chaos rune

Once more, my dashboard is void of anything that really interests me so I’m doing one of these obnoxious things to try and find people to follow from the witchy community, (since Tumblr search and explore aren’t really helping me find people with common interests these days…)

So, an introduction. I’m Bekkie, queer in pretty much every sense of the word, and I’m 25. I recently got back into my practice after a long time away from it, (mostly due to societal and familial pressures,) and I still haven’t found many witch blogs that interest me greatly.

If you post any of the following stuff, please give this post a like and/or reblog and I’ll probably follow you!

  1. Divination - I have a big interest in cartomancy, shufflemancy, divining via pendulum, casting and reading runes, tasseomancy and palmistry! The latter three I’m only just getting into, however.
  2. Spirit Work - Another interest I’m only just getting into, but that intrigues me!
  3. Crystals - Using them in spells or just posting about them because they’re pretty, either’s fine!
  4. Cosmic Witchcraft - Anything related to this is a great love of mine.
  5. Pop culture witchcraft and divination - Again, anything in this ilk interests me but it’s mostly things to do with video games that I’m really interested in. Also Dungeons and Dragons and other TTRPGs!
  6. Chaos Magic and Sigils - I’m a sigil maker myself though I don’t often post my sigils on here.
  7. Hellenism/Hellenistic Polytheism - I’ve literally only in the past few weeks began looking into Hellenism but after feeling drawn to Hekate for a long time now, I feel it’s the right time to investigate further.
  8. Kitchen, Hearth, Green & Cottage witchcraft - I cook constantly and love anything to do with imbuing my daily life with magic!

I’ll leave it at that for now, I think! :)

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Greetings, witchy tumblr! I have created a free-to-use alphabet for anyone who wants to use it! While I made it with magickal purposes in mind, I won’t stop you for using it in any other way.

I like runes that are easy to write and equally easy to learn and remember, so I tried to make these that particular goal in mind. Most of the runes also resemble their anglo-roman (or is it latin?) counterpart, so it’s also easier to read the runes without having to check its corresponding letter constantly.

I made two versions, one is more round and smooth, while the other is angular and sharp.

I’m bad when it comes to naming things, so the name “desert runes” came from my current desktop picture of a beautiful golden desert during sunset. Also it sounds nice?

I’d love it if you tagged anything that uses this script with #desertrunes or #desertscript so I can see it, especially if you use it to make sigils!
Have fun!

EDIT: Now with fixed title card and the R on the sheet. The R was flipped earlier, oops.

EDIT 2: Added numbers and some marks! Final edit I swear.

EDIT 3: I LIED - The amazing goblinwitch made a font out of these, check them out HERE!

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“I commit without fear”

The top image is the sigil I have made with the statement of intent. The bottom image is a bind rune, which is made by combining many runes together with similar purposes to achieve a common end. The bind rune stands for commitment and was made by a dear friend of mine. You can charge a bind rune in the same way you can charge many sigils, whatever your preference.

For the bind rune it is suggested to draw it on the left wrist on the inside. If that’s too visible put it on the back of a necklace or on a paper in an amulet. For the sigil you may keep it on you in any manner you wish.

Requested by anonymous

~Richtor

A (very) brief look at the runes of the Elder Futhark

These are my basic interpretations for each of the runes of the Elder Futhark. While these explanations may reveal the basic meanings of these symbols, at least according to my own research and experience, they only scratch the surface of the layers of wisdom that can be found in the runes. For deeper study, there are many wonderful books out there that expand on them. I would personally recommend Diana Paxson’s Taking Up the Runes as a great starting point.

As a personal aside, I would consider myself a fairly conservative interpreter of the runes. I feel that the best basis for them can be found in reliable sources, such as existing lore and the rune poems. As such, I attempt to adhere closely to these sources when it comes to explaining the meaning of each symbol.


Fehu: Fehu means cattle and signifies wealth, but it is a wealth that is best used when moving through the community generously. The rune cautions against hoarding wealth and cites the discord that can result.

Uruz: Uruz stands for aurochs, which was a species of horned cattle common to the ancient world. As such, it is a rune of primal strength and determination. The rune can also mean rain.

