Below are some general interpretations for the runes. These are just to offer some guidance to newcomers to rune stone divination. Please feel free to expand on these according to your own intuitive and spiritual practices. Please also see the previous page for more about the history of the runes and samples of spreads.
FEOH. (Cattle) Corresponding letter F
A valuable object. Wealth, possessions, ownership, dominion, opulence, luxury, This rune can also indicate cowardice, stupidity, dullness, slavery and bondage. Feoh often speaks of spiritual richness used unselfishly. If the rune is reversed then it indicates that r inner richness is masked by emotional imbalance.
UR. (Auroch – Wild Oxen) Corresponding letter U
Sexual desire. Masculine potency, freedom, energy, action, courage, strength, but also lust, brutality, rashness, callousness, violence. Ur represents the responsibility of strength. If reversed it suggests the need to identify your own weaknesses.
THORN (Thorn) . Corresponding letter TH
A bad person. Evil, malice, hatred, torment, spite and lies. This rune also represents catharsis, purging and cleansing. Thorn reminds us that we have within us the power to face anything in our path. It represents our spiritual authority and ability to ward off evil.
ANSUR (Mouth) . Corresponding letter A
Physical pleasure. Abundance, luxury, opulence and lavishness. This rune also symbolises over indulgences such as decadence, excess, superficiality, drunkenness, lasciviousness and gluttony. Everything happens for a reason, you find the answer by accepting the truth. If the rune is reversed then we are not asking the right questions and need to rethink our priorities.
RAD (Cartwheel) . Corresponding letter R
Danger. Protection, defence, warding off evil, shields and guardians. It also represents any thing that is taboo and serves as a warning. Its message is to align ourselves with the cycles of nature, embracing the hard times knowing they are but part of a cycle and will not last forever. The reversed rune reminds us that our path is preordained, tread it without fear, for it was meant to be.
KEN (Torch) . Corresponding letter K
Wrath of God. Power, elemental forces, sword of flame, cleansing fire, in addition justice and casting down of vanity. The tempering of knowledge with wisdom so that enlightenment can result.
GEOFU (Gift). Corresponding letter G
Battle. Victory, valour, battle prowess, discernment, winning of disputes and legal judgements. This rune also encompasses strife, war and conflict in general. You must learn when to give and who to give to. The cycle of giving and receiving is part of the same whole.
WYNN (Happiness). Corresponding letter W
A love affair or new birth. Growth, fertility, love, healing, arousal of desire but also carelessness, abandonment and loss of control. To have happiness you must be at peace with yourself. If the rune is reversed then our attachment to the past is preventing us from experiencing the happiness we already have.
HAGALL (Hail). Corresponding letter H
Rapid Progress. Transportation, speed of movement, vehicles but also rushing in and reckless haste. Never shy away from challenges they strengthen our character and act as our constant teachers.
NIED (Need). Corresponding letter N
The Magician. Intelligence, forethought, craft, skill and ability, but also cunning, slyness, manipulation and calculation. The realise our true need we often first need to experience the opposite.
IS (Ice). Corresponding letter I
The unconscious. Water, dreams, fantasies, mysteries, that which is hidden, the underworld. This rune also represents madness, obsession, despair, perversity and sickness. Rather than abandoning your dreams reaffirm them, review the past and look to the future.
JARA (Harvest). . Corresponding letter J
The home. Common virtues and common sense. Simple strengths, family love, caring and genuine warmth. This rune also symbolises production, work and career. Reaping rewards from past efforts.
EOH (Yew Tree) . Corresponding letter Y
Completion. Cycles, periods and phases are dealt with by this rune. Things coming in full circle – what goes around comes around. Endings and reaching limits are also indicated. By embracing transformation you will make good progress on your spiritual path.
PEORTH (A dice cup) . Corresponding letter P
A good person. Good love, harmony, truth, wisdom and insight. This rune also suggests vanity on occasion. Claim your right of choice and in so doing take charge of your own destiny.
ELHAZ (Elk) . Corresponding letter Z
A Journey. Travel, holidays, relocation and movement. The rune also implies disruption, demotion, delusion and possibly death. Although the path before you is fraught with danger you have the power of protection within. If the rune is reversed then you are vulnerable to influences and need to summon your physical and mental strength before pressing on with life's journey.
SIGEL (The Sun) . Corresponding letter S
A beacon. Vision, revelation, knowledge, light, guidance and clarity. This rune can also symbolise nakedness, loss of illusion and false hope. This is a powerful omen of good fortune, giving you the power to bring matters to fruition.
TYR (The Warrior God) . Corresponding letter T
A present. Gifts, awards, bequests, inheritance and legacies. Also, sacrifice, obligation, tolls and privation. Make use of the skills and wisdom that you possess. If the rune is reversed, you need to unlock your true potential.
BEORC (A Birch Tree). Corresponding letter B
Happiness. Joy, ecstasy, delight, glory, spiritual reward. Delirium, intoxication over enthusiasm and possession of another force can also manifest. An exciting time of new beginnings, things that need nurturing before they can bear fruit.
EHWAZ (A Horse) . Corresponding letter E
Wrath of Nature. Pain, loss, suffering, hardship, sickness, affliction and natural disaster. Tempering, testing and trials also feature. Be proud of your achievements but remain outwardly humble. Always return peoples loyalty and support.
MANN (Man) . Corresponding letter M
Defiance of circumstance. Necessity, extremity, want, deprivation, starvation, emotional hunger. This rune also suggests qualities of endurance, survival, determination and resistance. Embrace everything, the good and the bad with total acceptance, everything happens for a reason. The reversed interpretation suggests that the path of destiny seems difficult but resilience and the will to learn will prevail.
LAGU (Water) . Corresponding letter L
A cunning and beautiful woman, Treachery, illusion, deceit, betrayal, guile, stealth, ambush and plotting. This rune also deals with glamour, seduction and entrapment. Embracing change is part of the process of attuning with creation which in turn give you emotional balance. If the rune is reversed then you need to initiate movement before things stagnate.
ING (Ing – the god of fertility) . Corresponding letter NG
A Major Change. Alteration, transformation, metamorphosis, reversal of fortunes, fulfilment of plans. This rune also suggests inversion and sudden setbacks. The fire of inspiration fuels the spiritual metamorphosis.
DAEG (Day light) . Corresponding letter D
An Honest Man. Strength, reliability, dependability, trustworthiness. But also stolidness, lack of imagination or initiative. By remaining true only good fortune can come your way. Do not be limited by your own ego.
OTHEL (A Possession) . Corresponding letter O
What a man is bound to. Property, home, country and fixed possessions. This rune also deals with karma, patriotism and clannishness. Your dream is like a Dove sitting on the palm of your hand, if you try and possess it by holding on to it too tightly, you risk killing it. If the rune is reversed then the rune reminds you that if you do not like something you can only initiate change by changing that which is within yourself.
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