Norse (Viking): Reid
Old English: Rad
Other Names/Spellings: Radh, Raidha, Raidho, Raidu,
Reda, Reidr, Reidh, Reidthr
English Letter Equivalent
Translation: Riding, a vehicle.
R as in red.
A journey, arrival, departure. Union or re-union. Events
concerning travel or vehicles.
Travel is indicated. New friends or old friends return. Jobs
connected with transport or overseas locations.
Raido can mean wheel, ride, or travel, but it also has a deeper
meaning. Riding a horse includes both movement and direction. A
journey can be long and arduous, requiring planning, foresight,
determination, and fortitude. Raido can therefore refer to the
journey of life (the wheel of life), or to a spiritual quest.
Raido might also mean transport or communication, such as
delivering or receiving a message.
Recognize that everything comes in cycles and that by following
them you will progress quickly and efficiently. Align your
lifestyle to the seasons and honor the turning of the year.
Embrace hard times knowing that the harder it is now, the easier
it will get in the future. Everything has its opposite, and
challenges bring equal and opposite rewards.
Stagnation, lack of movement or change. Isolation. Mechanical
breakdown or failure to arrive. A missed deadline.
Meetings take an unexpected course. A secret mission. Home-based
jobs. An enemy disguised as a friend.
Color: Bright Red
Tarot Talk by Leila Vey
Several Tarot sites associate Raido with the Hierophant,
and that works fine because of its link with
communication, wise counsel, and spiritual quest
(although I seldom see my personal spiritual quest
terribly linked with tradition and convention, which are
aspects of the Hierophant.)
I personally prefer The Wheel of Fortune for Raido
because of its association with natural cycles,
movement, progression and growth. The Wheel of Fortune
represents both foreseeable, natural changes (really, it
is a Wheel of the Year,) as well as unforeseeable
changes that strike like lightning.
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The Rune Poem: Verse V Raido
For every hero in the hall is Harness soft
And very hard for him who sits astride
A stout steed
Over miles of road.