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Hrodnand
Thursday, July 2nd, 2009, 11:43 AM
Inspired from:


It is based on numerology and no one really knows if you can take this method for serious, but even if we don't know if our forefathers determined their birth runes, we know at least that there is some kind of numerology in Norse Heathenry: 9 worlds, 9 nights, 3 ur-gods, 3 roots, 3 branches, 2 wolves, 2 ravens, 1 eye...

But to cut a long story short: This is how you generate your birth rune:

Your birthday: 3. June 1978 makes 3+6+1978 = 1987
Then you makle a cross sum out of the result that needs to be smaller as 25.
1 + 9 + 8 + 7 = 25 = 2 + 5 = 7
Your birth numer is 7.
The seventh rune is GEBO
http://www.kondor.de/runes/gif/gebo.gif


[I]The Rune line for those who don't know yet:
1. Fehu
2. Uruz
3. Thurisaz
4. Ansuz
5. Raidho
6. Kenaz
7. Gebo
8. Wunjo
9. Hagalaz
10. Nauthiz
11. Isa
12. Jera
13. Eihwaz
14. Perthro
15. Algiz
16. Sowilo
17. Tiwaz
18. Berkano
19. Ehwaz
20. Mannaz
21. Laguz
22. Ingwaz
23. Dagaz
24. Othala






Mine is Thurisaz

http://www.gnosticrob.com/images/21Thurisaz.gif


Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Thurisaz
Norse (Viking): Thurs
Old English: Thorn
Other Names/Spellings: Thuith, Thurisa, Thurisar,
Thorunisaz, Thyth

Pronunciation: Thoor-ee-sawz

Translation:
Giant, monster, devil. A thorn. The god Thor, or his hammer Mjöllnir.


Characteristics:
Threats from persons of power or position. Resist temptations which offer reward through dishonesty or trickery. Heed the omen of dishonour or physical harm.

The energy of Thurisaz can be used for good or for chaos. It represents the forces of the human psyche, including anger and lust. The thorn is a symbolic weapon. It can pierce, stab or tear. But it can also be protective, like a thorny hedge. Thurisaz may also signify a stroke of luck, but is more often a warning that your luck is running out.


Runic Number: 3

Color: Bright Red

Element: Fire

Polarity: Male

Associated gods: Thor

Astrological Correspondence: Mars


source (http://www.runemaker.com/futhark/thurisaz.shtml)



How to Interpret "Thurisaz"


Thurisaz is the sacrifice that one must make in order to make progress in life. It is the very essence of discipline. This rune references the pain that must be endured for the reward that lies at its end. It may be likened to a long period of study that lies before the start of a satisfying career. A painful lesson learned. Monetary hardship, a temporary separation, or anything that requires a personal sacrifice to "get through" to the other side of the situation.


Thursiaz represents harsh outside forces which stand in opposition -- particularly natural forces or forces on a larger scale.


On the positive side, Thurisaz also signifies discipline and the necessity of change: Things that are happening are meant to happen. They are part of the grand cycle of life and nature. Those things that we are forced to endure will pave the way for good things in the future.


source (http://www.ifate.com/rune_ex_full/ex3.html)

Hauke Haien
Thursday, July 2nd, 2009, 03:57 PM
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Blod og Jord
Thursday, July 2nd, 2009, 06:11 PM
Mine is

http://th03.deviantart.net/fs8/300W/i/2005/315/e/5/Kenaz_by_whytLilith.jpg

Literal Meanings of "Kenaz": Torch, Ulcer

Description:

Kenaz represents the brilliant flame of divine inspiration: Rebirth through sacrifice -- Creation through fire. This is the rune of the artisan, and often will frequently appear in readings for those engaged in artistic ventures or seeking creative solutions. New ideas shine brightly in the darkness. What was once gloomy is now brilliantly lit by the introduction of creativity, light-giving energy and radiant warmth. The torch of Kenaz represents illumination and an immense store of divine knowledge.

How to Interpret "Kenaz"

A solution to a long-standing issue. Clarification will come after a long struggle -- the solution will seem simple after the long struggle that has led up to it. Inspiration and the light of knowledge will pave the way for success in the current venture.

A sudden insight or enlightenment. A moment is coming when someone will realize their purpose, their entire reason for being. Something (or someone) will light the way to this path.

Enlightenment and clarity do not come without sacrifice. There is often a price to pay for solutions and knowledge. It will not be grievous but it will require that the individual give something up that is precious to them. Knowledge, like the apple of the book of Genesis, may carry a steep cost.

Inverted Meaning:

A flame is being darkened somewhere in the individual's life. A source of inspiration is petering out. The individual should take care that they are not giving up on their dreams -- which could lead to a cooling of their life spark and spiritual suffering. Do not be so quick to let go of a dream.

Chlodovech
Thursday, July 2nd, 2009, 06:39 PM
Hagalaz is my birth rune.

Source 1 (mcockayne.wordpress.com/2008/10/) tells me that Hagalaz is the Wrath of Nature, Destruction, Uncontrolled Weather.

And then there's
Source2: (www.y2012.de/fragments/runes.html)

http://www.y2012.de/ownpic/runes/silver/s09_hagalaz2.jpg

http://www.y2012.de/ownpic/runes/silver/s09_hagalaz.jpg

Other names: Hagal, Hagall, Hag, Haal, Hagl, Haegl, Halga, Lalga, Galga, Gilg ; Hag-All, All-Hag (All: everything, outer space ; Hag: a protected place, home)
Phonetic: H (hw)
Meaning of name: primodial ice-egg, primodial cosmic semen of life, Structures and archetypical patterns
Pictorial: primoridal/archetypical shape of a snowflake
Nineth rune of the elder futhark


Meaning: the cosmic egg (entire potential paradigma of the multiverse, the egg of manifestation) - surrounding, enclosing and including the All, the Everything, the cosmos ; the cryst-al(l), "Krist-All / All-Krist" (Krist = frame/framework) ; primordial, eternal and ever-coming re-union of cosmic Fire and Ice as the energizing and effervescent cosmic semen, the hail- (Heil-) egg ; the cross(ing) worlds, the tree of worlds (also see Eihwaz) ; smybol for the creator/constructor of the worlds ; the cosmic pattern(s), the cosmic frame(work) ; eternal cosmic harmony ; completion, perfection (already present as a potential in the very first semen or egg) ; fusion, union ; protection, harmony, 'Heil' (=salvation, well-being) ; hail, hail storm, violent weather ; destruction (destructive powers aimed at change/transformation) ; combination and amalgamation of opposing/antagonizing forces in 'all that is' (Hag-All/All-Hag) ; wisdom ; power of transformation, evolution following a pattern and within a frame of existence, changing from one shape to the other step by step ; hail, hoe, heel, hedge, hag, heal, 'Heil', 'Hexe' (= witch); mother of runes ; rune with equally strong destructive, protective and transformative powers ; rune of worlds (with matter and mind -> ' X ' Gebo) ; + = androgyn, life and death, one with God ; + = man(kind) and the world being one ; + = matter and mind as one ; Hel, the underworld, the realm of the dead (and with this: the subconsciousness) ; also symbol of Wal-hall in some contexts ; the Nornir, esp. Urd (and with this: powers from the past)
Magic: very powerful protection ; perfection and balance of powers ; mystic and divine exeriences and knowledge ; attaining wisdom ; gaining spiritual powers ; gaining a feeling for the connection and unity with the powers of the universe, a feeling (and reality) of being protected and cared for ; becoming aware of the divine within and around us ; creating/gaining/projecting harmony and 'Heil' ; working towards evolution and evolvement ; enhancing the working of epiphysis, sympathetic nervous system and solarplexus ; protecting the home, oneself or others from fire and destruction.

velvet
Thursday, July 2nd, 2009, 07:11 PM
Interesting thread :thumbup


Mine is "Raidho"

http://sunnyway.com/runes/raidho.gif


Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Raido
Norse (Viking): Reid
Old English: Rad
Other Names/Spellings: Radh, Raidha, Raidho, Raidu, Reda, Reidr, Reidh, Reidthr

Pronunciation: Rye-doh

English Letter Equivalent: R as in red.

