Wunjo

“He lives well who knows not suffering, sorrow nor anxiety, and has prosperity and happiness and a good enough house.”

“The Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem”


To the Anglo-Saxons this rune was known as Wynn, in thecommon alphabet it is the letter W or V. This Runesymbolizes glory, joy and spiritual reward, perfection, harmony, domestic bliss, a happy household, good fortune and trusted friends, all denoted by Wunjo. Beauty, fair skin and fine hair are also tradicionally linked to this rune. It is said to be one of the four runes of love and suggests an attraction that will blossom into a lasting relationship. The rune is airy in nature, with associations with clouds, the wind, spinning wheels and flax.

Upright Meaning:

Absolute love, the arrival of good news,, an exellent turn of fortune and the establishment of a happy home. All in all, Wunjo represents a fulfilling life or, at the very least, a period when everything will go your way. Partnerships, of course, are of prime importance when this rune appears, not only relationships of emotional nature, but those connected with business, too. Firm friendships and mutually adventageous arrangements are under the auspices of this rune. But it is in the realm of love that Wunjo truly shines. If you are unattached, someone attractive is likely to be pale-skinned and fair-haired, but we must remember that these characteristics were the ancient Norse measures of beauty and that they did not live in a multicultural society. Artistic or other creative ventures will be successful, and you may receive news from a distance, probably from a man who has jorneyed over water. In health terms, the appearance of Wunjo shows that some tender loving care will pay off and that a recovery is likely.

Inverted Meaning:

Trust becomes an issue when wunjo is inverted. Prospective partners may not be all that they seem, so don’t give your heart too readily. In business, too, beware of double-dealing and don’t take anything at face value. If at all possible, delay making far-reacjing judgements as you will not have all of the facts that you need to make a valid decision. Tradition says that if you have an emotional worry, you should delay your decision-making for three months. If the troublesome factors in business, put off any action for three days. Things will slow down for a while and you may become despondent about your prospectss.

Body Part: Eyes, vision, pineal gland.
Associated Maladies: 
Blindness and vision problems. SAD. Sleep cycle disturbances. Vitamin D deficiencies.
Action: 
Shining brightly.
Solution: 
More sunlight, or more regular daylight hours, or light treatment

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