Walk Through the Runes: Runes 6-10

The 3rd video in Love Dr Nikki at Oranum’s series- Walk Through the Runes! We are really enjoying them here at Your Spiritual Growth Center & hope you are too!

Walk Through the Runes: Runes 1-5

Explore the first five Runes with Love Dr Nikki from Oranum in this, the 2nd video in her Walk Through the Runes series. Be sure to check back, more videos are coming soon!

Walk Through the Runes Video Series!

We are very excited to share a new video series- Walk Through the Runes, a series of 8 videos posted on Love Dr Nikki’s YouTube channel! We will also be featuring the series here at Your Spiritual Growth Center. So, if you have ever wondered ‘What’s going on with Runes?’ or ‘What do all those little symbols mean?’, just sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Wunjo, the Rune of Joy

rune-block-WunjoAll the Runes have some association or allegorical presence in the ancient tales and poems. The Anglo-Saxon Runic Poem says the following about Wunjo: He enjoys who knows not suffering, sorrow nor anxiety, and has prosperity and happiness and a good enough house.

Wunjo is the rune of joy; of happiness, of things finally coming together. Wunjo speaks of the culmination of the phase of learning and growth. When Wunjo appears in your casting you can be assured that a positive result that brings joy to your heart is in the offing.

This Rune is emblematic of a new clarity and understanding for you in your current situation. Wunjo tells you that you have the presence and connection with your inner self and who you are to be able to do whatever it is you choose. Take the time to review your plans and your goals and make sure they are in alignment with one another. It really sucks when you’ve put all the work into making and executing plans and then, after all that work and energy are expended you realize that your plans did not effectively take you any closer to your goals.

Wunjo is the joy of understanding your inner self. Your path to
this rune may have had it’s ups and downs, but the process has taught you much and now you are ready to incorporate all the new lessons into the you that you are now. You are ready to open your arms and your emotions to the joy the Universe is ready to send your way.

Better get the glad rags out and be ready to party because Wunjo is indicative of socializing and meeting new people. For those who are single and looking for the right person to come along, Wunjo may be the messenger you’ve been looking for! Wunjo can indicate a fair haired, fair skinned person may just be coming your way. Those who have already found health of the warriors are sure to enjoy additional closeness and deepening of the existing relationship if Wunjo turns his face up in your spread.

Wunjo also has happy meanings in the business world. If you’re thinking about a partnership, a joint venture, or merger, Wunjo is telling you that if you’ve done your research, it’s probably a good move. Part of the energy of Wunjo is that it allows you to build on the lessons you have learned, incorporating those recent lessons into a path that leads you to your future. Wunjo indicates that a partnering of some kind in the business arena will bring rewards and forward advancement.

It isn’t difficult to see with the happy energy that it imparts that Wunjo is truly the “love” rune!

Wunjo – Joy

Wunjo brings his joy to Freyr’s Aett.

Key Word(s): Joy, happiness, light, the absence of suffering and sorrow.

Element: Evidence of the reality of the joy that Wunjo brings, Wunjo is aligned with the earth; so you can depend on Wunjo’s message being solid.

Planetary Line: Wunjo is aligned with Venus, especially in her negative phase.

Tarot Link: The Tarot card aligned with this rune is that of Strength. With the strength of knowledge of our inner self (for it is only as we know our inner self that we can achieve true joy) we can create the future we want to have happen.

Color: Wunjo is related to the color of yellow – of brightness, the color of the Sun.

Polarity: Wunjo with his positive probing happy energy is definitely a male polarity.

Healing Property: Many medical care professionals today are taking additional training and interest in the “whole body/mind/spirit” concept. For many years medicine looked at the body and forgot about the emotions. Now even medical science is proving that joy, happiness, and being active in life have healing properties no prescription medication could ever impart! After all, laughter is the best medicine!

Modern Letter Counterpart: Wunjo is related to two consonants, W and V; and is aligned with the vowel U.

