atheist-overdose:

Kind a stupid movie, but still got some nice thoughts… ( Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, (2012) )follow for the best atheist posts on tumblr

atheist-overdose:

Kind a stupid movie, but still got some nice thoughts… ( Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, (2012) )

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9. A favourite mythological animal.
Sleipnir, that’s Odins horse, the baby of Loki. Sleipnir has 8 legs.

10. Your sun sign.
Virgo/Libra

11. Witchy tools: oils.
Have not used those yet, only massageoil.

12. Picture of nature (air element).

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7. Air element.
Perfume, breathing, nice cloudy skies, Thor, Thunder, Rain, Weather, memories, thought, ethereal, carrying sounds and warmth.

8. A photo of a magical place outdoors.

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5. A favourite Goddess.
One of my favourite Goddesses is Frigga, She is the Wife of Odin, She is ruler over birth, raising/educating, Motherly love, She is the Protector of the home.

"I am Frigga, Goddess of Marriage and Motherhood,
Keeper of the hearth, weaver of community.
Take pride in the holy work of feeding your family,
and caring for your home.
Even scrubbing can be sacred work deserving,
my blessing.
Your home shelters the people within,
allowing for a bond which spills out,
into the greater community.
Know that what you harbor in your home,
effects the whole world.
Celebrate your service as a caretaker,
and feel pride as a provider.
Your home is a temple.
Your family divine.

Source: http://www.orderwhitemoon.org/goddess/Frigga.html

6. A favourite God.

Odin:
Odin is, according to the mythology of the Scandinavians (Norway, Sweden, and Denmark), the all father and ruler of the gods. He was “born” when Ymir, the first being, a frost giant, slept. The warmth of his breath melted the ice near him and Odin came out. Odin killed Ymir, and of his skull made the Earth.
Odin had many sons, his most notable being Thor, God of Thunder. Early depictions show Odin as a Soldier, clad in armor and carrying his Spear, Gungnir. Later depictions show him as an old man, wearing a straw hat and a long beard, somewhat similar to J.R.R. Tolkiens Gandalf the Grey. He sacrificed one of his eyes in order to gain the ability to see the future. He saw, in the future, RagNaRok, an apocalyptic clash between the Gods and the Giants.
To prepare a suitable army for RagNaRok, he established Valhalla, a wonderful afterlife for those who had fallen in battle. In Valhalla, warriors fight all day, usually until none are left. At night everyone’s wounds are healed, and they feast on the regenerative boar, named Skrimir.
There are two Ravens that sit on Odin’s shoulders, Hugin and Munin, who tell him of major events and goings on. There are two wolves that lie at Odin’s feet, and Odin gives all the meat he has to them, as Mead acts as both food and drink for the God.
Odin is the “chief” (Not the king) of the Aesir tribe. He is associated with poetry, death, wisdom and battle. Its said that he favors or curses soldiers, shakling them or blessing them in berserk. He calls those to Valhalla, Hall of the Slain, building an army.
He wanders the world in search on knowledge, usually in a wide brimmed hat or blue cloak, mingling among humans.
In his search for knowledge, he plucked out his eye and dropped it into the Well of Mimir.
He has two ravens, Hugin (thought) and Munin (memory). He also has two wolves, Freki and Guki. His raves are sent out into the world every day to bring him back information.
Odin eats nothing, feeding his bits of the boar that is cooked each day at Valhalla to his wolves and existing off of mead. He is also responsible for bringing the Mead of Poetry to the Aesir. Odin was known by over 250 names. Human sacrifices were made in his name.
Odin’s wife is Frigga, who knows all and sees all but says nothing.


I have a real busy period ahead of me at the end of october, that’s why I put more than one question in one post or on one day.

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3. Witchy tools: athame

I don’t have one yet. Maybe in the future and then I’ll tell something about it.


4. Picture of nature (water element)

Question 3 was so boring, so I’ve searched for a wonderful picture of the water element and here it is:

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2. A myth or story from folklore

Witte Wieven”
These two small words have two different meanings. Witte can mean white or (in dialect) wise and wieven means women. Thus it can refer to white women or wise women. In this case both interpetations would actually be correct.

