Sowilo Elder Futhark Rune Meanings and Hyperborean Water Magic

Sowilo Elder Futhark Rune Meanings

Sowilo Elder Futhark Rune Meanings and Hyperborean Water Magic

Sowilo – Rune of Success

Sowilo is a rune of success in the sense that is very well summed up by Mahatma Gandhi:

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

It is a pinnacle experience of being in harmony with oneself and fully aligned with one’s Higher Self so that one can transcend the (karmic) cycles of the Jera rune, through the realisation that one is no longer bound to Wheel… One has become the wheel. All limitations on self-expression have been lifted. One is no longer held back by fear. There is harmony within which radiates out into the world. The self is aligned both with Spirit and Mother Earth.

Sowilo represents the disk of the sun and, on a microcosmic level, it represents the chakra energy centres along the spine.

Stripped back meaning based on the actual word and shape

The Proto-Germanic word Sowilo means ‘sun’ and in modern Swedish, the word is ‘sol.’

The shape of the word looks like a lightning strike which makes sense since this rune is also a rune of great clarity and instant understanding of deeply philosophical concepts. The mind is at one with the Higher Mind and one only seeks to entertain thoughts for the Highest Good. Other thoughts are instantly cleared by inner knowing so that balance and harmony can be maintained.

The shadow of Sowilo becomes visible when we use force to get our way and/or when we equate our ego with the true self. Though there is nothing to indicate this since Sowilo has no reversal/merkstave, we can always look to surrounding runes (and indeed to the querent/seeker) for insights into where on the spectrum this falls. Most of us are not self-realised in the sense of fully embodying our Higher Self. That doesn’t mean we are evil but it means that our motives are not always pure.


  • Polarity: Masculine
  • Planetary correspondence: Sun
  • Colours: Yellow, orange, gold, electric blue
  • Herbal correspondence: St John’s Wort
  • Tarot card correspondences: The Sun
  • Archangel correspondences: Archangel Michael
  • Chakra correspondences: Throat and solar plexus chakra
  • Health: Throat problems

Divinatory Meanings

General: success, individuation, authenticity, integrity, honour, purpose, Higher Self, radiance, good health, wellbeing, high energy – Reversed: N/A but look to surrounding runes to see if this is more of a warning that the Seeker is in ego mode (little self) rather than fully aligned with Source

Love & relationships: a relationship where both parties work together for the Highest Good, harmony, happiness, and marriage – Reversed: N/A but again, it is wise to consult surrounding runes

Health/wellbeing: ease of self-expression, beautiful voice, charisma, throat chakra and all the chakras – Reversed: N/A but depending on surrounding runes it can mean that self-expression is being blocked, especially with Isa. Other chakras may also be out of balance.

Business: success, acquisition, power – Reversed: N/A

Holistic Healing Tips for Sowilo

Meditate with Sowilo to unite with your Golden Twin/Higher Self/Daemon.

Chant the rune name to help you align vertically and move forward with integrity.

Use the rune for self-healing after a break-up or other emotional trauma to call home soul parts that may have splintered off. Visualise a golden vortex of light above your crown chakra into which all missing parts of you gather, no matter how far they may have travelled. Once you feel you are done, you can ask Archangel Michael to help you cut cords with anyone from your past who may have been draining you of energy.

Wear the rune around your neck when engaging in public speaking, so that you represent your true self, without fear and hesitation.

Use it over your solar plexus chakra to strengthen boundaries or over your throat chakra for the courage to speak your truth.

Visualise the rune over each chakra in turn and chant Sowilo three times to energise the chakra.


  • My natural state is wholeness and vitality.
  • I speak my truth.
  • I am a natural healer.
  • I am fully aligned with my Higher Self.
  • My message is clear and my voice is steady.
  • People listen when I speak.
  • I stand in my power with integrity.
  • I am successful.
  • I radiate from my core, in harmony with the world around me.
  • Everyone benefits from my presence.
  • It is safe for me to take up space and speak my truth.
  • My purpose keeps me motivated.

Sowilo Prayer

Dear Mother-Father God, Please help me attune and align with my Higher Self so that my words and actions in the world are a true reflection of who I am. Thank you that the power to restore harmony in all circumstances lies within me and that I have nothing to lose by speaking my truth. I ask for instant insight and correction if I step out of line and move forward without integrity. Thank you. Amen and so it is!

Sowilo and Hyperborean Water Magic

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How to Charge the Water

  • Draw the rune over your glass or another glass vessel with the pointer and middle finger on your dominant hand.
  • Chant the name of the rune three times.
  • Visualise the rune glimmering in the colour of your choice as you chant (see colour correspondences above).
  • Visualise the light from the rune charging every molecule in the water until the light expands beyond the glass. When the light has formed an aura around the glass that you can see or feel with your hands, it is ready to drink/use.

Sowilo Water Magic

Charge water with Sowilo to use an elixir before you have to do any form of public speaking or if you are engaging in talks with someone likely to try to manipulate you.

Sowilo-charged water is a wonderful tonic to begin each day with. It’s the water equivalent of sun gazing and charges every cell in your body with vitality. It also fills you with confidence to greet whatever life throws at you with poise and grace.

Sowilo essence or Sowilo-charged water is excellent to use in washes in damp and mouldy environments. Use it together with sweet orange essential oil and white vinegar.

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