rune pairs: gebo | hagalaz

©2021 Michael Raven

handfasting
and oaths recalled

i now submit:
letting hailstorms
hammer me into shape
for you

gebo: “gift”, exchange, sexual/mystical union, oaths, equilibrium, self-sacrifice, divine vision, obligations, giving oneself from within

hagalaz: “hail”, radical change, acceptance, surrender, transformation, spiritual awakening through crisis, subconscious “baggage” (Jungian “shadow”) removal, confrontation with past patterns

Note: There is no divinatory question being considered, but merely an investigation into the relationships the runes might suggest as they come together. For these exercises, I am not considering the murkstave implications from the drawing, but focusing exclusively on the core concepts. At a later date I may consider the implications presented by a reversed rune — possibly when I start casting the runes in a more traditional way — but I am more intent on learning the primary meanings and making connections via wyrd at this time.

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