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
Today is Ear, the rune of the Grave, symbolizing death, decay and the end of all things. Not the most pleasant of runes, is it? What is strongly apparent to me, is that today is the last day of work, before a week of vacation. Interestingly enough, many other people are on vacation day, as today is the day that usually marks the end of summer vacation, Labor Day (Huzzah for Unions!) People will have been getting in the last of the summer activities, bbq’s beaches, pool parties and picnics, because after today the weather will decline from the bright warm summer, into cool autumn (even in here in Southern California, things can be cooler. Yes, that means 70 instead of 80, but hey, cooler is cooler). The end of the lunar cycle is also coming, as this Wednesday is the complete occultation of the moon (that is to say a new, or dark, moon). It does seem that the end is coming in many ways.