Rune Series: Berkano

Rune Series 18/24
Third Row: Berkano
Meaning: Birch Tree
Associated English letter: B

Berkano or Berkanan is the rune of healing, renewal, growth, recovery and rebirth. Associated with the birch tree, which announces the arrival of spring, this rune announces new beginnings, rejuvenation and eternal becoming.
Berkano gives life, so one may use it to heal or protect. Associated also with the womb and motherhood, it provides sanctuary for growth and time for development.

The Runes of this series belong to the Elder Futhark, one of the oldest alphabets in recorded history. Each Rune has endless interpretations and deep meanings; while their origin and/or intent is lost to history, most interpretations come from the 'Rune Poems', possibly written around the 8th century.

February 16, 2020