Other Names/Spellings: Pairthra, Perb, Perthu, Peordh,
English Letter Equivalent
P as in pot.
Literal translation is not certain. It is usually taken to be
the name of a dice cup, or the name of a game of chance that
might employ such a cup.
Mystery, chance, a gamble, pot luck. In modern usage - science
A gamble, a mystery, an unknown outcome. Mathematical odds. Make
the best of your lot. Employ common sense and moderation to
Spiritually, Perth suggests the disclosure of a secret. It could
also refer to pregnancy and birth. Perth is linked with the
sensible and moderate enjoyment of sexuality. Because of the
mystery surrounding it, common sense and prudence are called for
in the interpretation of Perth.
You always have a choice in everything. No-one can upset you,
you can only choose to be upset. No-one can exert power over you
unless you choose to subject yourself to it. Claim your right to
choice. Dont allow others to compromise your truth or prevent
you from doing what you need to do. The only danger here is not
to make a choice, to leave things to fate and have no say in
your own future.
Take no chances - failure is likely. What appears clear-cut
hides a deeper meaning. You are tempted to be rash - but do not
A proposition has hidden depth. Take nothing for granted. Trust
only your loved ones.
Tarot Talk by Leila Vey
The Wheel of Fortune card is a reasonable match for
Perth. Other possibilities are The Fool and The Hanged
The Wheel of Fortune is a card of natural cycles and
unexpected twists of fate. The Fool is about going out
on a limb in trust and facing the unknown, taking
chances, taking a gamble.
My first choice for Perth is The Hanged Man. This card
is about surrendering to mystery, outside influences and
chance, making the best of your lot, and exercising
power in how you react to circumstances.
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The Rune Poem: Verse XIV Perth
The Peorth is ever the play and laughter
Of proud men . . . .
where warriors sit blithely
Together in the beer-hall.