Sunday's Rune draw - Jera


Rune name: Jera
I’ll be back later with more info :heart:

Information gathered and Intuition felt :nerd_face:
Other historical names: Jara, Jeran, Jeraz
English letter association: J
Pronunciation: Yair-ah
Rune number: 12
Polarity: Male and Female
Colour associations: Light Blue, Green, Brown
Elemental associations: Earth
Crystal associations: Carnelian, Moss Agate
Diety associations: Freyr, Frejya
Herbal associations: Rosemary
Tree associations: Oak
Astrological associations: Virgo, Mercury, The Sun
Tarot association: Fool
Magical uses: Fertility, Creativity, Bringing in Desired Events, Family Matters, Growth and Increase, Facilitates Harmonious Relationships to Time and Seasons
Keywords: Harvest, Reward, Natural Cycles, Fruition, Fertility, Growth, Ripe, Harmony

A few more passages from Lisa Chamberlian’s book for reference:

“Jera is the rune of harvest, and of the seasonal year which is ever turning. Similar to the Neopagan concept of the Wheel of the Year, Jera signifies that each season of a cycle has its purpose, and so it also reminds us that the attainment of goals often takes time. A seed planted in spring must be given time to grow, and the resulting plant can only be harvested in its proper time. But provided you have
put the necessary work into preparing the soil, tending the crops, and reaping the harvest, Jera indicates that your efforts will be successful. As the fourth rune in Hagal’s Aett, Jera follows the series of three runes that focuses on obstacles. If you have been dealing with adversity, Jera emerges as a
positive sign that troubles are receding and you are moving into a fortuitous time of forwarding activity. This is a rune of reaping rewards for hard work and perseverance. It may indicate prosperity and abundance, success in business, or some other form of payoff for your efforts. Celebrate your good fortune, appreciate the joys of your current circumstances, and strengthen your hopes and plans for the future.”

“Don’t rest on your laurels for too long, however. Just as the work of preparing for
winter must follow close on the heels of the harvest celebrations, the need for
careful resourcefulness and quiet patience will come around again in due time.
This is simply the natural, cyclical order of life. Recognizing this helps you to
flow with circumstances rather than resisting them.”

“Additional Meanings
As a rune of growth cycles, Jera also represents fertility and may indicate a marriage. Procreation may be indicated—either in the form of literal pregnancy or in the growth of an enterprise. Some Neopagan traditions associate this rune with the symbolic sacred union of the Goddess and the God. At any rate, Jera symbolizes the union of “opposites,” such as dawn and dusk (the meeting points of night and day) and the liminal times between seasons, such as the warm days of autumn days or the cold days of spring. In this context, you are 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 has taught you.”

Jera has no reversed meaning.

I love the balance in this Rune. I immediately took notice of its connections to The Wheel of The Year and The God and Goddess. Like another link between Pagan traditions of the past and Modern Wicca and Witchcraft :heartpulse:

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Meanwhile, I’m writing down yesterdays rune lol almost there!!!

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No worries at all :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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