Laguz


Oracular Interpretation Key Words Mantra Stöödhur(Positions) Magickal Uses



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Laguz (Proto-Germanic): a body or water (or laukaz: leek); Lagus (Gothic): water;
Lagu (Old English): sea, water; Lögr (Old Norse): sea, water (or laukr: leek)




Phonetic value: l
Esoteric interpretation of names: life energy and organic growth.
Ideographic interpretation: a wave, or the quick growing green portion of the leek.




Laguz is the basic life energy of the multiverse and the secret
source of all organic life. Laguz is the lög (Old Norse
for log) of life, throughout the multiverse and in Midgard. Here are the
cosmic laws that govern the development of life forms.

This Rune represents the primal waters of Niflheimr that hold the latent,
amorphous potential of life, which must begin as ice and given energy by the
power of Muspellsheimr's fire for the potential to become actualized in manifested form.

This is a potent Rune of initiation - especially the initiation into life.
The mystery of vatni ausa (the ritual sprinkling with water) of the
ancient Nordic doctrine of rebirth -aptrburdhr - is contained herein.
The functions of Uruz and Laguz are closely interrelated on different levels.

Laguz also contains the watery rite of passage at the end of life -
the crossing of the primeval waters into the realm of the dead. The myths of
Odin as the ferryman of the souls come into play here. The ship burial of the
Vikings and the symbolic water crossing used by them are also examples of this belief.

The word Laukaz also means "leek," which is also expressed into he Old Norse name Laukr.
This stands as a symbol of organic growth, phallic power (virtue), and fertility in the physical as
well as spiritual realms. Laguz reigns over herbal magick lore, known in Old Norse as
lyf and in Old English as lac-nunga. The shining leek (ítrlaukr) was
often given to a young man when he had proven himself as a warrior.


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Key Words:
Life
Primal water
Passage to and from life
Growth
Vital power


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Galdr (Mantra):
laguz laguz laguz
llllllllll
lu la li le lo
(lug lag lig leg log)
ul al il el ol
lo le li la lu
lllllaaaaaguuuuu
llllllllll


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Stadha (Position):
Stand erect with both arms stretched straight out in front of your chest, slanted downward.
Your palms should face the ground. You can also practice with your palms facing the sky.


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Magickal Uses:
Guidance through difficult initiatory tests.
Increase in vitality and life force.
Gathering of amorphous magickal power for formation and structuring by the will.
Increase in "magnetism."
Development of "second sight."


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Oracular Interpretation:



Unseen powers are active here, powers that nourish, shape and connect.
The attributes of this Rune are water, fluidity, the ebb and flow of
emotions, careers and relationships. Laguz encourages you to
immerse yourself in the experience of living without having to evaluate
or understand. It speaks to the satisfaction of emotional needs to
the awakening of the intuitive or lunar side of your nature. For
while the sun strives for differentiation, the moon draws us
toward union and merging.

This Rune often signals a time for cleansing: for revaluing, reorganizing, realigning.
A Rune of deep knowing, it may call you to study spiritual matters in readiness for
self-transformation. Success now lies in contacting your intuitive wisdom and
attuning to your own rhythms. A Rune of the self-relating rightly to the Self,
Laguz signifies what alchemists called theconjunction or sacred
marriage. In fairy tales, it is the end where the hero and heroine live
happily ever after.


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Reversed:



A counsel against overreach and excessive striving.
Drawing Flow Reversed is a warning against trying to
exceed your own strength, or operate beyond the power
you have funded to date in your life.

Laguz Reversed often indicates a failure to draw upon the wisdom of instinct.
As a result, the intuitive side of your nature may be languishing, leaving you out
of balance. What is called for now is to go within, to honor the receptive side
of your Warrior Nature.

--Copied word for word from The Book of Runes by Ralph H. Blum

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