Sunday, February 2, 2014

Ear Rune

The Ear rune of the ea.  Earth, healing energy, body, home.

Death is the end of all.
Even the most powerful
and wealthy people
are seized in the end.
Yet don't despair,
for life goes on
and so do all which die
come back to some form of life.


Ear symbolizes the grave that we will all return to, the dust our bodies become after death.  More generally Ear signifies the unavoidable end of all things.  It is not death as seen in the Tarot, it is not transformation, it is the dead-end where the physical form ends. This rune has no association with what happens after. Some things in life come to natural ends and cease to have use or purpose, this rune is that end. When the physical body dies, all oaths end, what happens beyond is not our concern, that is all the concern of the Gods.

Connected to the North, Earth is considered the ultimate feminine element. The Earth is fertile and stable, associated with the Goddess. The planet itself is a ball of life, and as the Wheel of the Year turns, we can watch all the aspects of life take place in the Earth: birth, life, death, and finally rebirth. The Earth is nurturing and stable, solid and firm, full of endurance and strength. In color correspondences, both green and brown connect to the Earth.

Ear then is a simple rune to understand, and is useful for putting things to rest, ending bad relationships, cutting ties, ending patterns and accepting that inevitably, everything comes to an end.

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