Algiz Elder Futhark Rune Meanings

Algiz Elder Futhark Rune Meanings

Algiz Elder Futhark Rune Meanings

Algiz – Rune of Shielding

When Algiz shows up, it is a sign that you need to become aware of your boundaries and possibly call down protection from on high. It is a rune of boundaries to others as well. When it shows up together with Eihwaz or Perthro, it is a sign that you need extra shielding for any psychic work you are doing. When it shows up with Gebo, it can indicate the need to shield from an energy vampire.

Stripped back meaning based on the actual word and shape

The shape of the Algiz rune resembles the horns of the elk (älg in modern Swedish) and it is from the elk the name of this rune has been derived.

We can also imagine the shape of a man with his arms reaching up to Heaven, invoking protection and assistance.


  • Polarity: Masculine
  • Zodiac correspondences: Capricorn, Aquarius
  • Colour correspondences: Black, white and dark red
  • Tarot card correspondences: The Devil, The Star
  • Archangel correspondences: Archangels Cassiel and Michael
  • Chakra correspondences: Root and Crown Chakras
  • Health: Postural issues, bones, CNS disorders

Divinatory Meanings

General: protection, shielding, boundaries, defence, ‘sourcing,’ courage, strong faith, overcoming temptation – Reversed: a lack of boundaries, a warning that protection is needed, a disconnect from Source, defeat, yielding to temptation, lowering one’s guard, a need to keep one’s cards close to one’s chest

Love & relationships: be mindful of your boundaries, and respect those of others as well – Reversed: co-dependency, psychic vampirism, somebody who reads their partner’s email or text messages

Health/wellbeing: good posture, bone healing, energetic downloads – Reversed: slouching, brittle bones, mental health issues, nervous tension, despondency

Business: an ambitious venture, a divinely inspired venture, security companies, bodyguards, firewalls, IT security – Reversed: a mole in the organisation, leaking information, a business partner who cannot be trusted, theft, uninspired ventures, hackers, industrial espionage

Holistic Healing Tips for Algiz

Take the stance of the rune to draw down Source energy and protection. Use your breath to connect Heaven and Earth, with your body as a conduit. Improvise with different ways of doing a circular breath that allows you to connect and feel safe.

Draw it in the four quarters while invoking the protection of Archangel Michael.

Visualise lots of them in a wreath around your solar plexus, with the ‘horns’ pointing out if you are meeting up with someone who likes to mooch off your energy.

Chant Algiz (AWHL-giz) to create a sense of stability and protection, while focusing on the red orb of energy at your base/root chakra and connecting this orb through a cord or chain to the core of Gaia.


  • I am fully connected to and protected by the forces of Love and Light.
  • God abides in me and wherever I am, God is.
  • I am safe.
  • The Universe has my back.
  • I have healthy boundaries in all my close personal relationships.
  • I respect the boundaries of others.
  • I am brave.

Algiz Prayer

Dear Mother-Father God, thank you for sending Archangel Michael and his bodyguard angels to watch over me now. Help me remember that I can always invoke angelic assistance and that when I do so, it is instant and complete. Grant me the courage to overcome my fear when I face adversity and to know that I am never alone. Amen and so it is!

Algiz and Hyperborean Water Magic

I cover the basics of a Hyperborean Water Magic HERE.

How to Charge the Water

  • Draw the rune over your glass or another glass vessel with the pointer and middle finger on your dominant hand.
  • Chant the name of the rune three times.
  • Visualise the rune glimmering in the colour of your choice as you chant (see colour correspondences above).
  • Visualise the light from the rune charging every molecule in the water until the light expands beyond the glass. When the light has formed an aura around the glass that you can see or feel with your hands, it is ready to drink/use.

Algiz Water Magic

Make Algiz-charged water as a remedy and drink it daily during the Waning Moon to release your boundary issues.

During the Waxing Moon, you can use this remedy to strengthen your connection with your Higher Self and your team in spirit.

Charge the water you drink in connection with any psychic work with Algiz for an added layer of protection and a pure line of communication with your team in spirit.

Drink water charged with the Algiz rune any time you need to bring yourself back into alignment, especially when your own thoughts and behaviours are attracting animosity from the outside.

Add Algiz-charged water or send Algiz energetically to any body of water that needs defending against pollution.

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