Hagalaz - Hail- Fitting that this Rune presents itself today, as most of my region is plunged into the bitterest cold its seen since the mid-1990s.
Regardless of where you're located, this stave speaks of being frozen metaphorically, likewise berated by the elements. Indeed, as fun as it sounds.
This Rune revealed itself merkstave, or face down, initially, which intensifies Hagalaz's chilly meaning. Generally indicating an abrupt external change, this stave speaks as much about the frozen state it describes, as the destructive force we know hail to be. It disrupts our flow, it can take away livelihood, mobility, sustenance, protection. Hail can be a nasty force. Yet, while it holds aspects of frozen Nature, it's also in motion, a catalyst for focused change.