Rune Casting  

There are so many magical and mystical divination tools out there that it’s easy to assume that they all do the same thing – to pass messages on and guide others.  Which is indeed what they all do, but did you know that each type of divination tool brings about different energy or insight? They are not all the same.

A Crystal ball, for example, brings about vivid imagery that can enhance the understanding of something, tarot cards are the ultimate storytellers, and rune casting also tells a story, but often, this is the story of the dead, or of the unseen and unknown.

If you are interested in learning more about runes you’ll enjoy this article , and you never know, they might just be the divination tool that inspires you the most.


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What Are Runes?

Derived from ancient alphabets runes are a divination tool, which we can use to help us find answers about our life, experiences, questions and problems.  The runes look like a little bag of stones which is indeed what they usually are, but these stones have specific shapes and have symbols carved into them. Any solid material can be used to make runes, but they are commonly made out of stone.

The Runic Alphabet

The symbols on the runes relate to a runic alphabet which is how they are deciphered and translated into something meaningful.

While there are a variety of different types of runic alphabets, the most common and most ancient is the Elder Futhark which is a Germanic runic alphabet.  There are twenty-four runes in the Elder Futhark and to make it easier to learn the first six runes in the alphabet spell the word ‘futhark’ which is likely to be how they got their name!  

There is another famous set of runes available now which has been adapted to relate to the Old English this required additional runes and is called the Anglo Saxon Futhorc you can expect to find 33 runes in the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc.  

Each rune not only symbolises a letter of the associated alphabet but they also hold symbolic meaning too, these meanings still hold relevance today (although some might need to be adapted to modern times) which is why they are so popular.  

What Are Runes Used For?

The meanings of each rune will hold answers to your questions, which some say are messages from the spirits of those who have died, and other guides who are there to help you.  

Because of the nature of rune, that they are a medium for speaking to the spirit world it’s essential that they are treated with respect and due diligence is applied when using them so that you don’t allow any negative energy to find a way into your existence.  

The symbolic meanings of the runes can bring you messages of support and guidance, and they can also ‘whisper secrets’ if you are alert enough to hear them!

How Do Runes Work?

Rune casting is the primary way that runes are used, which is where a question is asked, and then a number of rune stones are picked out and placed into a position on a grid (which can be hand drawn).  

An example of such a grid could be as simple as a past, present and future grid. Where you mark out the positions of past, present and future on the grid, and when you are picking the runes from the bag you select one for each position (make sure you decide on what position they are going to be placed in before you pick out a rune).  

The meaning of each rune in relation to its position can start to reveal information to you.  

So while they don’t offer precise answers, and don’t predict your future they do suggest what you might need to do practically, emotionally, spiritually or in your mindset and behaviour to help you either bring around the energy of that rune or avoid it by changing the direction of the energy through your decisions and actions.  

What Types of Questions Can I Ask The Runes?

There is some conflict in how you ask the runes for advice; some rune casters believe that you can ask questions, others think that they should only be used to ask about situations or problems in life.  But if my experience in reading tarot is anything to go by, you should use them however you feel most comfortable. With frequent use and mild adjustments, you’ll soon discover your style and preference when it comes to rune casting and the questions you can ask.  

If you have something you are unsure about or need to know some answers to, then the runes can help you.  Just remember that they won’t give you a definitive ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer unless you programme them that way (which you can do with all forms of divination and even two random stones if you desire).

How Easy Is It To Interpret Runes?

Interpreting the runes can take time to master, just like anything else that requires skill you need time and practice to develop it.  The rune set you purchase will come with its own guide which is useful to get you started, and there are usually plenty of books available on the topic to enhance your knowledge.  But the best way is to develop your intuition and relationship with the runes that’s when the magic starts to happen.

If you are not inspired by learning to read the runes though, you can always enjoy a professional rune reading which is a fun type of psychic reading to have – there’s more details about this below.  

How Do Your Own Rune Casting

To get started with doing your own rune casting you’ll need your runes and a quiet space.  Take some time out to calm your mind and get into the right frame of mind and to relax. Then you need to focus on your reading and think about what it is that you’d like the runes to help or guide you with and decide on the type of rune casting that you’d want to do (we’ve included some ideas below).  When you’ve chosen, all that’s left to do is to focus on your issue and cast your runes.

