Runic month of Sowilo begins
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 10:46 AM
February 14th begins the runic month of Sowilo, the last rune of the second Aett of the Elder Futhark. Similar in shape to a bolt of lightning, Sowilo is the culmination of progression through the preceding runic concepts of the second Aett. It is symbolic of Strength of Will and also of body and mind. It represents success in personal achievement as well as the ever-present rejuvenation of nature within its natural cycles.
The turning of Sowilo along its center point makes up the sacred symbol of the Germanic Fylfot, or Swastika from Sanskrit. These symbols have been appearing in written form on cave walls for 25,000 years, a true testament to its real reverence and power.
In rune readings, Sowilo represents an outcome of achievement that is soon to come or that has just occurred. It can also foretell either a necessity to strengthen the Will to achieve a goal or that the strength of Will is ready to take on the next goal of the seeker. It is also a catalyst in bind rune creation to increase the outcome of the sigil being charged.
Ponder your strengths and the things that need strengthening as the power of the Sun builds toward its shining Summer glory. This month will end on March 1st.