Runes have been in use for ages. Each rune has its own meaning in relation to divinity. The meaning of runes is also interpreted when runes are in different positions like upright, reverse and converse.
The English alphabet equivalent for the rune Tiwaz is T. This rune has been named for God Tiw after whom Tuesday is named. Tiwaz is associated with the color bright red and the gemstone coral. With this rune is also associated male polarity. This rune is ruled by the runic number 17 and the element air. This rune corresponds to Libra, astrologically. It is also linked with the oak tree.
Tiw is considered as the God of battles and legislation. Tiw is also known as the protector of warriors and mariners. Tiw was known to be fearless, courageous and a tactician. The rune Tiwaz therefore is a representative of courage and compassion. It is related to characteristics like courage, bravery, intelligence and dedication. The rune also represents determination.
It brings in people the daring to undertake difficult tasks. It also protects those who undertake sea voyages. It also gives people the skills to negotiate. The rune enables people to face challenges bravely so that they can understand the rule of life. It tells a person that he will be victorious only if true courage is shown. It also enables a person to think with wisdom and use all necessary skills to be successful.
Tiwaz is considered to be a rune of balance and justice. It is also considered to be a rune that makes people understand that one must sacrifice one’s self interests for the betterment of the society as a whole.
When this rune appears in the reading of a person, it indicates that the person will win battles and legal matters and his success will be justified. It also enables a person to develop sound judgment and a strong will power. It imbibes in person spiritual values and teaches one to have faith in religion. It enables one to bring a balance in life and also take the right decisions.
In divinity, the rune can mean faith, loyalty, justice, victory, honesty and self sacrifice. The rune is believed to have magical powers that can be used in rituals to seek divine guidance and know the will of the God.
In a reverse position, this rune represents shyness. It requires a person to overcome fear. Also when the rune is reversed, it signifies the loss of concentration. It also asks people to be aware of left handed people. It can also symbolize injustice, imbalance, conflict, failure and corruption in its reverse position.
Conversely, the rune tells that a person has leadership qualities. It also says that one should not go on looks as they can be deceptive because one who looks a fool can actually turn out to be very courageous.
Tiwaz also enables a person to remain serene and calm and confident. It focuses the energies of a person at one point so that the person can find the right solution to his problems.
Properties of Tiwaz
Alternate Names: Tys, Tyr, Tir, Tiw, Ty
Ancient Meaning: The Original Gods
Keywords: Justice, order, victory, support, self-sacrifice, faith, loyalty
Tiwaz is the Warrior Rune. It represents pure, masculine power and the ability to successfully fight to meet your goals. However, you must be careful that costs of attaining your goals overshadow their values.
You may be in a period of stagnation. Your goals may be unattainable or unrealistic at this time. Fortunately these times pass. Take stock of yourself and your goals. Do not fight battles you know you cannot win. Be patient.
Astrological Correspondence: Libra
Tarot Correspondence: Justice
Color: Bright Red
Stones: Ruby, Garnet, Jasper, Bloodstone, Golden Topaz, Citrine
Animals: Wolf, falcon, hawk, hound, owl, bear
Increases trust in the universe
Interpretation of what needs to be done
Successful completion of patterns
Increases spiritual energy
Teaches positive use of order