the Forgotten Grove

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This page is intended to compliment the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc rune sets that are available from the Craft Shop.

 

Download and keep a printer-friendly PDF version of this guide. If you scroll down to the bottom of this page you will find a simple guide to casting your first runes.

 

Also, you can download a piece of music that I have created using sound samples from freesound.org (credits given in the mp3 tag for the song). The music may be helpful in your meditation over the runes and also tells the tale of the gathering of the Slipper Limpet shells and their creation into the Futhorc.

 

 

āc - Oak Tree

 

Strength, (potential) power

ōs - Mouth

 

creative power in the Arts

ȳr - Yew Bow

 

in the right place for a given situation

īor - the World Serpent, Eel

 

the hardships that none of us avoid, but that we should not worry about as we have no need to

ēar - (our bodies decomposed) Soil of the Earth, the Grave

 

the Circle of Life & Death, an/the unavoidable end

feoh - Cattle, Wealth

 

Power, Control, Wealth, new beginnings

ūr - Auroch

 

Power (that we don't weild ourselves), also Healing Power

þorn - Thorn (Giant)

 

Protection, warning of change

æsc - Ash Tree, Mouth (Divine Breath)

 

Stability, Order, Life, Creation

rād - Wheel, Ride

 

focusing energy to obtain goals

cēn - Torch

 

Knowledge and the Wisdom to use it

gyfu - Gift

 

the connection between people created by the exchange of gifts, the gift of life from the gods

wynn - Joy

 

Balance, Friendships, good things coming

hægl - Hailstones

 

A temporary obstacle to a given situation that will pass in time

nȳd - Necessity, Need, Angst

 

needs can restrict, but also enable, a goal

īs - Ice

 

Wait for a change to allow continuation on the path

ēoh - Yew Tree

 

Facilitator: the close of one chapter will open another

peorð - Dice Cup

 

the unpredictability of life, Memory, problem solving

eolh - Elk-sedge

 

Defence, Protection

sigel - Sun

 

Clarity, light in the darkness

tir - Creator, Glory

 

in a given situation, success without personal sacrifice

beorc - Birch Tree

 

new Beginning, Birth

eh - Horse

 

make use of our good intentions to achieve success

mann - the Human Race, Mankind

 

our own potential and shared experience

lagu - Water, Lake

 

the power of water, literally 'go with the flow'

Ing - the Hero (Yng), Fertility

 

spread of energy, protection of home

dæg - Day

 

Stability (between natural opposites)

ēðel - Estate, Home

 

true Wealth that cannot be sold (family, heritage, culture, etc.)

gēr - Harvest (Year, Season)

 

the Cycle of Life, encompassed by Nature

Remember that these notes are not necessarily literal meanings, but can be interpreted. Rather than expecting the runes to tell the future on their own, you should have a question in mind, meditate upon it and pick runes from the bag blindly at random. Consider their meanings in the search of the answer to the question or path of life you have in mind.

 

To begin with, you could pick just one rune at random and consider its meaning as an overview in relation to your question, or you could use the 3 rune pattern where you lay 3 random runes in a line from left to right and they represent the Past (things that have affected the question, led to this point) the Present (the Action required or Challenge facing you) and the Future (the Outcome) in relation to your question. As you become more practised, you could try increasing the number of runes that you pick out or changing the cast pattern that you use: there are some excellent resources online to guide you.