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Meaning of the rune Isa or Is

 
 

Fehu

Uruz

Thurisaz

Ansuz

Raidho

Kenaz

Gebo

Wunjo

Hagalaz

Naudhiz

...

Jera

Eihwaz

Perthro

Elhaz

Sowilo

Tiwaz

Berkano

Ehwaz

Mannaz

Logr

Ingwaz

Dagaz

Othala

Meaning of the Rune Isa or Is

  • Divinity : Verdandi
  • Letter : I
  • Symbol : Ice
  • Element : Water as ice
  • Tree : the Alder ( Alnus glutinosa )
  • Plant : Stinking nightshade ( Hyoscyamus niger )
  • Stone : Tourmaline needle shaped
  • Color : white, black
  • Animal : The Seal and the Polar bear

Isa, literally "ice", is stalactite shaped which because of its straight and fixed port symbolizes all which is static. This rune serves to block thanks to its static resistance all which is in movement or liquid. As the glacier moves forward inexorably thanks to its huge strength and breaks everything on its trajectory, Isa acts as an iceberg: the small visible proportion is treacherous because it hides tremendous resources which act much more in depth than what we imagine.

Isa is a natural force hating the life and fighting against it. It represents the Thurses, the enemies of the gods (the Ases).

Isa, the rune of ice, is also the one of the crystallization. The Self refocuses on itself to find itself, and become an autonomous and independent entity. This rune allows to see things under a different angle during a voluntary pause or not. Isa also symbolizes the loneliness whom each of us sometimes can feel.

Divinatory value : Difficulties to progress, period of loneliness. Egoism. Break caused by a lack of energy.

Spiritual value : Isa symbolizes the transition of the Truth's researcher from a state to other one. It also represents the permanent conflict of the ice against the fire whose speaks the Scandinavian myth of creation.

Physiological value : Influence on the skin, the nerves and the head.

Wisdom guidance : " Don't be afraid of asserting what you really are and what is unique in you. To do that, you must listen to yourself in order to be structured harmoniously."