Othala: The Rune of Family, Home and Acquisition GemShoppy December 7, 2014 Symbols Othala s a rune of possessions, house and home, and what the subject holds to be truly important in their lives. It is also a rune of groups, promising group order and prosperity. It is, too, concerned with homelands and spiritual heritage, experience and fundamental values. It promises aid in spiritual and physical journeys. It is a source of safety and of abundance. As a talisman, it helps the wearer to acquire property, to bring a project to successful conclusion and to strengthen family ties. Othala or Othila means the ancestral country or home, property, and fixed wealth or inheritance. This can include your inherited characteristics from past generations that you will also pass on to your children – or it can represent a united family’s strength. Othila can be seen as everything that you have accumulated during your lifetime, and can also represent your spiritual home. At this time of re-focusing, fix your goal firmly in your mind and let your thoughts attract the energy you need to reach it. You must concentrate to read all the signs, but don’t try to force the issues. Your objective is like a wild bird in the palm of your hand. If you grip too tightly, you risk killing it. Othala is a reminder that there is greatness in small things — What we do here will survive us. What was done in the past is all around us now and should be respected. The security and safety that comes with material wealth is referenced here: Richness in the sense of home and family, as well as material wealth. A favorable situation will give the individual greater security very shortly — but hard work will always be required to maintain the fruits of this situation. Othala is the rune of the ancient clan lands: Historic land and property which has a strong spiritual connection to the individual. Othala is the crowning achievement which lies at the end of the runic journey. (It is the last rune, if one reads them in sequence). These ancestral lands are the result of a life of successful spiritual pursuit and hard work. Othala is that physical manifestation of everything that has been earned by previous generations and by this one: particularly, a house or property. Othala represents our home: our lands, our community, our nation, our identity, our personal assets and the assets of our friends and family. Othala is a physical representation of both our past and our destiny — a reminder of who we are, and a symbol of the greatness we aspire to. Othala references both responsibility and pride, history and future, honor and hard work. It is a reminder both of our ancestry and the material legacy we will leave behind. Othala may represent an individual who has overcome many obstacles and has now come home to put their feet up and enjoy their lives as they deserve to.