Black Obsidian Runestones: ‘Rune’ means mystery or secret – a form of divination or oracle reading system that’s used to help gain insight. The first systems of writing developed and used by the Germanic peoples were runic alphabets. The runes functioned as letters, but they were much more as each rune was a pictographic symbol of some cosmological principle or power, making runic symbols invoked force for which it stood. Indeed, in every Germanic language, the word “rune” (from Proto-Germanic *runo) means both “letter” and “secret” or “mystery”.
Each rune had a name that hinted at the philosophical and magical significance of its form and the sound for which it stands. Runes were traditionally carved onto stone, wood, bone or metal rather than drawn with ink and pen on parchment which explains their sharp, angular form.
To use Runes for divination – you may connect to your subconscious, higher self or that part of you that is in touch with the All. The runecasts may give you an indication of a future scenario based on current information. A negative runecast should never be taken as irreversible as you always have the choice to make changes in your current path or outlook.