Last night I got down to work on my Leo altar. I followed the formula for how I created the Strength altar a few years ago.
I noticed I’d forgotten the goblet of Kosher wine I offered for the last full moon on the altar. It congealed and looked a lot like blood. I decided to bless it and use it as “ceremonial blood” since I’m not into animal sacrifice lol. I was raised Catholic so wine works just fine for blood.
At the same time, I started playing around with the formula for building #TheHangedManTarotCard. I built a circle out of my runes on my desk and placed an inverted cross in the middle because that’s as close as I could find around the house to Odín on the tree of life. I began to contemplate and meditate on the card so I can work on the formula for the Hanged Man card. I like to have things ready in advance.
I’m in a Runes study group and we talked about how blood is recommended to bless your runes. A conversation started about how you can prick your finger or use menstrual blood. I didn’t really find either to be appealing so I was thrilled to make this connection about the “wine turning to blood”. The theme of resurrection is perfect for Leo because the sun represents the tripe god, so I think the insights will be illuminated.
This afternoon I broke my mini altar down and dropped all my rune stones in the “blood”. Then I set it with some plants that I’m thinking about using in my altar. I’ll leave the stones in the chalice until full moon and see what happens.