Pronunciation – thoo-ree-sahz
Meanings – protection, caution, ponder, observe,
Interpretations – This rune symbolizes a thorn on a branch. It implies the intelligence and foresight of choosing to be protective and watchful instead of being hasty with an ambush or attack on a foe. Be attentive and cautious of your surroundings and attitude. This will protect you from being taken advantage of or hurt. You should be in full cautionary and alert mode. Be mindful. Calculate and assess every move you make. Do not make decisions based on emotions.
With the symbol of the gateway, the rune shows that there is work for you, both inside and outside of yourself. Thurisaz is the Rune of non-doing, therefore the gateway is not to reach, or to pass through without contemplation. This rune reinforces your patience, now is not the time to make decisions. Thurisaz, conversely, requires contemplating. Urgent decisions may be regretted later on, probably because you are acting out of weakness.
If reversed – defenselessness, vulnerability, or betrayal. You may be in refusing to believe in your current circumstance.
Inscriptions – Protection, decisions, guidance, good fortune