the old Germanic writing, are found chiseled in rocks dating from as back as the
Neolithic period. The runic alphabet,one of the oldest writings known, is
graphically very simple. It consists of 24 characters . The whole alphabet -
futhark -is organized in three groups
According to Scandinavian mythology, the runic alphabet was discovered by the
supreme god Odin while he was for nine days and nine nights hanging head down on
Yggdrasil, the tree of the World that supports the whole of the Scandinavian
universe. Thanks to this mastering of the runes, Odin, warrior and shaman,
gained the ability to cure and inspire life back into the dead,and also the
power over the world of the dead. This was how the runic writing was from the
very beginnings connected closely with magic and used for magic purposes and
Some people use
runes by laying them out flat face down and laying their hand over them and
'feeling' which one is the right one to pick up. The left hand is to receive (
in right handed people) There are several layouts, one is like the tarot layout.
That is , you pick three runes and the first is your past situation, the second
rune you draw is your present situation, and the third rune you draw is your
future outcome, action or situation. Some people also like to just choose a rune
by blindly picking one out of the rune bag. This is the method I usually prefer,
only because it is the quickest and it gives me something to think about
pertaining to my question.
Runes are to be
kept in a special bag to keep protected. I keep mine in a gray bag to remain
neutral, but when I want to do a three rune layout I do that on a piece of
purple velvet material ( I do the same for my tarots). When beginning a
'relationship' with your new runes they should be kept close to you to acquire
your personal energies. Some people don`t like others touching their runes. I
personally don`t like anyone touching mine, I see them as quiet personal and I
don't want other energies influencing. I also smear my blood on the back of the
rune stones to assimilate my life force into the stones to make them more
There are rune
cards now which are graphically pleasing to look at, but I prefer the old way
and the feel of the stone runes. Perhaps the cards are for you. You`ll know
which rune to choose when your receiving hand feels warm, or tingling or
whatever occurs to you. I think it`s different for everyone. I know someone and
when she does the runes she, she chooses by the tingling she gets in her hand
and I feel a warmth and I know that's the rune I must pick up.
If you want to do
a spell with a rune then choose a rune with the properties you have in mind
according to your spell. Sometimes I may sleep with a certain rune under my
pillow in my pillowcase when I want to know something more about a certain
matter (sometimes I do this with a crystal as well).
and deities: Freyr, Brisingamen, the Dwarfs
predicting it forecasts: prosperity, money, plentitude,
wealth, satisfaction of physical and financial needs and requirements,
goal, promotion/advancement, self-respect.
position: financial success, inheritance,assess your
efforts and actions to answer your question, fulfillment of wishes
pertaining to romance and relationships
position: failures in love, low financial expectations
in magic purposes: for money, - business, advancement,
employment, attainment of goals, commencement of new undertakings.
and deities: Ull, Loki, Odin as shaman
predictions it announces: passion, vitality, instincts,
wildness, sexuality, fertility, the subconscious, primitive thought,
irrationality, shaman experiences, rite de passage.
position: missing out on promotions and advancements.
Learn and build up endurance for the next opportunity.
position: important for the questions is to develop your
strength,energy, and ability to endure. Advancement in careers after great
for magic purposes: to encourage and strengthen will,
improve sexual potency and energy, hunt.
bitter frost, thorn
and deities: frost-giants, Loki
predictions it announces: poverty, painful outcome of a
situation, discipline, insight/knowledge, introspection, focus
position: Beware!. Protect yourself. A dilemma will occur
for you.You must make an important decision. Think it through then act.
position: do not make hasty thoughtless decisions. Think first
everything through or you will regret your decision or what is to come of
the situation bringing bad results to your relationships and/or family.
for magic purposes: as an aid in the process of learning,
assistance in meditating and attaining self-discipline, for clearing up
the meaning and essence of a grave situation
father, a higher order
and deities: Odin
predictions it forecasts: authoritative personality,
leader, balance of spirit and body, justice, shaman, keen intuition.
position: seek assistance, authority,
business,learning,investigate,inquire, ask your elders to help you with
your question. Maybe you will receive word or news from an elderly or
authoritative person ( parent, teacher, relative, etc.) or an unknown
wiser person. This knowledge given to you that you will learn about from
another is a gift to you, a gift of knowledge or something associated with
knowledge or learning.
position: is there an elderly person seeking assistance from you, or
someone needing your time and energy that now you find is an
inconvenience. Seek help with the matter. If traveling for business it
could mean an unsuccessful trip or outcome.
