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Meaning of the rune Raidho or Rad

 
 

Fehu

Uruz

Thurisaz

Ansuz

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Kenaz

Gebo

Wunjo

Hagalaz

Naudhiz

Isa

Jera

Eihwaz

Perthro

Elhaz

Sowilo

Tiwaz

Berkano

Ehwaz

Mannaz

Logr

Ingwaz

Dagaz

Othala

Meaning of the Rune Raidho or Rad

  • Divinity : Nerthus - The Goddess - Mother of the family
  • Letter : R
  • Symbol : Wheel
  • Element : Air
  • Tree : Oak
  • Plant : Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)
  • Stone : Chrysophase
  • Color : Bright red
  • Animal : Hawk

Raidho, the fifth rune, sends us back to the wheel and to its movement. It is the "vehicle" and the road on which circulates this vehicle. Raidho represents at the same time the road and the means of transportation to be used.

Raidho is also the rune of ceremonies or events to be organized according to principles and defined rite. It is the rune of the order, the values and the ethics. The ideas of progress, idealism, code of honor do that the picture of the knight summarizes well enough Raidho. The man having approached Ansuz needs to have codes and values in which to refer to lead his/her life.

To follow your road, to move forward with quickness and to be methodical in order to not to get lost, this is the advice of Raidho.

Divinatory value : A journey bringing of the happiness. A progress in the goal that we want to reach. Promotion.

Spiritual value : Shut yourself to the outside world with the aim to develop your inside world is a big mistake. The spiritual and the material are confidentially connected. Reject the one, means never reaching the other one.

Physiological value : The digestive system, glands thyroids, nervous system.

Wisdom guidance : " To have head in the stars, it is necessary to keep feet on ground ! Create the foundations of your being by forging your own values. Then follow your own way and follow your own ethics. Go on ! Nobody can do it for you !"