Today’s Rune is Thurisaz, reversed (THOO-ree-sawz).
Astrological affinities: The planet Mars, and the sign of Aires
Several years back I had a vision while meditating on the meaning of this rune. In this vision I saw myself shirtless, moving toward a thick brier that looked impassable. I refused to yield, and tried to make my way through. While trying to overcome the brier, a thick black claw-like thorn pierced my side and made me bleed quite heavily.
That vision, and the essence of this rune, were/are warnings against carelessly wasting life force. Instead of being insistent on “plowing through” an obstacle, take a deep breath and step back. Try and take in the full view of what’s barring your path. Does it stretch as far as you can see in either direction? Probably not. Re-evaluate, and approach it from a different angle (go around it!).
If you insist on charging into battle even though logic says there’s no hope for victory, expect a decisive and painful defeat.