Meaning of Perthro

It is a rune which is considered sacred to Frigg, the mother of everyone in this universe.

When it’s on the right side, Perthro is considered to be a rune that symbolizes mystery and things which we assume, but are not the same as they appear to be. Perthro tells us that it’s still not the right time to feel the unwanted or undesired, and we should start living in our present and feel satisfied with what we have. Perthro also denotes a female giving birth to a new life.

It also highlights the natural game that is always being played between our desires and our luck. For this reason, Perthro is also known as the rune of surprise or shock.

What does perthro mean reversed?

But if it's reversed, it's not a good sign for some people. It clearly gives us a warning about the unknown happenings that will soon be known to all, and their results, good or bad, shall also affect everyone equally. Perthro is also known as Peorth. It means “hearth” in general.

Key Concepts 

Fate, Luck, Evolution, Universe.


Prediction, Forecast, Art of foretelling, By chance, Magic, Unknown.


Unclear, Unnoticeable, Mistakable, Important changes, Fate, Emptiness.


Forecasting, Predicting, Betting, Bookmaking, Casual or Unplanned happenings.


Lack of progress, Fictional, Psychic or emotions related issues, Lucky predictions, Happiness, Companionship, Changes, Destiny, Tragedy, Calamity, Unproductive.


  • Creating favorable situations.
  • Betting, trials, taking chances and the art of prediction.
  • Depending more on fate.
  • Relying more on the rune’s power.
  • Manipulating the effects.
  • Analyzing the orlog and wyrd.

Perthro represents chance, dice cup, and womb. It’s the stone of chance and mystery. And it appears to remind you that the future is always unknown, mysterious and ambiguous. It’s what makes life exciting. Also, it signifies an underlying secret or hidden matter that may lead to an unexpected event, result, problem or solution. The reversal of this rune stone is associated with losses, unpredictable failures, hidden agendas and doing bad things just to get to the top. It also symbolizes the female genitalia, occult abilities, and determining an exact life path. Perthro appears in your life to teach you the importance of change, being honest to other people and yourself, and to make you accept aspects of your personality.

It predicts joy, fellowship and good lot. However, the reverse side stands for addiction, malaise, loneliness, sadness, and stagnation among other things I have already mentioned.

If you get this rune stone, you’re supposed to do certain things and make specific moves in order to get what you want at the moment. Also, you need to stop looking for the meaning of life and just live it, enjoy it and make the most out of it while you still can. Getting this stone means that you need to learn how to let things and people go as well. What has been done, has been done, and you can’t do anything about it. Letting go of the past will make a huge impact on your present and future. You will feel freer to do the things you want to do without feeling guilty. You’re not the same person as you were before and you should accept the ‘new’ you. Embrace your new personality. However, in order to do so, you have to accept parts of your old personality that you have been ignoring, despising or neglecting so far. Otherwise, you won’t be able to change from within, no matter how badly you want to.

Getting this rune stone means that you’re feeling empty because you’re not sure where you are going in life. However, that’s about to change. You will experience something important that will show you the way. But instead of fearing the change when it happens, embrace it.

This rune stone is all about evolutionary change. Getting the reverse side means that you are walking the wrong path in life. And you know it. The only person who can help you see that is yourself. Instead of accepting the so-called ‘destiny’, create your own and follow your heart. People feel miserable and dwell in their misery because they believe it’s meant to be that way but it’s not. You’re the creator of your happiness and the master of your world. How you live your life depends on you and your choices.

Choose to be happy and always hope for the best. What you think is what you become.

Think positively and positive things will happen to you. Even if many others have said this before it is worth considering again. How can you find a solution to your problem if you focus on the problem and not the solution? Every problem has more than one solution. All you have to do is believe they exist. And the right one will come to you when the time is right. Another important thing that this stone wants to tell you is that the time has come to dive into the unknown.

Meaning, whatever you wanted to do, but you were too scared to try, now it’s time to do it. For example, if you want to travel around the world but you don’t want to leave your steady job or loved ones behind – now is the perfect time to do it. We were given feet to explore the world, not live in one place for the rest of our lives. Plus, don’t you think that your friends and family could use some time for themselves? The sooner you jump into the unknown and realise that nothing in life is certain the better. Once you reveal the true meaning of life the fear of the future will disappear.

If you got the reverse side of this stone, it reveals certain details about your love life. As I mentioned before, the reversal stands for underlying secrets, hidden matters, pain, and stagnation. Perhaps the person you’re with at the moment has an ugly secret that he or she has been hiding from you since the very beginning. Meaning, this rune stone wants you to open your eyes and find out what this person has been hiding from you. Also, it’s a matter of time when you realize that certain people steal your time, positive energy and joy which leads you to despair, stagnation, and disappointment in yourself and your talent.

Another important thing that this rune stone has to reveal about your future is that love won’t be visiting your life anytime soon however it’s nothing to worry about. No matter if you’re in a relationship, married or single you will realize that you need a break from love and romance because it’s time that you dedicate to your career, inner peace, balance, and happiness. If you’re not happy with yourself, you can’t be happy with others, keep this in mind next time you think about throwing yourself into a toxic relationship. Also since it’s the rune stone of female genitalia maybe your parental instincts will awaken. However it’s not time to be thinking about kids. If you have them then maybe they need more nurturing time with you. Or you need to nurture yourself. Which one is it? No matter the answer, you already know what to do in order to feel content with your life and yourself again. If you miss having wild sex, this rune stone is encouraging you to jump into an open relationship.

Alternatively, this rune stone is revealing your suppressed sexual fantasies. Why haven’t you expressed how you really want to be treated in bed or reveal your wildest sexual desires to your partner? Instead of feeling sorry for yourself, get dressed and go out tonight.

By Flo Saul
Mar 13, 2013