The Square of Nine Method
This arrangement of rune stones is an elaboration of the three Norns method and deals with the past, present and future.
However, it also takes into account people and events that you may not be aware of and their bearing on the matter in hand.
This reading also reveals your desires and unconcious attitudes.
This method is particularly interesting because it involves the use of the “magic square”. This pattern is a 3×3 grid that in orther European and Middle Eastern forms of mysticism is called the “square of Saturn”. It also turns up in the traditions of orient, while the pattern additionally forms the basis of “Compass School” Feng Shui.
As with the nine-rune cast, choose nine runes at random from your pile. These should then be laid out in order, according to the positions given in the above diagram.
Position 1 : The past and its bearing on present events.
Position 2 : Your future state of mind and attitude to the outcome.
Position 3 : Influences on the matter in hand that you may not be aware of.
Position 4 : How these hidden influences will affect the outcome.
Position 5 : Present circumstances.
Position 6 : Your memories of, and attitude to, past events.
Position 7 : Your present viewpoint.
Position 8 : Hidden influences on past events.
Position 9 : The best possible outcome.