Quick Palmistry

The Fingers
This area represents the mental element. If the fingers predominate, the subjects sphere has a mainly mental atmosphere.

The Upper Palm
This area represents the abstract element. If the middle portion of the hand is more pronounced, this would indicate the subject excels in ambition, shrewdness, and/or aggression tempered by prudence.

The Lower Palm
This area represents the material element. The development of the lower portion of the hand has a tendency to indicate a cultivation of not so nice motives, directed towards self-gratification and selfishness.

A hand with all three areas proportionate represents a bright and intelligent nature.

Seven Types of Hands

There are seven types of hands classified in Palmistry which relate to the general shapes. This is but a brief generalized overview.

The Elemental Hand
Often of the “clubbed” type with short thumb and stiff heavy fingers. To these hands belong war and colonization. Usually music lovers. Most are laborers.

The Square Hand
A square appearance as a whole including the palm and fingertips. Large thumb. This is the hand of practicality. Indications of a love of order, neat and tidy, courteous, patient and with an element of foresight.

The Spatulate Hand
The nail area of the hands give an appearance of a more or less flattened-out spatula. Usually large thumbs. Manual labor with a bit of love of adventure thrown in. Extremely self-confident, excellent leaders for a cause.

The Philosophic Hand
This hand has a large palm, the fingers are “knotty”. The top portion of the fingers have an oval egg-shape but appear flattened. When the hands are large, they incline toward analysis. They seek knowledge. The knotty fingers indicate a gift of calculation and deduction. Usually poetic in nature.

The Conic Hand
Also known as the Artistic Hand. Fingers are tapered, moderate sized palm, small thumb. Indicates he/she is impulsive, imaginative, a bit self-indulgent, and a lover of beauty.

The Psychic Hand
The most beautiful hand of all. Conical fingers, small, delicate, smooth and tapering. The upper phalanges are long. They tend to love beauty, are ethereal and imaginative. Poetic, enthusiastic but can also display a nervous tendency.

The Mixed Hand
Mixture of two or more types. A little of that one and a little of this one. The hand of versatality. “Jack of all trades”. Clever but has a tendency to be a bit erratic in his/her undertakings. Changing their minds constantly.

Major Lines

The Line of Life
The line of Vitality. Usually curving around the outer boundary of the Mount of Venus up towards the index (Jupiter) and middle (Saturn) fingers. Indicates constitution but also areas of major change in ones life.

The Line of Head
The line of Thought. Usually begins very near, with or above the Life Line at the base of the index finger (Jupiter). Indicates decision-making abilities, a strength of mental powers and concentration and your ability of thought processing. Can also show spine problems and upper thoracic pains.

The Line of Heart
Usually begins below your little finger (Mercury) through to the middle (Saturn) and index (Jupiter) fingers. Indicates both love (mentally) and condition (physical) of the heart. A strong line shows mental and physical stability.

The Line of Fate
This line rises from the base of the hand up towards the middle (Saturn) finger. If this is deep, indicates perseverance against heavy odds. If it is a bit wavy, there will be ups and downs all through your life. If it goes all the way up to the Mount of Jupiter, success in everything you put your mind to.

The Line of Apollo
Also known as the Line of the Sun. This line runs up to the Mount of Apollo under the ring (Sun) finger. Indicates that with correct guidance and direction, you are capable of accomplishing much. A line of capability, possible accomplishments.


Ceromancy: The Fine Art of Candle Reading

Lately, I have been asked a lot of questions in the Psychic Realm chat room about “ceromancy”. That is the fine art of reading a situation by studying the way a candle burns. Are the flames leaping high? Is the wax sizzling and crackling and popping? What does it mean when the flame goes out?

Many people in the Realm over the last year have become avid candle-burners and realized quite instinctively that the way a candle is behaving is often a mirror of the situation as it presently exists and its outcome. It is, after all, one of the world’s most ancient forms of divination. The leaping and reaching candle flames are seen to represent the souls of the individuals involved in the situation being read. For instance, one member, the other day asked me what it meant when the wax from the candle she was burning for love melted into the shape of a heart. Anyone who is used to reading wax drippings knows that is extremely good news and probably means the other person is thinking of you.

