September 21, 2010 – Ior


Ior is the dipthong “io”

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from

Ior is a river fish and yet it always feeds on land;
it has a fair abode encompassed by water, where it lives in happiness

Today is Ior, the rune of boundaries and liminal areas, and also one of the runes of Joy. A perfect rune for many pagans who will celebrate the Autumnal Equinox today (even though it is officially tomorrow, when the sun enters into the sign of Libra, the scales, a sign of balance, ideal for an expression of being in a state of transition. Ior relates perfectly to that, by being the liminal rune, the state that exists between two extremes, balanced and poised between both, partaking of both, but not fully encompassing either one.

All people have liminal moments, points where they are transition from one phase to another, but have not yet completely moved between the two. At that moment, one can stop, rest, and have realizations of themselves, their weakness, but also strengths they may have been unaware of. Those liminal moments can play key roles in helping a person evolve individually, and become greater in the new phase they are entering.

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