“Ur is a wild and fierce beast possessing great horns. A formidable ranger of moorland, it fights with its horns. It is a beast of courage.”
“The Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem”
The rune name is Uruz it is the letter U in the common alphabet, the rune for physical strength, good health, wisdom, sudden changes, male potency. The name of the rune is primarily connected with long extinct wild bulls of the north, the aurochs. These untameable beasts roamed the wastelands and were much feared. However, the sound of the alternative name, ur, creates a pun, both on the old Norse word for ore, hence metal, and on a word meaning hail or drizzle, hence inclement weather. As well as these subsidiary concepts, the syllable Ur can also be taken to mean “ancient” or “primordial”. This is a fitting description for an animal of prehistoric power, such an auroch. This rune is considered masculine and forceful in nature.
Powerful energies are at work when the rune Uruz appears. If you require added vitality, then Uruz is a good omen. However, you must treat this power with respect and caution, or its wild nature may cause you to regret the fact that you chose to use its force in the first place. After all, it is fairly easy to goad a bull into charging, but it is not as simple a matter to stop it when its job is done. This rune’s association with courage and great strength means taht it is certain that you will overcome any obstacles. Brute force will not be enough: You will also have to use your intelligence to harness the power of Uruz wisely. This rune is considered good for healing, giving strength to those who have been ill and hastening recovery. Uruz may also indicate a rise in status, but first make sure that you are not biting off more then you can chew.
Body Part: Muscular system – all voluntary muscles
Associated Maladies: Lack of flexibility through overmuscling
Action: Strong, vital, healthy.
Solution: Exercise, power foods such as high-protein and high-carb diet.