Kenaz is the 6th rune in the elder futhark, which is the oldest of the runic alphabets. It consists of 24 letters divided into 3 aetts. There are 8 runes in each aett. The 1.st aett is called Frey’s aett.
Kenaz upright ~ enlightenment, illumination, seeing in the dark, student, a kindred spirit, knowledge, new understanding, insights, learning curve, understanding that enlightenment is the beginning and not the end, connecting with the eternal flame within, being trustworthy, wisdom, kindness, intuition, being a student of ‘earth school’, finding the right path, knowing your path and staying on it, passion for knowledge, new discovery, being watched over and protected from danger, guarding your own ‘rainbow’ bridge, experiencing your own heaven on earth within, clarity of vision, consuming, your abundance is your knowledge, being a light, falling in love.
Kenaz reversed ~ Ignorance, use of knowledge for destructive purposes, forgetting, manipulation, trickery, lies.
Kenaz means torch.
Associated deity from the mythology: Heimdal
Kenaz Birthstone dates and times:
This is the birthstone for people born between 13th of September to 28th of September(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 17.30-18.30.
Direction ~ South
The Mythology of Kenaz
Kenaz is associated with Heimdal, son of Odin. Heimdal is ever-watchful looking over the rainbow bridge, preventing mortals and giants from crossing it. Heimdal is described as the shining god, with white hair and gold teeth and he stood between Asgard and the world of humankind and passed on the knowledge of the runes to the mortals.
Interpretation of Kenaz
When Kenaz is showing up in a reading it is time to become more enlightened about specific issues, certain people and/or your life. The other runes that lay next to Kenaz will give a clue. For example, if Kenaz and Ansuz are together than you might want to take advice from someone who are more experienced. It is always important when Kenaz shows up to connect yourself with your passion. If you don’t know what you are passionate about, then it is important to find out. Life is supposed to be fun and enjoyable, and doing what you are passionate about brings more passion and joy and enjoyment. It is when you deny the flame within fuel that it might start fading. However, this is an eternal flame and cannot be contained forever. If your life is off track and the point of it all seems lost to you, then Kenaz is here to start the fire within burning strong within you. Kenaz is a very favorable rune to get if you are asking about love. It is definitely time to fall in love, however, have discernment on who you are falling in love with. The best thing would be to fall in love with yourself first. Kenaz represents people with kindred spirits who make you feel alive. Kenaz brings about situations and lessons in life that light the fire within.
Kenaz rune meanings on a rune cloth
Water ~ Having the advantage. Advancing.
Fire ~ Someone will give you their word, take advantage.
Earth ~ Renewed strength and energy levels.
Air ~ A great time to study and learn about what truly ignites your spirit.
Astrological link: Cancer
Tarot card correspondence: The authority light of the Emperor
Power Animal: Salamander