August 1 – 7, 2010 – Jera

Jera

Jera is the letter J

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

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, the rune of Summer, Harvest and the year, is the rune for this first week of August. A very propitious sign, as Jera equals well the with wiccan festival celebrated by many on the first, and over this week, the First Harvest known as Lammas. Fruits and grains are coming in now, some to be enjoyed, others to be processed so they can be stored away for the rest of the year. The day is starting to get shorter as we have moved away from the peak of summer. For some, the first chill of autumn may start to arrive in the evening, while others experience great heat waves, often called the “Dog Days of Summer” so named for the rising of the constellation Canis Major and its’ major star, Sirius.

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