Elder Futhark Rune Meanings - ISA

Rune Meaning Isa - Ice
Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Isa
Old Norse: Iss
Old English: Is
Other Names/Spellings: Isar, Isaz

Isa equates to the letter I in our common alphabet.

Isa means "ice" and is associated with winter, this energy tells us to prepare. It is time to go within and do inner works / cleansing in order to be ready for when the ice melts. Isa embodies the representation of the spiritual seeker, withdrawing his or her energy from society to come close to the self. Isa comes with inner  judgments when we do not feel great about ourselves. It is the ego that does our "small talk" resulting into draining live force when we stop believing in our divinity. The soul is indestructible, it is the essence deep down inside that comes from the immaterial world into creation, the will that is sparked again by instinct when we remember who we truly are. Isa strips all the thought patterns that are not in line with our true selves. This energy centers our inner most being under divine will when we have no other choice than to surrender under natural law, remembering who we truly are before we can continue our pathways.  Allow yourself to take your time spending some hours by yourself to structure your thoughts and empty your mind before your mind forces you to sit still within chaos.

From the historical rune poems about Isa we get:
The Anglo Saxon rune poem translated tells us:"Ice is very cold and immeasurably slippery; it glistens as clear as glass and most like to gems; it is a floor wrought by the frost, fair to look upon."

Isa is the rune of concentrating things; keeping everything together for release in righteous circumstance. Keywords: stillness, contraction, concentration, ego-consciousness, self-control, immobility, clarity, coldness, self-observation.

This video contains one of my rune poems that can be used for meditation with the energy of Isa.