Sowilo, the sun Rune. With the sun reaching its annual zenith in the sky, I want to acknowledge this cycle and ask the Runes - How can we incorporate this warm energy into the next three months (until the autumnal equinox)? How can we engage this vibrant time of Earth's annual cycle?
Although I was drawing three Runes, four came out; Ingwaz stuck tightly to Mannaz, which I will come back to shortly. For now, let's look at the first two Runes - Gebo and Berkana.
Tiwaz and Tyr, Freyr seems to appear out of nowhere, when I am least expecting it. Yet, his approach is gentle, but confident and comfortable, and it reinforces the idea that "now is the time". In this instance, I believe that Freyr's essence represents a reminder or reassurance that supports everything symbolized in the other three Runes. Not only are we entering a time of warmth, energy, and fun, but a fertile time, which makes the gift of the solstice even greater. The seeds we planted during the last few months have become fertile, thanks to our care. And, finally, as we engage and acknowledge the solstice, the pieces begin to come together for us as individuals and to shape our world.
As we embrace the solstice and express our gratitude for its gifts, we must carry it one step further and take the feeling it gives us and share it widely. Share the warmth, the fun, and the energy.