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The Sixteenth Rune
Sigil


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The Names of the Runes
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The 1st Rune
Fehu


The 2nd Rune
Uruz


The 3rd Rune
Thorn


The 4th Rune
Ansuz


The 5th Rune
Raidho


The 6th Rune
Kenaz


The 7th Rune
Gyfu


The 8th Rune
Wunjo


The 9th Rune
Hagal


The 10th Rune
Nyd


The 11th Rune
Isa


The 12th Rune
Jera


The 13th Rune
Eihwaz


The 14th Rune
Pertho


The 15th Rune
Elhaz


The 16th Rune
Sigil


The 17th Rune
Tiwaz


The 18th Rune
Berkano


The 19th Rune
Ehwaz


The 20th Rune
Mannaz


The 21st Rune
Laguz


The 22nd Rune
Ingwaz


The 23rd Rune
Othala


The 24th Rune
Dagaz


The Blank Rune
Wyrd

The Sixteenth Rune

Success and victory
the twin children
of the shining sun



Names - SIGIL - sun, SOWULO - sun, SOWILO - Sun, SAUGIL - sun, SOL - sun

Pronunciations - "so wu lo" "so will lo" "see gel" "saw gil" "sowl"

Phonetic Value - "S"

Symbolism - The Sun

Keywords - Success


This rune is that of the sun, and is represented by pictogram as part of the solar wheel.

Sigil is often connected to the lightning bolt, both by pictographic representation and in contextual meaning as a flash of inspiration or ecstasy.

In either of these images of bright energy there is a forecast of success and creativity in a supportive and uplifting context.

Phonetically only the runic derivation of "Sol" has kept a root meaning intact through the evolution of many years of human language. Other derivations of "Sigel", "Sigil", have undergone evolutionary changes in meaning to become references to signs as in the present day "sigil".

The phonetic connection to "Sowoulo" may be even a bit more tenuous, anthough the sun is referred to as the White Sow even today in Scandinavian countries. Both the words "sol" and "sunna" for the sun in Old Norse languages are feminine in nature as were the cosmic forces represented by the sun which would seem to support this connection between White Sow and "Sowulo".

This rune strengthens the spiritual and psychic powers and abilities, increasing spiritual might. It provides "enlightenment" and success through individual will.

It is a rune of education and understanding, as well as one that seemingly magically changes ice to water, a transformative force. It can represent high achievements, honor and obtained goals.

Sigil is the counterforce to Isa, or the cosmic ice. In this rune the strength of fire and the warming rays of the sun are fully realized. Fire withstands ice. Ice is magically transformed to water. Life begins after the apparent death of winters frost.

Magically, this rune can be invoked to bring success to any venture and particularly to those ventures related to increase, wealth, promotion, accomplishment, and willpower.

This rune can also be invoked in rituals of purification and inspiration, or, to increase enlightenment and insight on a personal or community level.

Any magical work with Sigil should necessarily take into account the season and strength of the sun within that season. Midsummer will therefore bring the greatest strength to workings crafted with this rune.

In divination it can represent any of the following forces.

SIGIL UPRIGHT:Success, goals achieved, honor, justice, life-force, health, power, victory, inspiration, wholeness, elemental force, cleansing fire.

SIGIL MERKSTAVE (Sigil cannot be reversed, but may lie in opposition): False goals, bad counsel, false success, gullibility, loss of goals, destruction, retribution, vanity, wrath of god.


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