Translation: Riding, a vehicle


Meaning: A journey, arrival, departure. Union or re-union. Events concerning travel or vehicles.

Gemstone: chrysophase

Characteristics:
Travel is indicated. New friends or old friends return. Jobs connected with transport or overseas locations.

Raido can mean wheel, ride, or travel, but it also has a deeper meaning. Riding a horse includes both movement and direction. A journey can be long and arduous, requiring planning, foresight, determination, and fortitude. Raido can therefore refer to the journey of life (the wheel of life), or to a spiritual quest. Raido might also mean transport or communication, such as delivering or receiving a message.


http://www.runemaker.com/images/flora/raido_oak.gif http://www.runemaker.com/images/flora/raido_mugwort.gif


Personal Interpretation
Recognize that everything comes in cycles and that by following them you will progress quickly and efficiently. Align your lifestyle to the seasons and honor the turning of the year. Embrace hard times knowing that the harder it is now, the easier it will get in the future. Everything has its opposite, and challenges bring equal and opposite rewards.

Reverse
Stagnation, lack of movement or change. Isolation. Mechanical breakdown or failure to arrive. A missed deadline.

Converse
Meetings take an unexpected course. A secret mission. Home-based jobs. An enemy disguised as a friend.

Runic Number: 5

Color: Bright Red

Element: Air

Polarity: Male

Associated gods: Ing, Nerthus

Astrological Correspondence: Sagittarius


The Rune Poem: Verse V - Raido
For every hero in the hall is Harness soft
And very hard for him who sits astride
A stout steed
Over miles of road.



Literal Meanings of "Raidho": Riding, Journey, Wagon, Chariot

Description:

Raidho represents the overall life-path of a person. The message of the rune of Raidho is that the stops along the way are less important here than the journey itself. According to Norse mythology, the course of a life is determined by three weaving sisters called the "Norns", who live at the base of the World Tree. The three sisters weave the fates of all mankind. The first sister, Urdr ('becoming'), spins the yarn of each individual's fate. The second, Verdandi ('being'), measures the yarn. The third, Skuld ('that to come') cuts the yarn. Like the "three fates" in Greek mythology, these sisters hold sway over the lives of all living things. The Norns are also tasked with the tending of the roots of the World Tree with water from the well of Wyrd.

The rune Raidho reminds us that specific events are largely beyond our control. Fate is not something that we can ever know or truly understand -- but something that must be respected, for it influences us from beyond our reach.



How to Interpret "Raidho"

In a reading, a physical journey is likely when Raidho appears. This journey will likely be successful and will lead to a important changes in one's life. A move or a career change is foretold. New experiences and insights await us over the horizon, and will shape the course of our lives.

As with the lesson of the three Norns, the appearance of Raidho also suggests that all efforts to influence the situation (one way of the other) will likely fail. The hands of fate are at work here -- fortunately the indication is largely positive.

Raidho may also represent a change in lifestyle -- usually for the better.

At a literal level, Raidho may represent women, sisters or a career path.

Inverted Meaning:

Journeys may often just be detours off of one's primary path, not part of our primary life journey. Moves and career changes can also mean disruptions in personal relationships, and these must be maintained in order to remain a whole person. Failure to move on will cause stunted growth.

Siebenbürgerin
Thursday, July 2nd, 2009, 07:13 PM
Hmm, the end result is 11. That means my birthrune is Isa, or I should continue and add 1 + 1? Or that only happens if the result is a number higher than 24?

I'm wondering, how are we supposed to read the results? Isa is for ice, cold, freezing, does this mean peoples with Isa as a birth rune are designed to have a cold temperament?

On a sidenote, it says the associated goddess for this rune is Verdandi. ;)

Renwein
Thursday, July 2nd, 2009, 08:43 PM
Mine is also Hagaliz (http://www.runemaker.com/futhark/hagalaz.shtml), same as Chlodovech. Let's spread some 'wrath and destruction' (and 'building something better out of the ashes' ;))

Pronunciation: Har-ghawl-arz

English Letter Equivalent
H as in HAT.

Translation
Hail

Meaning
Weather, damaging natural forces. Disruption. Interference.

...

Color: Light Blue

Element: Ice (i.e. Water) :freeze

Polarity: Female

Associated gods: Urd, Heimdall

Astrological Correspondence: Aquarius



Tarot Talk by Leila Vey
The Tower is an obvious card to associate with Hagalaz. It is about the sudden collapse of everything we know, about destruction, and being rocked right out of one's comfort zone.

Its energy forces us to begin again and (hopefully) build something better out of the ashes. Disruption, interference, natural (and man-made) disasters, challenges and sudden changes in fortune all link Hagalaz with The Tower.

The Rune Poem: Verse IX Hagalaz
Hail is the whitest of grain
Whirled from heaven's height,
The wind hurls it in showers
Into water then it turns.


Hmm, the end result is 11. That means my birthrune is Isa, or I should continue and add 1 + 1? Or that only happens if the result is a number higher than 24?

I think you only add the end result if the number is 25 or more (as in the original post). Otherwise, the highest number you could get would be only be 18 with two digits ;).

triedandtru
Thursday, July 2nd, 2009, 10:11 PM
Very interesting thread! Neat idea. What is the reliability of the source stating this is how it was calculated?

saxonblood
Thursday, July 2nd, 2009, 10:42 PM
Mine is Thurisaz too :D

Wulfram
Friday, July 3rd, 2009, 01:06 AM
Thurisaz

velvet
Friday, July 3rd, 2009, 01:29 AM
What is the reliability of the source stating this is how it was calculated?

This numerology is quite common, I know a similar system for use with the meaning of the tarot cards (the first 22 [0=the fool; 21=the universe], the Great Arcanum cards).
I recommend the usage of either the Crowley tarot or Haindl tarot for interpretation.

Posting the formulars:

Card of Personality
day (00) + month (00) + year (0000) of birth
(higher than 21, sum of the digits, in case it becomes 22 it is The Fool)

Card of Temper
sum of the digits of pers.card

Card of Growth
day + month + current year (each digit; e.g. 22.04.2009 means 2+2+0+4+2+0+0+9)

Card of Karma
day + month + year of birth (each digit; e.g. 22.04.2009 means 2+2+0+4+2+0+0+9)
(this gives mostly the same result like pers.card, but can differ)

Card of Character (name numerology)
Add letter of ALL first names and surnames (if your name is Franz-Maria Müller-Lüdenscheid, well, that's it)

A(1) B(2) C(11) D(4) E(5) F(17) G(3) H(8) I(10) J(10) K(11) L(12) M(13) N(14) O(16) P(17) Q(19) R(20) S(21) T(9) U(6) V(6) W(6) X(15) Y(10) Z(7)

special letters: ph(17) ch(8) sh(18) sch(18) ts(18) tz(18) th(22)
ä, æ, å(a) ö, ø(o), ü(u), ß(ss)


The set of cards should give a fitting description of a person ;)




EDIT:
I've done the number magic for me and applied the results to the runes instead tarot cards. It seems in so far reliable as it gave the same character descriptions like the tarot.


My results:

Card/Rune of Karma / Card/Rune of Temper again 5: Raidho

Card/Rune of Growth
14. PERTH - The Rune of Chance, Mystery and Science

Translation
Literal translation is not certain. It is usually taken to be the name of a dice cup, or the name of a game of chance that might employ such a cup.

Meaning
Mystery, chance, a gamble, pot luck. In modern usage - science and technology.

Gemstone: aquamarine
Tree: Aspen
Runic Number: 14
Color: Black
Element: Water
Polarity: Female
Associated gods: Frigg
Astrological Correspondence: Saturn


Characteristics
A gamble, a mystery, an unknown outcome. Mathematical odds. Make the best of your lot. Employ common sense and moderation to succeed.

Spiritually, Perth suggests the disclosure of a secret. It could also refer to pregnancy and birth. Perth is linked with the sensible and moderate enjoyment of sexuality. Because of the mystery surrounding it, common sense and prudence are called for in the interpretation of Perth.

