Laguz: The Water Rune GemShoppy October 4, 2014 Symbols Laguz 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, dreams and fantasies, the mysteries of the unknown. Laguz enhances psychic abilities and helps those who wear or carry it to face up to their fears. It stabilizes emotional disorders and helps uncover what is hidden. Laguz is associated with the subconscious mind and emotions. It is an excellent for dream work and meditation. When anger makes you unable to concentrate, Laguz can help you achieve a state of calm. Laguz means water, a vital part of life, but a constant danger, just as our journey through life encounters risks. Laguz contains elements of fluidity, changeability, and a lack of control. It represents the sensual madness of sexuality, the unconscious, intuitive, and psychic abilities. It’s deceptive elements come from its variety, rather than from any menace. Traditionally, Laguz is the ultimate female rune. Only by attunement to creation will your life truly flow as it is meant to. Emotional balance comes from harmony with creation around you. For example, natural foods lead to natural flow, whereas unnatural foods lead to disharmony and stagnation. The sea is always fluid and moving, so it should be with your life. Embrace change itself, for it is the only true constant in life. It also represents the collective or Universal knowledge and wisdom. Laguz is typically a negative rune. It signifies uncertainty, and a powerlessness to act in the face of overwhelming opposition. If however, the question being asked is “Should I continue” with something, Laguz instructs very clearly to continue in the same way that water flows uninterrupted. The appearance of Laguz suggests that something that has previously been hidden will be revealed. What was hidden may not be a pleasant thing to witness, but it will be necessary. This may allude to something like a treacherous spouse or a thieving employee — unpleasant but necessary for the individual to uncover. Frequently this rune references how other people feel about the someone. Water is associated with emotions of all kinds, but predominantly with healing, peacefulness, love, compassion, intuition and forgiveness.