(B: Berchta, the birch-goddess Birth, Sanctuary.) Birth, general fertility, both mental and physical and personal growth, liberation. Regenerative power and light of spring, renewal, promise of new beginnings, new growth. Arousal of desire. A love affair or new birth. The prospering of an enterprise or venture.
Alternate Names: Berkana, Bercna, Bjarkan, Beroc
Ancient Meaning: The divine energy of the Earth Mother
Keywords: Nurturing, rebirth, growth, transition, spirit, concealment, protection, ancestry
Berkano is the Rune of birth and rebirth. This may symbolize a time when you are capable of great personal growth. Love may be in the air as well. This fertility rune is associated with new life. new beginnings, motherhood, sanctuary, physical and psychological growth. It is rebirth, prosperity and productivity. This may indicate being careful to nurture a new relationship and not take it for granted.
Berkano reversed may foretell family problems and dissatisfaction. Your life path my not be clear to you at this time. Be careful to protect that which is yours. Berkano reversed shows family problems and or domestic troubles. Anxiety about someone close to you. Carelessness, abandon, loss of control. Blurring of consciousness, deceit, sterility, stagnation.
Astrological Correspondence: Virgo
Tarot Correspondence: The Empress, The Fol, The Hanged Man
Gods/Goddesses: Frigga, Holde
Color: Dark Green
Herb: Lady’s mantle
Stones: All Gems
Animals: All Animals
Protects and masks energy
Revitalization and empowerment
Draws and directs the powers of nature