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Meaning of the rune Uruz or Our

 
 

Fehu

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Ehwaz

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Othala

Meaning of the Rune Uruz or Our

  • Divinity : Urd, The goddess of past (one of the three norns)
  • Phonétique : OO as in booze (Pronounces: "Oor-ooze" )
  • Symbol : The cow (mother symbol)
  • Element : Earth
  • Tree : Birch
  • Plant : Iceland moss (Cetraria islandica)
  • Stone : Azurite
  • Color : Dark blue
  • Animal : The Cow and the cattle generally

Uruz the second letter of the futhark represents the Aurochs (*), dreaded and admired because of its strength, its long horns and its imposing size.

The shape of this rune reminds the horns of the aurochs. Uruz symbolizes the indomitable strength of this primitive bovid, the infinite power of the universe. It is the rune of the inner strength, the perseverance and the energy. However its hooked shape has to incite us to think before acting.

Receptacle of Fehu, which needs a nourishing earth to express itself, Uruz is in direct relation with the mother archetype. It indicates the sacred power of gestation and the miracle to create the life. Uruz contains the intuitive wisdom and all the availability of the Mother and in a latent state : Love, vitality and strength.

Divinatory value : Health recovery, active protection or sensible advice, it announces an evolution in the complex situations. Indicates a gestation, a break for recharging one's batteries.

Spiritual value : Active meditation and introspection to clear up your spirituality. Silence and listening are dominating over the movement and the expression. Horns are spiritual symbols and sign of wisdom, the divine power opposite to the temporal power.

Physiological value : Central nervous system, digestive system, the vertebral column, respiratory system, genital organs and the hearing.

Wisdom guidance : " Caution and meditation! A time of reflection is always necessary before acting. Do not overestimate your strength, each needs a help the time comes. You can't acquire experience overnight !"

(*) The Aurochs was a type of large wild cattle but which is now extinct. The last specimen was killed in Poland in 1627.