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The Elder Futhark Runes: Meaning of Jera

Updated: Jun 17, 2022

Jera -- representing the harvest -- is the twelfth Elder Futhark rune. It is the fourth rune of Hagal's Ætt.

Hagal's Ætt is associated broadly with forces of destruction and change. To learn more about the ættir and runes, check out our post on The Elder Futhark Ættir and Their Significance.

The Elder Futhark Rune Jera. Also known as Jara, Jeran, and Jeraz.
Jera Rune

Keywords: harvest, cyclical development, reward, fruition, fertility, growth, maturity, natural law

Jera Upright Meaning

Jera represents the fruition of manifestation and the harvest of the seeds you have sown. "Jera" means year, and it is the only rune that is made of two separate parts. This duality perhaps represents the wheel of the year and the stark difference between summer and winter despite both being two sides of the same coin.

The depiction of the unification of supposed opposites may also be considered in relation to The Law of Polarity.

Jera refers to the natural law and order of the universe. The intentions and desires you put out, thus creating a manifestation vacuum, will come in to fill that vacuum. While Jera is a sign that now is a time to enjoy your bounty and reap the rewards, be mindful of the seeds that you plant for the future.

In a love reading, it could refer to the culmination of something such as getting together, a marriage, or a desired pregnancy.

Jera Reversed Meaning

There is no reversed meaning of Jera.

Magical Uses of Jera

Jera assists with creating harmony and unity with others and the natural world. It is a useful rune for manifestation, fertility, creativity, and calling forth what you desire. Jera is a creative and generative force.

To go even deeper with your study of the runes, check out How to Read Runes by Kira the Rune Witch.

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