Sowilo: The Rune of Energy and Revelation GemShoppy April 13, 2015 Symbols Sowilo is the rune of potential and success, energy and expansion. Sowilo promises that goals will be achieved and honor bestowed. It presages a union between the conscious and the unconscious: but it also counsels restraint. As a talisman, it gives a boost to energy levels, increases strength, and encourages enthusiasm. Sowilo’s warmth can drive away the chill of apathy or the fog of confusion. Sowilo brings the blinding flash of mystical attainment; hence it is often used as a victory-rune. 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. While Sowilo indicates positive energy and success, Sowilo reminds us of the necessity to move on even after achieving that success. Its action sustains itself and spurs the individual on to greater and more noble pursuits. This rune also symbolizes the consciousness of the inner self and may indicate growth in various ways and on many levels. It provides enlightenment and success through individual will. It is a rune of education and understanding and is a transitional rune. Sowilo represents an endless source of energy and brilliance: a renewal of hope and achievement. If a project or endeavor is beginning to “drag on”, Sowilo indicates a resurgence of positiveness and progress. Sowilo often references health issues and healing. The sun’s rays offer vital healing energy, and the appearance of this rune often indicates a positive resolution to a health issue, or a time of successful recovery. Success; a more permanent and lifelong success than the harvest time of Jera. Sowilo often refers to a dynamic, strong, steadfast, and charismatic personality. Energy, motivation, goodness, and all positive character attributes are referenced here. A very successful outcome is indicated, perhaps more successful than one had predicted. Sowilo is an extremely fortunate rune and is often considered the best possible rune in a reading. Sowilo represents high achievements, honor and goals obtained.