The Weekly Rune – Thurisaz

Thurisaz is the half-month rune through 13 August. Berkana is the intuitive rune, and Uruz indicates The True Jotnar Heart of Humanity’s perspective. The spirits of place anchoring the runes this week are Pine Cone with element Air, in the direction of Above/Beyond, in the season of Winter. Read right to left is Thurisaz, Berkana, then Uruz.
Moving into Thurisaz this week shifts us from this formative physical and conscious space into shaping what we do with them. Thurisaz is the rune of quickening, which I talked about in the What in the Wyrd episode of Thurisaz as a rune. It is the point in the traditional Elder Futhark order that we assess the data coming in from physical, mental, and emotional levels, we generate awareness of sacred order, and we respond with urgency. We could even say with lightning speed.

This rune is everything Thor, which means it’s the point of our cultivation of righteousness and the capability of responding when that sense of divine order has been disrupted. Whether we commit some offense against it or someone else does, we feel it in our bodies and ontologically. Our whole being knows the infraction has happened, and we’re poised to respond. At this point in the Futhark progression, how we respond has everything to do with how well we’ve come into relationship with Fehu (body/force) and Uruz (unconscious/action).