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Old 03-24-10   #1
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Thanks so much for sharing with us, Rick!

I usually stick my hand in a bag, grab however many feel right and drop them, reading both up-facers and down-facers, while looking for patterns in how they fall. I had no luck whatsoever with layouts, but then I have no luck whatsoever with Tarot either...
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I've done almost every variation mentioned.

I've also done them in spread form, as I started my journey into divination as a tarot reader anyway.

I usually find that the runes will "tell" me what order they should be read in, or whether one rune goes with this one or not. I do a lot of things with runes (or the cards) based on intuition.
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Hey Rick, what is you position ( pun intended ) on upside down runes?
i.e. runes that are face up but inverted.
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Hey Rick, what is you position ( pun intended ) on upside down runes?
i.e. runes that are face up but inverted.
As my ol' buddy Russ the Runester sez, "Runes is runes." Turning them sideways, upside down or inside out isn't going to change them. Runes are not tarot, not an oracle. Runes are, first, foremost and forever, a system of magic. Divination with them is pretty much a happy side affect. The exception to that is when reversing a rune makes it become another rune, such as with the Elder Futhark rune Algiz and the Younger Futhark Yr (this generally would be considered in magical applications, rather than reading applications). When divining with runes, one should always consider all of the meanings and layers of each rune.
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As my ol' buddy Russ the Runester sez, "Runes is runes." Turning them sideways, upside down or inside out isn't going to change them. Runes are not tarot, not an oracle. Runes are, first, foremost and forever, a system of magic. Divination with them is pretty much a happy side affect. The exception to that is when reversing a rune makes it become another rune, such as with the Elder Futhark rune Algiz and the Younger Futhark Yr (this generally would be considered in magical applications, rather than reading applications). When divining with runes, one should always consider all of the meanings and layers of each rune.
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Thank you for that information. I have a set but do not use them much. I will cast some tomorrow. Blessings
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It's a shame that Rick felt the need to erase his post. I read it once, years ago, and would love to reference it again.
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