The runes and personal power

The Runes can be used for many purposes. Perhaps my favorite use is to use them in regards to personal power and transformation. This use for me is the primary use of the Runes. It is through this use that we can tap into the strongest and highest use of the Runes. It is through this use that we may achieve the highest goal of the Vitki.  The transformation of the Vitki into someone more powerful than before. Someone with greater Self understanding.

How do we do this?  Two ways immediately come to mind. Through the use of individual staves and through the use of bind Runes.

In using individual Runes the Vitki would choose the Rune that most suitably matched the desire of the needed change. This may be as simple as using Ansuz for spiritual growth or connection with Odin. Or perhaps using thurisaz for protection and defense. The individual Runes chosen can then be used in different ways. Through galder we can use the element of air to achieve a desired change. Through the use of fire either with a candle sending or simply writing the Runes on a piece of paper and burning it we can release the power of the Runes into the multiverse. The simple act of loading the paper or candle with the appropriate stave through galder should bring about an effect. There is powerful magic in these uses. Explore them for yourself.

Then there’s the use of bind runes. You can choose several staves to bring about a desired effect. For example for spiritual growth you may choose laguz and Ansuz. For material gain fehu and laguz work well. The possibilities are as endless as the imagination of the Vitki. Again you could use the two burning methods described above to send out the magic. I ask you to also try these techniques.

What is the difference between using an individual stave or a bind rune for your purposes?  The individual stave tends to be more focused and directed towards quick results. The bind rune is more long lasting in its effects. Slower and more deliberate. At least that’s been my experience with these two techniques.

Changing of Self is a primary calling for the Vitki. Try using these ideas and see what changes may occur in your life!

Author: vitkimusings

A fifty-something Vitki living in the suburbs of Chicago. Follower of the Nordic Path for the last fifteen years. Student of runes for the last 23 years and seidr for the last seven years. Always learning and growing!

2 thoughts on “The runes and personal power”

  1. Bind runes are a thing to be careful of, however. I have found many times in the creations of a specific bindrune, other “ghost runes” pop up. What has been your experience with these interacting with the original intent of the bindrune? For instance, combine Thurisaz for personal empowerment with Hagalaz in an effort to overcome your past, and Isa appears along with them.


  2. The involvement of unexpected runes in a bind rune is a matter of intention. Intention in the creation and sending of a bind rune is as important as the selection of the runes in the actual creation of the bind rune. Intention is always a key.


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