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Runes were used in Germanic language before the introduction of the Latin alphabet, including by the Vikings. Believed to hold power, symbolize inherent qualities and associated with magic, they also have meanings in more modern divination and oracle reading. Here we take a look at their origin, etymology and meanings.

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News (if you can actually call it that) of NASA discovering a thirteenth zodiac star sign has been spreading like wildfire on social media, as has the panic that people’s zodiac signs may have shifted. Don’t panic, here’s what’s really happened. In short, it’s the same as it’s always been.

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The depiction of a serpent or dragon consuming its own tail is an old one. A symbol of the cyclical nature of things - and linked to the end of the world and immortality - it's woven its way through time and across cultures for over a millennia. Origins and influences Originating in ancient Egyptian iconography, the Ouroboros first seems to appear in the Enigmatic Book of the Netherworld, found in the ancient tomb of Tutankhamun. The symbol persisted into Roman times, often appearing on magical talismans. The World Serpent is thought to have found its way into Western culture through...

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Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign of the zodiac spanning 20 January – 18 February.  It’s also an air sign – the others being Gemini and Libra. Aquarius’ symbol is the water-bearer. 

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Capricorn is the tenth astrological sign of the zodiac spanning 22 December – 19 January.  It’s also an Earth sign – the others being Taurus and Virgo. Capricorn’s symbol is the sea goat.

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