Runemarks – Fingerings
Many of you have asked for physical rune fingerings as well as written rune shapes. Here they are – some need both hands, but most are performed with the left hand only (unless you want to cast them reversed, in which case, use the right hand). Use them with care!
Here they are. Click on a photograph to see a larger image.
Fé: Cattle, success
Point the rune at wherever you need it to work most; a piece of homework; your wallet; yourself.
Úr: The Mighty Ox
Make a fist, then pull it towards you for added strength in your purpose.
Thuris: the Thorny One
For protection, bring your hand across your body. For a more aggressive defence, level it at your attacker.
Ós: the Aesir
Make the rune shape, then move your hand slowly away from your body, keeping your palm facing outwards.
Raido: The Journeyman
Make the rune shape, then shake your hand loosely once or twice at the wrist
Loki’s rune – use it with care!
Hagall: The Destroyer
There are several fingerings of this rune. Use this one to push outwards at an attacker.
Naudr: The Binder
Make the rune shape, then slide the thumb across the palm a couple of times, touching the fourth finger with the ball of the thumb.
Just extend the finger of the left hand, as if you were pointing at something. To reverse, use the right hand to point away from the frozen area.
Left hand extended palm-upwards, as if holding out a gift.
Yr: The Protector
Three fingers extended, hand moving towards the body for protection.
Sól: The Sun
Fingers spread, palm facing outwards.
Tyr: The Warrior
Almost as if you were making a gun barrel with your fingers…
Bjarkán : Revelation, dream
Look closely through the circle made by your fingers – and concentrate!
Madr: Mankind, the Folk
Hands linked, palms facing up, to strengthen a fellowship.
Thumb across the palm, just touching the little finger. Move the thumb slowly across the palm several times. To find water, hold a hazel twig loosely in this hold. Walk slowly across the area. When the end of the twig drops, you can start to dig…