The meaning of this rune has been left a question mark because in modern times, we have no way of knowing its exact nature. It has been described variously as an apple, a chess piece, a dice cup, a tune, a hearth, and even a penis. This lack of clear meaning is proper, as Perth signifies something unresolved in life, something hidden away that is about to surface. The appearance of Perth may represent a secret; something one may feel secretive about. This can be a hint to the person doing the reading. When Perth shows up, it can signify that someone is not being entirely forthright or honest about the question being posed for the reading or runecast, and is in fact asking about something else.
As a rule, this rune has fairly positive associations, implying that the secret about to be revealed will be helpful or pleasant to the person being read in the runecast. It can signify that matters of the heart, which the person being read may have been unsure of, will be resolved to their advantage – and surprise. It can also denote an unexpected inheritance. In addition, this rune has associations with gambling, although the route by which this meaning is reached is somewhat uncertain. However, on this basis, Perth can mean that it is a good time to undertake some financial undertaking that might seem to be somewhat risky.
In reverse, Perth suggests that what is about to be revealed will be none too pleasant. If there are any dark secrets, a reversed Perth signifies that they are certain to be exposed. On the other hand, when reversed, this rune may show that someone is involved, either personally or in business, with someone who cannot be trusted and that the evidence for this will soon appear. In either case, one must be armed for disclosures of a discomforting nature.