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Rune Dice Premiere at Northwest Tarot Symposium (NWTS)

I have created a new way to read the runes, which is light, portable and very accurate. My prototype RUNE DICE were a big hit and many are looking forward to them being available sometime this summer.  What is different about my dice is they are 8-sided so each represents a full aett or family of runes.  I am using the Elder Futhark which consists of 24 runes, arranged in three families of 8 runes each. The green houses the first aett, which reflects the life on earth and all the realms of middle earth. The black houses the 2nd aett, which reflects our deepest journeys in Hel.  And finally the white houses the 3rd aett; the realm and lessons of Asgard, home of the Gods.  Here is a picture of a reading I took today, asking to show what I brought back from my time at NWTS last weekend.

To read them, the top face of the dice are read as the primary runes; and the runes you can see on the sides augment the reading. What I see in this reading is:

Algiz-Elk or bird. This weekend bird showed up to leave footprints behind that I could follow.  I came to learn how to publish my booklet to accompany these rune dice and to learn from the tarot tribe.  All were so generous with their information! I want to shout out to Mellissae Lucia and Carolyn White for sharing their knowledge and encouraging me on this project. Both gave great presentations and I highly recommend them both. Digging in and learning how to assimilate the shared knowledge as I make my individual journey is the inner work I have before me.  I was also able to meet Carolyn Cushing of Soul Path Sanctuary in person after being wisdom sisters for ages in the Gaian Tarot Circle and Dark Goddess Lodge.  JOY!

Thurisaz- Thorn or axe.  This is the day to day practical work of hacking through any barriers (real or imagined) that keep me from realizing my goals.  I can also set up a thorny barrier to protect myself from intrusion and distraction so only really important issues/concerns can sway me from my task.

Othala-Legacy or transformation. My final result will be to leave behind a new way to read and work with the runes.  And bringing them to manifestation has the power to change not only my life but live of others as well.

The augmenting runes have something to say as well…Pethro– is the dice cup, luck and fortune won and/or lost.  Both it and Ingwaz-the womb are containers for the rune dice concept while it germinates and matures prior to being released in this summer. And Raido- the journey or traveler represents not only the journey of this creation, but a very real trip to Thailand which was determined this weekend.

I came for inspiration, education, and connection and left with all three in abundance!

Blessings on YOUR journey,



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Moving into the change…


Today the rune spread I was given turned up these three runes:

Thurisaz, Algiz, and Hagalaz.

Direct action-protection and unexpected help- and chaos.  As always, it fits exactly with what is going on in my life. I am actually making changes to my home that I have talked about for a very long time. I made a choice to take action—landscaping, painting, laying new floors, redesigning where items will live in my house. It is possible by the unexpected help by others that are willing to help me do the work. I have been given supplies and that talent and time of others. What a gift. In order to have a changed (and better) living space, I must embrace the chaos that comes with that change. Right now my freezer is unfrosted and living in my bedroom hallway next to the fridge; changing my typical walking path. I have had to alter everything I do in my home during the deconstruction, reconstruction phase. A little painful, yes. A lot exciting—hell yes!

Getting this reading helps me fully recognize that change process, and allows me to embrace it and experience it in a more complete way….mind, body, and spirit. I get more out of life journeys when I really understand what is happening instead of just floating along with the current.

Armed with a hammer and a paintbrush—I’m off!

Have a bright and beautiful day,