for magic purposes: for bringing wise decisions, success,
achievement of leadership; as assistance in predicting and in magic
and deities: Norns, Sigurd's Travels
predictions it announces: moving, motion,travel,
change,communication, fate, searching, progress, life lessons will be
learned, life goes on no matter what the outcome,
position: a journey is coming up either physical or a
souls journey, visit from a friend or relative, receiving news from a far
away person,communication from afar, going on vacation or thinking
planning one wanting a vacation to get away from it all.
position: cancellations of arrangements or plans, news from an
unpleasant or unexpected person, not expecting news you hoped for,
communication seems to be lost, changes you hoped for are not taking place
yet. Time will come , do not let this spoil your mood.
for magic purposes: protection of travelers, relief or
bringing change along, renewal of link
and deities: Mimir, the Dwarfs, Muspellheim
predictions it announces: wisdom keen intuition, solution
of problems, creativity, inspiration, enlightenment,gaining knowledge,
expression, " you will see the light"
position: in terms of relationships: successful business
relations, a couple will find a solution and end their argument , two
friends will come to an agreement, with love: a man will give and a woman
will receive, both will express love. In all relationships the
circumstances are favorable. In terms of material: a man will deliver, a
woman will receive. Men, take this hint to deliver your message or gift in
order to receive much happiness in the future.
position: not taking advantage of the light that has been
shone on you, not accepting the knowledge, being lazy, lagging behind. Or
it can stand for a loss of friendship or breakup of business deals.
for magic purposes: for attainment of creative
inspiration, assistance in learning/studying a fertility, driving
uneasiness and fears away
and deities: Sigurd and Brunhild, Aesir and Vanir Accord
prediction it announces: gift either emotional or
material, proposal/offer, relation, love, marriage, partnership,
generosity, unexpected good luck, making connections, strengthening or
confirming relations or commitments with gifts or offerings, could mean a
birth of a child
specific upright and inverse positions: it is always a good omen
for magic purposes: for finding or reinforcing a love
relation, fertility, bringing luck, for designation of a present, or offer
and deities: Balder, Asgard
predictions it forecasts: success, recognition , just reward, joy,
blessedness, attainment of goals, satisfaction, fulfillment
position: happiness , pleasure, satisfaction ,peace,
calm. Usually is associated with fair haired people and traveling over
position: an emotional problem, love triangle, a third
person is somehow involved
position: stands for three. This rune points to emotional problems -
most probably love triangle, i.e. meddling of a third person into the
already existing emotional relationship. Think for three days before
making any decisions, do not make hasty decisions.
magic purposes: for success in everything
and deities: Ragnarok, Loki, Frost Dwarfs
predictions it announces: sudden loss, hard temptation,
destruction, misfortune, accident, a drastic change
upright or inverse positions:unexpected occurrences and changes of
plans, sometimes a death.
for magic purposes: for elimination of unwished influences and
and deities: Freyr and Gerda
predictions it announces: poverty, misery, responsibility,
separation, obstacles, frustration
position: troubles are coming up
position: a risky adventure that is possible to prevent.
for magic purposes: to represent and depict the needs that are
to be satisfied, met
and deities: Audhumla, Niflheim
predictions it announces: inactivity, blockage, stagnation,
potentials, patience, shades, revoke, rest.
separate upright or inverse positions: no action at
this moment, wait for the things to start changing by themselves
for magic purposes: to halt processes, for presentation of
and deities: Sif, Thor, Freyr, Granni
predictions it announces: change, cycle, motion, movement,
productivity, unavoidable development, just reward
specific upright and inverse positions: recognition's
and rewards after a long time waiting, receiving old debts,money,might
be connected with the legal system, the law.
for magic purposes: for bringing change about; for fertility
and deities: Hell, Yggdrasil
predictions it announces: change, initiation, confrontation to
fear, turning point, death
specific upright and inverse positions: change, a way out, and end
for magic purposes: for brining about a complete change, for
facilitation of going through life
and deities: Freya, Angrboda
predictions it announces: new birth, mystery, magic, divine
influence, fertility, sexuality, new beginning, prophecy
position: a hidden secret, you do not know
everything ,but you will soonl,
may receive information to help you or money to assist you.
position: prepare for a disappointment because information you have
received recently will prove wrong or untrue.
