The rune gebo often represents a gift, and continues on in the Freyr’s aett runes. This is a rune that cannot be read in reverse, cannot have a different meaning because it is an X and will look the same however it is thrown.
Gebo translation: gift, present
Other spellings: Giba, Gifu, Gyfu
Gebo is a rune that has quite a few meanings associated with it, although they are all extremely similar. This rune represents a gift, whether that’s in a physical present, or any other definition of the word gift. This could represent that you have a great skill you are gifted with as well.
It can also represent a partnership or love. Think of the potential to create a union when you see this rune. This can be a rune of good luck or good fortune, in any form.
Gebo can either be telling you of a gift that is to come, or to look for the ones already in your life. Alternatively, think of a gift for someone else. What can you do to help someone? As gifts come, they can also be shared with others.
This is the 7th rune in the typical rune alphabet, so it can also be considered a symbol of luck, as the number 7 is in so many cultures. This also happens to look similar to the Chinese character, number 7.
This “X” symbol is often a kiss signature as well, which can be how it relates to love and relationships/partnerships.
Relating To Other Runes
Having this rune appear near others could represent what the gift appears as in your life, or what needs to be forgiven to move forward.
- Find shorter definitions to all of the other runes here: Elder Futhark Runes
- New to rune casting? Read how to cast runes here
- Get yourself some rune dice? This is how to use them in a rune reading rather than casting a full set of runes.