Holistic Rune Meanings and Correspondences for the Elder Futhark Rune Perthro

Perthro Rune

Holistic Rune Meanings and Correspondences for the Elder Futhark Rune Perthro

Perthro – Rune of the Seer

The Perthro rune signifies the state of being receptive to divine messages, prophecy and revelation. It is the rune of the Tarot Reader, Oracle Witch and Prophetess. It tells us that we are missing important information unless we allow guidance to arise from within and pay attention to signs and synchronicities.

Stripped back meaning based on the actual word and shape

The shape of the rune is a die cup (or lot cup) on its side. Gambling and casting lots were almost interchangeable in Viking times. Being lucky when gambling meant you were fate was on your side. Personally, I believe the shape combines with the word ‘perthro’ to mean portal or gateway (port in modern Swedish). This is the gateway through which we receive subtle messages from the unseen realm. Casting lots is certainly one way of making this connection. However, if someone abuses this practice to gamble or to prove that they are ‘luckier’ than someone else, there will be a distortion of any message that wants to come through.

The intent has to be pure.

On its side, this rune means that the information is being disseminated into the world, pointing the way to the future. When it is reversed, it is pointing to the past, asking us to learn from past patterns and integrate the learning from past lessons before we are ready to move on.


  • Polarity: Feminine
  • Zodiac correspondences: The Moon, Neptune
  • Tarot card correspondences: The High Priestess, The Hanged Man
  • Archangel correspondences: Gabriel, Asariel
  • Chakra correspondences: Third Eye, Heart, Throat and Crown Chakra
  • Health: Hydration levels, throat problems, cognitive issues

Divinatory Meanings

General: divination, casting of lots, being a conduit for divine revelations, receptivity, prophecy, spiritual gifts, divine inspiration, clairvoyance, the sacred feminine  Reversed: a need to learn from the past, not seeing the bigger picture, feeling disconnected from Source

Love & relationships: if speaking of the nature of the relationship, it is one where both people are hoping the other will take the initiative, if speaking of the love interest, it is likely that they are a mystic and/or seer, sacred fellowship, kindred spirits – Reversed: fortune-telling, old patterns of relating are keeping the Seeker stuck in a rut, need for cord cutting, karmic bonds, lack of understanding about one’s own role in failing relationships, failing to connect or show one’s true self to others

Health/wellbeing: being primed as a channel for divine messages to come through, flexible mind, agile body, well hydrated, good speaking voice – Reversed: dehydration, rigidity, throat problems, psychological problems that stem from seeing oneself as a victim, cognitive impairment, inability to problem-solve

Business: a business for and/or by women, a tarotpreneur or psychic business owner – Reversed: a need for more information and understanding trends before making a business decision, a charlatan

Holistic Healing Tips for Perthro

Chant ‘Perthro’ before you engage in any divinatory activity.

Draw it over your heart to open the heart chakra or to channel the divine feminine for healing through this chakra.

Draw it over your third eye to encourage clairvoyance.

Wear it around your neck to remind yourself to stay hydrated and fully charged up to be able to receive messages from your angels and spirit guides.

Hold the rune in your hands while focusing on your breath and placing yourself in receptive mode for divine messages to come through.

Make a rune elixir to open up your crown chakra if you are stuck, feel disconnected from Source and are in need of guidance.

Use it in meditation to call in your soul kin if you wish to start a women’s circle or meditation/psychic development group.


  • I am fully guided and supported by my spirit guides and angels.
  • My mind is clear and receptive.
  • I trust and act on the divine guidance I receive.
  • I am a natural clairvoyant.
  • I am a magnet for kindred spirits and fellow Lightworkers.
  • I am a channel for the Sacred Feminine.
  • I lead a Spirit-guided life.
  • I receive daily signs and message to help me and my fellow travelers on the journey through life.

To strengthen the effect of the affirmation, you can draw the Perthro rune over a glass of water. Say the affirmation out loud while holding the glass. Then drink it slowly while visualising yourself opening up to receive clear and specific guidance from Heaven.

Perthro Prayer

Dear Mother-Father God, thank you that when I open up, you never fail to provide the guidance I need. Help me to become a finely tuned instrument for the loving messages that are needed on Earth at this time. Amen and so it is!

Try the Perthro Rune Tarot Spread HERE!

Blessed be!

Lisa Frideborg

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