Elder Futhark Rune Meanings - ALGIZ

Rune Meaning Algiz - "Elk"
Alternative Names
Anglo-Freisian/ Germanic: Algiz
Old Norse: Yr
Old English: Eolh
Other names/spellings: Elhaz, Algir, Algis, Elgr

Algiz equates to the letter Z in our common alphabet.

The rune of Algiz depicts a person with arms upraised or the elk's antlers. The rune Algiz was commonly carved into objects within and around the home as a mark of protection and sanctuary from harm. Algiz serves the physical world without presence or form. The energy of this rune can be referred to as the soul, spirits, or the divine. It is said that the soul is the incorporeal part of men and within many conceptions, the immortal essence of a person, living thing, or object. This rune connects our mortal Self with our higher Self, creating a divine cord straight to source energy where we can relax our mind, feel safe and charge ourselves again with energy.

From the historical rune poems about Algiz we get:
The Anglo Saxon rune poem translated tells us: "Elk-sedge is mostly to be found in a marsh; it grows in the water and makes a ghastly wound, covering with blood every warrior who touches it."

Algiz is the rune used for protection of the Self through out all layers of existence. Keeping space to move towards a goal or like a fork pinch you when falling asleep while rest is not needed. 
Keywords: higher self, sanctuary, intuition, instinct, divination, protection

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