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The rune of Fertility Inguz

inguzbInguz energy is the limitless energy of the seed. Whether it is the seed of an idea, or the seed of planting, the energy held within the small kernel of a seed is boundless. It truly is from the tiny acorn that the mighty oak does grow. The longest journey is started with the first step. Inguz is the energy of beginnings and new births.

Inguz is another of those Runes that does not have a reversed connotation. He hits you right between the eyes. Inguz is epitomized by the phrase “life finds a way.” If you haven’t learned your lessons by now, this rune indicates that the lesson is soon upon you. Change is in the offing no matter what you do. Make your choice and set your course, but remember that it takes time for the energy of a seed to be released.

Inguz can be appearing to tell you that you need to make a change. Are you holding onto a relationship – romantic or otherwise – that you really should be letting go? Are you holding on to something that you should just let go of? Are you judging your successes or failures by another’s benchmark?

Inguz – Fertility

Inguz is a member of Tyr’s Aett

Key Word(s)

Male fertility and energy. Male healing.


Inguz carries the healing element of water. With water Inguz clears away the duff, allowing us the clarity to see from a new perspective.

Planetary Line

Inguz is associated with the planet Venus, and, because of the astral connection it has a secondary association with the Moon.

Tarot Link

The Tarot Link to Inguz is the card of Judgment. Judgment calls us to accept responsibility for ourselves and our actions. The ultimate statement of adulthood.


Yellow is the color associated with Inguz. It has actually only been a short period of time that yellow indicated a coward. Today we tie yellow ribbons around trees, doorknobs, and put yellow ribbon magnets on our cars to show our support in wanting all our fighting men and women to come home safely. Lance Armstrong’s stunning victory of beating testicular cancer and then winning an unprecedented seven cyclings through the Tour de France is emblematic of Inguz. To ancient man yellow was the color of the Sun, the color of gold, the color of the light of fire in the darkness.


Inguz with the power of the seed carries both the male and female polarities. If both the essence of male and female energy are not held within the seed, there can be no life.

Healing Property

Problems associated with the male reproductive organs.

Modern Letter Counterpart

Inguz is associated with the modern consonants of N and G.

Special Runic Associations

Inguz is the sixth rune in the Cycle of Initiation. Inguz speaks of the fertility of new beginnings, of the power of the universe held in the answer of the seed responding to the warm rays of the sun.

Inguz speaks of the creativity of masculine energy. It is masculine energy – the probing heat of the sun that causes the seed to split as the plant pokes forth to answer the call to growth. Inguz is asking you to do the same at some level. A forester knows that if there isn’t adequate space between the trees he plants the forest will choke itself not allowing for the maximum growth potential of the seedling. Allow yourself the space to grow. Accept the changes within you as you incorporate them in the outside of your world.

rune-block-InguzMen who receive this rune in their spread can expect the potential of a new birth in their blood line. Normally this birth is as close as having a child. The child may be a metaphor for a great idea ready to grow over time into full maturity and splendor. However, don’t expect an immediate compensation. The energy of Inguz takes time to develop and grow.

Inguz is said to be the doorway to the astral plane – that place where only the essence of the true self may travel. Inguz challenges you to accept the invitation to go within to be able to see without in a new perspective. Inguz speaks of the perspective of manhood. It talks to us of putting away the things of childhood and youth and accepting the mantle of responsibility of an adult. Inguz challenges us to look to ourselves to see if there is something there that needs to be changed. Is there a bad habit that could best be gotten rid of? Are you stuck in a rut when all you need do is take a sharp turn to the left or the right to obtain a new perspective, new energy and a new direction? Inguz challenges you to stay your course while connecting with your self. Remember to have good times to keep balance. Inguz is favorable towards vacations and holidays.