Patt of the art of reading runes is keeping an eye on one rune in conjunction with the other runes in a pull. This requires intuition and knowledge of rune meanings. Lots of knowledge! You can never get enough of that.
What I’m talking about is knowing a certain rune meaning based on other Runes in the pull. For example if I get Ansuz and laguz in a pull together that signals spiritual growth. Ansuz and thurisaz mean spiritual action or defense. And so on.
Its important to keep your eye on the runes. Otherwise meanings escape you. Your readings will suffer from short sightedness. They will not be as rich and deep as they could be. Intuition plays a key role in this. That’s why I often do Seidr sessions in conjunction with rune readings. Anything to get me in touch with my intuitive side!
This skill also requires some practice. When first starting to do readings I would do them for everyone. Family. Friends. My dentist! Just to get practice at different interpretations. It’s a skill that really can’t be learned doing casts only for yourself. You need to be able to access another person’s energies. Their energy will inform your interpretation.
Keeping your eye on the rune also means being in touch with each rune’s individual energy. That’s why a regime of Runic meditation is helpful. You can become attuned to a rune energy stream by meditation. This for me was one of the keys to the runes in general.
So remember to always keep your eye on the rune. That way you can be assured of good readings. Happy rune casting!