Black candle with the tarot cards and runes

Along with psychic abilities such as clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, and claircognizance, many spiritual advisors rely on divination tools such as tarot, angel, and oracle cards; crystals; tea leaves; spirit boards; scrying bowls; and pendulums to help gather more information on a person, place or thing (and in the past, present or future) during a reading. 

Another divination tool that’s not talked about as much are psychic runes, yet they can also provide awareness and insight. While they may not be as well known as other tools, rest assured runes can help one connect with the universe, as well as their higher self. Here’s a closer look into what runes are and how psychics use them in their spiritual practice.

What Is a Psychic Rune? 

Before we get into details, you’re probably wondering, “what is a rune anyway?” The translation of the word means “magic” or “mystery” and the objects associated with psychic runes are known as rune stones (though they can sometimes be made out of wood.) Each stone has a specific engraving of a runic symbol, which is a letter of the alphabet — but not your traditional ABCs. 

While several alphabets are associated with rune stones (Anglo-Saxon Futhorc, Cirth, Gothic Runes, Hungarian Runes, Turkic, Younger Futhork), the most common — and the oldest — is the Elder Futhark, a Germanic alphabet comprised of 24 characters. Each rune symbol represents a letter from this specific type of alphabet, but it also possesses a unique symbolic meaning that dates back centuries in time. The runes are broken into three groups of eight (Frey, Heimdall, and Tyr), called aett — or aettir in a plural sense. Frey represents fertility, Heimdall the world and how we fit in, and Tyr the relationship with people and the world. These groupings play a role when it comes to the outcome of a reading. 

Legend suggests that runes are sacred, magical, and can help the user connect with higher, divine entities. With that said, back in ancient times, rune stones were extremely useful and important — yet they remain relevant in the modern-day world. 

How Psychics Use Runes in a Reading 

As with other divination tools, runes can help a psychic gain insight into specific situations and questions (even the most difficult times) to provide the recipient with guidance that they may not have thought about on their own. 

As with tarot and other cards, selected rune stones are laid out in a specific way post-question or intention. Unlike tarot cards that have hidden meanings (the Death card, for example, doesn’t mean you’re going to die), rune stones only have one message. However, in this case, it’s the spread that provides immeasurable interpretations. Here are a few examples of rune stone meanings. 

  • FEHU or F: Frey Grouping 

Stands for: Domestic cattle

Casting significance: Luck, abundance, financial strength, success, happiness, social strength, fertility, foresight, new beginnings.

Reversed: Greed, poverty, bondage, failure, loss (superficial or personal), cowardice. 

  • SOWILO or S: Heimdall Grouping

Stands for: The sun

Casting significance: Life-force, success, honor, goals, health, positive changes. 

Cannot be reversed but may lie in opposition: Destruction, failure to achieve goals, deceitful success, poor counsel, gullibility, retribution. 

  • EHWAZ or E: Tyr Grouping

Stands for: Horse/two horses

Casting Significance: Transportation (horse or machine), change for the better, progress, harmony, teamwork, the perfect marriage, or partnership. 

Reversed: There aren’t any negative connotations on the flipside, rather, it symbolizes that there’s a need for change due to restlessness, betrayal, or mistrust. 

Controlling Your Destiny 

As with any psychic reading, the rune variation won’t give you a specific action plan. Rather, it will provide you with the necessary guidance needed to find the right solutions that are best for you. This includes helping you identifying roadblocks and unlocking your full potential. While you may not always like what you hear, remember that only you are in charge of your destiny so use the guidance you received to your advantage. 

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