Apologies for the late post. I’ve been busy the last few days.
Wednesday I did my devotional to Lord Odin, since the day is named for Him. I sat down in front of my altar and said this prayer:
All-Father, I ask Your blessings.
Breathe into me,
oh God of gainful counsel.
Nourish me, Wish-Giver,
that I might know you more fully and well.
I hail You, God of wisdom, cunning and inspiration.
I hail You, ruthless in Your desires.
I hail You, God of single-minded hunger.
Be welcome in my life, my heart, my home.
Master of the Tree, I sacrifice to You:
my fears, my doubts, my hesitations.
Open me up to the knowledge of things holy.
Wisest Lord, open me up to You.
I will seek You with the fervor
with which You sought the runes.
Always will I honor You.
Be my mead, be my joy,
be the prize at the end of my seeking.
Hail, Odin, Hail All Father,
Hail, Lord of Hosts.
(prayer by Galina Krasskova)
I lit a stick of Odin incense from an Etsy shop that no longer exists (which is a shame because the incense is really good) as an offering. Then I drew runes in response to the question, “What blessings does Lord Odin offer me?”
Here was my draw:
The rune on the left is Laguz, the water rune. Laguz I tend to interpret literally as water, but it could also be referring to intuition and the subconscious. The middle rune is Thurisaz, the rune of Thor. I’m not sure why I drew Thor’s rune in asking for wisdom from Odin, but so it is. Thurisaz is a rune of protection and offensive and defensive balance. The final rune on the right, Jera, is the year/harvest rune. All together I think this draw is telling me to pay attention to my subconscious as it might foresee a situation that will require some sort of protection. Jera speaks of hard work finally coming to fruition, which doesn’t seem to match the other two runes.