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DAGAZ - The Rune of Transformation


Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Dagaz
Norse (Viking): Dag, Daeg
Old English: Daeg
Other names/spellings: Daaz, Dagr, Dagar, Dagur,
                                   Dags, Daguz

Pronunciation: Daw-ghawz

English Letter Equivalent
D as in dog, DJ as in Django Reinhardt, DTH as in breadth


Day. Daylight. Dawn. Breakthrough. Radical change.

A breakthrough. A new dawn or a major change of direction. Achievement and prosperity, a successful conclusion to a passage. Darkness is behind you because a new day has begun.

Dagaz means day, and in the Nordic lands of long nights and winters, the day is strongly associated with light and life. Dagaz is the essence of natural daylight, the new light of dawn, and the strength of the sun. Spiritually, it is the divine light, the high point of the natural cycle of darkness-light-darkness. It signifies brightness, growth, progress, development, and sometimes fundamental change.

sprucePersonal Interpretation
The divine light is guiding you towards your goal. Remain true, and good fortune will be with you. You are well protected by the power of the light. It will give you clear vision to avoid dangers, but don't be blinded by your ego. Remain humble and thankful for all the good things that come to you.

Dagaz has no reverse.

A false dawn. The time is not right for change. The daylight is yet to come. Persevere and trust in your strength and ability.

hempRunic Number: 24

Color:  Light Blue  

Element: Fire and Air

Polarity: Male

Associated gods: Heimdall

                                           Astrological Correspondence: The full moon

Tarot Talk by Leila Vey
I have seen Dagaz associated with The Universe (World) card, the Sun card, and the Magician card. I could argue a fair case for any of these connections.

My choice, however, is The Fool. The Fool faces a new day and is full of optimism as he seeks growth, progress, change and enlightenment. He is the Innocent, filled to the brim with divine light and trust. His mere presence chases away all hints of darkness.

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The Rune Poem: Verse XXIV Dagaz
Day is Odin's messenger, dear to men,
The Ruler's glorious light,
Mirth and hope to prosperous and poor,
Useful to all.


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