Jera: The Rune of Success and Continuity GemShoppy August 7, 2014 Symbols Jera denotes positive, recurring cycles, fertility and a time to harvest rewards from your hard work. This is the rune of the harvest, when the results of previous efforts can be gathered in. It heralds in a happy period of peace. It says that a breakthrough of sort will bring a period when things have become stagnant. Jera is simultaneously permanence and transience. It reminds us that the only constant is change, that we may never step in the same river twice that the home we come back to after a long absence is not we left behind. Jera 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. Because the rune refers to the harvest, it also indicates a time of subtle change. The endless roll of seasons is referenced here, and the need to remember that leaner times may be on the horizon. Jera represents “change” — most frequently positive change. This change is not the temporary reward of Wunjo, but a permanent reward after hardship, or series of hardships. Hard work is going to be rewarded. Retirement, a sabbatical, or a vacation may be referenced here. Everything is happening as it should happen, and the time is coming to enjoy it. Jera may also represent that little extra push that one needs to finish a job — that final motivation that sees a job through to its successful conclusion. Jera rune often indicates a major turning point in your life. It is a time for transformations; of letting go of the old and making way for the new.