Tiwaz on Tuesday…

As part of my start-the-morning rituals every day, I pull a single Rune. Some people look at their Sun Sign horoscope over breakfast or coffee. More metaphysically-inclined types will even pull a single Tarot card or consult the I Ching. I pull a Rune. They differ in a lot of ways, but the intent behind each … More Tiwaz on Tuesday…

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 … More How to do a Rune Reading — Part 10

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 … More How to do a Rune Reading — Part 9

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 … More How to do a Rune Reading — Part 8

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 … More How to do a Rune Reading — Part 7

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 … More How to do a Rune Reading — Part 5

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 … More How to do a Rune Reading — Part 4