The type of gain will be indicated by the surrounding runes: With BERKANA or . Unless ISA is paired with reversed love runes, relationship problems will be. As with Uruz, the gender-leaning of the rune does not necessarily mean that the rune Berkana frequently refers to domestic issues and personal relationships. Rune of continued growth and continual rebirth or renewal in all things. is a quest undertaken as the understanding of Berkano broadens. I am new to the runes and Berkana came out in a diamond reading I was doing for.
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In this society, and as people we have become afraid of death, and what may come after. This fear prevents us from embracing the darkness. Berkana challenges us to let go of this fear, and embrace death, for after death comes new life and new beginnings.
The Northern peoples had this understanding. There can be no new growth and new life without the old dying to make way for it. Berkana also resounds with the energies of a mother.
Nurturing new life, awakening and protecting it with all it has. A mother will do whatever it takes to keep her wee ones safe, no matter the cost to her own self.
This self-sacrifice is worth it to her, knowing that her young are safe and healthy. So too, this rune carries the determined protection of a mother. It is an excellent rune to use for protection magic, especially for chtildren or pets. Berkana speaks of the stillness of the womb.
A sanctuary where life is nurtured and protected from all things outside. This stillness, and quiet still beats with the heartbeat of the mother, the steady drumming of comfort and love. It is the "Great Awakener. At other times, Hagalaz may act by awakening one from a deep slumber, gradually bring one to one's senses. During this time, one's relationships and partnerships may fail.
Plans may go awry, and money supplies may become emptied. The only power one can hope to utilize at this time, is one's own inner strength and will Blum, As another Rune of delay, Hagalaz is a solid indication to avoid new starts. Limitations and delays are often imposed by nature and therefore not completely negative. Thus it is important at times to recognize that one does have limitations.
The counsel of Hagalaz is to ease back and try to remain content. Attempting to fight against Fate at this time will likely lead to more anguish Peschel, Upright Position - [Fire element] The traditional meaning of Nauthiz is need or necessity, and its shape resembles the form of two sticks being rubbed together in an effort to create fire.
The need that comes from the past may very well place restrictions on the present and future. Nauthiz represents the needs which gnaw on one's sense of self. It is the place where fear and fears of failure reside. If left unattended, the fears will act to constrict one from doing something constructive. This may take the form of constricting one's creativity or one's relationships to others. It often indicates a delay, or the passing through a difficult situation.
It counsels one to have patience and identify the source of the need. Is it an emotional one that stems from the fear of failure? Or is it a material one, such as the necessity for money? Nauthiz may be indicating that it is time to face up to this fear.
One clearly won't be able to enjoy beneficial outcomes until the need has been carefully tended. Taking the time to heal the self is at issue here. Reversed Position - A reversed Nauthiz is even more devastating. One is warned to postpone any current plans, for it is likely that one will be setting off the wrong course of action.
Continuing forward at this time will likely lead to failure, despair and quite possibly disaster. If paired with Jera, it may be indicating that one is being called on to make up for past misdeeds. If paired with Hagalaz, the past has really come back to haunt, for a very powerful outside force, such as God, may step in and demand that one does indeed pay Peschel, Upright Position - [Water element] The traditional meaning of Isa is ice.
It is the element of water in its densest state, which has been molded to a shape, as opposed to being fluid.
The Meaning of the Rune "Berkana "
The principals represented here are preservation and the resistance of change. It is a necessary force in nature, one that slows the evolutionary process, disabling uninhibited growth Aswynn, On a psychological level, Isa may represent areas in the unconscious that reveal one's deeply ingrained attitudes or patterns or one's genetic imprint from birth. Changing them may not be possible and attempting to bring them to light isn't really advisable.
It is a frustrating influence and usually means that a period of time or a season may be involved before moving on is possible Aswynn, Few things can actively grow in Isa's bleak environment, and one is often called on to perform a personal sacrifice by letting go of old ideas or associations that are perpetuating this situation.
During these times, one needs to look inward, for there may be no outside help available. There is nothing wrong with halting at times, Isa is a warning that in this state of "spiritual winter" one is often about to make the wrong choice or has overestimated the amount of energy it will require to move forward.
One may only be capable of maintaining at this point. Look carefully at the runes surrounding Isa. Unconscious energies are at work. If the reading is otherwise positive, Isa may indicate only be a short delay. If surrounded by very negative runes, it would be wise to completely stop, for one's efforts will not be rewarded at this time.
Upright Position - [Earth element] The traditional meaning of Jera is year or harvest. It has associations to the divisions of time and of seasons or cycles leading into one another.
As the 12th Rune in the Futhark, Jera divides the Futhark and represents the time of one year Aswynn, Jera is a gentle and hopeful Rune. It is encouraging and implies beneficial outcomes when the cycle has been completed.
One may assume that the careful planting has been done and that through careful cultivation, one will succeed. During long periods of cultivation, Jera offers one perseverance and encouragement Blum, Quick outcomes are not characterized by this Rune, for there is always a period of time involved before the reaping the harvest.
One's patience and hard work will be rewarded in the end. If Jera falls within a negative rune cast, it may be indicating that careful cultivation was not done and that delays and difficulties may characterize one's endeavors. Depending upon the runes involved, it may be asking one to traverse back and begin again or to become more diligent in one's current efforts. If paired with Nauthiz or Hagalaz, Jera may be indicating that one's current path is not suited for the individual.
It serves as a warning that one may continue ending up back in this same place until the right path has been chosen.
As Jera's symbol indicates, what comes around, goes around. It cautions one against speaking ill or acting poorly of others at this time, for that energy may in turn come back in a similar negative fashion Peschel, Upright Position - [All elements] The traditional meaning of Eihwaz is yew, and as the yew tree, Eihwaz represents the Yggdrasil, which contains the melding of life and death In its symbol, the vertical axis in Eihwaz represents the vertical axis of the world tree that connects the three realms of heaven, earth and the underworld.
By connecting these three worlds, Eihwaz acts as the communicator and supporting backbone force between them Thorsson, In historic times, Eihwaz was associated with hunting and its daring nature. It is a Rune of strong assertive and defensive powers, possibly giving one the necessary drive to take a blind leap of faith into the void. Action, endurance and persistence are also characteristics of Eihwaz. If in response to a question about a new venture, Eihwaz counsels one to take the risk now.
One has the necessary courage and protection to act swiftly and move forward successfully Aswynn, Eihwaz also informs one that through foresight and right action, difficulties may be avoidable.