Monday, December 2, 2013

Runes 202 - Bind Runes - Dreams and Passion

Following your dreams or engaging in something about which you're passionate, even as a hobby, can be quite challenging, especially if you don't feel supported in the way that you need to be or if you have other responsibilities that require a lot of your time.  Still, we feel such a strong sense of satisfaction and joy when we pursue our dreams and passions that putting in a little extra effort to follow that path, even if it isn't as 'full time' as we'd like, is a worthwhile endeavor.

Because I am doing this right now and I know several other people that are in a similar situation, I did a Norn Cast for following dreams and passion.  Then, I used those Runes to create a bind Rune.  The response was ideal:


Thurisaz represents our past pursuit incredibly well and gives us encouragement to follow this path going forward.  Thurisaz's meaning isn't entirely clear, but what we do know is that it is a powerful Rune and that, when that power is released, it can be very potent.  What this means to me is that, in the past, when we we decided to follow our dreams and engage our passions, we were unleashing that potential.  As we moved forward with it, its potential and power has grown and stabilized.

I love Ingwaz to represent Verdandi, the present.  Ingwaz is the fertility Rune.  It signifies that our hard work is paying off.  Reaching this point, though the path to arriving here has likely been filled with plenty of struggle and challenges, and has not been easy, has laid the ground work for the future - making the present quite fertile.  Not only does this represent our current state, a time that is ripe for our next move, but it acknowledges the effort that we have put in along the way and telling us that those efforts are paying off.  We have worked and struggled (and though we probably complained a lot, loved every minute of it and wouldn't change a thing) and now we are on the cusp of bringing that dream into a greater or more regular role in our lives.

The important thing to remember is that, as we prepare to take that next step on the path to following our dreams and passion, we must step wisely.  Eihwaz, the Yew tree Rune, is a symbol of stability and longevity.  The best way to ensure both of these traits is to step wisely down our path.  Be strategic.  However, there is a counter to this, almost visible in Eihwaz's physical form.  Eihwaz has a branch at the top going to the right.  Let that stand for strategy.  But, what about the low branch that reaches up to the left?  That has to be innovation and creativity, because all the strategy in the world will not last if there is no innovation and you can't innovate without creativity.  Together these attributes of Eihwaz help us to create stability and ensure the future success that is tied to our dreams and passions.

Putting these three Runes together provided a very balanced bind Rune, with an almost circular motion to it.  You can sense the motion within it, spinning and building from the center, much as our dreams and passion come from ours.


It is almost as if the image is telling us, "Protect the power and fertility of your dreams and passions.  They will carry you through."

8 comments:

  1. That's a lovely bindrune! I like making bindrunes myself, and generally prefer when they end up "looking like something", that is, when their appearance appeals to my aesthetics and their shape is suggestive of their subject.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback, Laine! This is one of the cooler bind Runes I've made, though I haven't been making bind Runes very long and they don't always turn out balanced. I usually like the look, but not always.

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  2. Learned a new one, Norn cast! Thanx

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    1. You're welcome, Novi. I hope it serves you well.

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  3. This is very interesting. I always enjoy learning new things. Blessed Be!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the post! Thank you for letting me know. Bright blessings.

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  4. Hi, I love the bind Rune too, and I love the way you described Ingwaz , nearly like a circle, holding the powere and that you could alsmost see it spinning around. The balance of the arm on the right of Thuriaz and of the left being part Eihwaz is meaning. You express youself in such a way as to make one think. A very good idea. Thank you

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    1. Thank you for this comment, Carole. One of the goals I put into all my writing is to make people think, question the status quo. I am glad that is coming through.

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