for magic purposes: for fertility, to facilitate giving birth,
for success in predicting and in practices of magic, reinforcement of
powers of psyche
and deities: Heimdall
predictions it announces: protection, help, support,
position: a positive rune. You will find the road you
took is the right one. There will
position: a warning,protect yourself, don`t let people
or situations take advantage of you
in magic purposes: for protection,success for hunting
and deities: Sunna
predictions it announces: success, positive energy, growth,
power, activity, fertility, health
upright nor inverse position: success, good times ahead, take care
of your health , energy(the sun)
for magic purposes: for achievement of energy, strength,
curing, fertility, success
and deities: Tyr and the wolf Fenrir, Odin's sacrificing
predictions it announces: duty, discipline, responsibility,
self-sacrificing, dispute, strength, physical injury, warrior's path
position: a love affair, full of energy and activity, you will give
your all to something and achieve positive results.
position: be wary of the opposite sex you are dealing with, they may
not be as passionate and reliable as you are or want them to be. It may
be a friend will interfere in the affair. Your business plans may fail
because you did not give your full attention or energy.
magic purposes: for protection, victory, strength,
reinforcement of will, wound healing
and deities: Frigg, Idun
predictions it announces:celebration, fertility, health, new
beginning, growth, removal of obstacles and barriers
position: wedding or engagement is at hand for you or someone you
know. Some type of family celebration is coming up, could also mean a
birth within in the family is coming up
position: problems in the family, maybe relating to children or
siblings, problems with pregnancy, problems between a couple.
for magic purposes: curing (especially of infections),
achievement of , enabling new starts( the birch broom is used for pagan
and deities: Sleipnir, Freya's feather cloak
predictions the rune announces: transport,
movement, assistance and help, energy, power, communication, willpower,
imprudence, a horse throughout history is a symbol of power,strength and
movement, travel and communication)
position: the direction or path you are on now is the
right one. Follow your heart and dreams to find happiness and the
results you want. Change of residence, changing job positions,
promotions, a change is coming up for the better.
position: be wary of deals not going through. Overseas trip in
for magic purposes: for realization of power, establishment of
communication, for casting spells
and deities: Ask and Embla
it announces: self in relation to others, family,
position: in relation to others cooperation and respect is at hand
in order for the good of all. If all business deals are agreed upon then
you can profit in the near future ( 30 days ?). The question has to be
interpreted in a way so that everyone involved can profit, succeed or
get the most results.
position: watch your back, others are in the background. Be wary of
signing any deals in which you will not get your rewards. Nobody will
profit if things go as they are going.
for magic purposes: represents an individual or it can stand
for a group of people or an establishment ( business, school, etc.)
and deities: Njord, Snake of the Midgard
predictions it announces: just as a body of water can be calm
and peaceful it can also mean danger and/or unpredictability, like
peoples emotions. Fear, irrational thinking, secrets, intuition , paths
of spiritual development,psychic, paranormal
position: pay attention to your feelings ,but do not allow yourself
to withdraw too deeply into yourself. Listen to what you are trying to
tell yourself. A chance to achieve and progress yourself due to your
intellect is at hand maybe( change of school?), a female may play an
upcoming role pertaining to the question at hand with insight into the
situation to put your fears at bay or fill you in where you don't have
the answer. A woman may be wondering if she is pregnant.
position: do not dwell inside, go outside and be with others. Do not
live in your unconscious mind and analyze everything ,enjoy what life
has for you now, be aware of what is not seen.
in purposes of magic: mental stability, to reveal hidden things
and deities: Freyr, Nerthus, Thor, Vanir
it announces: work, productivity, growth, earthy,fertility
upright and inverse positions: successes with fertility, new changes
,new plans, good business deals, profits, is a birth at hand?
for magic purposes: for fertility, agriculture, growth, overall
fulfillment, a new dawn
and deities: Sunna, Balder, Nerthus, Yggdrasil
it announces: happiness, success, satisfaction,
activity, realization of the wished way of life.
upright and inverse positions: you can see the light now!, you will
find a solution to your problem, significant change in life, the way you
have always done something , thought of something to be will suddenly
for magic purposes: for achievement of positive results
and deities: Nine worlds of Yggdrasil
predictions :home, inheritance,heritage,property, land
position: money, material gains ( donations, gifts,
inheritance ,etc. ). Also remember that to inherit something , something
else must be given up, perhaps you will inherit but also lose something
else in exchange.
position: material loss, misfortune, damage, accident, failure,
something is preventing you from receiving what is due you, or something
will happen so that you wont receive what is due you.
purposes: to complete business deals involving land and
property, to strengthen family ties, anything to do with family,
inheritance and property,home