Other Names/Spellings: Naud, Naudhr, Naudir, Naudth,
English Letter Equivalent
N as in now.
Need, want, craving. demand,
deprivation, compulsion, desire.
Control your emotions. Do not give in to cravings. Your health
is at risk especially from dietary aberrations. Ensure your love
is not misplaced. Beware extraordinary demands on your time or
Naudiz represents need, hardship, or adversity. Luckily, it
includes the perseverance to endure, and reserves of inner
strength. It counsels patience. However unpleasant the hardship
it is a learning experience that will ultimately benefit you.
Naudiz can also warn against taking a risky path. In conjunction
with other runes, Naudiz tends to have a delaying influence.
You are getting exactly what you need right now to make the best
progress on your spiritual path. It may appear to be the very
opposite of what you want, but this state is not permanent, it
is merely a series of lessons that must be learnt so that you
can make the transition from negative to positive.
Accept your past, keep your mind fixed on your goal, and learn
from your present situation. The past is just a memory, the
future just a dream, the present is where the action is, the
only place you have influence.
Naudiz reversed is not obvious - be careful. A sufficiency,
something unwanted, or superfluous. Have more fun with your
food. Give freely of your emotions.
Your desires have hidden dangers. Demands may be misleading.
Someone secretly admires you.
Associated gods: Skuld
Astrological Correspondence: Capricorn
Talk by Leila Vey
Many experts associate Naudiz with the Devil. I can see
this, but I feel the link is quite weak. No doubt the
link is made because of the hardship and cravings
aspects of the rune, but the Devil is more a trickster
than anything else.
My choice for Naudiz, hands down, is Justice. Naudiz
means necessity, and refers to the maxim that we reap
what we sow. We must release our attachment to the idea
that life treats us unfairly. Pain and joy, health and
sickness, birth and death these are all a part of our
reality on this planet, and are all necessary.
Justice of the universe is impartial; it is neither
moral nor immoral. Our experience is a result of our own
actions, our own decisions. Naudiz teaches that however
difficult our path may be, it is necessary for our
long-term benefit and spiritual growth.
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The Rune Poem: Verse X Naudiz
Hardship lies heavy on the heart
Yet oft to the children of men
It becomes nonetheless a help and a healing,
If they heed it in time.