New blog from Lisa Frideborg: Runes of Light. I like the idea -- we can always use info on runes. I have a set myself but, while I like the idea of runes as well as the tactile pleasure of using runes, I haven't delved much into them. Although, here's a bit of synchronicity: just today I was visualizing this rune for protection earlier today (pulling out all the tricks for protection) then found Lisa's link to her new blog.
So, the runes, they seem to be a callin' .
Algiz: (Z or -R: Elk, protection.) Protection, a shield. The protective urge to shelter oneself or others. Defense, warding off of evil, shield, guardian. Connection with the gods, awakening, higher life. It can be used to channel energies appropriately. Follow your instincts. Keep hold of success or maintain a position won or earned. Algiz Reversed: or Merkstave: Hidden danger, consumption by divine forces, loss of divine link. Taboo, warning, turning away, that which repels. (From Runes, Alphabet of Mystery)