Personal Interpretation
You always have a choice in everything. No-one can upset you, you can only choose to be upset. No-one can exert power over you unless you choose to subject yourself to it. Claim your right to choice. Don’t allow others to compromise your truth or prevent you from doing what you need to do. The only danger here is not to make a choice, to leave things to fate and have no say in your own future.

Reverse
Take no chances - failure is likely. What appears clear-cut hides a deeper meaning. You are tempted to be rash - but do not succumb.


The Rune Poem: Verse XIV Perth
The Peorth is ever the play and laughter
Of proud men . . . .
where warriors sit blithely
Together in the beer-hall.



Card/Rune of Character
TIWAZ - The Warrior's Rune


Translation
The god Tiw (as in Tuesday).

Meaning
Tiw, the god of battles and legislation. Protector of warriors and mariners. Courage, compassion.

Gemstone: Coral
Runic number: 17
Tree: Oak
Plant: Aconite
Element: Air
Polarity: Male
Associated gods: Tiw, obviously!
Astrological Correspondence: Libra


Characteristics
Tactical genius, courage, bravery, dedication, daring. Protection on sea voyages. Negotiating and legislative ability.

Tiwaz is named for the Norse god Tiw, after whom Tuesday is named. Tiw is the Norse equivalent of Zeus or Jupiter. He was the god of war and justice, fair law and regulation, and success through sacrifice. He was courageous, fearless, the master tactician and a consummate diplomat. He allowed a wolf to bite off his right hand in order to bind the wolf's chaotic force and thus protects warriors (both physical & spiritual), the disabled and the left-handed. Tiwaz also represents determination and male sexuality. It symbolizes new challenges and initiations into new understandings.


Personal Interpretation
There is a need for courage now, as your victory is already assured if your heart remains true. Make use of all the skill and wisdom you have acquired so far. Protect your faith, as it will be challenged. But truth, honesty and justice will always win through.

Reverse
Naiveté, shyness. You must overcome a tendency to cowardice. Loss of concentration. Beware of left-handed people.

Converse
Uncover your hidden talents of leadership. One who appears a fool is in fact courageous.

The Rune Poem: Verse XVII Tiwaz
Tiw is a certain sign - it keeps trust well,
With Aethlings, ever on course,
Over the night-fogs,
It never fails.

Hrodnand
Friday, July 3rd, 2009, 02:10 AM
Hmm, the end result is 11. That means my birthrune is Isa, or I should continue and add 1 + 1? Or that only happens if the result is a number higher than 24?

I'm wondering, how are we supposed to read the results? Isa is for ice, cold, freezing, does this mean peoples with Isa as a birth rune are designed to have a cold temperament?

On a sidenote, it says the associated goddess for this rune is Verdandi. ;)



Literal Meaning of "Isa": Ice

Description:

This rune is one of the simplest of all. Where Kenaz was fire, Isa represents the stillness and purity of ice. The elements of 'fire' and 'ice' are two of the most dominant in Norse mythology. The Norse creation myth had the universe created out of the mating of these two materials.



Ice represents the ultimate stillness: A blanket of frozen immobility which seals the land, restricts travel and covers all that is life-giving and fertile. Under it's beautiful and concealing silence the rich earth below is nurtured and prepared for new energy and life.



Ice is representative of the feminine principle in Norse philosophy -- a stillness of contemplation and a preparation for new life: new hope and rebirth. This is the Yang to the Yin of firey Kenaz. Without ice and winter to moisten the fields, the farming and harvest would be impossible. Where Kenaz is fire and agression, Isa is meditative, still and ultimately a creative force.


How to Interpret "Isa"


A time of rest before action. A period of meditation and recharging before action is continued. It may be necessary to stop, take measure and look around in order to further assess a situation, rather to charge forward without direction. When the ice thaws it will retreat from the land and one's direction will become clear.


A time of fertile creation lies ahead. While the pace of forward movement may seem slow and inhibited at this time, the seeds of rebirth are active beneath the surface. The outward appearance of purity and stillness mask an explosion of fertility which lies ready in wait. All things will come in good time, and for now Isa reminds us that we must wait. The long winter is upon us now, but the cycle of seasons moves ever forward.


Also a path of reflection and meditation. Inner calmness must be maintained at this time in order for deeper reflection to occur.


Inverted Meaning::

Isa cannot be inverted.

source (http://www.ifate.com/rune_ex_full/ex11.html)



There are at least a hundred pages discussing the interpretation of various runes and this is just one of them. However, it is recommended to seek a more personal interpretation between the reality of yourself and the particular rune.

Grey
Saturday, July 4th, 2009, 06:08 AM
Mine is Kenaz, and its description is on the first page of this thread.

Mine is actually quite accurate, but I'm curious: what exactly is the source of this particular concept?


My fiancee's is Nauthiz:


The Meaning of the Rune "Nauthiz"
(Applies to the upright position)



Literal Meanings of "Nauthiz": Need, necessity, trouble, constraint



Description:



A vast canyon or icy crevasse exists between one's current position and the position or goal that is desired. One 'needs' to cross this great distance, but how? Passage across this chasm must be secured or a shortage may become worse. A 'need' or 'shortfall' is indicated here in all its forms: Nauthiz is the worker who has done a particular trade for years and finds themselves laid off, their trade obsolete. Nauthiz is the harvest which falls short, unable to provide. Nauthiz is a yearning of the soul which is currently unfulfilled. Nauthiz is a sudden demand which overwhelms one's stores and savings.



Nauthiz indicates a time to retrain, relearn and plan effectively in order to get what is wanted from a particular situation.



Nauthiz is a rune of 'wanting', and it is generally a negative rune since it describes a 'lack' of something. If the reader believes the need referenced by Nauthiz is a constant need, then one's needs should be reevaluated. If the need referenced by this rune is temporary in nature, it may be necessary to take steps to fill it. In general, the rune Nauthiz represents a gap between that which one requires and the capacity that one has to fulfill that requirement.



How to Interpret "Nauthiz"



Is He My Soulmate? Free Love Readings Something is desired or lacking by the querent. Without fulfilling this need, forward motion will be difficult and unpleasant.



Material need or sometimes impoverishment, whether real or imagined may also be described here. The exact meaning of such impoverishment may be different for different people; for one person, poverty may mean one car in the family instead of two. For another, it may mean no food for a week. Whatever the definition, the result is the same: a degradation of life-quality through a shortage of something. Rectifying this situation will requires either diligence and intelligence in order to improve the situation. A managing of one's desires may also be called for.



An alternate meaning of Nauthiz is a purely spiritual yearning for some greater level of enlightenment: a need created by spiritual impoverishment or a withering of the soul. In some cases Nauthiz represents a semi-permanent state of spiritual disatisfaction, or one who is eternally disatisfied despite material and emotional plenty.



It should be noted that while many see Nauthiz as a negative rune, depicting a shortage or a lack of something -- others see Nauthiz as a positive challenge -- a test that must be overcome to achieve the object of one's desire.



Inverted Meaning::



There are those who believe that Nauthiz cannot be reversed -- and others who say that it can. With this particular rune, this decision must be made by the reader based upon the nature of the reading. A possible Inverted Meaning: is as follows: The shortage is at it's worst and the only way from here is up -- bear this in mind during the coming struggles. Strong character is forged through difficult situations like this -- and fortunes made. Some of the most successful and enduring people achieved greatness because they underwent extreme hardships at some point in their lives.


Wow. Pretty bleak. It does match her outlook on life, though.

Löwenherz
Thursday, July 9th, 2009, 08:28 AM
Mannaz.

Hermelin
Thursday, July 9th, 2009, 09:21 AM
Hagalaz

Hierwend
Saturday, July 11th, 2009, 04:05 PM
Ansuz.

