The horse is a joy to princes in the presence of warriors. A steed in the pride of its hoofs, when rich men on horseback bandy words about it; and it is ever a source of comfort to the restless
“17 – Movement – Progress – The Horse -Ehwaz- REVERSED
Ehwaz is a Rune of transit, transition and movement; of physical shifts, new dwelling places, new attitudes or new life. It also signifies movement in the sense of improving or bettering any situation. There is about this Rune a sense of gradual development and steady progress, with the accompanying notion of slow growth through numerous shifts and changes. This could apply to the growth of a business or to the development of an idea. A relationship may need to undergo changes if it is to maintain growth and life. Moral effort and steadfastness are called for when you draw Ehwaz, another of the Cycle Runes. Let it be said this way: ‘As I cultivate my own nature, all else follows.’
This Rune’s symbol is the horse, and it signifies the inseparable bond between horse and rider. Bronze Age artefacts show a horse drawing the sun across the sky. Here, this Rune is saying, you have progressed far enough to feel a measure of safety in your position. It is time to turn again and face the future reassured, prepared to share the good fortune that comes. The sharing is significant since it relates to the sun’s power to foster life and illuminate all things with its light.
Reversed: Movement that appears to block. Be certain that what you are doing – or not doing – is timely. You have simply to recognize that not all opportunities are appropriate, that not all possibilities are open to you. The opportunity at hand may be precisely to avoid action. If you are feeling at a loss, unclear about the need to act, consider what is timely to your nature, and remember: what is yours will come to you.“
This is the last of the current cycle of RUNES on The Daly Oracle, and for the next month, I will be spending time with a deck I like to use at this time of year, LXXXI Quareia-The Magicians Deck.
This month, The Daily Oracle will be devoted to the Viking Runes. I am not a scholar of this divination method, and as with my cycle with The I Ching, I will be using a combination of my own astrological observance, together with text from another authority. For my reference I will be using a book that I have had for very many years, “The Book of Runes” by Ralph Blum, which is still in print…. but also available on the web as a free PDF. As with The Tarot, I will be invoking my own choice of deity to watch over me as I seek guidance on behalf of all who find this oracle. If you wish to read about how the Runes were discovered, there is a good site HERE that is a wealth of information on all things Norse.
Artwork by one of my favourite artists Kay Nielsen.
My name is Joanna Grant, I am an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, who lives on the beautiful Beara Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. I can often be found at home, deep in arcane research, or practicing some new form of divination whilst burning the dinner! My children probably wish that I was “normal” but may well remember my eccentricities fondly when they come to face the challenges of their own paths. My long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice, in offering guidance, empowerment and healing, helping others to lead a more authentic and magical life. You can read more about me here.
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