Tiwaz: (T: Tyr, the sky god.) Honor, justice, leadership and authority. Analysis, rationality. Knowing where one's true strengths lie. Willingness to self-sacrifice. Victory and success in any competition or in legal matters. Tiwaz Reversed or Merkstave: One's energy and creative flow are blocked. Mental paralysis, over-analysis, over-sacrifice, injustice, imbalance. Strife, war, conflict, failure in competition. Dwindling passion, difficulties in communication, and possibly separation.
The Tiwaz rune has several symbolic meanings, among them justice, self-sacrifice and altruism. It is the rune of Tyr – the nordic god of justice. In Norse mythology, Tyr sacrifices his arm to the monstrous wolf Fenrir, who bites off his limb while the gods bind the animal.
The tree for Tiwaz in Linden.