Another phenomenon that I am constantly asked about is what I call “accelerated magic.” This is when a candle, that usually lasts about four hours, starts smoking and seems to burn down very rapidly …like in about fifteen minutes. This is usually good news and means that your prayer or request will probably be answered quite rapidly. If the candle was being burned for protection of some kind, it means that there was more than likely some kind of invasion or attack that the spirits decided to take care of as fast as possible.

In general, when you first light the candle, if the candle starts smoking quite heavily right away that is a very good sign. It means that negative energy is being removed from the situation. If the smoke is white, it means your prayers will be answered right away. If it is black, your prayer will probably be answered, but it is possible there will be obstacles in a way. You have to use your gut instinct if the flame doesn’t smoke at all. Sometimes that can mean there are no obstacles and other times, it means that the matter is long over. A clear, strong flame that burns steadily is a good sign that the candle is sending out a great deal of power and energy to manifest what you want. If it is small and more ball shaped than teardrop shaped, it is less likely that your prayer will be answered. A weak or low flame means you are facing some “heavy” opposition.

Staring at a flame is a great way of telling you if your magic is working. It never ceases to amaze me how a flame will seem to grow higher or grope for more air the more you meditate upon it. You can also do some divination by looking straight into the heart of the flame – the blue center that is surrounded by the orange halo. A healthy flame has a bright red core, surrounded by a blue halo and then a yellow colour. A blazing red center tells you that spirits are getting to the heart of the matter. A red center that is dim or just a pinpoint reveals a situation that may not be motivated by the heart. If the wick of the candle starts building a little bulb at its tip, chances are that you have opposition or a third party working against you. If there is a lot of blue in the flame, I take that as a sign that angels and spirits are protecting you from a possibly unhappy outcome.

Jumping, leaping and steadily rising flames are an excellent indication that spirits are fighting the obstacles that are in your way. This can be quite fascinating to watch, especially if the flame is really jumping and you are burning a candle that is intended to fight another’s will. If the flame is really protesting, so is the person and sometimes this is your cue to put the candle out. If the candle makes sizzling, hissing or popping sounds, this is also a sign that some kind of spiritual warfare is taking place. If it scares you or doesn’t feel right put the candle out. However if it feels like obstacles are being destroyed or eliminated then enjoy the show.

If you are burning a love candle and a second flame develops from an ash then I consider that to be a bad sign. It means you have a rival. If you are burning two candles that are supposed to represent two different individuals, it is not a great omen if one of the candles burns away to the bottom much faster than the other does. That is often a sign that your timing is off in the relationship or it is not meant to be.

If the candle smoke wafts towards you it means that your prayer is more than likely to be answered. If it wafts away from you, then it means that you will need a great deal of perseverance in order to have your prayer answered. According to author Reverend Ray T. Marlborough If the smoke blows to your left “you are getting too emotionally involved with the situation and are in danger of subconsciously sabotaging your own prayer so that it will not be answered. If it blows to the right you will need to use your head rather than your emotions to pursue the situation.”

The way a candle unfolds or deconstructs as it melts can be very significant. It is wonderful when the candle seems to collapse outward or unfold like a flower. I consider that to be a sign that your wish will be granted. It represents possibilities and paths opening for you. A candle that is too lopsided in one direction or another, universally means that you are dealing with a situation that is way out of balance. If the flame is buried by the wax, to me that is often a sign that the wish will not be granted.

Reading wax drippings is a totally intuitive matter. It is similar to reading tea leaves. Some shapes are obvious, like the heart, which obviously represents love. Wax drippings may form in shapes that mean something very personal to you – a totem animal for example. A good general reference book to buy that tells you the meaning of a lot of shapes, common symbols and animals is Talismans and Amulets by Felicitas H. Nelson.

