Runes Stones & Love
Today RUNE stones are used more and more as they gather popularity there are a few pointers that must be taken into consideration. The main point is that there is no definitive rune alphabet, meaning that there are numerous variations on the names awarded to the recognised symbols used on the stones. Of course, as the rituals of using and interpreting the meanings of the symbols varies according to which school of thought you subscribe to, it is not uncommon to get different meanings from different readers. There is also variation as to how the stones are cast, with some people casting with the left hand, others with the right. Plus some draw out only one stone for a definitive answer (YES or NO) with others enquiring at least three stones.
RUNES are used to help seers and psychics make decisions based on the individual markings. The stones themselves can be made of anything, usually small stones, semi-precious stones, clay tablets or even class beads, basically anything that the symbols can be etched or drawn on. Sets of the stones consist of 24 with the symbols on plus a blank one and they can be found in most cultures across the world. They can be traced back to ancient times and still remain popular today for fortune telling.
The actual word RUNE means WHISPER or SECRET and they are seen as connecting both the spirit and the living world. Over the centuries the actual meanings of each individual stone have altered according to changes in the culture they are used in.
To use the stones, you can CAST them – which means taking them in your hands and throwing them onto a cloth or table to see how they fall. Interpretation depends on the angles that they fall to each other along with if they fall face up or down. Another common form of use is to pull a stone from a bag, so you can’t see the meaning till it’s pulled out. It takes an experienced psychic reader to decipher the meanings for each reading as there are so many immeasurable combinations of the formation that it is not possible to describe here. Used in combination with TAROT cards the readings are fairly accurate if interpreted properly.
With the stones, as with the TAROT it is necessary to enter the readings with specific areas of concern or query that you would like to find out about. The categories that can be covered, both by the RUNES & the TAROT, include LOVE, FAMILY, WORK, RELATIONSHIPS, FINANCES, TRAVEL or OPPORTUNITIES etc.
Linked to love, with so any variations available (as mentioned above), I will give you an example of a few of the rune meanings…..GEBO symbol is seen as a sign of unity and possible partnership, but caution is recommended as this takes two and you have to know how the other person is feeling before trying to take it further. INGWUZ can indicate everything is changing and shows you have the strength for a new adventure in your life – a possible new romance?
It is personal choice as to which method you choose, but for me, the tarot offers greater diversity due to the greater number of choices available – 78 cards in total – but I suggest you try several readings over both of them to establish which method you prefer.