Today’s rune is Isa (ice) Some of its keywords are: quiet peace, end of a period, retreat for recovery, reflection and contemplation, patience, isolation and self control. It is not so hard to imagine the Vikings had a rune for Ice. When the waters were frozen, there was nowhere for them to go but wait at home for the thaw. They had lots of spare time to recover from their wounds and ailments and also time to make plans for the future.
The card which I drew to accompany this rune today is Strength from the Original Rider Waite Tarot. Although we see more often The Hermit as the tarot counterpart for Isa, Strength is also a very good match for this rune. Strength is all about restraint and patience too:Waiting when the time is right for the beauty to call upon her beast for help. And look how he is so eager to jump to her rescue also when it is not that appropriate. So very often Belle has to put him on ice and she does is in a very compassionate way because she truly loves her beast. They are two parts of one soul. Tied together with an unbreakable eternal bond. She has to be careful though not to subdue him too long. Ice can start to move slowly without noticing and he might find a weak spot to break free too strong, too fierce to be controlled by his lady. Wording your opinions with persuasion and conviction is a way to let your lion softly roar and that is what he wants the most: to be heard.