By Samantha Stevens

A Crash Course in Tarot 2

Card Spreads
by Samantha Stevens

Most Tarot decks consist of 78 cards: 22 Major Arcana, and 56 Minor Arcana cards. The Minor Arcana consist of four “suits”, just like a deck of regular playing cards.

The four suits are, Pentacles or Coins, which deal with work/money/success issues, the Wands, or Staffs, which deal with more spiritual issues, the Cups, which deal with emotional issues, and the Swords, which some see as representing negative experiences and loss. If you want more of an explanation of these cards, then check out a Crash Course in Tarot #1.

When starting out, I highly recommend making your life easy, and getting the person to ask you a question out loud. Both parties should focus on the question while you shuffle the cards. As you get more experienced or confident with the cards, you won’t care if they ask a question, but repeating the questioner’s question out loud yourself does seem to assist the divination process.

Shuffle the cards until the person you are reading for feels it is “right” to stop or until you feel it is right to “stop”. After you are done cutting, you need to cut the deck. Most readers divide the deck into three piles. At this point you can either have the person you are reading for pick which pile to pick up as the top of the deck, or you can pick them up in an order that feels right to you. Another option is to fan the cards out face down, and have the person you are reading for pick out the cards they want you to read. Then lay them out in the order they are suppose to appear for the spread.

The One Card Spread: The One Card spread is the most concise of all spreads, intended to provide a quick take on a situation, or to reduce it to a single issue that you can meditate on. . Simply ask a question and then draw a card to divine the answer to your question. It is surprising to what extent these types of one-card readings can be exact, or even solve your problem for you.

The Three-Card Spread: This spread is good for yes or no questions. After you are done cutting the deck lay the cards out from left to right.

1 2 3

The first card to the left represents the past/issues affecting the problem.

The second card in the center represents the present/problem.

The third card to the right represents the future/outcome.

A variation of this is to read the three cards as the Mind, the Body and Spirit. This is more like a “personality read” and can give you a good indication of where “someone is at.”

The Celtic Cross Spread: Lay out the cards on the table in the following order


4 9

5 1 /2 6 8

3 7

The first card is placed face up it represents the person asking the question and the foundation of the matter.

The second card is placed across sideways the first card and represents obstacles or issues dealt with the person in the present.

The third card, placed beneath the first two represents what is on the subconscious mind of the questioner and everything he or she has been through with regards to the matter.

The fourth card, placed above of the first two represents the potential and the best that can be accomplished given the choices the questioner has made so far in his life regarding that matter.

The fifth card, placed to the left of the center card represents what has transpired in the past.

The sixth card, placed to the right of the first two, represents what will take place in the immediate future.

The next four cards are laid out from bottom to top to the right of these cards.

The seventh card represents the fears of the person. Generally, this card will show you what is inside of them that is blocking him or her from reaching the desired outcome. It can also represent the atmosphere or influences that strongly affect the questioner.

The eighth card represents how others see the person or the situation.

The ninth card represents the hopes and fears that the questioner might have for the future.

The tenth card represents the predicted outcome of the situation or the actual answer to the question.

Some individuals like to keep pulling an addition six to ten cards after this cross is laid down to determine what will happen in the future.

The Relationship Spread: The Relationship spread provides insight into the interaction between two people or entities. It is the spread of choice for questions about partnerships, be they in romance or business.

1 2

3 7 4

5 6

The first card (top left) represents how you see yourself and your role in the situation.

The second card (top right) represents how you see your partner.

The third card (center left) represents how you feel about your partner.

The fourth card (center right) represents what or who stands between you and your partner or the obstacles in your way.

Position five represents how your partner sees you.

Position six (in the lower right) represents what your partner feels about you.

Position seven in the center represents the present status or challenge faced by the two of you in the relationship.

It is important to remember, that no matter what maps or directions you are given, Tarot reading is an intuitive art and after you do it enough you will begin to develop an intuitive sense of what the cards mean when they are placed in relationship to each other.

