Runes Reference Chart

The Runes Reference

Rune ID Rune Picture Times Shown Germanic Name English Name Description Name
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0 Mannaz The Self The starting point should always be the self, a balanced and loving relationship with yourself is essential. The relationship with your self is the one on which all other relationships will be built. It determines the flow with all who enter your life and the relationship that you have with your Creator or God, or Great Mystery. This Rune councils you to seek fulfillment from the inside. It is not a time to look for praise or reward for your achievements. It is time to put your attention on developing your strengths and caring for yourself. Do not judge others or assume that you know their story, remember kindness and tolerance for all. Remember the past and think about the future, but keep your focus on the present, and actively live in ‘the now’. Try to live your ordinary life in an extraordinary manner.
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0 Gebo Partnership Fortune smiles upon you, and nice surprises will arrive unexpectedly. Positive news is on its way, something that you have earned and are completely deserving of. You may be about to receive an award, recognition for a job well done, a promotion or raise, a cash bonus, an acknowledgement or a gift. This is a time of hope, positivity and joy. Promises are honoured and fulfilled dutifully. With this Rune dreams will come true. Life is fair and graceful, people are honourable and noble, there understanding, acceptance and forgiveness. New relationships, partnership opportunities and friendships come to fruition. In the case of new relationships, Gebo reminds us to be true to ourselves and honour our individuality: remember that true partnership occurs when two beings form a team, each one retaining their own identity.
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0 Ansuz Signals This Rune advises you to expect the unexpected. It is bringing a message of change and renewal, possibly even a complete change in your life’s direction. There will be new relationships, new opportunities, and new and unexpected meetings created for you. Therefore it is recommended that you keep your eyes and ears open, and read between the lines, looking for deeper meaning in all meetings or casual encounters. On the other hand, Ansuz reminds you that you must first love and nourish yourself before trying to love and nourish others: it is impossible to give what one does not have. This Rune reminds you to pay attention to the universe and the signals it brings you – life is always changing, assume nothing, and take nothing for granted – read the signals/signs instead.
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0 Othila Separation This is the Rune of beneficial gain. It indicates that reward for hard work is coming. You will have tangible results for your efforts. It is an excellent opportunity to learn, to become better, to expand. New acquisitions will be favoured. It also introduces a time of blessings where you will reap the benefits of your efforts. This is a time where with work you will be successful and bring new wealth and material gain into your life and that of your family. Seize the moment! All efforts are rewarded at this time.
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0 Uruz Strength This is the Rune of endings and new beginnings. It is a Rune that tells of transition. It indicates that the life you have lived until now is going to change, an ending is coming, and a new chapter in your life will begin. You may suffer a loss of someone or something who is very dear to you. However, Uruz reminds you that this is a natural process: death, fertilization, gestation and rebirth. The ashes fertilize the ground for future crops. Learn to adapt to the moment, using the strength of your masculinity or femininity as support, and look for the opportunity that hides behind the loss.
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0 Perth Initiation This Rune is associated with the Phoenix, the mystical bird that is consumes in the fire, only to rise later from its own ashes. Powerful forces of change abound, this is a time of great insight, and new opportunity. You should expect the unexpected! Surprises are coming your way – sudden gains, new relationships, or possibly a windfall. From a spiritual perspective, it is time to rise above yourself, and ordinary living, in order to acquire a wider vision. Perth reminds you that the external is unimportant, except when it is a reflection of the internal.
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0 Nauthiz Constraint Drawing this Rune indicates that there might be delays and changes in the direction of your actions. Be very cautious and careful and review all plans carefully, this is not a time to take any risks. Restriction is necessary. Nauthiz suggests to identify your Shadow, the dark side of your nature. This is your darker side, where weakness lives, and fear abounds, reckless behaviour is a result of ‘The Shadow’ side. Look inwards to identify why you attract certain situations or difficulties to yourself time and time again – such as bad investments, poor choice in romantic partner and so forth. Difficulties and failures, teach us much about ourselves, we need to learn from our life lessons. If necessary, rectify your direction and restore your internal balance. Look for the positive side in all adversity.
