holistic rune meanings and correspondences for the elder futhark rune dagaz

Dagaz Rune Meanings

dagaz rune meanings and correspondences

Dagaz – Rune of Enlightenment

As Jera is the rune of the cycle of the year, Dagaz is the rune of the cycle of each day. It is the rune of the breaking dawn, when the first light hits the retina and we find ourselves fully awake… but it goes far beyond this to talk about spiritual light, awakening and ascension for which the dawn is a symbol.

Stripped back meaning based on the actual word and shape

Just as previously mentioned in our discussion about Mannaz, the shape of this rune is a stylised, angular version of the lemniscate or infinity symbol. Here we find it liberated from the constraints of the physical body, the duality of 3D consciousness and the limitations of the ego mind. This is quite literally our Higher Mind that we can connect with through meditation and that we are left with after we die.

As you can imagine, if we have spent this incarnation listening only to the monkey chatter of the ego-mind, we will find ourselves very lost indeed when we pass on to the Other Side.

This Higher Mind is literally limitless. The more of it we harness, the more miracles we will experience in our lives. But more importantly, the more of it we harness, the more brightly we will shine as beacons of hope in a world that so desperately needs it.

This rune brings with it the idea of a return to the zero point in the middle of the lemniscate.  There is complete equanimity there, as well as harmony/integration/transcendence of opposites. On a physical level, there is complete harmony between two equally well-developed brain hemispheres.

You may have seen the pronunciation for this rune as ‘DAY-gahz’ elsewhere. That is not likely to be close to the old Norse pronunciation. I’m going with ‘DAWG-ahs’ myself which is closer to the modern Swedish ‘dagas.’


  • Polarity: Gender neutral
  • Zodiac correspondences: N/A
  • Tarot card correspondences: N/A except for extras such as ‘The Kingdom Within All’ or ‘The Black Cat’
  • Archangel correspondences: Archangel Metatron, Higher Self
  • Chakra correspondences: Soul Star Chakra and the Higher Heart Chakra
  • Health: harmony, sanity, brain health, eye disorders

Divinatory Meanings

General: enlightenment, awakening, hope, transcendence, acceptance (for without it there can be no hope), dawn, ‘seeing the light at the end of the tunnel’ – Reversed: N/A

Love & relationships: a relationship between awakened partners who have consciousness evolution as their common goal; dullness could be indicated if poorly aspected – Reversed: N/A

Health/wellbeing: focus on holistic modalities that bring about a general sense of harmony and wellbeing, daily meditation as a prescription, no longer sweating the small stuff, epileptic seizures, problems affecting the eyesight – Reversed: N/A

Business: a business focused on bringing consciousness evolution to the world – Reversed: N/A

Holistic Healing Tips for Dagaz

Chanting ‘DAWG-ahs’ while visualising first light breaking in the East can remind us that all is well and that this too shall pass. The light always returns and darkness isn’t ‘real’ – it is merely an absence of the Light. We carry the Light Eternal within us.

Since this is the rune of hope and enlightenment, I can only add: use it liberally – sprinkle it like fairy dust because it can never do any harm!


  • I accept that everything is in divine order.
  • I AM.
  • I am a beacon of hope.
  • The light in my eyes tells a story of hope.
  • I love the world like the sun loves the world first thing in the morning.
  • There is always a solution.
  • To be alive is to be in harmony.
  • Eternity is my home.

To strengthen the effect of the affirmation, you can draw the Dagaz rune over a glass of water. Say the affirmation out loud while holding the glass. Drink the water slowly and visualise the morning sun filling your whole body with the Light of Eternity.

Dagaz Prayer

Dear Mother-Father God, Help me accept the seemingly limiting circumstances I find myself in and realise that everything is well. With your guiding hand, I can liberate my mind and harmonise my existence. Thank you for your loving support on this journey and that I only have to lift my eyes to be filled with light and hope once more. Amen and so it is!

Try the Dagaz Light Eternal Rune Tarot Spread!

Blessed be!

Lisa Frideborg

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