Algiz

Pronunciation
"All-Yeese" or Elhaz "Ale-Hawz"

Phonetic Value
" zz "

Translation
Pine woods, or more likely Sedge Reeds.

Meaning
Opportunity for growth. Rapid development. Protection. Safe refuge

Associated Gods
Heimdall

Astrological Correspondence
Cancer

Magickal Uses
For protection, hunting

Sometimes known as Elhaz, this is a rune of protection. It symbolizes resistant power and is the most powerful defense rune. It also acts as a rune of personal protection and safeguards properties like your home or your car. Spiritually, it symbolizes reaching up to the divine.

Algiz also represents success through endeavour in a search, quest, or other enterprise. Like the fast-growing pine tree, schemes will develop quickly. Like sharp sedge, you are protected from attack. Alertness and awareness will be your guide. Wisdom, vision and clarity of mind will aid your cause.

Although the path ahead is fraught with danger, you need have no fear, for you have the power of protection within you. You will be safe as long as you are not reckless. Algiz indicates a favourable time for risky ventures, although all things must be built on firm foundations. Do not become complacent.

Reverse Meaning
Be careful of new wentures at this time as well as keeping an eye on your health. Take responsibility at this time and be aware of others who may try to take advantage of you.

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