The runes are an ancient alphabet that originated in Germanic and Scandinavian countries. Today, they are used in magick and divination. Most people who work with runes find that the best way to incorporate them into divination is to ask a specific question based upon your current situation.
Much like reading the Tarot, runic divination is not "telling the future." Instead, rune casting should be seen as a tool for guidance, working with the subconscious and focusing on the questions that might be underlying in your mind. Some people believe that the selections made within the runes drawn are not really random at all, but choices made by your subconscious mind. Others believe that they are answers provided by the divine to confirm what we already know in our hearts.
It is said that Odin created the Runes as a gift to mankind. Over the centuries, they evolved into a collection of sixteen letters, each with a metaphorical and divinatory meaning. The first six letters of this Alphabet spell out the word "Futhark," from which this alphabet derives its name.
*25 Amethyst, Moonstone, Green Aventurine or Hematite gold toned runic alphabet on each stone that is approximately 0.5 inches. Also comes with a book explaining the Runic alphabet inside a black velvet bag.