“Great minds think alike, though fools seldom differ.”
“Be careful what you wish for…”

Wunjo – “Won-joe” – Literally: “Joy” – Esoteric: Hope, Harmony, Perfection

Key Concepts: joy, perfection, the art of correct wishing, correct application of the will, well-being, contentment, hope, expectation, relationship, family, bonding, trusted kinsfolk, shared ideals or aims, group harmony, symbols of shared identity, optimism, cooperative effort, like-mindedness, friendship

Psi: contentment, optimism, like-mindedness, wishful thinking, shared identity

Energy: harmony of like forces, effortless ease, fellowship, fulfillment, wishing, genuine friendship,

Mundane: parties, friendship, family, community

Joy, harmony, fellowship, accomplishment, prosperity; or stultification, sorrow, strife, alienation, warns of caution, blindness to danger, deception, betrayal.

Strengthens links and bonds
Invocation of fellowship and harmony.
Banishes alienation and other inharmonious impediments to trust
Creating joy through the use of true will
Realization of the link and multiplicity of relationship of all things
The art of correct wishing, ‘law of attraction’

My Notes:

Wunjo is the inner urge for realization of your soul’s true will to achieve perfection of consciousness and the drive to this realization in this life-time. It wards off woe and sorrow so that the abundant gifts of the multiverse have no trouble bestowing themselves upon you. In Wunjo we find harmonious energies characteristic in functional families, group affiliations, healthy societies and nations and ultimately, the world.

It is here we find the force of Love curing the warrior who has hate in his or her heart. Because the Northern tradition was abruptly cut short in its evolution of conceptualizing Love as a cosmic force, we have to search for ideas in the Elder tradition that would indicate its latent potential. We find this idea especially in the rune meaning of Wunjo, for Wunjo carries all the elements of Love between and among human beings. Wunjo is the rune that guides harmonizing human energies into a whole. It is the alignment of individual will with the will of the community and ultimately with the divine will. The rune of Love and Unity between all life is LAGUZ, and it’s interesting to me that they have similar shapes.

Alienation and failing community is a severe problem in our society now, which can be deeply troubling to almost every human exchange we engage in. Alienation presents itself as mistrust. In a social group with no overriding objective, it’s only a nuisance. In a community service group, the project fails. In a family, it can lead to disaster. Wunjo can reduce alienation by broadcasting love into the chaotic human energy field. Yet rather than being performed abstractly with no conscious awareness of the intervening energies, the invocation of Wunjo is focused by the magical will of the operator for specific results. This is a technique paralleled (and complimented by) modern Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

The art of correct ‘wishing’ is perfected by seeking your unique purpose in life and aligning your thought and action with it. It is the motivation to act upon your true will which opens the path to completing your personal purpose in this lifetime. Step by step, life by life, we fulfill our cosmic destiny. This is the essence of the Law of Attraction, and a core magic of the Nothern tradition.

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5 Responses to Wunjo – Rune Meaning

  1. Miriam says:

    Meanings of wunjo!

  2. […] Maybe I’m boiling about this because I know masses of people are going out to celebrate with their mothers today, and I don’t begrudge them that one bit.  I had a good birthday celebration.  It probably has more to do with the fact that my mother chose her relationship with her pathologically narcissistic, abusive husband over her children.  I’m way past feeling guilty about doing what I had to do to separate myself from that situation.  I know I’ve made the right choices for myself and I’m on my right path now.  But this lingering sadness will probably never fully fade, or at least a part of me will still wish that I’d had a real mother and father growing up.  (“Real” meaning parents that were consistently nurturing and supportive, and invested in me beyond my value as an object to reflect their success and social status).  Oh well, press onward.  This year’s Rune, with its most auspicious timing, is Wunjo. […]

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  4. Mahryan says:

    I agree with Kaedrich. Tyriel and I have often had discussions about the runic energies. Specifically about observing the runic images around us in the everyday and in calling those energies to us and using them.

    Tyriel’s insights have been very helpful during challenging times for me. I think he has considerable insight to share in this aspect of the runes and I hope he will expand his thoughts about this as this blog develops.

  5. Kaedrich says:

    What I really like about what I am ready so far is that you do not focus soley on the passive aspect of the runes. Many sites, and books, tell of what a rune means in a divination reading.

    However, you are expressing the active energies of the rune in the real world and inner wolrd. This is the next direction of rune work. Your comments on Wunjo exactly reflect the aspects of Wunjo energy that are alive, healing, mediating, and unifying.

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