How to do a Rune Reading — Conclusion

We’ve now covered all of the steps that I run through when performing a Rune reading.  I figured I’d wrap up the series with a summary for use as a handy reference resource for anyone interested in traveling deeper into explorations with the Runes… I should stress again that this is my own personal process, […]

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How to do a Rune Reading — Part 10

We’re definitely in the homestretch-phase of the Rune reading process.  We’ve looked at the size and shape of the Rune-cast, examined all of the Runes individually (both the ones that landed face-up and the ones that ended up face-down), analyzed the ways in which their meanings joined up to form a whole, studied the orientations […]

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How to do a Rune Reading — Part 9

So the topic for this post is the Aettir. What, you may be asking, is an Aettir??  And that would be a perfectly legitimate question.  The first part of the answer is that Aettir is actually a plural word…so the question would more accurately be “What are Aettir?”  The singular is “Aett,” by the way, for future […]

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How to do a Rune Reading — Part 8

So we’ve reached a new plateau of sorts in our ongoing example Rune reading: we evaluated the size and shape of the scatter of Runes that I cast, and we’ve tackled the heart of the reading, which would be the assessment of the individual Runes themselves.  I find it’s most natural to first analyze the […]

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How to do a Rune Reading — Part 7

In a most exciting development, today’s post sees us turning over the last of the subtle Runes in our ongoing Rune reading example!  Let’s clear up that last bit of mystery: The final piece of our Runic puzzle this time around turns out to be the Rune called Ansuz.  While Ansuz doesn’t come first in […]

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How to do a Rune Reading — Part 6

Let’s keep right on with the process of turning over the Runes that had landed face-down…  For today’s post, we’ll be dealing with our second-to-last such Rune… Readers, meet Gebo, the Elder Futhark’s “G”-Rune…  Like Ehwaz, which we examined a bit last time around, Gebo is one of the Runes that mimics the shape of […]

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How to do a Rune Reading — Part 5

We’ll continue on over the course of the next few posts with the process of turning over the “subtle Runes” in this Rune-cast.  You’ll hopefully recall from earlier in the series that this is the term I’ve given to those Runes that land face-down in a scatter, as I believe they signify forces whose effects will […]

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How to do a Rune Reading — Part 4

To briefly summarize where we stand, as we enter this fourth post on how to conduct Rune readings: in analyzing this example scatter of Runes, I talked about how I like to take in the number of Runes that I end up using, how they might have distributed themselves after I tossed them onto the landing […]

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How to do a Rune Reading — Part 3

Okay.  When we last parted, I left you with this photo of the Rune-cast that I did here so I could walk you through my reading process: I wasn’t delving into any specific question for my own personal illumination when I drew and cast the Runes this time around, by the way, although that’s often the […]

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How to do a Rune Reading — Part 2

Welcome back, Rune-fans and Rune-curious! (Sidenote: for the detail-oriented, some resources will refer to a user of Runes as a vitki — this is an Old Norse word for a “Wise One,” a sorcerer and shamanic figure who was conversant with the Runes [plural = vitkar]) So the last post left us at the point […]

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