Also called Ken
Letter: K or hard C
Old Norse name: Kaun
Flower: gorse, wild rose
The traditional meaning
of Kenaz is a torch, and in that aspect, Kennaz in a reading indicates
knowledge revealed. As a torch lights a pathway, so does Kennaz
shed light on hidden reasons, underlying causes, unknown or unacknowledged
aspects of the self, and hidden motives belonging either to the
querent or another person who may be involved in the reading.
Kennaz's element is fire, the fire of creation, the fire of inspiration,
the spark of enthusiasm that gets a project going. Kennaz often
indicates that creative aspect in a reading; if it shows up with
Berkana, it can presage a birth of some creative project, for example,
a novel or a piece of art.
In health readings, Kennaz can indicate good health or strong recuperative
powers. If querent is already ill, Kennaz can indicate recovery
that will be more likely with a positive attitude.
In relationship readings,
Kennaz often indicates the active or dominant person in the relationship.
It is here that Kennaz, along with the other runes, may reveal those
hidden motives we talked about earlier. If the querent is the passive
person in the relationship, he or she might be able to learn a lot
about his or her situation from Kennaz.
When reversed, Kennaz
suggests that some knowledge or aspect of a situation is being withheld
from the querent-he is either keeping something from himself, or
someone is keeping something from him. It can also indicate an impending
loss for the querent-loss of love, employment, friendship, or something
equally important to the querent. In this situation, if Kennaz falls
with positive runes, the loss is temporary or transitory. With runes
such as Isa or Nauthiz, the loss is more permanent, and can cause
delays for querent.
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