Rune Casting Layouts To Try

Similar to tarot, you can layout your runes in a specific order, or place them in positions that hold meaning for example; you could draw out three runes and put one in the past position, one in the present and one in the future.  The positions we refer to could be just a line with the past on the left, the present in the middle and the future to the right.

Here are some easy rune casting layouts to try:

Simple Three Rune Casting

Select three runes from your rune bag and place them in the positions described below.  

Note: Make sure that you can remember where you have placed each rune, it’s useful to write the position down on a piece of paper to mark the position and then place your runes on the associated mark as you draw them.

Here are what the positions mean.  

  • Rune 1:  The Overview of your situation.
  • Rune 2: The challenge you face
  • Rune 3: Action that you can take to achieve a sound resolution.  

Use the rune guidebook in your set to help you decode the message.  

Five Rune Casting

Repeat the process of marking the positions as described above using the following positions.

This layout should form a cross shape with the first rune in the centre here are the positions you should place your runes followed by the meaning:

The Positions

  • Rune 1: Centre
  • Rune 2: To your left of the first rune (West)
  • Rune 3: Above the first rune (North).
  • Rune 4: Below the first rune (South)
  • Rune 5: To your right of the first rune (East)
  • Position 1 = Your Present
  • Position 2 = Your Past
  • Position 3 = What needs to be accepted
  • Position 4 = Assistance and advantages available to you.
  • Position 5 = Your Future

What Are The Benefits Of Having A Professional Rune Casting Reading?

If you don’t fancy trying to figure out the runes for yourself, you can always enjoy a professional rune reading.  There are plenty of fantastic and highly experienced rune readers available online, and we’ve included below some of the best sites to use (with the best deals).  

If you enjoy a professional rune reading, you’ll enjoy the benefits of the psychic ability, intuition and years of experience in building their relationship with the runes that each psychic reader will demonstrate. Which means you get an accurate reading without all the hassle, and if you connect to some sites you can enjoy ten minutes for $1.99 or readings for as low as $1 per minute.  

Here are some of the features you could enjoy:

  • Get guidance from otherworldly spirits.
  • Find out the best way to handle a situation for your highest good,
  • Learn what help is available to you that you might be overlooking
  • Find inspiration and support in helping you with your problems in life.
  • Enjoy the additional psychic abilities that your rune caster is likely to have. 

Who Is A Rune Casting Reading For?

If you are faced with a problem, challenge or predicament that you don’t know how to handle or what to do for the best then a rune casting will be perfect for you, especially if you want to learn how you can tap into your own resources and solve the problems yourself which is very empowering.  

Rune casting readings are also beneficial if you are learning the runes yourself and you want to speak to a professional rune caster to learn more about this discipline.

What You Can Expect From Your Rune Casting Reading?

At the end of your rune casting, you’ll be less mystified about your situation and aware of what things you need to acknowledge versus what resources and assistance you have available to you which will ensure that you feel uplifted and clearer about your situation and hopefully primed to move forward.  

If you combine your rune casting reading with a psychic reading which is entirely possible during a professional rune casting, then you will receive all of the bonuses of enjoying a psychic reading too.

Where To Find the Best Rune Casters Online

There are plenty of highly skilled rune casters available online, we’ve listed below some of the best places that you can find them (they also have the best deals too!)

Here are our picks:

Click the links and follow the instructions to book your reading now.

Kasamba– Get three minutes free!  

Oranum – No offers but a wide variety of different types of spiritual readings.

Psychic Source– Low priced readings right now!

Keen– 10 minutes for $1.99

Life Reader – 4 minutes free plus 50% off your first reading 


Here are the Pros and Cons Of Getting A Rune Casting Reading Today


  • Get clarity on any situation right now.
  • Better than therapy!
  • Gives you control over your life
  • Plenty of choice of readers and reading styles to suit your tastes
  • Professional readers provide high quality responsible readings
  • A reading will never be intimidating 


  • You won’t always hear what you want to hear
  • You cannot control the message.  If you are not meant to hear something you won’t and vice versa
  • You do need to discern and seek out reputable readers to avoid impersonation and con artists
  • Your spiritual readers are human, and they rely on the messages, they cannot control anything either.
  • You’ll always be given what you can handle but you might not feel as though you are ready to hear it (even though if it’s given to you – you will be ready). 

Are you ready to take the plunge and try out your first reading?  

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