Hand painted Glukstern (Hex Sign) - Rune Decor for inspiration, income and heritage


The Glukstern or Hex Sign has a strong history in Germany and in America, thanks to the Pennsylvania Dutch. However, this sign is much older than that. The Hex Sign is a stylized version of Hagalaz/Yggdrasil and has been carved on houses and buildings in Germany for centuries.
"The buildings in which these signs appear mostly date from the late sixteenth to the early eighteenth centuries. It is probable that the signs were carved by a certain group of "initiates " who still knew the symbols and how to work their magic." from RUNELORE

The foundation of this piece is HAGALAZ as in YGGDRASIL the world tree on which, and through which, all things in the multiverse exist. It is the ice crystal or hail which melts and waters the earth. It is the cycle of life, death and rebirth and the continuation of all things. In the center of the artwork is OTHALA the rune of ancestral heritage and inheritance and the sacred enclosure. The enclosure of OTHALA wards against all detrimental energies and forces while increasing productive energies within the enclosure. It is the rune of inheritance of all things, whether property or Orlog (personal ancestral inheritance as in destiny or karma).
Above OTHALA is FEHU the rune of cattle or mobile wealth or gold. FEHU also represents wealth, fertility, and general life-energy attributed to Frey and Freya whose power governs prosperity and well-being in all forms. The life-force of these two deities is expressed as joy, sexual energy, and courage in battle as both are powerful warriors. Our earnings or treasures are given in divine exchange through GEBO as me make sacrifice or give gifts to the gods in return for assistance or divine inspiration. It is also the rune of hospitality, giving of oath or the giving of ones self in marriage, our commitment to another person or goal. It is the way of the binding in honor. The final rune is URUZ the "mother of manifestation", the wild force of the cosmic bovine. The shaping of the world in its manifold multidimensional form, the rune of creation and vital energy.

There are gifting, talents, or skills that are inherent in each of us (othala) that can create for us the income (fehu) we need for our families. We can make an offering, a sacrifice and receive, in divine exchange (gebo), greater inspiration, creative force (uruz) to increase those talents and skills or creative ideas. This not only benefits us and our family but it also becomes an inheritance a heritage for future generations and strengthens our ancestral tree with honor. May it be so in your home.

Item is hand painted and designed with care and reverence for the runic energies it contains. To honor the gods and the old ways, natural products have been used when appropriate. This talisman in made of natural wood and with acrylics and sealed with urethane for protection. There is a brass hanger attached.

Dimensions: 10." x 10." x .25" 3.3oz

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