Dagaz Rune

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Dagaz means light or day and stands primarily for midday and midsummer, when the light is strongest. Because at this time of day or year, the power of light is most pronounced.

Dagaz brings not only the message of awakening and clarity, but also of transformation. Dagaz has the awakening as a meaning, with her begins a mystical time in which all opposites, such as life and death or darkness and light, become one. Dagaz represents the balance between day and night and stands for the beginning of the day.

Thinking and acting and especially the insight that polarity and contradiction are necessary patterns of human thinking are symbolized by it. The person seeking advice can look forward to a message, perhaps a new beginning.

Origin and Meaning of the Dagaz Rune

Light is never negative, but can only ever be interpreted positively. The Dagaz rune is often used as a strong protective rune and drawn over doors and windows.

Thus, only good things should come through these doors and windows and darkness should stay away. Dagaz thus protects against bad influences. The light also represents growth, success and progress.

The symbol of the Dagaz rune resembles a lying hourglass. All corners are connected, everything is in a relationship with each other. Life is a constant change that never stops, never subsides.

Even things that may have seemed contrary are related. When one chapter ends, a new chapter begins at the same time. The night gives way to the day and the day again to the night. Everything comes and goes in a never-ending cycle.

The symbolism of light is widespread and often stands for an enlightenment, an awakening. We recognize the world, see it for the first time with different eyes. A path that Jesus and Buddha have gone - the path to higher being. The light brings clarity and dispels the darkness.

This state is like a mystical moment, a purifying fire. Similar to how Eve came to knowledge through the apple, the light will make us know. However, Dagaz also embodies plurality in life, combining opposing concepts: Yin and Yang, day and night, man and woman. It symbolizes the middle way.

One should always show much gratitude to Dagaz and not take it for granted. Only through the conscious perception of the gift, it remains with us. Who handles it too lightly, it can be taken away from him again.

Therefore, one should choose an absolutely loving way of dealing with it. Ultimately, this gift is only lent to us and is only lasting if we consciously deal with it and appreciate it.

The symbolism of light is widespread and often stands for an enlightenment, an awakening. We recognize the world, see it for the first time with different eyes. A path that Jesus and Buddha have gone - the path to higher being. The light brings clarity and dispels the darkness.

This state is like a mystical moment, a purifying fire. Similar to how Eve came to knowledge through the apple, the light will make us know. However, Dagaz also embodies plurality in life, combining opposing concepts: Yin and Yang, day and night, man and woman. It symbolizes the middle way.

One should always show much gratitude to dagaz and not take it for granted. Only through the conscious perception of the gift, it remains with us. Who handles it too lightly, it can be taken away from him again. Therefore, one should choose an absolutely loving way of dealing with it. In the end, this gift is only lent to us and will only last if we deal with it consciously and appreciate it.

Enlightenment through Dagaz will not just come upon us without further ado. We have to do something concrete for it.

For example, a flower cannot be expected to grow if we do not plant the seed, water it, or take care of it steadily. If we want something, we have to do something for it.

Dagaz is merely pointing out to us that it is time to act. The time has come to put our feet up and work towards a breakthrough. In life, things rarely just fall into your lap. Of course, it can also be rocky on the way to the goal. Here it is particularly important not to give up, but to move forward steadily.

Even if you feel like Sisyphus laboriously rolling the stone up the mountain and it keeps slipping away. You should not be discouraged by these difficulties and never lose faith and hope.

Especially when one is in a time of transition, one's patience can be stretched on a silken thread. But Dagaz stands by one's side and makes it clear that this state is not permanent and that the first rays of light are beginning to appear on the horizon.

One must not give up so close to the goal. You have to find the right balance between action and waiting. One should not force something too tensely, but also not refrain from trying to do something.

If you stick to it, the breakthrough will come. And once the dam is broken, the concentrated energy can flow freely. From that moment on, the next steps will be enormous and the goal is within reach.

Fixed Dagaz Rune Meaning

With the Dagaz rune, there is no reverse interpretation, as there are no negative aspects of light. Dagaz shows a progress. This can sometimes take some time and be considered non-existent from the outside, but it is there: slow and steady. One progresses, one grows beyond oneself.

A new day begins - a new beginning is imminent. With the rune we gain new hope and optimism. We believe that everything will develop for the better. In connection with other runes, more specific meanings can arise. If Dagaz is surrounded by negative runes, it indicates inner strength. The person does not let himself be defeated despite the external adverse circumstances.

This strength helps one through hard times. If Dagaz is with Mannaz, the help can come not only from ourselves, but also from another person. It shows us that we don't have to go through this time alone and someone is standing by our side. If a reverse Wunjo, reverse othila or Hagalaz comes up, we need to reflect on why we have these problems in our lives.

Could it be that we hold on to them and thus insist on having problems for fear that otherwise our lives would be boring? Here it only helps to change your own attitude and approach life more optimistically. Dagaz is a bridge. It connects us with our inner self and also with the people around us. There is no other bridge that manages to connect opposites and equals in such a way.

Reversed Dagaz Rune Meaning

Dagaz cannot be inverted and thus remains fixed.

Dagaz Rune Properties

  • Alphabet: D
  • Element: Fire
  • Symbol: Rainbow Bridge, Sunrise, Day
  • Interpretation: Awakening, certainty, enlightenment, completion, hope and trust
  • Stone: Chalcedony, Chrysolite, Tiger Eye
  • Tree: Oak, Spruce
  • Flower: Marigold, cowslip
  • Medicinal herb: Marjoram, clary sage, chicory
  • Animal: Fox, bearded vulture
  • Color: Red, light blue
  • Body: Digestive organs, dream body
  • Scent: Laurel
  • Tarot: Temperance, The Star
  • Astrology: Sun in Sagittarius, Moon in 11th House, Crescent Moon, Moon

Runic Alphabet

Fehu ᚠ Uruz ᚢ Thurisaz ᚦ Ansuz ᚨ
Raidho ᚱ Kenaz ᚲ Gebo ᚷ Wunjo ᚹ
Hagalaz ᚺ Naudhiz ᚾ Isa ᛁ Jera ᛃ
Eihwaz ᛇ Perthro ᛈ Algiz ᛉ Sowilo ᛋ
Tiwaz ᛏ Berkana ᛒ Ehwaz ᛖ Mannaz ᛗ
Laguz ᛚ Ingwaz ᛜ Dagaz ᛞ Othala ᛟ

 

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