These Witte Wieven are always described by the people as white, ghostly, witch-like figures, often brought in connection with mist. They haunt the old burial-mounds, which can still be found in the Netherlands, dating back to the Iron Age. It is not a coincidence that these ghostly women are haunting these burial-mounds because the Witte Wieven are infact the vestiges of the old Germanic priestesses worshipped by the people. The church obviously disapproved with this sort of worship like they cursed the old burial mounds, being graveyards of heathens. And soon the two: Germanic priestesses and the burial-mounds, became connected.

The people for a long time strongly believed in the powers of the Witte Wieven. They often left food for them in order to recieve their blessings. Their favorite food was balkenhaze, which is the name for roast cat and pancakes. It was believed that if one should refuse to offer the Witte Wieven food they would take revenge. They would kill cattle by sticking long needles into the animal bodies and burn down sheds and if you were really unlucky they would kidnap you. They were especially known for kidnapping young mothers, because they needed them for feeding their young dogs. It was said that the Witte Wieven sometimes had such long breasts, because of the feeding, they could throw them over their shoulders. Hence the reason why they preferred other women to do the job, I guess. Once these women were captured they had to stay with them for 7 years, after which they were released.
The Witte Wieven were also great sorceresses; who could turn wood into gold and such. This is why the people were making offerings, in hope they would share these gifts with them.
There must be hundreds of folktales related to the Witte Wieven: stories about revenge they took on young rude boys, women they kidnapped and about women who knew how to escape. Tales about farmers who owe their riches to them and farmers who lost it all because they broke with the tradition of food-offerings.
Nowadays, the people in the eastern parts of the Netherlands no longer believe in these matters, but the tales they have survived. But if you are lucky to meet one of the old farmers they will assure you all of it is true and they still look at the burial mounds with a suspicious eye. Of course, they know better….

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1. What’s your witchy background?
Well, maybe it’s too early to answer this question, because I’m in a strange situation. I’m 30 years old and when I was a teenager I became a witch. I loved it, celebrated the Sabbats, but I wasn’t ready to search for my witchname or poweranimal. I didn’t want to settle this right away. When I moved for my study I lived in a tiny room where it didn’t feel right to do anything with it. All I did was celebrating Yule in my mind when we celebrated Christmas.
Then I met the One, my husband, he is great. He is a Christian. But one who uses his mind and he hates indoctrination. We had the feeling God was near. I got baptised and we went to an evangelical church. I started hating church for its dogma’s and indoctrination. It’s not God who is bad, or Christ, but the religion is the thing I don’t like.Together we went searching for answers, because the church was not our answer.
Then I got an other point of view in my beliefs. God created the people, male and female, like himself. So I thought: God is made out of a God and a Goddess. And that’s where I got back to witchcraft. In Wicca or witchery there is a God and a Goddess
I see the rituals as praying but it’s more through your whole mind, body and spirit. You can use movements, colours, music, art, symbols etc. You’re not sitting still on a chair with folded hands. I like that much more. And I’m a person who does things her own way. Witchery suits me. Since a couple of days I’m mixing my beliefs in an hippieweds style to a way of living.

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vomitingthoughtsandglitter:

