Uruz


Oracular Interpretation Key Words Mantra Stöödhur(Positions) Magickal Uses



Algiz-Ansuz-Berkana-Dagaz-Ehwaz-Eihwaz-Fehu-Gebo-Hagalaz-Inguz-Isa-Jera-Kano-Laguz
Mannaz-Nauthiz-Odin's Rune (blank)-Othila-Perth-Raido-Sowelu-Teiwaz-Thurisaz-Wunjo




Uruz (Proto-Germanic): the aurochs; Urus (Gothic): the aurochs;
Ur (Old English): ox, bison; Ur (Old Norse); drizzle, rain




Phonetic values: u, v
Esoteric interpretation of name: aurochs - the primal forming force; Audhumla in the Edda,
or drizzle - the primal fertilizing essence.

Ideographic interpretation: the horns of the aurochs, or falling drizzle.




Uruz is the mother of manifestation. In Norse mythology"
this is symbolized by Audhumla, the great cow, who licked a great icy block
of salt to form the primal androgyny Búri. This is the same cow that nursed
the baby Ymir. Audhumla was herself made from the dripping rime produced when
the world fire met the world ice. This is also the unmanifested energized essence
from which the cosmic ice and Audhumla were originally born.

Uruz is the patterning and formulating power in the multiverse,
the source of the ordering principles that lead to the final formulation
of the world. This Rune is the unmanifested pattern of matter, contrasting
to the antimatter nature of Isa.

This is the cosmic seed, the world force, the semen virile<.i>.

Uruz holds the mystery of the formulation of the Self,
a composite paradigm of all the aspects of the psychosomatic complex,
just as the multiverse is framed by the various worlds. Uruz is
the forming force, not the form itself.

This Rune is the shaping power that defines the origin and fate of all things.
This mystery is demonstrated through its shape. Uruz is the eternal
reservoir of archetypal patterning.

Because of its shaping power, Uruz is a Rune that
represents wisdom and lore, as the pattern of preserved
tradition that is sprung from the natural order. Just as
this indicates a society in accordance with natural order,
so too is this a Rune of good physical health in the personal
realm. Uruz promotes strong and harmonious organic systems.
It is the Rune of vitality and virility.


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Key Words:
Force of destruction/defense
Action
Applied power
Direction of polarities
Regeneration (following destruction


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Galdr (Mantra):
thurisaz thurisaz thurisaz
th th th th th th th th th th
thur thar thir ther thor
thu tha thi the tho
th th th th th th th th th th


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Stödhur (Positions):
Stand erect with your left arm bent at the elbow, hand on hip,
with your palm grasping the hipbone. Face east or south.


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Magickal Uses:
Defense (active).
Destruction of enemies, curses.
Awakening of the will to action.
Preparedness for generation in all realms.
Love magick.
Knowledge of the division and unity of all things.


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Oracular Interpretation:



The Rune of terminations and new beginnings, drawing Uruz
indicates that the life you have been living has outgrown its form.
That form must die so that new energy can be released in a new form.
This is a Rune of passage and, as such, part of the Cycle of Initiation.

Positive growth and change, however, may involve a descent
into darkness as part of the cycle of perpetual renewal. As
in nature, this progression consists of five aspects: death,
decay, fertilization, gestation, rebirth. Events occurring now
may well prompt you to undergo a death within yourself. Since
self-change is never coerced - we are always free to resist -
remain mindful that the new life is always greater than the old.

Prepare, then for opportunity disguised as loss.
It could involve the loss of someone or something to
which you have an intense emotional bond, and through
which you are living a part of your life, a part that must
now be retrieved so you can live it out for yourself. In some
way, that bond is being severed, a relationship radically changed,
a way of life coming to an end. Seek among the ashes and discover a
new perspective and new strength.

The ancient symbol for Uruz was the aurochs, a wild ox.
When the wild ox was domesticated - an immensely difficult task -
it could transport heavy loads. Learn to adapt yourself to the demands
of such a creative time. Firm principles attach to this Rune. At the same
time humility is called for, since in order to rule you must learn how to serve.
Uruz puts you on notice that your soul and the universe support the new growth.


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Reversed:



Without ears to hear and eyes to see, you may fail to take advantage of the moment.
The result could well be an opportunity m9ssed or the weakening of your position. It
may seem that your own strength is being used against you.

For some, Uruz Reversed will serve to alert,
offering clues in the form of minor failures and
disappointments. For others, those more deeply
unconscious or unaware, it may provide a hard jolt.
Reversed, this Rune calls for serious thought about the
quality of your relationship to your Self.

But take heart. Consider the constant cycling of death and rebirth,
the endless going and return. Everything we experience has a beginning,
a middle and an end, and is followed by a new beginning. Therefore do not
draw back from the passage into darkness: When in deep water, become a diver.


--Copied word for word from The Book of Runes by Ralph H. Blum

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