Laguz Rune {Meaning and Divination Reading}

If you are starting out with Elder Futhark divination readings, you’re probably still getting to grips with their meanings. So if you’ve drawn the Laguz rune, you’re curious about what it means.

The Laguz rune is associated with emotions and the subconscious. It is the twenty-first symbol of the Elder Futhark alphabet. The Laguz sign is ruled under Tyr’s aett. The Laguz symbol also relates to mystery and the metaphysical.

That’s a brief idea of the Laguz symbol, but if you want to know more, keep reading. This guide will tell you everything you want to know about this rune symbol.

You’ll also learn how to use it with divination and energy work.

Let’s get started.

Laguz Rune

What is the Laguz Rune?

Laguz is the twenty-first symbol of the Elder Futhark Runes. You pronounce it as Lah-gooze.

The whole elder futhark alphabet is split into three lots of eight. A Norse deity rules over each set as an aettir (family).

Laguz is the fifth symbol of the third (Tyr’s) Aett. This set of runes is ruled by Tyr, the Norse god of law, order, and justice.

Tyr’s aett represents experiences that challenge our progress from primal to the divine self. They bring about the development of your full potential. These runes help to navigate the human condition and broader issues of society.

The Laguz Rune represents the power of the universal energies we cannot see. Throughout life, we experience good and bad. How we adapt to the unpredictability of life is what shapes the self.

In addition to Laguz, the other symbols in this Aettir include the:

What is the Meaning of the Laguz Rune?

Laguz Rune Meaning

The general meaning of the Laguz rune is the fluidity of life. We are in a constant state of change based on our experiences and how we adapt to them.

The translation of Laguz is water or lake. The meaning gives us an understanding that the Laguz rune represents states of being associated with water.

That can range from a gentle and relaxing flow to a powerful and destructive tidal wave.

Water can be cleansing and healing but also unpredictable and challenging to navigate.

Laguz also relates to that which is below the surface in our lives but significantly impacts our actions. This includes our emotional states, subconscious, and intuition. The energy we cannot see, but that controls us.

The Laguz rune is a reminder that the more you connect with the self, the more control you have over your reactions. Without flow in your life, you lack awareness of your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Laguz Keywords:

  • Flow
  • Fluidity
  • Subconscious
  • Imagination
  • Intuition

How to read the Laguz Rune

Laguz Upright

Rune divination starts with you having a question or intention in mind. Drawing the Laguz rune can bring answers to that which you seek guidance.

We’ve already discussed the general meaning of the Laguz rune. Yet, you may find this doesn’t really relate to your intention or question.

Laguz is not a chief rune for some intentions. On its own, it doesn’t always give the depth of answer you need.

When you’ve drawn a Laguz rune, it’s always better you get context from the neighboring runes. Often the order you read them will give you more details about the message of the Laguz.

On that note, the meanings in this guide are not set in stone. As a beginner, they may help you decipher the message’s meaning in your rune reading.

Use your own judgment and intuition to guide you through.

Can Laguz be reversed?

Laguz Reversed

Laguz is a rune that can be reversed. That means a mirrored, inverted, or reversed position carries a shadow meaning (merkstave).

Reading a reversed rune is subjective. Some only consider it a merkstave rune if it falls at a position 180° flipped from upright (e.g the first rune above). Any other position is considered upright.

Another option is if a rune falls at an obscure angle, it is rotated in a clockwise direction until it reaches an upright or reversed position. This is shown in the other three examples above.

When Laguz is reversed, it relates to stagnation. There is no flow, and you feel like you’ve lost your spark or vitality for life.

A reversed Laguz can also indicate an intense period of turmoil. You may feel like you’re drowning or unable to cope with overwhelming emotions.

You may choose not to consider a reversed Laguz as a meaning. But, you could be missing an important message from the Divine.

Laguz For Love


A Laguz rune in a love intention is a very positive sign. It represents an unconditional kind of love. This rune shows you and your partner can feel loved without fear of judgment.

