Today our rune is Tiwaz of Tyr’s Aett pronounced “tea-wawz” (T: Tyr, the sky god) Honor, justice, leadership and authority. Analysis, rationality. Knowing where one’s true strengths lie. Willingness to self-sacrifice. Victory and success in any competition or in legal matters.
A Ram on a precipice. He concentrates all his energy to get over it. With courage and dedication, you can defeat obstacles. This rune calls on you to show your willpower and concentrate your energy in one direction. If you have difficulties, don’t be frightened. Act like a warrior in battle, believe in your good luck and fight. The more sincerely you believe in your power, the more power and strength you will have. If you are challenged, accept the challenge because it will be to your advantage. In career matters you can achieve almost everything when this rune appears, but only through effort and dedication. The Tiwaz rune also advises you to get help from a strong and brave person. In personal relations, it may indicate a strong individual coming your way, but sometimes it means you must take a more forceful approach yourself to counter-balance a partner’s weakness.
Tiwaz Reversed or Merkstave: One’s energy and creative flow are blocked. Mental paralysis, over-analysis, over-sacrifice, injustice, imbalance. Strife, war, conflict, failure in competition. Dwindling passion, difficulties in communication, and possibly separation. (Note: the reversed or merkstave definitions are included only for reference as they apply to a multi-rune cast and not to a single rune that’s drawn blind from the pouch)
As with all, take only what feels right to you and disregard the rest.
**a portion of today’s rune meaning/description was kindly provided by Ingrid Halvorsen at www.sunnyway.com/runes/ and used here with her gracious permission**
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