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would be too easy. However, I did notice a pattern of some runes showing up more than others on days when I ran late or came close to running late. Laguz and dagaz seemed to make themselves known in my daily readings around this time, which I interpreted as a message to relax my emotions and get a jump-start on each day. My original interpretations remained true, and indeed staying calm and leaving early are two things that I do to combat late arrivals. However, to get more of a head’s up about when I might run into another lateness situation, I created a new rune that was a bindrune of laguz and dagaz and added it to the sack of runes from which I did my daily draw. If I pulled my new “lateness” rune, I would make certain to leave much earlier and to let people know I might run late that day. If I had designed a lateness bindrune by thinking about all the runes and putting two together that make sense, I might have chosen an entirely different rune combination such as raido and isa, which might have worked just as well. However, by retroactively gaining meaning from how the runes expressed themselves in my life in the past, I feel that I got to know those runes a little more. From re-examining them, I was able to see a new side to some old friends and otherwise expand my knowledge and interpretation of the runes. I highly recommend that beginners record and review how their runic divination turns out to build upon their own understanding of the runes, resulting in divination that is more practical and potentially more accurate.

Runic Wheels There is a special kind of bindrune called a runic wheel that is popular because of its beauty and usefulness for meditation, given that it looks like a mandala, and it feels like you’re making a mandala if you draw a particularly complex runic wheel. The central rune on a runic wheel is the subject or start of your knowing. For example, if your runic wheel was going to protect or enhance your mind or a person, you might have mannaz in the

Runes for beginners  

Runes for beginners

Runes for beginners  

Runes for beginners

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