There is a myth that runes were created by the supreme Scandinavian god Odin. They were created after Odin spent 9 days suspended on the World Tree where he had hung himself. At the end of this ordeal he saw runes which he then brought to the world. Runes became oracles for the people. Runes include 25 elements; one of them is an empty rune – the rune of Odin. It is believed that the tradition of runes was discontinued in the 17th century and that it resurfaced about 30 years ago.
Runes are unbelievably powerful; those who are initiated can see that. I would not recommend taking them lightly. Runes need to be respected. Runes are used not only for fortune-telling but for healing and ritualistic practice as well. As for me, I don’t use runes often in fortune-telling; I prefer Tarot cards. I ask runes very important questions that can be answered with a “yes” or a “no”. By the way, runes may answer inconclusively. It happens if they don’t want to respond or the situation isn’t clear yet and might have different outcomes. From time to time when I need to choose the best of several possibilities, I also ask them.
A real-life example.
Now I don’t use runes to find out about trivialities like the one described above. I work with them extensively in healing and rituals. Runes are multifunctional. For example, mentioned above is the rune “Laguz” which helps with osteochondrosis’ treatment. Rune “Jera” stabilizes blood pressure, “Bercana” cures women’ sterility, etc… Furthermore, I use runes in the cleansing of apartments/houses to burn negative energy and install protection. By the way, runes are indispensable for protection of your property against thieves, regardless whether it is a house, a car or your belongings left on the beach that are at stake(?). Moreover, runes are used for making talismans (for a long trip, for example). As a rule, my runes work together with Tarot and energy.