(Z or -R: Elk, protection, higher self.) Protection, a shield. The protective urge to shelter oneself or others. Defense, warding off of evil, shield, guardian. Connection with the gods, awakening, higher life. It can be used to channel energies appropriately. Follow your instincts. Keep hold of success or maintain a position won or earned.
Alternate Names: Algis, Algiz, Eolh, Elgr
Ancient Meaning: Sheltering force, Protection
Keywords: Spirit, protection, sanctuary, refuge, power, divinity
Elhaz represents your power to protect yourself and those around you. It also connotes the thrill and joy of a successful hunt. You are in a very enviable position right now, because you are able to maintain what you have built and reach your current goals. Enjoy.
Watch for hidden traps. Look for holes in your defenses and fill them. Elhaz or Algiz reversed shows us hidden danger, consumption by divine forces, loss of divine link. Taboo, warning, turning away, that which repels.
Astrological Correspondence: Cancer
Tarot Correspondence: The Moon
Gods/Goddesses: Heimdall, Valkyries.
Stones: Rainbow Tourmaline, Fluorite, Agate, Jasper, Diamond
Animals: Elk, reindeer, swan, goose, stag (hart), ram, wolf, raven, horse, cat, bat, owl, crab, lobster, wasp, goat, boar, crane, blackbird, hound, bear, porcupine, wolverine, cock, cougar, starfish, eagle, hawk, magpie, mongoose
Protects from harm
Movement toward the completion of your patterns
Understands celestial correlation
Increases healing powers