels like a heavy cleansing rain after the storm of yesterday. The remains of that disruption are washed away, while the fresh water nourishes that which survived the storm. It is cleansing and sustaining at the same time, the flowing waters of life removing the blockages as it nourishes the new growth coming up.

October 15, 2010 – Hagalaz


Hagalaz is the letter H

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from

Hail is the whitest of grain;
it is whirled from the vault of heavenand is tossed about by gusts of windand then it melts into water

Hagalaz comes in with storm and stress, tearing you and perhaps your life apart. Sometimes it enters literally, usually figuratively, as something induces a disruption to the flow of life. It might be the nagging customer who keeps calling and calling and calling etc… or the coworker who just can’t seem to anything right today, and so you are constantly correcting their mistakes, while your work gets backed up. It could also be the cold that sweeps out of nowhere, with just a minor warning, throwing all of your plans off kilter.