Special Runic Associations: When Wunjo appears in a casting, his power is so strong that it can nullify any of the negative runes nearby. Wunjo is the ultimate in love runes. It represents total love and is one of the four “love runes” recognized by practitioners of the rumenal.


rune-block-UruzUntil the 17th Century a mighty beast walked the earth, especially in the northern climes. He was bo primigenius, the aurochs. More commonly called the Wild Ox or Viking Ox, it was an animal known for its recalcitrance until trained, and its massive strength when put to good use. The Ox has long been associated with the idea of or participation in sacrifice.

Uruz is calling you to look and see if there is something you need to sacrifice in order to move forward. What is it in your life that is holding you back from achieving that which you desire the most? Uruz reminds us that through sacrifice we can move into a state of being far better than we had imagined at the time the sacrifice was made.

It should be realized that the sacrifice called from by Uruz need not be required of you. It may be that you are witness to, or part of the path that allows another to reach their goals through sacrifice. Sacrifice talks of diligence and hard work. Sacrifice talks of loss and lack of control. Here the sacrifice that Uruz requires may be to let go and let the flow of the energy of the universe show you that life does find a way. But, in order to find a way, life makes changes to adapt and capitalize on each niche. Uruz is asking you if you are in the right niche? Is it time for you to leave the safety of your old ways to embark on a new, more exciting future?

A very intelligent lady once told me “nothing is free – you pay for it one way or another,” and, well, Mom was right. Alchemist called it the theory of Equivalent Exchange. Some call it karma. Some say it is fate. Whatever you call it or term it, Uruz reminds us that everything does have a price. Some prices are much easier to pay than others. When we go to the grocery store we choose what items we feel have an appropriate price tag for our circumstances. Uruz transcends this physical application of energy into the spiritual plane as well.

Learning and growth can be painful in the process (ask any high school student who got nailed with a pop quiz the second day of class)! Adversity can be a great instructor. However, we have to choose to ignore the discomfort and remain as we are or we can make a conscious choice to change. The operative word here being *choice.* Uruz encourages you to make the wise choice for yourself, which is not necessarily always the most comfortable or easiest one to make.

Uruz encourages you to let go and embrace the darkness, accepting what is offered up to you as you sacrifice some of your “control” by letting go and letting the energies flow. Sacrifice, properly applied, can bring great benefits totally unexpected or assumed. Allow the power of sacrifice (whether it’s an attachment to physical goods or allowing yourself to let go of old ways of thinking) to put power in your life.

Uruz – Strength

Uruz belongs to Freyr’s Aett.

Key Word(s): Keywords assigned to Uruz include: strength, manhood, womanhood, the aurochs (wild ox), sacrifice, and growth.

Element: Uruz, represented by the Ox is the firmament of the Earth upon which the mighty beast stood.

Zodiac Sign: The obvious link with Taurus is kind of hard to miss. However, the link is to the spiritual aspect of the Taurean nature rather than to the physical.

Tarot Link: With it’s links to sacrifice, giving, and letting go, The High Priestess is the perfect Tarot accompaniment to the Elder Furthark’s Uruz.

Color: Green, the color of the grasses that feed the great aurochs is the color associated with Uruz

Polarity: Uruz is masculine, firm, solid, hard. Uruz can give us a gentle nudge if we listen well, or Uruz can repeatedly hit us around the head and shoulders with a “clue-by-four.” Uruz requires action and has been linked to long range effects.

Healing Property: Uruz is most closely aligned with the muscles and anything connected with bodily strength. The body has an amazing property to heal itself (life does find a way). Uruz’s challenge in health issues is to keep your body systems strong as well.

Modern Letter Counterpart: Uruz is most closely associated with the modern vowel U and the consonant W.

Special Runic Associations: Uruz is the third rune in the Cycle of Initiation. It is through the strengths we assume as we achieve maturity
(manhood/womanhood) that we learn through sacrifice come the greatest rewards…even when the reward was not seen during the course of the sacrifice itself.