Ear is the dipthong ea
Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)
The grave is horrible to every knight,
when the corpse quickly begins to cooland is laid in the bosom of the dark earth.Prosperity declines, happiness passes awayand covenants are broken
Ear is the rune of week, speaks to what has started today and will continue for the next three weeks. As most occult-minded readers will know, it is the beginning of Mercury Retrograde. During this time, it appears that the planet Mercury is moving backwards in the sky. As Ear represents the forces of death, decay and entropy, it marks the disintegration that occurs under all the things that are influenced by Mercury. While this confusion is happening for most though, to those who are diligent, focused and take the time to review, re-read, and re-examine, life will flow more smoothly. Even as the decline sets in, if you are skilled, you can move with the entropy. At the end of the Retrograde, unresolved or lingering elements might be removed, and allow you begin anew, which is part of the mystery of Mercury Retrograde.