ChaosLord
Sunday, July 19th, 2009, 11:53 PM
WUNJO - The Rune of Joy http://www.runemaker.com/images/m-runes/z_wunjo.gif

Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Wunjo
Norse (Viking): Wyn
Old English: Wyn
Other Names/Spellings: Vend, Vin, Uinne, Winja, Wungo,
Wunja, Wunju
Pronunciation: Vun-yoh
http://www.runemaker.com/images/structural/spoken.gif
English Letter Equivalent
W as in wax. V as in van.
Translation
Joy
http://www.runemaker.com/images/gems/wunjo_diamond.gifMeaning
Happiness, light, emotional satisfaction.
Characteristics
Understanding, realisation of ambition, success in romance and good health. Partnerships flourish. New beginnings are blessed with joyfulness. Your eyes are opened to the truth.
Wunjo is linked to a reward, a feeling of goodness and satisfaction, peaceful winning, and ultimate achievement. It contains the idea of everything going well because you are in total harmony with life. Wunjo also implies close co-operation and companionship with other people, because joy is not usually a solitary emotion. When so much of life can be negative, it is important to allow Wunjo’s joy to reach into every part of your life.
http://www.runemaker.com/images/flora/wunjo_ash.gifPersonal Interpretation
Happiness is yours if you are willing to work for it. You must strive for balance and harmony in your life. Always look for solutions rather than dwell on problems. For happiness to last, it must be founded on truth and honesty. Hide from the truth and you hide from true happiness. Seek only what is good and right, and good fortune cannot fail to follow.

Reverse
Misunderstanding. Ambition stalled. Romantic or partnership difficulties. Not a good time for new ventures.
Converse
The truth is hidden from you. Success is elusive - work hard. Imagined love is false. Partnerships under strain through secretive behaviour.
Runic Number: 8http://www.runemaker.com/images/flora/wunjo_flax.gif
Color: Light Blue
Element: Ice (i.e. Water)
Polarity: Male
Associated gods: Odin, Frigg Astrological Correspondence: Leo

Hersir
Monday, July 20th, 2009, 07:18 AM
http://www.runemaker.com/images/m-runes/z_hagalaz.gif

9. Hagalaz

Translation
Hail

Meaning
Weather, damaging natural forces. Disruption. Interference.

Characteristics
The weather is a significant factor. Insure against damage from storm, flood or lightning. Prepare for disruptive influences. A third party interferes with relationships.

Hagalaz represents hail and it’s portent may be likened to an unexpected hailstorm, an elemental disruption of your life. When Hagalaz is linked with other runes, it can suggest limitation, interruption, or delay, and imply a complete change in direction. Hagalaz can also mean suffering, hardship, illness, or injury.

Personal Interpretation
Challenges are occurring in your life. These are not to be feared, but faced. A hailstorm is daunting, but if you catch a hailstone you will see that it is only water, nothing to be feared. So it is with challenges. Fire up your determination, and face the challenges head-on knowing they are just stepping stones on the way to your goal. The greater the challenge, the more you gain by overcoming it.

Reverse
Hagalaz has no reverse

Converse
Hidden dangers from the natural world. Apparently easy tasks hide unexpected dangers. A lover or partner is hiding something.

Runic Number: 9

Color: Light Blue

Element: Ice (i.e. Water)

Polarity: Female

Associated gods: Urd, Heimdall

Astrological Correspondence: Aquarius

The Rune Poem: Verse IX Hagalaz
Hail is the whitest of grain
Whirled from heaven's height,
The wind hurls it in showers
Into water then it turns.

Theodoric
Monday, July 27th, 2009, 05:15 PM
Mine is Kenaz. That could be true as I look passive and calm, but I've got a real fire burning inside. That's like the controlled flame of Kenaz.

þeudiskaz
Monday, July 27th, 2009, 10:15 PM
Isa.

thoughtcrime
Tuesday, July 28th, 2009, 02:12 AM
Okay.
At first I'd have to say that I have a certain distrust towards mysticism, tarot and neo-occultism, so I'm probably a bit biased on this one.

Still: How do you see the christian influence on this "tradition"? Isn't it a bit irritating to have a christian, therefore alien element (the chronology, linking year 0 to the birth of jesus christ) into a pagan germanic ritual? If not, which meaning would the birth of christ bear for germanic mysticism?

I am well aware that even parts of the "original" (It'd be arguable what's original at all, but that's another story) germanic religion/culture, such as the futhark, were subject to or even derived of extra-germanic (supposedly mediterranean) influence and the medieval vikings used the christian chronology too.

Still, isn't the use of christian chronology - practically a sacred part of an alien religion - as a vital part of the ritual's mathematic principle too much of a "spoil" to take it serious even for someone being principially open to tarot?

velvet
Tuesday, July 28th, 2009, 11:25 AM
I am well aware that even parts of the "original" (It'd be arguable what's original at all, but that's another story) germanic religion/culture, such as the futhark, were subject to or even derived of extra-germanic (supposedly mediterranean) influence and the medieval vikings used the christian chronology too.

Well, it is to say that the futhark is older than the back-flowing mediterranean influence (the similarity between f.e. greek letters and old Frisian is just striking, and it clearly was a north to south cultural flow). The calendar, an even more exact one than the Roman f.e., is a north Germanic invention too and it is basically that what we use today.


Still, isn't the use of christian chronology - practically a sacred part of an alien religion - as a vital part of the ritual's mathematic principle too much of a "spoil" to take it serious even for someone being principially open to tarot?

The chronology does not play the big part that you put into it. The calendar is linked to astronomy, so it actually is not that important when the counting starts.
Yet, the birthyear is still in accordance with the changing of the ages (into Fish, hense the christian fish symbol) which will end in 2012. Whatever you do with the calender doesnt matter that much as long as it is still valid within the wider frame of the ages and astronomy and the constellations. Since it is, it really is a quite unimportant detail ;)

The letter-digit correlations are older than christianity too, and they are quite universal. The numbers have basically the same mystical meaning in Hinduism, Judaism, Celtic and Germanic Paganism, ancient Egypt and even for Mayas and Amerindian mystics. Obviously it is part of the universal wisdom.

And although Tarot is a quite new thing (17th or 18th century), its underlying structure and system is the very same like in the pagan traditions of the Staves, the Runes, the egypt Hieroglyphs etc. In ancient times characters had, in all traditions, more than just the phoenetical meaning, they represented a number, a letter, a symbol/element, and a concept/abstraction. This four-folded meaning is present in the Tarot, so the mistrust is not really justified (as long as you stick to the ones that care about that, there are some out there which doesnt).

You should rather mistrust the people who (mis)use that to do some nonsense like future telling with them ;)

Adalheid Friunt
Tuesday, July 28th, 2009, 10:48 PM
Mine is Nauthiz.


Literal Meanings of "Nauthiz": Need, necessity, trouble, constraint

Description:

A vast canyon or icy crevasse exists between one's current position and the position or goal that is desired. One 'needs' to cross this great distance, but how? Passage across this chasm must be secured or a shortage may become worse. A 'need' or 'shortfall' is indicated here in all its forms: Nauthiz is the worker who has done a particular trade for years and finds themselves laid off, their trade obsolete. Nauthiz is the harvest which falls short, unable to provide. Nauthiz is a yearning of the soul which is currently unfulfilled. Nauthiz is a sudden demand which overwhelms one's stores and savings.

Nauthiz indicates a time to retrain, relearn and plan effectively in order to get what is wanted from a particular situation.

Nauthiz is a rune of 'wanting', and it is generally a negative rune since it describes a 'lack' of something. If the reader believes the need referenced by Nauthiz is a constant need, then one's needs should be reevaluated. If the need referenced by this rune is temporary in nature, it may be necessary to take steps to fill it. In general, the rune Nauthiz represents a gap between that which one requires and the capacity that one has to fulfill that requirement.


How to Interpret "Nauthiz"

Is He My Soulmate? Free Love Readings Something is desired or lacking by the querent. Without fulfilling this need, forward motion will be difficult and unpleasant.

Material need or sometimes impoverishment, whether real or imagined may also be described here. The exact meaning of such impoverishment may be different for different people; for one person, poverty may mean one car in the family instead of two. For another, it may mean no food for a week. Whatever the definition, the result is the same: a degradation of life-quality through a shortage of something. Rectifying this situation will requires either diligence and intelligence in order to improve the situation. A managing of one's desires may also be called for.

An alternate meaning of Nauthiz is a purely spiritual yearning for some greater level of enlightenment: a need created by spiritual impoverishment or a withering of the soul. In some cases Nauthiz represents a semi-permanent state of spiritual disatisfaction, or one who is eternally disatisfied despite material and emotional plenty.

