This is the rune of journeys. It indicates travel, and movement. In a positive rune cast, Raidho is a sure sign of a safe and pleasant journey. Any travel you undergo is sure to bring you pleasure. Sometimes this is in reference to a journey within the self. This is a time to follow your souls path. It is a good time for negotiations or discussions. Compromises can be reached now. You may be about to receive unexpected news (confirm this with the surrounding runes). If you had a financial question prior to drawing this rune, Raidho indicates that now is the time to buy or sell. In a negative reading, don’t place faith in other peoples words, and be sure to read the fine print. If Perdhro Reversed is near Raidho in the cast, promises will be broken. If it falls with Eohl Reversed, someone is trying to take advantage of you.

Raidho Reversed
Drawing Raidho Reversed indicates that now is a bad time for travelling, though you may need to. Someone may be visiting you during an inconvenient time. Or it might be a visit to an ill friend or relative. Delays, breakdowns, accidents and problems are likely during travel. If possible, postpone any journey you may have planned. There may be an upset of your plans. Any transactions or negotiations are not likely to turn out in your favor now. There may be trouble in your relationships. Try and be extra patient with people now. Look to surrounding runes to see where these delays may affect you.

Converse: Meetings take an unexpected course. A secret mission. Home-based jobs. An enemy disguised as a friend.

Alternate Names: Raidha, Rad, Raid
Ancient Meaning: The chariot of Thor carrying the sun across the sky
Keywords: Rhythm, movement, travel, riding, journey
Description: Raidho may mark the coming of a physical or spiritual journey. Whichever the case, changes in your life are soon to come. Spiritual or material goals may be attained.
Reversed Description: There may be delays in reaching your goals. You may become disassociated from those around you. Try to keep your lines of communication open.
Astrological Correspondence: Sagittarius
Tarot Correspondence: Hierophant
Gods/Goddesses: Forseti
Color: Bright Red
Tree: Oak
Herb: Mugwort
Stones: Carnelian, Golden Topaz
Animals: Horse, goat, cat, boar, sow, ox, cow, starfish, antelope, falcon, eagle, cheetah, hawk, kestrel, sow bug
Element: Air
Magic: Utilized in rituals, especially with the Great Days and Full Moons, Directs runic energy toward a specific goal, Increased link with the cyclic flow of life, Personal empowerment in magic, Works with runic energy, Connection with the powers of transformation, Expanded consciousness