Meanings of the Runes: what are they trying to tell you?
Have you heard of Runes before? They are part of the mystical tradition of the Germanic peoples and can give us hints about our life and present moment. To learn more about this oracle, get to know the meanings of the Runes.
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Meanings of the Runes
The Runes Oracle is divided into three groups of 8 symbols each one.
The first group (1 to 8) rules the beginning of everything. God Freyr is the patron of this group and sends energy to creation, fertility and prosperity. This groups also tells us about the achievements in the physical plane.
The second group (9 to 16) rules the learning through difficult times. These runes are intimately linked to the elements and variations of nature. They represent mental and emotional achievements.
The third and last group (17 to 24) has God Tyr as a patron. He helps us to clarify paths to walk in our life and reach spiritual achievements. It is a group related to wisdom and justice.
Rune 1 – FEHU
The first rune represents success and all the winnings you deserved to receive through hard work. It gives you the reward that you were looking for after all your efforts.
Rune 2 – URUZ
This rune predicts that good health and physical condition is coming. You must feel stronger from now on and this inner strength needs to be released. It is time to live with courage and vitality.
Rune 3 – THURISAZ
Thor, the God of Thunder, rules this rune. Although he offers protection, Thor asks for caution. Some important matters will emerge but you might need to wait for the right moment before making a decision.
Rune 4 – ANSUZ
The fourth rune tells us that we should spend more time with older and wiser people, paying attention to their important advices. Ansuz represents the spoken communication and what we learn from others.
Rune 5 – RAIDHO
This rune relates to changes and travels. Raidho teaches you that you are in a constant evolution throughout journey. In order to achieve your goals, you must know all the small steps you need to follow.
Rune 6 – KENAZ
This rune tells us that sometimes we forget we have a powerful guide within us: our intuition. Kenaz helps us with that and give us clarity to deal with complicated situations. From now on, you can have hope and believe that soon you will find a solution.
Rune 7 – GEBO
Gebo represents the harmony we need to cultivate to live in peace with ourselves, so we can live the same with others. It also reminds us that we should always give in order to receive it back.
Rune 8 – WUNJO
The eighth rune represents happiness, satisfaction and well being. This rune predicts a period of calm and peace, so you can enjoy the basic pleasures of life.
Rune 9 – HAGALAZ
It can be scary, but Halagaz is a symbol of catastrophe and confusion. But these aspects are not always bad. You can face it thinking of letting bad old habits die, so you can move to healthier ones.
Rune 10 – NAUDHIZ
Naudhiz is a symbol of patience and courage. It asks you to wait with your eyes wide open for what is coming. You might have been passing through difficult times lately and now is when you should pay more attention to what is happening.
Rune 11 – ISA
This rune is also a symbol of patience but a different kind of one. This period can seem warm and dead and you might not see a lot of progress. Take this time to practice patience and wait before making important decisions.
Rune 12 – JERA
Jera represents karma and law of return. This rune is a symbol of what you have been planting to now see in the harvest. The reward is about to come and you can feel happy and motivated, even if there is a delay.
Rune 13 –EIHWAZ
You might have been passing through tough times and now it is not the time to quit. This rune asks you to stay strong white it offers protection for your fights.
Rune 14 – PERTHRO
Perthro represents secrets, revelations and mysteries. You might have some surprises as hidden mattersemerge.
Rune 15 – ALGIZ
Algiz offers you protection. This rune has good predictions about happy times, but reminds that you need to be aware of any evil the might appear.
Rune 16 – SOWILO
Sowilo is a symbol of good health and success. It asks yous to relax and not worry too much, otherwise your health will be compromised by the tension.
Rune 17 – TIWAZ
This rune represents the competitors, success, victory and romance. Tiwaz motivates us to fight for what we want because the chances of getting it are high.
Rune 18 – BERKANO
Berkano represents family and a strong feminine presence. It offers protection to family events such as weddings and births. Everything that relates to new beginnings has a good chance to grow healthy.
Rune 19 – EHWAZ
Ehwaz is a symbol of movement and changes. It relates to travels, new jobs and new homes. This rune gives you faith that the change is for the best and the future will be bright.
Rune 20 – MANNAZ
Mannaz coordinates teamwork. This rune shows that you will receive help and support from others. Focus on building partnerships and expanding your contacts.
Rune 21 – LAGUZ
Laguz is a feminine rune that relates to our intuition and imagination. You will easily feel the Divine inspiration, being able to handle anything.
Rune 22 – INGWAZ
Ingwaz is very important because symbolizes conclusion. This rune tells that you are ready for a closure and to move on a new direction.
Rune 23 – DAEG
Daeg relates to rising and constant growing. A new and strong time will come, full of hope and optimism. You can trust the changes will be for the best.
Rune 24 – OTHALA
The last rune is a symbol of material goods and heritage. The heritage can be physical or personality traits. Look for advice from old people and old friends.
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