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Meaning of the rune Ansuz or Os

 
 

Fehu

Uruz

Thurisaz

...

Raidho

Kenaz

Gebo

Wunjo

Hagalaz

Naudhiz

Isa

Jera

Eihwaz

Perthro

Elhaz

Sowilo

Tiwaz

Berkano

Ehwaz

Mannaz

Logr

Ingwaz

Dagaz

Othala

Meaning of the Rune Ansuz or Os

  • Divinity : Odin
  • Letter : A
  • Symbol : Odin's coat
  • Element : Air
  • Tree : The Ash tree ( Yggdrasil is an Ash tree - Fraxinus excelsior)
  • Plant : The Fly agaric (Agaricus muscaria)
  • Stone : Lapis-Lazuli, agate, sapphire, aquamarine
  • Color : Blue as the sky
  • Animal : Raven

Ansuz is the rune of the divine force symbolizing the divine breath which gives life. This rune also represents the divine source of the human being, who being added to Thurisaz made that the giant, an instinctive being, becomes a conscious self.
This rune is confidentially connected to Yggdrasil, the Life's Tree of the World which connects the three levels of the Universe containing the nine worlds of the Creation. Ansuz represents the divine order, the stability, you can count on it in difficult times.

Ansuz is also the rune of the dreams, of word, of teaching. It brings consciousness and gives us the power to control our life. It is the singing and the poetry which imparts an ancestral knowledge. Ansuz is also the representation of Odin, the one who received by his sacrifice the Knowledge of runes. This rune is imbued with knowledge and wisdom.

Divinatory value : Communication. Received and/or given teaching. Inheritance of a knowledge. Exam to pass to obtain a diploma or a job.

Spiritual value : The wisdom can come from unexpected sources. The poetry is a sacred song which allows to get in touch with the divine worlds.

Physiological value : The head. The throat. Vocal cords. The seventh cervical vertebra.

Wisdom guidance : " Something or somebody can seem despicable but maybe a diamond is hidden inside... Open your mind! Listen to the songs of the Poets!"