Gebo is one of the Elder Futhark Runes and its literal meaning or translation is Gift. Its meanings include:
- giving and taking
- process of exchange
- law of reciprocation
- the gravity of equals and opposites
One of the ways I have practiced Gebo is by having equal exchange with 2 friends - In one instance a new friend gave me an in-depth rune reading that clarified a few things that I have been experiencing recently. For her I made a scarf that I was inspired in pattern and color by her matron goddess Angrboda.
The second instance needs some explaining - in my meditations and practice it has been decided that I will learn the runes but my first set must be given to me as an act of Gebo - a gift for a gift. My best friend and sister of the craft bought me a rune set that is currently being shipped to me and I made for her a tarot bag to her specifications.
Exchange of Words & Actions
I notice more now how much time I lose with my husband while he is at work more than before - vs when he is working on wood or metal in his shop and enjoying himself here in the home. I notice that I think more about what items are worth.