Jera — The Harvest
This is the Rune of fruition, of having things accomplished, and of receiving one’s justly earned rewards. The farmer brings in his harvest. The warrior returns home victorious. The woman in labor finally holds her baby. No matter how long or difficult a rough patch might be, our destiny always finds a use for the lessons it provided. Eventually, one always receives one’s reward. No struggle is ever in vain. But not all rewards need a struggle. This Rune also celebrates life’s more simple harvests. Our children grow up and become independent. We go to work another day, and find at its end we may simply return home. This is also a harvest. All things that begin eventually come to an end, even when we cannot see those ends. This Rune also means receiving rewards and none of them is greater than the one we give ourselves when we recognize our own achievements, attainment and worth, especially in the realm of spirituality, which offers the most nourishing harvests of all.