“Nothing is either good or bad, but thinking makes it so,” wrote William Shakespeare.
Don’t let the selection of this Rune get you down. This Rune always tells you not to worry about what other people might think.
Othila helps you begin to clarify your own set of values. It advises you to ask yourself, “Is this THOUGHT or SITUATION appropriate in my life? Should I or shouldn’t I?”
You must ask yourself what is right and wrong, examine your principles, and discern for yourself what is morally correct. Be honest. This is so important when Othila appears. Your truths are your truths and no one else’s.
Othala (ᛟ), also known as odal and ēðel, is a rune that represents the o and œ phonemes in the Elder Futhark and the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc writing systems respectively. Its name is derived from the reconstructed Proto-Germanic *ōþala- “heritage; inheritance, inherited estate”.
Other popular Othila Rune meanings
The Othila Rune has many meanings to the one casting the runes. As you continue to cast your own runes, you will see that each symbol will carry it’s own special meaning to you. Furthermore, here are some other popular Othila Rune meanings.
Othila Rune Meaning according to Ralph Blum – “Separation, Retreat, Inheritance”
“This is a time of separating paths. Old skins must be shed, outmoded relationships discarded. When this Rune appears in a spread, a peeling away is called for. Part of the Cycle of Initiation, Othila is a Rune of radical severance.” – Ralph Blum “The New Book of Runes”
Othala according to Rune Secrets – “Oh-thall-ah” – Literally: “Homeland” or “Ancestral Lot” – Esoteric: Inheritance, estate, noble
Othala deals with matters of family, estate, inheritance and ancestry. Both Fehu and Othala are runes of wealth and continue the cyclical nature of the runes by their positions as first and last. The difference is that Fehu represents mobile expansive force of money as well as new beginnings and Othala represents the permanent wealth of immobile property accumulated by yourself and your ancestors over generations, which is clearly the continuation of a long line back to the beginning. – From the Rune Secrets
Elder Futhark Othala Rune Meaning – Separation. Home. Inherited property or possessions.
This rune represents ancestral property, one’s homeland or one’s ‘home turf’, be it physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually. It is your sense of connectedness with your heritage. The Othila rune represents the home and family, its customs, language, duties and responsibilities and the qualities needed to maintain family ties as well as the family homestead. It is the areas of your life in which you feel most comfortable. – From The Elder Futhhark Runes
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