Kenaz Rune - The Rune of Fire

KENAZ

AKA: Ken, Kano, Kaun, Kaunan
Representation: Torch, Beacon, Fire
How to Pronounce Kenaz: ‘Keh-naz’
Letter: C/K/Q

Kenaz is the rune of fire, the only man made source of heat and light in the millennia before electricity was discovered. It was fire that people used to light and heat their homes with, and carry with them to light up their way.

The rune Kenaz represents the light in the darkness and the warmth provided by fire. It also represents the light of knowledge and enlightenment, so it has dual meaning in this sense.

The ancient symbol of the torch denotes spiritual enlightenment ‘The torch that lights the way’. Kenaz is associated with mars and the spring equinox, when the arrival of new life was traditionally celebrated by our ancient ancestors.

KENAZ REVERSED

"Kenaz reversed represents the cold and darkness associated with loss"

Where Kenaz represents the warmth and light of the fire, Kenaz reversed represents the cold and darkness, and this can be associated with loss.

This rune can represent things that may not be going your way, it can symbolise false hopes, barrenness and false alarms. It can even symbolise the loss of employment or a relationship. This isn’t all doom and gloom however, as this loss is only temporary, a stepping stone on the way to something larger.

Kenaz Reversed Rune - The Rune of Fire
Fehu Rune

KENAZ REVERSED

"Kenaz reversed represents the cold and darkness associated with loss"

Where Kenaz represents the warmth and light of the fire, Kenaz reversed represents the cold and darkness, and this can be associated with loss.

 This rune can represent things that may not be going your way, it can symbolise false hopes, barrenness and false alarms. It can even symbolise the loss of employment or a relationship. This isn’t all doom and gloom however, as this loss is only temporary, a stepping stone on the way to something larger.

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NOTES FROM THE SHAMAN

"You can draw this rune after experiencing loss, almost as a fresh start"

Kenaz represents ‘the torch that lights the way’ and as such you can use this rune as a motivational reminder in your endeavours.

I have Kenaz placed on my work computer, as looking at this rune reminds me that I must work to achieve spiritual enlightenment and most importantly, knowledge in my field.

I conduct a lot of research into a variety of different topics, mainly self improvement.. Kenaz reminds me that although putting the work in is difficult, this work is the light that will guide me to future success.

The reverse Kenaz rune can be used to signify a major change for the worst in your life.

You can draw this rune after experiencing loss, almost as a fresh start. Loss is only a stepping stone to something greater, and we must all fail to learn from the experience to eventually succeed, so there is a positive use for this rune.

Use Reversed Kenaz to signify a fresh start, the bad has happened, and it's now how you deal with the situation and learn from the experience that will help you grow as a person.

Reversed Kenaz gives me comfort in the face of tragedy, it tells me to not back down and to never overreact. Bad situations occur in all of our lives, and handling these situations with a calm demeanor will allow us to make the right decisions in that particular situation, and be much better off for it.  
  
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