Meaning :Defence, Magic, Protection, Weapon, Deformation, Bow, Yew tree
Translation : Yew Tree
Stone : Topaz
Month : May
Energy : Male
Elements : Earth, Air, Fire, Water
God : Ullr
Zodiac sign : Scorpio
Plant : Lilac
Pathwalking with the Rune : http://www.northernshamanism.org/pathwalking-with-runes.html
This rune provides defence. When the things get messy, it can help you to put them in order. If there is something that is not right in magic yet, this thing affects all things. In such a situation Eihwaz can be used in combination with other runes to keep the magic as a whole in certain boundaries.
Eihwaz symbolises the Yew Tree. It is a tree that was used for making bows and arrows. Eihwaz is a powerful rune for exorcism and defence. It increases the force. It removes the obstacles. This rune leads into the wisdom of the World Tree or Multiverse and helps one to realise the mysteries of death and life. Getting free from the fear of death. Developing of spiritual endurance and strong will. Developing of a soul creativity. Protection from evil forces. General increase of the personal power. Communication between the different levels of being. Memories from past lives.
Eihwaz can be used for completing situations and solving problems. It brings wisdom when you are in trouble.
Interpretation : You have powers of defence, powers to put off and head off the unwanted forces. It means defence, patience, caution against a sudden attack. This rune is under the number 13 that is the source of the superstition about the fatal number 13. Yew trees used to be planted to keep unwanted animals away, to make the best bows. You should not fear from this rune because it means endurance and continuity. Eihwas includes defence magic and in general it represents safety against attacks. It is a wonderful defence weapon.
Divination : It is time for transformation , time to leave the old and enter the new one; new life, new dreams, new beginnings. The only constant thing is the change.
The fast advancement requires from you not to oppose but to accept the changes. You should not fear. The changes may be scary but you should keep on walking your path and remain true to yourself. Soon you will reach your goal.
Eihwaz does not have reverse meaning. You should express your passive defence potentials. You can easily overcome what seems dangerous to you, you should do this with concentrated effort and patience. This rune advices you to be flexible and to use your imagination to make each situation beneficial to you.
Eihwaz in combination with ansuz and Jera may indicate that long neglected problems will find their solution.
Eihwaz is also the rune of the Ash staff. That means defence. The type of defence depends on the way you draw this rune. If you draw it from top to base, it is pure defence. If you draw it from base to top, it is aggressive defence. This rune can stumble people. You can place it on a certain place on the ground to stop someone who enters there. You can draw it directly against someone to stop this one. This rune will not affect them unless they step towards you and your property. Eihwaz is not that aggressive rune as Tyr . Eihwas can be carved onto a tree or placed on a few places in a certain territory, it stumbles the intruders until they are in and finally forces them to leave that place.
Fr protection of property Eihwaz can be used in combination with Algiz and Tyr.
The rune is drawn with the index and middle fingers together.
You can use Eihwaz to evoke the tree of Life Yggdrassil and its mysteries of life and death. This tree that gives Life had buried its roots deep into the Underworld of Hel and the realms of death. Thus Eihwas represents the communication between the worlds. It gives defence and increases the personal power.
More about Eihwaz :
- Divinity : Ull
- Letter : Y as in yew
- Symbol : The yew (Taxus baccata), the tree of life and death
- Element : Earth, Air, Fire and Water
- Tree : If ( Taxus baccata )
- Plant : The Mandrake ( Mandragora officinarum )
- Stone : Topaz, crystal and fossil wood
- Color : Magenta
- Animal : The Snake (symbol of death and awakening of Consciousness)
Eihwaz, the thirteenth rune of Elder Futhark, pronounce « Eye – warz » Eihwaz, the thirteenth rune of Elder Futhark, pronounce « Eye – warz » is one of the most powerful runes called for protection by the masters of runes. It represents the yew (Taxus baccata), the tree of the life and the death. le hook geometrical shape symbolizes the union of the two worlds.
The Eihwaz rune is also associated with the spinal column, the core self, and the eternal part of the soul. The rune is linked to the yew bow through the Old Icelandic rune poem, the weapon of choice for the God Ullr and the giantess Skadi who ‘becomes’ a goddess through her marriage to the benevolent sea God Njord. Despite the benefits of this match with Njord, Skadi cannot bear the warm, sloshy sea and eventually returns to her hall within the cold, grey mountains where she is said to spend her time with her lover Ullr, speeding joyfully across the glittering snow on swift skis, enjoying the hunt together. Skadi’s strength of personality left the Gods themselves quaking in their boots (hence the marriage to Njord which was designed to appease her), she represents the core self which must find expression, no matter what the cost.
Mistressof the Mountains