“The Icelandic Rune Poem”
The Anglo-Saxons knew this rune as Lagu, while the more northerly Germanic peoples called it Logr.
In the common alphabet, it’s pronunciation is the letter “L”.
As the words of the rune poem imply, Laguz, is a rune of water. It is closely connected with the tides, both those that occur in the sea and those that are found in the human heart. The shape of the upright rune is said to denote a swelling tide, while its inverted form represents the ebb. The symbols of Laguz are almost exclusively of the sea, or at least semi-aquatic in nature. In the animal kingdom, the otter and the seal are prominent. Its birds are the gull and the cormorant. Even its symbolic tree, the willow, is often found on the banks of lakes, pools and streams. Of course, the sleek ships of the vikings fell under its auspices as, indeed, do sea shells.
Laguz is a rune that signifies deep spiritual love. It is a particulary good omen to receive as an answer to a relationship question. Even if your love life is going through some stormy times, this rune indicates that you will come through the upheavals of the waves of emotion and will find a safe haven once more. Laguz can also be regarded as a rune of travel, especially over the sea. Inner journeys are signified by Laguz, too, which symbolises the depths of the soul. It may furthermore have indications of fertility because it is one of the runes favourable to pregnancy. In more material concerns, too, Laguz promises material good fortune and success. It should be remembered that the ancient Norse peoples were traders, as well as pirates, and to them the sea was a trackless path to wealth. However, as in the sea, there is an ebb and flow in the tides of life, and you may have to wait a while before things move in your direction. Remember that anything worth having is worth waiting for, and that all you need to do is to have patience for good fortune to flow to you. You may be feeling somewhat powerless when the Laguz rune is drawn: other people may seem to be making all the moves and you can only wait for your turn. Remember that this is a rune of good fortune and that your turn will surely come. There is an old prayer that asks for the Gods to send a fair wind. Send it he will, but you will have to hoist your own sails to make the most of it.
When inverted, this rune is overly emotional and disturbing. If you draw Laguz in the inverted position, it could denote that you are being too assertive. Demanding immediate results in an aggressive manner is counter-productive. You may be cursing fate for some misfortune and drowning your sorrows with alcohol. Try to be more logical. Exercise patience a little more and, above all, be calm.
Body Part: Kidneys and bladder.
Associated Maladies: UTI. Kidney disease.
Action: Water retention, edema, fluid swelling.
Solution: Drying things out – diuretics. Lancing infections with fluid buildup.