This prep work was done last night, Wednesday, November 13th.
I will be making two talismans for this challenge, one which I will keep and the other which I will give away. Which I will keep and which I will give will be determined later, probably by divination. Both disks are bindrune talismans made in a sunwheel, carrying the energy continuously forward. The first day was spent thinking on the design, and sketching it out on the wooden disks that will have the bindrunes woodburnt onto them.
Before woodburning will take place, a blood offering, using a sterile lancet, will be made to the Runes, and at least once a week another blood offering will be made in Gebo with the Runevaettir. The disks themselves will not be stained with my blood until I am certain which one I will be keeping and which one I will be giving away. At the end of the 30 days I will seal both disks with beeswax. I am still working out which, if any herbs I will be adding to the mix. More Runes may be added, as may other things to the disk itself, such as powderized herbs. What I am leaning towards, however, is leaving the talisman simple: the bindrune designs as pictured, and the beeswax sealing.
This is the first:
Its purpose is to increase one’s connection to the Gods. The Ansuz Rune is part of this talisman to bring connection, with the cleansing and purity to the user necessary for that to be done well. Gebo is made to live in good relationship with the Gods.
This is the second:
Its purpose is to increase one’s wealth. The Fehu Rune is part of this talisman to bring wealth. The Gebo Rune is part of this talisman with the idea of a balanced gaining of wealth, of gift for a gift for one’s efforts.