Tag: Thurisaz

Devotional to Odin, 3/1/17

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:

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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.

Hail Odin!

Blessings, Victoria

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