Key concepts: a journey, movement
English Corresponding Letter: R
Raido symbolizes movement, journey, overcoming challenges , leaving and reaching the desired destination. It draws the attention to traveling, but it’s not just about location. It speaks also about the journey of life – making decisions and taking initiative, moving the right direction to arrive to something new or different in your life. It symbolizes life here and now, action, control and protection while traveling.
The name Raido translates as ride, wheel or rotation, and it’s associated with mugwort plant and oak tree. This is the rune of travels and transitions. Raido is about movement and journeying… and also about making decisions and taking initiative. In order to get where we want to be, we need to move in the right direction.
Movement allows us to arrive at something new, or something different in our lives. Raido is life here and now, reaching out into the future through action, control and hustle!
Sometimes Raido indicates traveling from one location to another, and suggests safe travels, and protection on the journey.
When Raido’s message is not about physical travel it is about soul journeying. This requires change, transition, progress and reaching new levels spiritually– it all is a part of growth and development in the journey of life.
If you aren’t planning any spiritual travels or re-locating… maybe you should be! Maybe you need a change in direction? Are you headed where you need to be headed?
What’s your true north, lovely soul?
On the other hand, Raido tells us that the shortcuts and easiest ways aren’t always the best choice because taking more difficult path might also lead to greater results. It reminds us that challenges come with rewards, so, let the hardships of life make you wiser, stronger and capable of taking a better control of your own life.
The wheel in a movement has a steady rhythm that can become slower or faster, but while the wheel is in the movement the rhythm doesn’t stop. The chaotic rhythm is a sign of a broken wheel, but when the wheel has stopped there is no rhythm at all and no movement as well. Do not stop! In nature everything comes and goes in cycles, but the nature also doesn’t die while it’s not blooming or bringing fruits during cold winters. It simply rests. Feeling lost, being misjudged or facing crisis here and now shouldn’t be taken as the end or the final destination – it might also be the transition period to prepare you for something new, for a change that is needed or already on the way to you. You can move on sometimes slower and sometimes faster, but do not stop because stagnation doesn’t bring fruits. Raido invites to get on the road.
Raido calls for action, but it can tell you to get ready and put on your “shoes” because it predicts you are about to get into physical or spiritual journey. The change is on the way to you, so get ready to take action, attract protection on your journey and accept the change receiving the most of what this journey is offering to you. If you are asking about a specific situation or obstacle, this rune can also indicate that you can speed up the process by taking the control.
Raido predicts travels and journeys that might not be the easiest ones, but if you don’t take action, you won’t get to where you are destined to be. Do not fear of challenges and do not walk away if something seems too easy! Take noble actions, make a step towards changes, keep moving and growth and development will come.
This rune can also tell you that there is a physical journey, promotion or transition waiting for you at your career path. If you consider moving or changing your location for career development, opportunity to earn higher income or do what your heart says is right, Raido is encouraging to do it because it is a blessing and protection for everything related to movement and travels.
If you are experiencing difficulties right now, Raido reminds that it’s not the end, keep moving!
Raido can indicate re-connecting with people in your life. Maybe it’s time to visit your relatives or friends you haven’t met for long time. They might play a significant role in your personal journey that you do not acknowledge yet. It calls for reassurance, reuniting and restoring relationships.
If you have health issues or you are asking a health-related question, Raido tells that it’s time to take a journey to improve your health. Your health will improve, if you take the necessary actions.
It’s all about moving, and not just about physical, but also spiritual journeys and astral travels. This rune can indicate that you have to travel for your spiritual development – this might point to the need to seek for ways to meet your spiritual teachers or getting into inner journeys to discover and develop your spirituality, get the necessary life lessons, reveal your destiny and encourage spiritual growth.
In a reversed position Raido can indicate lack of movement and progress, loss of the right direction, missed deadlines, stagnation and issues with travel plans or unpleasant journeys. It also can warn about losing contact with someone important, being forced to travel or move from one place to another unwillingly. Reversed this rune is asking for your vigilance and caution to whatever you are up to in your life now.
You can use this rune in your life to
You can work with Raido in many different ways:
Safe travels, guidance and protection in journeys
Finding the right direction in life
Taking action and initiative
Making the right decisions to reach the desired destination
Mastering the ability to control one’s own life
Accepting and acknowledging the rhythm and cyclic nature of highs and lows
Transition and spiritual growth
Overcoming stagnation and crisis
Access to inner sense of direction, following the path of destiny and wisdom of heart
Awareness of our actions, movement and direction taken in the present moment