Berkana Meaning and Symbolism

Berkana Rune meaning and symbolism

Berkana is the Rune of major growth and change particularly in relationships both with other people and with yourself. This Rune will take you into the dark corners of your soul and psyche so that you can examine yourself, your motives, and your needs. Some of this self-awareness will be uncomfortable, but you should not avoid it. I promise, it will be worth it!! We all carry a lot of personal baggage around with us.

When you get an opportunity to work on some of these issues with the help of Berkana, take it. Just be truthful to yourself and kind. We grow the most when Berkana comes to visit.

Other Names: Berkanan, Berkano

Berkana or “Berkanan is the reconstructed Proto-Germanic name of the b rune , meaning “birch”. In the Younger Futhark it is called Bjarkan in the Icelandic and Norwegian rune poems. In the Anglo-Saxon rune poem it is called beorc (“birch” or “poplar”). The corresponding Gothic letter is 𐌱 b, named bairkan. The letter shape is likely directly based on Old Italic B 𐌁, whence comes also the Latin letter B. – Source Wikipedia

Other popular Berkana Rune meanings

The Berkana Rune has many meanings to the one casting the runes. As you continue to cast your own runes, you will see that each symbol will carry it’s own special meaning to you. Furthermore, here are some other popular Berkana Rune meanings.

Berkana Rune Meaning according to Ralph Blum – Growth – Rebirth – A Birch Tree

“Berkana denotes a form of fertility that fosters growth both symbolically and actually. The growth may occur in affairs of the world, family matters, one’s relationship to one’s Self or to the Divine.A Rune that leads to blossoming and ripening, Berkana is concerned with the flow of beings into their new forms. Its action is gentle, penetrating, and pervasive.” – Ralph BlumThe New Book of Runes

Berkana according to Rune Secrets – Continued growth and continual rebirth or renewal in all things. The rune of becoming.

“Berkano has the energy of a birch grove, and is an hidden sanctuary in times of need. The birch is the first tree to awaken in the spring time, and so Berkano is about the cycle of birth, death and rebirth. Healing of all sorts is strongest through this rune, particularly recuperation, rejuvenation, purification, detoxification and regeneration. Purification & detoxification can be strengthened in combination with LAGUZ.” – From the Rune Secrets

Elder Futhark Berkana Rune Meaning – The Rune of Growth and Fertility

“During the transformation of the Elder Futhark into the Younger Futhark around the 7th and 8th centuries, Berkano, representing growth or birch, stood unaltered. It continues to symbolize the ‘b’ sound, signifying the unchanging nature of growth, renewal, and fertility. In the Younger Futhark, it is known as bjarkan.” – From Norse Mythology and Viking History

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