material that follows must be regarded as a basic alphabet from which
sentences will be formed. Until all this basic data is thoroughly known
there can be no insights or intuitions from an inner manipulation of the
meanings here listed. Insights based on a THOROUGH mastery of these basics
can with confidence be allowed to enrich the hoard from which you draw
MEANINGS OF THE RUNES
divinatory meanings given here are to be considered as a bare skeleton
to be fleshed out by the work and intuitions of the student. One skilled
in the Tarot will find that a consideration of the correspondences with
the major arcana will help to gain insights into the forces associated
with Rune divination, A Cabbalist will find it useful to fit the Runes
onto a hexagon with the FA-IS axis vertical. The correspondence of the
three verticals of the hexagon with the pillars of the Tree will prove
practitioner who uses crystals will be astonished at the increase in perceptions
brought about by an alliance of the Runes with the crystals. There are
notes on this matter in the Appendix because many people are familiar
with crystal work. The hexagonal cross section of quartz and the fact
that all of the 18 Sacred Futhork Runes are derived from the geometry
of the hexagon is the basis of an enormous increase in crystal power when
it is associated with Rune images.
one without any previous knowledge of other systems the Runes will speak
clearly and succinctly. There is no limit to the intuitions available
to one who reads the Runes with pure motives.
Meaning: Changes, new beginnings, growth, change of residence, travel,
animals, movable possessions, fire,
Esoteric Meaning; Original fire. creative father principle, guidance,
Potential Negative Trends; Set-backs, failures, destruction, blockage.
Meaning: That which is permanent, that which lasts, good fortune, money,
physician, medical help, healing powers.
Esoteric Meaning: Original cause, origin, root of all cosmic and material
phenomena, contact with the transcendent, contact with the dead, life
after physical death, Mother- God, Creative Mother Principle.
Potential Negative Trends: Instability, bad influence, disease, ignorance.
Exoteric Meaning: Will to act, setting of goal, power to become.
Esoteric Meaning: Return, new emergence from the apparently old and dried
up, formative power of the seed.
Potential Negative Trends: Demonic influence, damage, deception, perishing,
Exoteric Meaning: Speech, talk, discussion, success as a speaker, mouths
breath which evolves, uterus.
Esoteric Meaning: Idea of that which is given, idea of that which is evolving.
Potential Negative Trends: Ill fortune, failure of the word, negative
suggestions, misuse of knowledge and wisdom.
Exoteric Meaning: Right, order, the judge, advice, salvation, money,
Esoteric Meaning: Original law, that which flows away, religious feeling,
Potential Negative Trends: Injustice, lawlessness, violent act, black
Exoteric Meaning: Art, capability, artist, genius, being favored, that
which is established.
Esoteric Meaning: Female principle of the universe as executive power
of balancing justice,
Potential Negative Trends: Refused procreation, injustice, decay, incapability.
Exoteric Meaning: That which cares for, maintains, preserves, and protects;
that which is motherly; wisdom, harmony salvation, blessing, protects
from hail and fire.
Esoteric Meaning: Eternal change, caring and maintaining principle in
the universe, Higher Self, God in us.
Potential Negative Trends: Exposed to ill fortune, not protected, bad
weather, destruction by storm, hail, and fire.
Exoteric Meaning: That which can not be averted, separation, stress, karmic
debt, karmic need, but with outlook for change of karma, banishing ill
fortune by accepting karma, and cooperating with karmic law.
Esoteric Meaning; The decision of the Norns, karma paid for, cause-effect
Potential Negative Trends: No hope for change, exposed to fate because
of revolt against karmic determination, unavoidable fall and decline,
Exoteric Meaning; Self-conscious ego, positive attitude, activity, will,
self-domination, influence, personal power, magical power, power to banish
Esoteric Meaning; Unity in the universe, duration, magical powers, action
in the cosmos.
Potential Negative Trends: Passivity lack of will, being dominated, medium
and mediumistic activity.
Exoteric Meaning: All that which is beautiful and Sun-like, change to
good, virtues, honor, glory, rewarding work.
Esoteric Meaning: Completion, light, Divine spirit, Sun.
Potential Negative Trends: Ugly, sterility, vice, change for evil, shame,
Exoteric Meaning: Victory, success, gain, successful fight, achieved goal,
Esoteric Meaning: Salvation by light, inspiration, soul.
Potential Negative Trends: Destructive light, lightning, hopeless fight,
defeat, failure, exploitation, blocked soul powers.
Exoteric Meaning: Beginning, creation, excitation, power, success, wisdom,
duties fulfilled, act of concealment and hiding.
Esoteric Meaning: Re-birth into the light life of the soul.
Potential Negative Trends; Perverted beginnings, tarnished beginnings,
falsified knowledge, failures dying.
Potential Negative Trends: Passivity, lack of will, being dominated, medium
and mediumistic activity.
Exoteric Meaning: Becoming, birth, being protected, help in birth, son,
bread, song, fountain, mountains.
Esoteric Meaning: Meaning of life on this planet, in this world.
Potential Negative Trends: Not-becoming, perverted birth, miscarriage,
lost son, bitter bread, death-bed.
Exoteric Meaning: Life, experience, test, temptations by life circumstances,
water, seas, good management.
Esoteric Meaning: Misery as a consequence of tests failed, relations.
Potential Negative Trends: Succumb to temptation, deception by mate, downfall,
Exoteric Meaning: Meaning, Man, increase, masculinity, health, plenty,
Esoteric Meaning: Spirit, truth, God-Man, male principle in cosmos.
Potential Negative Trends: Demonic spirituality, left path, growth through
improper practices, black magic.
Exoteric Meaning: Woman, femininity, desire, sensual love, passion, perfection.
Esoteric Meaning: Woman, mother, chaos from which creation emerges, female
principle in cosmos, God-Woman.
Potential Negative Trends: Perversion, unbounded passion, error, maya,
failures as a result of wrong action.
Exoteric Meaning: Marriage, wedding, partnership, permanent bond, binding
decision, hope, duration, horse.
Esoteric Meaning: Permanence and marriage as a law, unity of ego and YOU,
sister-souls, soul love, God-Man-Woman.
Potential Negative Trends: Mismatch, unlucky love, ego, karma prevents
you from finding your partner.
Exoteric Meaning: Fulfillment, giver, gift, sacred marriage, being ONE
with the sister soul, protection against evil forces.
Esoteric Meaning: God-all, death-life cycle, seeing of the Divine, Being
Potential Negative Trends: Vain desires for fulfillment, hopeless search
for soul mates, god-less-ness.