jera ᛃ

Pronunciation: YARE-ah

Alternative names: jara, jeran, jeraz, ar, ger, gera

Translation: year, harvest

Sound: “Y” as in “year”

Associated Concepts and Interpretations


Blessing of the Norn (arising/becoming/passing)


Cause and effect

Eternal cycles/spiritual cycles





Plenty/good harvest

Qi-like energy

Right action leading to reward/gain grounded in effort

Summer solstice

Union of opposites (e.g., dusk and dawn)

Wheel of the year/seasons


Associated Rune Poems

(as translated by Bruce Dickins, 1915; public domain)

A number of interpretations are derived from the various runic poems and those associated with this rune (where available) are included below for further consideration.

ᛅ Ár er gumna góðe;
get ek at ǫrr var Fróðe
ᛅ Ar
Plenty is a boon to men;
I say that Frodi was generous
ᛅ Ár er gumna góði
   ok gott sumar
   algróinn akr.
   annus allvaldr
Ár - Plenty
   Boon to men
   and good summer
   and thriving crops
ᛄ Ger byþ gumena hiht, ðonne God læteþ,
   halig heofones cyning, hrusan syllan
   beorhte bleda beornum ond ðearfum
Summer is a joy to men, when God, the holy King of Heaven,
suffers the earth to bring forth shining fruits
for rich and poor alike

last updated: 04 jan 2022

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