Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Jera
Norse (Viking): Ar
Old English: Ger
Other Names/Spellings: Gaar, Jara, Jer, Jeran, Yer

Pronunciation
Year-ah

English Letter Equivalent
J as in JAM or Y as in YAP

Translation
Year. Harvest

Meaning
Harvest. The agricultural year. Fertility, fruition.

Characteristics
Success in endeavours, fruition of plans. Good spirits. Just rewards for past efforts. Inventiveness, talent or skill. Great reward to those who work with their hands or on the land.

Jera as Rune No. 12 represents the 12 months of the year. It implies fruitfulness, profit or achievement of a goal. It also means the cycle of seasons implying movement, change, natural development. It is usually very positive, but as a symbol of cause-and-effect it may portend the end-result of past actions. Jera may therefore represent justice, which can be positive or negative, a reward or a punishment.

Personal Interpretation
This is a time of reaping rewards from seeds sown in the past. It is a time of plenty, of joy and celebration. But it is also a time to work with no time for complacency. The harvest is followed by winter so you should make sure you have stored enough wisdom to face your next challenge. This is another turning point in life, not a goal. There are greater harvests ahead, but like the farmer, you must prepare the land, sow the seed, tend the seedlings and feed the fruit.

Reverse
Jera has no reverse.

Converse
Success or reward must be rooted out. You have latent talents or abilities which must be discovered.

Runic Number
12

Color
Light Blue

Element
Earth

Polarity
Male and Female

Associated gods
Frey, Freyja

Astrological Correspondence
The Sun