Rune Divination

HOW TO DRAW RUNES

Draw a single rune at a time from the bag and place it on a surface. If the rune is face down, turn it over as turning a page in a book, from right to left.  If the rune is oriented neither upright or reversed, turn clockwise until it is. 

One rune method

Draw the single rune as your rune for the day. It answers the question “what do i need to know in my life at this time?”

Three rune method

Draw the first rune and place it on the leftmost space. This rune is the current issue at hand.  You may be aware of this issue, or you may not.

Draw the second run and place it to the right of the first.  This is the course of action you may take, or avoid.  Draw the third rune and place it in the rightmost position. This rune represents the result of acting upon the course of action.

There are many other methods of reading the runes. You may create your own which is intuitive to you, or research other methods.

 

SUGGESTED READING 

  • Peschel, lisa - “A practical guide to the runes”
  • Thorsson, edred - “Futhark, a handbook of rune magic”
  • Howard, michael - “The runes”
  • Blum, ralph - “the book of runes”
  • Willis, tony - “the runic workbook: understanding & using the power of runes”

BASE MEANINGS OF INDIVIDUAL RUNES

Rune name: meaning upright / meaning reversed    (some runes are the same meaning regardless)

  • [ ] WYRD FATE, KARMA

FREYJA'S AETT              .

  • ᚠ FEHU WEALTH / DISAPPOINTMENT
  • ᚢ URUZ STRENGTH / WEAKNESS
  • ᚦ THURISAZ LUCK / BAD DECISION
  • ᚨ ANSUZ WISDOM / DECEIT
  • ᚱ RAIDHO JOURNEY / DELAYS
  • ᚲ KENAZ ENERGY / LOSS
  • ᚷ GEBO PARTNERSHIP, GENEROSITY
  • ᚹ WUNJO HAPPINESS / DIFFICULTY

HEIMDALL’S AETT

  • ᚺ HAGALAZ LIMITATIONS, RISK
  • ᚾ NAUTHIZ DIFFICULTY / FAILURE
  • ᛁ ISA STAGNATION, DELAY
  • ᛃ JERA REWARDS, JUSTICE
  • ᛇ EIHWAZ PROTECTION, PRACTICAL GOALS 
  • ᛈ PERTHO: SECRETS/ OBSTACLES 
  • ᛉ ALGIZ: INSTINCT / VULNERABILITY
  • ᛋ SOWILO: SUCCESS, ACHIEVEMENT 

TYR'S AETT 

  • ᛏ TEIWAZ: VICTORY / STRIFE
  • ᛒ BERKANA: BIRTH / FAMILY FEUD
  • ᛖ EHWAZ: CHANGE / PROGRESS
  • ᛗ MANNAZ: COOPERATION / BETRAYAL
  • ᛚ LAGAZ: INTUITION / FOOLISHNESS
  • ᛝ INGWAZ: NEW BEGINNINGS, CONCLUSION
  • ᛞ DAGAZ: AWARENESS, GROWTH
  • ᛟ OTHALA: INHERITANCE /  HOMELESSNESS