(I: Ice.) A challenge or frustration. Psychological blocks to thought or activity, including grievances. Standstill, or a time to turn inward and wait for what is to come, or to seek clarity. This rune reinforces runes around it.

Alternate Names: Icz, Iss, Is
Ancient Meaning: Cosmic cohesion
Keywords: Statis-quo, constraint, massive force, gradual integration, delay
The Ice Rune, represents stagnation and a passionless existence. Your life’s course may seem blurry at the moment, but if you persevere you will move onto better days.

Reversed Description: NONE   (Isa cannot be reversed, but may lie in opposition): Ego-mania, dullness, blindness, dissipation. Treachery, illusion, deceit, betrayal, guile, stealth, ambush, plots.

Astrological Correspondence: Moon
Tarot Correspondence: The High Priestess, The Hermit, The Hanged Man
Gods/Goddesses: Rime, Verdandi, Skadi
Color: White
Tree: Alder
Herb: Henbane
Stones: Milky Quartz, Clear Quartz, Opal, Moonstone
Animals: Polar bear, whale, walrus, elephant (mammoth), manatee, bald eagle, sea gull, turtle, anaconda, water buffalo, reindeer, clam, moose, penguin
Element: Water
Magic Influence:
Concentration and purpose
Ability to recognize patterns
Slows down energy without stopping it
Balances the ego
Increased awareness of how things work in harmony
Increased awareness of possible dangers