|Learn about the rune of wholeness here.
|Sowelu is the final of the runes of the
Elder Futhark. After travelinge
|through the entire set of Runes we
come to Sowelu – Wholeness. Sowelu
is the wholeness to which we all belong
and are connected. Sowelu is finding
wholeness and completeness within
whom we are and how we interact with
others. Sowelu is the Sun in it’s most
magnificent and beneficent guises.
Sowelu is the harvest from the fields
stored and ready to carry through the
|spiritual warrior has achieved his center. His final arrow has been released
and he now knows the inner workings of his own character. Through this
position of wholeness a new, stronger, more solid, and higher foundation is
Although Sowelu speaks of completion and wholeness, he also challenges you
to remember that life never stands still. Regardless of the dictates of man, the
earth revolves, the moon smiles down on us as she goes through her phases;
together earth and moon along with the other planets and moons revolving
around the sun; our solar system is part of a huge galaxy called the Milky Way
that is believed to circle like a pinwheel around a structure called a “super-
massive black hole.” “As above, so below” was an oft used phrase to describe
this string of similarities from the smallest forms of life into the unknowns of the
universe, it seems when we find differences in life we find even more
|Sowelu - Wholeness
Aett: Sowelu, the last of the marked runes is a member of
Key Word(s): Sowelu – the Sun, wholeness, completeness, personal life force,
the growing energy of the sun.
Element: Sowelu calls us to the higher parts of our existence, to reach for the
sun (it is the closest star, after all), and expand our life force for a new path
soon to be chosen.
Again, The Sun. In all it’s aspects, Sowelu operates under the guises of the
Sun. Sowelu allows you to accept the new you with an open heart and mind.
Allow your new light to shine and combine with others to reflect the warming
growth of the sun within your lives and relationships.
Tarot Link: Predictably redundant, The Sun is the Tarot card most closely
aligned with Sowelu.
Color: White – the brightest of lights.
Polarity: The sun shines down upon us. Sowelu is a masculine or male polarity
Healing Property: With its strong association with the sun, Sowelu is believed
to be beneficial when working with burns or skin problems.
Modern Letter Counterpart: Sowelu is aligned with one of the most used
letters of the alphabet – S.
Special Runic Associations: Sowelu is the last of the love runes. When
Sowelu appears in regard to a relationship issue pay close attention to the
message. Although it cannot totally negate the meanings of other runes around
it in a casting, Sowelu does much to either shine light on issues you need to look
at or mitigates some of the more negative aspects of the runes close to it.
Sowelu is strongly aligned with the Sun’s Energy. The
sun’s energy is anything but passive. SOHO** has shown
us that the surface of the sun is a roiling mass, shooting out
ejecta, coronas, and arcs. Never the same, it is always
changing, burning, roiling – the solar winds have serious
impact on our small planet. But without the solar winds and
ejections we wouldn’t know the glory of the northern (or
southern) lights! The sun’s energy warms the wrinkled face
of the old woman in her chair as well as the smooth skin of
the new born babe. Sowelu beckons you to recreate
yourself from the crone to the babe, ready for a new life
|dark of winter’s night. Sowelu is achievement.
Sowelu is celebration. Sowelu means having
what we need when we need it – even if we
can’t see the truth of that in the current
Sowelu’s wholeness can also be the wholeness
found in a happy and appropriate relationship.
Sowelu indicates that your personal
|regenerative powers will allow for you to continue to grow even
after you have achieved wholeness. It is once you have achieved
wholeness for the self that you can truly participate as an equal
partner in a romantic relationship. For, as it is often said, we
must learn to love ourselves before we can turn the internal light
of self-love out to the world. Loving ourselves allows us to
choose those relationships that are healthy and nurturing for us
and our partner.
Sowelu speaks of basking in the glory of the sun’s rays. The