Birth Rune Ingwaz (May 14 to 29)

Birth rune 5 14 to 29 inguzIf you were born between May 14 and 29, happy birthday!

Your birth rune is Inguz (or Ingwaz). The Norn gifted you with your birth rune to help you achieve your destiny and fulfill your purpose. (There’s also a birth hour rune that relates to your day to day life, and an ascending rune that reveals how you are perceived and how you manifest the divine.)

The literal translation is of this rune is the god Ing, but it refers to unity, harmony, a seed, harmony, unity, secure hearth and home,  and protection.

The story goes that the god Ing came from across the sea to bring unity and harmony to his people and teach them how to live in peace.

Inguz is full of potential energy, like a seed or creative action. Think of Inguz as a verb instead of a noun: do-ing, be-ing, see-ing. It’s an active process to complete a goal.

Each of us has a lesson to learn on this journey through life, and this rune can help.

If you’re a late Taurus

Your destiny requires you to learn persistence and security, and allow yourself to enjoy good things. Inguz sometimes represents the inner child who needs a safety and nourishment to grow. Ing brings exactly that: a protective space in which to develop a seed (or idea or new habit) and allow it to develop and transform. Taurus, at some point you stopped working for what you wanted and started denying yourself of any rewards. This rune is a reminder to pursue those dreams and enjoy what you’ve earned. Treat the inner child!

If you’re an early Gemini

Your lesson is to learn more effective communication and collaboration. You have to remember that despite your intentions, you can’t force a seed to flourish. This has probably caused communication problems in the past. The peaceful unity of Inguz is yours, too, but you have to allow the transformation. When you let go of past forms of the seed (your energy versus others not responding to it), you can nurture new growth with compassion and focus more energy on strengthening cooperative, harmonious relationships with others, or simply between the two sides of yourself.

If this is your birth rune…

Inguz is a process rune focused on a positive end. Thoughtful action is good but it’s not simply for the sake of action. The point is the conclusion or completion of work. Just as a peaceful home may be a beacon of light to a weary worker, let Ing guide you to the benefits of your labor.

Thoughts? Comments? Let me know! And if you didn’t hate it, if it provided you with some insight, share this post with others!

See you next time!

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