Spellings: dagaz, dags, daeg, dagr
Day is the lord’s messenger, dear to men,
the ruler’s famous light; it is mirth and hope
to rich and poor; and is useful to all.
~ Old English Rune Poem
The Book of Rune Secrets says:
KEY CONCEPTS: Hyper-consciousness, awakening, conceptual realizatin, enlightenment, non-duality, synthesis, transmutation, awareness, paradigm shift, faith
“… Dagaz is the sunrise of consciousness, that hazy moment where out of night emerges the light of day… Dagaz symbolizes the ordinariness of the fully conscious state…”
“… This rune of spiritual awakening points also toward the tendency for consciousness to emerge in the universe as the cosmic law unfolds. It is the inevitability of awakening, the promise of sunrise…”
“… The secret of Dagaz is that we are powerful beyond measure — and all this is so ordinary and everyday that we take it completely for granted. It is invisible to us. Light allows us to see all things — yet we do not see light itself!”
Alternate Rune Meanings for Divination & Alchemy:
Edred Thorsson says:
Dagaz – Awakening, awareness, hope/happiness, the ideal; or lack of vision, sleep, blindness, hopelessness.
LORE: Rune of the final synthesis of consciousness, the ultimate enlightenment of the mind.
Freya Aswynn says:
Dagaz: Transmission; opposites; position between light and darkness; initation; balance between thee worlds outside time and space; cosmic consciousness; change from one thing into its opposite; new beginnings.
MAGIC: “Dagaz is mostly used to exclude or to render invisible… it will place the working area ‘between the worlds.’ It is used to place something outside, or between light and dark. I have taught people to envelop themselves in this rune in order to go somewhere unnoticed. Another example would be to carry out the same experiment on a newly acquired object to see whether its presence is noticed.”
Northern Mysteries and Magick: Runes & Feminine Powers is on Amazon.