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0 Inguz Fertility This Rune represents the need to share, and to be wanted. It is about the search for similarly minded companions and an impulse towards harmony in personal relationships. It could well signal a new way, a new relationship, or even a new life. Inguz symbolizes the end of a time of lethargy, a liberation from tension and uncertainty. This is an earned release, you have already, or soon will fertilize or lay the ground work for this new growth. Keep your feet on the ground, and your mind on the job at hand. Stay away from any undesirable influences, in periods of growth and new life undesirable influences are even more damaging than normal. This is a good time to complete any projects pending in your life, and rid yourself of all stagnant energy.
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0 Eihwaz Defense This Rune is related to the difficulties that arise at the beginning of a new life and the defenses that we build around us when facing the unknown. It often announces a time of waiting, and thus its main advice is patience. It is recommended to foresee consequences before acting. Once your decision is totally clear, then you will be able to carry out the action with ease. Take advantage of this moment to put your house in order and to tend to your personal affairs.
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0 Algiz Protection Opportunities and new challenges are indicated by this Rune. It is a time where you will be confronted by opportunities for personal growth which can be draining and painful. This Rune warns you to be careful and take heed of your physical self and your safety. If you are experiencing pain, dont deny it or try to hide from what is happening. Observe it and learn from it, feel it and let it go: the more you allow yourself to feel it, the faster you will be able to release it. Algiz reminds you that you will grow, and being aware of this may be your best protection in moments of doubt.
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0 Fehu Possessions This Rune recognises your achievements – your goals are being realised: an ambition satisfied, a love relationship committed to, a reward received. This rune assures us that there is an abundance of material comforts, and no need for you to worry about finances. Food is plentiful, physical health is good, and your spiritual life is nourishing. Nevertheless, it reminds you that in moments of good fortune we run the risk of getting carried away by success, thus behaving imprudently. Appreciate what you have and do not be foolish. Fehu advises you to be aware of this so as to not let it happen. Enjoy your good fortune and don’t forget to share it: the good will of feeding others is a sign of a content human being, according to The Runes.
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0 Wunjo Joy This Rune announces a state of material security and relaxation, a sense of well-being. Light is filling your life and the rewards of your hard work are paying off. You may be surrounded by joy, pleasure and comfort both at home and outside. There is clarity and a new energy coming that will allow you to understand, to balance, to renew yourself and your personal relationships. You have come a long way and can now rejoice and receive Wunjos blessings freely.
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0 Jera Harvest This Rune often announces a fertile season, a happy proposition coming to fruition. Jera is the Rune of beneficial results relating to any activity or interest that you involve yourself in. You have prepared the ground and planted the seed, and now you must cultivate it. Jera offers an incentive towards success. Dont expect fast results, however. As with a harvest, a cultivation cycle or maturing process, time must pass prior to receiving the fruits of your labour. You have done a good job, and now Jera advises you to persevere and to be patient.
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0 Kano Opening Fire often symbolizes intense emotions and passion. However, you are reminded that passion, like everything else, has two sides. Excessive passion could lead to destructive obsession, but on its positive side it can lead to creativity. A clarity of intent in your attitude is required in order to avoid falling into its negative side. In the area of relationships, Kano announces a mutual opening. The torch of understanding is lit again for both, and the creative power of such fire could lead to great breakthroughs.
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0 Teiwaz Warrior Masculine energy and the active principle are characteristic of this Rune, bringing as a result an anxiety to conquer. Teiwaz is the Rune of courage, dedication and absolute trust in ones own resources. In situations on interpersonal relations or devotion to a cause, Teiwaz advises perseverance, at the same time reminding you that patience can sometimes be a kind of perseverance. Look within yourself and deeply analyze the foundations of your life. By doing this, you may get to know and harness your deepest and most powerful resources.
