Plant Tree Runic Number




Associated Myths and Deities




Light Red



Mimir Muspelheim


Name: Kauno | Translation : A Firebrand or Torch
Pronunciation | kane-awze
Zodiac Sign: | Virgo & Libra
Healing: | Banish illness, negative energies and nagging thoughts. Enhance insights, ideas, solutions and spiritual enlightment.
Magical Uses: | for creative inspiration, aid in study, fertility, dispelling anxiety and fear

Divinitory Meanings: wisdom, insight, solution to a problem, creativity, inspiration, enlightenment.

Upright : Opening you are opening to new ideas, new people and new clarity. Now is a time of opportunity as your energy is indicating to spirit that you're ready to recieve diving direction to embark on a new path. Now is the time to claim the ability you have to become a knower, one who knows his or her destiny and acts accordingly.

Reversed : Death : You're experincing a death of a way of life invalidated by your growth. a relationship may be dying or some aspect of yourself that is no longer appropriate to the you, you are becoming. This time calls for gladly giving up the old.

Analysis : the Scottish word 'ken' means to know or understand, and this is the sense in which the rune should interpreted. Today, light, inspiration and knowledge are often associated, as in 'gaining enlightenment' and 'shedding light on the problem'. To bring light is to make the invisible visible. kauno only allows us to take bits and pieces of this knowledge away with us as we need it, usually at the discretion of the Gods. This knowledge will generally come in the form of a sudden inspiration, and we will be able to see clearly the answer that was once hidden from us. This form of wisdom is more closely associated with the right half of the brain than the left, since it does not come through conscious effort but rather through passively opening one's self to it. Thus, a more feminine element is added to our journeyer's experience. The act of bringing light into the darkness is also a creative one. Again consider the image of the person carrying a torch , representing the masculine elements of fire and air, entering the cave and penetrating the feminine realm of earth and water. This joining of masculine and feminine elements results in the creation of new ideas. In physical terms, this can be correlated to the application of fire to mold and shape matter - the art of the smith.

The Rune Poem: Verse VI Kauno
A Torch alight is known to all alive
Brilliant and bright,
It burns most oft
Where Aethlings rest themselves within.

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