Nauthiz: (N: Need.) Delays, restriction. Resistance leading to strength, innovation, need-fire (self-reliance). Distress, confusion, conflict, and the power of will to overcome them. Endurance, survival, determination. A time to exercise patience. Recognition of one's fate. Major self-initiated change. Face your fears. Nauthiz Reversed or Merkstave: Constraint of freedom, distress, toil, drudgery, laxity. Necessity, extremity, want, deprivation, starvation, need, poverty, emotional hunger.
Nauthiz is a sign that something goes not exactly right in your life. It is the imbalance between what you want and what you get. Being a fire rune, it is quite strong, thus symbolizing the burning pressure and desire for change. Sometimes it is compared to spindle that generates fire by friction.
Fire in Nauthiz makes it full of energy. If your destiny brought you onto this rune, this means that you have to look at your life without fear and start moving. Rearrange your priorities and be honest with yourself about your goals. And remember, that Nauthiz is not only the need for something, but includes in itself the power to make it and do everything right.
The tree for Nauthiz is alder.