is Uruz, (Aurochs, the European wild Ox) the rune of strength, courage and endurance. I must be using up a lot of my strength, because I feel
rather tired lately. So I asked The Anna K tarot
what it is that sucks up my energy so easily and I got the Nine of Swords. It can’t get any more
clear than this. I think mental fatigue is a form of exhaustion which is hard
to replenish and a good night sleep (which in this case is hard to come by) is often not enough. We all know how tired we can be after a day's’ work in the garden but we also know
the deep fulfillment we feel when the is job is done. Yes, maybe some aching muscles
will remind us of our work but our energy will be restored at night. With this card
the problem lies elsewhere. The continuous churning of the mind over everything which keeps us awake is consuming all of our energy.
Often the nine swords represent anxiety, grief, regret, guilt and other demons who might keep us awake at night and prevent
us from moving forward in life. And here comes Uruz into play. Even in dire situations
like this we have to lift up our head and face each and every demon that haunts us.
Naming them is the first step, then follows acknowledgement of the fact we are
haunted by them, And then the most difficult part is not to fight them,
which only makes them stronger, but to befriend them, get to know them and find out what keeps them here. and eventually we will be able to set them free which will most certainly boost our energy levels. This kind of work needs a courageous mind and
spiritual warrior attitude. Yes, it is tiring
and there is nothing to show for when the day is done. But in the end we will sleep
better for it.