The rune Jera is known among the Anglo-Saxons of Northumbria as Jer and as Ar by the Norwegians and Icelanders. Jera is associated with the annual cycle of nature, especially the harvest celebrations that accompany it.

It is also symbolized by the strength of the venerable oak and the humble herb rosemary. It is a rune of joy, many and abundant blessings. Jera's association with celebrations links it to Yuletide or the Christmas season, and it expresses much of the warmth and happiness of that time.

In this sense, Jera is symbolic of the winter solstice, when the sun is at its weakest but begins to regain strength. Jera is the twelfth rune and therefore the point of the half way of the Elder Futhark.

The year also has twelve months, and in ancient times the day additionally consisted of twelve hours. The Christmas season is not the only celebration associated with Jera: the harvest festival that follows the rich grain harvest is also symbolized by this rune.

Jera Rune Meaning

Jera is associated with endings and new beginnings, and its presence in a reading predicts a time when your current attempts will end and you can make a fresh, optimistic start.

The runic connection with harvest also links Jera to the concept of reaping the rewards of previous efforts. Its appearance signifies a completion of a project that is celebrated with joy and relief.

This rune shows that your optimism is not misplaced and that personal success is very likely. A new home or the signing of contracts is also indicated by the rune.

You may need the services of a professional person, such as a lawyer or an accountant, to put the final seal on some kind of beneficial agreement. Jera's association with the number twelve may indicate that a period of twelve months or a year is indicated.

This doesn't necessarily mean that you have to wait a year for the good times to return, just that the abundant good fortune of the rune lasts a considerable amount of time, such as twelve months.

After all, it may take some time and effort to reach the successful conclusion you desire.

Inverted Jera Rune Meaning

Jera is a fixed rune and therefore cannot be reversed.

Jera Rune Properties

Esoteric Properties

  • Element: Earth
  • Tree: Maple 
  • Color: Green
  • Gemstone: Emerald

Physical Properties

  • Psi: psychic time, patience, the measurement of time.
  • Energy: good harvest, orbits, cycles, progress, biorhythms, right effort.
  • Banel: waiting, gardening, farming, seasons, harvesting.
  • Body part: the liver, the well of much, the place where nutrients are broken down and "harvested".
  • Associated ailments: Liver disease. Cirrhosis. Substance abuse toxicity - a pollution good.
  • Action: Work hard, but stay healthy.
  • Solution: Long, hard, slow work to get better. Good diet.

Additional Properties

  • Fertility, creativity and harmony with the land.
  • Peace, prosperity and much of it.
  • Realization of the cyclical nature of the multiverse, invoking the power of time and cycles.
  • Bringing other concepts gently into material manifestation.
  • Initiating a gradual and permanent change in the flow of life.