May 19, 2018

Nauthiz

Nauthiz (now-theez) is the second rune of the second aett, and the tenth rune overall. It means “necessity” or “need for fire,” and it looks like two sticks you’d rub together to spark a flame. As such, it also represents friction and conflict, and also needing something. It can represent distress or binding, while you wait for what you need to come along. It is associated with Skuld, the Norn of the future.

It also implies that you have some hard work to do. You need to trade some short term pain for long term gain. There’s a self-reliance here, and nauthiz may tell you that you need to come up with a creative solution to deal with your problem.