Elder Futhark Rune Meanings - HAGALAZ

Rune Meaning Hagalaz: Hail
Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Hagalaz
Old Norse: Hagal
Old English: Haegl
Other Names/Spellings:  Hagalar, Hagl, Haglaz, Haglan

Hagalaz equates to the letter H in our common alphabet.

Hagalaz is the ninth rune and the first rune of the Second Aett.

This rune embodies the concept of renewal through destruction, sometimes one must loose all in order to find his or her own personal power. The transformation from destruction to fertility comes after much upheaval. Sometimes one must feel powerless in order to find that personal power as this rune represents clearing dysfunctional patterns and structures, we can then move forwards towards change. In our darkest hours we can see our greatest strength or even get visions of things that we can become. What has been set in motion cannot stop before it is burned up or come into understanding with, as the proverbs; “What goes up must come down” and “As above, so below” indicate so well. This rune can be seen as the events happening in our lives beyond our control. Everything beyond our control requires a more natural way of dealing with it, as in without rational interference of our imprinted mind, thus are we able to see again through our very own eyes within a new daylight, it is up to the eye of the beholder to master these new insights or not.

From the historical rune poems about Hagalaz we get:
The Anglo Saxon rune poem translated tells us: "Hail is the whitest of grain; it is whirled from the vault of heaven and is tossed about by gusts of wind and then it melts into water."

Hagal is the rune of clearing dysfunctional patterns and structures, movement towards change.
Keywords: perfect pattern, seed formation, destructive natural forces, chaos, bad weather, obstacles, surprises, shelter, disruption, change, personal past

This video contains one of my rune poems that can be used for meditation with the energy of Hagalaz.

Blessings ~Sigha Manning