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Bindrune Basics

So, I’ve been working on some Runic and Bindrune Charms recently.  Seems like the perfect time to talk about making bindrunes – something I’ve been diving head first into. I love them!

First things first – What exactly is a bindrune?
Well, the answer is, technically speaking, very simple. A bindrune is a symbol that combines two or more runes into one symbol. It might be for magically purposes or for identification (like a maker’s mark – made from the makers initials in runes).

How do you make a bindrune?
Personally, I make my bindrunes in steps: Intent, Selection, Creation, Finalization. I’ll lead you through the process using one that I’ve created – a bindrune for enhancing intuition.

Step 1: Intent – When I sat down to create this bindrune, I wanted something to help people get in touch with their intuition – their ability to dig into the depths and know the unknown. For this, Laguz and Perthro jumped to mind.

 

Step 2: Selection – Laguz is the rune of the subconscious and helps us to take the plunge and go with the flow – and in a culture that tells us trusting our intuition is ‘silly’ or ‘bad’ this is a necessary first step. Perthro, on the other hand, is the rune of the unknown and serves as a direct connection to the limitless potential of the Wyrd.
Now is the time to look at the other Runes and see if there is another that belongs in this bindrune. I decided that there wasn’t, so Laguz and Perthro it is.

Step 3: Creation – Now, I spend anywhere from 10-30 minutes (depending on complexity) drawing out different combinations until I find the one that seems right. You really have to listen to your intuition during this process. I make as many combinations as I can – keeping an eye out for hiding runes that end up being created (sometimes this works in your favor). I settled on the design below – even though it does have a hiding rune (can you find it?).

The final form of my bindrune for enhancing intuition - carved deeply into a tumbled piece of Snow Quartz and painted with silver.

Step 4: Finalization – This is where you give the bindrune it’s purpose. In this example, I decided to carve the bindrune into a stone to create a pocket charm. Whether you are tracing the bindrune on your body, a piece of paper, or into a candle the process is much the same. Trace/draw the rune, then speak it’s intent – I like to use affirmation style, but simply saying “Enhancing Intuition” does the trick.

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Expo!

I don’t know how I managed to not mention this – We’re holding the First Annual Grand Cities Holistic Healing Expo this weekend! I have been busy working for the past few days creating some Runic lovelies to put out on the shelves. I thought I’d share:

This set is easily one of my favorites I’ve ever made. Picture Jasper is a lovely earthy stone that fosters creative vision and helps the conscious mind understand and work with the unconscious.

I adore blue lace agate – it’s a gentle stone that helps one reach out to angelic realms and assists inner attunement and communication. Also it can work wonders on arthritis

This is such a tough one to photograph! Rose Quartz is a stone of the heart – it fosters unconditional love and helps one get in touch with their emotions in a gentle way.

Healing: Chakra Stones

Recently I’ve started using stones for healing – this is a learning process and is sure to change as I go. My first attempt has been with chakra stones. Within our bodies are energy pools (chakras) that act upon both the physical and spiritual bodies. This system can be thrown out of balance for many reasons, but this is something able to be “corrected” for lack of a better word. Just as there are many ways our energy system can become unbalanced, there are just as many ways to bring that balance back. In this method, each stone corresponds to one of the seven chakras. The stones are placed on the body, where the chakras manifest.

The location of the chakras on the physical body

The stones and their energies help the energy in your system to flow and heal itself. I find this to be a very gentle form of healing as it allows the energy system to work in its own way and at its own pace. Now, the stones I use are in no way a definitive list – just stones that I have found to correlate to the chakras. Here’s a video where I show all the stones and give a little info about them:

Base chakra: Snowflake Obsidian
Sacral chakra: Carnelian
Solar plexus chakra: Yellow Opal
Heart chakra: Green Adventurine
Throat chakra: Sodalite
3rd eye chakra: Purple/Blue Flourite
Crown chakra: Amethyst

I’ll tell you how it works out as I continue to experiment with this form of healing.

~Take care and Blessed be