Rune stones have been used for magic and charms for probably a millennium. Some also believe that each rune stone carries a curse with it and thus symbolizes death or destruction.
Nauthiz is a rune that is also called Neid. It represents the alphabet N and is ruled by the runic number 10. The rune is said to be associated with God Skuld. The rune’s ruling element is fire and the color black is attached to the rune. Nauthiz is a symbol of female polarity. The flower associated with this rune is crocus. The gemstone Lapis Lazuli is also connected with the rune. It represents the alphabet N and it literal meaning is need or extremity. It corresponds to Scorpio and Sagittarius, astrologically.
The rune Nauthiz can also mean want, craving, demand and desire. The rune is considered to have a negative scope because it represents a need in a person and till the person works to achieve what is needed, he is restricted or stopped from moving forward. It also warns of hardships or an upcoming trouble in a relationship, ill effect on health or adversity.
It also represents the perseverance to endure hardships and gives inner strength to a person. This rune also teaches one how to be patient. This rune tells a person that facing hardships makes one learn how to turn a negative thing into a positive one. It also tells one that the needs and desires must be contained and emotions must be controlled.
The rune gives strength to forget the past and live in the present situation. It helps one tread on a better direction and is based on the saying “Know Thyself”. It helps one to live in harmony and also ensures that a person makes changes if required and also adapt to them.
Many believe that Nauthiz cannot be reverse and if reversed its meaning is not obvious. In its reverse form, this rune represents failure as the person is taking the wrong actions to get what one wants. Also it represents that something superfluous is wanted and that a person has little control on emotions.
Conversely, Nauthiz says that the desires of a person may have hidden dangers and that these desires can be misleading. It may even tell that someone secretly admires a person.
The rune is considered to be a rune of change and must be used wisely. It helps a person to identify his dark or repressed side. This rune asks a person to identify this dark side and work on it to get to know what inside the person is bringing about troubles in his life. Once this has been recognized, the person can work to overcome it and move towards light. The rune brings about will power in a person and also strengthens the person’s character.
Nauthiz can also represent the spiritual needs of a person and helps one to identify the right spiritual path. The rune also has magical powers. It enables a person to practice restrain to bring about a balance in one’s life.
Properties of Nauthiz
Alternate Names: Noicz, Naud, Naudr, Nied
Ancient Meaning: Need, help
Keywords: Need, help, resistance, deliverance from distress, love, passion, shadow self
Naudhiz may foretell needs unmet and friction in relationships. You may be in a time where you should be very careful in whatever endeavor you take on. Also it may be that you are about to learn some of life's hard lessons and come out the other side of this period a stronger being.
Naudhiz reversed may tell of needs met and harmonious relationships. Your passions for someone or something may be at their pinnacle.
Astrological Correspondence: Capricorn
Tarot Correspondence: The Fool
Stones: Hematite, Obsidian, Onyx, Smoky Quartz
Animals: Wolf, dragon, hound, fox, squirrel, spider, cuckoo, serpent, crow, donkey, firefly, flea, meerkat, moth
Aids in decisions
Increases clairvoyant ability
Works with your spirit guides
Aids in overcoming mental obstacles