There is a school of thought for those learning divination that you can become familiar with your tool by, say, pulling a tarot card each day and studying the image, the feelings, the texture, etc. and then at the end of the day, reviewing and see if you can intuit the relevance of the card to your day.
I designed and crafted a set of my own runes last Monday as my preferred divination tool. It was a fantastic opportunity to pour out
my energies and personality into my own tool and I recommend this if you have the opportunity. It is definitely an operative form of the craft, as you really find the tune of the runes.
This week for me then has been about charging and knowing and learning the runes; each day this week I have pulled a rune from my storage and looked it up. I didn’t necessarily pull them randomly, I blindly reached into the bag, after a quick nod to the God and Goddess with the intent of pulling the rune that would reflect the impact of the day. Both times so far, I was drawn to a rune that would feel warm or the texture caught my feel. I decided I would consider it ‘murky’ only if it came out of the bag face down; both times however, they have both come face up.
On Wednesday I pulled Hagalaz and on Thursday I pulled Algiz. Without going into definitions that day, let me give you the events of both days. Wednesday was damned rough. At work I was thrown under the boss and had to resolve many issues that were outside of the norm. I had to have some uncomfortable meetings where I was asked to step it up and avert the issues. I ended up working much later than I had planned, disrupting my opportunity to go see and participate in an incense class with LS at Chez Weiner (I love that name).
Thursday on the other hand was good. The issues from the day before had been managed and I had the opportunity to make some good new contacts that may allow me, and have excited me, to take my career in a different direction. And my boss had called out sick, which freed up a lot of my time to get things done.
So as I got home each night and reviewed the runes with the events of the day, I realized fully how special these runes were going to become to me. I have always had a small nagging doubt about my ability to divine anything, let alone be able to tell someone something else of value. Perhaps, if not indeed because of, the fact that I have an awesome bond with this tool – my intuition will continue to grow and I will become even more able to read and advise with the runes. It’s kind of exciting.
Here is the BASE definition I have for each of the runes, and again, it is and will be the base definition I come from; everyone is a touch different. I will let YOU determine how accurate you feel these ‘castings’ have been. I know already how I feel.