Monday January 18, 2010


Jera is the letter J

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (

Summer is a joy to men, when God, the holy King of Heaven,
suffers the earth to bring forth shining fruitsfor rich and poor alike

Jera is often translated as summer, year or harvest. It is pronounced like saying year-ah.

Esoterically Jera is about the fruit of our labors. It is also about the labor itself, the time it takes for it to happen, and the patience needed for it to come about. Mostly for me it is about patience. Whenever I get Jera for myself, it means be patient, things are coming along but they need time, don’t stop working at it, but don’t be rushing yourself along. For that reason, I often see it as a rune for anything that you want to extend for the long term. After all, a year is a fairly long time. This can also signify a time to start that long process, because now is the best time for it to come to fruition as well.
This rune is not about chance or large risks with potentially huge pay offs really, so it is interesting that it comes up in a week that is about chance and risk and luck. But may the risk of the week and some of the good fortune that will come about today can be set to seed, and nurtured and fed so that it can grow into something new and wonderful?

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