Laguz or Laukaz is the name of the l-rune ᛚ, Water, lake, flow, inner strength.
Laguz represents Water in all its forms. Water is an essential ingredient to life. All living creatures rely on it to survive. Water is associated with emotions of all kinds, but predominantly with healing, peacefulness, love, truth, compassion, intuition and forgiveness .
Water is a feminine energy and highly connected with the aspects of the Goddess. Used for healing, cleansing, and purification, Water is related to the West, and associated with passion and emotion. In many spiritual paths, including Catholicism, consecrated Water can be found – holy water is just regular Water with salt added to it, and usually a blessing or invocation is said above it. In Wiccan covens, such Water is used to consecrate the circle and all the tools within it. Water is associated with the color blue.
To the ancient Norse, Water of all kinds including the ocean, lakes, streams and rivers were considered a source of wealth and fertility. The Aegir, the Gods and Goddesses of the sea in Norse mythology, both gave and took life and offered fertility and wealth.
The sea is an unpredictable place and home of the Midgard Serpent who led many sailors to their death. Laguz, therefore, comes to represent both the lightness and healing effects of Water, as well as the darker sides of the element of Water.
Laguz represents the ebb and flow of life. As Water, it seeks its own level, taking the path of least resistance or at other times, sinking into the Earth to rise again in a different place.
Lagus is a rune of the sea, of Water’s ebb and flow and of the healing power of renewal. It emphasizes imagination and psychic matters, as well as dreams and fantasies and the mysteries of the unknown. The message of Laguz is to embrace change as it is the only constant in life.