"A lot of people (myself included) often think of happiness like 'I’ll know it when I see it.' But - what does happiness feel like?" Abbie explores the rune for joy.
Gyfu is one of my favorite runes, because it is in this rune where we can start to crack open and get to the soft underbelly of heathenry.
"Kenaz creates warmth, but it also protects you." In the latest instalment of Heathen's Journey, Abbie explores the energy and messages of the Kenaz rune.
Like the Chariot card in tarot, Raidho is a rune for moving forward in the areas of career, vocation, and spiritual calling. It can also guide you towards the spirit realm, and your familiar.
The seethe-witch sinks to her knees, grounding, centering, releasing.
Anger, when unexamined, is dangerous.
Sacred rage is an arrow to what needs changing
Stepping back from the Futhark alphabet, let's discuss how the runes are used.
Ansuz transforms our experiences from nameless things to stories we can tell.
Thurisaz is an advanced energy that interacts with and combats chaos on both an internal and external level.
Even if you don't have kiddos in your life, King Billy and the Royal Road will help you to dive deeper into your own tarot practice.
If Uruz is associated with an ancient, matronly cow figure - why is this rune considered 'masculine'?
Fehu is often interpreted as wealth or property. Immediately, this radical witch gets the willies.
We learn from the wisdom of our ancestors, but we also learn from their mistakes.
What can one heathen do in the face of this recent, racist history?
Trek to the tree. Find the Norns. Connect with Odin.
Abbie answers questions regarding the origins and current uses of runes of nordic practice, and shows you how to make your own!
"I know that I can find the divine feminine. But she’s wilder, she’s been buried deep underground, frozen in the permafrost. I could use a little wild in my life." Abbie introduces her new column, Heathen's Journey.