“Sowilo” The Sun
Shedding Light on a Situation
In Norse culture, the Sun is the feminine aspect of creation. It is the warm light which tempts the seedling to rise from the darkness of the soil. If we are looking at this rune for guidance, Sowilo reminds us that enlightenment comes when we take what is hidden in the shadow and bring it into the rays of the sun. Once light and darkness are balanced, we can finally see the bigger picture.
Stepping back for a moment, ask yourself, “What is going on in my life right now?”
Are you perhaps acting as though you are living in the past? Are their fears that may be unfounded? You are here now, do you act like it?
Sowilo is also a rune for manifestation work. Be Careful what habits you are manifesting now, because success is guaranteed but not necessarily to your benefit if you are stuck in the past.
If you are in need of seeing the bigger picture, try burning an orange candle with the rune sowilo carved into it. You can dress them in dried marigolds or sunflowers to amplify your work. Politely ask your ancestors to help you see your situation from their perspective. Pay close attention to what happens in the next 24 hours. Mind your dreams and remember to give the ancestors an offering of some kind.
What are the Norse Runes?
Originally from Germany and Scandinavia, Norse runes are an ancient alphabet. Pagans and Heathens (people who follow the Northern traditions) use them for divination (foretelling). There are 24 runes in what is known as the Elder Futhark version. Odin is said to have gained access to the sacred alphabet by hanging upside down from the world tree (Yggdrasil) for nine days. If you want to learn more about the Norse runes, I can provide you with some resources!