Hagalaz

Pronunciation
"Haw-gaw-Laws"

Phonetic Value
" h "

Translation
Hail

Meaning
Weather, damaging natural forces. Disruption. Interference

Associated Gods
Urd, Heimdall

Astrological Correspondence
Aquarius

Magickal Uses
Removing unwanted influences, breaking destructive patterns

Hagalaz is one of three runes associated with winter. It is icy and constricting. However just like hail will go from ice to water, Hagalaz shows us that with time all things will transform from something bad to something good. It is a rune of the unconscious mind as well as the thought process. This rune rules the laws that shape events, past as well as present, in our lives.

Appearing as it does at the beginning of the second aett, it marks both a beginning and an end. It represents that whenever things appear to be going too well, you can expect a good, healthy whack in the head from the Fates, just to make sure you're paying attention.

These sorts of 'wake-up calls' from the Gods will happen frequently throughout a person's life, but are often misinterpreted as divine punishment for some imagined wrong when in fact they are merely a way of drawing your attention to a recurrent pattern in your life. Unfortunately, these types of events have a tendency to repeat themselves with greater and greater severity until the lesson is learned and the pattern is broken.

Fire up your determination, and face these challenges head-on knowing they are just stepping stones on the way to your goal. The greater the challenge, the more you gain by overcoming it.

Reverse Meaning
Hagalaz has no reverse

Runes