Welcome back for our second day of exploring the secrets of the Runes!
The second symbol shown in the Elder Futhark script is Uruz (oo-rooze).
The keywords for this rune are: Strength, health, power, energy, endurance and creative force.
The animal associated with this rune was the wild fierce European ox of centuries past. This animal was admired for its raw strength, energy and power, yet because the ox was untamable, these qualities were also cause for health caution – as were its sharp, deadly horns which are symbolized by the shape of the rune itself.
Uruz is considered to be a powerful indicator of good health and strong natural powers of resistance. It can sometimes indicate the male in any relationship.
This raw strength and power are at the heart of the meaning of Uruz. Physical strength can be indicated, but emotional and spiritual strength are just as likely to be emphasized here. If you are facing challenges, Uruz is a reminder that you have the strength to persevere, as well as defend yourself from adversaries. If you are pursuing a dream, this rune suggests that there is enough momentum behind you to bring it into manifested form.
A related message is to beware of allowing raw, untamed energy to rule your responses to your situation, or of trying to use your power to control others. Indeed, the challenge presented by Uruz is to “tame” the primal forces of nature within each of us so that our energy can be used for everyone’s benefit.
I sincerely hope you enjoyed that close-up look at Uruz.
Join us again next week when we’ll take a look at the third runic symbol in the Elder Futhark script.