Daily Angel Oracle Card: Thurisaz, from the Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco artwork by Jimmy Manton
Thurisaz: “Do not get drawn into unnecessary drama. There are many sides to every story, so make sure you research a situation thoroughly before making a decision. Ignorance is no excuse. Choose wisdom and remove the old thorn in your side. Choose the positive flow of enthusiasm, fecundity and passion, rather than aggression, small mindedness and force.”
“I am the hammer of wisdom:
I smash ignorance,
The thorn no longer in my side.
I am Thurisaz”
Thurisaz (pronounced, “thoor-ee-saws” is part of the Elder Futark. Although often referred to as a “thorn,” this rune more accurately represents Thor’s hammer, Mjollnir, and the god himself. Thor, a protective figure, who defended Asgard from the giants, is the hero one calls upon to fight for freedoms and balanced expansion.
The hammer can easily be misconstrued as a dull brute of a weapon, but in this case the hammer is used to smash ignorance and small mindedness, as well as clear away untruth. There is a solidity that Thurisaz requires, an acknowledgment that we have the wisdom and tools we need within us – that we do not always have to look outward for validity.
Thurisaz suggests that courage may be needed to overcome our hesitancy to strive for greater creativity or prosperity. Both self-sabotage and chronic procrastination are challenges for many. Thurisaz gives us the confidence to break through these forms of fear with passion and gladness.”
Thurisaz as Challenger: “Beware of those who hold a smaller vision of life than you do – and of those who may envy your dreams or vision. You may need to undertake more research before you make a key decision, otherwise the result may be quite detrimental to you or your business. Ignorance is no excuse. Do your due diligence. Be aware of being heavy handed or pushing people too hard, as this will only backfire.”
Element: “Earth, Fire”*
~ by Stacey Demarco
Yesterday’s message was a message of truth. Absolute, uncompromising truth. Today’s message is a message about clearing away all obstacles which prevent this pure truth from prevailing in your reality right now.
What needs to be smashed? A limiting belief system perhaps? An old way of being in the world? A victim or lack mentality? Regret, guilt, shame or resentment that is holding you back? Smash all that, Thor is generously offering us Mjollnir to do so… can you visualize it? This is a call to be done with what no longer serves you.
This messages also has an underlying tone of the energy of Kali, the goddess who destroys evil beings and also our fears; ultimately creating the chaos necessary to free us from the ties that bind us or hold us down. When Kali comes you know that the Universe has tried coaxing, nudging and drawing you to where you need to be. But you haven’t been listening. Enter Kali. Things are about to be stirred up. The truth must come out now. Go willingly or weather the storm.
It’s always up to you.