Tiwaz is the rune of the great and ancient Sky God. This is the force that governs victory, justice, and order among mankind. Tiwaz brings purpose and reason to us; offering a balance to the opposing powers of chaos and confusion. Tiwaz is a celestial power that neutralizes and combats the earthy, primitive, and chaotic forces governing the animal kingdom. It grants us our status as a different type of sentient being; one that isn’t driven by mere instinct but can analyze and impose its’ will upon the surrounding environment.
Tiwaz invokes and governs justice among men. When instinct drives us to be chaotic man-apes, we are returned to balance and reason by Tiwaz. Without this crucial force within us, we would be incomplete creatures without the capability to analyze or interpret; one of our most prominent and important features as a species. If you lie, cheat, and steal to get by, Tiwaz will bring you agony and leave you with an internal void; a lack of real accomplishment.
Tiwaz is leadership, honor, and duty to a specific cause. He is dedicated and focused in his ways, unwavering in his faithfulness and zeal. Honor guides him and he absorbs good fortune, radiating the powers of justice and willpower wherever he goes. He is graceful and gallant, as any great man must be.
Tiwaz is honor and goodness, chivalry and grace. He is the archetype of the Knight within the European soul. Bravery, courage, honor, and loyalty to what you believe in are his powers. This emulation is crucial and pivotal in our ascension of body, mind, and spirit. It is important to never turn your back on the realms of Tiwaz. If you do, you will surely lead a life of deception, bad luck, and treachery.
(Note: I do not believe in an anthropomorphic Tiwaz figure. I use the gender pronouns to associate the force of Tiwaz with masculinity, because it is one of masculine qualities. However, I think it is important for woman to work with Tiwaz in their own practice and growth as well; for it is a protective and loving force that can be beneficial to your self-evolution.)