Weekly Rune – Tiwaz
Written by
Kelley Harrell
November 2012
Written by
Kelley Harrell
November 2012

Tiwaz – Tyr/Thor/Tuisto- Yes! This Rune radiates such great movement and follow through, I don’t even know where to start. Last week was a doozy of conflicting energies, clashing needs, and highlighted areas for improvement. For some of us, Tiwaz likely means that we’ve set a new course and have already sailed victoriously off into the sunset. The rest of us are still rowing, which despite the dogged hard work is better than being up shit creek with no paddle–as things have felt for a bit.

I love this Rune. Every time it comes up in a spread it brings such a sigh of relief that words just can’t do justice. Sure there are other, more joyful Runes. I resonate so deeply with Tiwaz because it’s related to having survived, and the shift into thriving. A phrase I learned in conjunction with Tiwaz is ‘the battlecry that awakens the second wind.’ Tyr (Thor) refers to Tuisto, the legendary god, who when pressed to survive and preserve mankind, sacrificed his hand to the fiendish Fenrir. He couldn’t save his people. The result was Tuisto’s creation of another iteration of the human race. More...

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