Rune Stones:
Here you’ll find out about the rune Kano.
Kano is considered the Rune of
Opening.  Associated with light, Kano
makes sure that nothing is left hidden
in dark corners.  Kano brings the light
of the sun, the illumination of the
bonfire in the darkness.  Kano casts its
light into the shadows and has opened
new areas of life to you.  Strongly
associated with fire, Kano speaks
about the fire within.  The fires of
passion whether it be artistic,
romantic, or personal are sure to burn
strong when Kano appears within your casting.
 Donald Trump personifies the idea of passion
in the business sense.  Whatever his newest
project is, Mr. Trump approaches it with
intensity and passion.  One of the messages of
Kano can be -- are you listening to the
whispers of the fires or your passion?  

Ancient man used fire as a tool.  Once the
the bottom of the pan hardly changing speed.  If enough marbles are added,
the level of the water can be seen to rise.  This is the open receptiveness of
water and Kano.

Zodiac Sign:  Kano is aligned with the Western Zodiac sign of the ram, Aries.

Tarot Link:  In the Tarot Deck, Kano is aligned with The Chariot.  With light
to show you the way, it is easy to move in the right direction.

Color:    Only flame red would do for the color aligned with the rune of
passion!  Kano and flame red have been linked through the ages.

Polarity:  Female receptive energy is at work when Kano arrives in your cast.  

Healing Property:  Kano’s healing properties are best used when healing such
ailments as abscesses, ulcers, cysts and boils and the fevers associated with

Modern Letter Counterpart:  Kano is related to the phonetic “ka” sound,
aligned with the letters C, K and Q.

Special Runic Associations:  Kano, the rune of opening and receptive energy is
found in both the Physical Healing and the Protection Runic Groupings.
existing relationship) may be bringing the fuels to fire your passions.  Or, it
could mean that you have reached a new “lighting” (or, if you will,
“enlightenment”) and are ready to bring that light to shine in your love life. It
most often is seen in a romantic context, but the fire of Kano can fuel other
ventures that one feels passionate about as well.  With an idea or project you
are passionate about, practical application of effort – because you’ll have
plenty of energy for something you’re passionate about  -- and the kind helpful
energy of Kano, success is definitely indicated.

Many students of the Runes wear Kano for its well known protective qualities.  
Some modern students of the rumenal associate Kano with mathematics because
the glyph for Kano is also the same for the “greater than” symbol when writing
mathematic equations.  This “greater than” philosophy can be applied to the
Rune as well.  Through the fires of passion and allowing light into the dark
places of our lives we can become greater than we are now.

Kano - Opening

(a.k.a Kaunaz) is a member of Freyr’s Aett.

Key Word(s):  Keywords for Kano are Opening, Bonfire, Illumination, Torch,
and Fire.

Element:  Kano is the receptive energy of water. A child’s game of dropping
marbles into a pan of water shows how receptive water is.  The marbles plop to
method was learned, fire could be produced.  Fire provided
warmth.  Fire provided heat for cooking.  Fire provided a focal
point on the communal hearth for the passing of companionable
silence, or for the discussions and reenactments of the hunt of the
day.  Fire is active, moving, burning, twisting, twirling;
transmuting the fuel into another state. Fire in its controlled form
is a blessing to man.  Fire can sterilize, fire can purify, fire can
cleanse, fire can keep the beasts of the night from coming to
close.  In all its aspects, fire burns.  Kano tells us that we should
open ourselves to our passions, but control them lest we be burnt.

Kano is opening.  Kano is the ultimate in feminine energy.  Kano is femininity
itself, even in visual representation.  When Kano appears in your spread you
know that being open to possibilities and potentials is all you need to do.  The
opening, the chance, will be coming to you.  You just need to apply your energy
to create the flames of creation.  

When Kano appears it is time to look around – a new person (or a partner in an
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