Runes are an ancient form of oracle used by those seeking advice, a form of divination. Runes have a long history, dating back to ancient use by Germanic and Nordic tribes, and are still widely used in today’s society.
They can be made of may different materials, mainly wood or stone. There are usually 25 stones in a set. 24 with a Runic and one blank. There are a few variances of the Runic alphabet, and we use the Elder Futhark alphabet. It is one of the older Runic alphabets
Reading the Runes is not fortune telling, you ask the Runes a question and the stone you receive gives you an answer, which you interpret.
There are many layouts you can try but this is a great one to start with:
Always be still and quiet and as you shuffle your Runes and ask the question you need a answer for…
The Three Rune Layout
Sometimes called the Three Norns after the three spinners in Norse mythology.
Their names are Urd “What Once Was” (Old Norse “Urðr”), Verdandi “What Is Coming into Being” (Old Norse “Verðandi”) and Skuld “What Shall Be” (Old Norse “Skuld”), the three Norns are the Goddesses of fate in Norse mythology.
Mix the Runes and then randomly select three stones from your rune bag and place them on the table in front of you.
Rune one should be on the right, rune two in the middle and rune three on the left hand side (so they should be in the order 3, 2, 1).
Rune 1(Urd) represents the overview, or your situation or query.
Rune 2 (Verdandi), in the middle, represents a challenge.
Rune 3 (Skuld) represents a possible course of action that could be taken.