Norse (Viking): Naudr, Nauthiz
Old English: Nyd
Other Names/Spellings: Naud, Naudhr, Naudir, Naudth, Nauths, Nied, Noicz
English Letter Equivalent
N as in NOW
Need, want, craving. Demand, deprivation. Compulsion. Desire.
Control your emotions. Do not give in to cravings. Your health is at risk especially from dietary aberrations. Ensure your love is not misplaced. Beware extraordinary demands on your time or generosity.
Naudiz represents need, hardship, or adversity. Luckily, it includes the perseverance to endure, and reserves of inner strength. It counsels patience. However unpleasant the hardship it is a learning experience that will ultimately benefit you. Naudiz can also warn against taking a risky path. In conjunction with other runes, Naudiz tends to have a delaying influence.
You are getting exactly what you need right now to make the best progress on your spiritual path. It may appear to be the very opposite of what you want, but this state is not permanent, it is merely a series of lessons that must be learnt so that you can make the transition from negative to positive.
Accept your past, keep your mind fixed on your goal, and learn from your present situation. The past is just a memory, the future just a dream, the present is where the action is, the only place you have influence.
Naudiz reversed is not obvious – be careful. A sufficiency, something unwanted, or superfluous. Have more fun with your food. Give freely of your emotions.
Your desires have hidden dangers. Demands may be misleading. Someone secretly admires you.