Pathwalking with the Rune : http://www.northernshamanism.org/pathwalking-with-runes.html
Element : Water, Ice
Colour : light blue
Day : Wednesday
Month : April
Tree : Ash
Plant : wild pumpkin
Stone : Onyx
The Rune of destruction. It helps creating obstacles and storms on someone`s path. It should be used only when there is no another option because the destruction can turn against who created it and bring him/her troubles. This rune can be placed on each thing. If it is placed in an area or property, we should better think about all the innocent creaturesthat live there, they may be hurt. That is why we should use it with caution and meditate before using it and ask permission from the area about using Hagalaz in it.If after the meditation we do not feel well, we should better not use Hagalaz but find another way to cope with the situation.
It is a rune of the silence and meditation, the rune of decisions. It can be used to prevent aspects of our inner lower nature and our bad habbits. It can be used for overcoming obstacles. This is the rune of self destruction and the tendency towards the failure of our own efforts.
In magic the rune Hagalaz is the rune of evolution, but this evolution is a slow one, solid evolution within certain frames. The rune maintains safety and prevents entering of negative energies into your sphere. Defence. You can use it when you need good luck and to encourage the positive outcome. It means completement and ballanced force. It is also mystical and divine knowledge and experience.
In Divination : the forces that run this situation are out of your control. You should avoid any risk. Your future is in the hands of someone else. This one is not your close friend or relative but a colleague . In a positive combination of runes its meaning is ‘delay”.
Hagalaz – Rune Meaning
“Don’t try to fix what we should break before it breaks us.”
Hagalaz – “Hag-all-az” – Literally: “Hail” or “Hailstone” – Esoteric: Crisis or Radical Change
Key Concepts: hailstones, crisis and catastrophe, disruption, radical change, destructive elements of nature, severe weather, the uncontrollable, unavoidable unpleasantness, Jungian shadow, psychoanalysis, regression, acceptance of the unalterable
Psi: disruption, change, personal past
Energy: power beyond human ability to harness, perfect pattern, seed formation, objective confrontation, destructive natural forces, chaos
Mundane: bad weather, obstacles, surprises, shelter
Divinations: Change according to ideals, changes for the long-term good, controlled crisis, corrections, completion, inner harmony; or catastrophe, crisis, stagnation, loss of power, loss of property, short-term disappointment, victim-consciousness, obsession with the past, blame.
Completeness and balance of power, integration of unconscious shadow elements
The inevitability of Fate, Wyrd, Orlog
Evolutionary progress and operations of becoming
The outworking of a perfect pattern
Protection through banishing or exorcising disharmonious patterns, protection
Awareness of the unconscious ideas for eventual processing
Causing discomfort in others by awakening their own subconscious ‘garbage’
Hagalaz Rune Meanings Notes:
Hagalaz can be used as a force of repulsion or banishment. It is used in work to process and dispel the effects of subconscious baggage and ‘shadow elements’ so that your life pattern can carry itself forward in its pure form. Hagalaz has the magical energy of a ‘spring cleaning’. It reveals the personal past, past lives and early environmental factors in childhood development. It follows that LAGAZ, from which hail is ultimately made, is also a rune of profound unconscious exploration and personal depth.
Hagalaz can be used as a curse against others, aimed to bring up their suppressed inner conflicts and thus impeding them. It is a clean curse, as the recipient is only experiencing the ill effects of their own accountability. It is a dark, feminine power and can been associated with witchcraft and destructive female magic.
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More on Hagalaz:
‘Never shy away from challenges
as they strengthen and teach you
throughout your life.’
Hail, elemental power, the Great Awakener.
Viking Rune Equivalent and Meaning
Disruption. Disruptive forces. Hail. Natural forces that damage.
The Tower – 10 – X
Associated Colour Light Blue
Associated Myths and Deities
Ragnarok, Loki, Frost Giants, Urd. Sacred to Heindall – the Watcher, and Mordgud – keeper of the icy bridge to the Underworld.
Removing unwanted influences and energies, breaking destructive patterns. Used for protection, health and harmony.
Unconscious influences operating within the relationship. Past experiences in other relationships, including projections from parents.
Healing Colour and Qualities
Rainbow – all forms of the colour
To promote good health and harmony within the body. Particularly good for use with the kidney, bladder and lower back pain. Helps in healing cold and flu symptoms. Also aids in the recovery after an illness.
As a talisman Hagalaz removes unwanted influences and what appears to be a circle of never-ending destruction.
Hagalaz Drawn Upright
Destruction, disaster, sudden loss, ordeal, clearance, testing, karmic lessons, drastic change, wrath of nature, uncontrolled forces, tempering, testing, trials and tribulations, influences from the past.
HAGALAZ is ‘forces beyond our control’.
Hagalaz is the ninth rune and the first rune of the Second Aett. The Hagalaz rune, above all others, represents the concept of balance; yin/yang, male/female, positive/negative, black/white.
Hagalaz indicates uncontrolled forces wreaking havoc and disruptive plans and ushering a time of trials and tests. But all is not lost as Hagalaz also suggests that the crisis will lead to completion or closure of some sort that heralds an inner harmony.
It is drawn with the index finger , first draw the vertical lines and then the diagonal one, all the lines are drawn from top to base.
Until we merry meet again
Mistress of the Mountains