Original meaning: Cease
A time of waiting. Plans are frozen. Be patient, this is only temporary. Resume seeking your goals at a later time.
rune verse of Ís is a warning, "beware of that which is beautiful, for
it can contain great danger." Its meaning can be seen in such old
sayings as "all that glitters is not gold" and "appearances can be
deceiving." It is the alluring song of the sirens or the insincerity
hidden behind the con man's pitch. It is the beautiful woman or
handsome man that uses their physical beauty to achieve dishonest
means. It is a warning to look out for things that are too good to be
true. It is the cold uncaring individual willing to use deception to
achieve their means, and unwilling to change themselves.
another level, Ís symbolizes the standstill of the frozen sea, the
inability to change. It is cold, unyielding and deadly. Some runesters
see Ís as a rune of the ego but this is highly unlikely. If it does
indicate anything about the self it most likely refers to a cold
unchanging individual whose life is at a standstill. It may be that Ís
was what brought about the "battle fetters" a condition brought on
warriors by a curse to prevent them from taking action.
divination, Ís can mean, "beware, watch your step," or it can indicate
one's life has cometo a standstill. In spellwork, it can be used to
bring activities of some kind to a complete halt, to ice it over