A Crash Course In Tarot For Newbies

All About the Cards
By Samantha Stevens

The Tarot is not just a divinatory tool, it can also be utilized in the appropriately trained hands as a tool for providing counsel and advice with which we can navigate life. It is an antique form of divination that predates popular psychology, but has been shown to have archetypal energies that work well from a Jungian perspective. Tarot becomes a book of wisdom offering you a living parable or myth that reflects your life journey in the hands of the right Diviner. It describes a journey that mirrors your path in life. Usually the story is a direct description of what is going to happen in a particular window of time although talented readers can tell you much more than that from looking at the symbols in the cards! One of the main purposes of the use of the cards is to construct a future narrative so that you can make decisions to change your fate.

The reader shuffles cards and lays them out in a specific pattern usually called a “spread.” This can be compared to a snapshot or map of your life. Each card position in the layout of the spread represents a characteristic of the situation in question –what forces are beyond your control, what your particular strengths are in the current or future situation, and what the likely outcome is if you continue as you have been doing. As the cards fall into their positions, meaning is created by the unique placement of the symbolic meanings of each card. Together they weave a synchronistic tapestry that may seem random at first, but in reality is a very careful map which you may follow or not as you wish to bring about or avert the outcome of your reading. Synchronicity is a principle that is not only referred to constantly in psychology, but also in quantum physics. The entire system of Tarot cards can be described as a pictorial or numerological expression of the human condition.

The Tarot cards can be compared to a wise friend who we can turn to when we wish to make a wise decision regarding a relationship or a career. The wisdom found inside the Tarot, is actually the same wisdom that is found inside each and every one of us. The whole purpose of a reading is to tell you what you don’t know so that you can use your free will to take appropriate actions that are good for your soul. Now, this does not necessarily mean telling you what you want to hear – but instead what you NEED to hear.

It’s hard to believe, but Tarot cards were not originally designed to tell the future! They were first used in the 16th century Paris to play a card game similar to Bridge. As there were no soap operas in those days, the cards were also put to another entertaining use. The face cards, such as the Queen of Cups, King of Swords and so forth were modeled on the personas of popular celebrities of the day. These cards were shuffled and then arranged into scandalous story lines. This parlor game was a source of great amusement for both royalty and peasants alike.

In addition, 16th century poets used the cards to compose poems called tarocchi apporporati. The poems would be constructed about the characters in the trump cards in the deck, such as the Queens, Kings, Knights and Pages to tell a tragic or romantic story.

Tarot cards were not associated with divination until the 1800s, when a secret order of magicians in Venice, Italy found significance in their numbers and symbols. Before that these decorative cards were not used for fortune telling. As these magicians were the Illuminati of their day, their reading methods were kept very secret. The first known records of the divinatory meanings assigned to Tarot cards did not appear until the 1700s in Bologna.

Ordinary playing cards have been connected with divination as early as 1487. The gypsies were adept at reading plain playing cards for centuries before the Venetian magicians got their hands on a French Tarot Deck. It is safe to assume that the Tarot card meanings and spreads that are used today are based on a hybrid of techniques derived from the Tzigani system of reading playing cards, French parlor games and Venetian interpretations of occult symbols!

To understand the Tarot you need to familiarize yourself with the meanings of the four suits and the meanings of their symbols. The cups, coins, disks and wands of the Tarot deck derive their meaning from cartomancy. Cartomancy is the art of reading playing cards.

There are 78 cards in a traditional Tarot Deck. These 78 cards are divided into the Major and Minor Arcanas. The Minor Arcana relates to the ordinary playing deck. Most of the cards in the Minor Arcana represent events or qualities.

The additional 22 Major Arcana cards included in the traditional Tarot deck represent the stages of a person’s individual passage through life, from non-existence, birth, love, marriage, death spiritual ascension and back to non-existence again. The Fool Card, numbered 0, is indicative of this eternal cycle.

The 22 Major Arcana cards are an addition to what otherwise could be described as an ordinary playing deck that consists of four suits.

The meanings of the 22 Major Arcana cards are based on an old French parlor game that was used to predict the lives of the celebrities of the day. Since then, they have mutated to symbolize major life events and personal attributes.

