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Lapis Lazuli

Name: Naudiz | Translation : need, necessity
Pronunciation | now-these
Zodiac Sign: | Scorpio and Sagittarius
Healing: | For Fever : Give the person a fever to facilitate antibodies work; or calm a fever.
Magical Uses: | to represent a need to be filled

Divinitory Meanings: poverty, hardship, responsibility, discontent, obstacle, frustration

Upright : The Shadow it's time to look at your shadow issues, as in what you have been repressing or ignoring. Fear, insecurities and pain are all energies that magnetize undesireable situations into your life. Look at your fears and unresolved issues, and look without selfjudgment. Just feel what you feel, and let the feelings come and go

Reversed : Dark Night of the Soul : A difficult passage has arisen forcing you to directly face your shadow issues, your fears, doubts and insecurities,. Remembrance that you are unlimited spirit in a body is most important now.
picking another rune for guidance or how to move through the current situation would aid with this stone.

Analysis : It is a gentle, nudging reminder that all is not as it should be. Life appears to be out of synch, and nothing seems to be going right. No matter how much you have, it is never enough, and there is an ever present desire for something more, something better. On the positive side, this dissatisfaction with the status quo can serve to draw one away from the relative safety of wunjo and motivate towards change. Nauiz represents an imbalance between one's desires and one's assets. How you resolve this situation will influence the rest of the journey, but the awareness of the imbalance itself can also be illuminating. It causes you to closely examine and perhaps reassess your values and priorities, and forces you back onto the path of your own happiness. Perhaps mythologist Joseph Campbell said it best when he enjoined us to 'follow our bliss'; in other words, that we will know that we are on the right track spiritually when we are doing those things which make us the most happy and fulfilled. Nauiz helps us to take the first step on that path by letting us know when we have strayed from it.

The Rune Poem: Verse X Naudiz
Hardship lies heavy on the heart
Yet oft to the children of men
It becomes nonetheless a help and a healing,
If they heed it in time.

| Algiz | Ansuz | Berkanan | Wyrd | Dagaz | Ehwaz | Fehu | Gebo | Hagalaz | Ihwaz | Ingwaz | Isa | Jera | Kauno | Laguz | Mannaz | Naudiz | Othila | Perth | Raido | Sowilo | Thurisaz | Tiwaz | | Wunjo |