It’s important to draw your rune or runes in the exact way they come into your hand.
I once had an acquaintance who, while giving me a tarot card reading, instantly corrected any reversed cards before laying them on the table. I found this curious, and as my occult studies progressed I discovered the inaccuracies that can result from this practice.
My acquaintance was operating under the assumption that reversed cards were somehow bad or harmful. All divinatory tools, whether tarot cards, runes, I Ching, etc. are neither good nor bad – they are simply mirrors that reflect the seeker’s life situation and/or the circumstances surrounding her query. Because the reversed card, rune, or coin has a different (sometimes much different) interpretation than its upright counterpart, it’s not possible to give or receive an accurate reading if the tool is altered as the reading is occurring.
That said, drawing a reversed rune isn’t my favorite occurrence because it typically means I’m being called out on something. This is usually an imbalance within that will be reflected back to me by the outside world. In a few cases however the reversed rune has served as an advance warning of a detrimental person or situation I was being advised to avoid. Listen to your heart, use discernment, and trust your instincts when you draw a reversed rune. In all cases you have the choice to let the information empower you.