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Unexpected rune-casting--

I had a brief phase of about six months where I was interested in runes. I made myself a set--or at least, I started to, like so many of my phases I quit working after a month, and lingered for four or five--a set of runes. I threw out one of the set last night while cleaning up, and amid the pile of rubble in my trash can, a single bare patch with a single rune, set vertically (not "reversed" if you're into that)--

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A question for the occultists--what does it mean when this rune turns up in the garbage, particularly as a part of a conscious decision to throw it away? It's only interesting in that there was just one bare patch of the trash can, and it ended up there...


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Apr. 21st, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
Your sunconscious is trying to tell you something that you may not be ready to accept?
Apr. 21st, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC)
Possibly--I've got a little more cleaning to do, it'll be interesting to see if any of the rest of the set turns up...
Apr. 22nd, 2005 10:36 am (UTC)
I never really got into rune casting. Thus, I don't feel qualified to answer this question. :)
Apr. 22nd, 2005 10:05 pm (UTC)
Ah.. *smiles*
Thats really interesting!

A couple of things I think of when I read your post...

The first thing that stands out is the fact that you noticed it at all. The fact that it was carved into your mind enough to write about it shows its significance.

Secondly is the situation. The fact that your casting was a part of the act of throwing them out strikes me as significant as much as it is interesting. Part of which has to deal with the meaning of the stave itself: Laguz.

I'm sure you've looked it up or have already read up on its meaning. Laguz is a combination of fire ('Kenaz' < ) and ice ('isa' | ), the two creating principles of everything according to lore; making Laguz, which is not only the principal of water, but the primal water from which all things came or changed. Basically, its a hugely important rune-stave.

Now, its meaning pretains mostly to things associated with water element: Intuition, emotions, psychism, etc. It also chiefly represents initiation, a trial or journey of sorts to overcome and change. You threw it out, but it fell in such a way as to stand out in a bold way. The best magick happens accidentally, I've come to believe and you'd be better for it if you took the head's up: Because no matter how you'd want to disregard, neglect, or throw away whatever mental/emotional/or life changing test awaits you, it will be heard and experienced by you reguardless of what you try to do... much like your rune here. <=)

An accidental casting turning out in this way denotes something of great importance or potential. Worth looking at anyways... I'm interested to see how it turns out!

I love the runes.. however, mine were lost before completion in my many moves. Hope its been of some assistance to you.
Apr. 23rd, 2005 02:06 pm (UTC)
Hmm...interesting. The "Lagu/Laguz" entries I found were kind of vague and contradictory, except for "intuition" and "primal," which were very specific. The first reference I read (in a poorly-done book--it listed the "blank" rune) equated it with love, and I have some pretty major relationship issues right now, so that shook me up badly. Thank you for the interpretation, it's interesting and way more than I'd thought of!
Apr. 23rd, 2005 08:47 pm (UTC)
Yes... laguz being of the element water is deeply emotional and love would be included in that. And you're right... any book that includes the so called "blank rune" or even worse, calling it "Odin's rune" *winces at that* are not worth the paper they're printed on. *grins* I could go for hours on end about that... but I'll spare you. <=)

Anyways, glad I could be of some help!
Apr. 23rd, 2005 09:41 am (UTC)
As your friend noted, I'm sure that you have already looked this up. Having read the traditional meaning of the stone, what are you taking from it? How do you find yourself interpreting the meaning? How do you WANT to interpret the meaning? How do you NOT want to take it?
The message comes from how you relate it to yourself. What does it make you think about?

Are you seeing yourself in that this is an artistic and intuitive Rune? Have you felt that you have made the most of your talents lately or are you feeling confined? Are you wanting more?

I'm not an occultist but I do believe in tools for self-exploration.
Apr. 23rd, 2005 02:08 pm (UTC)
Well...I tend to refer to books first, and the first (bad) book said it was the rune for love, which...well, you know my situation. I'm a creative person, but I don't really have a spiritual side--though I'd like to develop one--so the whole "throwing away" of a sign of mystery and magic--particularly in an effort to normalize and clean and make my life sane--didn't make me feel good. Room looks nice, though. I'm liking DarklingFox's interpretation more...
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