Norse (Viking): Sol, Sowulo, Sunna
Old English: Sigil, Sigel
Other Names/Spellings: Saugil, Sighel, Sigo, Sil, Sowela,
Sowilu, Sowelu, Solwulo, Sugil,
Sulhil, Sulu, Sygel
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
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
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: 16
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.
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.
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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.