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Germanic Name: Wunjo, joy
Phonetic Value: W
Modern English: Wyn
Rune Number: Rune 8 of the Elder Futhark & Freya’s Aett
Color Association(s): Yellow
Elemental Association(s): Air
Deity Association(s): Freya, Elves
Herbal Association(s): Flax
Tree Association(s): Ash
Astrological Association(s): North Node
Month/Days: October 13 – October 28
Chakras: Crown, Heart
Tarot Card(s): The Sun , 3 of Cups , 6 of Wands
Magickal Uses: Wunjo is a wishing rune & can be used to invoke happiness. It is a great rune of healing, especially for torments of the spirit or emotion. Draw Wunjo on your forehead to help ease the symptoms of depression, & chant it to help brighten your day.
Overall Meanings/Keyword(s): Friendship, Happiness, Kinship, Peace, Wishes, Kinship, Joy, Harmony, Success,
Principle of ideal harmonization. Good sign in business & prosperity. Truly enjoying company of others, Happy relations, Optimism renewed.
Fan the flames of joy amidst the ice & melt away all that stands between your fear & your truth. Understand that there is a time for all things & the connections that fuel you the hearts that nourish you, the songs & sirens that propel you. Hold these flickers of light in the highest regard & your truth will always be near.
Joy is our blood right, illumination the dark recesses with the isolation of evolution of my higher consciousness my true will. Embodying that light I allow my inner chalice to overflow, spilling out & invigorating these celebrations called life.
All manners of happiness & well being difficult situations resolved, optimism renewed surprise development leads to change, better, truly blessed by higher realms. Taking a balanced approach increase bliss & harmony. Practice recognizing what’s going well & will bring more well-being leads to feeling satisfied & at peace with your life.
Adjust view, focus on what brings you joy.
Brightstave/Upright: Social & domestic harmony can be expected. Separation from pain or the ability to cope with it is indicated. Keep ideals in mind, strive for them. Either good physical health is indicated, or attention should be paid to it. Strive to bring together disparate elements in your life organize things. Harmonize relationships a person is social services may be signified.
Merkstave/Reversed: Stillificatio of the individuality in the group mind is suggested. The blurring of individual efforts & minimalization of the individual ego can lead to loss of identity. Stoppage of the Wunjo force results in alienation as inner alienation from the self & from the gods.
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