Okay this might be a bit too Wicca for this crowd but I’m going to go out on a limb. Runes for me have Elemental correspondences. And I use them in my Runic magic. Here’s a brief rundown on how.
I have assigned each rune an Elemental correspondence. I achieved these through the use of meditation and trance work. For example the first three runes are Earth for me. Your results will likely vary. Ansuz is Air. Kennaz is Fire. And so on.
What does that all mean exactly? For instance creating a bind rune using the Elements I might create a bind rune for quick cash. Fehu for money, uruz for strength and Thurisaz for action. I would craft the bind rune on a piece of paper and bury it into the ground. Then let the magic grow into being. Or disintegrate into the Earth to have the magic spread throughout. That’s one way I use it.
For Air same principle applies. I create a bind rune with all Air correspondences or the primary rune being Air and I go outside. Holding the image of the bind rune in my mind’s eye I take in nine deep breaths of blue Air for inspiration. On the exhale I let out red energy for passion. This sends the bind rune out into the Air where it can circulate and bring forth the magic desired. I leave it literally to the winds to do the work.
For Fire I create the bind rune and trace it on a piece of paper. Then I burn the page releasing it into the multiverse. Magic will occur.
And for Water I get a bowl filled with water after constructing a bind rune. I meditate on the Water in the bowl. I imagine the bind rune floating on top of the Water. Then I infuse the Water with the bind rune energy. Once accomplished I take the bowl to the sink and dump out the Water. I send the image down the sink to meet with streams then creeks then rivers till it finally gets to the ocean. There the magic becomes huge and unstoppable. Just like the ocean.
There you have it. A quick and easy guide to using the Elements in your rune magic. The real challenge is coming up with the correspondences. Once you achieve that the rest is a piece of cake. Have some fun using this new tool in your toolbox!