of Odin (10. Nauthiz, Nyth)
Pathwalking with the Rune : http://www.northernshamanism.org/pathwalking-with-runes.html
Stone : Lapis Lazuli
Colour : black
Energy : Female
Element : Fire
Zodiac sign : Capricorn
Goddess : Skuld
Tree : mountain ash
This rune has two aspects to have in mind when you do your script. On the one hand, it presents the need and the temptation, on the other hand, it presents getting rid of this need. Using this rune by will one can change the destiny. Destiny through knowledge and wisdom.. This is a very powerful love rune in the Icelandic love magic and represents the primal needs and desires that urge one to find a lover.
Overcoming the exhaustion or negative energy. Reaching your goals. Defence. An impulse to gain an unusual relationship. Development of the magic will. Development of the spiritual powers . This is the rune that means using the strength of counteracting a magic will. Sudden inspiration. The rune Nauthiz neutralises the hatered and rivalry . It creates a need of order. It reckognises the personal need.
The rune can be used for achieving long term goals , for love magic of for helping lost causes.
Divination : You should controll your emotions. There is some risk for your health, especially from diets. Avoid the misuse of your trust and time. Asure yourself that your love is taking the right direction. This rune indicates difficulties, need or disaster. The good thing is that this means the power of overcoming and keeping of the inner strength. The rune indicates patience and life experience and lessons that will bring to you the biggest gains regardless the difficulties. Do not take a risk. In combination with other runes Nauthiz can have the meaning “ delay”.
Now you are given exactly what you need to grow up spiritually. Perhaps you think this is contrary of what your desire is. But this situation will be short lived. It is mostly a sequence of lessons that you need to learn to move from the negative towards the positive. Do not run from your past, stay focused on your goal and learn from the real situation. The past is a memory, the future is a dream, but the present stays as the only place where you can have real power and an opportunity to act.
Reverse meaning : be careful because the reverses Nauthiz cannot be apparent one. An unwanted event may happen. Eat, enjoy and free your emotions. Your requirements can mislead you, they may hide a danger. But someone secretly admires you.
Use : this rune is used to protect your private things and objects while you are leaving them unattended for a short period of time and then come back for them. This rune says : “ Do not touch! “ If you draw it on your things and think of something unpleasant like how a piece of cold iron feels and smells the rune can absorb this energy and thus to protect your item while saying: “ Do not touch it, this is a cold iron!” Nauthiz can be used in combination with Kauno, Isa, Thurisaz to create a feeling of something hot, icy or unpleasant to touch.
It is drawn with the index finger , draw the vertical line first and then the smaller line, both lines are drawn from top down.
“The mysteries of necessity are at the core of Nauthiz. It is central to manipulating Wyrd so that desired outcomes can be attained through negotiating with the energies of the Norns. Invoking need is more powerful than wishing, but what we need and what we desire are not always the same. In this sense, Nauthiz can protect us from ourselves, but its lessons are often harsh. The force of the past exerts its effect on us in the present. Previous action catches up with us and attempts to restrain and restrict future action, which is the counter-movement of the cyclical processions of JERA. However, armed with humility we can learn our lessons from not only our own errors, but the mistakes and successes of others. “
Literal Meanings of “Nauthiz”
Need, necessity, trouble, constraint
A vast canyon or icy crevasse exists between one’s current position and the position or goal that is desired. One ‘needs’ to cross this great distance, but how? Passage across this chasm must be secured or a shortage may become worse. A ‘need’ or ‘shortfall’ is indicated here in all its forms: Nauthiz is the worker who has done a particular trade for years and finds themselves laid off, their trade obsolete. Nauthiz is the harvest which falls short, unable to provide. Nauthiz is a yearning of the soul which is currently unfulfilled. Nauthiz is a sudden demand which overwhelms one’s stores and savings. Nauthiz indicates a time to retrain, relearn and plan effectively in order to get what is wanted from a particular situation. Nauthiz is a rune of ‘wanting’, and it is generally a negative rune since it describes a ‘lack’ of something. If the reader believes the need referenced by Nauthiz is a constant need, then one’s needs should be reevaluated. If the need referenced by this rune is temporary in nature, it may be necessary to take steps to fill it. In general, the rune Nauthiz represents a gap between that which one requires and the capacity that one has to fulfill that requirement.
How to Interpret “Nauthiz”
Something is desired or lacking by the querent. Without fulfilling this need, forward motion will be difficult and unpleasant. Material need or sometimes impoverishment, whether real or imagined may also be described here. The exact meaning of such impoverishment may be different for different people; for one person, poverty may mean one car in the family instead of two. For another, it may mean no food for a week. Whatever the definition, the result is the same: a degradation of life-quality through a shortage of something. Rectifying this situation will requires either diligence and intelligence in order to improve the situation. A managing of one’s desires may also be called for. An alternate meaning of Nauthiz is a purely spiritual yearning for some greater level of enlightenment: a need created by spiritual impoverishment or a withering of the soul. In some cases Nauthiz represents a semi-permanent state of spiritual disatisfaction, or one who is eternally disatisfied despite material and emotional plenty. It should be noted that while many see Nauthiz as a negative rune, depicting a shortage or a lack of something — others see Nauthiz as a positive challenge — a test that must be overcome to achieve the object of one’s desire.
There are those who believe that Nauthiz cannot be reversed — and others who say that it can. With this particular rune, this decision must be made by the reader based upon the nature of the reading. A possible inverted interpretation is as follows: The shortage is at it’s worst and the only way from here is up — bear this in mind during the coming struggles. Strong character is forged through difficult situations like this — and fortunes made. Some of the most successful and enduring people achieved greatness because they underwent extreme hardships at some point in their lives.
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Until we merry meet again
Mistress of the Mountains