Algiz, the Averter
The runic half-month of Algiz (or Eohl) starts on January 28. It is thought to invoke the protection of a higher being, mainly because the appearance of the rune evokes the image of a person standing with his or her arms raised heavenward, as if imploring, or a else a hand whose palm is facing upward or outward, as if warding off an aggressive force. Two alternative meanings are the of “elk” and “elk sedge,” i.e., a prickly type of marsh grass, but even if interpreted as such, the primary meaning of both still implies self-defense or protection.
“A Helping Hand”
Wear a hand of Fatima as a protective amulet today. Available from Islamic outlets, this representation of the hand of the Prophet Muhammad’s daughter (the thumb denotes her father) represents Allah and the Five Pillars of Islam. Its palm often incorporates an eye that is said to deflect the malign energies conveyed by the evil eye.
Good day, my luvs! I am going to make it short and sweet today. I hope everyone is having a very relaxing and enjoyable Saturday. Thanks for stopping by and spending some of your day with me.
Have a great one, sweeties!
Affirmation of the Day for Saturday, Jan. 28th
“I turn my attention inward to sense the tug of hidden desires. Clear in my self-awareness, I am now free to make my choice.”
Thought of the Day for Saturday, Jan. 28th
“The significance of a man is not in what he attains but rather in what he longs to attain.”
Empowering An Object With Your Intent
Focus On A Pebble
You can use a pebble as a talisman to act as a focus for your ambitions and goals. Hold the pebble in your hand and focus your attention on it. Look at the smooth grain of its surface and the variations in hue, and feel the cool hardness of th pebble against your skin. Now close your eyes and squeezing the pebble tightly in one hand, wish for the fulfilment of an important dream or goal. As you do so imagine that the stone is glowing in your hand, charged with the energy of your wish. Put the stone in a place where you will see it on a daily basis to remind you of your goal. Whenever you are about to take a step toward achieving your goal and require an extra boost, squeeze the stone in your hand to summon your energies and focus your mind.
As well as pebbles, there are many other things that you can use as talisman – for example a semi-precious stone or crystal, a pendant, or a small toy or doll.