44 Days of Witchery
Here’s the list, snagged from The Pagan Blog Directory and A Pagan Mother’s Life:

1. What’s your witchy background?
2. A myth or story from folklore.
3. Witchy tools: athame.
4. Picture of nature (water element).
5. A favourite Goddess.
6. A favourite God.
7. Air element.
8. A photo of a magical place outdoors.
9. A favourite mythological animal.
10. Your sun sign.
11. Witchy tools: oils.
12. Picture of nature (air element).
13. What are some of the witchy books that influenced you?
14. A favourite pagan holiday that you celebrate.
15. Thoughts on the afterlife?
16. Favourite witchy website(s).
17. Picture of nature (fire element).
18. Have you had any paranormal experiences?
19.Fire element.
20. A picture of a tarot or oracle card, and its meaning.
21. A favourite scent.
22.Current moon phase.
23. A favourite candle.
24. Your moon sign.
25. How do your close ones feel about your witchy path? Do they know? Why or why not?
26. A witchy podcast.
27. Picture of nature (earth element).
28. A picture of a witchy I-Want-It-Now!
29. Water element.
30.Witchy tools: wand.
31. A favourite pagan/witchy movie.
32. A pagan/witchy artwork.
33. Faerie of your choice.
34. Rune of your choice.
35. Something that I think people who don’t know much about paganism/witchcraft should know.
36. Flower of your choice, and its magical properties.
37. A famous pagan/witch!
38. Witchy tools: cauldron.
39. Something that inspires you.
40. Your altar, if you have one!
41.A spell you’ve done.
42. A favourite nature spirit.
43. A magical recipe.
44. Witch’s choice!

Lets see if I can do this.

octoberyet:

“Samhain”

octoberyet:

“Samhain”

thegardennymph:

