Odin’s Day

It’s Wednesday…so here’s a fun Wednesday fact… Did you know that Wednesday is named for Odin, the King of the Norse Pantheon of Deities? An incredibly complex and compelling figure, Odin is, among other things, a God of knowledge, magic, war, language, and certain aspects of the afterlife. He has as familiars a pair of … More Odin’s Day

5 Reasons to Love The Hanged Man

Not too long ago, I attended a Tarot gathering here in Los Angeles. At one point during the meeting, I happened to mention to the group that I personally love the Hanged Man card. One of the women within earshot was horrified by this revelation. “Wait,” she asked, wearing the kind of expression that’s usually … More 5 Reasons to Love The Hanged Man

How to do a Rune Reading — Part 9

So the topic for this post is the Aettir. What, you may be asking, is an Aettir??  And that would be a perfectly legitimate question.  The first part of the answer is that Aettir is actually a plural word…so the question would more accurately be “What are Aettir?”  The singular is “Aett,” by the way, for future … More How to do a Rune Reading — Part 9

How to do a Rune Reading — Part 7

In a most exciting development, today’s post sees us turning over the last of the subtle Runes in our ongoing Rune reading example!  Let’s clear up that last bit of mystery: The final piece of our Runic puzzle this time around turns out to be the Rune called Ansuz.  While Ansuz doesn’t come first in … More How to do a Rune Reading — Part 7

How to do a Rune Reading — Part 1

After another unscheduled sabbatical from blogging, I’ve decided to launch a return with a series of posts that covers my own approach to performing a Rune reading. I should state up front that this is my own method — I find it to be useful and helpful in practice, but I don’t pretend that “My … More How to do a Rune Reading — Part 1

“Are Yew talkin’ to me…?”

The mighty, majestic, mystical Yew. I’m not like Dr. Seuss’ Lorax, speaking for the trees, or your modern Druid type, literally hugging trees as a matter of course, and chatting up their spirits and such…but I’m totally in favor of trees in my own general, ongoing way, and I have a special high regard for … More “Are Yew talkin’ to me…?”