Made a playlist to celebrate my 35th year on this earth! Theme is music I enjoyed then and now…
Made a birthday themed playlist. New and old tracks from artists and bands that have inspired not only recently but over the past few years…
Sowilo ~ The Sun Wheel
Gemstone – Rubylement – Air
Element – Air
Polarity – Male
Tree – Juniper
Deity – Sol, Baldur
Astrological Correspondence – Aquarius, Pisces
Keywords: Winning, sun, energy, willpower, integrity, vitality, purpose, power, leadership
Old Norwegian rune poem:
“Sól er landa ljóme;
lúti ek helgum dóme”
“Sun is the light of the world;
I bow to the divine decree”
In Old Norse, Sowilo is known as Sol or Sig, in Anglo-Saxon it is Sigel, and Sauil or Saugil in Gothic. As the Sun, Sowilo represents the center of our universe.
In Norse mythology, Sol was the Goddess of the Sun, and a daughter of Mundilfari and Glaur. Mundilfari along with Glaur, were Giants who were the parents of both Sol and Mani (God of the Moon).
The Anglo Saxon rune poems say:
“Sigel semannum symble biþ on hihte, ðonne hi hine feriaþ ofer fisces beþ, oþ hi brimhengest bringeþ to lande.”
“Sun is ever a joy in the hopes of seafarers when they journey away over the fishes’ bath, until the course of the deep bears them to land.*
Sowilo is also related to the light god of spring – Baldur (the son of Odin and Frigg).
Once the seer told Odin that his son would die at the hands of the god Hodur.
Concerned Odin told Frig about this and she take promise from all living creatures that they would not harm Baldur, but forgot about mistletoe plant.
Loki made an arrow out of the mistletoe and give it to the blind Hodur who kills Baldur by accident.
After the death of Baldur, his brother, the god Hermod, went to the kingdom of the dead to the goddess Hel with a request to release the most luminous of the Aesir.
The Mistress of the Dead agreed, but only if all living beings mourn Baldur.
The insidious Loki turned into a giant and said that he would not cry, so Baldur would remain in the realm of the dead until Ragnarok came and he was finally reborn from the dead.
This is the rune of victory, courage. To carry out your plans, you will need some level of aggression. You will be able to achieve success and fame. The rune supports in acquiring new connections and contacts, in friendship and love. All this will be permeated with the energy of creativity. In medicine, it is able to destroy, “burn out” the disease.
However, it should be applied with caution to those who have already activated the energy of fire in its negative sense: increased temperature or pressure, exacerbated chronic disease and in the case when there are inflammatory processes.
In practice, Sowilo has often helped in resolving legal issues, but unlike Teiwaz, the rune does not require you to be fair and right in the situation. It is able to fill a person with energy and strength to achieve his plan. But you must not forget about the balance, energy cannot come from emptiness, therefore people often feel tired and sleepy after the rune work ends.
The use of the rune in formulas is universal, it can both heal and harm. Often it is acts as the main rune, which does the main part of the work, and the rest, only indicate the goal and consolidate the result. Sowilo action in the formulas can be described in two words – burning and energy.
Hávamál, Stanza 68:
Fire for men is the fairest gift,
And power to see the sun;
Health as well, if a man may have it,
And a life not stained with sin
Short about Sowilo:
Grants strength and success, fertility and healing.
Promotes the accumulation of mental energy to increase magical potential.
“Cleansing” of the body’s energy centers – chakras.
Will clarify an unclear situation and push you to the right decision.
Capable of transforming negative spiritual experiences, turning painful experiences into a solid foundation for further development.
Source: Runic Formulas – The Book of Runes