Rune Reading and Layouts

What is the best way to use your runes? That is up to you. Here are some common methods of using runes:

Method #1: With your runes in their pouch close your eyes, concentrate on what you want an answer for (past situation, present situation or future situation) and chose a rune from the bag as your answer.

Method #2: Gently toss the runes from the bag onto a soft surface and the runes while thinking of what you want an answer for (past situation, present situation or future situation) and the rune(s) that stand out the most to you is your answer.

Method #3: Lay the runes out in grid and let your hand pass over the runes slowly while concentrating on what you want an answer for (past situation, present situation or future situation). Use your left hand if you are right-handed and your right hand if you are left-handed. You will sense the rune that holds the answer to your question.

Method #4: With your eyes closed and while in a neutral state of mind draw three runes from the bag and line them up. The first rune is an answer to a past situation, the second one is an answer to a present situation and the last is an answer to a future situation.

Layouts in Readings

1. Two-Rune Draw

Using a method of your choice specified on the intro choose two runes and place them side-by-side. The two runes will either strengthen one another or oppose one another. If they are like-meaning they will assist each other in a supportive way for you. If they oppose one another it is considered a draw in most situations. In some situations is can represent what is wrong and what needs to happen for it to be fixed.

2. Three Norns

Rune far left: Norn Urd; the past- past actions & situations that relate to the question you asked
Rune middle: Norn Skuld; the future- what will likely happen to answer your question
Rune far right: Norn Verdandi; the present- what is influencing you right now

3. Triple-Rune Challenge

Rune bottom: the present- what influences you right now
Rune middle: upcoming challenges & what you must do
Rune top: what is likely to happen as a result of the challenge.
4. Four Dwarves

Rune top: Past desires related to the question (can also indicate ancestors past desires)
Rune right: Present desires & feelings related to the question
Rune left: Desires & feelings of others related to the question
Run bottom: Represents your heart’s inner most, secret desires; if rune is positive this desire will manifest within 4 months

5. Five-Rune Layout

Rune bottom: Basic influences that impact the question
Rune far left: Problems that may influence the question
Rune top: Positives that may influence the question
Rune far right: Immediate answer to the question
Rune middle: Future influences to the question.
6. Runic Cross

Rune far left: Past situations
Rune beneath center: Present situations
Rune far right: Future situations
Rune bottom: Influences on the question
Rune center: Shows what influences having a positive outcome
Rune top: Most likely outcome for the question
7. Seven-Rune Layout

Runes first & second: Shows the problem
Runes third & fourth: Past influences that contribute to the present situation
Runes fifth & sixth: Shows you the guidance the runes are giving you
Runes seventh: Possible outcome; if this rune is positive & all the previous runes are positive this will be a positive result, if the rune is negative & all the previous runes are negative this will be a negative result.

8. Ve Layout

Rune top left: Past influences related to the question
Rune second from top left: Present influences related to the question
Rune third from the top left: Future actions related to the question
Rune center bottom: Action to be taken for best outcome
Rune right of center at bottom: Your feelings & emotions related to the question
Rune second from top right: Any possible problems related to the question
Rune top right: Future outcome related to the question

(extracted from How-To Read Runes, Encyclopedia,www.creepyhollows.com)