Also called Wynn
Old Norse name: none
Flower: larkspur; love-in-a-mist (emotional/sexual)
Gem: diamond, moss agate
The first way to interpret
Wunjo is the way most rune readers do-as joy and happiness, plain
and simple. Wunjo in a reading is always an excellent omen, especially
when it appears in a result position. If it appears with "news"
runes, such as Ansuz, it can mean that the querent will be getting
good news. If it appears with a rune such as Gebo, it indicates
that all is well with the querent's relationships. With travel runes,
Wunjo indicates that the journey in question will be successful.
When reversed Wunjo would,
obviously, mean querent will experiences unhappiness. It can indicate
that a third party is causing trouble. It can also signify a need
for caution, and if the querent has a decision to make, he may want
to delay doing so for six days, weeks, or months (exactly when will
be determined by the other runes in the reading and possibly by
the reading itself).
The other way to interpret
Wunjo comes from Freya Aswynn, whom I quote a lot throughout this
section (she's incredibly knowledgeable about the runes and their
Teutonic backgrounds-I highly suggest reading Northern Mysteries
and Magick for a thorough look into Freya's insights). The primitive
Germanic word "wunjo" meant perfection; and from "wunjo"
were derived the German "Wunsch" and the Dutch "wens,"
both of which mean wish. One of the aspects of Odin, to whom Wunjo
is attributed, was as a fulfiller of wishes. So Wunjo can indicate
wishes, either wishes fulfilled or wishes yet to be fulfilled, and
especially wishes that would push the querent closer to his ideal,
closer to perfection, in other words.
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