la runa wunjo

Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Wunjo
Norse (Viking): Wyn
Old English: Wyn
Other Names/Spellings: Vend, Vin, Uinne, Winja, Wungo,
Wunja, Wunju

Pronunciation: Vun-yoh

English Letter Equivalent
W as in wax. V as in van.


Happiness, light, emotional satisfaction.

Understanding, realisation of ambition, success in romance and good health. Partnerships flourish. New beginnings are blessed with joyfulness. Your eyes are opened to the truth.

Wunjo is linked to a reward, a feeling of goodness and satisfaction, peaceful winning, and ultimate achievement. It contains the idea of everything going well because you are in total harmony with life. Wunjo also implies close co-operation and companionship with other people, because joy is not usually a solitary emotion. When so much of life can be negative, it is important to allow Wunjo’s joy to reach into every part of your life.

Personal Interpretation
Happiness is yours if you are willing to work for it. You must strive for balance and harmony in your life. Always look for solutions rather than dwell on problems. For happiness to last, it must be founded on truth and honesty. Hide from the truth and you hide from true happiness. Seek only what is good and right, and good fortune cannot fail to follow.

Misunderstanding. Ambition stalled. Romantic or partnership difficulties. Not a good time for new ventures.

The truth is hidden from you. Success is elusive – work hard. Imagined love is false. Partnerships under strain through secretive behaviour.

Runic Number: 8

Color:  Light Blue

Element: Ice (i.e. Water)

Polarity: Male

Associated gods: Odin, Frigg

Astrological Correspondence: Leo

tree ash

gemstone diamond

plant flax

Tarot Talk by Leila Vey

Many experts list Strength for this rune and this is a good fit. So are The Fool and The Universe, (which is the association I prefer.)

The Universe is about successful completion, ultimate achievement, happiness, harmony and perfection, so of all the runes, I feel Wunjo is its closest match. Wunjo’s joy also spills over into new beginnings as we forge new paths in truth and light.