I have been studying the path of the runemaster for over a year now. Here is some information about this integral part of my own personal religious belief.
The runes were an alphabet used by the northern Scandanavian tribes of Europe. Not only were these symbols used as letters, but also as a form of divination. Odhinn himself hung on the World Tree, Yggdrassil, in order to gain knowledge of the runes and their secrets. Runemasters and mistresses were recognized by their deep blue cloaks and the leather pouches at their sides. Since today's society dictates that I dress otherwise, such garb is worn only within the circle.
Each rune had its own specific meanings. Below you will find these meanings, in addition to the Gods and Goddesses associated with the runes, as well as the trees and English alphabet equivalents. I hope you use this runic dictionary well.
May the Gods of Asgard guide your steps.
May Thorr's hammer protect you.
May Freyja give you wisdom and magical power
And may Freyr grant you prosperity.
Meaning: Visible movement, blockages removed. If near negative, people actively trying to stop you.
Meaning: Transformation, new goals, information that changes your life. Negative: Bad advice.
Deities: Frigg, Nerthus, Hel
Meaning: Creativity, new beginnings, birth, marriage. If near negative rune, failure, divorce, stagnant period.
Meaning: Sudden realization, awakening, mystic light, attraction between two people.
Trees: Oak, Ash
Deities: Freyja, Freyr
Meaning: Trust, self transformation, new attitude, new home, new goals, steady progress. If near negative, progress blocked.
Alphabet: EI, Y
Deities: Odhinn, Ull
Meaning: End of a matter, situation or problem, drastic change, end of a relationship. Negative: Old conflicts and situations cause trouble.
Meaning: Money, property, fulfillment, good luck, dynamic power, goals reached. Neagtive: A person or offer to be avoided.
Trees: Ash, elm.
Deities: Odhinn, Freyja.
Meaning: The exchange of force or power between the Gods and humans. Wedding, legacies, promotion, windfall. Negative: Sadness caused by someone close.
Trees: Yew, Ash.
Meaning: Ability to bring opposites into harmony. Delays waiting for the right time. Negative: Setbacks, delays, situations out of your control.
Deities: Ing, Freyr
Meaning: Creating life-force at work, family, relatives, children, parents, spouse. Benefits from family. Negative: Family becomes a burden.
Deities: Frost Giants
Meaning: Period of absolute stillness. Be careful of what you say. Negative: Hasty words bring trouble, indifference, uncaring, detached emotions.
Meaning: A cycle, time, reaping rewards, no quick results.
Alphabet: C, K
Deities: Frejya, Dwarves, Weland, Loki
Meaning: The rune of craftsmen and the crafy or sly. Controlled energy for dissolution, life-strength, ambition, determination, inspiration. Negative: Bad judgement, confusion.
Deities: Njord, Balder
Meaning: Hidden movement below the surface, no progress seen, but it is happening. Life energy, manifestation coming from other planes. If near negative, behind the scenes action blocks progress, usually with a woman involved.
Deities: Heimdall, Odhinn
Meaning: Man, lover or husband, male influence in life. New career opportunities, positive link with the Gods. Negative: Material loss.
Meaning: Distress that clouds reality. Something out of the past that drives you, (not necessarily good), caution needed to succeed. Negative: Impatience leads to disaster.
Deities: Odhinn, Thor
Meaning: Inborn qualities, tangible posessions. If near negative, illusions, jealousy, greed, wasted efforts.
Meaning: Chance, unexpected material gain, surprise. If near negative, a secret that can hurt you.
Meaning: Journey, getting to the truth, seeing past illusions. If near negative, travel problems, inconvenience, blocks.
Meaning: Change, guidance, time of renewal, drastic changes, complete turnaround, advancement of plans, change of residence. Negative: Failure which leads to new opportunities.
Deities: Tyr, Mani
Meaning: Unbiased wisdom, justice, law and order, justified victory and success. Negative: Intrigue, deception, others working against you.
Meaning: Journey over water, good news from a distance, inner strength to break resistance or pass a time of waiting. Negative: Delayed or unpleasant journey.
Meaning: Advancement, good fortune, happiness, basic powers of manifestation. If near negative, bad luck, minor illnesses.
Deities: Freyr, Elves
Meaning: Security, comfort, happiness, good social life. Negative: Needless self sacrifice.