“Daeg the glorious light of the sun is sent by the high One, is beloved of men, a source of hope and happiness to rich and poor alike, of service to all.”
“The Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem”
The Anglo-Saxon name for this rune, Daeg, is related to the word for “day” in many European languages. Its pronunciation and letter in the common alphabet, is the letter “D”.
Dagaz represents noon, when the sun is at the highest point of its course. It also means daylight itself, especially the long hours of glorious sunshine at midsummer, which are the primary symbolic elements of this rune. If the twenty-four runes are laid out in a cicle, then Dagaz will appear at precisely the opposite point of Jera.
In runic calender, Jera represents midwinter, when the sun is at its weakest, and Dagaz symbolises the sun in its full strength. The rowan tree and Norway spruce are the trees associated with Dagaz. It is also symbolised by the herb sage.
Dagaz is a rune of happiness and prosperity. It does, however, suggest that major changes will soon occur.
Yet this rune is also one of laughter, fun and wonderful new experiences.
Dagaz is a good rune to receive if you have been suspended in a period of waiting as it signifies the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. A fresh burst of activity is to be expected when this rune appears. It can also show a breakthrough following a period of frustration that exposes preveiously hidden information. Indeed, secrets are about to be revealed when Dagaz makes an appearance. It will motivate your actions and lead you to a position from which you can take an enlightened stance on any issue taht troubles you. This new enlightenment will give you the opportunity to plan for the future sensibly. However, Dagaz is not all about serious life-path changes and there is a strong element of fun in the rune. In some cases, it signals playtime because the new perspective that it gives reveals that life ins’t all hard work and self-denial. You may find new avenues to explore with child-like wonder. A marvellous sense of humor is evident, too, proving that life is worth living. This association with childhood goes beyond you personally. In fact, anything to do with children is auspicious. Most rune readers think taht Dagaz is always beneficial, having no inverted meaning. However, should this rune appear in a negative position of fall face down repeatedly, it signals the end of an era and warns that you may have to wait a while before the new beginning occurs.
Body Part: Cognitive functions of the brain.
Associated Maladies: Learning disorders, mental retardation, fogginess, inattention.
Solution: Warmth. Starting over.