holistic rune meanings and correspondences for the elder futhark rune laguz

Laguz Rune

holistic rune meanings and correspondences for the elder futhark rune laguz

Laguz – Rune of Water

I’m sitting here in the days leading up to the New Moon in Cancer, sipping on a glass of water in the summer heat, pondering what the Element of Water means to us. Laguz is the rune of the Water Element, the unconscious mind, the astral realm, dreamwork, psychic energy and mediumship.

Water carries psychic energy. This is not a ‘New Age’ concept but has been known by mystics since the dawn of time. Think, for example of holy water or of how fasting to detox the blood is part of many spiritual paths. Water itself is a medium and it is in quite a literal sense what makes us able to channel messages from beyond. Try channelling or doing a psychic reading when you are dehydrated – It’s simply not possible!

Stripped back meaning based on the actual word and shape

Laguz is more akin to the English lake than it is to the modern Swedish word sjö (=lake). However ‘lagoon’ is lagun in modern Swedish and only one actual letter off the old NorseSome claim that Laguz could also relate to ‘leek’ but I’m not going to go there. I think that is a simple misunderstanding of words that sound similar but have different meanings. If you are interested in etymology may wish to check this Wiki article out to make your own mind up.

The shape of the rune is a vertical energy channel running between Yesod and Malkuth, the 9th and 10th spheres on the Tree of Life, with a hook into Yesod, the astral realm. When reversed, the hook is in the ground and we are quite literally ‘stuck in the mud.’


  • Polarity: Feminine
  • Zodiac correspondences: The Moon, Neptune
  • Tarot card correspondences: The High Priestess, The Moon, The Hanged Man, Suit of Cups
  • Archangel correspondences: Archangel Asariel and Archangel Gabriel
  • Chakra correspondences: Third Eye
  • Health: blood purity, detox, hydration levels

Divinatory Meanings

General: the astral plane, astral travel, dreamwork, mediumship, trance states, hydration levels, miasma, water, emotions, intuition, psychic energy – Reversed: blocked emotions, blocked psychic ability, dehydration, dullness

Love & relationships: strong emotional bond, telepathic communication – Reversed: not enough emotional affinity, emotional manipulation

Health/wellbeing: balanced emotions, drinking enough water, mastery of psychic ability – Reversed: need to drink more water, underdeveloped intuition, emotionally stuck/stunted

Business: a psychic medium, water company, bottled water, fishing rights, boat/shipping trade, cruise ships – Reversed: a lack of emotional affinity between colleagues or between employer-employees, water/water breaks not provided during working hours

Holistic Healing Tips for Laguz

Chant LAW-gooze to strengthen the intent during a fast or detox.

Sleep with the rune under your pillow when doing lucid dreaming or other forms of dreamwork.

Create your own holy water by drawing the Laguz rune over the water.

Use your holy water to purify ritual tools and objects.

Drink water that you bless with the Laguz sign whenever you can, to keep your psychic channels clear.

Use Laguz blessed water or draw Laguz over your third eye to cleanse it from psychic debris.


  • I accept and enjoy the purification of my mind and emotions.
  • I let go of toxic thoughts and feelings.
  • I allow myself to be cleansed.
  • I let go of unhealthy emotional attachments.
  • Cleansing is a joyful process that produces excellent results.
  • I take responsibility for my own psychic hygiene.
  • I am in control of my emotions.
  • My psychic abilities grow stronger day by day.
  • I am able to channel information from beyond the veil.
  • I am a clear and capable channel for the Divine.

To strengthen the effect of the affirmation, you can draw the Laguz rune over a glass of water. Say the affirmation out loud while holding the glass. Drink the water mindfully and see in your mind’s eye how the water spreads through the body, unclogging any blockages and clearing the path for Light to flood every cell of your body. Give thanks for your intuition, emotional well-being and psychic ability.

Laguz Prayer

Dear Mother-Father God, Thank you for how wonderfully you made me in your likeness and for the ability to clearly hear divine and angelic messages. Help me clear any blocks to my intuition and psychic ability now. Show me what I need to do to become the clearest channel possible. Amen and so it is!

Try the Laguz Rune Tarot spread!

Blessed be!

love raven liora

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