Bindrunes create the backbone of my runic energy workings. They provide structure to my dealings with the runes.
I use bindrunes to create images to focus on. They give me a place to mentally hang my hat. As a means of focusing my energies they send those energies out into the multiverse in a directed manner. Without this focus it would all just be scatterings.
I keep my bindrunes simple. No more than three or four individual runes per bindrune. That keeps the energy concise. More than that and for me it becomes too diffuse.
I create them into an aesthetically pleasing whole. This generally relies on symmetry. Keeping things balanced is important to me. I generally design my bindrunes in red on paper. Red of course adds power to any working.
I chant galdr as I design. I intone the individual rune names aloud. I chant them three or nine times depending on how powerful I need the working to be. Most times I find three is sufficient.
Next I decide how the working is to be performed. If I’m going to burn it I copy it onto special paper that I use for just this purpose. In red again. If it’s a candle sending I choose an appropriately colored candle and carve the bindrune into the wax.
Now comes the fun part. The ritual. I create a sacred space with energy and incense. I load the energy of the bindrune into the medium. Then I release into the multiverse with burning!
Of course I could just trace the image into the air (which I’ve been known to do) but there’s less energy released then. So I prefer burning if possible.
Then I let the bindrune do it’s stuff. I do record it in my vitki journal and try to forget it. That’s about it.
I’ll share a success story. Money was tight. I created a bindrune of fehu, berkano and laguz. For money, becoming and growth. I did a candle sending of it. Soon enough there was a card from a family member with cash in it. I found out my mother’s estate was closer to being closed. And I got 100 dollar gift card to Amazon! It had worked!
Now you see why bindrunes are my go to for runic workings. If you don’t use them already please try them!