Futhark Runes - Interpretation & Meaning: Hagalaz
Keywords: Sudden loss, ordeal, destruction, disaster, clearance, testing, karmic lesson, drastic change.
Meanings: This rune is like the Tower in the Tarot and provides a wake-up call. Hagalaz is only a negative rune if you choose to view it that way, and refuse to learn its lessons. It marks both a beginning and an end, and destroys the complacency of wunjo. If things are going well and you're beginning to take life for granted, Hagalaz is the slap that wakes you up!