Norse (Viking): Gyfu
Old English: Gyfu
Other Names/Spellings: Gebu, Geuua,
Gifu, Gipt, Giof, Gjof
English Letter Equivalent
G as is good. Gh as in the CH of Scottish dialect as heard in
Forgiveness, gift, talent, skill or ability.
Ask forgiveness and it will be given. A gift, present or windfall is
foretold. Discovery or development of a skill or talent. Artistic or musical ability. Show compassion. Be not afraid to declare love. Good fortune in partnerships.
Gebo - rune number 7 - is the origin of our "lucky seven"
superstition. It represents a gift, whether it is a present, an
attribute, a certain skill or ability. To the ancients, a gift
always called for another in return. so accepting a gift places
you under an obligation to the giver - the gods, destiny, another
person. Gebo can also mean a partnership or union, in business or
in love. Or it can mean forgiveness - perhaps the greatest gift
of all - to give or to receive. Gebo is commonly used as the sign
of a kiss -the symbol of affection.
A gift presents you with the choice of
acceptance or rejection. If you accept you must be prepared to
give in return. Everything has its price, but with spiritual
gifts the cost is always worth it in the end.
You must find the
balance between giving and receiving and learn to give
responsibly. This means deciding when to give and who to give to
as it is not appropriate to give to everyone indiscriminately.
Gebo has no reverse.
Personal animosity, particularly from partners. Hidden talents need uncovering. Think again about romance.
Runic Number: 7
Polarity: Male & Female
Associated gods: Odin, Gefn
Astrological Correspondence: Pisces
Tarot Talk by Leila
gift, and refers to forgiveness, gifts, talent, abilities and
partnerships. What greater gift is there in life than the
connection we share with other beings?
The ability to love and be
loved, give and receive, forgive and be forgiven these are
treasures which cannot be measured in any tangible way, and yet
without them, we are lost.
Gebos association with The Lovers
underlines the blessings others bring to our lives by their very existence. I have also seen Gebo associated with the Sun card, which also
works for me.
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The Rune Poem: Verse VII Gebo
Generosity in men is to honour and praise
And dignity a prop;
And for every wrack,
Riches and substance, who has naught else.