Also called Thorn
Old Norse name: Thurs
Thurisaz is a very ancient
name for Thor, so it's not surprising that it is a most powerful
rune. Thurisaz can be used and interpreted as a protection rune.
Plants grow thorns to protect themselves, so the logic is clear.
Drawing a ring of Thurisaz runes around something is an excellent
However, Thurisaz has
a dark side. After all, thorns protect by pricking and drawing blood.
One should step carefully with this rune and treat it respectfully.
It can backfire just as easily as it can work for you.
In a reading, Thurisaz
upright stands as a warning to the querent, especially if the querent
is acting as though his run of good luck is neverending. Thurisaz
often suggests that the querent is being wrongheaded about the issue
at hand, and advises the querent to maintain status quo until the
period indicated by the runecast is over.
Thurisaz reversed means
much the same thing as it does upright, except that the querent
may be much more difficult to counsel, much more stubborn and unwilling
to heed Thurisaz's warning.
Often, this rune reversed
indicates that whatever run of good luck the querent has been operating
on is about to end. Batten down the hatches!
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