It should be noted that while many see Nauthiz as a negative rune, depicting a shortage or a lack of something -- others see Nauthiz as a positive challenge -- a test that must be overcome to achieve the object of one's desire.


Inverted Meaning::

There are those who believe that Nauthiz cannot be reversed -- and others who say that it can. With this particular rune, this decision must be made by the reader based upon the nature of the reading. A possible Inverted Meaning: is as follows: The shortage is at it's worst and the only way from here is up -- bear this in mind during the coming struggles. Strong character is forged through difficult situations like this -- and fortunes made. Some of the most successful and enduring people achieved greatness because they underwent extreme hardships at some point in their lives.

AsaGurmla
Saturday, August 1st, 2009, 02:22 PM
Mine is Isa from 11. I find it almost madingly unsurprising because I am born in the stead of Ydallir ruled by UllR.

Though instead of a period of only waiting I see it as a path of forming maybe sometimes slow other times fast (slippery perhaps) it's one of consolidating, even something visionary. That fits with 11 as in the western numerology method 11 is one of the numbers not reduced by addition even though others are.

This is a good thread it's good to see people resonding and sharing about their Rune selfs.

Freigeistige
Saturday, August 1st, 2009, 05:45 PM
Wunjo - The Rune of Joy

http://www.mysticgames.com/images/runes/Wunjo.jpg

Cutely enough, my middle name is Joy. :D

þeudiskaz
Saturday, August 1st, 2009, 06:07 PM
Wunjo - The Rune of Joy

http://www.mysticgames.com/images/runes/Wunjo.jpg

Cutely enough, my middle name is Joy. :D

:thumbsup

After this, how could anyone doubt their validity? ;)

thoughtcrime
Sunday, August 2nd, 2009, 05:02 PM
Well, it is to say that the futhark is older than the back-flowing mediterranean influence

That's an interesting thesis, but: Which evidences do exist into that direction? The scandinavian studies' scientific mainstream does agree that the north european alphabetical system derived from either the north etruscian or the roman one. There is another thesis linking the futhark back to the greek alphabet, but it's seen (at least at my university) as very unlikely and widely disproved. Your thesis of the nordic alphabets being the "mother" of the south european systems seems not to be in play at all yet...


The chronology does not play the big part that you put into it. The calendar is linked to astronomy, so it actually is not that important when the counting starts.
Yet, the birthyear is still in accordance with the changing of the ages (into Fish, hense the christian fish symbol) which will end in 2012. Whatever you do with the calender doesnt matter that much as long as it is still valid within the wider frame of the ages and astronomy and the constellations. Since it is, it really is a quite unimportant detail

Still, when I use another calendar (not the christian one), I'll get a different birthrune. How is this an "unimportant detail"?


You should rather mistrust the people who (mis)use that to do some nonsense like future telling with them

What does this one set apart from future-telling and the like? How would the date of birth, a man-made mathematical system, affect a human's character? A simple observation like the one I stated with the christian yearcount pretty much suggests its limited use: It's fun, but it's nonsense.


This four-folded meaning is present in the Tarot, so the mistrust is not really justified (as long as you stick to the ones that care about that, there are some out there which doesnt).

Mistrust is always justified as long as there's no serious evidence of the object's "quality". Since I have yet to see statistics proving, or at least suggesting the usefulness of tarot, I mistrust it. What's wrong with that?

Schlosser
Saturday, November 14th, 2009, 01:54 AM
My birth rune is Nauthiz, the rune of need. In truth, i've always felt a lack, need, yearning for something just out of reach. As I see it, none can acchieve greatness without great hardship to overcome, and I shall rise above it!

Ulfvaldr
Saturday, November 14th, 2009, 03:10 AM
Aparently for me its gebo

Penda Seaxwulf
Saturday, November 21st, 2009, 07:42 PM
Uruz :thumbup

Martruna
Wednesday, November 25th, 2009, 09:40 PM
“Ice only appears to stop a river’s flow.”

Isa - “Iss-ah” – Literally: “Ice” – Esoteric: Stasis, Stillness

Rune of concentration of things in a static or frozen state. Rune of stillness and the Ego-Self.

Psi: mental faculties, focus, ego

Energy: stillness, contraction, stasis

Mundane: cold, self-preservation, harsh reality

Divinations: Concentrated self, ego-consciousness, self-control, unity of being; or egomania, dullness, blindness, dissipation, immobility, self-centeredness, lack of change, psychopathy.

Governs:
Development of concentration, will and focus
Constriction, halting of unwanted dynamic forces as an act of self-defense
Basic ego integration within a balanced multiversal system
Power of control and constraint over other wights (entities).
Control of emotional outbursts of those around you
Focus of the will into single-minded action
Personal survival through concentrated effort

Nice! It really fits me :)

Reshki
Thursday, December 31st, 2009, 07:50 PM
Ingwaz

littleicebear
Monday, March 29th, 2010, 07:36 AM
My Birth Rune is Ansuz:)

Ansuz is the rune of Odin -- most powerful of all the gods in Norse mythology. Odin is the All-Father and Norse god of wisdom. Odin brought the wisdom of the runes to mankind through his self-sacrifice at the base of the World Tree. Odin, much like Prometheus of Greek myth, has brought back something sacred and divine to the world of Man. He takes an active interest in the affairs of Man and tries to guide humanity through their trials. Ansuz is also, by virtue of being Odin's rune, a signifier of all forms of creativity, drawing, music, and fine arts.

suz may also reference a highly creative person, or a creative solution to a long-standing problem.

Ansuz can also represent a spiritual teacher or leader, such as a priest, that will act as a guide for the individual on their spiritual and emotional journey. To many, Ansuz is seen literally as the communication method of the word of the divine -- it is Odin's Stave, or wand. A message of guidance, creation and growth.

Inverted Meaning::

The authority figures seemingly impede progress -- although this is likely only a perception. The appearance of this rune inverted suggests a resistance to genuine assistance. Perhaps someone is not recognizing help when it is offered. Don't bite the hand that feeds and guides. There is wisdom in your immediate circle of contacts -- but first it must be invited and accepted.:thumbsup

BlueEyedBeast
Friday, April 23rd, 2010, 02:10 AM
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/SpecialKay_85/Nauthiz.png

Alternative Names;
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Naudiz
Norse (Viking): Naudr, Nauthiz
Old English: Nyd
Other Names/Spellings: Naud, Naudhr, Naudir, Naudth, Nauths, Nied, Noicz
Pronunciation: Now-dthiz

English Letter Equivalent
N as in now.

Translation
Need, extremity.

Meaning
Need, want, craving. demand, deprivation, compulsion, desire.

Characteristics;
Control your emotions. Do not give in to cravings. Your health is at risk especially from dietary aberrations. Ensure your love is not misplaced. Beware extraordinary demands on your time or generosity.

Naudiz represents need, hardship, or adversity. Luckily, it includes the perseverance to endure, and reserves of inner strength. It counsels patience. However unpleasant the hardship it is a learning experience that will ultimately benefit you. Naudiz can also warn against taking a risky path. In conjunction with other runes, Naudiz tends to have a delaying influence.

Personal Interpretation;
You are getting exactly what you need right now to make the best progress on your spiritual path. It may appear to be the very opposite of what you want, but this state is not permanent, it is merely a series of lessons that must be learnt so that you can make the transition from negative to positive.

Accept your past, keep your mind fixed on your goal, and learn from your present situation. The past is just a memory, the future just a dream, the present is where the action is, the only place you have influence.

Reverse
Naudiz reversed is not obvious - be careful. A sufficiency, something unwanted, or superfluous. Have more fun with your food. Give freely of your emotions.

Converse
Your desires have hidden dangers. Demands may be misleading. Someone secretly admires you.

Runic Number: 10

Color: Black

Element: Fire

Polarity: Female

Associated gods: Skuld

Astrological Correspondence: Capricorn

The Rune Poem: Verse X Naudiz;
Hardship lies heavy on the heart
Yet oft to the children of men
It becomes nonetheless a help and a healing,
If they heed it in time.

