Plant Tree Runic Number




Associated Myths and Deities




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the nine worlds of Yggdrasil


Name: Othila | Translation : property
Pronunciation | oath-awe-law
Zodiac Sign: | Gemini
Healing: | Cauterization of a wound
Magical Uses: | for aquiring land or property, to complete a project, to strengthen family ties

Divinitory Meanings: property, land, inheritance, home, permenance, legacy, synthesis, sense of belonging

Upright : Disconnectedness you may be feeling disconnected to your power at this time, as a percieved limitation appears greater than your ability to overcome it. Within every problem is a gift, however a chance to transcend limitation and anchor in more of your omnipotent power. Ask the universe what you should focus on now to realign with your self, and pull another stone for guidance..

Reversed : Not Knowing : Spirit is asking you to step outside yourself for a moment into the role of an observer. Are the thoughts you are thinking coming from what you know from your own experience to be true, or are you accepting at face value what others have told you? Claim your power by allowing yourself to be empty and no know. Through that void your spirit's wisdom can guide you into divine right action...

Analysis : In othila, we find ourselves back in the seemingly mundane realm of wealth and property, just like the first rune, fehu. However, while cattle represented a more movable, transitory form of wealth, the land is the only thing that lasts. It can be passed on as a legacy, but more importantly, it defines who we are by defining where we are. It is, ultimately, our home. This rune brings us to the seventh cardinal point, which is the centre. It is the meeting place between Midgard and Asgard; between ourselves and our Gods. It is the axis around which our lives revolve. The idea of land or property is only a symbol - we must all find our own "centre" ore 'bliss' to give our lives meaning, and this is really the ultimate goal of the runic journey. We discover that after all our travels and adventures, we all eventually end up going home. But this doesn't mean that the travels and adventures are pointless. On the contrary, it is only through those explorations that our 'home' or spiritual centre can have any real meaning for us. None of the lessons learned along the way can be of any real use to us unless we actively integrate them into our 'mundane' lives and find that centre point to anchor them to. Othila not only completes the smaller cycle of the third aett, but also brings us back to the beginning of the futhark itself, only on a higher level. We may now begin the grand cycle of the runic journey again.

The Rune Poem: Verse XXIII Othila
An Estate is greatly dear to every man
If what is right and fitting there
He may enjoy at home
With most prosperity

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