Nauthiz Meaning and Symbolism

Nauthiz Rune meaning and symbolism

Nauthiz rune is the sign of constraint – a feeling of constraint is in your life or whatever issue you were thinking about when you picked this Rune. Nauthiz is asking you to stop and think about what is going in your life and perhaps to reconsider your plans carefully. Look to the dark side of your nature. This Rune reflects the negative side of your character (don’t worry, we all have one), including your weaknesses. Do not shy away from these feelings. When you look at the constraint in your life, smile. Nauthiz is trying to educate you.

Constraint can also be brought about by simply having to wait for time to pass. Sometimes you make a decision and a period of time must pass for the situation to come to fruition.

Patience is not one of my virtues and I often feel constraint waiting for a period of time to pass. Constraint can be brought on either by yourself or by situations outside of your control. It is how we deal with the constraint that is important. If this Rune appears in a spread, it will point out the problem in your life. You might want to take another look at the current situation or plans if Nauthiz appears. This Rune presents a very clear message – there is something that is holding you back in whatever you were seeking in the Rune spread.

By receiving this warning, you have a chance to take the high road to solve the problem. One word of caution: Do not let it release the unattractive side of your nature.

Other Names: Naudiz, Nȳd

*Nauthiz, or Naudiz is the reconstructed Proto-Germanic name of the nrune , meaning “need, distress”. In the Anglo-Saxon futhorc, it is continued as  nyd, in the Younger Futhark as ᚾ , Icelandic naud and Old Norse nauðr.  In old Norweigan it literally means “Constraint gives scant choice; a naked man is chilled by the frost.” Soure from Wikipedia

Other popular Inguz Rune meanings

The Nauthiz 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 Nauthiz Rune meanings.

Nauthiz Rune Meaning according to Ralph Blum – Place of Non-Action – The God Thor

For Blum, Thurisaz is a Rune of non-action. Thus, the gateway is not to be approached and passed through without contemplation. Here you are being confronted with a true reflection of what is hidden in yourself, what must be exposed and examined before successful action can be undertaken. This Rune strengthens your ability to wait. Now is not a time to make decisions. Deep transformational forces are at work in this next-to-last of the Cycle Runes.

Ralph BlumThe New Book of Runes

Nauthiz according to Rune Secrets – “Not-this” – Literally: “Need-fire” or “Necessity” – Esoteric: Constraint, Friction

“Without resistance, form would fall apart. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. It is the basic resistance of unconscious forces against newly evolved consciousness, but also the overwhelming need for evolution of consciousness, and that unconscious resistance to it”. – From the Rune Secrets

Elder Futhark Nauthiz Rune Meaning – Conflict, Protection, and Opposition

“This rune is traditionally associated with the giants of Norse mythology, the Jotnar. These beings were embodiments of chaotic natural forces, often pitted against the gods. Thurisaz, therefore, carries a sense of conflict and opposition.”

– From Norse Mythology and Viking History

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