ORACLE OF THE RUNES: Beginner’s Guide

Runes are an ancient form of oracle used by those seeking advice. Runes have a long history, dating back to the ancient use of the Germanic and Nordic tribesand are still widely used in today’s society.

It’s important to know that anyone can do a rune reading, and it would be great if you didn’t have to rely on people who don’t always mean well for guidance. The best thing is that you learn to connect with what transcends you and that you learn to use them yourself, as well as the tarot, the oracle of the angels, the pendulum or any other way to find guidance.

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Here we leave you a guide of everything you need to start using the runes.

What are runes?

The word ‘rune’ simply means mystery, whisper or secret and is a form of divination or oracle reading system that se used to help understand situations or questions.

the runes can be made of various materialsbut usually are made of stone or wood Y they have a runic alphabet symbol on them.

There are several different types of runic alphabets used in runes, and one of the oldest is the old germanic runic alphabet known as ‘Elder Futhark’. The Elder Futhark It contains 24 runes, the first 6 of which spell the word ‘futhark’.

Over time this was adapted for use in writing Anglo-Saxon or Old English, several other runes were added to the alphabetwhat raised it to 33. This is known as the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc.

Another adaptation is the Younger, or Scandinavian, Futhark, believed to have been used in Scandinavia as late as the 17th century. All of these variations highlight the changes that were made when people moved and migrated to different countries.

Besides that each runic symbol is a letter of the alphabetalso have symbolic meanings.

Although many of these go back to traditional meanings, which would have meant a great deal to the people using the runic alphabet, the intent behind the symbols still has relevance today.

For example, in Elder Futhark:

FehuF, means domestic cattle or wealth.

UruzU, means wild ox.

thurisazT, means a thorn or a giant.

HagalazH, means hail.

AnsuzA, means an ancestral god.

raidhoR, stands for car or cart.

KenazK, means beacon or torch.

The origin of the runes

The runes come from an old form of Germanic alphabet, which was used by the Germanic and Norse tribes of Northern Europe, Scandinavia and Great Britain for writing, divination and magical purposes.

Runic inscriptions have been found on stones, jewelry, weapons and objects dating back to the 3rd century AD, but it is likely that they existed much earlier.

What can runes be used for?

Runes can be used to guide you through problems or doubts as they show what is likely to happen.

The truth is that the runes are not exactly a form of divination and they do not offer exact answers or give you advice, but rather they offer different variables and suggest what might happen if the event happens.

The runes are known by hinting at the answers, however, they allow you to work on or refine the details, which is where intuition comes in handy.

Runic readers know and recognize that the future is not written in stone and that we individuals have the power to make decisions, follow our own path and make our own decisions.

So, if you don’t like the picture that a rune reading offers you as a guide, then you have the power to change your direction or your path and follow a completely different route.

Runes can be used in many different situations. For example, one of the times it can be useful to refer to runes is if you find yourself in a situation where you have limited information or can only see an incomplete image.

How do runes work?

We have to emphasize that when you cast the runes, it is not divination.

The idea behind the way runes work is that when you ask a question or think about a topic, your conscious and unconscious mind is in focus.

When the runes are thrown in front of you, and you take the runes that will give the answer you need, your choices are not totally random, but that your subconscious has taken them, in relation to the subject or problem in question.

What can I ask the runes about?

Some people who use runes believe that you should only ask about topics, while others think it’s okay to ask questions.

Whichever method you use, you must keep your question, problem or topic you need to consult on, VERY clearly in your mind while casting the runes.

Remember that doing a rune reading it is not about seeing the future or definitive answers. yese tries to look for possible causes and effects and see possible results.

What kind of runes do I need?

Runes can be made from different materials, such as wood, stone, pebbles, crystals, bone or even metal. When you start and find out if you like runecasting, a simple set will suffice.

However, once you’ve practiced for a while and developed a passion for runes, it’s wonderful to be able to pick and buy, or better yet, build a special set.

