Speaking of Sigils…
Let me preface this with:
This is a bindrune (designed by Sonneillon V.).
Specifically, a bindrune intended to alleviate chronic pain.
I do not work with the runes – I am not able to give them the attention they deserve at this time – and bindrunes are especially dangerous (as these things go) if not constructed and employed correctly.
But I have a buttload of chronic pain and gods, am I desperate!
I had had a week of absolutely debilitating pain that wouldn’t respond to drugs, exercise, massage, sitting in different positions… This is a chronic injury resulting from years of being a desk jockey whose physical proportions are outside of average. Usually it’s an ever-present deep, dull ache. When it flares up, I can’t even sleep from the pain. When this cruised across my tumblr dash I didn’t hesitate before grabbing a pen and drawing the bindrune on my shoulder:
Laguz, sained with blood thou be,
loosen now the flow in me
Jera turn the wheel
my body bring to heel
Eihwaz straighten at the bend
power to this bindrune lend
Wunjo set the pain to flight
Naudhiz bind it out of site.*
This bindrune appealed to me largely because it incorporates Laguz and, even though myself and the runes aren’t officially acquainted, I have a soft spot for Laguz. A couple of people expressed (valid) concern, though, that Laguz as it is invoked here would disrupt their menstrual cycle.
RELIEF. I was able to sleep and the pain was diminished to way below the level of even my best days. I retraced – just with my finger – and recited the rhyme the next night to reinforce the bindrune, and then did nothing more to see how long the effects would last. Even once the mark washed off, I had practically no pain. This lasted about 2 weeks. Yesterday I was in agony again. Redrew the bindrune, recited the rhyme et voila! Back to a pain level of about 1.3.
As for the other concern: my cycle is extremely sensitive to changes, but was completely unaffected by the bindrune. That said, I’m sure it would work for the relief of cramps if it was drawn over the uterus. Sonneillon suggested substituting “ease” for “loosen”, just in case!
Use this information as you see fit.
And, oh yeah – I AM NOT A DOCTOR.
* “out of site” ie. off-site, away from here