Laguz helps you to realize that there are ebbs and flows in relationships. You need to learn how to weather the storms together, creating a strong bond.

If you’re single, a new love interest may be related to someone that works with water.


Drawing a reversed Laguz is a sign of stormy times in your relationship. Emotions are high and uncontrolled, and many tears are being shed.

A reversed Laguz presents a sense of deep sadness. It also represents abandonment and loneliness. A ‘hidden’ female made be the cause of these issues.

Laguz encourages you to do soul searching to address deep insecurities causing you issues.

Laguz for Family and Friends


Laguz in family and friendships can indicate a strong female presence. This may be an individual or group that supports and guides. Listen to their intuitive advice.

The Laguz rune emphasizes the importance of your support networks. The people around you are caring, compassionate, and nurturing. They help you feel secure even during dark times.

Do you have a female family member with psychic abilities? The Laguz can indicate you have also been blessed with these gifts.


A reversed Laguz can signal an emotionally unstable female. This may be yourself, a family member, or a friend. This intended person is needy, insecure, and emotionally sensitive. They are caught up in their own needs.

A reversed Laguz reminds you not to be spiteful or jealous of the good news you hear regarding family or friends.

Laguz for Health and wellbeing


Laguz drawn for health indicates a positive outcome. It mainly links to emotional health and a period of calm and stability. This will heal you both physically and mentally.

The Laguz rune can also indicate that you will have a female to support and assist you during an illness or injury. The care and compassion you receive will speed up your recovery.

Consider swimming or water exercises to help maintain your health.


Drawing a reversed Laguz signals that a poor emotional state is holding you back from taking care of your body. You may also ignore an intuitive feeling something is physically wrong, and you are avoiding having this investigated.

A reversed Laguz can also indicate an injury or ill health due to water or while in water. Be aware of unsafe conditions near water or avoid any water sports for the time being.

Laguz can be linked to problems with blood or kidneys. Yet other areas which involve fluid can be the issue.

Laguz For Money and finances


In money matters, drawing the Laguz rune means a period of stability with your finances. There is a good cash flow in and out, and you can easily balance the books.

With Laguz, finances are not causing you any significant worries or stress. You may have realized that money isn’t everything and there are more important things in life.

You may be feeling the need to give to charitable causes that have significant meaning to you.


A reversed Laguz indicates the loss of material possessions. This is usually due to involvement with others. A powerful female may be at the center of your loss.

Laguz reminds you that there is nothing that you can do to change this. The message the rune is bringing is a lesson to protect and insure yourself against this type of loss in the future.

Don’t wallow in your losses; take this time to learn to adapt.

Laguz for Career


When Laguz is drawn in career intention, it signals that your job provides emotional and financial fulfillment.

You may partner with someone from overseas. This can help you to gain more career experience and broaden your horizons.

Laguz can also feel a pull towards a caring profession such as nursing, counseling, or therapy.


A reversed Laguz can indicate a period of burnout at work. Often you’ve given too much of yourself emotionally, leaving you disorganized and exhausted.

That stress has been building; without addressing it, you’ll explode like a geyser.

You may be looking to take time out from a caring role which has left you with compassion fatigue. If rest doesn’t help you heal, a career change may be on the cards.

Laguz for Personal development


With a personal development intention, Laguz is strongly related to overseas travel.  Your intuition is telling you to take this opportunity as the experience will help you grow as a person.

The Laguz rune also indicates that you have a hidden talent that you’ve been too scared to pursue. The rune is telling you that now is the time to cast off those worries and go for it.


Laguz reversed indicates that you have been too harsh with yourself when it comes to endeavors of self-development. You have been demanding perfection rather than just going with the flow.

Loosen the ropes a little, and you might find that your pursuits become a little less stressful for you.

You may also find that you’ve taken on too much, and now you feel like you’re drowning in the work you’ve created for yourself. Take a good look at what you can put on the back burner to give yourself a rest.

