In about the first or second century AD the Germanic peoples of Northern Europe began using an alphabet called runes. According to Norse myth the runes came from Odin, the one eyed god of the occult. The Norse rune Masters would use runes to predict future events, heal, protect and to control the weather.
You can make your own runes from stones, pebbles, cards or even pieces of wood, I made my own once from wood, by burning the symbols into the wood with a soldering iron, then put clear wood varnish on to protect them or you can design them on your computer using a paint program, like I have in the rune set images below, then you can print them out and laminate them.
The layout below is based on answering a specific question. To read the runes relax your mind and spread the runes face down and shuffle them, then when your ready pick out seven runes, I find it best to close my eyes while choosing the runes and let my hand be guided, but choose the runes as you feel best for you. After choosing your runes lay them out as shown in the picture below.