Can rune stones really deliver messages that are more profound than tarot? This is the question that we are asking right here in this article as we discover more about what rune stones are, how to work with them and how to use rune stones to develop our intuition.
Plus we’ve also found out how to make rune stones, along with ways to get rune stone readings for free, and from a pro! We are giving you the essential guide to rune stones right here!
What Are Rune Stones?
Rune stones are a popular form of divination that can provide wisdom and insight into our life in general or any situation. They are a set of 22 stones which all contain a symbol (that holds meaning) and work in a similar way to the tarot in that they rely on synchronicity to work, however the insight that the rune stones provide is not as detailed or versatile as the tarot although it is arguably are more profound at first look.
The symbols on the rune stones were initially derived from ancient alphabets and then applied as a divination tool due to their symbolic nature.
The runes look like a little bag of stones which is indeed what they usually are, but these stones have symbols carved into them. Any solid material can be used to make runes, but they are commonly made out of stone, and it’s straightforward to make your own too.
How Are Rune Stones Used
Rune stones are used to give us messages of wisdom and guidance on any situation we have going on in our lives or on our life in general. They are laid out in a pre-chosen spread such as the simple past, present, future spread mentioned earlier in this article and then the meaning of each symbol gives you a message to apply to your situation, this is called rune casting and there are a variety of spreads that you can use – or you could make up your own.
To find out more about rune casting and also find a few spreads to get you started check out this article: Rune Casting
The reason why rune stones can appear more profound than tarot, at first sight, is that the tarot holds so many different symbols and meanings for each card and there are an unlimited amount of layouts and card combinations that you can use to read a story in relation to any question or situation.
For example, when I used to read tarot professionally, I would use the same spread and cards for every reading, but each reading was entirely different because the tarot cards are so intricate.
Rune stones on the other hand only have one symbolic meaning per stone (and depending on the type of rune stones you use there are only 22 in a set). You can place rune stones in a specific layout such as a simple past, present, future layout – or something more complex but the answers from each rune stone will not change according to their position.
For example, you might receive a message that looks like this.
- Past: Movement/Travel
- Present: Day (breakthrough, clarity, hope)
- Future: Mankind (humanity, self, friends, giving, support)
And all of the runes will mean the same thing, so in this story, there will have been changes and movement, even possible growth in the past that has now lead to the present where you now have achieved clarity. In the future, you might use this clarity or breakthrough to help yourself and others.
If this layout and these exact rune stones were used for multiple people, the story would remain the same (it would just be applicable in each person’s different problem, or life situation). Which means that if you were reading them, you’d just be repeating yourself over and over again to each new person, an entirely different experience to that of the tarot.
If the stones were in different positions they’d still mean the same thing too, and the story would be similar – just switched around.
- Past: Mankind
- Present: Movement/Travel
- Future: Day
In this situation, there has been a focus on humankind, humanity, and the giving and receiving of help for yourself or others. But now things are changing, and there is either real travel on the horizon or things are just going to change regarding this situation, and this change will bring you to a breakthrough and a moment of clarity.
So you see, the messages that come from the runes are very clear which is why I say they are profound, but they don’t cover the intricate details that the tarot does but they are very easy to use, and an excellent tool for developing intuition and learning not to take everything literally.
How To Learn To Read The Rune Stones
To read the rune stones, you first need to learn the primary meaning of each symbol on the stones and then as time goes on you will start to develop your relationship with the stones.
You might like to read this article to learn more about the meaning of each rune stone: Rune Meanings
As demonstrated in the example of a rune reading above, you can take the meaning of the symbol for ‘travel’ (or any other symbol) and use it literally, but that symbol can also represent change, movement and growth in your life or the situation at hand.
You’ll know how to apply the correct meaning as you develop your relationship with the runes and follow your intuition.
Developing Your Relationship With Rune Stones
The best way to develop your relationship with rune stones is to ask the rune a question, write down the answers received and your ideas for how this might play out in real life (or how some of the runes have already played out which you can determine from past and present positions).
Don’t ask that specific question again (although it won’t confuse matters if you asked questions such as what will occur after I’ve moved into the ‘mankind’ phase (using the examples above). Then look back and reflect on how the runes stones have played out. This will help you to see what you overlooked, what you got right and give you any alternative perspectives on the rune stones which is how you build a relationship. You learn the meanings of the stones, but you also programme them with your adaptation of the meanings too.
Rune stones will be easier to learn than tarot for example because there is far less information to digest in one stone because it only contains one symbol. One tarot card alone carries many symbols which can be complicated to learn.
Different Types Of Rune Stones
The most common type of rune stones is the Elder Futhark Runes or the Anglo-Saxon and Frisian Runes. Although it’s worth noting here that each set of runes can have a variety of different names.
Here are some of the different types of runes that you might find:
- Elder Futhark Runes (other common names are the Viking or German Futhark).
- Anglo Saxon Runes (also known as Frisian runes and is the same as the Elder Futhark but has five extra runes included).
- Northumbrian Runes (the same as the Anglo Saxon Runes but with four extra runes).
- Younger Futhork Runes
- Armanen Runes
- Gothic Runes
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.
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:
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?