How to Use Runes for Divination
Single Stone Reading
1 – Clear and focus your mind. Hold the bag of stones in your receptive hand.
2 – With the fingers of your receptive hand, “shuffle” the stones in the bag to mix them up.
3 – Either mentally or aloud, ask your first question and take a stone from the bag. Read the symbol inscribed on the stone. If you need further clarification, take another stone from the bag and interpret its symbol. If you find that you need yet another stone for clarification, you may want to return all the stones to the bag and rephrase your question.
4 – If you are taking notes on the reading, be sure to write down the date, time and place of the reading and what kind of reading was used (ie: single stone reading).
Four Stone Reading
5 – Clear and focus your mind. Hold the bag of stones in your receptive hand and concentrate on your intent.
6 – With the fingers of your receptive hand, “shuffle” the stones in the bag to mix them up.
7 – Either mentally or aloud, ask your question. Remove four stones, one at a time, from the bag. Read each stone’s inscription before you place it on the flat surface where you are working.
8 – From left to right, lay out the stones that you have chosen. The first stone represents past influences, second stone represents current influences, third stone represents future influences and the fourth represents the overall energies/lessons if all behaviors remain unchanged.
9 – Once again, if you are taking notes on the reading, be sure to write down the date, time, place and type of reading (ie: four stone reading).
How to Read Runes
1 – Find a quiet place to read the runes. You will not want to be disturbed while you are trying to focus your energies on the reading. Place a clean white cloth on the floor to place the runes upon.
2 – Focus your mind on a question that you wish to have answered. Place your energy into the runes as you mix them within a pouch.
3 – Begin to select the runes that you will be using in your cast. There are several different casts that you can choose from, including a nine rune cast. This cast has you place nine runes scattered in front of you.
4 – Keep a key of the runes close by. Most rune sets will provide a key that lets you know what each symbol means. Refer to this key as you read the runes.
5 – Look at the runes that fall in the center of the cloth first. These are usually central to the question at hand. If certain runes are touching, then they complement each other. Runes that fall face down represent the future or external influences.
6 – Interpret the runes with your own logical sense. If you see a pattern within the runes, then gather your answer through that. Apply all meanings from the runes to your current situation.