Isa Rune

Isa Rune

The Isa rune is the eleventh of the Futhark alphabet. Isa means ice and stands for the spiritual standstill. Ice is associated with the season of winter. The world, covered with ice and snow. The snowy landscape brings a silence over the land. In such moment it seems advisable to go into oneself. Then it is time to think about the past and process it, so that you are ready for the coming season.

Isa is the rune of holding together, solidification, silence and reflection, as well as self-control and self-preservation. The powers of ice are directed to concentration, clear thoughts and calmness.

Isa points to a standstill in life. She recommends the person seeking advice to rely on his inner resilience and strength, even in stressful times.

Origin and Meaning of the Isa Rune

However, Isa does not say that you should do nothing. In your warm home, you can now prepare for the thaw. The ice will not last forever, spring is approaching. A new time will dawn. The world will appear in a new light. And this is exactly what you can prepare for right now.

The Isa rune is symbolized by a straight stroke, like an I. The ice had once covered the whole world before it retreated and a new age emerged. However, the single line can also represent a person and his ego. One can reflect on oneself and one's self-preserving power. Especially in times of stress it may be advisable to remember one's inner strength.

Sometimes in life you are forced to pause. In such moments, one first tries to resist this forced pause. Standing still can be very difficult for many people, especially if they didn't choose it that way. The first step you need to take is to accept standing still.

You need to realize that no one is trying to slow you down, but that you can learn a lot from this pause. Maybe you have lived your life too fast, too hastily. But you have strayed from your true goals as a result.

To gain this insight, however, it doesn't help to keep running. You have to stop, look around and realize where you are. Only then can you get your life back on track. To find out why you should pause, you have to look deep inside yourself. Only there can you recognize why you are in this situation.

Our life is primarily characterized by two emotions. We hope to live the life we dream of. This hope makes us move forward and continue. Even in moments of standstill, it gives us the motivation to move forward. Fear is more difficult to deal with.

Many people do not want to admit this feeling and suppress it. Fear has been given a very negative image in our society. Already in childhood we are called names like coward, if we don't dare to do something. 

The fear that life might go wrong, that we might not live as we imagine. This fear can be paralyzing. However, the strategy of blocking it is the wrong way to go. Rather, lovingly accept your fears and learn from them. If we refuse to accept them, we will keep running into blocks that prevent us in life from doing the things we want to do.

But exploring this fear is critical to getting out of gridlock. It will continue. Again and again, we will encounter harbingers that show us we are on the right path.

Fixed Isa Rune Meaning

At first, Isa stands for the style stand. Life is frozen until it is time to move on. If you had big plans or want to take new steps now, you should wait to do so. This does not mean that you will never take these steps. Just not yet.

Especially if there is still a delay rune with Isa, it indicates that your plans will not go positively, should you want to implement them too quickly. Without a connection with negative runes, Isa indicates a temporary stagnation, accompanied by frustration due to the delay.

In the context of a relationship, Isa can be a sign that the relationship is cooling down and you are distancing yourself from each other. The surrounding runes give an indication of what type of relationship it is. Especially unpleasant feelings and bad mood can be signs of a pending separation.

Not infrequently the problem lies in the lack of loyalty. If Isa is associated with upright love runes, it seems that the problems can be solved. That is, you only have to go through a lean period and then the rest settles down. This can always happen.

However, if the other love runes in the reading are reversed, neither the relationship nor the project seems to be saved.

The best way to help yourself is to accept the course of events. Do not cling to it. It's time to let go and move on. If you cling to old things, you will never be able to live to your full potential. Free yourself from all the old baggage. Only then will you be ready for the thaw. Isa in a reverse form does not exist.

Reversed Isa Rune Meaning

Isa stands still and doesn't have any inverted meaning.

Isa Rune Properties

  • Alphabet: I
  • Element: Water
  • Symbol: The Ureis, Antimatter
  • Interpretation: Clarity, stasis, challenges, introspection, observing, patience and waiting.
  • Stone: Rock crystal, cat's eye
  • Tree: Yew, Alder
  • Flower: Vetch
  • Medicinal herb: Henbane, vervain
  • Animal: Polar bear
  • Color: White, Black
  • Body: Bodily fluids, psyche, head, nerves
  • Scent: Mandrake
  • Tarot: The Hermit
  • Astrology: Sun in Cancer, Moon in 10th house, Saturn, Virgo

Runic Alphabet

Fehu ᚠ Uruz ᚢ Thurisaz ᚦ Ansuz ᚨ
Raidho ᚱ Kenaz ᚲ Gebo ᚷ Wunjo ᚹ
Hagalaz ᚺ Naudhiz ᚾ Isa ᛁ Jera ᛃ
Eihwaz ᛇ Perthro ᛈ Algiz ᛉ Sowilo ᛋ
Tiwaz ᛏ Berkana ᛒ Ehwaz ᛖ Mannaz ᛗ
Laguz ᛚ Ingwaz ᛜ Dagaz ᛞ Othala ᛟ



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