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December 17, 2010 – Sowilo

Sowelo

Sowelo is the letter S

Anglo-Saxon rune poem (from ragweedforge.com)

The sun is ever a joy in the hopes of seafarers
when they journey away over the fishes’ bath,until the courser of the deep bears them to land

Today’s Sowelo feels more metaphorical then literal. For one thing, it’s raining here, and the sky has been overcast all day. I have been feeling energized but calm, and moving through my day with ease and grace. Sowelo embodies all the power, and symbolism that the sun has. It is light, warmth, and glory that helps to bring everything to successful conclusion. Crowned with the sun’s light, you cannot fail, even though the obstacles maybe great, and difficult, fortune will smile upon you.

September 4, 2010 – Sowelo


Sowelo

Sowelo is the letter S

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

The sun is ever a joy in the hopes of seafarers
when they journey away over the fishes’ bath,until the courser of the deep bears them to land

After the days of ice and stone, today Sowelo comes shining out, warming, radiant, and bright. Energy is present, and good fortune and favors to be had. Events happen with ease and grace, and desires are fulfilled with little difficulty. It’s a shining, joyous and peaceful day.

February 14 – 20, 2010


Sowelo

Sowelo is the letter S

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

The sun is ever a joy in the hopes of seafarers
when they journey away over the fishes’ bath,until the courser of the deep bears them to land

Again, we return to the sun. Wow, that clearing away from the past two weeks has really worked some wonders. From the depths of the grave, light, hope and joy fill this week, as the radiant energy of sowelo shines through.

February 13, 2010


Sowelo

Sowelo is the letter S

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

The sun is ever a joy in the hopes of seafarers
when they journey away over the fishes’ bath,
until the courser of the deep bears them to land.

Sowelo (or Sol) is the Sun. I believe we have seen this rune before. It’s the Sun. Bright, shining, and warm, it is solar disc that has long been associated with life, power and greatness.

Looking back over the past week, each day has been filled with benevolent runes. Sun, Wealth, Harvest, Generosity. Yet the rune of the week was Ear, expressing decay and death. I believe it was the slow decay of old things passing away, clearing and preparing the week for this good to enter in. I also think of Ear as an expression of the slight change to my daily practice I have made. Following the cycle of the moon, as most followers of the this blog know, the waxing to full is the period that brings increase and growth, while the waning to dark lessens and degenerates. Since the full moon, I have been working more with the powers of the waning moon. It is interesting to see how that influence seems to clear the way for good things to come. Yet, what does all this moon and lessening have to do with Sowelo? Sowelo came about as a result of the darkness passing away.

January 17, 2010 – Sowelo

Sowelo

Sowilo is the letter S

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (ragweedforge.com)

The sun is ever a joy in the hopes of seafarers
when they journey away over the fishes’ bath,until the courser of the deep bears them to land

Sowilo refers to the sun. That radiant heavenly body that warms the earth, shines during the day and is generally seen as a good thing by most people. While the source of this poem refers to travel by sea, and how seafaring people welcomed the sun, especially while they were out at sea, that is a generally a good recognition for everyone.
Esoterically and metaphysically, Sowilo is also the symbolic power of the sun. It drives away darkness, it is radiant and powerful. It’s energy helps plants to grow, helps people to see, and carrying that power inside of you also brings success, and a kind of shining quality to yourself that others can’t ignore.