Sunday, January 12, 2014

inguz


This was my rune for today. When I read about it in my book, I decided it is very meaningful for me. Here is what I found on this website:
Inguz a Viking rune is what you see in the picture. Pronunciation: Ing-gooz, ING-wahz. Runes come from the Nordic area where the ancient Vikings once lived, worked, and fought. Though they were relatively savage in their outings, the Vikings were people in touch with Earth and the many forces that coexisted with them. They have a whole lore that includes many popular god figures such as Thor, the son of Odin. Thor carried a mighty hammer and many of us know him from comic books. The father of Thor, Odin, was the creator of the Runes and is the most important holy figure of the Viking people. Odin hung upside down from a tree limb for a chance of higher knowledge and right before he came down from the tree limb, he was bestowed with the new system called the Runes. These symbols were used for writing and magic by the high priests. Inguz is the Rune of fertility and new beginnings. This seems to hit the nail right on the head! So far this year has been a lot about big life shifts. Here is a little of what it says…
Drawing this Rune may mark a time of joyful deliverance, of new life, a new path. A Rune of great power, receiving it means that you now have the strength to achieve completion, resolution, from which comes a new beginning. As you resolve and clear away the old, you will experience a release from tension and uncertainty. You may be required to free yourself from a rut, habit or relationship; from some deep cultural or behavioral pattern. The time of birth is always a critical one. Movement can involve danger, and yet movement that is timely leads out of danger.-Ralph H. Blum

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