#TuesdayRunes – Ehwaz

Welcome back to another segment in our study of the Elder Futhark Runes!

Photo by Jan Sikes

Today’s rune is Ehwaz (ay-wahz).

Photo by Jan Sikes

The shape of Ehwaz is symbolic of the horse, revered as a sacred animal in the cultures of the ancient Germanic tribes. This rune represents the qualities of faith, loyalty, and trust – all necessary to a successful relationship between a horse and its rider.

Ehwaz is the rune of partnership and friendship, and indicates the need to be faithful and accountable to the people in your life.

The concept of faithfulness also applies to yourself and your goals. You have what it takes to accomplish them but must dedicate yourself fully to see any endeavor through. Steady progress is made by putting one foot in front of the other. If you do your part, the support you need will arise and you will gain momentum.

Horses are able to change direction swiftly, so another meaning of Ehwaz is change. This is a positive change, although it may seem daunting at first. Ehwaz is also related to movement and travel. This can be a journey in the physical world but is most likely an internal spiritual journey, as horses are related to astral travel in many shamanic traditions around the world. Thus Ehwaz is a helpful tool in attempting astral travel.

If Ehwaz is in a reversed position in a reading, it could indicate that you or someone else in a relationship is not demonstrating loyalty. It can also indicate that you lack momentum in reaching your goals. Perhaps you don’t have faith in yourself. If reversed in regards to travel, it is a warning that now is not the best time to go on a journey.

The birthdates associated with Ehwaz are March 30th to April 14th.

Thank you for stopping by and joining in!!

35 thoughts on “#TuesdayRunes – Ehwaz

  1. I like this rune, Jan. Having had the good fortune to know several horses, I can vouch for the loyalty factor here. I would definitely pay attention if the reverse came up no matter what. Thanks, Jan

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  2. I finally have the chance to do some blog reading and am so glad yours was the first, Jan. I always enjoy your insightful posts. This one is definitely a pick me up that I needed. Thank you for sharing friend!!

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  3. I’m enjoying learning about runes, Jan. I picked up a set of runes for my oldest daughter’s birthday in moonstone πŸ™‚

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  4. Wow, very interesting. All about faith and believing… in one another, in yourself, in your goals, in your decisions, in loyalty, and the opposite that it makes aware or warns. I like the symbol of it. It represents the meaning of “two together” or “two separate” so well.

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    1. Very true, Erika. Sometimes we struggle to believe in ourselves. It’s much easier to believe in someone else, but we must start with ourselves. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a wonderful comment! Hugs!

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  5. Lovely, Jan. I’m learning so much. Change is definitely before us and accompanied by faith, loyalty and trust, miracles will abound. πŸ’—

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  6. I’m learning a lot through these posts. This one just missed my birthday, but I do like that faith, loyalty, and trust are associated with this rune. Those are important qualities.

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  7. I like that faith, loyalty, and trust are the first three elements associated with this rune—especially given it can also reflect change. When change is on the horizon we often need faith, loyalty, and trust to embrace what change brings.
    Thanks for sharing, Jan!

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