## Rune Name: Jera
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Germanic Name: Jera (good) year, harvest
Phonetic Value: Y as in Year
Modern English: Year
Rune Number: Rune 12 of the Elder Futhark & 4th Rune of Heimdall’s Aett
Polarity: Signifies union of Masculine & Feminine
Color Association(s): Light Blue
Elemental Association(s): Air, Earth, Fire, Water
Deity Association(s): Freya
Herbal Association(s): Rosemary
Tree Association(s): Oak
Astrological Association(s): Earth
Month/Days: December 13 – December 28
Chakras: Heart , Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus
Tarot Card(s): Justice , The Sun , The World , Queen of Pentacles , King of Pentacles
Magickal Uses: Bringing desired events, family, matters, growth & increase, facilitates harmonious relationships to time & seasons. Can help manifest your goals.
Overall Meanings/Keyword(s): Year, Life Cycle, Prosperity, Accomplishment, Cycles, Rewards, Peace, Orbit, Dawn to Dusk (meeting point of Day & Night), Everything Changes in Its Own Time. Make the most of the present & enjoy every moment of your life.
Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Flesh, Breath, Kindling, River. I offer myself to the cultivation & sustenance of the eternal hearth. No belly, no heart, no soul is left without or behind…
The reward we’re given for effort & work well spent & by working hard. We help keep the Great Wheel of the Universe moving.
Rune of the year speaks to work well done & harvest from the hard work. Cause & effect. What goes around, comes around, you reap what you sow.
If you have been dealing with adversity Jera is a positive sign that things are moving forward & getting better. Reaping rewards for hard work & perseverance.
Advised to acknowledge that any adversity you are or have been experiencing will ultimately contribute to your growth you are who you are because of the lessons life taught you.
Brightstave/Upright: cyclical aspect of nature, the great wheel of the year. The natural cycle yields good fruits.
Rewards for the right action. Plenty & good harvest can be expected. Recipient of the generosity of another. Experience organic/material manifestations of your actions. Have the patience to act at the proper time.
Reward, Plenty, Peace, Proper Timing
Edit Merkstave/Reversed is for those that happen to read all runes with a Merkstave/Reversed meaning which means that they are pulled sideways instead of upright. However, Jera is not traditionally read in reverse.
Merkstave/Reversed: Enslavement to cyclical patterns. Unable to get beyond repetitious behavior. Inappropriate timing or actions lead to negative results. Failure & poverty from wrong work. A block of the year rune causes an inability to use cyclical, natural patterns. Ignorance of the ways of nature may lead to conflict with the self & with others as you attempt to compensate.
Repetition, Bad Timing, Poverty, Conflict
Meditation: Jera Guided Meditation - Magin Rose
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