I decided to write my devotional omen interpretation on this blog, since I am getting back into Druidic practice. However, this devotional was still my usual one, where I said a prayer that you can find on my other blog and lit a stick of incense while wearing my Sun Goddess circlet.
Here’s the omen I drew when I asked, “What are my blessings for the week?”
The first rune I drew was Wunjo, joy. The weather forecast for the week shows the high temperature being much warmer than it has been, which is definitely cause for joy. There may be other reasons I have drawn Wunjo, but I’ll see during the week. The second rune is Jera, harvest, year, cycles. This is a rune that normally doesn’t appear at this time of year. However, it is significant to note that my Pagan dedication anniversary is coming up, so this is most likely a reflection of that. The last rune is Mannaz, man, self. Perhaps I need to focus on myself this week, or it should be read in conjunction with Jera to mean that Jera is referring to me. All in all, I feel this is a positive omen for the week.
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?
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