What are runes and what are they used for?
Runes are an alphabetic script used by the people of Northern Europe from the first century until well into the Middle Ages.
They are intricately connected to the Norse pantheon of gods and goddesses.
The use of Runes is scattered through Viking history through different sagas.They were found all over items and possessions including on their boats and even on their amulets.
Runes were also widely used in spells to influence outcomes with things like the weather, the tides, love, prosperity, fertility and health. they symbols made very powerful amulets and totems.
Runes are a tool that can be used to help you work out problems and to gain some guidance and clarity in your life.
When using runes you should always ask the runes a question before you actually cast them in front of you.
Runes will hint towards an answer… leaving you to make up your own definition of the meaning or message… they will give you suggestion on what make changes need to be made in your life.
There are various types of different ways to read runes, the same way just like with tarot cards.
With plenty of books and guides to help you can learn runes easily although it does take time to master the craft.
The simple starter layouts are the three rune layout, the five rune layout, and the nine rune layout… they are all simple but depending on the experience of the reader will determine which rune layout you will use .
The three layout is generally for beginners.
The five rune layout is intermediate.
In Norse mythology, nine is a magical number, so it’s the most popular to have a nine rune cast.
This cast is best used if you’re trying to determine what the next stages or opportunities could be and it’s a cast where you can really put your intuition to good use.
Kepp in mind you can also use tarot card spreads for your rune readings and there is loads of them online.
Runes are really cool to make they can be made of different materials, including wood, stone, pebbles, crystals, bone or even metal.
Usually, a simple set using stones is great for a beginner.
However, as you start to read more over time you might find that a specific crystal or metal might work better for you.
Some people love crystal sets over metal and this can be specific to your divination powers or simply whatever your drawn to.
Here is a basic definition on the symbols
The study of runes, their mythology, and uses can be a lifetime of learning.
Runes are not well documented in history however, people still use them today as a way to guide themselves through life both spiritually and cognitively.
Learn the different layouts and study the rune symbols to get a start in learning.
Use them with a clear mind and you will find the guidance your looking for.
For more info, I found this article Runes
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