Antique Silver Plated, Leather, Zinc Alloy
1 ¼" x 2 ¼" (30 x 55 mm)
Vegvisir is a compass that guides us through the hardships of life, helping us always find our way home. The old Scandinavian peoples roared Vegvisir on the beaks of their boats before the expedition. It was supposed to protect them from failures and bad events. It was also used for purely magical purposes. Painted on a forehead, it protected the body during astral travels and activities that required non-physical wandering outside its body. The compass always marked the way to a safe haven and a safe place. Each part of Vegvisir has its own meaning. The arched lines have to receive and release energy (depending on whether they are directed inwards or outwards), providing the right flow. The short lines that intersect the main arms are the accumulators that increase the energy passing through them and thicken it. Wheels, on the other hand, are mirrors that reflect and send energy back to its source. The rake-like elements act as a net to catch the necessary vibrations from the world around us.
Vegvisir is a part of Galdrastafir – runic magic in which seals and symbols with a very strong effect are created. Galdra (magic) and stafir (sticks/lines) are a kind of modification and transformation of runes in the direction of creating a symbol with very strong energy, oriented towards a specific goal. The original notes come from the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries from the Icelandic grimoire called Galdrabók. There are 47 spells in it, and one of them is Vegvisir.