This is the rune of possessions. Othe represents those items that you have or will aquire. often represents that which you have inherited, including property, possessions and character traits. With Sigel, it means a hard worker, someone who works hard for there possessions. This rune represents someone inspired. (Especially when in a runecast with Mannaz or Ansuz.) This rune can mean help from older people or old friends. Overall, Othel represents property and legacies.
Delay and frustration are indicated when you draw Othel Reversed. Loss in the areas of your possessions is shown. There may be legal problems or maybe the changing of a will. You might be trying to go too fast, slow down. With positive runes in the cast, success may be possible, but further off than you want. Be patient, and pay attention to detail. Don’t expect any financial help, and by all means, do not try to “buck the system” in any way. If you do, or have already, Othel Reversed is a warning that someone like an I.R.S. agent will step into the picture. Othel Reversed is sometimes an indication of legal problems regarding land or property. This is especially true if shown with Jera.
Converse: An apparently worthless inheritance has hidden treasures. The honest or just way may be hidden from you.
Alternate Names: Utal, Odal, Otael
Ancient Meaning: Property acquired by heredity
Keywords: Ancestry, prosperity, inheritance, family
Description: Othala represents a solid, immovable home, prosperity and safety. Good fortune based on your heritage and character is yours to enjoy.
Reversed Description: Othala reversed represents chaos and homelessness—a general lack of roots. Now is a time for you to take care of that which you have, so as not to lose it.
Astrological Correspondence: The Moon
Tarot Correspondence: The Moon
Color: Deep Yellow
Herb: Gold thread
Stones: Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Clear Quartz, Amber
Animals: Eagle, wolf, raven, bear, hound, sheep, cow, swine, cock, hen, horse, bee, salmon, peacock, ibis, octopus, owl
Element: All Elements
Magic: Regeneration Balance of the elements Actualization of dreams Comprehends the Oneness of the universe Increased wisdom