Roemertreu
Monday, August 30th, 2010, 02:36 AM
Mine is GEBO

The Rune Poem: Verse VII Gebo
Generosity in men is to honour and praise
And dignity a prop;
And for every wrack,
Riches and substance, who has naught else.

Rune Sumar
Tuesday, November 9th, 2010, 04:50 PM
My birthrune is Nauthiz:

Literal Meanings of "Nauthiz": Need, necessity, trouble, constraint

Description:

A vast canyon or icy crevasse exists between one's current position and the position or goal that is desired. One 'needs' to cross this great distance, but how? Passage across this chasm must be secured or a shortage may become worse. A 'need' or 'shortfall' is indicated here in all its forms: Nauthiz is the worker who has done a particular trade for years and finds themselves laid off, their trade obsolete. Nauthiz is the harvest which falls short, unable to provide. Nauthiz is a yearning of the soul which is currently unfulfilled. Nauthiz is a sudden demand which overwhelms one's stores and savings.

Nauthiz indicates a time to retrain, relearn and plan effectively in order to get what is wanted from a particular situation.

Nauthiz is a rune of 'wanting', and it is generally a negative rune since it describes a 'lack' of something. If the reader believes the need referenced by Nauthiz is a constant need, then one's needs should be reevaluated. If the need referenced by this rune is temporary in nature, it may be necessary to take steps to fill it. In general, the rune Nauthiz represents a gap between that which one requires and the capacity that one has to fulfill that requirement.

How to Interpret "Nauthiz"

Something is desired or lacking by the querent. Without fulfilling this need, forward motion will be difficult and unpleasant.

Material need or sometimes impoverishment, whether real or imagined may also be described here. The exact meaning of such impoverishment may be different for different people; for one person, poverty may mean one car in the family instead of two. For another, it may mean no food for a week. Whatever the definition, the result is the same: a degradation of life-quality through a shortage of something. Rectifying this situation will requires either diligence and intelligence in order to improve the situation. A managing of one's desires may also be called for.

An alternate meaning of Nauthiz is a purely spiritual yearning for some greater level of enlightenment: a need created by spiritual impoverishment or a withering of the soul. In some cases Nauthiz represents a semi-permanent state of spiritual disatisfaction, or one who is eternally disatisfied despite material and emotional plenty.

It should be noted that while many see Nauthiz as a negative rune, depicting a shortage or a lack of something -- others see Nauthiz as a positive challenge -- a test that must be overcome to achieve the object of one's desire.

Inverted Meaning::

There are those who believe that Nauthiz cannot be reversed -- and others who say that it can. With this particular rune, this decision must be made by the reader based upon the nature of the reading. A possible Inverted Meaning: is as follows: The shortage is at it's worst and the only way from here is up -- bear this in mind during the coming struggles. Strong character is forged through difficult situations like this -- and fortunes made. Some of the most successful and enduring people achieved greatness because they underwent extreme hardships at some point in their lives.

blackbird
Sunday, November 21st, 2010, 08:20 PM
Inspired from:

Hi there,thanks for laying out your number,we have the same number.So at least I know more about myself.




Mine is Thurisaz

http://www.gnosticrob.com/images/21Thurisaz.gif


Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Thurisaz
Norse (Viking): Thurs
Old English: Thorn
Other Names/Spellings: Thuith, Thurisa, Thurisar,
Thorunisaz, Thyth

Pronunciation: Thoor-ee-sawz

Translation:
Giant, monster, devil. A thorn. The god Thor, or his hammer Mjöllnir.


Characteristics:
Threats from persons of power or position. Resist temptations which offer reward through dishonesty or trickery. Heed the omen of dishonour or physical harm.

The energy of Thurisaz can be used for good or for chaos. It represents the forces of the human psyche, including anger and lust. The thorn is a symbolic weapon. It can pierce, stab or tear. But it can also be protective, like a thorny hedge. Thurisaz may also signify a stroke of luck, but is more often a warning that your luck is running out.


Runic Number: 3

Color: Bright Red

Element: Fire

Polarity: Male

Associated gods: Thor

Astrological Correspondence: Mars


source (http://www.runemaker.com/futhark/thurisaz.shtml)



How to Interpret "Thurisaz"


Thurisaz is the sacrifice that one must make in order to make progress in life. It is the very essence of discipline. This rune references the pain that must be endured for the reward that lies at its end. It may be likened to a long period of study that lies before the start of a satisfying career. A painful lesson learned. Monetary hardship, a temporary separation, or anything that requires a personal sacrifice to "get through" to the other side of the situation.


Thursiaz represents harsh outside forces which stand in opposition -- particularly natural forces or forces on a larger scale.


On the positive side, Thurisaz also signifies discipline and the necessity of change: Things that are happening are meant to happen. They are part of the grand cycle of life and nature. Those things that we are forced to endure will pave the way for good things in the future.


source (http://www.ifate.com/rune_ex_full/ex3.html)

Thorolf
Sunday, November 21st, 2010, 08:57 PM
Kenaz

Guntwachar
Sunday, November 21st, 2010, 09:06 PM
Hagalaz is my birth rune.

Source 1 (mcockayne.wordpress.com/2008/10/) tells me that Hagalaz is the Wrath of Nature, Destruction, Uncontrolled Weather.

And then there's
Source2: (www.y2012.de/fragments/runes.html)

http://www.y2012.de/ownpic/runes/silver/s09_hagalaz2.jpg

http://www.y2012.de/ownpic/runes/silver/s09_hagalaz.jpg

Other names: Hagal, Hagall, Hag, Haal, Hagl, Haegl, Halga, Lalga, Galga, Gilg ; Hag-All, All-Hag (All: everything, outer space ; Hag: a protected place, home)
Phonetic: H (hw)
Meaning of name: primodial ice-egg, primodial cosmic semen of life, Structures and archetypical patterns
Pictorial: primoridal/archetypical shape of a snowflake
Nineth rune of the elder futhark


Meaning: the cosmic egg (entire potential paradigma of the multiverse, the egg of manifestation) - surrounding, enclosing and including the All, the Everything, the cosmos ; the cryst-al(l), "Krist-All / All-Krist" (Krist = frame/framework) ; primordial, eternal and ever-coming re-union of cosmic Fire and Ice as the energizing and effervescent cosmic semen, the hail- (Heil-) egg ; the cross(ing) worlds, the tree of worlds (also see Eihwaz) ; smybol for the creator/constructor of the worlds ; the cosmic pattern(s), the cosmic frame(work) ; eternal cosmic harmony ; completion, perfection (already present as a potential in the very first semen or egg) ; fusion, union ; protection, harmony, 'Heil' (=salvation, well-being) ; hail, hail storm, violent weather ; destruction (destructive powers aimed at change/transformation) ; combination and amalgamation of opposing/antagonizing forces in 'all that is' (Hag-All/All-Hag) ; wisdom ; power of transformation, evolution following a pattern and within a frame of existence, changing from one shape to the other step by step ; hail, hoe, heel, hedge, hag, heal, 'Heil', 'Hexe' (= witch); mother of runes ; rune with equally strong destructive, protective and transformative powers ; rune of worlds (with matter and mind -> ' X ' Gebo) ; + = androgyn, life and death, one with God ; + = man(kind) and the world being one ; + = matter and mind as one ; Hel, the underworld, the realm of the dead (and with this: the subconsciousness) ; also symbol of Wal-hall in some contexts ; the Nornir, esp. Urd (and with this: powers from the past)
Magic: very powerful protection ; perfection and balance of powers ; mystic and divine exeriences and knowledge ; attaining wisdom ; gaining spiritual powers ; gaining a feeling for the connection and unity with the powers of the universe, a feeling (and reality) of being protected and cared for ; becoming aware of the divine within and around us ; creating/gaining/projecting harmony and 'Heil' ; working towards evolution and evolvement ; enhancing the working of epiphysis, sympathetic nervous system and solarplexus ; protecting the home, oneself or others from fire and destruction.

