March 9, 2010 – Gar


There is no letter equivalent for Gar

There is no rune poem for Gar

Gar is one of the Northumbrian runes, and it’s name means spear. The spear is often equated with Odhinn and his spear, Gungnir, but it is also another euphemism for Yggdrasil, The World Tree.

In a reading the meaning of Gar is somewhere between, “Answer unclear, Ask again later” and “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” As a symbol of the totality of creation, it reflects all that is, but also all that does not exist. The polarity of being and non-being is at play within Gar’s meaning, which is an interesting dynamic within the context of the rune of this week, Ior. In a sense we have already reached the most central point of Ior, being between the boundaries of two states, and yet so evenly balanced between the two, that we have become all and nothing simultaneously.

What we have is a Tabula Rasa, a blank slate, where we can start again and also finish in our lives, bring things to complete closure, while opening up other doors. Nothing that came before, matters now, and their may be no reward (or punishment) for actions taken. It is an opportunity to act and be open, and let things happen as they will, or as you will.

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