What Tree Did You Fall From?
Dec 23 to Jan 01 —- Apple TreeJan 01 to Jan 11 —- Fir TreeJan 12 to Jan 24 —- Elm TreeJan 25 to Feb 03 — Cypress TreeFeb 04 to Feb 08 — Poplar TreeFeb 09 to Feb 18 — Cedar TreeFeb 19 to Feb 28 — Pine TreeMar 01 to Mar 10 — Weeping Willow TreeMar 11 to Mar 20 — Lime TreeMar 21 (only) ——— Oak TreeMar 22 to Mar 31 — Hazelnut TreeApr 01 to Apr 10 —- Rowan TreeApr 11 to Apr 20 —- Maple TreeApr 21 to Apr 30 —- Walnut TreeMay 01 to May 14 - Poplar TreeMay 15 to May 24 - Chestnut TreeMay 25 to Jun 03 — Ash TreeJun 04 to Jun 13 —- Hornbeam TreeJun 14 to Jun 23 —- Fig TreeJun 24 (only) ———— Birch TreeJun 25 to Jul 04 —— Apple TreeJul 05 to Jul 14 ——- Fir TreeJul 15 to Jul 25 ——- Elm TreeJul 26 to Aug 04 —- Cypress TreeAug 05 to Aug 13 — Poplar TreeAug 14 to Aug 23 — Cedar TreeAug 24 to Sep 02 — Pine TreeSep 03 to Sep 12 — Weeping Willow TreeSep 13 to Sep 22 — Lime TreeSep 23 (only) ——— Olive TreeSep 24 to Oct 03 —- Hazelnut TreeOct 04 to Oct 13 —— Rowan TreeOct 14 to Oct 23 —— Maple TreeOct 24 to Nov 11 — Walnut TreeNov 12 to Nov 21 — Chestnut TreeNov 22 to Dec 01 — Ash TreeDec 02 to Dec 11 — Hornbeam TreeDec 12 to Dec 21 — Fig TreeDec 22 (only) ——— Beech TreeDec 23 to Dec 31 — Apple Tree
NOW FIND YOUR TREE(Listed in alphabetical order)Apple Tree (Love) — quiet and shy at times, lots of charm,appeal, and attraction, pleasant attitude, flirtatious smile,adventurous, sensitive, loyal in love, wants to love and be loved,faithful and tender partner, very generous, many talents, loveschildren, needs affectionate partner.Ash Tree (Ambition) — extremely attractive, vivacious,impulsive, demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious,intelligent, talented, likes to play with fate, can be very egotistic,reliable, restless lover, sometimes money rules over the heart,demands attention, needs love and much emotional support.Beech Tree (Creative) — has good taste, concerned about itslooks, materialistic, good organization of life and career,economical, good leader, takes no unnecessary risks, reasonable,splendid lifetime companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports,etc.).Birch Tree (Inspirational) — vivacious, attractive, elegant,friendly, unpretentious, modest, does not like anything in excess,abhors the vulgar, loves life in nature and in calm, not verypassionate, full of imagination, little ambition, creates a calm andcontent atmosphere.Cedar Tree (Confident) — of rare strength, knows how to adapt,likes unexpected presents, of good health, not in the least shy,tends to look down on others, self-confident, a great speaker,determined, often impatient, likes to impress others, has many talents,industrious, healthy optimism, waits for the one true love, able tomake quick decisions.Chestnut Tree (Honest) — of unusual stature, impressive,well-developed sense of justice, fun to be around, a planner, borndiplomat, can be irritated easily, sensitive of others feelings,hard worker, sometimes acts superior, feels misunderstood at times,fiercely family oriented, very loyal in love, physically fit.Cypress Tree (Faithfulness) — strong, muscular, adaptable,
takes what life has to give but doesn’t necessarily like it, strives to becontent, optimistic, wants to be financially independent, wants loveand affection, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot besatisfied, faithful, quick-tempered at times, can be unruly andcareless, loves to gain knowledge, needs to! be needed.Elm Tree (Noble-minded) — pleasant shape, tasteful clothes,modest demands, tends not to forgive mistakes, cheerful, likes tolead but not to obey, honest and faithful partner, likes making decisionsfor others, noble-minded, generous, good sense of humor, practical.Fig Tree (Sensibility) — very strong minded, a bit self-willed,honest, loyal, independent, hates contradiction or arguments, loveslife and friends, enjoys children and animals, a social butterfly,great sense of humor, likes idleness and laziness after longdemanding hours at work, has artistic talent and great intelligence.Fir tree (Mysterious) — extraordinary taste, handles stresspoorly, loves anything beautiful, can become depressed at times,stubborn, tends to care for those close to them as well as helpingstrangers, rather modest, hard worker, talented, unselfish, fewsexual relationships, many friends, doesn’t want foes,! very reliable.Hazelnut Tree (Extraordinary) — charming, sense of humor, verydemanding but can also be very understanding, knows how to make alasting impression, active fighter for social causes and politics,popular, quite moody, sexually oriented, honest, a perfectionist,has a precise sense of judgment and expects complete fairness.Hornbeam Tree (Good Taste) — of cool beauty, cares for itslooks and condition, good taste, is not egoistic, makes life ascomfortable as possible, leads a reasonable and disciplined life,looks for kindness and acknowledgment in an emotional partner,dreams of unusual lovers, is seldom happy with its feelings,mistrusts most people, is never sure of its decisions,very conscientious.Lime Tree (Doubt) - intelligent, hard working, accepts what lifedishes out, but not before trying to change bad circumstances intogood ones, hates fighting and stress, enjoys getaway vacations, mayappear tough, but is actually soft and relenting, always willing to
make sacrifices for family and friends, has many talents but notalways enough time to use them, can become a complainer, greatleadership qualities, is jealous at times but extremely loyal.Maple Tree (Independence of Mind) — no ordinary person, full ofimagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud,self-confident, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, hasmany complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated lovelife, wants to impress.Oak Tree (Brave) — robust nature, courageous, strong,unrelenting, independent, sensible, does not like change,keeps its feet on the ground, person of action.Olive Tree (Wisdom) — loves sun, warmth and kind feelings,reasonable, balanced, avoids aggression and violence, tolerant,cheerful, calm, well-developed sense of justice, sensitive,empathetic, free of jealousy, ! loves to read, and enjoysthe company of sophisticated people.Pine Tree (the Peacemaker) — loves agreeable company, craves peaceand harmony, loves to help others, active imagination, likes to writepoetry, not fashion conscious, great compassion, friendly to all,falls strongly in love but will leave if betrayed or lied to, emotionallysoft, low self esteem, needs affection and reassurance.Poplar Tree (Uncertainty) — looks very decorative, talented,not very self-confident, extremely courageous if necessary, needsgoodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, greatanimosity, great artistic nature, good organizer, tends to lean towardphilosophy, reliable in any situation, takes partnership seriously.Rowan Tree (Sensitivity) — full of charm, cheerful, gifted
without egotism, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion,unrest, and even complications, is both dependent andindependent, good taste, artistic, passionate, emotional,good company, does not forgive.Walnut Tree (Passionate) — unrelenting, strange and full ofcontrasts, often egotistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon,unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, noflexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always likedbut often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous andpassionate, no compromise.Weeping Willow (Melancholy) - likes to be stress free, loves
family life, full of hopes and dreams, attractive, very empathetic,loves anything beautiful, musically inclined, loves to travel toexotic places, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced butis not easy to live with when pressured, sometimes demanding,good intuition, suffers in love until they find that one loyal,steadfast partner; loves to make others laugh.

