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The High Priest – Major Arcana
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Power, Manhood, Femaleness, A Wild Bull
The rune of the termination and new beginning. If it is pulled, it means that the life you used to live has grown out of its frame and needs to be left behind now, so that the life-energy can liberate itself, like a rebirth, into a new one. Be prepared for the chance, that hides itself behind the costume of loss. At the same time modesty is demanded, because in order to rule, you must serve first.
The Black Rune
Keywords: Difficulty, pain.
Meanings: This is a rune of difficultyand negative influences will rule your life for a time, but as all difficulties are a learning experience it will lead to improved personal perspective and progress on your life’s path. Always consult the surrounding runes with this stone. If it lies with a positive stone it indicates that the pain of this experience will lead to a beneficial change in circumstances.
Also known as Io, Iphin is symbolic of gooseberry, which is traditionally used for childbirth. It’s believed to be sacred to the Celtic goddess Brigit and other goddesses like her who oversee matters of women’s cycle and childbirth. Gooseberry is also used in all sorts of healing charms and spells to ward off illness.