Also called Ur
Old Norse name: Ur
Gem: carbuncle (extra energy)
Traditionally, Uruz symbolized
the aurochs, a wild bison once common in northern Europe but now
extinct. Our male Teutonic ancestors were not considered men until
they had participated in a successful hunt and kill of an aurochs,
a primitive rite of passage.
Thus, in a runecast Uruz
upright indicates a chance to prove oneself or a dramatic change,
one that puts the querent in a new situation. It can indicate a
promotion or new responsibility. While the querent may see this
as a daunting or frightening situation, it should be considered
a natural, inevitable change-like the change from adolescence to
Uruz can also indicate
male energy and the positive aspects of Mars-energy, willpower and
determination. In health questions, Uruz indicates strength, stamina,
and resistance. In many readings, the appearance of Uruz means that
improvement is coming but only through the querent's own willpower,
self-determination, and resilience.
Uruz reversed in an otherwise
positive runecast tells the querent not to let opportunity slip
by. In an otherwise negative runecast, however, Uruz reversed indicates
that the opportunity should be left alone. Sweeping change is coming,
but that change is usually not to the querent's benefit.
Uruz reversed can also indicate ill health or weak will.
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