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October 29, 2010 – Laguz

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
LAguz reversed embodies the terrify waves, the rough currents, the rip tides that come through creating conflict, struggle, and chaos. The flow of events continues, but they are strong currents that feel as though they might sweep you away. Just to keep your head above the surface is a mighty struggle

July 27, 2010 – Laguz reversed

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

Last week, some neighbors with whom I am friends, had another friend move in, as he has just relocated from Florida back to California. The friend is a Santero and Vodouisant and involved with people down in Miami. We were talking one night as I cam home from my grove’s full moon ritual, and he went and got me his copy of Maya Deren’s Divine Horseman: The Living Gods of Haiti. I have to say, it’s a wonderful book. Reading it is great, and very involving. What does this have to do with Laguz reversed. Well, in the book, she talks about the abyssal waters, to which the spirits seem to go, and are also called back from, sometimes. When I pulled Laguz reversed today, my first thought was descending into those deep waters, where it is cool and dark and relatively still. In these deep waters, souls can rest, but also wait, to hear the call that will bring them back to the warm, dry land above. Much as laguz reversed appears to be a vector arrow pointing down, sometimes it is in the depths that one will find what is sought.

June 21, 2010 – Laguz reversed

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

It seems contrary that a week of getting back into the flow of things, the next day would show that flow being fought or somehow missed. Rather, I think the answer lies in what today is. It is the Summer Solstice, the peak of the Solar year, where the longest period of daylight is present. After today, the days start to turn subtley shorter, and the outward flow that was begun with the Winter Solstice, now turns back. In and Out, Up and Down, Expansion and Contraction, the cycles go on and on, a circle in space, a spiral in time.

Of course, you might ask yourself, what is this current that I am struggling against? What am I afraid of that I fight the waves over which I seem to have no control?

April 3, 2010 – Laguz reversed


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.

Today is Laguz reversed. When laguz appears reversed, it can have two possible meanings. It either shows things to be stagnant and unmoving, or that the flow of things has changed direction. It is no longer a flow going out from you, but flowing moving towards and in to you. Today feels like an inward flow. Energies, physical/mental/ spiritual are returning to you, most likely because you need them more then they are needed elsewhere. Perhaps there is blockage within and so the energies are working to overwhelm and break though. It might be for healing, it might be personal progress, but the flow is definitely moving in reverse. This might seem like a bad thing, but I suppose only if you are used to be an outgoing type of person.

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