It is important to remember that rune casting is not fortune telling. Rune casting works on a deep level with the subconscious. The rune pouch and the rune symbols represent the entire Universe. When a question is asked the entire conscious and unconscious is focused on that question. The selected runes are not random but each is a choice made by the subconscious.
This type of divination is based on an ancient form of psychology. Vikings understood the idea of cause and effect and knew that all things were connected.
When a psychic reader does a reading with runes, a particular issue is addressed. An examination of the past, present, and future. The future is always seen as changeable. There is an opportunity to look at the past, what is happening now, and the direction the future is taking. This is more an evaluation than a telling of ones fortune. There is an opportunity to look at what has happened, is happening now, and what will happen in the future.
Rune casting is not supernatural or mysterious, although people who are not familiar with the process believe it is delving into mystery. It is not magical or fortune telling, it is a method of examining the path a person is on and what the effects might be if they continue on that path.
Dowsing or divination by pendulum or bent stick is very similar. It is the manifestation of the subconscious and is not supernatural.
To do a reading you will need to find a place suitable to cast the runes. Make sure it is a quiet place as you do not want to be disturbed. It is helpful if you can face north. Place your rune cloth in front of you on a hard surface. You should already have boundaries written on the cloth.
Think hard about the question you want to ask. Keep the same question in mind throughout the reading. Once you have decided on the question, mix the runes gently in the pouch, until you feel the urge to pick a rune from the pouch. All runes should be of the same shape or size so that they will not be recognized, one from the other. Continue to mix the runes and draw from the pouch, until you have the right number of the layout you will use. As you pull them from the pouch, lay them in the proper layout.
Each rune can mean many different things and it is up to the reader to decide how the meanings apply to the question. You will need to listen to your intuition when it comes to reading the runes.
When it comes to rune casting, there are different ways to cast. For instance, a Norns cast is about drawing three runes, one at a time, from the rune pouch. They are laid in a row. The first rune represents the past of the situation, the second is the present and represents the path the person is on now. The third has to do with the future and the outcome of the situation if the present path is followed.