Gebo

Pronunciation
"Ghay-boe"

Phonetic Value
" g "

Translation
Gift

Meaning
Forgiveness. Gift. Talent, skill or ability. Partnership

Associated Gods
Odin, Gefn

Astrological Correspondence
Pisces

Magickal Uses
To find or strengthen a relationship, for fertility, to mark a gift or offering, to bring luck

Gebo symbolizes the connection between the gods and people. It is the gift that brings connections between people through exchange. But it also represents the unity and honor that is created between those people when a gift exchange takes place. This rune represents those places where our path intersects with others, and allows us to begin to form conscious relationships. Such relationships are strengthened and sanctified by the exchange of gifts.

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 indiscrim-inately.

Reverse Meaning
Gebo has no reverse. It signifies the ultimate Gift - Freedom

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