January 22, 2010

Laguz Reversed

Laguz is the letter L

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

The ocean seems interminable to men,
if they venture on the rolling barkand the waves of the sea terrify themand the courser of the deep heed not its bridle

From the ASRP, Laguz translates as ocean. It also often translated as river or water as well. Some translations of this rune are also Laukaz, which means leek, a type of plant that is probably well known in food stuffs, and also seems to have been considered holy, magical or both. However, for the most part, I am focused on Laguz as Water, and that is primarily it’s esoteric function.
At the heart of the power of water, is flow: The movement of water or liquids and examining how they flow, where they are flowing too, and at what speed it is flowing. When Laguz appears reversed, it suggests that the flow is being interacted with adversely. That flow may be stopped, damned up by actions, ideas or beliefs. The flow could be reduced to a mere trickle. It could also be a flow that is being fought. Rather then going with the flow, it is being fought against, possibly unknowingly as some flows are not always apparent. It may also be a choice to fight the flow, and through the struggle change the way things are going, for better or worse. Sometimes, you do have a choice in your actions, and you don’t have to those things which seem “pre-destined” (so to speak), but setting out on a different path might involve struggle, adversity and the application of effort that is more involved then what you may be used to. But if the goal is worth the effort, then fight the current and move towards your desires

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