Norse (Viking): Inguz
Old English: Ing
Other Names/Spellings: Enguz, Iggus, Ingvarr, Ingwar
Letter Equivalent NG compound consonant as in finger.
Translation: Angel. The god Ing
Harmony. Approval. Unity, agreement. Love. Peace.
Ingwaz is named for the Norse hero-god Ing, who came from across
the sea to unite his people of Viking Jutland, and returned
whence he came leaving peace and harmony. Ingwaz representing
Ing therefore symbolises peace, unity, harmony, agreement,
togetherness and undying love between romantic partners.
It portends completion, the certainty of a conclusion. This
could include the male orgasmic force, or birth as the
conclusion to pregnancy. Ingwaz is associated with healthy,
wholesome sexuality, a strong, affectionate family, and a safe,
secure hearth and home. It also symbolizes protection, and
contains the idea of a beacon, a light shining in the darkness,
and therefore, spiritual inspiration.
On your spiritual path you may feel isolated, but within you
burns the fire of inspiration urging you onward and upward. Feed
the fire by perseverance. Seek answers but don't get encumbered
with irrelevant questions. Live one day at a time, knowing that
the past is just a memory, the future just a dream, and the here
and now is what matters.
Ingwaz has no reverse.
Love, harmony or peace may be hard to achieve, but persevere.
A lover may be shy - help them to declare.
Runic Number: 22
Element: Earth and Water
Associated gods: Ing, Frey
Astrological Correspondence: Cancer, the New Moon.
Tarot Talk by Leila Vey
is a good choice for Ingwaz. The Moon also shares some
correlations, although I would not say this is the strongest of
links, (especially when compared to the Moon/Laguz association).
My choice for Ingwaz is Temperance. Temperance and
Judgement are very similar cards in their overall energies.
Judgement is stronger on the conclusion aspect, but Temperance is
stronger in the balance, peace, unity and harmony qualities.
Temperance is a beacon of light, an angel that protects, and
heals duality or polarity. Both Temperance and Judgement are
highly regenerative cards.