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August 1, 2010 – Dagaz


Dagaz

Dagaz is the letter D

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

Day, the glorious light of the Creator, is sent by the Lord;
it is beloved of men, a source of hope and happiness to rich and poor,and of service to all

As an interesting counterpoint to the energies of Jera, August first is marked by Dagaz, the rune of Day, change, and awakening. While the energies of Jera are slow, patient and methodical, Dagaz is quick to change, abrupt, and changeable. In their relationship, it could be seen that Dagaz is aggressive change that is being set in motion, to be followed through with Jera, to sustain, encourage and nurture it, so that those changes may become something new.

June 29, 2010 – Dagaz

Dagaz

Dagaz is the letter D

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

Day, the glorious light of the Creator, is sent by the Lord;
it is beloved of men, a source of hope and happiness to rich and poor,and of service to all.

You might have noticed that I have not been posting comments with some of my rune of the day posts. I felt that I should keep some of my contemplations and musings to myself regarding what was going, as the messages coming through seemed intensely personal and private. I did post the runes themselves, as a means to share, and also allow my readers (all 11 of you, yay!) to have their own contemplations. Today still has a personal feeling to it, but I can share some of the thoughts with you all. Part of my understanding of Dagaz is that it is the rune that symbols change and transformation, or rather transmutation. While it is the day, it also encompasses the idea of Dawn and Sunrise, when the world quickens and changes, embracing new things, or for some being rudely awakened to things that one would rather ignore or just not deal with. Each day brings change, and change is what allows things to transform, transmute, and alter. It is, in a sense, a very alchemical rune, in the sense that by bringing in changes, the work progresses, and transformation of the base substance is continued until it becomes the lapis occultus, or Philsophers’ Stone.
Sometimes, the smallest and simplest of actions, can yield the most profund of transformations.

April 25 – May 1, 2010 – Dagaz

Dagaz

Dagaz is the letter D

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

Day, the glorious light of the Creator, is sent by the Lord;
it is beloved of men, a source of hope and happiness to rich and poor,and of service to all.

This week is characterized by the Rune Dagaz, the rune of the Day, of Change, and a rune of Time. It signifies that this week will be filled with all those opportutinies, weather for the light of Day bringing boon or bane, and the changes that will come from it.

March 21, 2010 – Dagaz


Dagaz

Dagaz is the letter D

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

Day, the glorious light of the Creator, is sent by the Lord;
it is beloved of men, a source of hope and happiness to rich and poor,and of service to all.

Dagaz, (Day) is the rune of day, dawn, transformation, change, and time. It is time as immediate and quicky, the moment to moment, and day to day. As the rune that follows Inguz, (which is the rune of the week) Today (Sunday) seemed to be filled with great energy and action, and with the need for constant motion to keep resolving things, as things change, shift, transform, and move ever forward.

For me personally, I made my ritualized observance of the change of the season on the Wiccan liturgical calendar. Some call it Ostara, I just prefer the Spring Equinox. While the equinox is more a time of Inguz, it is also a time of Dagaz, as the catalyst sets the change of Dagaz in action. In virtually every climate, life will be springing forth in the northern hemisphere, somehow. In colder places, the snow will probably start a great retreat and flowers and leaf buds will begin to appear. In warmer climates, like Southern California, It is probably the greenest season of all, as the possible for rain still exists, but other weather patterns which are usually cooler and overcast, allow plant life to flourish before the burning heat of summer sets in and strips the hills and exposed areas of smaller plant life. Changes are turning, and now having aligned myself with the change, I can see the transformation come through and participate more closely with it.

Dagaz

February 26, 2010 – Dagaz

Dagaz

Dagaz is the letter D

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

Day, the glorious light of the Creator, is sent by the Lord;
it is beloved of men, a source of hope and happiness to rich and poor,and of service to all.

Dagaz means day. The changing of day is my sense about this rune today. The changes people experience in their day to day lives. The small things we are told not to sweat. You still don’t need to sweat them, but be aware of them and embrace them. Move with them, and find new opportunities to change yourself. Often times the smallest thing could be a key that unlocks a great door or the small light that sustains you until you reach the new dawn. This sounds really vague and mystical to me, but yet, that is part of the experience of Dagaz. Sometimes it is really mystical and vague, because the light that has just risen upon us is not fully understood yet.

February 10, 2010

Rune of the day February 10, 2010

Dagaz

Dagaz is the letter D

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

Day, the glorious light of the Creator, is sent by the Lord;
it is beloved of men, a source of hope and happiness to rich and poor,and of service to all.

I am feeling rather blissful right now, after having a very rewarding morning meditation, which is part of my regular practice. It seems very appropriate that would I draw this rune as my rune for the day, showing the glorious light, hope, and happiness. This is the day the Gods have made, be glad, give thanks, rejoice.

February 3, 2010


Dagaz

Dagaz is the letter D

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

Day, the glorious light of the Creator, is sent by the Lord;
it is beloved of men, a source of hope and happiness to rich and poor,and of service to all

It is a new day, and the return of Dagaz. I am feeling that today, this rune is about change. My personal work (on top of this while daily rune cast thing) was pretty intense today, especially as I have reached the end of 4th aettir of the anglo-saxon futhorc. The next rune, doesn’t belong to any of the aettirs, but seems to stand alone, which is Gar, the rune for this week. Strangely synchronous and appropriate, I think.

January 28, 2010


Dagaz

Dagaz is the letter D

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

Day, the glorious light of the Creator, is sent by the Lord;
it is beloved of men, a source of hope and happiness to rich and poor,and of service to all

Dagaz or Day is definitely one of more benevolent runes of the whole Futhorc. It is of course the shining power of daytime. Sowilo is the sun, the source of the light, Dagaz is the light itself, which chases away the dangers that lurk in darkness, is filled with warmth, and as the symbolism of dawn, brings hope, new opportunities and the awakening of possibilities.
From an esoteric perspective, Dagaz is all of those things. It is the power of daylight and day time, so it is protective in a sense, as it repels those things which flee from daylight. By bringing warmth and light to people, it can ease sadness and distress, and signify and end to those things. It is also a symbol of time, different then Jera (year) as Dagaz is a shorter unit of time. In that sense, it signifies change that comes quickly and gently, like the dawn breaking in the morning. These changes are usually benevolent, showing the end to previous state and the beginning of a new state. Often this is marked by significant changes, and so Dagaz also symbolizes the forces of change and transformation.