Sowelo represents not only our sun, but all stars.
The answer came in a jar of stars left on the windowsill in the dining room by an unseen hand. Who are these beings who work behind the scenes to let the curtains up and down, rearrange the furniture when no one's looking, and distract with a barely heard summons? "I thought I heard someone call my name," she said, going outside and looking around. No one was there, of course. After a while, she went back inside and sat down by the jar of stars.
I am also reminded of a dream my son had in the late 1970s. He dreamed that he met a bat in a crystal cave. The bat lived in a crystal castle in the crystal cave beside a stream of lightwater. Lightwater is water that doesn't get you wet and you can breathe in it. This friendly bat bat gave him a jar of stars and told him that when he had a question, all he had to do was look into the jar and he would know the answer.
Several days later, after school, he asked me, "Does hell exist? Eddy says it's real." I said, "Go look into your jar of stars." He ran into his room then came back after a while and said with great satisfaction, "The stars say it's real if you believe in it. I decided not to believe in it."
That winter, he consulted the jar of stars on many different topics. It was one of the things that taught him to look within for the answers to his questions. Of course, when he got interested in lasers, we read books on the topic. But when he asked, "Why am I me and not somebody else?" I suggested the jar of stars. There are some questions science (as we define it in our time) and parents cannot and should not answer.
My "jar of stars" is my bag of runes. It works the same way, eliciting knowledge from within. Since we form a personal resonance with the runes, they work a little differently for each one of us. They come to reflect personal associations over time in addition to their basic meanings. For example, for me, Sowelo is also about wishing upon a star and hitching my wagon to a star---my aspirations and hopes and dreams. Sowelo asks, "Are you living your dreams?"
Sowelo puts me on notice to be especially attentive to subtle intuitive impressions. This is because it is the rune of transmitting light, and to transmit light, we need to be sensitive to how much of the light moving through us is being received by others and the environment. While we don't want to hide our light or the light coming through us, we can become overbearing if we broadcast full blast when a smaller amount would be just right.
Sowelo also represents power---the ultimate source of physical and nuclear power. In the past, Sowelo has been used as a symbol by those who wished to be all-powerful and force others to do their will. It is possible to use power that way, but considering that chickens come home to roost, and "fear of the Lord ['Lord meaning the 'Law' of 'you get back what you put out'] is the beginning of wisdom" (a well-known Biblical quotation), tyranny is not known as the path of happiness. One who becomes a tyrant is sending out a call through resonance for the same to be visited upon the self.
The highest power of Sowelo is the power of giving light and life. Cerule gives Ehwaz as the actual rune of power in human terms, as it is the rune of the horse, and horse symbolizes physical health, the ability to reach your goals through cooperation, and the deeper impulses of the heart. But Sowelo is symbol for cosmic, divine power, which is both within and outside of us.