Sowilo is the sun. An illuminating force that breaks through darkness and doubt, creating growth and expansion.
It is both the goal and the active willed action towards it – our purpose and inner self.
Thurisaz represents Mjöllnir, the hammer of Thor, a destructive and protective force.
It reminds us that we must break down old, restrictive barriers to make way for new beginnings.
Jera represents the cycle of the year, or more specifically, the turning over of a new cycle. The end of the longest night and the slow returning of the light.
A more gentle change than Dagaz (which represents the daily cycle), Jera signals a reward for past actions. It is time to reap what we have sown.
After Isa made an appearance last week, holding us in icy stillness, the sun has returned to thaw us out.
What did you find in the stillness last week that you can let go of now? Old, restrictive thoughts and self-doubt have no place in the sun.
It’s time to break down your walls and revel in the rewards of your past actions. You’ve worked hard to get where you are right now. It’s important to take time to enjoy it.
The mind has a way of focusing only on what we haven’t achieved and easily forgets how far we’ve come.
Make a list of everything you’ve accomplished so far this year – big or small, then find a way to celebrate each and every one.