## Rune Name: Laguz
Germanic Name: Laguz, Water, Lake, or Laukaz (Leek)
Phonetic Value: L
Translation: Lake, Leek, Water
Modern English: Lake or Leek
Rune Number: 21 of the Elder Futhark & 5 of Tyr’s Aett
Color Association(s): Deep Green
Elemental Association(s): Earth , Water
Herbal Association(s): Leek
Tree Association(s): Willow
Astrological Association(s): Moon
Month/Days: April 29 thru May 14
Chakras: Root, Sacral
Tarot Card(s): The Moon , Queen of Cups , 6 of Swords
Magickal Uses: When drawn with Mannaz or Raidho could indicate a journey over a body of water. Use to develop intuition, as well as ease emotions. Draw on your forehead & intone to increase those powers. Great rune for creativity & writer’s block. Helps to heal emotions.
Overall Meanings/Keyword(s): Lake, Water , Fluidity, Primal Void, Passage, Initiation, Possibility. Renewal, Strength , Justice , Magic, Intuition, Creativity, Emotional Balance. Principle of cosmic water welling up & containing the potential for life. The great sea of dynamic forces into which you are thrust during your voyage of becoming. Water & all life-giving abundance. Water is everywhere, the sky above, around, below, & in us. Water sustains & moves. We all have hidden springs & Laguz helps to discover them in waking or dreaming states.
Ancient Folklore: Water cannot be controlled; it freezes & melts & flows as the climate dictates.
Brightstave/Upright: Allow the flow, meet potential, & go along with obstacles rather than fight them. Listen for the lessons found in the deep, dark waters of the void. Create space for both the darkness & the radiance to reach you. Stern tests in life indicated that you have the vital energies to stand these tests. The self evolves through the experience of true initiation. The transition from one state of being to another. Begin at once to act. Control of the self is most needed. Do not fear the journey. Personal growth will occur through perhaps uncomfortable situations.
Merkstave/Reversed: Fear of change, fear of the journey, & the unknown vastness within the deep of self are present. The danger of going in circles, avoiding the path, avoiding life. Failing the test is indicated. Stunted growth, withering, poverty. Access to deep self is blocked.
Affirmation: I invite the mystery & darkness to swirl through my mind, body, & spirit. I cleanse the clogged pathways of my psyche & clear a passage for the enlightenment that can only come from the void.
Meditation: Laguz Guided Meditation - Magin Rose
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