Why do you consider yourself a novice?
I still think I am very much at the first steps of my path even with being on it for a few...
I read your profile; you mentioned working/study Norse and Celtic? I would love to hear what you learned. I have crept around the Celtic and Dove deep into the depths of Norse practice and myths.
What type of Runes do you use; Furthark( I do not know if I spelled that right) or Ogham?
I recently picked up the habit of collecting gemstones and crystals. I would love to learn what you have and why you chose those if you have a reason.