An Introduction to Runes

An Introduction to Runes

Runes are an ancient form of divination that has been used for centuries by people in different cultures. They are often associated with Norse mythology, but they have been used by many other cultures throughout history. If you're interested in learning how to use runes, here are some tips to get started.

Understand the Basics of Runes

Elder Futhark Runes Alphabet
Runes are a set of symbols, each representing a letter or a concept. The most common set of runes is the Elder Futhark, which consists of 24 symbols. Each symbol has a name, and each name represents a concept or a meaning. For example, the first rune in the Elder Futhark is Fehu, which represents wealth and abundance.

Select a Set of Runes

Select Your Runes
You can buy a set of runes online or at a metaphysical shop. The most common materials for runes are wood, stone, or bone. Choose a set that feels right and  resonates with you.

Cleanse Your Runes

Before using your runes for the first time, it's important to cleanse them of any negative energy. You can do this by placing them in a bowl of salt, smudging them with sage, or leaving them in the moonlight overnight.

Choose a Question or Focus

Focus on A Question
Before you begin your reading, it's important to have a question or focus in mind. This will help you to focus your energy and the energy of the runes.

Draw the Runes

Draw the RunesThere are different ways to draw the runes, but the most common method is to shuffle the runes while focusing on your question or focus. Then, draw one or more runes from the bag or spread them out in front of you.

Interpret the Runes

Interpret the RunesOnce you have drawn the runes, it's time to interpret their meanings. There are many helpful books or online resources to help you interpret the symbols, but ultimately it's up to you to determine the meaning based on your intuition and the context of your question or focus.


Practice RunesLike any skill, using runes takes practice. The more you use them, the more comfortable you will become with their meanings and how they work.

Remember that runes are a tool for guidance and insight, and don't rely solely on the runes to make decisions for you. Instead, use them as a tool to help you gain clarity and insight into your situation.

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