The Hero-God Ing
A butterfly emerges
still moist from the cocoon.
This is how new life comes,
among the green shoots.
This Rune is akin to the moon, the intuitive part of our nature, with its urge toward harmonizing and adjusting in the sphere of personal relationships. Fertility embodies the need to share, the yearning to be desired, a search after similarities.
The completion of beginnings is what this card requires. Drawing this Rune marks a time of joyous deliverance, of new life, a new path. A Rune of great power, receiving it means that you now have the strength to achieve completion, resolution, from which comes a new beginning. Above all, completion is crucial here. It may be timely that you complete some project now; if so, make that your first priority. Perhaps a difficult state of mind can be clarified or resolved. The appearance of this Rune indicates that you must first fertilize the ground for your own deliverance.
All things change and we cannot live permanently amid obstructions. The Rune of Fertility signals your emergence from a closed, chrysalis state. AS you resolve and clear away the old, you will experience a release from tension and uncertainty.
You may be required to free your Self from a rut, habit or relationship; from some deep cultural or behavioral pattern, some activity that was quite proper to the Self you are leaving behind. The time of birth is always a critical one. Movement sometimes involves the illusion of danger, yet movement that is timely leads out of danger.
This card counsels preparation. Being centered and grounded, freeing your Self from all unwanted influences and seeing the humor, you are indeed prepared to open your Self to the Will of Heaven and can await your deliverance with calm certainty.
~The Rune Cards by Ralph Blum