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Bifrost Layout

Here again we have a rune cast that makes use of Norse Mythology. According to Norse Mythology, Bifröst is the bridge that connects two worlds together, the world of the gods and the world of the humans. Since Bifröst acts as a connection between the humans and the gods we get a sense with this layout that our answers and the help the runes give us are coming straight from the gods themselves.

The order for this layout is again a simple one. Bifröst is often said to be a rainbow bridge between two worlds so we make use of the basic colors of the rainbow for the position. You may have seen the “Roy G. Biv” trick taught to children to help them remember the colors of the rainbow. This is where we come up with the positions and names for this layout.

Bifrost Layout

Bifrost Layout


  1. Red: Attitude of the past
  2. Orange: Effects of the past
  3. Yellow: Attitude of the present
  4. Green: Effects of the present
  5. Blue: Attitude of the future
  6. Indigo: Effects of the future
  7. Violet: Overall outcome

Things to be aware of for this cast

This cast is pretty straightforward and there’s not too much you need to be aware of. You just want to make sure that you’re reading the correct runes for the position you place them in. It’s basically a “Past, Present, Future” layout with a few exceptions. More often than not in a “Past, Present, Future” layout we are only dealing with the effects of each and not the attitudes of those positions. The attitude portions of this cast help to give us insight into why the effects have taken place, are taking place or may take place. If you’re not sure what I mean by this let’s look at a simple example.

We’ll pretend that you’ve cast this layout to find out about a possible promotion at work. When you start to read your runes for this cast the first rune you select will be for the “Attitude of the past” – meaning your attitude about past promotions you may or may not have received. In the past, if you had been a hard worker with a positive outlook and have received a promotion, the runes may be able to let you know that it was, in fact, your outlook and work efforts that helped you get the promotion.

One other thing you need to be aware of is the last rune for this cast, “Violet: Overall Outcome.” For most “Past, Present, Future” rune readings you won’t have an overall outcome because the “future” position will usually represent the outcome. For this rune layout the overall outcome position is there to help provide a more in-depth look at the outcome. We still need to make sure that we look at the overall meaning to the cast by taking all the other runes into consideration, but we must not forget that there is also a rune to show us the overall outcome. Such a rune can be very helpful to us at times so we should not take it too lightly.

Recording Sheet

If you wish to record your rune casts I’ve created a a printable recording sheet for the Bifröst Layout rune cast.

File: Bifrost Layout Record Sheet
Version: 1.0
Downloads: 1892
Format: PDF
Filesize: 124.21 kB

Color Association Chart

Black
Ward negativity, Remove hexes, Protection, Spirit contact, Truth, Remove discord or confusion.

Blue (dark)
Truth, Dreams, Protection, Change, Meditation, Impulse

Blue (light)
Psychic awareness, Intuition, Opportunity, Understanding, Quests, Safe journey, Patience, Tranquility, Ward depression

Brown
Endurance, Animal health, Steadiness, Houses and homes, Physical objects, Uncertainties

Gold
Solar energy, Power, Physical strength, Success, Achievement, Mental growth, Skill sought, Healing energy, Intuition, Divination, Fortune

Green
Nature-type faerie magick, Luck, Fertility, Healing, Balance, Employment, Prosperity, Courage, Agriculture, Changing direction or attitudes

Green-Yellow
To negate discord, Sickness, Anger, Jealousy

Indigo
Meditation, Spirit communication, Karma workings, Ward slander

Lavender
Spiritual development, Psychic growth, Divination, Sensitivity to the Otherworld, Blessings

Orange
Strength, Healing, Pulling things to you, Adaptability, Luck, Vitality, Encouragement, Clearing the mind, Dominance

Pink
Honor, Mortality, Friendships, Emotional love

Purple
Power, Spiritual development, Intuition, Ambition, Healing, Progress, Business, Spiritual communication, Psychic ability, Protection

Red
Fire Elemental, Strength, Power, Energy, Health, Vigor, Enthusiasm, Courage, Passion, Sexuality

Silver
Lunar magick, Mediation, Psychic development, Success, Balance, Wards negativity

Violet
Self-improvement, Intuition, Success in searches

White
Full moon magick, Purity, Protection, Truth, Meditation, Peace, Sincerity, Justice, Warding of doubts and fears

Yellow
Divination, Clairvoyance, Mental alertness, Intellectual growth, Prosperity, Learning, Changes, Harmony, Creativity