“We inherit ourselves.”

Othala - “Oh-thall-ah” – Literally: “Homeland” or “Ancestral Lot” – Esoteric: Inheritance, estate, noble

Rune of anscetral spiritual power, divine inheritance and earthly estate.

Psi: ancestral spiritual power

Energy: ancestral spiritual power, inheritance, heaven on earth, “The gift of Ing”, paradise, utopia

Mundane: household, estate, inheritance

Divinations: A home or estate, group prosperity, group order, freedom, productive interaction; or lack of customary order, totalitarianism, slavery, poverty, homelessness, xenophobia, racism, genocide.

Governs:

Rightful inheritance from ancestral holdings
Collection of numinous power and knowledge from past generations
Acquisitions of wealth and property
Right understanding of global unity
Security, safety, protection, the walls of Asgard
Ascension to King amongst men
Realization of Paradise


My Notes:

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.

You have several ancestral stream to explore before you find the one or two that are dominant in your blood. Identify your natural talents and explore the ancestral stream that would have contributed those talents to you. There is a spirit or breath that has been passed on to you from many sources as well as your genetic makeup.

The weight of virtuous deeds of past generations tends to accumulate within a family tree over the generations, like being stored in an etheric energy ‘battery’. Part of your inheritance, yours for the taking, is to claim some of that energy for use in this lifetime. You must find what provisions you must agree to for its payback into the ancestral stream as you become one of the ‘ancestors’ yourself. Such a contribution will likely be in the form of a virtuous deed on your part during this lifetime.

You may find that there is a deficiency of energy due to non-virtuous deeds of certain ancestors, at which time you should seek the last link at which there were surplus energies. As a major player, you will be aided by honorable ancestors, who would see the breach restored and ‘things set right’.

The ultimate realization of Othala in the rune progression is heaven-on-earth, and the homecoming of the Savior and this is why I favor it as the final rune of the cycle, over any Dagaz-ending theories. The ultimate enlightenment is liberation and transcendence from the Self. Othala means that we take responsibility for our own destinies, that the future is a continual movement toward paradise, an alignment of the inner-compass toward heaven on earth.

My belief is that Othala signals the final and eternal beauty of heaven, and the love for one’s home. It signals a transcendence of geography, both planetary and astronomical. It is the individual and family risen above cultural and spiritual inheritance and the establishment of new fundamentals. Indeed, this rune signifies the inheritance by the whole of humanity of the planet itself, the restoration of the planet to its harmonious and sustainable state, and the inherent responsibilities thereof. It is the shift from basically existential modes of existence to humanistic, even divine modes and that is why I believe it to be in the correct position as the final rune.’

Further Reading:

Othala – Rune Meaning Analysis

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19 Responses to Othala – Rune Meaning

  1. wiley says:

    Thank you with the ongoing available knowledge!

  2. Lisa says:

    Hi! Great site. I have a question. What does it mean if I’m asking about a man/possible relationship which has not completely manifested yet, but he gives me definate signals, but always from a distance? I pull this rune, othala, often, along with (typically) ansuz and partnership rune when asking if this will ever completely blossom into the amazing relationship connection that appears possible? Thanks!

  3. Stacey Riley says:

    I have drawn this today. I asked this today asking my new runes: ‘What will you teach me?

    Regarding the following passage:

    You have several ancestral stream to explore before you find the one or two that are dominant in your blood. Identify your natural talents and explore the ancestral stream that would have contributed those talents to you. There is a spirit or breath that has been passed on to you from many sources as well as your genetic makeup.

    I am adopted. How can I explore these ancestral streams? How would you recommend I approach this since I am unlikely to have any contact with my birth family.

    Ancestral streams is going to important as my subconscious flagged it as significant for me.

    Blessings, Stacey

    • The ancestral stream is within us. It’s in your DNA. You will have to learn to feel it. In a sense, it is a surrender of the ego, of one’s stubborn ideas of ‘individuality’ and an embracing of the qualities that have been passed down.

      In your case, being adopted as you say, you might have luck beginning your exploration with the qualities you have but can’t explain in terms of what you might have learned or picked up from those that raised you.

      • Stacey Riley says:

        That makes sense to me as I often wonder where my interest in writing and the metaphysical come from.

        Definitely not from my adoptive family.

        • Naila says:

          >…and this is why I favor it as the final rune of the cycle, over any Dagaz-ending theories.<

          You are absolutely right. Dagaz is like Olimpus mountain (see, Nirvana state, inother words). To make children Zeus often had to come down from Heavens to Earth. )))))
          I am saying this with all due responsibility, having perfectly proportional Dagaz at the center of my both palms' lines.

          • Naila says:

            p.s. It’s the same as I-ching last numbers 63-64.

          • Naila says:

            p.p.s. So Othala is that way – to start new beginning. It looks like Dagaz but with vertical energy flow – as a seed. It’s joined Ying-Yan already (perfect rhombus, see, diamond formation), which is STILL under Earth (it’s invisible), and just started greensprouting. Just look any studying film – how seed starts its growing – first – it roots.

            Dagaz energy is ecstatic game of Ying and Yan energies. While Othala is their Fetus. Then it’s clearly logic. Fehy so-unds quite similar, eh? :) And it even looks like a plant with first leaves. :)

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