How to Read with my Runes
by Elaine Browne (Reiki Level II)
Rune stones date back many centuries as a tool used for divination. Each carries a symbolic inscription which is subject to interpretation, categorised within the same family as pendulums and tarot cards
Prior to any use of stones:
Take time to clear your mind and focus on what it is you seek answers to, taking the bag filled with stones in your receptive/dominant hand, mentally or vocally call upon your divinity of choice; angels/spirit guides etc and invite only those from the highest vibrations and from the white light of the holy spirit to make contact and work for your greater good, clearly state that no other realms are welcome.
It is important to cleanse all stones both before and after any use in order for them to work for you. This can be done via smudging or rinsing under flowing water.
Think carefully about how to word your questions to the runes, for e.g. open questions allow much more scope for explanations unless it is a yes or no only reading.
One rune draw:
Ideal for use on a daily basis as a guide towards your day- suggested questions maybe what do I need to know to make my day a success/i.e. should Anzus be drawn it may well imply that communication will prove to be of importance that day and be sure to listen well.
Three rune reading:
Pose the desired question and extract three rune stones (one at a time) from the bag. Interpretation is as follows; the first stone will hold an understanding of the question which has been asked (an overview). The second stone relates to ‘action’ interpreting your opinions and what you may now wish to do next. The third should be fairly self-explanatory and viewed as an outcome.
Four stone reading:
After stating your question, remove four stones (one at a time) from the bag and lay them out from left to right. The first stone represents influences of the past, the second is current, the third one potential influences in the future and the fourth is representative of general energies and lessons to be learned if behaviors are left unchanged.
If a blank rune is drawn at any time it can imply that the question is either not yet fully able or ready to be answered, or that it may be better that you don’ t know the answer. A repeat of the question may be asked, however, should it still drawing as blank after a ‘third’ time, then this would strongly suggest that you are simply not meant to know the answer.
Be sure to acknowledge and thank both the stones and your called upon divinity to ensure future guidance.
If you are someone who likes to reflect back, then it may be a good idea to create a log of the day/ time/ date/ place/purpose of reading.