The sixth rune of the first aett of the Elder Futhark. It is the rune of burning; it represents both torchlight and ulcers. As such, it is associated with torches that seek and discover, as well as torches that light the hearth of safe places. It’s the torch of the forge and creation—but also transformation. And with transformation, we get the risk and the warning, the dis-ease and discomfort.
The fifth rune of the first aett of the Elder Futhark. It is the rune of journeys; it is the pathways we walk with both mind and body. Those who study tarot will find it shares similar energy with “The Chariot” of the major arcana. It is interested in the choices you make to get where you’re going and the journey you’re on while you get there. It is the rune of travelers of all kinds.
The fourth rune of the first aett of the Elder Futhark. It is the breath of life itself, imbuing vitality; it is voice and breath and mouth. It is speech and song, thought and memory, reason and inspiration. All of these traits are associated with the god Odinn and this correlation is canonical with the Icelandic rune poem! Ansuz is also associated in passing with his ravens, Huginn and Muninn. Some say Ansuz looks like half a feather!
The third rune of the first aett of the Elder Futhark. It is kinetic energy; it is conflict, fight, and strife. It can represent a warning of blockages or danger. It is a double edged sword: both ward and curse. Thurisaz is both sides: the thorn that protects the rose, reminding us it takes two sides in order to fight. This rune is stated in the poems as associated with the Jötnar, but because they are hunted by Thor, it has become colloquially associated with he and Mjölnir as well.
The second rune of the first aett of the Elder Futhark. It is strength of will and of body; it is linked with life force. It’s also associated with manifestation, vitality, stamina, action, assertion, and primal instincts. This rune is occasionally associated with the cosmic cow, Audumbla, though the rune poems don’t state the correlation.
The first rune of the first aett of the Elder Futhark. It is associated with money, prosperity, and related things like greed and generosity as they affect the hamingja (luck-energy). This rune is often associated with the goddess Freyja, though the rune poems don’t state the correlation.