thegardennymph:

What Tree Did You Fall From?

Dec 23 to Jan 01 —- Apple Tree
Jan 01 to Jan 11 —- Fir Tree
Jan 12 to Jan 24 —- Elm Tree
Jan 25 to Feb 03 — Cypress Tree
Feb 04 to Feb 08 — Poplar Tree
Feb 09 to Feb 18 — Cedar Tree
Feb 19 to Feb 28 — Pine Tree
Mar 01 to Mar 10 — Weeping Willow Tree
Mar 11 to Mar 20 — Lime Tree
Mar 21 (only) ——— Oak Tree
Mar 22 to Mar 31 — Hazelnut Tree
Apr 01 to Apr 10 —- Rowan Tree
Apr 11 to Apr 20 —- Maple Tree
Apr 21 to Apr 30 —- Walnut Tree
May 01 to May 14 - Poplar Tree
May 15 to May 24 - Chestnut Tree
May 25 to Jun 03 — Ash Tree
Jun 04 to Jun 13 —- Hornbeam Tree
Jun 14 to Jun 23 —- Fig Tree
Jun 24 (only) ———— Birch Tree
Jun 25 to Jul 04 —— Apple Tree
Jul 05 to Jul 14 ——- Fir Tree
Jul 15 to Jul 25 ——- Elm Tree
Jul 26 to Aug 04 —- Cypress Tree
Aug 05 to Aug 13 — Poplar Tree
Aug 14 to Aug 23 — Cedar Tree
Aug 24 to Sep 02 — Pine Tree
Sep 03 to Sep 12 — Weeping Willow Tree
Sep 13 to Sep 22 — Lime Tree
Sep 23 (only) ——— Olive Tree
Sep 24 to Oct 03 —- Hazelnut Tree
Oct 04 to Oct 13 —— Rowan Tree
Oct 14 to Oct 23 —— Maple Tree
Oct 24 to Nov 11 — Walnut Tree
Nov 12 to Nov 21 — Chestnut Tree
Nov 22 to Dec 01 — Ash Tree
Dec 02 to Dec 11 — Hornbeam Tree
Dec 12 to Dec 21 — Fig Tree
Dec 22 (only) ——— Beech Tree
Dec 23 to Dec 31 — Apple Tree

NOW FIND YOUR TREE
(Listed in alphabetical order)

Apple Tree (Love) — quiet and shy at times, lots of charm,
appeal, and attraction, pleasant attitude, flirtatious smile,
adventurous, sensitive, loyal in love, wants to love and be loved,
faithful and tender partner, very generous, many talents, loves
children, needs affectionate partner.

Ash Tree (Ambition) — extremely attractive, vivacious,
impulsive, demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious,
intelligent, talented, likes to play with fate, can be very egotistic,
reliable, restless lover, sometimes money rules over the heart,
demands attention, needs love and much emotional support.

Beech Tree (Creative) — has good taste, concerned about its
looks, materialistic, good organization of life and career,
economical, good leader, takes no unnecessary risks, reasonable,
splendid lifetime companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports,
etc.).

Birch Tree (Inspirational) — vivacious, attractive, elegant,
friendly, unpretentious, modest, does not like anything in excess,
abhors the vulgar, loves life in nature and in calm, not very
passionate, full of imagination, little ambition, creates a calm and
content atmosphere.

