Wunjo


Oracular Interpretation Key Words Mantra Stöödhur(Positions) Magickal Uses



Algiz-Ansuz-Berkana-Dagaz-Ehwaz-Eihwaz-Fehu-Gebo-Hagalaz-Inguz-Isa-Jera-Kano-Laguz
Mannaz-Nauthiz-Odin's Rune (blank)-Othila-Perth-Raido-Sowelu-Teiwaz-Uruz




Wunjo (Proto-Germanic): joy; Winja (gothic): pasture; Wynn (Old English): pleasure, delight;
Vend (Old Norse): (a rune name) joy, hope (not in Younger Futhark)




Phonetic value: w
Esoteric interpretation of name: relationship; of beings descended from same source.
Ideographic interpretation: the clanic or tribal banner, or weather vane.




Wunjo is the root force of attraction that sympathetic beings
(wights) have for one another, that is, wights descended from a common
source. These beings then become one organic whole, which is the equivalent
of mankind's clans and tribes. In ancient Germany society was "clano-centric,"
for a strong traditional clan was the best protection against enemies from without
and from within. The best way for individuals to maintain their freedom was by putting
the honor and integrity of the clan before his own self-interests.

Wunjo is the mystery of harmonious existence of varied affiliated forces.
In the clan this is the source of the highest human joy. When all members of
one's clan are working in harmony, with each other and with their environment,
a true state of holiness manifests.

The power of this Rune is such that it promotes
fellowship and goodwill between brothers and sisters,
and therefore is a powerful force in the maintaining of societies and guilds.

Wunjo is the energy that binds different force fields together
and as such is an essential concept to Rune craft. With this energy the
magician can bind several Runes into one harmonious force that will work
toward a specific goal.


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Key Words:
Harmony
Well-being
Fellowship
Binding


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Galdr (Mantra):
wunjo wunjo wunjo
wu wa wi we wo
wun wan win wen won
wo we wi wa wu
wwwuuuunnnnn


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Stadha (Position):
Stand erect with your legs together.
Place the fingertips on your left hand on the crown of your head.
Keep your right arm close to your side.


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Magickal Uses:
Strengthens links and bonds.
Invocation of fellowship and harmony.
Banishes alienation.
Happiness and well being.
Realization of the links and multiplicity of relationships of all things.
binding Runes toward specific purposes (see
bind runes.

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Oracular Interpretation:



This Rune is a fruit-bearing branch.
The term of travail is ended and you have
come to yourself in some regard. The shift
that was due has occurred; now you can freely
receive Wunjo's blessings, whether they be
in material gain, in your emotional life or in a
heightened sense of your own well-being. This is
an alchemical moment in which understanding is transmuted
from knowledge. The knowledge itself was a necessary but not
sufficient condition; now you can rejoice, having been carried
across the gap by the Will of Heaven.

Joyousness accompanies new energy, energy blocked before now.
Light pierces the clouds and touches the waters just as something
lovely emerges from the depths: The soul is illuminated from within,
at the meeting place of Heaven and Earth, the meeting of the waters.

There is a new clarity that may call for you to renounce existing plans, ambitions, goals.
It is proper and timely for you to do so, for Wunjo is a Rune of restoration, of the
self properly aligned with the Self.


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Reversed:



Things are slow in coming to fruition.
The process of birth is long and arduous,
and fears arise for the safety of the child
within. A crisis, a difficult passage, even if
brief, is at had. Consideration and deliberation
are called for. Ask yourself whether you possess the
virtues of seriousness, sincerity and emptiness; to possess
hem is to have tranquility, which is the ground for
patience, clarity and perseverance.

Seen in its true light, everything is a test.
And so, focused in the present, sincere toward others and
trusting in your self, know that you cannot fail.

In times of crises, Wunjo Reversed is a useful meditation.

--Copied word for word from The Book of Runes by Ralph H. Blum

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