Same here:thumbup

Þoreiðar
Sunday, November 21st, 2010, 09:14 PM
Very interesting thread! Neat idea. What is the reliability of the source stating this is how it was calculated?None, taking in consideration it's calculation is based on a Roman calendar and the supposed birth year of some Jew.

Gugnir
Sunday, January 30th, 2011, 10:46 PM
Shouldn't we be using the Runic Era year when dealing with Runic, well, birth Runes?

Using the Runic Era (year CE + 250), my rune is Ansuz. Using the year CE, it's Kenaz. I'm going with Ansuz because it's done by the Runic year. However, I've never heard of "birth Runes" before, and would just as soon stick to the signs of the Zodiac. I read the description for my sign (Aquarius) on an astrology site, and it fit me basically to a T, so I see no reason to deviate from that.

Interesting, though. Thanks for sharing. :)

-Gugnir

Sigurd
Monday, January 31st, 2011, 12:33 PM
Using the Common Era date, I get Ansuz: 4+10+1988=2002, 2+0+0+2= 4
Using the Runic Era date I get Isa: 4+10+2238=2252, 2+2+5+2=11

I choose to go with Ansuz, despite being calculated by CE, as it represents me in my eternal stride for knowledge and wisdom much better. On the other hand, Isa represents my calm, rational approach to many things; that is sometimes over-rational. :)

Wotansthrone
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011, 07:50 AM
Common Era: Wunjo meaning joy or happiness. Battles against discouragement.

Runic Era: Algiz symbolizes life and offers protection.

Longbeard
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011, 08:08 AM
None, taking in consideration it's calculation is based on a Roman calendar and the supposed birth year of some Jew.

my thoughts exactly :~(

Naglfari
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011, 03:11 PM
Kenaz (Kauno) based upon Runic era dating.

Meaning
Heat, light, enlightenment. Possibly mistaken: burning. an opening, ulcer or injury and thus mental anguish.

Characteristics
Kauno's main significance is related to fire, light, warmth, enlightenment and knowledge. It sheds light on the path, dispels the dark shadows of ignorance, and helps us to see with true discernment. It suggests that understanding must lead to action, and light in the darkness implies spiritual illumination. Kauno also represents the natural warmth and companionship of the home fire and thus, good health.

asatrur
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011, 04:33 PM
I am confused on the whole math thing.
If I use Runic era, I get Algiz based on this
14+4+2238=2256
2+2+5+6=15
If I use CE, I get, which is where I am confused on how to make the sum smaller than 25. Ideas?
14+4+1971=1989
1+9+8+9=27

wittwer
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011, 07:32 PM
Well... that was fun! According to the method of calculation, my birthrune becomes the the tenth Rune "Nauthiz". And from the interpretation of the Rune Poem, verse 10 the following is divined:

Hardship falls heavy on the heart
Yet, it can be a blessing
If its lessons can be learned

And so, the meaning is:

Conciousness is the Necessity
and from Nietzsche, "that which does not destroy me makes me stronger".

Observe my avatar... ;)

Radulfr
Sunday, July 31st, 2011, 08:53 AM
By using the Rune Era instead of the regular CE Era one estimates a different birth rune. This all is obtained by using the regular Futhark variant.
If you use the Uthark, then again one will get a completly different birth rune.
I am of the opinion that all runes contains different aspects of your Self since they have several meaning which can be applied to your development throughout your life/journey.

Lone Rebel
Sunday, July 31st, 2011, 04:45 PM
Inspired from:






Mine is Thurisaz

http://www.gnosticrob.com/images/21Thurisaz.gif


Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Thurisaz
Norse (Viking): Thurs
Old English: Thorn
Other Names/Spellings: Thuith, Thurisa, Thurisar,
Thorunisaz, Thyth

Pronunciation: Thoor-ee-sawz

Translation:
Giant, monster, devil. A thorn. The god Thor, or his hammer Mjöllnir.


Characteristics:
Threats from persons of power or position. Resist temptations which offer reward through dishonesty or trickery. Heed the omen of dishonour or physical harm.

The energy of Thurisaz can be used for good or for chaos. It represents the forces of the human psyche, including anger and lust. The thorn is a symbolic weapon. It can pierce, stab or tear. But it can also be protective, like a thorny hedge. Thurisaz may also signify a stroke of luck, but is more often a warning that your luck is running out.


Runic Number: 3

Color: Bright Red

Element: Fire

Polarity: Male

Associated gods: Thor

Astrological Correspondence: Mars


source (http://www.runemaker.com/futhark/thurisaz.shtml)



How to Interpret "Thurisaz"


Thurisaz is the sacrifice that one must make in order to make progress in life. It is the very essence of discipline. This rune references the pain that must be endured for the reward that lies at its end. It may be likened to a long period of study that lies before the start of a satisfying career. A painful lesson learned. Monetary hardship, a temporary separation, or anything that requires a personal sacrifice to "get through" to the other side of the situation.


Thursiaz represents harsh outside forces which stand in opposition -- particularly natural forces or forces on a larger scale.


On the positive side, Thurisaz also signifies discipline and the necessity of change: Things that are happening are meant to happen. They are part of the grand cycle of life and nature. Those things that we are forced to endure will pave the way for good things in the future.


source (http://www.ifate.com/rune_ex_full/ex3.html)

Mine is the same as this one...I am going to do my kids and wife next.:thumbup

Hagendorf
Saturday, September 10th, 2011, 06:42 PM
Nauthiz.

"Need and want are not the same thing - this rune encourages us to remember that fact. Only when we are fighting for our very survival are we likely to understand the things we truly need."

The description do fit me :thumbup

Primus
Saturday, September 10th, 2011, 07:18 PM
Raidho.

http://runesecrets.com/rune-meanings/raidho


“The journey is the destination.”

Raidho – “Ride-ho” – Literally: “Ride” or “Wagon” – Esoteric: Journey

Key Concepts: the journey of Life, stories, heroism, means of transportation, right action, movement, motion, taking charge, being in control, initiative, adventure, decision-making, direction, counsel, the right path, the inner compass, leadership, kingship, nobility held by merit, moral responsibility, integrity, respect for the rights of others, innate knowledge of right and wrong, celestial procession, rituals

Psi: the story ‘form’ in the psyche, freedom from imprisonment, self-mastery

Energy: cosmic cyclical law, rhythm, presence (active)

Mundane: street-smarts, common sense, travel, movement, taking action

Divinations: Rationality, sound advice, action, justice, ordered growth, journey; or crisis, rigidity, stasis, injustice, irrationality, control freak, hypocrisy, wrongful imprisonment, restlessness.

Governs:
Living in the present
Access to “inner advice” and our inner compass, following the heart
Movement within one’s natural limits
Blending with personal and world rhythms, consciousness of right and natural processes
Mastery of circumstance and control of situations, taking the lead
Establishment of creative rhythm in activities
Protection while traveling
Decision-making followed by immediate action

Frostbite
Saturday, September 10th, 2011, 11:16 PM
Mine is Kenaz.

Granraude
Saturday, September 10th, 2011, 11:44 PM
I get different runes according to the different systems/Futharks, so I really don't buy into the "birthrune" deal.

As Þoreiðar put it:


None, taking in consideration it's calculation is based on a Roman calendar and the supposed birth year of some Jew.

Feyn
Friday, September 30th, 2011, 10:24 AM
I do believe that your birthdate does indeed play a role and influences you. But this system here cant work as you discribe it. The problem is that back in the days of our forfathers germanics had a different calendar. So doing that with our modern day calendar wont work. You would have to use a different calendar, an old germanic one. I am not sure exactly what kind of calendar they used.
We do know they had a pretty extensive knowledge of astronomy though, after all their most important holy days needed to be dated exact. We know they where pretty good at that. Proove of that are stonehenge and woodhenge, the nebra disc and other archaeological findings less well known.