Cedar Tree (Confident) — of rare strength, knows how to adapt,
likes unexpected presents, of good health, not in the least shy,
tends to look down on others, self-confident, a great speaker,
determined, often impatient, likes to impress others, has many talents,
industrious, healthy optimism, waits for the one true love, able to
make quick decisions.

Chestnut Tree (Honest) — of unusual stature, impressive,
well-developed sense of justice, fun to be around, a planner, born
diplomat, can be irritated easily, sensitive of others feelings,
hard worker, sometimes acts superior, feels misunderstood at times,
fiercely family oriented, very loyal in love, physically fit.

Cypress Tree (Faithfulness) — strong, muscular, adaptable,

takes what life has to give but doesn’t necessarily like it, strives to be
content, optimistic, wants to be financially independent, wants love
and affection, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be
satisfied, faithful, quick-tempered at times, can be unruly and
careless, loves to gain knowledge, needs to! be needed.

Elm Tree (Noble-minded) — pleasant shape, tasteful clothes,
modest demands, tends not to forgive mistakes, cheerful, likes to
lead but not to obey, honest and faithful partner, likes making decisions
for others, noble-minded, generous, good sense of humor, practical.

Fig Tree (Sensibility) — very strong minded, a bit self-willed,
honest, loyal, independent, hates contradiction or arguments, loves
life and friends, enjoys children and animals, a social butterfly,
great sense of humor, likes idleness and laziness after long
demanding hours at work, has artistic talent and great intelligence.

Fir tree (Mysterious) — extraordinary taste, handles stress
poorly, loves anything beautiful, can become depressed at times,
stubborn, tends to care for those close to them as well as helping
strangers, rather modest, hard worker, talented, unselfish, few
sexual relationships, many friends, doesn’t want foes,! very reliable.

Hazelnut Tree (Extraordinary) — charming, sense of humor, very
demanding but can also be very understanding, knows how to make a
lasting impression, active fighter for social causes and politics,
popular, quite moody, sexually oriented, honest, a perfectionist,
has a precise sense of judgment and expects complete fairness.

Hornbeam Tree (Good Taste) — of cool beauty, cares for its
looks and condition, good taste, is not egoistic, makes life as
comfortable as possible, leads a reasonable and disciplined life,
looks for kindness and acknowledgment in an emotional partner,
dreams of unusual lovers, is seldom happy with its feelings,
mistrusts most people, is never sure of its decisions,
very conscientious.

Lime Tree (Doubt) - intelligent, hard working, accepts what life
dishes out, but not before trying to change bad circumstances into
good ones, hates fighting and stress, enjoys getaway vacations, may
appear tough, but is actually soft and relenting, always willing to

make sacrifices for family and friends, has many talents but not
always enough time to use them, can become a complainer, great
leadership qualities, is jealous at times but extremely loyal.

Maple Tree (Independence of Mind) — no ordinary person, full of
imagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud,
self-confident, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, has
many complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated love
life, wants to impress.

Oak Tree (Brave) — robust nature, courageous, strong,
unrelenting, independent, sensible, does not like change,
keeps its feet on the ground, person of action.

Olive Tree (Wisdom) — loves sun, warmth and kind feelings,
reasonable, balanced, avoids aggression and violence, tolerant,
cheerful, calm, well-developed sense of justice, sensitive,
empathetic, free of jealousy, ! loves to read, and enjoys
the company of sophisticated people.

Pine Tree (the Peacemaker) — loves agreeable company, craves peace
and harmony, loves to help others, active imagination, likes to write
poetry, not fashion conscious, great compassion, friendly to all,
falls strongly in love but will leave if betrayed or lied to, emotionally
soft, low self esteem, needs affection and reassurance.

Poplar Tree (Uncertainty) — looks very decorative, talented,
not very self-confident, extremely courageous if necessary, needs
goodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great
animosity, great artistic nature, good organizer, tends to lean toward
philosophy, reliable in any situation, takes partnership seriously.

Rowan Tree (Sensitivity) — full of charm, cheerful, gifted

without egotism, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion,
unrest, and even complications, is both dependent and
independent, good taste, artistic, passionate, emotional,
good company, does not forgive.

