Exploring differences between Ansuz and Os

My studies of the Anglo Saxon futhorc is revealing some interesting insights. I’ve studied the first six runes so far. Their names and shapes may be different but the meanings are slightly different. At least for me.

For example the fourth rune which in the futhorc is Os. Slightly different shape than Ansuz. But the meanings are nearly identical. I have found through my meditations some differences however.

For me Ansuz has always been about inspiration and transformation. A very spiritual rune full of esoteric implications. It’s all about gods (Odin in particular) and self transformation. Full of spiritual possibilities.

Os in contrast for me seems to be all about communication and words. Also dealing with inspiration I suppose but a very different flavor than Ansuz. It’s an inspiration of the more mundane physical realm.

Although Os also means for me communication with the gods. As in the format of channeling them. Letting the gods literally speak through you. A very specific skill to be sure. But one that is attainable through trance work with the gods you wish to channel. I don’t do this myself but I am seeing how it would be possible. With the help of Os.

As you can see the meanings are very similar. But somehow different in energies. The Elder Futhark seems to have a heavier energy than the Anglo Saxon. I don’t know how to better explain it. I guess the best thing to do is to meditate and learn the futhorc yourself!  Maybe you will come up with better ways to explain it yourself!

Author: vitkimusings

A fifty-something Vitki living in the suburbs of Chicago. Follower of the Nordic Path for the last fifteen years. Student of runes for the last 23 years and seidr for the last seven years. Always learning and growing!

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