What Are Runes?


Runes have been around since ancient times, and they are a type of divination that became popular during Germanic and Anglo-Saxon times. It was an alphabet that was written down on small stones or tokens and would be used to help read into the future or to help with problems. The runes can be made out of crystals, glass, wood, stones and almost anything that you choose. They use the Elder Futhark alphabet that has 24 different characters which all symbolize something. The runes can be cast and can give guidance.

Using Runes

Runes can be used to look into your future, and they can give you an answer that you need. The power comes from the questions that you ask, and the runes can help you make a true decision. If you are a psychic, this can help you to be able to use your abilities to do a reading for yourself or for others. You can get deeper instructions to find clarity to the answers that the runes give you. Some psychics will use runes when they do a reading, and they will use the runes to connect with the spiritual world and to answer questions.

Creating Runes

You can find runes to purchase online, or you can learn to make your own. You can use clay, stones, wood, or other things. Find materials that are easy to use and then carve them out and add your letters. There are 24 runes that have a symbol or an alphabet on them but there are some that use a 25th rune that is intentionally left blank. It is important that the runes fit into your hand when you are making them. Here is how to make your own runes:

  • Cleanse the object that you choose to make the runes with. You can do this by smudging with different things like sage or palo santo. This can get rid of any negative energy.
  • Make the runes and make sure you have 24 or 25, whichever you choose.
  • After you make the runes, put them in a bag.
  • Focus on the question that you want to ask and make sure you have a clear mind.
  • Cast the runes with your non-dominate hand. Do this by pulling a rune out of the bag one at a time and lay it on a cloth. Meditate on the question you need answers to and then the rune can give you answers.

What Do the Runes Mean?

Here is what the runes mean:

  • FEHU: This means success or good things are happening in your life.
  • URUS: Wisdom, courage and having strength or energies.
  • THURISAZ: When you need to have change.
  • ANSUZ: Communicating to make yourself better.
  • RAIDHO: Changing your journey or evolving.
  • KENAZ: Having knowledge and vision.
  • GEBO: A gift that is given or a sacrifice that you will eventually see.
  • WUNJU: Joy, peace, comfort, and happiness.
  • HAGALAZ: Taking action, finish the battle if you have to fight it.
  • NAUDIZ: Being determined to finish whatever you have started.
  • ISA: Finding calmness and making sure you are grounded.
  • JARA: You have been working hard and you will see results.
  • EIHWAZ: Being reliable and trustworthy.
  • PERTHU: You can’t control all things, but you can learn how to react.
  • ALGIZ: Being protected from negative energy or danger.
  • SOWULO: Having power to be positive.
  • TEIWAZ: Courage and justice.
  • BERKANA: Starting new.
  • EHWAZ: Trusting and being loyal.
  • MANNAZ: Creativity and having skill.
  • LAGUZ: Using your psychic gifts and your visions.
  • INGWAZ: Love, relationships, and family.
  • DAGAZ: Enlightenment.
  • OTHALA: Abundance and security.

Using a Blank Rune

The 25th rune will be a blank rune, and this is left blank because it is called Odin’s rune. This means that there is fate and Odin is the Norse God who found the runes and gave them the meaning. The bank rune was first mentioned in a book in 1983 called “Book of Runes” and some believe that the rune shouldn’t be used when casting them, but others disagree with this.

Those that use the blank runes often have different meanings. Some think it means something good and others believe it means something bad. It also is often seen as a maybe answer or an unknown. The blank rune sometimes represents changes coming. You can choose to put the blank rune in, or you don’t have to, it is totally up to the reader.