originally published 6/7/15
Folklore says that the ‘Stone People’ have the oldest spirits because they were here first. The stone spirits are very wise and can teach you many things. If you listen to them, and invite them to open to teaching you their wisdom, I assure you that you will be ASTOUNDED at the information available to you.
They are known as Witch stones, Witches rune stones, Telling stones, talking stones, and Mothers bones, a way of describing rock or stone from the earth, the symbolic bones of the earth mother goddesses.
To use the Witch stones for divination purposes, cast them like dice, all of them at once. A stone is only relevant to a reading if it falls face up, ignore any that are face down. The leading (or most important) stone in a reading is the one furthest from you. If all the stones are face-down, you are not yet meant to know the answer. You should not attempt another reading for at least one week.
The Sun – Keywords: Success, progress.
Meanings: The Sun is a rune of success and positive outcome. For a straightforward yes/no question it can be read as “yes”. It also denotes progress and personal enrichment in life. When it is the leading stone it equates to the outcome card in the Tarot.
The Moon – Keywords: Change.
Meanings: The “x” marks represent the four main phases of the moon and so you can expect changes to happen within the next 28 days. This is a particularly feminine stone and often appears in response to questions about women’s issues. The Moon rune is a messenger. It is telling you to be aware that major changes are coming to your life. Consult the runes closest to it to determine whether those changes are negative or positive.
The Rings – Keywords: Love, relationships.
Meanings: The Rings is the rune of love and again, when it is the leading stone, it is a positive answer to your question. It is a rune of relationship and can indicate engagement, marriage or a new/renewed relationship. It can also indicate the need for a fresh approach to an existing relationship.
The Crossed Spears – Keywords: Arguments, negativity.
Meanings: The Crossed Spears is a rune that signifies arguments and negative events. Often this can be of an upsetting nature, rather like the Tower card in the tarot. It is not all bad though. If it is near to a positive rune it may indicate the end of a quarrel and healing. Especially if it lies near the Rings. This rune could mean a promotion at work, or a fast recovery if you’re ill.
The Wave – Keywords: Friends, family, travel.
Meanings: This rune is to do with your friends and family and their influence upon you. Its meaning is usually derived from the other stones closest to it. This rune is also associated with travel. A journey abroad is indicated especially if the Sun rune is nearby, but a journey for someone close to you if the Moon stone is closest. If it is near to the Rings it foretells a holiday or long distance relationship.
The Ear Of Corn – Keywords: Good luck, success.
Meanings: This rune represents abundance, success and happiness. This is considered a lucky rune and if leading it is very positive about your query, whether the query is about finance, business, friendship, partnership or spirituality. In conjunction with the Rings it indicates a happy and prosperous marriage. With the Sun it means success in your career, and with Waves, success abroad.
The Birds – Keywords: Unexpected news, change.
Meanings: The Birds Rune means some unexpected news that may alter your life completely. Especially if the leading rune. Generally the news will lead to a positive change but pay close attention to the nearest runes to determine its nature. It can also mean news of friends or family that you haven’t had contact with in quite a while. Letters and documents should be watched for as they may well bring happiness.
The Black Rune – Keywords: Difficulty, pain.
Meanings: This is a rune of difficulty and negative influences will rule your life for a time, but as all difficulties are a learning experience it will lead to improved personal perspective and progress on your life’s path. Always consult the surrounding runes with this stone. If it lies with a positive stone it indicates that the pain of this experience will lead to a beneficial change in circumstances.