Welcome to another segment of our journey through the Elder Futhark Script runes!
Today we take a detailed look into the rune, Hagalaz ((hah-gah-laz).
The runes are actually divided into three sections, with our symbol from last week completing the Freya Aett.
Our symbol this week begins the Hagal’s Aett and basically speaks to unavoidable experiences.
The keywords associated with this rune are: Destruction, chaos, interference, misfortune, or transformation.
While none of that sounds good, I can see a positive aspect from the perspectiive of transformation.
It is said that before change comes great chaos, and is that not true? So, while we don’t always like it, the end result is most always for the better. Think of the Butterfly. 🙂
This rune indicates that we cannot always control our circumstances. Even with all the technology we possess in modern times, Nature can step in at any moment with destructive forces that flatten cities and even countries.
The translation of this symbol is “Hail.” Hailstorms may be brief and localized compared to larger natural disasters, but the balls of ice that pelt the ground can often leave behind destruction, injuring people and animals and destroying entire crops. This certainly would have spelled disaster for any ancient community living off of the land.
Hagalaz signifies these forces of chaos that cannot be controlled. You simply cannot fix this interference. While this may be a frustrating time, know that your course is being corrected for reasons beyond your understanding. (Wow! How I love this. The most recent disaster we’ve all dealt with is COVID. So, we can hope that the course is being corrected and soon!)
If the reading surrounding this rune is generally positive, then the chaos may be on the lower of the spectrum – a temporary interruption. While if the runes close to Hagalaz are negative, then the trouble may be more severe or have longer lasting implications.
Please keep in mind this is NOT a reading. I will get into Rune readings once we finish examining each rune separately.
The birthdates associated with this rune are October 28th – November 13th.