It is Mer-May 2022, the time of year that crafty creators and artists produce mermaid themed art. As a mermaid fanatic, I couldn't miss out on the opportunity to make my own mer-based contribution. I present to you the Mermaid Runes, an 11 piece set of pictographic symbols that represent what I feel to be the core imagery of the mysterious siren, including the handheld mirror and their enchanting song. The Mermaid Runes consist of the following:
- Pearl: Ideas & Wisdom
- Mirror: Self & Introspection
- Moon: Intuition & Magick
- Seaweed: Adversity & Obstacles
- Starfish: Hope & Luck
- Clam Shell: Love & Protection
- Song: Communication & Attraction
- Octopus: Strength & Self Control
- Sand Dollar: Wealth & Contentment
- Tide: Balance & Movement
- Mermaid's Tear: Endings & Sorrow
Use the mermaid runes when you wish to receive wisdom and guidance from the clairvoyant queens of the sea!
Create a set of your very own by painting shells, pebbles or crafting from polymer clay. The options are limited only by your imagination. I created this set using a sharpie to draw directly onto flat scallop shells. I then sprayed a very thin layer of clear acrylic paint over the top to seal the image. If you apply sealant, apply it in extremely thin layers from a distance of at least 30cm otherwise your image may run!
For more information check out the printable PDF guide here for detailed rune definitions.