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Meaning of the rune Sowilo or Sigil

 
 

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Meaning of the Rune Sowilo or Sigil

  • Divinity : Balder
  • Letter : S
  • Symbol : Sun
  • Element : Air
  • Tree : The bay laurel (Laurus nobilis) , the Oak, the Common Juniper (Juniperus communis)
  • Plant : European Mistletoe (Viscum album)
  • Stone : Ruby and Amber
  • Color : Gold, white
  • Animal : The eagle, the hare

Sowilo, Sowulo or Sigil is the sixteenth rune of the Elder Futhark and the last rune of the second aett. It pronounces "Soh-veal-oh". As Elhaz, Sowilo is the rune of the extreme strength, embodying and channelling the power of the sun whose it symbolizes the energy and the light. Literally, this rune is the vital principle of the solar light. Sowilo represents the necessary powers to reach his(her) objectives. Symbol of the Sun, Sowilo also represents the Illumination, the understanding of the Mysteries and the full awareness. It is the direct and devastating power which no obstacle can stop. Sowilo resists the forces of death and destruction, proclaiming the triumph of the Light over the darkness. This rune illuminates the objectives that the man wants to reach. Sowilo allows to realize his(her) objectives but it is necessary to possess a clear idea of these and to keep them clearly in mind.

Sowilo teaches us to keep self-confidence, in the projects and in the quest. It illuminates the way as the ideas. Sowilo guides us and promises better days. It also warns us that to know to stop is a strength too.

Divinatory value : Wholeness, Victory. Discovery, disclosure. Warning to the overwork.

Spiritual value : The soul can merge with others souls in a spirit of communion. The union between Sky and Earth, material and spirit, male and female. The union of the opposites is the key of the real spiritual transformation of the individual, or what is named the Illumination.

Physiological value : Acts on the solar plexus, the diaphragm, the reproductive organs, the neck, the eyes, the nose, the ears and the hair.

Wisdom guidance : " Free yourself from your obsessions, know how to stop is a strength ! Take a moment to clear your mind. Love and detachment, are the Way towards the Illumination."