March 4, 2010 – Nauthiz

Nauthiz

Nauthiz is the letter N

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

Need is oppressive to the heart;
yet often it proves a source of help and salvationto the children of men, to everyone who heeds it betimes.

Nauthiz, the rune of need, necessity and troubles is the rune for today. It is a call to awareness, to be aware of what is pressing upon you, or where you might look and see what in your life is lacking. Focusing on that now, might help prevent other problems or difficulties later.

Often time when Nauthiz comes up in a reading, the necessity is unclear. At that time, you should expand the rune with additional runes to clarify what is being indicated. Today, the clarifying rune was Jera, year and harvest. The need that is calling is one about tending to those things that need time and investment to come to fruition. Another meaning I add to Jera is patience. Not everything can come in a hurry, even if that is what you want. Sometimes, you just have to be patient. Work what can be worked, labor where you need to labor and have things ready so that when it does come, it’s effects can be lasting and enduring

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