Ehwaz is the rune of transportation and the transport, in whatever form it takes. In the time this rune was used, it was a symbol of the horse, the most common vessel of transportation. Because of this connection, it’s also a symbol of trust. Our modes of transport have always been things we’ve had to trust and place faith in to deliver us from one place to another, and we take extra care to make sure they are always working properly. This bond took on a sacred context with regards to one’s friendship with the horse, as man trusted his horse sometimes more than himself.
Ehwaz is a rune of companionship and teamwork. It shows us that we can operate more practically and potently if we have partners and friends with common goals to work with, in all aspects of life. If we can “share the load” with other like-minded individuals, we can ascend faster and project our vision forward with more clarity and focus. This phenomenon of trust that is built and cultivated between partners is one of the secrets of Ehwaz. It emphasizes the connection we feel towards those who we put our unconditional trust and love into.
Ehwaz is a rune of movement and motion. We ride this transport through all realms of life, whether it be physical or metaphysical, and we are always in motion toward something. This rune should help propel you forward towards your goals and should be meditated on before any long journeys are undertaken. In that respect, always make sure your transport is prepared for the journey, and don’t be ignorant when it comes to the safety of yourself and those you travel with. Remember the lessons of the Raido rune.
Ehwaz can also be reflected by the migrations of humans. It represents how the tribe and offspring transport the blood and spirit of the ancestors into the future and into new realms, carrying the torch forward into new ages. In this respect, Ehwaz can also be applied to sex, as it promotes the movements of the genes and blood, solidifying the survival of the tribe through continual motion. Constant movement and trust with a sexual partner radiate the powers of Ehwaz.
Ehwaz reminds us that steady, forward motion will bring us to our destination, the Throne of Enlightenment. It reminds us to trust in our movements and in those who move with us; never doubting the success of the journey. Ehwaz radiates through vessels we encounter, whether that be man, material, or beast. It sings through everything that moves and therefore exists in all things; the external force that pulls our chariot forward. Meditate on Ehwaz for clarity and mobility.