Laguz for Spirituality


The Laguz rune is a chief rune for spiritual intentions. Pulling this rune indicates a strong psychic powers and intuitive ability.

If you are not already nurturing these, then now is the time to put in the work. The Laguz may also relate to a female mentor helping you on your spiritual journey.

Connecting with spiritual abilities will help you in your daily life and also to evolve your soul.


A reversed Laguz can often indicate a blockage, preventing your intuition from being able to flow. Without a clear connection to universal energy, your true potential is underdeveloped.

Consider looking at chakra energy to help improve physical, emotional, and mental flow.

Laguz in reverse, can also indicate that you are focusing on the material factor of life and ignoring the spiritual. The Laguz is telling you what you are missing from life is a genuine spiritual connection.

Magical uses of the Laguz Rune

  • Increased life force
  • Developing physic and intuitive abilities
  • Connections to the subconscious
  • Development of Clair sense
  • Control of emotions

Laguz Rune Associations

The Laguz rune connects with many other universal energies. These may suggest ways to incorporate the Laguz energy into your divination work.

Laguz has been associated with the following

AnimalsSeal, gull
BodyBlood, kidneys, bladder
ChakraCrown, Throat
CrystalsAquamarine, clear quartz
Half monthApril 29th– May 14th
Ruling planetNeptune
TarotSuit of Cups

Laguz Rune Poems

Anglo-Saxon Laguz Poem

The ocean seems interminable to men,

if they venture on the rolling bark

and the waves of the sea terrify them

and the stallion of the deep heed not its bridle.

Norwegian Laguz Poem

A waterfall is a River which falls from a mountain-side;

but ornaments are of gold.

Icelandic Laguz Poem


eddying stream

and broad geysir

and land of the fish.

Laguz Galdr (Runic Chant)

laguz laguz laguz
lu la li le lo
ul al il el ol
lo le li la lu

Rune Laguz Other Names

  • Old Germanic name: Laaz, Laukaz
  • Old Norwegian name: Lagur
  • Anglo-Saxon name: Lagu
  • Old Celtic name: Laguss
  • Icelandic name: Lögur
  • Old Icelandic name: Lögr, Laukr

Final thoughts

Laguz is a rune of emotions and intuition. One that reminds us that sometimes the most significant influences in life are unseen.

The Laguz rune is one of extreme power and influence. It reminds you to absorb all the lessons of your experiences. Your life will be in a constant state of ebb and flow. The more you learn, the more you adapt to challenging times and enjoy the good.

Laguz is about working with energy. Utilizing it to help you get to where you need in life. This is a skill the universe provides us all. Whether we tap into our intuition and abilities will be down to each individual.

Working with Laguz makes you aware not only of self but of others and situations around you. These can change without warning, be alert and learn to go with it.

Even in the reversed position, Laguz reminds us that our emotional state can block out intuitive abilities. It can make us needy, disorganized, and miserable. Opening yourself to the flow is the answer.

You have the power to change your situation. Focusing on your spiritual side is strongly encouraged.

Use the Laguz rune to harness these energies into your life and divination work.

2 thoughts on “Laguz Rune {Meaning and Divination Reading}”

  1. I’m excited that y’all have created this website enchant the
    Thank you so very very much. I have Laguz as my Rune of the day for 1/29/23.
    I love the Laguz Rune Associations.
    I’d like to read more about Njord.
    Why do runes have such an attraction for me? Probably from my Dutch ancestry. And my intuitive parents – on both sides of the family.
    I seem to be the only sibling who has delved into every aspect I can of intuition. It is very important to listen to the inner voice and do what it says LOL.

  2. My Birthday is approaching (April 29th) ,and I did not know that this rune was associated with the half month starting then… I will be looking into more about the other aspects and try to incorporate them into my plan for both work and life… I have felt unbalanced, and that my new job has been asking too much of me, but when I think of how valuable I am to the company I now am re-evaluating my goals and my rewards for what I have been given VS what I will expect to be given as in time for myself to have personal and fulfilling parts of my life which have been falling by the wayside.


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