An explanation of Runes (opens new window)
the third reading, I used another spread from Krasskova’s book. The Double
Chevron spread, which consists of two intertwined “V’s,” helps people to look
into the Well of the Wyrd and uncover any spiritual influences that are in
their lives. In this spread, Runes 6, 7, and 8 intersect Runes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
at Runes 2 and 4. The corner Runes 1, 5, 6, and 8 are the external influences
on the questioner. The interior Runes 2, 3, 4 and 7 are the internal influences
coming from the questioner.
question for the Runes was “Do you have any guidance for me about my brain
injury.” I am at a crossroads on what my direction in life should be now. I
felt the need to consult the Runes about this.
the external influences, I drew (1) Dagaz,
(5) Eihwaz, (6) Perthro and (8) Thurisaz.
(Their traditional meanings are “day,” “horse,” “dice” and “thorn.”) Dagaz said to me to expect rapid change,
and Eihwaz pointed out that the transformation
will come from the Worlds. Perthro
indicated that that source would be the Well of the Wyrd, whilst Thurisaz counseled that this would be a
internal influences were (2) Fehu,
(3) Algiz, (4) Isa and (7) Hagalaz. (Their
meanings are “wealth,” “elk,” “ice” and “hail” respectively.) Fehu told me of the connection from the
Gods, one of which is protection (Algiz).
Isa, to me, represented the dynamic
interactions that are provided by having boundaries. Hagalaz told me again of the descent into the Realms of the Dead.
As I go into those places, I will be protected with gifts from the Gods, which
also includes firm boundaries.
the entirety of the reading, I see that my injury placed me between the Worlds
of the Dead and the Living, where I have a foot in both. My injury has
transformed me and I must embrace it, instead of fighting it. Since public
blogging is now an aspect of my new direction, I can be a voice for all the