“Awn - sooze”
” aa ” as in ” aah “
A god. Odin, (in reverse Loki - messenger of the gods and a a trickster)
Knowledge. Wisdom. Communication. The mouth. A message
Odin, Loki, Eostre
For wise decisions, success, leadership; to help in divination and magic
Ansuz is primarily Odin’s rune and represents communication, creativity, controlled and divine power. Spiritually, it is the rune of prophecy and revelation. It also encompasses the ideas of wisdom, knowledge, reason, and therefore of instruction and good advice. It might also refer to a test, examination, or perhaps an interview. It can mean a letter, book, paper, message or other information. Because Loki was a renowned trickster, Ansuz may also portend a surprise, trick or subterfuge.
Ansuz is a symbol of stability and represents order no matter what problems may come to be. The answers to questions are available but not yet recognized. Look for signs and confirmations which are all around. Everything has significance and appreciation of this will lead to understanding. Ensure you don’t ignore the message because you don’t like the content. All experience is a lesson that teaches by acknowledging the truth knowledge and wisdom will increase.
A lack of communication, awarenes, clarity, either in your past or present position. You may not feel right in accepting what is being offered or you may feel that life is passing you by. This is the time to clean out the old and make way for the new.
” ee “
Ice, cold, freezing. Lack of change. Stagnation.
Lack of emotion. Storing binding. Bridge across danger
To stop a process; to represent primal form
This is the third rune that is associated with winter. It represents an icicle and symbolizes static existence, the present. Isa is a rune that halts all activity and puts a delay in the progress of something. We can do nothing but wait for the transformation of this icicle to turn to water, or the delay to turn into a new starting point. But it can take the heat out of a confrontation, or protect against magical attack. Emotionally, Isa implies a cooling of affection, or frigidity.
Isa primarily represents a period of rest before activity, but do not let yourself get into a rut. Do not take anyone for granted. Be not afraid to show your feelings. Crossing water will be beneficial. Things appear to be at a standstill and this is not a time to try to force movement. Patience and wisdom are called for. This is not the time to abandon goals, but an opportunity to reaffirm them. This is a time for contemplation and preparation, not despondency or regrets. Things will change as surely as winter changes to spring and then summer
” S “
Discovery. Disclosure. Wholeness. Light, energy
Energy, strength, success, healing, fertility
Sowilo is a rune of force which channels the powers and energies of the sun. It represents the illumination that the sun can sometimes provide. Sowilo resists death and disintegration and allows light to conquer dark. With the illumination of the power of the sun we also tend to see our goals more clearly.
Although Sowilo is well known as a victory symbol, it can also be used as a force of attack. It is a positive force, because it is the natural power of the sun. Spiritually, Sowilo symbolizes clear vision, and the victories of light over darkness, good over evil. It admonishes one to use the powers of good to vanquish evil.