Concentrate on your situation (or question) and draw three runes. Place them on your rune cloth (or table or whatever). Like the one rune method, this can be used to answer a “yes or no” question. Place all the runes face up. If the runes are predominantly upright, the answer is yes. If the runes are mostly reversed, the answer is no.

Another way to use the three rune method is to turn over one rune at a time and:

< Read the first rune as the PROBLEM OR ISSUE.

< Read the second rune as the COURSE OF ACTION you should take.

< Read the third rune as the OUTCOME (if you follow the advice of the second rune).





Simply clear your mind, concentrate on a question and pull one rune. Consult the meaning of this rune and see how it applies to you. This technique can be used as a daily pick in the morning to see what type of day you can expect, or to answer a specific question. You can also use the one rune method to answer a “yes or no” question. Upright, the answer is yes; reversed the answer is no. Runes that have no reverse should be considered upright.



Layouts Used for divinations

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.


Runic Cross
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

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

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

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



The Germanic runic alphabet , the 24- rune Elder Futhark, was the common ancestor of all runes which followed.During the 300 years the Elder Futhark was in use, several of its runes changed in appearance. For example, the s-rune, the e-rune, the j-rune and the ing-rune changed during this period.



f u0 th0 a0 r0 k0 g0 w0


h0 n0 i j p ë R s


t b e m l ng d o

Creating a rune amulet

Making a Bind-Rune Properly

Making a Bind-Rune Properly

Combine as few runes as you can to get the runes that include all of the above. Instead of risting 6 superimposed runes, you could rist as few as two or three that would include all of the above because as you place one rune over another even more runes show up! The additional runes you may not want in your bind-rune. So be careful.

You must choose your runes for yourself as that is part of your transformation while questing on your spiritual journey especially in this case because it is a tattoo to be permanent. Only you can pick them and should do so very carefully.



Blessings, spell work, prayers and meditations using Runes.

Please take the runes seriously as they are not a parlor game like Monopoly or Checkers. Whether you believe in Wyrd, Karma or the Three Fold Law, use common sense always in anything you do and especially when using the runes. If you believe it, then it is so. If you say it, you cannot take it back.

Bind-runes are very powerful because when you draw them they come from deep from within your subconscious becoming conscious. If you take the different runes you need to bring about change, placing one rune on top of another the end result is that you get many more runes than you bargained for. You have to take these extra runes into account for the bind-rune.

What is a Bind-rune?

They are two or more rune staves superimposed one over the other and sometimes used to make galdor-staves. Draw them on paper before making them permanent any where!

What is galdor? (Old Norse, Galdr/pl. galdrar)

It’s a magical incantation very much like a mantra. Some call it singing the runes. It is quite beautiful and powerful in use. You can learn to pronounce the runes correctly by getting a copy of Rune Song by Edred Thorsson or Northern Mysteries by Freya Aswynn (both include CDs with the pronunciations). Rune singing used with intent to bring about change by using the correct rune chant is very empowering.

What is a galdor-stave?

It’s a magical sign which may or may not actually be a bind-rune. It is used for focus of magical intent.

What is a stave?

Used sometimes as meaning the same thing as a rune or as in rune stave. It is the physical shape of the rune.

What is risting?

Risting is the equivalent of carving a rune.

Example of a request made for tattooing a specific bind-rune:

“…On my chest, over my heart, I would like a bind-rune that represents, again, in essence: Love, Truth, Awareness, Understanding, Honour and Well-Being…”