When you are first learning to read the Tarot cards, sometimes it is valuable to have a list of the card’s abbreviated meanings to refer to while you are throwing the cards. Though not all diviner’s use the same correspondent meanings.

Here is a list of the classic meanings of each of the 22 cards of the Major Arcana.

0 The Fool – choices offered, folly, going in circles
1 The Magician – creative energy, psychic power
2 The High Priestess – mystery, hidden influences, female supremacy
3 The Empress – abundance, fertility, motherhood
4 The Emperor – leadership, control, fatherhood
5 The Hierophant – convention, society, restrictions
6 The Lovers – love, relationships, intimacy
7 The Chariot – mind over matter, conflicts, war
8 Strength – courage, power, stamina
9 The Hermit – wisdom, spirituality, connection with Higher Self
10 Wheel of Fortune – unpredictability, changes of luck – good or bad
11 Justice – legal issues, balance, karmic return
12 Hanged Man – withdrawal, study, rest, waiting
13 Death – change, physical death, an ending
14 Temperance – moderation, adaptation, patience
15 The Devil – temptation, the material world, evil
16 The Tower – conflict, problems, devastation
17 The Star – hope, inspiration, happiness
18 The Moon – unseen troubles, black magic, female sexuality
19 The Sun – marriage, success, male sexuality
20 Judgment – awakening, renewal, the result of good or bad actions
21 The World – success, opportunity, a clean slate

If you subtract the extra 22 cards that comprise the Major Arcana from a Tarot deck, the Minor Arcana is what is left over. The Minor Arcana of every Tarot deck contains 56 cards divided into four suits with each suit maintaining its own sphere of influence. The four suits are the Cups, Pentacles (also referred to Disks or Coins in some decks), Wands (sometimes referred to as Batons) and the Swords. In a deck of conventional playing cards the Cups related to the suit of Hearts, the Diamonds to Pentacles, the Wands to Clubs and the Swords to Spades.

Each of these four suits reigns over their own special spheres of influence.

The Cups suit deals with emotional matters, love, sex marriage, fertility and creativity. The Pentacles suit pertains to matters such as wealth finance commerce prosperity, career and economic security. The Swords suit refers to legal matters, the wheels of progress, heartbreak, betrayal, opposition, breakthroughs and the need to impose order on chaos. Wands represent the mind, inspiration, guidance, the world of ideas, deep thought, intellect, purpose and potential. Here is a handy list of the condensed and abbreviated meanings of the 56 cards in the Minor Arcana.


Ace beginning of fortune, passion, inspiration
2 business success, partnership
3 help offered, charity
4 rest after labor, a compromise
5 struggle, competition
6 startling news, invention, applied science
7 courage in the face of difficulty, futility
8 swift action, a message, good news
9 overcoming obstacles, povert
10 unwise use of power, too much force
Page a messenger
Knight starting or finishing of an issue, a proposal
Queen mother, artist, creative woman
King man of authority, an entrepreneur


Ace new love, union of souls, birth
2 new friends, new love, soul mate
3 abundance, health, prosperity
4 discontent, dissatisfaction
5 regret, disappointment
6 happiness from the past
7 unrealistic dreams, delusions
8 things thrown aside, waste, addiction
9 material abundance, financial progress
10 family life, excess, indulgence
Page the arrival of good news
Knight proposals, invitations
Queen romantic woman, vain woman
King romantic man, sensitive man


Ace victory, swift justice
2 indecision, uneasy compromise
3 separation, love triangle
4 changes, improvement
5 success without happiness
6 difficulties resolve themselves, medical attention
7 a failed plan, unmet goals, disappointment
8 restriction, rigid thinking, evil
9 sorrow, agony of mind
10 ruin, despair, betrayal
Page upsetting message, a meddler
Knight end of a problem, a swift resolution
Queen strong willed woman
King man of military authority


Ace beginning of wealth, a great idea
2 two situations at once, commerce
3 skills in the arts, steady work
4 material possessions, gifts
5 loneliness, abandonment
6 charity, desperation
7 a pause amid growth
8 employment
9 enjoyment of wealth
10 family money, promotion
Page good financial news
Knight patience with business and financial matters
Queen a rich woman, an independent woman, a matriarch
King man of business, a wealthy man

