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Extended Rune Interpretations

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In the list below, you will find extended meanings for each of the 24 main runes of the "Elder Futhark", including inverted meanings. These runes form the basis of most rune magic and rune readings.

Please note, there is no such thing as a "blank rune", although many modern rune systems do include one.

The so-called 'blank rune' is a 20th century invention and is not part of traditional rune reading or ancient runic magic.

The 24 runes of the Elder Futhark

Note: While using iFate's free rune readings, you can click the 'reveal advanced rune interpretation' button near the base of each short meaning, to reveal the above extended rune meanings within the readings themselves.

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RUNE READING

"The Circle"

The Circle, or "Union" is a favorite rune reading which gives insights into the romantic energies between two people.

This popular spread is an advanced-level spread, and easier spreads are recommended first for first-timers.

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RUNE READING

"The Great Tree"

Not to be confused with the popular "Tree of Life" tarot spread, the runic "Great Tree" rune reading is useful for gaining insight into an individual's character.

Interpreting this spread well can take some time to master, but the results can be amazing.

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RUNE REFERENCE

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Look up the meaning of any rune. Its all here in our Book of Runes!

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RUNE OF THE DAY

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RUNE READING

"The Fork"

Also known as "The Fork in the Path", this simple reading is used to gain clarity and insight into two different options.

Need help making a big decision? This spread often provides excellent insight.

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