Gebo is the 7th rune in the elder futhark, which is the oldest of the runic alphabets. It consists of 24 letters divided into 3 aetts. It is 8 runes in each aett. The 1.st aett is called Freys aett.
Gebo ~ Gift, giving and receiving, balance, harmony with others and with the ecosystem, be emotional available, staying connected to yourself and others, to be present, receiving with humility, compassion, love, understanding, giving only to those worthy of your gift, mutual fondness binding people together, a handshake, a signature, give with an open heart, being honour-bound, ‘it’s better not to ask then to over-pledge, as a gift demands a gift’, helping someone, sharing your happiness, marriage, ‘soulmate relationship’, being very gifted, a valuable ornament.
Gebo means Gift.
Associated deity from the mythology: Odin
Gebo Birthstone dates and times:
This is the birthstone for people born between 28th of September to 13th of October (starting and ending 12.30 pm), and the message of this rune is closely related to your life purpose.
It is the inner rune (your inner self) for people born between 18.30-19.30.
Direction ~ East.
The Mythology of Gebo
Odin is expected to give gifts to his followers to reward them for their loyalty. He possesses a marvelous ring called Draupnir, which replicates itself into eight other identical rings every ninth night and Odin can distribute them as it pleases him.
Interpretation of Gebo
Gebo together with the 24th rune Othala signifies a strong soulmate relationship. I like pulling out 2 runes together and reading them as a pair, and Gebo next to Othalia always gives me such joy and chills down my spine. Gebo always comes up in a reading to remind you to be honorable in your dealings with others, both in business and personal. To have grace and to recognise the beauty in the people you are in connection with. If you have promised something to someone than you must keep your words. If you get Gebo and Ansuz together than an agreement is made through the spoken word, a handshake and later a signature, and oral communication is the key to success. Ansuz and Gebo together also tell you to give generously because someone has been very generous to you in the past. Remember those who got you to where you are now, yourself included. If you are reading Gebo next to Raido, then you are going to be travelling with someone, possibly holding hands while on ‘the road’. If Gebo comes next to Nauthiz than you are only receiving what you need and there is not any left over. You don’t have much to give at this point and emotionally you are drained. Release resentment and it will turn into abundance energy. Forgive you parents and your ancestors. Thank them and bless them. See all the lower energies turn into abundance energy. Gebo is a very favorable rune to get if you are single and looking for a partner. Look at the rune next to it. If you get Isa then you need to release a past relationship and free yourself from the oaths, obligation and blessing you have made about being on your own. Make sure you are not already (subconsciously) married to God or Jesus or a cause. While on this plane we are meant to have real, physical relationships with other real flesh and blood fellow humans. Gebo is here to tell you that happiness is a choice and sharing it makes a bond between people no one can ever break.
Gebo rune meanings on a rune cloth
Water ~ A romantic gift, a soulmate.
Fire ~ Passionate love.
Earth ~ Success in business.
Air ~ Renew old friendships.