I have struggled off and on with feeling connected to my Patron Goddesses, Freyja and Sunna. I feel like they probably know me better than I know them. So this morning I did some runic divination to see what I could do to know them better.
The first question I asked was, “How can I get to know Freyja better?” The runes I drew in response were Wunjo, Nauthiz, and Ingwaz. I interpreted Wunjo to be joy, Nauthiz to be oppression, and Ingwaz to be fertility. I will find joy through oppression and fertility. I am growing a garden right now, so that helps me become closer to Freyja, but I’m not sure what the oppression would be. I think I will just continue on the path I am on for now.
The second question I asked was, “How can I get to know Sunna better?” This time I drew the runes Mannaz, Laguz, and Thurisaz. I interpreted Mannaz to be the self, Laguz to be change, and Thurisaz to be something painful. I must experience painful change. Or at least that’s what I got out of it. I’m not really sure what I might need to change that would be painful or difficult. Perhaps I need to start some sort of regular meditation practice. Meditation in general is difficult for me.
However, a friend suggested that Mannaz means “person,” Laguz means intuition and emotions, and Thurisaz means something sudden or unexpected. His interpretation was that I should be aware of the sudden appearance of an emotional person, who I presume would somehow help me know Sunna in some way (perhaps teaching).
Honestly, I really have no idea how to interpret the runes drawn for Sunna. I don’t really get any sort of gut feeling when I pull runes. My mind is simply blank. My friend did suggest that I sleep on the runes I pulled for Sunna to trigger dreams that might clarify the reading. I will at least try it.
Does anyone out there have suggestions or advice on interpreting runes?