Nied is the rune of delays. Now is a time to exercise patience. Poor health, feelings of oppression and the like will work out in there own time. Worrying won’t help at all. Drawing this rune indicates a time when you are passing through a difficult learning situation. Face your fears. Think twice before taking on any new projects. You may not really have the ability or the energy right now to deal with them. Drawing Nied indicates a time when you should avoid greed. Now is not the time to try and surround yourself with material things. Focus instead on your spiritual side, sometimes you can’t change destiny. You should conserve your energy now. This rune may indicate that your emotional needs are not being met. It may be telling you that you are blowing a situation out of proportion. Do not drain your own energy.

Nied Reversed
Drawing Nied Reversed tells you that you are setting off on the wrong path. If you continue on in the same manner, you will fail in your endeavor. If you are already on the wrong path, be honest with yourself and admit your mistake. Stop what your doing and recheck your motives. Salvage what you can. With Jera you might have to pay for past misdeeds. If you are not honest with yourself and others at this time or not willing to accept you due, some force will step in and demand justice. The advice of Nied Reversed is to right any wrongs you may have done.

Converse: Your desires have hidden dangers. Demands may be misleading. Someone secretly admires you.

Alternate Names: Noicz, Naud, Naudr, Nied
Ancient Meaning: Need, help
Keywords: Need, help, resistance, deliverance from distress, love, passion, shadow self
Description: Naudhiz may foretell needs unmet and friction in relationships. You may be in a time where you should be very careful in whatever endeavor you take on. Also it may be that you are about to learn some of life’s hard lessons and come out the other side of this period a stronger being.
Reversed Description: Naudhiz reversed may tell of needs met and harmonious relationships. Your passions for someone or something may be at their pinnacle.
Astrological Correspondence: Capricorn
Tarot Correspondence: The Fool
Gods/Goddesses: Skuld
Color: Black
Tree: Beech
Herb: Bistort
Stones: Hematite, Obsidian, Onyx, Smoky Quartz
Animals: Wolf, dragon, hound, fox, squirrel, spider, cuckoo, serpent, crow, donkey, firefly, flea, meerkat, moth
Element: Fire
Magic: Protects, Aids in decisions, Increases clairvoyant ability, Works with your spirit guides, Aids in overcoming mental obstacles