Ansuz – Rune of the Ancestors

Ansuz is the rune of Odin, the rune of the ancestral spirit. This rune can be used to invoke divine knowledge, wisdom, and messages directly from the Gods or ancestors. It acts as a compass by guiding you to the wisdom of your bloodline. Focus on insight and communication with the past when meditating with this rune, listen to your innate wisdom. Remember that the answers to most, if not all the things you need or want to know, already exist inside of you, and are waiting to be unlocked.

Ansuz is the rune of words, speech, and communication. It represents the development of language, sound and the raw mechanics of verbal communication. Clarity and potency of thought are things to always consider and strive for, and effective application of speech when communicating thoughts should be valued and practiced. Our use and knowledge of language is a divine gift, and we must honor it to the fullest potential.

Ansuz teaches us to be intelligent and sagacious, to be open to council and seek advice from those who are wiser. Consider all advice given to you from those whom are older and/or more learned. Consider it a gift that they are willing to pass their knowledge and experience on to you. We must remember that learning anything is hard work and takes time; therefor, knowledge is a form of infinite wealth and abundance. Accept new ideas into your life and consider it a blessing; sometimes words and ideas can be worth their weight in gold (physically and metaphysically). Never disrespect the Elders and always hold their wisdom in high regard.

Ansuz represents the passing of the Breath of Life along the ancestral line. It is the gift from your ancestors (Odin) to you, and through you to the next. Ansuz symbolizes our direct ancestry to the Gods themselves, and is a pathway to the endless memory of the Blood Well. We are directly descended from these Gods of old; men and woman who immortalized themselves as the archetypes of humanities expression. Ansuz is our means of communication with them and their story, the history of our blood and immortal soul.

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