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SOWILO - The Rune of Energy and Revelation


Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Sowilo
Norse (Viking): Sol, Sowulo, Sunna
Old English: Sigil, Sigel
Other Names/Spellings: Saugil, Sighel, Sigo, Sil, Sowela,
Sowilu, Sowelu, Solwulo, Sugil,
 Sulhil, Sulu, Sygel

Pronunciation: Soh-veal-oh

English Letter Equivalent
Soft C as in nice, S as in sit.

Translation: the sun 


Wholeness, light, energy. Victory. Discovery, disclosure.

The spirit of life, the energy of the sun. Completeness. Spiritual awareness. Boundless energy, strength of character. The capacity to learn, the gift of understanding. Good health and fitness.

Although Sowilo is well known as a victory symbol, it can also be used as a force of attack. It is a positive force, because it is the natural power of the sun. Spiritually, Sowilo symbolizes clear vision, and the victories of light over darkness, good over evil. It admonishes one to use the powers of good to vanquish evil.

juniperPersonal Interpretation
You have the power to bring things to fruition. Good fortune awaits you and there is a positive feel to everything. This is not a time to rest and relax, but to examine the darker aspects of your nature. The power of the sun will enable you to face them without fear and to overcome them. Seek solutions to problems, they are all within your grasp.

Sowilo has no reverse.

Eclipse of light or energy. Hidden information. Misunderstanding. Health worries are unfounded.

Runic Number: 16mistletoe

Color:  White 

Element: Air

Polarity: Male

Associated gods: Baldur

Astrological Correspondence: The Sun


Tarot Talk by Leila Vey

Sowilo representing the sun belongs with Sun with the Sun!

I also associate it with the Strength card. I have seen this link made by other tarot experts as well.

Sowilo ties in with Strength through clear vision, victory of light over darkness, spiritual awareness, strength of character, understanding, compassion, good health, overcoming fear with perseverance, energy and stamina.

visit Leila's site at http://tarot.leila.ca

The Rune Poem: Verse XVI Sowilo
The Sun is ever the hope of seamen
When they fare over the fishes' bath,
Until the sea-steed
Brings them to land.



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