Unlike some divination tools that are used to predict the future, Runes are an oracle which gives counsel to the enquirer, offering an approach to understanding the problem at hand, as well as possible outcomes and solutions on one’s spiritual path. As each Rune can have several meanings, which may appear cryptic or broad, it is best to be specific in framing your questions, using your intuition to let the Runes speak to you.
Having a basic understanding of each Rune is important, and rather than trying to memorise them, it is perhaps more helpful to reading a little about each Rune as part of your daily practice. It goes without saying that the more you use them, the more you are likely to have a better understanding from your readings. Keeping a Rune Journal to record your readings can also be beneficial, as this will encourage you to focus more on your own instincts.