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ALGIZ Rune

Algiz

Elderfuthark Rune ALGIZ

ALGIZ

Alternative Names

Alz, Elhaz, Eolh, Eolh-secg.

Key Phrase

‘Although your path may be fraught with danger, you have the power of protection within you.’

Meaning

An Elk, the horns or antlers of the elk, ‘elk-sedge’ – a water reed whose blades are sharp.

Viking Rune Equivalent and Meaning

Protection. Defence; the elk.

Divinatory Meaning

Protection, a shield.

I CHING

Completions

Tarot Card Equivalent

The Moon - 18 - XVIII

Corresponding Letter

Z

Associated Colour

Gold

Associated Herb

Angelica

Associated Gemstone

Amethyst

Associated Tree

Yew

Associated Myths and Deities

Sacred to Heindall – the Watcher and Gjallerhorn.

Manifestation Uses

To invokeprotection and hunting skills. Can be used to channel energies appropriately. To strengthen power and luck as well as the Life Force.

Relationship Interpretation

Caring and protecting of each other and the relationship.

Healing Colour and Qualities

Green

Algiz can be used to ease the mind; release blockages which cause stress headaches and migraines. Used to strengthen the entire body.

Talisman

As a talisman, the Algiz rune offers protection and helps build defences.

Algiz Drawn Upright

Keywords

Protection; sheltering yourself and others, holding onto what has been rightfully earned, the hand signal to ward off evil, temple, sanctuary, aspiration towards the divine, a strong symbol of protection against negative forces or energies, assistance, warning, support, a mentor or teacher; defence.

ALGIZ is ‘Protection’.

Algiz is the fifteenth rune of the set and the seventh rune in the second Aett. It is a rune of protection by an external force.

In Norse mythology, Heimdall’s role is guardian and protector. He is the watcher at the gate who guards the boundaries between the worlds and who charges all those entering and leaving with caution. He is the modern day ‘bouncer’ or security guard. He is best known for his horn, but his sword is just as important as it can be used for either offence or defence, depending upon the situation.

The Algiz rune’s traditional meaning is ‘protection’. It is the rune which comes between us and harms way in the physical world as well as the spiritual. This rune often also represents ‘peace’ and interestingly, today’s ‘Peace’ sign/symbol is the Algiz rune, encircled.

In the physical world, Algiz is a weapon of protection such as a sword, protecting with a sharp edge. In the spiritual world, Algiz represents a faith or belief in the gods or a god and that which is beyond our five physical senses.

Algiz represents the subconscious desire to put up defences against harm.

When Algiz is in play, you may feel the urge to protect and shelter yourself and those you hold close. You may feel a need to follow your instincts, safe in the knowledge that you are protected and secure. You may wish to hibernate or retreat from the world a little. There is no need for fear here as all is how it should be.

The Algiz is a difficult rune to interpret. It suggests that help will come from an unexpected quarter to ward off a threat of some kind.

Algiz offers a connection to the powers in whose hands lie our fate, and encourages us to channel our energies towards the greater good.

Keep hold of success or maintain a position you have won or earned.

When the Algiz rune is drawn, be assured that although your path ahead may be one of obstacles, trepidation and fears, you are well protected from within. You will be safe and secure in your actions and emotions, as long as do not act recklessly or in haste. All moves must be considered and built on firm foundations. Now is not the time to become complacent.

Algiz Drawn Reversed

Keywords

Hidden danger; loss of divine link; taboo; a warning siren or alarm.

When Algiz appears in a reading merkstave, it is a warning to proceed with caution and to not act rashly or hastily. You may be vulnerable to hostile influences at this time and need to concentrate on building your strength physically, emotionally and spiritually before moving forward.

Reversed, Algiz is a sign that hidden dangers lie ahead. Ill-health may be about to strike. It may also represent a warning to get a second (or third) opinion before proceeding with anything of importance (eg. signing contracts etc).

Joanne

Sacred Scribes    www.sacredscribes.net

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Comments

Razzak Razz on September 19, 2015:

thnx.to know many thing. and this sign show in my left hand and its show it 3 or 4 days