Rune Stones:
Here is where you can learn about the rune most closely
associated with the Horse, Ehwaz.
Ehwaz is directly connected with the
horse.  The importance of the horse on
man’s culture cannot be overstated. In
the Bronze Age artifacts of great
beauty were created.  One of these is
a beautiful piece of artwork in which a
horse draws the Chariot of the Sun
across the sky.  Movement is the
message here.  Whether or not it will
be a bumpy ride is up to us to decide.  
But movement on some level is in store.

Ehwaz’s message is one of acceptance of the
growth you have already achieved.  Ehwaz
reminds us that after proper reflection upon the
lessons of the past (both recent and far) we
can turn forward with a lighter heart and
stronger determination.  If we work with the
energy Ehwaz grants we can accept the
movement with grace and equanimity.
the zodiac was developed.

Element:  Ehwaz is associated with the element of the air.  Most of the
movement suggested by Ehwaz is personal, hence the element of the higher self
is present.

The Planet Mercury is strongly linked with communication.   Remember that
through communication movement can take place.  (Haven’t you ever made
reservations?  You had communication before movement.)

Tarot Link:  The Tarot link here seems a little strange, but The Lovers are the
link associated Ehwaz.  One has to look to the forces of attraction and

Color:    Ehwaz is the color of the empty canvas, the blank field of snow before
the movement of animals and man draw lines on the landscape, the white of

Polarity:  Ehwaz is considered to carry both male and female energy.  

Healing Property:  When healing we move away from that which hurts us
towards that which heals us.  Whether it be emotional healing or regarding the
eyes, Ehwaz does have healing potential within its simple lines.

Modern Letter Counterpart:  Ehwaz’s importance the importance of movement
is aligned with the modern vowel E.  It is interesting to note that Elizabeth I
would go “on progress” within her kingdom.  Moving from town to town, home of
nobility to castles of her own (but wiley Elizabeth was usually smart enough to
make someone else pay for her progresses), this extraordinary woman used
movement to help control her nobles and her finances.  This strong monarch well
understood the power of Ehwaz

Special Runic Associations:  Ehwaz is Laguz mirrored upon itself.  Ehwaz is
found in the Emotional Healing Runic Grouping.   
movement is the movement toward the higher self.  Accept the path even if the
stairs seem steep, you will accomplish them.

Movement happens all the time.  At a molecular level, electrons move and jostle
in continuous motion.  They never rest, spinning, circling, exchanging, bonding.  
Movement carries us with it whether we choose it to or not.  Ehwaz is telling us
to use our own internal moral compass as a guide to move us forward on our
path to self-knowledge and growth…in growth there is movement.

Ehwaz’s transitory meaning is heightened when looked at in the context of
movement.  By movement we change from one form or place into another.  Our
mental state is the same.  Are we allowing movement in our thoughts or are we
blocking our own advancement because we’re not open to a direction other than
what we personally want.        

Ehwaz - Movement

Ehwaz is a member of Tyr’s Aett.

Key Word(s):  Movement is the keyword, along with defense and progress that
are affiliated with Ehwaz.  A special note should be made that the sun was one
of the first celestial bodies, along with the moon, of which their progress through
the heavens was tracked.   That’s how

When this rune appears in your casting pay particular attention
to any neighboring runes to gain further insight as to where
Ehwaz is exerting the power of movement.  Ehwaz strongly
influences those runes that fall close to it.  Wherever it lands,
Ehwaz is guaranteed to indicate movement.  It is up to us as to
whether the movement is forward advancement or if we loose
ground and move backward.

Ehwaz with its relationship to the horse is considered by some to
indicate movement in the world of the hard sciences.  It may indicate an
interest, or a new appreciation of a scientific process.  Ehwaz can be poking at
you to get your stuff together and get moving on that project before you miss the
opportunity.  Remember that the study of nature is also considered a science!

Ehwaz is also a rune of awareness.  In order for you to appreciate the change
that is occurring around you, you have to be aware.  To be aware you have to
know yourself.  To know yourself you have to accept the changes within
yourself and your personal movement as you walk your life path.  Ehwaz’s
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