Introduction: How-To Read Runes
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Reading Runes is one of the most popular methods of Mancy (Divination). There are different kinds of Rune stones depending on which alphabet you choose to follow; Anglo-Saxon Futhorc, Cirth, Elder Futhark, Gothic Runes, Hungarian Runes, Turkic, Younger Futhork. Elder Futhark is the emerging Rune alphabet in popularity; it is also known as the alphabet with the "blank".
What is the best way to use your runes? That is up to you. Here are some common methods of using runes:
Method #1: With your runes in their pouch close your eyes, concentrate on what you want an answer for (past situation, present situation or future situation) and chose a rune from the bag as your answer.
Method #2:Gently toss the runes from the bag onto a soft surface and the runes while thinking of what you want an answer for (past situation, present situation or future situation) and the rune(s) that stand out the most to you is your answer.
Method #3: Lay the runes out in grid and let your hand pass over the runes slowly while concentrating on what you want an answer for (past situation, present situation or future situation). Use your left hand if you are right-handed and your right hand if you are left-handed. You will sense the rune that holds the answer to your question.
Method #4: With your eyes closed and while in a neutral state of mind draw three runes from the bag and line them up. The first rune is an answer to a past situation, the second one is an answer to a present situation and the last is an answer to a future situation.
Step 1: Reading the Two-Rune Draw
Using a method of your choice specified on the intro choose two runes and place them side-by-side. The two runes will either strengthen one another or oppose one another. If they are like-meaning they will assist each other in a supportive way for you. If they oppose one another it is considered a draw in most situations. In some situations is can represent what is wrong and what needs to happen for it to be fixed.
Step 2: Reading Three Norns
Rune far left: Norn Urd; the past- past actions & situations that relate to the question you asked
Rune middle: Norn Skuld; the future- what will likely happen to answer your question
Rune far right: Norn Verdandi; the present- what is influencing you right now
Step 3: Reading Triple-Rune Challenge
Rune bottom: the present- what influences you right now
Rune middle: upcoming challenges & what you must do
Rune top: what is likely to happen as a result of the challenge
Step 4: Reading Body, Mind, Spirit Reading
Rune left: Your present physical condition
Rune middle: Your present mental condition
Rune right: Your present spiritual condition
Step 5: Reading Four Dwarves
Rune top: Past desires related to the question (can also indicate ancestors past desires)
Rune right: Present desires & feelings related to the question
Rune left: Desires & feelings of others related to the question
Run bottom: Represents your heart's inner most, secret desires; if rune is positive this desire will manifest within 4 months
Step 6: Reading Five-Rune Layout
Rune bottom: Basic influences that impact the question
Rune far left: Problems that may influence the question
Rune top: Positives that may influence the question
Rune far right: Immediate answer to the question
Rune middle: Future influences to the question
Step 7: Reading Insight Layout
Rune far left: Your current position in life
Rune second to left: Your thought-process currently
Rune center: Your heart's desires currently
Rune right of center: Your focus in life currently
Run far right: Your future influences
Step 8: Reading Runic Cross Layout
Rune far left: Past situations
Rune beneath center: Present situations
Rune far right: Future situations
Rune bottom: Influences on the question
Rune center: Shows what influences having a positive outcome
Rune top: Most likely outcome for the question
Step 9: Reading Seven-Rune Layout
Runes first & second: Shows the problem
Runes third & fourth: Past influences that contribute to the present situation
Runes fifth & sixth: Shows you the guidance the runes are giving you
Runes seventh: Possible outcome; if this rune is positive & all the previous runes are positive this will be a positive result, if the rune is negative & all the previous runes are negative this will be a negative result.
Step 10: Reading Ve Layout
Rune top left: Past influences related to the question
Rune second from top left: Present influences related to the question
Rune third from the top left: Future actions related to the question
Rune center bottom: Action to be taken for best outcome
Rune right of center at bottom: Your feelings & emotions related to the question
Rune second from top right: Any possible problems related to the question
Rune top right: Future outcome related to the question
Step 11: Reading Nine Grid Layout
Runes bottom three: Shows the past; far left: past hidden influences; center: past shown influences; far right: present feelings about past events
Runes center three: Shows the present; far left: present hidden influences; center: current influences; far right: current feelings about present events
Runes top three: Show the future; far left: future hidden influences that will keep away a positive result; center: best possible result; far right: feelings about the outcome
Step 12: Raeding Tree of Life Layout
Rune top: Your most positive influences & accomplishments
Runes second row: on left: physical & mental feelings; on right: current energy level
Runes third row: on left: your recent accomplishments; on right: your moral code
Rune fourth row: your health & any present health concerns
Runes fifth row: on left: creative influences & mind; on right: love influences & concerns
Rune sixth row: your imagination & direction
Rune seventh row: your present influences concerning your home
Step 13: Reading Futhark Layout
This reading is typically done on New Year's Day as it provides an entire year's worth of answers. It is recommended that you record the layout & response of the runes where you can refer to it later.
Runes first row starting from top to bottom:
First: How you will achieve money & prosperity
Second: How you will achieve physical health & inner strength
Third: How you will achieve defense or destruction
Fourth: How you will achieve wisdom or inspiration
Fifth: Direction of your life-path
Sixth: Future wisdom
Seventh: Skills to be achieved & gifts granted
Eighth: How you will achieve peace & happiness
Runes second row starting from top to bottom:
First: Future changes to your life
Second: What you need to achieve your goals
Third: Obstacles that may hinder you
Fourth: Successes & achievements
Fifth: What will challenge you & what choices must be made
Sixth: Inner skills that will manifest
Seventh: Life & death situations
Eighth: Your guiding Energy
Runes third row starting from top to bottom:
First: Your legal affairs
Second: How you will achieve growth & beauty
Third: Friendships & relationships in the year
Fourth: Social status
Fifth: Emotional status
Sixth: Sexual influences, emotions & situations
Seventh: How you will achieve balance
Eighth: Gain of assets or wisdom in the year
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I’m confused as to the reading method. I read past, present, future; however, method 4 states this, but 3 runes reading is past, future, present.... ?
If a rune is drawn and laid out upside down does that alter the meaning? Thank you
On some yes. There are a few that cannot be reversed. I'm still new so I don't know what ones they are off the top of my head but if you Google rune meanings you should be able to find it easy.