Rune Stones:
You can find our more about Othila here.
Othila speaks to us on both an earthly
plane and the plane of spirit.  Othila
brings the bounty of the universe to us,
but asks that we take appropriate
action in order for that to happen.  If
Othila has been cast in your spread, it
is wise to work with his powerful

Othila speaks of new experiences
coming to you.  Although they come to
you, you have to remember to reach
out and embrace them.  Whether it is the
bounty of financial security or the fulfillment of
finding a new approach to our thinking, Othila
speaks loudly.  Othila may be indicating an
older person (normally a family member) is
having too much control over you.  On the
other hand, Othila may be warning you that
you aren’t taking the counsel of others strongly
enough.  These truly are two sides of the same
us of the roots to our home, our parents and our ancestors.  For more of our
history than not, mankind has gathered in communal groups at the hearth
(remember, a bonfire party is really just a gigantic extension of the communal
band or family hearth) to eat and commune with his fellows.  With the hearth of
rock (earth) and the warmth of heat (fire) man grew into a social animal and
realized his spiritual conscience.

Zodiac Sign:  With its direct association to long term money matters and the
inheritance of either money, societal or familial attitudes, Othila is linked with
the astrological sign of Capricorn.

Tarot Link:  The Tarot link aligned with Othila is The Moon.  With her hidden
aspects and long-range associations, the Moon is the perfect comparison for
Othila’s spiritual course.

Color:  The colors of yellow and ochre, the colors of fire and earth, are
associated with Othila.

Polarity:  Othila is male in its aspect, it is an active rune.  Othila calls you to
action, begs you to overturn old ways of being and asks you to sift through the
sands of your history and save the precious kernels while allowing the chaff to
fall to the wayside.

Healing Property:  Othila has been believed to help those who are suffering
from diseases rooted in the genetics of the person.  We cannot change our
DNA pattern, but we can accept that as a growing spiritual and physical being
that change is a very essential part of our nature.

Modern Letter Counterpart:  Again, the powerful association of Othila is easily
seen in it being aligned with two vowels:  O or E.

Special Runic Associations:  Othila is the second Rune in the Cycle of
Initiation with the words and benefits of Separation, Retreat, and Inheritance
Othila allows us to move into a position of strength.  Othila is one of the runes
in two of the Runic Groupings.  It holds places in both the protection and
financial help groupings, confirming it’s association with fiscal issues and
protection of the inner self.
for Grandpa and Grandma doesn’t mean there might not have been a better
idea since then.  However, Great-Grandma’s old sugar scoop works just as
good now as it did when she got it new.  Don’t throw the baby out with the
bathwater, but when you’ve checked to make sure the bucket is empty except
for the dirty water, throw out the dirty water, rinse out the bucket and get ready
to move on to the next phase.

Your life is what you make it.  Sometimes we work very hard to achieve
something and the achievement leaves us empty and we continue on scrabbling
for that which fulfills us.  Othila reminds us to look to our foundation.  Is it
supporting us, lifting us and allowing us to reach new heights, or, is it an anchor
holding you stagnant in old ways of thinking and believing.  As we change and
grow in our lives we constantly need to evaluate our spiritual and physical paths
to ensure we hold true to our internal compass.

Othila - Separation

Othila is one of the runes in the Aett associated with the
Norse God Tyr.

Key Word(s):  Separation.  Protection.  Financial help.  Inherited property.  
Inheritance.  Native land and home.

Element:  Othila is aligned with the elements of earth and fire.  Othila reminds

The change Othila brings could be that of the physical
residence.  Othila may be telling you it’s time to have a couple of
garage sales (or sell it on e-bay) and clear out the old stuff so
you can start anew.  Othila speaks strong of home, property, real
estate and land.  Referred to as the Rune of acquisition and
benefits it is thought to have special help for those in the fields of
caring for the treasures of history.  For example, the Director of
Acquisitions for a Museum would do well to study Othila’s
energy.  Then again, the Mom getting ready to go to the grocery store may do
well by doing the same thing!

Othila speaks to us of our spiritual nature too.  Othila asks if we are being true
to the nature within, or are we becoming a physical hoarder because we are
afraid of being without?  Along with the spiritual lessons carried with Othila are
the generational issues it represents.  It may well be time to “break ranks” with
the family’s status quo if it no longer fits who you are.  Shake loose old ways of
doing things and look at the new innovations out there.   Just because it worked
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