-bag of runes
for a divination, you first hallow the area in thors name with the sign of the hammer. having some type of containment like candles, a ring of some kind (metal ring, chalk ring, or glass round plate, etc), or smaller crystals as control nodes can make the reading more accurate and the area more sealed
then, you invite in gods for guidance, IE the norns, mimir, saga, frigg, vor, and odin.
when you are confident they are listening, you pull out the runes whenever it feels right to. focus and consider what you want read. that's how you divinate with the runes. the message is best taken sequentially by the type of each pulled rune. the event/action could be good or bad, but it'll give you a glimpse of type
usual rune arrangements are nines, threes, or three threes becuase of how magic numbers work. (former two as long and short forecasts, latter as three path choice)
after you're done getting all your readings, close the area and contact again with the sign of the hammer
for best practices, you'll want to get a little journal to be a book of shadows as a divination log. a good practise is to just do regular personal forecasts
fate is a fickle thing and the universe, your past actions/habits, and application of ones will all effect wyrd. think of it like a net of karma connected nodes. a rune might be an event, an opportunity, or life advice, or all three of these things
THE INVERTED RULE
a rune flipped upside down marks its opposite within the "inverted rule", which is usable in many runic applications. pay attention to rune direction.
within the context of divination though, some rune sets may not be possible to flip if they're irregularly shaped, or if even one of them cant be flipped (if ones not valid, what does that mean for the rest?). even if they are flippable, the inverted rule might be a personal choice of method, seeing as the user is part of the communication with fate
THE BLANK RUNE
some sets will have this, others wont. a blank rune is simply unmarked. if its not there, you get clearer information, if it is there, you get an option that marks the fact you may have to be attentive at the marked and given moment