Walnut Tree (Passionate) — unrelenting, strange and full of
contrasts, often egotistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon,
unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no
flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked
but often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and
passionate, no compromise.

Weeping Willow (Melancholy) - likes to be stress free, loves

family life, full of hopes and dreams, attractive, very empathetic,
loves anything beautiful, musically inclined, loves to travel to
exotic places, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced but
is not easy to live with when pressured, sometimes demanding,
good intuition, suffers in love until they find that one loyal,
steadfast partner; loves to make others laugh.

(via silverwitch)

Runes are based on an ancient Norse alphabet. It has twenty four letters divided into three Aetts (pronounced like “eights”): Freyr/Freyja’s Aett, Heimdall’s Aett, and Tyr’s Aett. They are often called the “Elder Futhark” because of the first six that represent the letters F, U, TH, A, R, K.

  

Fehu - Cattle - represents the letter F

wealth, success, sign of hope and plenty, energy

 

Uruz - A wild ox - represents the letter U (as in “Ooze”)

strength, untamed potential, freedom, sudden changes

 

Thurisaz - Thorn - represents the letter TH (soft, as in “thing”)

power, Thor’s hammer, purging, male sexuality

Ansuz - Ancestral god (Odin) - represents the letter A (as in “Law”)

inspiration, communication, enthusiasm, good health

 

Raidho - Wagon or chariot - represents the letter R

travel, relocation, cosmic motion, personal rhythm

Kenaz - Beacon or torch - represents the letter K (as in “Kick”)

vision, harnessed power, knowledge, creativity

 

Gebo - Gift - represents the letter G (as in “Ground”)

exchanges, gifts (both of sacrifice and of generosity)

Wunjo - Joy - represents the letter V

comfort, fortune, harmony, fellowship, glory, pleasure

Heimdall’s Aett:

Hagalaz - Hail - represents the letter H

controlled crisis, inner harmony, forces of nature

Nauthiz - Need - represents the letter N

delays, restriction, facing fears, self-reliance, will

Isa - Ice - represents the letter I (as in “Sleep”)

time to turn inward, psychological blocks, binding

Jera - Year or a good harvest - represents the letter Y (as in “Yes”)

living with the seasons, life cycle, hopes of peace

Eihwaz - Yew tree - represents the letter EI (as in “Pride”)

strength, reliability, enduring crisis, enlightenment

Perthro - Vagina - represents the letter P

uncertain meaning, initiation, pertaining to the feminine

Algiz - Elk or protection - Z or ending R (as in a rolled R)

protection, shield, warding off evil, connection to Gods

Sowilo - Sun - represents the letter S

success, goals achieved, honor, health, victory

Tyr’s Aett:

Tiwaz - Tyr, the Sky God - represents the letter T

honor, justice, rationality, willingness to self-sacrifice

Berkana - Berchta, the Birch Goddess - represents the letter B

birth, general fertility, liberation, renewal, beginnings

Ehwaz - Horse - represents the letter E (as in “Day”)

transportation, teamwork, loyalty, ideal partnership

Mannaz - Mankind - represents the letter M

the self, social order, friends and enemies, skill

Laguz - Water - represents the letter L

flow, water, life energy, dreams, mysteries, the deep

Ingwaz - Ing, the Earth God - represents the letter NG (as in “Singer”)

manifestation, internal growth, common sense, home

Dagaz - Day or dawn - represents the letter D or TH (hard, as in “Thick”)

daylight clarity, breakthrough, awareness, the ideal

Othala - Ancestral property - represents the letter O (as in “Oath”)

inherited property, home, what is truly important

Runes are often used in multi-rune casts. To do this, you mix them around in your bag while thinking of a question. When you feel ready, toss however many runes are necessary for the cast onto your surface.

The typical starter cast is a nine-rune cast. You pull out nine runes and toss or place them on your surface. 

You can also use spreads. You can use any Tarot spread as well.

If you have anymore questions about runes, send me a message.

Blessed be )O(

(via one-earthbound-angel)