Times are changing; weather is changing; so too aren’t we changing? Human growth comes in all forms, and we weather the internal change as well as the outer. Upright, the Berkana Rune heralds growth in all ways… She is known as a fertility Rune. Why? Notice that she is in the shape of the Letter B, and in fact is the phonetic value of the letter ‘b’ in the runic alphabet; and in the shape of breasts (considered a feminine rune because of its shape).
Whether it’s a newborn, a new enterprise or business, or just a new way of thinking, she is all about growth. She is the 18th Rune; one of Tyr’s Aett; a spiritual warrior rune. But watch out – this is a time of opportunity – do you open yourself up to it, or do you wait? Or worse yet, do you become stagnant, and complacent?
Here the rune was drawn Reversed. Berkana is a Rune picked for today, and it can be a simple and unimportant image or a clear sign. Are you moving too fast, or not fast enough? Are you holding on to seeds that should be planted now, or are they seeds you may want to plant in the fall?
If it feels right, do it. What are you waiting for?
If it’s not time wait, what’s the rush?
It’s up to you to do the work. No one can do it for you – it’s up to you to act, or not… But remember, when we plant something, it requires watering, and care. Eventually, it will need weeding. It takes effort, and the question I think is not if we will plant the seed, but will we take care of the garden when it grows? Effort is everything!