We see in the story the Havamal1 that the God Odin hung on a tree (possibly Yggdrasil – the World Tree) for nine days and nights. The first six represent the God himself and the last three make up his spear, Gungnir. The set up looks like so:
The layout image isn’t much the way it looks here. Numbers 1 and 5 are suppose to be Odin’s legs and feet, numbers 2 and 6 are his arms and hands, number 3 is his body and number 4 is his head. The spear is standing up at Odin’s side and consists on numbers 7, 8 and 9. If you use a great deal of imagination you may start to see how the picture is suppose to look. To read this layout follow this guide.
The column with numbers 1 and 2 represent the past factors that have acted on the question you have asked.
The column with numbers 3 and 4 represent the present forces on the question.
The column with the number 5 and 6 represent the outcome of the question.
The last column that shows Odin’s spear represents the powers you have or need to deal with each of the previous three columns.
If you wish to record your rune casts I’ve created a a printable recording sheet for the Odin’s Nine Layout rune cast.
File: Odin’s Nine Layout Record Sheet
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