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Rune Name: Ansuz
Germanic Name: Ansuz
Phonetic Value: A
Translation: A god, mouth
Modern English: Ans
Rune Number: 4
Color Association(s): Dark Blue
Elemental Association(s): Air, Ether
Deity Association(s): Odin
Herbal Association(s): Fly agric * The fly agaric mushroom is probably what most people think of when they think of mushroom: But despite its popularity as the signature “mascot” of all mushrooms, it is an extremely dangerous and poisonous mushroom (Thank you TheTravelWitch for the warning!) .
Tree Association(s): Ash
Astrological Association(s): Mercury
Calendar Days: August 13 - 29
Chakras: Crown, Throat
Tarot Card(s): The Emperor, The Hanged Man
Magickal Uses: Make note of animals today, Listen before responding, Think about words before they are spoken. Discernment in a complex situation, enhance magical workings, success in dialogue or public speaking, success in examinations, inspiration, divine communication. You can use the energy to help you with breathing techniques to bring clarity of mind. Can also be found in chants & incantations that bring about altered consciousness, helping you find wisdom on the spiritual plane.
Overall Meanings/Keyword(s): Inspiration, Enthusiasm, Synthesis, Transformation, Words
Find your ears before you search for words. Mental stability, communion, inspiration, listening, words, elders, conversation, order, answers, exploration, principle of divine conscious power as embodied by Odin, synthetic consciousness. Listening to oneself or one’s inner voice. Breath or ancestral sovereign god. (Odin)
Messages, advice, information may be coming from external sources, or you may be being asked to pay attention to messages coming from your higher self. Also concerned with divine wisdom & communication with higher planes as well as mundane messages & knowledge. Be extra open to signals from the universe. Pay attention to animals crossing your path, cloud imagery, numerical messages & other synchronicities. Potential for prophecies, revelations, or other messages from your allies in the Otherworld. A capacity for spiritual growth & new insights.
Misunderstanding, manipulation by others, boredom, bad advice. Warning against being taken in by trickery or deceit by an older person – or anyone new that you encounter. Without proper understanding may lead to delusion, uncomfortable situations may be in the offing as tests or catalysts to new understanding. Beware of attempts by other to manipulate you. Danger may come through as misuse of knowledge or from wholesome influences.
Meditation: Ansuz Meditation - Magin Rose
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