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Laguz - The Water Rune


Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Laguz
Norse (Viking): Logr, Laukaz
Old English: Lagu
Other Names/Spellings: Laaz, Lagur, Lagus, Laukar,
                                    Laukr, Logur

Pronunciation: Lah-gooze

English Letter Equivalent
L as in let.

Water, lake, lagoon.

Water, sea, ocean, river or lake. Cleansing, tide.

Associations with water in all its forms. Cleansing action. Tidal movement - ebb and flow. Fortuitous omen for overseas travel, fishing or other aquatic activities.

Laguz means water, a vital part of life, but a constant danger, just as our journey through life encounters risks. Laguz contains elements of fluidity, changeability, and a lack of control. It represents the sensual madness of sexuality, the unconscious, intuitive, and psychic abilities. It’s deceptive elements come from its variety, rather than from any menace. Traditionally, Laguz is the ultimate female rune.

osier willowPersonal Interpretation
Only by attunement to creation will your life truly flow as it is meant to. Emotional balance comes from harmony with creation around you. For example, natural foods lead to natural flow, whereas unnatural foods lead to disharmony and stagnation.

The sea is always fluid and moving, so it should be with your life. Embrace change itself, for it is the only true constant in life.

Storm, flood, waves, corrosion or other destructive action of water. Danger of sinking or drowning.

Beware mariners or others associated with water who may be trying to trick you.

Runic Number: 21leek

Color:  Dark Green 

Element: Water

Polarity: Female

Associated gods: Njord, Nerthus

Astrological Correspondence: The Moon


Tarot Talk by Leila Vey

I have seen Laguz linked with Temperance, and The High Priestess, but I feel its strongest connection, by far, is with The Moon.

When I read about Laguz, I might as well be reading a description of the Moon card. It is truly a perfect and profound fit. It is probably the best rune/tarot fit in the entire Futhark.

visit Leila's site at http://tarot.leila.ca

The Rune Poem: Verse XXI Laguz
Water seems interminable to men
If they should venture on a shaky bark;
And the sea-surges greatly frighten them,
And the sea-steed takes no heed of the curb.



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