I performed a general reading for you using the World Tree Spread. This spread works best for complex or broad issues that do not necessarily require a direct answer. Basically, I asked the deck what, if any, messages it had for you. This is merely my interpretation of that message. At the bottom of the post and in the next one, I've attached images of the cards that I drew during this reading for your convenience and for you to study them for yourself. Perhaps you may see another level of significance that was hidden to me.
The first card in the World Tree Spread is the Roots, i.e., the root, or heart of the issue. The card I drew was the Five of Stones: Endurance. This card can symbolize the hope to see beyond our current and past trials, and inner strength/knowledge that allows us that hope. As his place on the Wheel of the Year is during the movement from Yule to Imbolc, the card illustrates the human ability to move beyond the dark, coldness of winter into the budding, renewal of spring. I understood the card to be saying that you have recently gone through such trial, one that was like the clinging ice of winter, and have finally begin to emerge in a sweeter spring in your life. However, like the darkness that surrounds the child in the card, this trial is still fresh enough to be a constant reminder to you of its previous presence in your life. But (big but!), just as the child knows to light a fire to drive away the night, you also possess the knowledge to keep moving forward into your spring. This card is also of the suit representing Earth, so I would say that it is advising you to endure, just as the stone does, and to flow forward like melting ice from a mountain top, down into the greener valley of your present and future.
The second card is the Branches, and represents the possibilities of the issue at hand. For this position of the spread, I drew the Eight of Vessels: Rebirth. This card symbolizes the abundance, overflowing possibilities of the future through the acceptance of the past, and the lessons you have learned from it. These lessons are a gift, and I believe that the card communicates that your trial has made you stronger. You have emerged reborn and renewed, flowing forward just as your element, water, must always do, also meaning that you cannot dwell on the past. To do so is to deny your nature, the lessons you have learned, and the possibilities that lie ahead of you.
The third card is the East, and represents what you will take with you on your journey through life. For this position, I drew the Wheel. This card symbolizes the constant, inevitable passing of time, and also possesses a strong link to the element of water. However, the water in this card is still and the robe on the loom, decorated with a wheel, waits for its maker to finish it. Change cannot be avoided and you have been presented with a choice. You must commit to one answer for this choice, either to do or do not. Because you have the knowledge gifted to you by your recent trial, you are equipped to make this choice.
The fourth card is West, and represents what you will leave behind you. Here, I drew the Nine of Vessels: Generosity. This card shows how the knowledge of kindness, once recognized as one of the greatest aspects of wisdom, leads to the card's namesake. Your trial has given you this knowledge, and thus, like a pitcher tipped, you both are the giver of generosity and the receiver. Through your kind-hearted sharing of the blessings in your life, you will continue to reap this reward. I believe that it also means for you that you are to continue on the path you have set yourself upon.
The fifth card is the South, and represents what you hope for. For this position, I drew the Page of Vessels: Otter (looots of water themes in your readings, haha!). This card symbolizes the possession of knowledge concerning both the secular and the sacred. I believe that because you possess this knowledge, you are a mediator between the two realms, and I also think it represents your abilities to read and interpret the runes. I believe that you desire to move fully beyond your trial and, like the otter, to swim without leaving ripples in your wake and disturbing the peace you have worked so hard to achieve within yourself. You have this ability and once you commit yourself to fully going forward, it will kick in, so to speak, as it is instinctive for you.
The sixth card is the North, and it represents what you fear. The card I drew here was the Nine of Arrows: Dedication. This card symbolizes the dedication one must have when using your abilities and skills for a greater good. You have begun this through your offering of readings of runes, and through other means in your life. It is this dedication that you must also give to moving forward, and learning to not resist the current. You fear completely committing to this, however, as your ties to the past are still too near for you to totally sever. However, you must realize that dedicating yourself to going on with your life will lead you fully out of your budding spring and into a generous and prosperous summer.
The seventh card is the Path through the Wood, and represents what will enable you to engage with the issue at hand. You will need confidence, frankness with yourself, and self-empowerment in order to dedicate yourself fully to moving on. Thus, it was fortuitous that the Queen of Stones: Bear was drawn.
Like this great creature, you possess an open-hearted warmness to your personality, and it draws people to you. Remember that, and draw strength from that knowledge. Ground yourself in it, and think of it as solid stone under your feet when it feels as if the current is sweeping you away too quickly.
The eighth and final card is the Hidden Wisdom of the Tree, and represents knowledge that you will need on your journey. The card that was drawn here was the Three of Stones: Creativity. This card symbolizes the inner voice of artists and dreamers and the need to use it in order to achieve your potential. I believe this card shares with you that you must consider your creativity, your generosity, your knowledge, and your kind-hearted nature as stones off which you can kick up and into the current that will take you into your summer.
Overall, this was a very positive reading and I'm more than happy to have done such a one for you! I hope it was helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions and feel free to leave feedback!