Runes are what you call the ancient alphabet used by the Germanic countries that are used by Pagans in magick and divination. The best way to work with them is to ask a specific question, whatever it may be and however it may apply to your current situation.
How to use the Runes ?
Find a quiet place to do your reading and start by having a period of quiet, where you clear your mind and focus on the reading you’re about to do. Think about the issue or question you have in mind and, if you so desire, you can say a prayer or call upon higher spirits to guide you with your reading.
Your rune cloth should be spread on the table in front of you, ready for the runes to lay upon it.
There are various different types of rune castings you can do – which are similar in idea to tarot layouts – but on your very first attempt, you might just like to start by picking out between one rune and analysing its significance.
This is also quite a useful method to use if you’re feeling unsure or uncertain – picking out one single rune can give you something to focus on.
Once you feel happy to progress, then have a go at some of the rune layouts and casts.