#TuesdayRunes – Gebo

Welcome to another segment of our journey through The Runes! As a reminder, we are using the Elder Futhark Script as our guide.

Today’s rune is Gebo (gay-boo). It is also known as Gifu (gee-foo).

This is a rune I often see in the sky through cloud formations, so I’m excited to learn more about it.

The keywords are: Gift, hospitality, or generosity.

Primarily this rune signifies an exchange between people that necessarily results in a connection between the giver and the receiver. It may be material in nature, or something intangible, such as emotional support.

In centuries past, when contracts were signed by people who couldn’t read or write, they made an “x” mark to signify their agreement to the transaction. This concept of agreement between the two parties are the core part of Gebo’s meaning. If you are the recipient of a gift, you choose to either accept or decline it.

This rune may be advising you to accept wholeheartedly with gratitude, or to be wary of the motivations behind the gift. Alternatively, you may be asked to consider your own giving – are you reciprocating sufficiently to honor what you’ve received? Are you giving away too much to too many, or the wrong people?

A related interpretation for Gebo is success and harmony in partnerships. All relationships, whether personal or professional involve reciprocity to some degree. This rune can indicate that a relationship in your life is blessed with good fortune. With business partners or coworkers, this may mean that a synergy between you leads to productive, enjoyable work. In romance, you may experience a deepening of commitment and passion with your partner.

Just be sure, in all relationships, to pay attention to balance and harmony. Show compassion to people in your life, and be able to forgive (another aspect of giving) when forgiveness is needed.

Often this rune will appear in a reading when there is about to be relief from your troubles, and it usually betokens a time of peace and contentment in your life.

The birthdates related to this rune are September 28 – October 13.

Thank you for joining me. I hope you enjoyed this rune post!

44 thoughts on “#TuesdayRunes – Gebo

  1. Another amazing message in this rune. But which rune isn’t amazing? Guess what, I ordered a rune set… hehe. So looking forward to learning more about reading them. Thank you so much for the inspiration, Jan!

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      1. Yes, exactly! I am very excited when you get to the readings. I am sure, I can learn a lot from you. So looking forward too, Jan! Thank you and you have a great day too!

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  2. Well, Mom’s upper plate broke on the weekend and with one phone call yesterday, they were fixed at a local denturist- same day! I’m very grateful for the kindness of the businesses we’ve dealt with since moving here ❤

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    1. I’m so glad you got a tidbit of goodness from the rune post today, and I’m happy you are enjoying learning about runes. Thank you for joining in and for leaving a comment today! Hugs!

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  3. I love this rune, Jan. It reminds me of my character, Kai. His tattoo is similar to this rune. I took it from the Greek letter X (Chi). He embodies everything you mentioned above, so i think that’s pretty cool. He is cautious about letting people into his circle, but once you are in, he brings balance and harmony to those around him. Love it! 🙂

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    1. Oh, how awesome, Yvette! First of all, I love the character’s name. It fits with everything you described. I’m so glad you found the rune that resonates with him. Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

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  4. Hi,
    Forgiving is for me one of the foundational stones of gratitude and giving. I like how you pointed this out. In the New Testament of the Bible, there is a lot about compassion, gratefulness, and giving, mostly of ourselves, from our hearts. I experience freedom.
    I hope you are fine.
    Take care.
    Shalom aleichem

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    1. Hi, Pat. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I agree about forgiveness. Often we must forgive ourselves first before we can forgive others. You described freedom perfectly! I am doing great. Thank you for asking. Have a wonderful day!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this, Jan. I’m glad to learn more about runes. I had forgotten what they were, actually, looked them up and then came back here to read about the Gebo rune. 🙂 Hope you have a great day!

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