Thurisaz: Thurisaz represents the giants of the Norse tales and is a rune of chaos and unrest. It could also be interpreted as a rune of Thor, which would turn the symbol into one of protection against those same chaotic forces.

Ansuz: Ansuz is the rune of Odin, which makes it a rune of wisdom. In the Anglo-Saxon rune poem the symbol also represents the mouth, lending an additional meaning of wisdom through communication and messages.

Raido: Raido means ride and is a rune of travel. While the journey may be swift and joyful, the rune poem warns of the toll the journey will take on the horse. This suggests that one must take care of those who help us along the way.

Kenaz: Kenaz is the torch that illuminates the way through darkness to a warm hearth and good company. However, as the fire burns for warmth, it can also cause pain and may indicate illness.

Gebo: Gebo signifies the rune of gifts and generosity. The rune also represents the cycle of reciprocity and the right-relationship that results when maintained.

Wunjo: Wunjo denotes the rune of joy. It is a bliss that can spring from prosperity, overcoming anxiety and sadness.

Hagalaz: Hagalaz represents hail, making it a rune of destruction and painful transition. All is not for naught however, for the ice seed will melt, giving water and growth to the hardier crops that survived.

Naudhiz: Naudhiz means need, and is a rune of constraint, oppression, and hard work that goes unrewarded. This is a challenging symbol, but the rune also indicates that lessons could be learned from the experience.

Isa: Isa stands for ice, fair to look upon but dangerous to traverse. This is a rune whose message is one of caution in situations where a particular decision seems desirable, but could be perilous. On the other hand, Isa can suggest stability and calm.

Jera: Jera is the rune for year and the harvest. It is manifestation of the rewards for hard work, with prosperity and abundance that sustains the individual or the community.

Eihwaz: Eihwaz is the symbol for the yew tree and can mean strength that is drawn from the line of ancestors. Eihwaz is also interpreted as the rune of Yggdrasil, which implies connection to the cosmos.

Perthro: Perthro is the dice-cup, the vessel from which the lots are cast, and the rune of chance. Perthro can represent uncertainty in everything from light-hearted gaming to the vagaries of fate.

Elhaz: Elhaz is the rune of the elk and the sedge. The shape of the rune resembles that of the antlers of the elk and the thorn of the sedge, making this a symbol of protection.

Sowilo: Sowilo represents the sun, making it a rune of illumination, victory, and power. The rune can also mean guidance, as one can always depend on the course of the sun to lead them to the end of their journey.

Tiwaz: Tiwaz is Tyr’s rune and is a symbol of justice and truth, potentially at the cost of self-sacrifice. Tiwaz also has an aspect of guidance in that right-action will always set you on the correct path.

Berkano: Berkano is the rune for the birch tree, indicating feminine strength and resourcefulness. From this meaning, it can be a rune for nurturing, healing, and regeneration.

Ehwaz: Ehwaz means horse and expresses the relationship between the horse and the rider. It is a rune of partnership, with attention given to those who help us along our journey. Naturally, the symbol can also represent movement and travel.

Mannaz: Mannaz is the symbol for “man” or “human,” and emphasizes the interconnected nature of human relationships. Mannaz can show the spectrum of these relationships, from comfort in good company to the more negative aspects of the human condition.

Laguz: Laguz is the rune for lake, making this a symbol for water. As such, this is a rune of potential and change, perhaps with the suggestion for flexibility through various situations. It can also mean the unconscious mind and the hidden wealth that lies beneath the surface.

Ingwaz: Ingwaz is Freyr’s rune and takes on the domains of the Vanic god as a symbol of fertility, productivity, and abundance. The rune can also symbolize masculine strength and the transforming cycles of life.

Dagaz: Dagaz means day and is the rune of new beginnings. With the day also brings hope, and is a welcome rune when life has been difficult. Dagaz can also signify the present moment and a call to “seize the day.”

Othala: Othala is the rune of the home and encompasses everything that entails, from the physical homestead to familial relationships of blood and heart. Othala also symbolizes the connection to the ancestors, from genetic inheritance to physical property passed on through the family line.

