Runes Pendulum Chart - Laminated or Download

Runes are a form of divination utilizing characters (called "runes" or "rune stones") from ancient Nordic and/or Germanic alphabet systems. Traditionally, a "runes set" comprises small stones or pieces of wood (all similarly sized), each bearing one of the 24 runic characters and kept together in a pouch. This pendulum chart provides a way for you to read runes by using just this chart and your pendulum, so no actual rune stones are needed. 

This AYP exclusive Rune pendulum chart includes a table of rune meanings on the flip side, plus instructions and sample layouts. Chart is available in two formats: Laminated or Digital Download. If you opt for the digital download, a link will be emailed to you shortly after you complete your purchase.

The laminated version of this chart is physical item that will be shipped to you. Chart measures 8 1/2" x 11". The laminated version is 9" x 11 1/2".

Note: The purchased versions of this chart (digital download and laminated hard-copy) do not have the large copyright watermark across it.

A note from the creator of Ask Your Pendulum: This chart is the product of my own hard work, research and/or creativity, to which I hold the copyright thereto and reserve all rights. If you are purchasing the download, you may print this chart out for your own use as often as you like. However, you may not distribute, publish, project in any way, or display on any internet website without my express written permission.

About Runes

Runes can be very helpful when you have limited information and need some clues to help you discover deeper meaning or to see the big picture.

The exact origins of runes are unknown. This chart is based on the Elder Futhark version. Runes are not a form of fortune-telling and they don’t provide exact answers or specific advice. They provide hints to the answers you seek and let you use your intuition to work out the details.

Note: The “Runes” pendulum chart is based on the “Elder Futhark” runic alphabet. On both the pendulum chart and the meaning table, the rune symbols are arranged into three “ættirs” or sets: Freyr/Freyja’sættir relates to creation, Heimdall’sættir relates to human elements, and Tyr’sættir relates to our journey to the divine.  Since all the runes on this chart are right side up, reversals (upside-down runes) may not be applicable here. However reversal meanings, if any (not all runes are reversible) are included in the meanings table.

How to Use

To use this chart, you’ll also need a pendulum, pencil and paper.

Select topic for your inquiry. Here are some examples of topics you could focus on:

  • A lesson for the day
  • Guidance about a trip or a project you’re preparing to undertake
  • Clarity about a relationship or problem

Next, decide on the type of rune reading you will use and the number of runes it uses. Here are two examples of rune layouts for readings (more are provided in the instructions that come with your chart):

One Rune Reading

This is a good one for checking in on today’s lesson, or to ask “who am I at this moment?” If the rune’s message is unclear to you, you can select another for added clarification, or change to one of the multi-rune readings below.

Three Rune Reading

Three runes is a simple layout that’s ideal for beginners. With this type of layout, select three runes. Write them down, from left to right, in the order selected.

1         2         3

Rune #1 represents an overview of your situation or inquiry, rune #2 represents a challenge, and rune #3 represents a possible course of action you might take. A variation of this layout is past-present-future as it relates to your inquiry (rune #1 = past, rune #2 = present, rune #3 = future).

Clear your mind and decide how to phrase your inquiry.Before beginning, clear your mind of expectations and predictions. Decide how you want to phrase your inquiry. Once you have decided on the wording, you may find it helpful to write it down before proceeding. Here’s an example of ways to phrase your inquiry: “Help me prepare for my trip to San Francisco next week .”  Or, “What is today’s life lesson?” Or, “Help me understand ……” Focus on your inquiry and when you feel ready, begin your selection(s).

Position yourself, the chart, and your pendulum.Ideally, you want to sit up straight and if possible, put both feet flat on the floor. Place the chart face up so that the half circle divided into four wedges is in front of you, on a flat surface and with the arrow pointing away from your body.  Grasp the top bead or fob of your pendulum between your thumb and forefinger and arch your wrist slightly. Hold pendulum directly over the “hinge point” of the chart (the spot indicated by the arrow) at about 1/2 inch above the chart’s surface. Steady your elbow (but not your hand) on the table and let the pendulum dangle directly above the chart’s hinge point.

Imagine the chart is a pizza with half of it gone and your pendulum is a wheel-style pizza cutter, which you’ve positioned at the hinge-point.  While focusing on your inquiry, hold your pendulum in position and let swing freely as it looks into the matter.  When it makes a selection, the pendulum will repeatedly slice the same wedge by swinging back and forth from the hinge point toward the outer edge of the semi-circle. Write this rune down and proceed to the next rune for your reading.  If you are unsure about a selection, you can use your pendulum to verify that you’ve read its signal correctly by using either a Yes/No chart or Yes/No programming (ask your pendulum if “____” is the correct rune). When you have all the runes for your reading selected, use the Rune Meanings table (included on the back of the chart) to decipher the meaning.

Note: If, when you make your inquiry, the pendulum swings in a clockwise circle instead of in a slicing motion, this indicates that clarification of your topic is needed. If it swings in a counter-clockwise motion, it is indicating that now is not the time to ask. Try again later.