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How to Consecrate Runes

How to consecrate runes


Whether you have purchased a rune set or you have been working with a set that you have had for awhile, you should consecrate and cleanse/ purify the runes. Directions to purify rune stones can be found on another post on this blog.


What does consecrating runes mean?


To consecrate a rune set translates to “to make holy”.  Briefly, you are changing your runes from tumbled crystals into a sacred tool for divine guidance. You can re-consecrate the rune stones if they have been unused for a while or if it seems as if your readings are less clear and/ or accurate as they once were. The act of consecrating the rune set doesn’t just purify and prepare them, it creates a spiritual connection between you and your runes.


Did you know that you do not need to be psychic to give rune readings? Runes help bridge the gap between divinity and you. By learning to read the runes, you become a spiritual interpreter. The runes are symbols that once you learn their meanings and how to lay them out, it is believed that you will be able to glean messages and guidance from the spiritual realms. A rune set is a good tool for people that don’t believe that they are psychic enough to divine messages from spirit. When you look over the runes in a reading, they tell a story. A rune layout can show patterns and trends (mistakes repeating, perhaps?).  You consecrate your rune stones to help you open yourself to the messages they offer whether you are reading for yourself or someone else.


An even though you don’t have to be psychic to do rune readings, over time, you may find that you know the outcome to any question before you pull any runes. The runes are opening your psychic abilities. When that first starts to happen, keep track of everything that pops into your head regarding the reading. Then see if the runes confirm what those feelings. You may get to the point that you don’t need runes any more. And if you never get to that point, that’s fine too.


Consecrating a rune stones


Sage is my preferred method to consecrate runes. It purifies as well. Sage is a traditional plant which is sacred to Native American. They believe that sage smoke purifies. Sage smoke is quite intense and many people don’t like it. In that case, you can use incense. I also carry incense resins, an all natural incense made from tree sap and is available on my website. For consecration, I would choose the traditional frankincense and myrrh.  If you can’t tolerate fragrance, you can substitute with a white candle. Smoke is what does the purification with sage or incense. The warm light of the candle would be the catalyst if you choose the candle method. Use the consecration method that suits your needs best.


  1. Light sage/ incense and allow the smoke to purify yourself, your sacred space and the pouch or box in which you store your runes.
  2. Hold your runes in your receptive hand (the hand you do not write with).
  3. Hold your runes over the sage or incense smoke or the light of the candle (taking care not to burn your self).
  4. Ask your deity, angels, guides or guardians to protect you & your runes from all but the highest of levels of energy.
  5. Recite:

Stone and symbol let secrets unfold,

Messages from ancestors and guardians be told.

May gentle insight guide each and every word

So sacred wisdom may be heard

By a heart open and ready to receive

Divine guidance to conceive.

  1. Look at each rune one by one and contemplate it. Connect with it’s energy. And envision your energy going into each rune and becoming part of it.
  2.  With your receptive hand, hold the whole set of runes over the smoke.
  3. Ask your deity of choice to bless & consecrate your rune stones so that it may allow you to help others through those runes.


You can go ahead and use your newly consecrated rune set. When not in use, you should store your runes in a pouch or box that keeps them safe and sacred.


Hint: I offer another post to program and energize your crystals to make your runes an even more powerful divination tool.




How to consecrate your tarot deck

Whether you have purchased a new tarot deck or you have one that you have been using, you should consecrate and cleanse/ purify the deck . The purification ritual is on another post.

What is consecration? 

To consecrate the tarot deck means “to make it holy”. In other words, you are taking your tarot cards and transforming them from pieces of card stock into a sacred tool for communication with the divine. You can repeat it as needed if they have lain dormant for a time or if you feel that your readings are not as clear as they should be. The act of consecrating your deck isn’t just about honoring and preparing the deck, it’s about you making a spiritual connection with the tarot cards.

This may sound a bit strange. You do not have to be psychic to read tarot cards. It’s a great tool for those who feel that they are not psychic enough but desire spiritual guidance and perhaps wish to guide others. Tarot cards have more symbolism than they appear. They make have a person, animal and/or objects on them. They have a numerological, astrological and seasonal meaning. Tarot cards have many colors and symbols that give meaning. A tarot card is mainly male or female in it’s energy. The people may face right or left. They may be royalty or peasant. They may be greatly adorned, wearing tattered rags or naked. All of that means something to a tarot reader. When you combine all the cards in a reading, they tell a story. But more than that, they can show a pattern or trend. You consecrate your tarot deck to create a bond with you. You do it to program your brain to accept that each color, number, symbol, suit and so on, speaks volumes to you. Your tarot deck in a tool with which spirit is able to communicate with you for guidance for yourself or others. You are the translator. Spirit can work through tarot symbols as a form of communication.

Working with tarot on a regular basis usually causes one to become psychic as you are opening the doors to spirit communication. Yet… another post for you to read.

Consecrating a tarot deck

I like to use sage to consecrate a tarot deck. It purifies the deck at the same time. Sage is an herb sacred to the Native Americans believed to remove negative energy. If you don’t like the aroma of burning sage, then you can use incense. I highly recommend my natural incense sticks. Frankincense and myrrh is traditional for consecration. If you don’t like aromas, you can choose a plain white candle as a substitute. In smudging, it is the smoke from the sage or incense that is desired, not some much the smell. If you use a candle, it will be the warm light of the candle that you would focus upon. Use what works best for your needs.

1. Light your sage or incense and use the smoke to purify yourself and then the area where you wish to consecrate your deck include the store box, pouch or wrapping.

2. Take your tarot deck and hold it face up in the hand that you do not right with. This is your receptive hand.

3. Hold the deck over the smoking sage or incense or the candle light (taking great care not to burn your self).

4. Ask your guardians angels or guides to protect you and you cards from anything but the highest of energy forms.

5. Recite:

Paper and ink let secrets unfold,

Ancestors and guardians message be told. May wisdom guide my every word

So sacred insight may be heard

By ears open and ready to receive

Divine guidance to believe.

6. As each card faces you, take a moment to contemplate it. Feel its energy. And envision your own going into the spaces between the molecules that make up the card.

7. Lay the card face down when you have done that… and move to the next card.

8. Repeat until you have touched each and every card.

9. Pick up the whole deck with your receptive hand and hold it over the smoke.

10. Ask whatever deity you choose to bless and consecrate this deck so that you may use it only for the greater good.  Don’t forget to thank them when you have finished.

You can now use your newly consecrated deck. After that, you should store them in a pouch, box or piece of natural fabric like cotton or silk. Some say to use black for protection. Others say white for purification. Do what feels best for you.

Hint: I offer another post to program and energize a crystal to store with your tarot cards for protection, purification and to empower your cards further.