How to use your runes?

Written by Dragana Ivanovska


Posted on April 19 2019

Have you ever made a choice in your life, that you just felt was right for you, even though logic told you otherwise? You had no way of knowing whether it was right or wrong, but your gut told you and turns out it was the right choice. Well, that gut feeling is actually your intuition, the connection with your higher self that leads you towards the best possible outcome. However, it only happens sometimes, because we are so disconnected from ourselves and our intuition. One of the easiest ways to strengthen your intuition is through rune divination.

What are runes?

Wait, what are runes exactly? Well, runes are actually an ancient Germanic alphabet. Like any alphabet, they were used for writing, but it was also believed that the runes have magical powers and were often used in magical rituals as well as for divination. There are 25 runes, and each rune in the alphabet has its own specific meaning. Although they have their own meaning, using rune divination can be tricky, because you always have to be specific with your questions and ponder on the answers. The word rune itself can be translated like “mystery, secret, whisper”. And it’s only appropriate because when doing rune divination, your intuition “whispers” to you and unveils the mysteries and secrets in your life.

How to use your runes for divination?

Although runes can be used for checking what your close future may hold for you, the readings are not set in stone. That means that you can change your future, which is why runes are mostly used for solving current issues and gaining further insight into your current situation and situations of the past. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t use them for checking up on your future as well, you just have to know the way. Today we are sharing a couple of beginner runic divination techniques to get you started! Here is how to use your runes for divination:

- Daily Rune

When starting off with runic divination, the trickiest part is to learn all the runes, their meanings, and what they mean for you, in that specific situation. The easiest way to understand your runes better is to start with daily rune readings. Every morning when you wake up, focus on the question – “What does today hold for me?” – and pick a random rune. Then study what the rune means from the chart in the rune set. But, don’t stop there. Reflect on the current occurrences and try to think of what it could mean for you, in your specific situation. It would be best to take some notes. Then, after the day passes, reflect on what happened, and how you can relate those situations to your rune reading. Take some notes and compare them daily to get a better insight into rune divination, your life, and your closest future.

- The cast of three V1

Place the wood runes in front of you in random order. Close your eyes, and take a few more deep breaths. Then, place your hand in front of you, and feel the energy flowing around you. Choose a rune that you are most drawn to. Then open our eyes to see the rune. Place the rune in front of you, on your left side. Close your eyes again. Take a few more deep breaths and repeat the same process until you choose three runes. Set the second next to the first rune, from the right, and the third rune next to the second rune, on its right. Now open your eyes. The runes in front of you represent answers to three major problems, issues, or situations in general in your life:

  • The first rune - Is an answer to your past.

  • The second rune - Is an answer to your present.

  • The third rune - Represents an answer to what there is yet to come.

- Ask A Question

Another great way to all you newbies in runic divination is to think of questions before you do the reading. Start off by writing down a few questions that you have. Then take a look at the questions. If they are too generic, you have to start to formulate them to be more specific. The more details, the more specific the questions – the better your reading will go. Then, start by focusing on the first question. Close your eyes and choose a rune that you feel like you are drawn to the most. Then open your eyes and check the chart for its meaning. Repeat until you are done with all your questions.

We are hoping that you found our runic divination guide helpful!

Tune in to our blog to learn more about Runes and Divination!



  • Comment author

    I got a set for my daughter and myself ,but never got around to learn the meaning s. Very helpful. Be where might I find an amazing chart like pictured.

    Posted by KATHY FRASIER | March 30, 2022
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