A moment of insight and a question in one..
Isa is a delay rune in the literal sense, usually indicating a stop or delayment of an event or action, right? Well, its meaning is literally "ice", but during a meditation on this rune, I had an interesting notion come up. The rune itself brought me images of defensively-used weapons, like staves, swords (specifically), and axe handles, how they were used in leiu of a shield in many celtic and northern cultures. Ive lost a bit of detail because -- as i had the epiphany later doing mindless stuff at work -- I couldn't write it all down.
So I guess the question is, magickally or divinatorily, could this rune be a sign of defense or protection under the definition of stop or delay? Can I add 'prevent' to the interpretation list, as this would seem more appropriate in some readings?
Just a rumination. Cant wait to hear back