Handmade: Runes of Strength and Protection
We are getting in touch with inner good witch, to create protective runes to hang in our homes.
Runes are the Old Norse letters, used to write prior to the adoption of the Latin alphabet. The earliest version of the Runic inscriptions date back to 150 to 550 AD. Early runes were not used so much as a simple writing system, but rather as magical signs to be used for charms. It is said that runes are loaded with power and in magical practices, inscribe candles with runes, drawing them on different places i.e., for safety on a car or protection on a home.
"Runes shalt thou find and fateful signs"
Runes are a complex system steeped in legend, myth, and mystery. It is intricately connected to the Norse pantheon of gods and goddesses.
We chose to create the Strength rune, the Protection rune, the Heart rune. Individually, they have there own strong meanings and each complements the next.
There can be some variations in the meanings and the appearance of the runes themselves.
We also chose three herbs to dry on each of our runes. Sage, which is used in magical workings for immortality, longevity, wisdom, protection and the granting of wishes. Rosemary, Rosemary can be used in spells for fidelity and remembrance as well as to dispel jealousy, making it the perfect companion for our Heart Rune. Thyme, our final herb, is often used in magick spells to increase strength, courage and positivity.
We also burnt a little incense while we worked, just to help cleanse the space and create a more calming environment as we weaved our runes.
Found sticks of similar thickness & length
How to Make Your Runes
Start by laying everything out on the table so you can see what you have to work with.
Make sure you have an image of your runes somewhere near by to refer back to.
Lay your sticks down, overlapping in a way that replicates the runes. When you are ready to bind them, cut a length of string.
Where they meet, hold them together tightly and tye a knot around the first stick. Then weave the thread in and out in a way that locks them together and doesn't allow them to move.
If you have other joins to make, create each one of them first. Once you have created your Rune symbol, you can add your herbs. We bundled our herbs separately before binding them to the end of our Rune.
If you create your own runes, please share them with us via #treelves and tag @treeoflife_love.