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ISA (Iss-Ah) Also: Isaz (Proto-Germanic), Is (Futhorc), Eis (Gothic) Latin Alphabet: I Literal Translation: Ice Esoteric: Stasis, Stillness, Rest In divination, the Futhark rune Isa can be interpreted in two ways- concentrated self, ego-consciousness, self-control, unity of being, rest, stillness, or egomania, blindness, dissipation, immobility, stagnation, psychopathy.


JERA (Yehr-Ah) Also: Jeran or Jeraz (Proto-Germanic), Ger or Ior (Futhorc), Ar (Younger Futhark), Jer (Gothic) Latin Alphabet: J or IO (pronounce “yo”) Literal Translation: Year Esoteric: Harvest In divination, the Futhark rune Jera can be read in two ways- reward for positive action, abundance, proper timing, or repetition, bad timing, poverty, conflict, regression.


KENAZ (Kin-Az) Also: Kaunan (Proto-Germanic), Kaun (Younger Futhark), Cen (Futhorc), Kusma (Gothic) Latin Alphabet: C/K Literal Translation: Torch Esoteric: “Ken” or knowledge In divination, the Kenaz rune can mean both artistic or technical ability, craft, transformation, new information or decay, inability, lack of creativity, ignorance, arrogance.


LAGUZ (Log-Ooze) Also: Laukaz (Proto-Germanic), Logr (Younger Futhark), Lagu (Futhorc), Lagus (Gothic) Latin Alphabet: L Literal Translation: Water or Ocean Esoteric: Unconscious, Collective Consciousness In divination, the Futhark rune Laguz can be interpreted in two ways- life, passing a test, vitality, unconscious growth, memory, dreams, or fear, circular motion, withering, depression, manipulation, lack of morality,… read more »


MANAZ (Man-Az) Also: Mannaz (Proto-Germanic), Mann (Futhorc), Madr (Younger Futhark) Latin Alphabet: M Literal Translation: Man, Human, Mankind Esoteric: Humankind, Awareness Like most Futhark runes, Manaz takes on a dual meaning in divination- divine influence, sustainability, intelligence, awareness, social order, or depression, mortality, self-delusion, bigotry, elitism, intellectual arrogance.


NAUTHIZ (Not-This) Also: Naudiz (Proto-Germanic), Nyd (Futhorc), Naudr (Younger Futhark), Nauds (Gothic) Latin Alphabet: N Literal Translation: “Need-Fire” (self-reliance), Necessity, Hardship Esoteric: Constraint, Friction, Difficulty As with many Futhark runes, Nauthiz can be interpreted in several ways in divination- resistance leading to strength, recognition of örlög (ultimate law, primal truth), innovation, need-fire (self-reliance), personal development… read more »


OTHILA (Oath-All-Ah) Also: Odal or Othala (Elder Futhark), Othalan (Proto-Germanic), ēðel (Futhorc) Latin Alphabet: O or œ Literal Translation: Homeland or Ancestral Lands Esoteric: Inheritance, Estate As with many Futhark runes, Othila has a two-fold interpretation in divination- home or estate, prosperity, group order, freedom, productive interaction, or lack of customary order, totalitarianism, slavery, poverty,… read more »


PERTHO (Perth-Oh) Also: Peord (Futhorc), Perthro (?) Latin Alphabet: P Literal Translation: unknown Esoteric: Fate, The Norns In divination, the Futhark rune Pertho can be read in two ways- good omen, fellowship and joy, evolutionary change, or addictions, stagnation, loneliness, delusion, unknowability, or doom. (In this context, doom does not necessarily mean “downfall”, but inevitable… read more »


RAIDO (Ride-Ho) Also: Rad (Futhorc), Reid (Younger Futhark), Raida (Gothic) Latin Alphabet: R Literal Translation: Ride or Wagon Esoteric: Journey In divination, Raido can mean both rationality, action, justice, ordered growth, journey or rigidity, stasis, injustice, irrationality, hypocrisy, restlessness.


SOWULO (So-iölo) Also: Sowilo or Sæwelō (Proto-Germanic), Sol (Younger Futhark), Sigel (Futhorc), Sugil (Gothic) Latin Alphabet: S Literal Translation: Sun Esoteric: Success or Wholeness The Futhark rune Sowulo takes on a double-meaning in divination- guidance, hope, success, goals, honor, life purpose, or bad advice, false success, gullibility, loss of goals.

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