The shamans and magicians of northern Europe have long associated thorn trees with spiritual authority. Blackthorn was greatly favoured as the material for making staffs and powerful wands. Thorn trees are symbolic of protection and their wood was often used to make talismans to ward off evil.
The protection that comes from the thorn tree is the protection of spiritual authority, and gives you the power to stand up for the truth when surrounded by lies, and to claim the spiritual path that is your birthright.The blackthorn has a sister tree, the hawthorn, which, while being a powerful protective tree like the blackthorn, also has soothing and balancing feminine energies.
Interpretation of Rune
“You have the power to face anything that might cross your path.” Fear nothing, for you have the authority to claim your destiny. Let no one deter you fr6m your search for the truth. Hold fast to your birthright, be a spiritual being, but always remember to keep your feet firmly on the ground.
Spiritual authority brings power and it is up to you to use that power in an unselfish and loving way. Power can corrupt if you do not have a true and honest heart. You should never need to tell others of your authority; knowing that you have it should be enough. To utilize the power of this rune fully, you must first master the ego.