Eihwaz

(EI: Yew tree Strength, Motivation, Reliability.) Strength, reliability, dependability, trustworthiness. Enlightenment, endurance. Defense, protection. The driving force to acquire, providing motivation and a sense of purpose. Indicates that you have set your sights on a reasonable target and can achieve your goals. An honest man who can be relied upon. 

Alternate Names: Ezck, Yr, Eo
Ancient Meaning: Yew, the world’s tree, life and death
Keywords: Communication, death, regeneration, knowledge, dreaming, magic, trustworthiness, dependability and reliability

Description: Eihwaz represents the Yew tree and its everlasting nature. The Yew may bend, but it does not break. You are on the right course and have the strength and ability to meet your goals. Congratulations! This rune is the embodiment of a sense of purpose, which not only achieves goals, but does it in a way that brings wisdom and spiritual development.  This is the rune of initiation.

Reversed Description:
This may be a time of confusion for you. That which you have built may be in jeopardy of crumbling. Do not allow yourself to give in to your weaknesses. Eihwaz reversed d is confusion, destruction, dissatisfaction, weakness.

Astrological Correspondence: Scorpio
Tarot Correspondence: The Hanged Man
Gods/Goddesses: Odin
Color: Dark Blue
Tree: Yew
Herb: Mandrake
Stones: Lapis Lazuli, Sapphire, Blue Topaz
Animals: Eagle, spider, horse, wolf, raven, serpent, dragon, jaguar, dolphin, eel, salmon, butterfly, dragonfly, lizard, kingfisher, hound, moth
Element: All Elements
Magic influences:
Perception of the cosmic
Release from fear of death
Expands your artistic and magical abilities
Increased foresight
Communicates with your ancestors

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