Rune discussions are often very serious. The power of runes is well respected, and rightly so, their messages are taken to heart and inscriptions such as bindrunes are tattooed to be forever merged with the person.
So I have to remind myself to retain that child-like awe that I experienced when, for the first time, runes flew out of the pouch into the metal tray and made a loud jarring sound on impact. And when I proceeded to group the runes that fell face up into coherent words and sentences.
Or when I asked a silly question I already knew the answer to and runes refused to show up.
So here is a lineup of Elder Futhark runes with not so formal messages for the advice position. Of course the context of the question, the other runes and your intuition will enhance or modify that.
ᚠ᛭Fehu – Settle down! If it is not happening to you right now, it is not important!
ᚢ᛭Uruz – Grow up!
ᚦ᛭Thurisaz – You got the power!
ᚨ᛭Ansuz- If you need a sign, here it is!
ᚱ᛭Raidho – Future is now, just keep moving.
ᚲ᛭Kenaz – Be your own light.
ᚷ᛭Gibo – Gift season, share treats with friends and don’t forget yourself.
ᚹ᛭Wunjo – Own it, you got what it takes.
ᚺ᛭Hagalaz – Sink or swim!
ᚾ᛭Nautiz – Call a friend.
ᛁ᛭Isa – Hold your horses and watch your step.
ᛃ᛭Jera – Reap what you saw. You have enough, start appreciating it.
ᛇ᛭Eiwaz – Use you common sense, stick to the middleground.
ᛈ᛭Perth – Use your intuition, expect the unexpected.
ᛉ᛭Algiz – Magic starts with how you drink your morning coffee.
ᛋ᛭Savulo – Smile as if you were a star, because you are!
ᛏ᛭Tivaz – Keep your nose to the grindstone.
ᛒ᛭Beorc – Nurturing others begins with nurturing self.
ᛖ᛭Ehwaz – Accomplish through intelligent respectful collaboration.
ᛗ᛭Mannaz – Look in the mirror and say I love you.
ᛚ᛭Laguz – Go with the flow.
ᛝ᛭Ingwaz – Take care of your young, family and friends.
ᛞ᛭Dagaz – Time to change.
ᛟ᛭Othala – What would your heroes do? Take the higher road!
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