The Witch’s Runes are a set of symbols used as an oracle. (They’re unrelated to the Norse runes and other archaic alphabets.) These symbols are pictographs that represent Gods, Elements, Seasons, human functions, and so on.
Symbolism is an important part of the Human Experience we tend to connect feelings and functions to an image.
These images help us connect to evoking a higher function.
Since we are dealing with an evolving folk magick system, there are no authoritative texts on the Witch’s Runes. There are a few different versions of the Runes sets containing 8, 10, or 13 tiles. We will be focusing on the 13 Witches Runes (The Meanings vary too, depending on who you ask. Also, the images can vary)
- Connect to a feeling or ask a question that you would like insight on
- Cast all the Runes at one time
- Now a rune is only counted in your reading if it falls face up
- The Rune farthest from you is your leading rune and is the most important rune
- If all runes are cast and are all facedown you are not meant to know the Question you ask
Woman Rune – A Rune of Gentle action
Take things slowly and connect to the deep understanding of contemplation. The rune applies to healing and domestic arts.
home, creativity, healer, nurturing, caring
Man Rune – A Rune of victory
When you see this rune, it means defending one’s own interest. No slow movement do not sit and reflect on anything. Stand strong with insight and driving energy.
provider, protector, strength, empowerment
Harvest Rune – A Rune of Growth
This Rune brings one rewards but only when one works towards their own growth. Overcoming what one thinks is their own limitations. Weakness becomes strength. A rune for your well-being and happiness.
blessings, rewards, prosperity, abundance
Crossroad Rune – A Rune of Direction
Time for a new path and a new way to be and moving forward in that direction. Change is always happening.
decisions, changes, afraid of moving forward, being stuck, the unknown.
Star Rune – A Rune of Affirmation
Shot for the stars aim for your dreams and goals. You are on the path of true alignment that the cosmos gifted you. All is a go.
Wishing, desire, life purpose, freedom to be yourself, accepted
Waves Rune – Rune of Movement
This is a rune that means good and bad, just depending. Connected to the deep mysteries of life, we, at times, can get into stillness, and if we don’t awaken from that stillness, the waves of the water will imprison us and trap us in our own sabotage. But if we let the waves carry us along their own current, we can find the deep answers to the mysteries we seek.
unsure, purity, cleansing, forgiveness
Scythe Rune – Rune of End
At times in our life, we carry with us things that need not be anymore and need to be cut away and separated from us to move forward. This rune brings in a forcing transformation, a great change we must make in order for us to move forward. The end of something is but only the beginning of something new.
completion, end, begins, rebirth, separate, forward
Eye Rune – Rune of perspective
A great understanding is within you you only have to see. Focusing brings in a new perspective that you can’t undo. You see things as they are summing up by a connection by divine intervention. A sudden realization of fate. You have the power.
reveal, truth, protection, psychic abelite’s, perspective, fate
Sun Rune – Rune of healing
The sun sheds its rays on us so we can dance in its creative healing energies. Associated with the fertility of the giving energies.
happiness, justice, healing, vitality, protection, fertility
Moon Rune – Rune of awareness
Deep within the darkness, there is a glow, and one must be able to navigate with ones intuitive side in order to connect with the emotions of life.
transitions, changes, hidden agendas, secrets, imaginations
Flight Rune – Rune of Communication
As the birds fly in and out of this realm and the other, they carry with them a message of transforming urgency. As quick as the bird’s direction can change, also is the news it brings.
communications, movement, travel, information, greater knowledge
Rings Rune – Rune of Bondage
As the Sea, Sky, and Earth are bonded together, what is upon you will as well. Your energies are aligned with others.
Something new, partnership, strengthening, contracts, romance, business, friendship
Romance Rune – Rune of desire
Beware to not become hypnotized by your own passions, have patience and feel the moments you are creating.
attractions, love, desire, patience, harmony, emotional, fertility
As you can see, the meanings above are kept short. I could easily write a whole paper on each, but that’s not the goal here. The meaning of divining is not to repeat a set of words but to learn to interpretant the world around us or the symbols laid before us. I give you a baseline with the meanings of these symbols it is up to you to learn how they flow within each other. You are building a relationship, and it takes time to get to know one another. This is the foundation it is very simple, and when one masters this, all others are easily at your understanding.