You are correct about the meaning of numbers to our forfathers. Numbers where very important, and very powerfull. I have started to study that a bit, but i am not too far yet. for example 3 is a very important number, you have mentioned a few examples allready : 3 ur-gods etc. Let me give you a little more. You have 24 runes, the sum of the digits is 6=2*3, 2 being another important number. Afaik 2 and 3 are the most important numebrs in germanic numerology. lets take another important number : 9= 3+3+3 oder 3*3. You have named 9 worlds as an example. Accroding to mythology odin suffered for 9 days to get the runes.
Another interesting number is the 27= 9(3*3)*3 or 3^3 and also the sum of its digits is 9. No matter what you do with the number you allways get 3´s. Numbers that contain such an important number in so many different ways where considered very powerfull, but you had to be carefull, some where also considered very dangerous, afaik 27 wasnt one of them thoug.
The rune associated with the 3 was thurisaz standig for giant power and chaos, its associated with THOR and also with fire, the oak, the colour red. Its a very dualistic rune containing the disctructive power of the giants and the protecting power of their mortal enemy THOR.
I hope that helped a bit shed light on numerology.

OutlawsnUnderdogs
Friday, September 30th, 2011, 05:48 PM
The German Runic Calender is different from the modern calender. The German Runic calender starts the new year with the first full moon after the winter solstice. There are 13 months in the german calender corresponding to the 13 moons of the year. The German Runic calender was broken into 52 weeks of 7 days.

I looked up some sites if anyone wants a more accurate rune reading according the actual system these runes were designed to work with.

This will give you the phases of the moon in the year that you were born, the first day of that year will be the first full moon.

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/MoonPhase.php
phases of the moon in past

This site will you give the calender of the year you were born, count the number of days from the first full moon to your birth date and divide by 28, this will give you the number of months, then take the left over decimal and multiply it x 28 and this will give you the days left over above that month number.

http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/?year=1969&country=1
past calenders

I don't where you guys were getting the runes from so I had to look that up, here is a site that has them.

http://www.sunnyway.com/runes/meanings.html

Here is an article on the runic calender if anyone is interested.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runic_calendar

My rune sign calculates out to... Othala

Othala: (O: Ancestral property.) Inherited property or possessions, a house, a home. What is truly important to one. Group order, group prosperity. Land of birth, spiritual heritage, experience and fundamental values. Aid in spiritual and physical journeys. Source of safety, increase and abundance.

The inverse would be:
Othala Reversed or Merkstave: Lack of customary order, totalitarianism, slavery, poverty, homelessness. Bad karma, prejudice, clannishness, provincialism. What a man is bound to.

Kind of cool having looked this up, I learned I was concieved on or close to the winter soltice, not important but interesting.

Cool thread....thanks

Dead Eye
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011, 09:14 PM
I've never heard of this before but it was fun.

Anyway,my birthrune is Kenaz.No need for description as its already been posted numerous times.

Barreldriver
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012, 05:27 PM
Me thinks I'll give this ago. Naturally as someone of Anglo lineage the Anglo-Saxon runes are those relevant to myself.

I was born 340 days from the first full moon in the year 1989. So I was born 11 months and 6 days from the start of the pre-Christian year for an altered birthdate of 11-6-1989. 11+6+1989 = 2006, 2+0+0+6 = 8, the 8th rune is wynn.

Wynn/Wunjo:

http://runesecrets.com/rune-meanings/wunjo


Wunjo – “Won-joe” – Literally: “Joy” – Esoteric: Hope, Harmony, Perfection

Key Concepts: joy, perfection, the art of correct wishing, correct application of the will, well-being, contentment, hope, expectation, relationship, family, bonding, trusted kinsfolk, shared ideals or aims, group harmony, symbols of shared identity, optimism, cooperative effort, like-mindedness, friendship

Psi: contentment, optimism, like-mindedness, wishful thinking, shared identity

Energy: harmony of like forces, effortless ease, fellowship, fulfillment, wishing, genuine friendship,

Mundane: parties, friendship, family, community

Divinations: Joy, harmony, fellowship, accomplishment, prosperity; or stultification, sorrow, strife, alienation, warns of caution, blindness to danger, deception, betrayal.

Governs:
Strengthens links and bonds
Invocation of fellowship and harmony.
Banishes alienation and other inharmonious impediments to trust
Creating joy through the use of true will
Realization of the link and multiplicity of relationship of all things
The art of correct wishing, ‘law of attraction’




Alternate interpretation:
http://www.sunnyway.com/runes/meanings.html


Joy, comfort, pleasure. Fellowship, harmony, prosperity. Ecstasy, glory, spiritual reward, but also the possibility of going "over the top". If restrained, the meaning is general success and recognition of worth. Wunjo Reversed or Merkstave: Stultification, sorrow, strife, alienation. Delirium, intoxication, possession by higher forces, impractical enthusiasm. Raging frenzy, berzerker.

In the Anglo-Saxon poem:

Wodening -
Wynn (Joy) one uses and enjoys · that knows little (of) want
Sores and sorrows · and himself has
prosperity and bliss · and fortress enough

Dickins -
Bliss he enjoys who knows not suffering, sorrow nor anxiety,
and has prosperity and happiness and a good enough house.

Thorsson -

[Joy] is had
by the one who knows few troubles
pains and sorrows,
and to him who himself has
power and blessedness,
and a good enough house.

raedwald
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012, 05:59 PM
I have a few favourite runes and like to think some of them our my birth runes, Uruz, Ansuz, Raidho, Wunjo, Hagalaz, Eihwaz, Sowilo, Berkano, Ehwaz, & Othala...

Karpaten Befreier
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012, 06:25 PM
How do you find out your birth rune?

Bearkinder
Monday, May 7th, 2012, 01:30 AM
Apparently, I am a mathematical anomaly.

I did this using the Gregorian calendar, the runic calendar (including the runic year), and the runic calendar using the Gregorian year (like a poster above).

I also had a numerological workup done for me a few months ago.

All came up a 4.

So I guess Ansuz is it.

http://runesecrets.com/img/ansuz-100x100.gif

Ansuz - “Anne – suhz” – Literally: “Woden” – Esoteric: “Breath” or “Ancestral Sovereign God”

Key Concepts: order, gods, Odin, transmission of intelligence, communication, reason, inspiration, language, breath, sound, origins of language, the Voice of the Universe, spellsong, casting, chanting, ancestors, passing of the breath along the ancestral line, evolution of gods, speech, poetry, discussion of runes, memetics, semiotics, etymology, linguistics.

Psi: mental stability, communion, inspiration, listening

Energy: sovereign ancestral god, animating spirit, breath, communication, exploration, order, answers

Mundane: words, conversation, symbols, elders, music

Divinations: Divine inspiration, word-power, synthesis, transformation, intellect, open paths of communication; or misunderstanding, delusion, manipulation by others, boredom, bad advice

Governs:
All powers of naming and conceptualization
Convincing and magnetic speech and writing, and the power of suggestion and hypnosis
Acquisition of creative wisdom, inspiration, ecstasy and divine communication
Reason, analysis and good advice
Connecting and networking
Listening to oneself and one’s own particular inner-voice

Hrodebert
Saturday, June 9th, 2012, 03:54 AM
First I get Nauthiz.. Quite revealing, yet very depressing for me personally, if I might say. Not the light at the end of the tunnel I was hoping for.. :~(

But then I tried to calculate it going by the Germanic Rune calendar, and got the Wunjo rune. Polar opposites. Weird. ;)

Angus
Saturday, June 9th, 2012, 06:37 AM
Mine is Uruz.


http://runesecrets.com/img/uruz-100x100.gif

Key Concepts: life force, physical health, courage, organic structure, manifestation, formation, healing, vigor, endurance

Psi: determination, persistence, freedom, courage, will, territoriality, independence

Energy: Vital formative force, archetypal patterning, raw primal power, survival, healing, endurance, manifestation, organic structuring

Mundane: physical health, stamina

Divinations: Strength, constancy, vitality, tenacity, pattern, luck, health, pragmatic knowledge, understanding; or weakness, obsession, misdirected force, inconstancy, sickness, ignorance, uncontrolled rage, insensitivity, brutality

Governs:
-Shaping and forcing fortunate circumstances creatively through will and inspiration
-Self-healing and maintenance of good mental and physical health
-Assertion of home ground, personal space, independence and freedom
-Strength and tenacity, courage, persistence against all odds
-Ability to control aggression and take responsibility
-Rites of passage, especially into adulthood