This week’s runic spirit is Rad.
This runic spirit’s name means ‘ride’. As time went on, many associations were given to this spirit. However since this course is merely an introduction to each runic spirit, I’ll focus on the meaning only.
In the days of the first runes, there were only a couple of things that could be ridden. Landowners and warriors rode horses whilst peasants rode in carts pulled by goats and oxen (provided they were fortunate enough to own them).
How this information can help you understand what this runic spirit is expressing in a casting:
When Rad reveals itself in a rune cast it speaks of a land journey being necessary. You may need a holiday or it could be that your environment is no longer conducive to your needs. Either way, you must be well prepared.
Before you embark on your journey, gather all the things you’ll need to keep you safe and healthy on the road as well as when you reach your destination.