HAHAHAHAHA

i was just trying to refresh my “knowledge” (i keep forgetting) of the few runes i’ve tried to teach myself the meanings of in the past (all of 3 so far, lol), but in trying to get there, i stumbled over a different rune instead (othala) because it was first on the list i was using. right?

it … means … literally everything i’ve been lowkey obsessing over these past months … things like home, family, culture, tradition, et cetera … AND it’s also associated with Odin. :|

can’t make this shit up.

also, have i mentioned? a few weeks ago, i somehow injured myself while putting on my shoes (NO I HAVE NO IDEA), ending up with a scratch on my wrist that looked exactly like kenaz. i mean … exactly. it’s still visible, though one half has sadly faded more than the other. kenaz was the first rune i focused on years ago. of course i had largely forgotten its meanings, too, but looking them up again i can definitely say that the timing of my mysterious injury was hilarious???

i don’t know what is happening here exactly but it sure is happening.

I am looking for interesting blogs to follow! Please reblog this if you post mainly about any of the following topics:

  • occultism
  • chaos magick
  • kitchen magick
  • sigil magick
  • Tarot (preferrably for self-development, counselling, etc.; not as much for fortune telling or psychic readings)
  • runes (Elder Furthark, Younger Futhark, Anglo-Saxon Futhorc; preferrably reconstructionist)
  • Roman or Norse/Germanic paganism/heathenry (preferrably recon)
  • Roman or Norse/Germanic mythology (again, recon approaches are preferred)
  • pantheism
  • meditation
  • mindfulness
  • lucid dreaming
  • herbal medicine/phytotherapy

Bring on your awesome blogs :D

Even if it should go without saying, I have to add that I won’t follow you if there is any racist, folkist, sexist, supremacist, LGBTQIA-phobic, or otherwise hateful content on your blog.

So, here I am, thinking about Constantine while I should be doing my homework…

He didn’t really like using chaos magic, right? I was thinking about the Cold Massacre again, and from Alastair had found, it doesn’t sound like chaos magic at all. There was fire in the ice. The student he first saw had been burned, and Declan had his air taken from him. There was blood everywhere, and when someone goes the void, there is nothing left.

Master Joseph was able to impersonate him in the battlefield, even though he didn’t have the ability to use chaos magic… So it seems he didn’t use that often. 

From the brief scene we had from the battle that happened at the same time as the Massacre, Verity was freely using chaos magic agaisnt the forces of The Enemy.

Which also means that the mages weren’t able to stop Constantine even when he wasn’t using chaos magic.

haiitsclo: five shadowhunters, one werewolf and one vampire in a tattoo parlor…. equals chaos and rune tattoos.
“WHAT’D YOU GET A BABY ONE FOR?”
“what?”
“A BABY ONE! ITS TINY!”

“I will be light in the time of darkness”
@sigildaily I really mean thank you. I’ve literally just gone and drawn it and will charge it with energy and put it into action. Thank you so much.
The way I use sigils and runes is by marking myself, or objects with them. My walls are covered. I usually am. Some people say you need to forget about sigils and my argument is that it becomes a part of me and I CAN forget about it and that when I see it and remember it makes it’s energy multiply and grow. But that’s just me.
By the way that’s a wristband I got at the IAYMH conference from a representative woman Meghan and it’s to fight stigma of mental health, in accordance with Word Mental Health Day, Oct 10. I’ve kept wearing it as a reminder

Much of what goes on in our heads does not belong to us. It is inherited from our family and our culture. This is nowhere more evident than in economics. We have a system of value that is mostly unaligned to our spiritual or magical values because they come from an economy that is just simply not built for our benefit. As such, any journey toward finding meaning or value in our lives must begin with an understanding of the value system we have inherited. The mystic and science fiction author Philip K. Dick refers to this as the ‘black iron prison.’ This is his description of the worldly forces of government, economics, and culture, all largely invisible, that trap us in a small and fixed vision a reality. But the borders of our cell are arbitrary. They only imprison us if we allow them to. And so the first step in freeing yourself from prison is recognizing the bars.
—  Gordon White, “The Chaos Protocols”