Laguz – Rune Meaning

“Our future selves call us from infinite pasts, and each night are eroded with our dreams.”

Laguz – “Log-uhz” – Literally: “Water” or Ocean – Esoteric: Unconscious, Collective Memory

Rune of the unconscious context of becoming or the evolutionary process. Rune of Life’s longing for itself.

Psi: emotion, psychic powers, unconscious mental processes, love, dreaming

Energy: life energy, ocean spirit, origins of life, collective unconscious, the astral plane, love as unity, evolution

Mundane: water, imagination, occultism, dreams

Divinations: Life, passing a test, sea of vitality and of the unconscious growth, memory, dreams; or fear, circular motion, avoidance, withering, depression, manipulations, emotional blackmail, lack of moral fiber, fantasy, poison, toxicity


Transpersonal powers
Mastery of emotion in order to shape wyrd
Guidance through difficult initiatory tests, ie. initiation into life
Increase in vitality and life force
Communication between your conscious mind to another’s unconscious mind
Development of ‘second sight’ or prophetic wisdom
All powers of dreaming (lucid dreams, astral projection)

    My Notes:

    Water is the symbol of unconscious and invisible Life forces. All of life is dependent on water, and therefore Laguz represents the universal ocean, the supreme unity of all life: past, present and future. The dream state and the Jungian “shadow” element both linger beneath its surface, and the human unconscious is revealed when explored and exposed to the conscious mind. We ‘take the plunge’. To the runic initiate the unconscious forces are controlled for good use through mastery of runic skills. Still, the initiate understands the potency of the unconscious sea to break loose from its control and is ever watchful.

    The substance of Laguz is everywhere present, pervades all things and underlies all manifestation. It is the living energy out of which everything is made. It sustains and enriches any idea that is projected into it. The ability to see clairvoyantly and into the future are psychic talents associated with Laguz, as is protection from physical and psychic poisons.

    The rune can be used in establishing a communications link from your conscious mind, under willful intent, to the unconscious mind of another. Caution and much wisdom must be exercised in such subtle manipulations.

    Water is a psychically chargeable medium, and this includes all vital liquids such as blood and spittle. These are the fluids that carry your Life Force and act as a bonding medium for many, if not all, of your psycho-spiritual constructs.

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    10 thoughts on “Laguz – Rune Meaning”

    1. This is a fantastic site, as I am embarking on my study of the runes. I have ordered rune cards so as to speed and simplify my learning, before progressing to buying the stones. I love how you are broken down in depth the meaning of each stone, I was looking for something like this to attend my studies.

    2. Havin:
      Welcome to Rune Secrets. If you read the posting on this site for each Rune you will learn the kinds of energies each Rune has. The first person that we must learn to focus and ‘use’ rune energies on is ourself. To cut to the core, we influence others primarily by our own behaviour and inner power.

      Casting runes to influence others is essentially interferring with their path. There is a price to pay. It should never be undertaken lightly – if at all. You might consider buying Tyriels new book Rune Secrets. In it he describes the runes in terms of how they apply to our personal growth. I’d recommend it as a good place to start in understanding the influence of each rune.

    3. Tyriel, could you make a whole section with all the runes that have had in depth article written on them. With the way is is now they may not be in the list if people have posted.

    4. I will read that. I am only pulling one rune as I am really trying to learn and I have difficulty beyond one rune as to the relations. I understand a bit but not enough to interpret correctly, of course some it just intuition.

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