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Daily Divination

Rune:

&thornurisaz : giant
Phonetic equivalent: th (as in ‘thing’)

DIVINATORY MEANINGS:
hardship, painful event, discipline, knowledge, introspection, focus
MAGICAL USES:
aid in study and meditation, self-discipline, clearing out a bad situation
ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES:
the Frost Giants, Loki

ANALYSIS:
Þurisaz is the first of the ‘obstacle’ runes. These obstacles are not necessarily destructive things, but are placed in our path to strengthen and teach us. After all, you can’t have a mythic hero without dragons to slay or giants to fight!

The lesson of this rune is ‘to learn you must suffer’, meaning not only literal suffering, but also in the biblical sense of ‘allowing’ – allowing one’s destiny to unfold as it should, and allowing one’s self to experience all that life offers us. What may at first appear to be a negative, destructive event, may well turn out to contain an important lesson. The Giants may seem to be evil and destructive to the Aesir, but they bring about change, and eventually clear the way for a new age.

Tarot

ACTIONS

Charming……….Superficial
is physically attractive……….focuses on style and appearance
disarms opposition with a smile……….can be thoughtless and insensitive
is sexy and seductive……….pursues sexual conquests
generates glamour and excitement……….avoids deep or serious matters
is honey-tongued……….may say or do what’s expedient

Self-confident……….Cocky
totally lacks self-doubt……….overestimates abilities
has a can-do attitude……….may boast and brag
is convinced of his or her talent……….exaggerates accomplishments
is self-assured at all times……….is brash and nervy
doesn’t sweat the small stuff……….is sometimes presumptuous

Daring……….Foolhardy
will risk anything without fear……….is reckless and rash
will tackle what others avoid……….will endanger self and others
is the first to volunteer for danger……….doesn’t give danger due respect
loves being a hero……….is impetuous
boldly goes where no one has gone before……….is a daredevil

Adventurous……….Restless
loves travel and new experiences……….is never content to be still
seeks novelty and change……….can’t set down roots or make ties
makes things happen……….lacks inner peace and serenity
rises to every challenge……….won’t stop to smell the roses
is footloose and fancy-free……….must have constant stimulation

Passionate……….Hot-tempered
is easily roused to action……….angers easily
feels strong loyalties……….is too ready for a fight
feels everything powerfully……….lashes out when riled
takes a vocal stand……….often acts without thinking
jumps in with both feet………may have a chip on his or her shoulder

DESCRIPTION

On the positive side, the Knight of Wands is full of energy and life. He’s never afraid to try something new and will reach for all the gusto he can. Others may shake their heads at his crazy stunts, but they still admire his courage and passion. He’s sexy and irresistible…always the charmer. On the negative side, this Knight is a little too sure of himself and his abilities. He tends to be shallow and thoughtless. Don’t expect a deep commitment from him. He’s also reckless and irresponsible. He acts without thinking and constantly gets in trouble because of his temper.

In readings, a Knight of Wands shows that his confident, passionate style is involved in the situation as an aspect of you, someone else or the atmosphere in general. You need to ask yourself, “Is this Knight’s energy helping or hurting?”

If his style is evident, then balance is needed. Is your confidence really cockiness? Are you angry and impatient all the time? Are you crazy about someone whom you know is going to break your heart? Is your company rushing into something risky with no preparation? It may be time for a change.

If this Knight’s energy is missing, a dose of passion and daring may be called for. Are you in a rut? Try something new. Are you always planning every last detail? Wing it next time. Are you working too hard? Go out and have some fun. Let the Knight of Wands introduce you to his world of adventure, excitement and risk.

Oh boy, I’m in for it today…great :-/

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