I love runes as a decision-making aide. They are symbols derived from the Runic alphabet, used by early Norse peoples, the runes have no clear origin as an oracle although the word “rune” derives from the Gothic word “runa,” meaning “mystery.” Their popularity today stems significantly from the work done by Ralph Blum, who dedicated himself to the re-introduction of this “sacred oracle.” He suggests that runes assist “training of sacred Intuition – a new way of listening to the inner voice.”
Although runes are not expensive to buy, it is also easy to make your own by copying the symbols on small pebbles. Recently I made a set for a friend of mine and then wrote an “idiot’s guide” to their meanings when asking simple questions using Ralph Blum as my resource. Check them out below.