As Caroline Myss says, "intuition is your capacity to receive data without rejecting it." I would add "or elaborating on it." Analytic overlaps are elaboration. You sense water, and immediately your mind creates a scene of a waterpark, or makes up a tale about a lonely fisherman who runs into a mermaid on an unmapped island after being chased by a whale he had snagged in his tuna net. And the tale only started with the simple perception of "water."
Beware of analytic overlays.
As I held Gebo in my fingers, I thought about its various meanings in relation to my life: my commitments, fair exchange in giving and receiving, any promises I'd made, any rescinding or revoking I'd done. Was I being true to myself, clear in my agreements with others, and listening to my inner guidance? I gave myself special instructions to be aware of any significant moments during the day and my part in them. I thought of how Gebo symbolizes "inner joy" in the rune Mannaz. I browsed through all the various major meanings of Gebo I could think of but was still left with "having heart" as the message of greatest import.
I went on with my daily routine. In the afternoon I went to meet with a certain person to do some chores. I'd forgotten all about Gebo, but that was OK; I have myself programmed for the rune of the day to pop up when its significance becomes clear. When I met with the person I could tell he was in a very bad mood. I was about to say something to try to get him to feel good and not focus on the negative so much when Gebo popped up in my mind. I paused, my mouth half open. I went to my heart to listen to my inner guidance. It was telling me to keep quiet, stay neutral and friendly, and let him be. So I did, in spite of my head going frantic over not taking action to "fix" things.
Turns out, that was the best thing I could have done. To just "have heart" without trying to fix him. To just let him be. To stay in my heart, without reacting, and let his negativity run its course.
This is not what "having heart" always means. But it did that day. Without reflecting on Gebo that morning and getting the message to "have heart," I would probably have done the wrong thing based on my ideas about what I "should" do. I have no doubt that if I'd acted from "should's," I would have done the wrong thing.