Holistic Rune Meanings and Correspondences for the Ansuz Elder Futhark Rune

Ansuz Rune Meanings

Holistic Rune Meanings and Correspondences for the Ansuz Elder Futhark Rune

Ansuz – Rune of Divine Communication

The etymology of the word Ansuz may be mostly conjecture but it’s fun looking into if you’re a word geek like myself. Essentially, it means ‘god,’ same as the ancient Norse ‘As’ from where we get ‘Asatru’ and ‘Asgård.’ It is also thought to mean ‘mouth’ and after reading about the various possible roots for this word, I get a feeling of divine communication from this sacred rune which is associated with Odin Allfather among Asatru practitioners.

Stripped back meaning based on the actual word and shape

Ansuz looks a bit like a flag, both when it comes to the Norse and Anglo-Saxon version of the rune, which tells us to pay attention. There is a divine message waiting to be begotten.

We may need to seek the message in silent meditation or even through dreamwork unless we are completely attuned with our Higher Selves and able to think/speak prophetically.


  • Polarity: Masculine
  • Zodiac correspondences: Mercury, Uranus
  • Tarot card correspondences: The Magician, The Fool, The Star, The Lovers, Ace of Swords, 4 of Swords, 6 of Swords, 8 of Swords (Rx)
  • Archangel correspondences: Archangel Raphael and Archangel Uriel
  • Chakra correspondences: Crown chakra
  • Health: Central nervous system, the mouth and speech organs

Divinatory Meanings

General: divine communication, prophetic revelation, truth – reversed: lying, deceit, blocked communication

Love & relationships: freely flowing communication which promotes greater intimacy and understanding between partners – reversed: blocked communication leads to power struggles

Health/wellbeing: being at peace and feeling connected with Source, ease of learning – reversed: learning difficulties, lack of peace, problems relating to the CNS or the mouth, speech organs

Business: successful business proposal, divinely inspired business idea  – reversed: dodgy proposal (read the fine print carefully), business idea inspired by a desire to gain power and riches rather than to be of service

Holistic Healing Tips for Ansuz

When Ansuz shows up in a reading, you may need to look at both vertical (divine) and horizontal (interpersonal) communication issues. Look to surrounding runes for more clues where a better connection and clearer channel may be needed.

If this is the only rune you pull in a one rune draw, you do well to act on it by spending some time in meditation.

It can also be a flag that you are using language in a way that enforces the illusion of isolation from source and your fellow-man.

If you use the runes for spellcasting, pulling this rune for if now is a good time or the spell is a good idea in general, Ansuz (upright) would be a big fat ‘Yes!’

Chanting AHN-soohz can help clear a fuzzy head.

The reversal of this rune carries its own medicine. Ansuz Rx means that you are trapped in negative  looping thoughts and/or can only hear negativity. The words you speak make you impure because your heart is suffering a disconnect caused by believing the illusion that you are separate from God. Ask Archangels Uriel and Raphael for help with regaining your peace of mind and hearing Heaven clearly.


  • The mind of God guides me every step of the way.
  • I am a clear channel for divine guidance.
  • I choose my words based on what is for the Highest Good.
  • My words are powerful and I choose to use them with kindness.
  • I speak the truth from a heart aligned with the mind of God.
  • My mind is clear and I am at peace.
  • I speak only to affirm the reality of Oneness.

To strengthen the effect of the affirmation, you can draw the Ansuz rune over a glass of water. Say the affirmation out loud while holding the glass. Then drink it mindfully to flush out any potential blocks to guidance by the mind of God.

Ansuz Prayer

Dear Mother-Father God, Thank you that I can know your truth through being silent and allowing your Holy Spirit to guide me. Make my speech undivided against my Higher Self, and my mind clear and at peace for the Highest Good of All. Amen

Try the Ansuz Words of Power Rune Tarot Spread!



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