Rune Dagaz A New Day Dawns and Worldwide Runes Course with Michael Conneely

Rune Dagaz is best to be seen as Rune 24: the last Rune in the Futhark, the 24-Rune alphabet of the ancient Norse.

You can see the details of my worldwide Rune Course at: (Remember to use the hyphen between rune and path).

I have been putting videos about the runes on my YouTube Channel over several years.

I have written a Novel called ‘Rune Magic’. It’s available on, and Amazon worldwide.

Is it a coincidence that I am filming this video about the final Rune just after I filmed Rune 23 Othila?

The reason I ask this is because this is the month after we moved to what is in fact our Othila: Our native land, Our home. We have just moved to a new house here in the beautiful West of Ireland where we have our Healing Centre.

And now a new day dawns: This is our Rune 24 Dagaz. A new day has dawned.


Of course, the meaning of Rune Dagaz is not just about a whole new Chapter in your life starting: it is also about the dawning of a new day: the dawning of each and every day of your life.

The Norse were very attuned to the starkness of opposites and how they work together. And one of these opposites is Fire and Ice. The Nine Worlds of Yggdrassil the World Tree were born out of the union of Fire and Ice.

And our life is divided into two opposites: Day and night.

Day is ruled over by the Fire of the Sun; Night is ruled over by the Ice of Darkness and the Night.

And so, this rune tells us we need to live our life in a way that honours the rhythm of these two opposites. We need our time of dreams and going inward when we sleep at night, if we are to properly greet the day and are to be able to powerfully and properly do the tasks of our life when the new day dawns.

And we can use the world of dreams and journeys to travel to the other of the Nine Worlds of Yggdrassil from our home here in Midgard. The Norse cosmology honours the essences and nature of the different races of human and giants, elves and Gods – all the living entities.

Look at the shape of the Rune 24 Dagaz. It includes the X shape of Gifu = Gift, with the shape of the rune Isa. And so it tells us that to get the real gift of our Day ruled by Rune 9 Gifu, we have to honour and receive the gift of our time of night: Rune 11 Isa.

Out of the Ice of Darkness, the great Goddess Sunna rides her Sun Chariot.
But Nott the goddess of night, the daughter of the Giant Nafi is the origin of the dreams that will manifest in the day that dawns when the night horse Hrimfaxi ‘frost man’ shakes his mane and whinnies.
And the Moon God, Mani also rides both skies of night as well as day. The Moon waxes and wanes in cycles. And we are very much affected by the position of the Moon in the heavens in relation to our astrology birth chart.

And at the time of Eclipse, the wolves Hati and Skoli who always race after the luminaries actually catch up with and devour their prey – but that’s another story!

Where we have moved into its pitch black and totally silent at night. The few people around us here in the hamlet where we have our Healing Centre, genuinely seems to live according to an impressive cycle of hard work and decent family by day, and honouring the quiet of night = all on the beautiful ancient soil and situated just a mile from the Ocean of the Atlantic. So, living in this way, we can become increasingly sensitive to our right rhythms, heal and live according to them, and thus empower ourselves and reap our Harvest.

Indeed, the other thing to consider is that both night and day are chances for us to reap the harvest of the Earth (The Goddess Jord, the rune Jera). So, we need to live in a way that honours the rhythm of our body and consciousness through both night and day and has right relationship to Mother earth so that the Harvest we may receive from her is the right Harvest for our life.

If we get our connection to the world and to the rhythms and seasons and cycles, what we reap will be Nauthiz: the dread 10th Rune of calamity and restraint, lack and need. You will get Nauthiz, not Gifu!

So, Rune Dagaz is a rune of: seize the day.
Be in your body. Be authentic to your truth.
Live life day by day in one way
But also be prepared to have strategies and targets. But don’t let these take away from the spontaneous gifts of the Day = Rune Dagaz.
Tomorrow is another day. What is this day asking of YOU?
What is this day about? Experience it: don’t pre-plan it. Don’t impose scripts on your life and relationships. Don’t lay your trip on the day, on others – or on you!
This day dawns as fresh new light
Don’t over discuss.
Root down into the truth of your body. Heal your body by true connection to the land you live on.

Don’t be overtaken by the bureaucratic priesthoods of organised religion,
nor the often power-stealer hierarchies of new spiritual groups
The stories of your culture
The virtual living pattern that has arisen.

The gift of the earth arising out of Day and Night and the nine worlds is there for proper harvesting by you.

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I’ve been teaching the Runes for 23 years.
You receive two audios for each Rune: presentation and then a Journey where you journey to find out your issues in relation to the principle that each Rune represents.
Then you email me how you got in in your journey to meet the rune you are studying.
We discuss. To supports our insights and understanding, learning, growth, healing and empowerment, I draw on your western astrology (which uses the Tropical Zodiac and is psychodynamic in orientation) and your Vedic Astrology (which uses the Sidereal Zodiac and is orientated to your destiny and Incarnational Life purpose).
You can see the details of my worldwide Rune Course at: (Remember to use the hyphen between rune and path).

I look forward to hearing from you