The Runic or Celtic Cross Reading
This spread is a very common general life reading that calls for selecting six runes arranged in the form of a runic cross illustrated in the center of your bag.
Rune 1. PAST. This represents a situation from your recent past that explains why the situation is currently like it is. This rune sheds light into your character in terms of how you’ve handled situations in the past.
Rune 2. YOU NOW. This rune refers to your current situation. The basic energies and happenings you are currently dealing with.
Rune 3. FUTURE. This rune indicates where the situation is taking you. What is likely to occur. It represents the best possible outcome for the situation based on how you’ve dealt with problems in the past.
Rune 4. FOUNDATION. This rune provides a look into the heart of the matter under consideration. The unconscious elements involved.
Rune 5. CHALLENGE. This rune represents the things you should concentrate on in order to affect positive changes. This rune can be very important in helping realign your priorities.
Rune 6. NEW SITUATION. The final rune indicates what you can finally expect from your question when you successfully meet your challenges.
Layouts Used for divinations
A. Odins Rune.
Place the Runes into a cloth pouch, and shake them up. Reach into the pouch and draw out a single Rune. Make sure when the Rune is pulled out, and you turn it over that you do not accidentally do not invert the Rune. This Rune will reveal the crux of your present situation, or the basic answer to your question.
Three Rune Spread.
Place the Runes into a cloth pouch. Draw out three Runes and place them in a horizontal line in front of
you. Reading from the left to the right, the positions represent; 1) You now, 2) the Challenge ahead of you,
and 3) the Best Outcome. Read the Runes and interpret them relative to their position.
Place the Runes into a cloth pouch. Now draw out 6 Runes and place them in the following order. Place the
first Rune in the center of your work area. This represents you now. The second Rune goes to the right of the first Rune. This represents your past. The third Rune goes to the right of the first Rune. This Rune represents the future. The forth Rune goes below the first Rune. This Rune reveals the foundation of the situation. The fifth Rune is placed above the first Rune. This Rune is the challenge ahead of you. The sixth Rune goes above the fifth Rune. This rune represents the best outcome.
Three Life Spread
This spread is useful for exploring past incarnations. There are five runes involved in this spread. Place the Runes into a cloth pouch, and remove five of them, placing them in the following order. The first Rune goes on the right side of you work area. This Rune is your birth and childhood of this life. The second Rune goes to the left of the first. This Rune represents your present. The third Rune goes to the left of the second. This Rune is your future in this life. The forth Rune goes below the second Rune. This Rune reveals your past incarnation. The fifth Rune goes above the second Rune. This Rune is your future incarnation. Interpret the Runes relative to their position and also relate them to what must be gained in each incarnation.
Third Aett, Tiw’s Aett
Tiw, Tyr, Tiwaz is a member of Aesir and known as Skyfahter. He sacrificed one of his arms to bind Fenrir the giant wolf. He is God of Justice, Council, Loyalty, Sky and War. To have him on your side in battle meant victory!
The Runes in the Third Aett include:
Tiw: victory, success, positive, high energy, a quest
Beorc: fertility, growth, rebirth, birch tree
Eh: movement, gradual growth, change, conveyance
Man: mankind, the self, self awareness
Lagu: flow, women’s cycles, water, moon, psychic
Ing: fertility, family ties, new beginnings
Daeg: light, 24 hour period, 180 degree change
Odal: separation, inheritance, ancestral home
Second Aett HeimdalR’s Aett
HeimdalR, one of Aesir, is considered to be the guardian of the Gods/Goddesses. He is Father of Humankind, watches over the Biofrost Bridge for enemies, and is the God of Security. He is Loki’s deadly enemy, was born of nine sisters, his teeth are of gold, he needs little sleep, can see at a distance of 100 miles away in day or night, can hear grass growing, owns a horn called “Gjallarhorn” which can be heard around the world and his sword is called “Man-head.”
The Runes in the Second Aett include:
Hagal: fire and ice polarity, ail, destruction, balance
Nyd: need to experience, patience
Is: ice, frozen over, standstill
Ger: one year cycle, completion
Yr: defense, flexibility, Yew tree (Yggdrasil)
Peorth: chance, unknown, finding something lost
Eolh: protection, elk, peace, banish negativity
Sigil: wholeness, life’s energy, sun’s energy, health
First Aett, Freya’s Aett
Freya is known as the Lady of the Vanir. The Vanir consisted of the second Germanic family of Gods/Goddesses with the Aesir being the most important. The Vanir God/Goddesses were called upon for rain, fertility, sun, good harvest, and good winds. Fair Freya is Goddess of Love, Lust, War, Seidth, and Death. Her brother Frey is God of Spring, Harvest, Fertility, and the Farmer. He sacrificed his sword for love. He is also the husband of Gerd, Goddess of Frost.
Runes in the First Aett include:
Feoh: domesticated cattle, acquired wealth, possessions
Ur: Auroch, an extinct wild oxen, forerunner of today’s European cattle, wild energy
Thorn: Thor’s Hammer, gateway, decision, thorn.
Os: messenger, trickster, spoken word, tests
Rad: wheels, a journey, spiritual reunion
Ken: opening, light, torch, fire, to know, creative
Gyfu: partnerships, gifts
Wynn: joy, happiness, light, laughter