Jera


Oracular Interpretation Key Words Mantra Stöödhur(Positions) Magickal Uses



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Jera (Proto-Germanic): the (good) year, harvest; Jér (Gothic): year;
Gér (Old English): year; Ar (Old Norse): year, (good) season




Phonetic value: j (pronounced y as in "yes").
In the later Old Norse period, after about 600 C.E., the initial j was lost in the
West Norse dialects and thereafter the Rune stood for a.

Esoteric interpretation of name: life cycle, cycle of the Sun.
Ideographic interpretation: The holy marriage of heaven and earth, or the dynamic rotation of the summer-winter cycle.




Jera is the embodiment of the cyclical pattern of
arising-being/becoming-passing-away to new arising. This a
basic formula working throughout the Rune row. This Rune is one
of the two "central runes" in the scheme of the Elder Futhark, and
it defines the cyclical nature of the ever-evolving horizontal plane.
It is the secret of the omnipresent circumference.

This is the mystery of the twelve-fold cycle known as the solar year.
Raido is the daily path and guiding force of the sun,
Jera is the yearly path, and Sowelu is the sun herself.

Jera is the reward for past actions that are honorable,
right, and in accordance with natural law. This has no real moral
implications - it is a natural law. If one sows correctly and hamingja
("luck") is with you then, according to tradition, you will be rewarded with a
great reaping. It is the fruition of efforts well spent toward a willed or instinctual
goal. This is true and valid for the supernatural as well as the phenomenological realms.

The cosmic fertility aspect of this Rune points to the Vanic god Freya,
who is invoked til árs ok fridhar {for good season (harvest) and peace}.

The Old Norse name ár gives us the popular association of this Rune with the Eagle
(Old Norse ari) as a symbol of the swift flight of the archetypal sun.


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Key Words:
Cyclical development
Solar year cycle
The number 12
Reward
Reward
Fruition
Eagle


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Galdr (Mantra):
jera jera jera
jjjjeeeerrrraaaa
jjjjjjjjjj
ju ja ji je jo
(jur jar jir jer jor)
jjjjeeeerrrraaaa


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Stadha (Position):
Stand upright with your right arm bent so that the thumb
of your right hand is touching the crown of your head.
Bend your left arm at the same angle with your fingertips touching your left hipbone.


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Magickal Uses:
Fertility, creativity.
Peace, harmony.
Enlightenment.
Realization of the cyclical nature of the multiverse.
Realization of the mystery of the omnipresent circumference.
Bringing other concepts into material manifestation.


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Oracular Interpretation:



A Rune of beneficial outcomes, Jera applies to any activity
or endeavor to which you are committed. Be aware, however, that no
quick results can be expected. A span of time is usually involve; hence
the key words "One Year," symbolizing a full cycle before the reaping, the
harvest or deliverance.

You have prepared the ground and planted the seed.
Now you must cultivate with care. To those whose labor
has a long season, a long coming to term, Jera offers
encouragement of success. Know that the outcome is in the
keeping of Providence and continue to persevere.

Remember the old story about the farmer who was so eager
to assist his crops that he went out at night and tugged on
the new shoots. There is no way to push the rive; equally you
cannot hasten the harvest. Be mindful that patience is essential
for the recognition of your own process that, in its season, leads
to the harvest of the self.

--Copied word for word from The Book of Runes by Ralph H. Blum

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and The Book of Runes by Ralph H. Blum.

A now out of print and rare book and stones set.
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