If you are attracted to a certain crystal, like rose quartz or amethyst, it may be appropriate to invest in a set of crystal runes. Or maybe you like the earthy texture because it connects you to the earth and you can create a nice set of runes with chalk or clay. You can also find small, flat stones and paint runes on them, or burn runes on pieces of wood, carve or paint them.

Either way, The material runes are made of is a very personal choice and it is what you do with them that really matters.

When you buy a set of runes, They will often come with an instruction booklet explaining what each rune is, what its symbol represents, and how it can be interpreted.

store your runes

the runes they are often stored in a small drawstring bag, to keep them clean and together; you don’t want to accidentally lose a rune or two. Rune bags to store your runes are widely available, or you can find a small box to store them.

Use a runecloth

A runecloth is a piece of cloth that used to place the runes when reading them. Ideally, it should be a small white cloth and specially designed runecloths of the correct size are available.

When you first try runes, you shouldn’t worry too much about investing in a special cloth, but it may be something you can explore once you’ve determined your love for runes. The cloth prevents the runes from getting dirty or damaged and acts as a form of boundary for rune casting.

How easy is it to interpret the runes?

Like any form of divination or oracle reading, it can take time to master the art of reading the runes.

Books and guides are available to help you understand runic meanings and the importance they can take on in your life, based on the questions and issues you are exploring. With practice, everything becomes easier.

Ideally, you should receive an easy to understand guide to the meaning of the symbols when you purchase a rune set. Anyway, Here we are going to leave you a list of meanings so you can start. However, if the subject really interests you, there is a lot of information available for free on the internet.

It helps a lot if you are open-minded and willing to use your intuition to assess what the runes are revealing.

Don’t worry if you’re not entirely sure what you’re interpreting at first, as this is perfectly normal.

Just try to persevere Write down details of any runes you are unsure about and see if the meanings come to you over time.

When a rune appears upside down on its runecloth, or on a table, there are alternate reverse definitions (just like tarot cards appearing upside down in a reading.

Personally, I would recommend that you create your own rune guide where you can add your own observations and complement the meanings you find of each of the runes. It is a nice hobby and it is a legacy that you can leave to someone you love very much.

Even seasoned rune readers, for example, say that meanings or meanings they’re unsure of or stuck on can suddenly come to them at a later date, and it would be great if you could go on comparing over time.

blank runes

Some rune sets they have a blank rune. However, opinions about the validity of the blank runes are mixed, with traditionalists saying that there is no historical evidence that blank runes were ever used.

It is then entirely up to you how you wish to proceed with the blank rune issue. If you want to include it in your oracle reading, that’s fine. But if not, You can always delete the blank runes that are included in your set, if you buy it and if you make it then you can skip it.

How to start using Runes

Find a quiet place to do your reading and start by having a period of silence, where you clear your mind and focus on the reading you are about to do.

Think about the topic or question you have in mind and, if you wish, you can say a prayer or call on higher spirits to guide you with your reading.

Your runecloth should be spread out on the table in front of you, ready for runes to be placed on it.

There are several different types of runecasts you can do, which are similar in idea to tarot designs, but on your first try, it’s possible you want to start by choosing between a rune and analyzing its meaning.

This is also a pretty useful method to use if you’re feeling insecure – choosing just one rune can give you something to focus on.

Once you feel happy to progress, try some of the skins and rune casts.

The design of the three runes

The three rune design is a simple spread that is ideal for beginners. With this cast, you must randomly select three runes 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 side (so they must be in the order 3, 2, 1).

Rune 1 represents the general description of your situation or query.

Rune 2, in the middle, represents a challenge.

Rune 3 represents a possible course of action that could be taken.

The Five Rune Design

With the five-rune throw, or the five-rune layout, the goal is to select five runes, one at a time, and place them on the cloth in specific locations.

the first rune must go in the middlewith the following runes forming a cross around it. The rune two must go to left…