The Five Directions Method
This simple runic arrangment utilises five randomly chosen runes. This is another pattern that is laid out in a cross-like formation. Start at the bottom of the cross shape. The second rune goes on the left and the third at the top. The fourth rune is placed on the right and, finally, the fifth in the centre. This type of reading is suitable for answering a specific question. All of the runes should be placed face down and turned over one by one until the reading is completed.
Position 1 – The past and its influence on the query.
Position 2 – Problems and potential obstacles in your path.
Position 3 – Strokes of luck and other benefical influences working in your favour.
Position 4 – The immediate outcome.
Position 5 – This rune represents both the eventual outcome and the lesson that you should have learned from the experience.