Beginner’s Guide to Runes

Beginner’s Guide to Runes


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Rune stones are an ancient Germanic tradition where you use wood or stone tiles containing the 24 letters of the runic alphabet as a method of fortune-telling.

These days, similar to tarot cards, they’re used as a method of connecting to one's higher self, tapping into your intuition, and for guidance in life.

The Elder Futhark runic alphabet is split into three sets to represent the three life stages.  

First, finding our footing in the material plane.  Second, growing in maturity, and third growing in our legacy and spirituality.

So, how do you do a reading?  There are countless ways!

A simple one is one rune  ‘yes’ or ‘no’ pull for basic questions or getting the feel of the day.

Another common one similar to tarot is the three rune pull to divine your past, present, future or situation, action, or outcome.

You can also get more complicated with 7, 9, and all 24 runes, but there are so many layouts at your disposal.

You can either cast them onto a cloth and only read the ones that face upright or pull them out of a bag placing them in a set layout shape, all whilst thinking of your question.

Each rune and combo of runes has its own meaning and you can draw your own conclusions based on your intuition too.

It’s a very flexible, useful tool to have in your arsenal!

 

Don’t have your own rune stones yet? 

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