A runestone is typically a raised stone with a runic inscription, but the term can also be applied to inscriptions on boulders and on bedrock. The tradition began in the 4th century and lasted into the 12th century, but most of the runestones date from the late Viking Age.
Rune stones have been used for centuries as a tool for divination. Today, they are still used in magic and divination by many Pagans. They fall into the same category such as the tarot. Each rune stone is inscribed with a symbol, and each symbol holds a special meaning.
Runes are what you call the ancient alphabet and are used by by Wiccans/Pagans in magick and divination.
Magick Rune Stones have been used for centuries in divination and charms and are still used today in magick. They fall under the same category as the tarot (you can also obtain rune cards)
Each rune stone is inscribed with an ancient symbol and each symbol holds a specific meaning.
Each of the runic alphabet possesses a special power and can be used to invoke deities who can help you in dealing with your problems.
If you are experienced in reading then you may want to use your own interpretations for the symbols. Newbies though, may not know where to start when it comes to knowing how to use magick runes. It can take some time and practice to become efficient in reading the stones so taking a more traditional approach would be best. Whichever way, it is still best to at least have some idea of their meanings.
So How do I Use Them?
It is worth noting that Rune stones function is not to predict the future. They are used as a tool for guidance. They should be used with your subconscious and to focus on the questions that have been bothering you and those which you just need the answers to.
As with other tools of divination, always cleanse and charge your rune stones before and after each use. As with any reading, always ask your spirit guide or Deity of choice for their guidance for your reading and thank them for it once you are finished.
Single Stone Reading
This is the most simple style of reading as it required only the one stone.
Place all of the stones in their bag and clear your mind.
Focus on the questions you want answers to. (This is the very important part)
Hold the bag of rune stones in your dominant hand.
With the fingers of your dominant hand, mix up the stones by massaging them through the bag.
Ask your question.
This time, remove four stones one at a time.
Read each stone’s inscription and place them in front of you.
The first stone represents the past influences.
The second stone represents the present influences.
The third stone represents the future influences.
The fourth stone represents the behaviors and energies that remain the same.
It is believed by many people that the runes stones drawn are not random but are actually the choices made by our subconscious. It is also believed that they confirm what we already know in our hearts.
If you want to try out Rune Stones for yourself we have a variety in our shop and we'd love to hear your stories about your own readings!