Meaning of Ansuz

Ansuz is a rune that is sacred to Odin, the god of Wind and Spirit. When it’s the correct way up, Ansuz is considered to be a rune of happiness and the blessings from the Almighty God. It's time to experience new unexpected things in life and many new interactions with people. This rune is also considered to be an assurance for a proper discipline and a new coordination in life.

Due to Ansuz’s connection with Odin, the other meanings and interpretations that can be linked with Ansuz are intelligence (or wisdom), help from ancestors, and noblepower. The most significant gift to humankind from Odin is learning about the life we live. Along with the power of life. As Odin is the god of spirit, the power of creating a new life in human body (i.e. the birth of a new baby or even the second breath we feel in our body during the pregnancy), it stays with our body until we are alive, and this is the creative energy from this rune.

Ansuz allows our mental ability to distinguish things around us, keeping things in a clear, orderly way and enabling us to decipher our thoughts in the form of speech, which further enhances our interactions with others. If this rune it's reversed it signifies a warning signal that you are being cheated or the victim of unscrupulous deceits and pranks. This also means that it's really important to judge the validity of the advice or suggestions you get from close people – even an elderly person after these signals, just to avoid any future regrets. Ansuz is also known as Odin, meaning signals.It means: “blessings.”

This stone denotes Odin, the Norse god of Shamanism and magic. It stands for revelation, communication, and divine predictions. It’s mostly a symbol of messages and words that we use to understand each other. However, when reversed, it warns against deceit, tricks and represents Loki, the god of mischief. You will gain a better insight into something important because this rune also stands for vision, enthusiasm, enlightenment, inspiration, revelation, signals, intuition and knowledge. The other side represents delusion and miscommunication.

Getting this rune means that you’re fully ready for a transformation. It doesn’t matter if you’re planning to change something about your private life. Or you want to apply changes on the professional fiend. As I mentioned earlier, this is the rune of magic and Shamanism.

Meaning, you should expect beautiful, almost unimaginable things to happen. In case you were wondering how to communicate with someone who’s not interested in listening to your part of the story, it’s best if you let your actions speak on your behalf. When someone doesn’t want to hear you out, it’s because they’re hurting. Give them time to heal and apply the same advice when it comes to you. Give yourself time to heal instead of rushing things.

I also mentioned that Ansuz is the stone of divine predictions and revelation. You will gain better insight into your personality and reveal yourself to the world without feeling shame about who you really are. However, you will become aware of your flaws and imperfections.

Unlike other people who embrace them, you will work on overcoming your flaws. You will give your best to become the greatest version of yourself and make yourself proud. Something will happen that will bring back the excitement and enthusiasm in your life. You’ll feel the urge to get things done, travel, jump into adventures, make your talents work and bring all your dreams to life. You will feel reborn, like a new person, prepared for a new beginning or change that will make you enjoy the mystery of the unknown. You were probably too afraid to apply changes in your past and that’s why this rune appeared to you. You will face every fear that stands in between your current life and the life you want for yourself and those you love. This stone will send you all the necessary signs. Follow them if you want to have a fulfilling life. If you got this stone, you probably face communication difficulties with a person who matters to you. To solve this issue express your compassion and understanding.

Let the person know that you’re not judging them but want to hear them out. Leave enough space and time for self-expression. Enter future conversations with an open mind and allow people to express themselves in full before you state your conclusions and certain opinions.

Now, let’s talk about the other side of this stone. As I mentioned before, it represents Loki, the power of mischief. If you got this side of the stone, it means that you’re dealing with a very unpleasant but sad person. You’re not quite sure how to react to their evil tricks and actions. The best way to deal with this kind of person is to either ignore them and let them face their own karma or to try and understand them and help them heal if possible. They aren’t evil, but hurt and sad. People in that condition usually hurt others in the hope that it will make them feel better. This rune appeared in order to teach you to understand those who do evil. It’s not that they were born that way but became evil because of something that’s happened to them throughout their lifetime. They need help and not judgment or revenge.

Getting this stone might also reveal a fake person in your life. Pay close attention to your surroundings. It’s probably someone who’s entered your life just recently and tried to earn your trust right away. Your first instinct about this person was correct. He or she is not a good friend or partner. Always trust your instincts because they never lie or misinform.

Next thing that this rune is trying to help you out is with your awakening. You’re probably a normal person with a normal life. However, self-evaluation became a part of your everyday routine. And suddenly, you started overthinking everything. You’ve never thought that your hardcore beliefs and life values will change. But somehow they did. And you’re not sure how to react to this inner transformation. It’s making you look distant and distracted when you are with friends and family. You analyze everything they say or do. It’s as if you’ve gained a supernatural power to recognize who’s telling the truth and who’s not, who’s real and who’s not. And even though you enjoy it, it’s driving you crazy. Embrace this gift. Use it for your own good. Wondering how? Well, let your ‘supernatural power’ reveal the true faces of the people who’re not supposed to be in your life. Reevaluate your friends and family members.

When it comes to business and work this rune predicts new, fresh ideas, better vision, and greater perspective. It’s connected to your ‘supernatural power’ to determine what is good or bad for you. This gift will help you reach the top in your career, however, only if you act as your heart desires. To make this happen, you should embrace your inner transformation.

Don’t be afraid of your thoughts. Allow them to fly freely and help you form a new, better opinion about everything including love. Once you bring your career and life into order, you will realize that love isn’t the most important thing. Self-realization and personal progress are. However, only a few can understand the true importance of answering an inner call and how this awakening call can change the course of your life path for the better.

By Florance Saul
Mar 19, 2013