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0 Berkana Growth This Rune indicates flowering and maturation, and is related to new growth. Growth can occur in everyday, family or interpersonal situations. The process of self-change is in movement and will be benefited. For growth to occur freely, however, Berkana advises you to eliminate all resistances through a deep cleansing process. If necessary, ask for the help you need to carry it out. Once resistance is cleared out through constancy and a proper attitude, then flowering can occur.
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0 Ehwaz Movement This Rune signals a time of transition and transformation. It indicates changes of all kinds: of house, attitude, life, business directions or personal relations. Ehwaz informs you that you are required to face any necessary transition and to carry it out diligently. There is a sense of continuous progress, a notion of growth that could well be related to a business venture or the development of an idea or project. There is much movement at hand. Now is the time to let go of the old in order to make room for the new.
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0 Laguz Flow The characteristics of this Rune are water, intuition and the ebb and flow of emotions, relations and vocations. Particularly, it announces the satisfaction of emotional needs. In spite of the fact that everything flows appropriately at this moment, it often signals the need to cleanse, revalue, reorganize, recenter. It indicates that the intuitive aspect of your nature is strong, and therefore Laguz advises you to harness it.
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0 Hagalz Disruption Maybe you find yourself surrounded by negative events apparently beyond your control. Drawing this Rune indicates the possibility of havoc or jolts in your reality, security, work, relations or beliefs. It is necessary to realize that you are not at the mercy of external circumstances. I create my own reality. In other words, your own nature is creating what is happening, and therefore you are not helpless. Carefully examine the situations surrounding you and your own beliefs and attitudes towards them. Hagalaz informs you that you hold the solutions in your own hands.
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0 Raido Journey This Rune is related to communication and harmony of something made up of two elements. It often signals the possibility of a journey, be it in the physical world or to the depths of your being. Such journey could well be towards self-healing or self-change. Raido advises you to moderate any excess in your life.Maybe an unexpected union will occur in your life, or maybe you will reunite with someone close that you havent seen in a long time. Or maybe the reunion predicted by Raido refers to certain internal aspects in you that have been in conflict for some time.
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0 Thurisa Gateway Thurisaz indicates the presence of new options opening before you. However, it is advised to stop in front of the gate before crossing it, to look at the road that led you up to here. This Rune points toward the need of not acting yet, but to examine past experiences and circumstances before continuing towards success. It is not a moment to make decisions, but rather to strengthen your ability to wait. Review your past closely. Observe it, bless it, and let go of everything you need to let go of. Then cross the door.
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0 Dagaz Breakthrough Dagaz denotes important breakthroughs in relation to whatever concerns you. The moment is right and therefore success is assured. This is the Rune of radical trust, even if circumstances require you to jump to the void with apparently empty hands. It often introduces an important time of prosperity and great results. However, you are reminded to pay attention and not allow yourself to be carried away or to behave carelessly in your new situation. Humility and generosity are advised.
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0 Isa Standstill Positive achievements are not probable at this moment. Activities are frozen and maybe all your plans are halted. Nevertheless, do not despair: this is the moment of gestation that precedes birth. This pause is probably due more to external circumstances rather than internal. However, try to find what internal aspects keep you in this position and let them go. Clean, discard, let go of the past. This will help accelerate the thawing process. Remember that the seed sleeps under the ground during winter. Trust your own process and wait for the signs of Spring.
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0 Sowelu Wholeness This is a Rune of great power that indicates a moment of profound regeneration, a search for totality. It signals the need to become aware of your essence in order to express it in a creative manner, thus increasing your vital force. It also points to the need of admitting something that you have long denied, something that has remained under the shadows: now it is time to bring it out unto the light. It might be prudent to stay away from a pressing situation, remembering that withdrawing at the right time is a sign of force and not of weakness.
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0 Odin Unknowable The Blank Rune means that creative forces are active in your life. The unknowable and unseen are at work. In the beginning there was nothing, and in the end, nothing remains. You cannot control that which does not yet exist. As with the Fool in the Tarot, you may have to leap over the precipice into the void. But do so empty-handed and with utter faith. What becomes of is the creative power of the unknown.

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