Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous, 80% Full
Planetary Day: Day of Venus
Planetary Hours: Hour of Jupiter and finishing just in the beginning of the Hour of Mars
Activity: Creating three sets of Runes for O.’.A.’.L.’. Members
Today, I was in a store and saw some beautiful white stones. It occurred to me that these would be perfect for a set of Runes. The last Runes I made, some 12 or more years ago, were made out of tree bark that I cut and carved myself and stained with juice from the poisoned berries of the same tree:
Unfortunately, all these years later, that bark has grown quite sharp and is prone to giving splinters during use. Those old runes are also unequal lengths and rather bulky and unwieldy. Thus, I felt that the time was right to craft a new set, particularly since our Order is planning to integrate the Runic divination system into our curriculum.
At the store, it occurred to me that Frater F.S.S.F. and Soror P.F. might also wish to have a set. I wondered if I should buy three of the large bags of smooth, round stones in order to be able to make them each a set as well, while crafting a set for myself. However, as I had never used these materials before, I thought it best to just buy a single bag worth, try to craft them, and buy more to make some for my Frater and Sorror afterwards if the experiment was successful.
Thus, I went home, and opened the bag of stones. What I discovered blew me away. In this single bag, there were exactly 75 stones, that is, exactly enough for three full sets of Elder Futhark Runes with blank Wyrd Runes! I took this as a sign from that I was to make the three sets after all, and so I did so, creating them all in the hour of Jupiter and slightly into the Hour of Mars on the Day of Venus, since they were gifts and labours of love (Venus) aimed at success, a new beginning, and initiation (Jupiter).
As it turns out, the Moon of divination and astral work was in my Sun Sign, Aries, and also very appropriately for crafting a divination tool, in the 12th House, which rules the subconscious, divination, spirituality, and intuition. With the Moon also Trine with Pluto, the latter planet’s connections with the unconscious, transformation, initiation, and regeneration balanced with the Lunary dimensions are also appropriate for these Runes.
The finished Runes:
For my future reference in case I later find it relevant to interpreting the efficacy of these Runes, I cast a horoscope for their creation, with these results:
Planets, Positions, Ascendant, and Houses
Asteroids and Chiron:
Light in Extension,