Thurisaz: (TH: Thorn or a Giant.) Reactive force, directed force of destruction and defense, conflict. Instinctual will, vital eroticism, regenerative catalyst. A tendency toward change. Catharsis, purging, cleansing fire. Male sexuality, fertilization. (Thorr, the Thunder god, was of Giant stock.)Thurisaz Reversed or Merkstave: Danger, defenselessness, compulsion, betrayal, dullness. Evil, malice, hatred, torment, spite, lies. A bad man or woman.
Thurisaz is a rune of self-control and discipline, qualities that you learn when you are overcoming yourself. You have to face and conquer something to become stronger or wiser.
This rune can:
– grant you protection in different situations
– give you strength to make the right decision
– help you overcome obstacles
The tree for Thurisaz in hawthorn.