The face cards of the Minor Arcana used to represent the Who’s Who of Tarot. Originally these personalities were based on the antics of celebrities in 16th century France. The face cards are the ‘people” cards in the deck that often symbolize the arrival or influence of a male or female in your life. They are represented by the four face cards in each suit – Cups, Wands, Coins and Swords. These are the persons represented by the Kings, Queens, Knights (sometimes Princes) and Page (or Princesses) in the Minor Arcana of the deck. The four offices of King, Queen, Knight and Page vary in name somewhat from deck to deck – but all are correct for the deck and correspondences you are working with in that deck.

For those of you who have always wondered just exactly “whom” these people are coming up in your reading, here is a short guide as to what they are supposed to look like and be like:

Queen of Cups A fair-haired young woman. Often good looking, vain, thoughtless. Princess of Cups Beautiful, naive sexy usually fair-haired woman. Immature.

Queen of Disks A slightly older woman. Well to do. Practical. Nobody’s fool. Princess of Disks A nurturing, often codependent woman. Wounded Healer.

Queen of Wands Darker haired, artistic, entrepreneur, independent, feminist, intelligent. Princess of Wands Brown or blonde do-gooder. Practical. Takes matters into own hands.

Queen of Swords Dark haired, widow, sad woman. Abandoned woman. Wily Princess of Swords Dark haired, scheming woman. Depressed. Promiscuous. Needy

King of Cups Fair-haired alpha male. Warm, generous, loving, Controlling. Knight of Cups Knight in shining armor card. A suitor. Warm generous loving.

King of Disks Paternal Fatherly type. Medium to Dark Haired. Businessman Knight of Disks An active, athletic stubborn type. Controlling. Can be Violent.

King of Wands Dangerous, womanizing man. Egotistical. Dramatic. Sexy Knight of Wands Medium to dark haired younger man. A Player. Vain. Selfish

King of Swords Cruel, powerful, bitter man. Sometimes emotionless. Swift. Knight of Swords Sullen, dark haired, sexy but depressed younger man. Poetic

The Blank Rune

Tthe use of the Blank Rune in a rune set is the subject of much debate. It is said, and I am willing to agree, that ancient rune masters did not use the Blank Rune. I’m not certain that our Teutonic forebears would have recognized a blank stone or wooden disc as a rune, because runes by definition are symbols or glyphs of some kind.

Freya Aswynn, in her book “Northern Mysteries and Magick,” writes that changing the order or position of any of the runes (with the exception of Daeg and Othel) “would invalidate the entire combination of spiritual symbolism presented by the complete futhark,” which means the use of the Blank Rune would be inaccurate at best and spiritually wrong at worst. I have even heard from some people who believe that those who include the Blank Rune in their rune castings should not be respected or even believed.

While I can appreciate the reasoning behind not using the Blank Rune, I come down on the side of using it in my rune set. Yes, I know that it is historically inaccurate, and I am willing to agree that ancient Teutonic rune masters didn’t use it. Ancient pagans drove their cattle through the Beltaine bonfires, too, but you won’t catch me anywhere near a cow on Beltaine. And even though cows do not feature in my yearly Beltaine celebrations, I doubt that anyone would tell me that my sabbat is historically inaccurate and that I should start driving cattle through the fires post haste.

These are modern times, and we are modern rune casters. Therefore, I think that using a modern addition such as the Blank Rune is acceptable. However, if you wish not to, then go right ahead. There are many paths toward the destination, and as long as you’re on the path that works for you, then have at it, I say!

Now, let’s talk about what the Blank Rune means.

Runes are thought of as mysterious, as secrets, and the Blank Rune is the biggest secret of all-the secret of Fate. It stands apart from the rest of the runes, even as it has become a part of the divination system. It represents the X in the human condition.

The Blank Rune is also called Wyrd (pronounced “weird”), which is the collective name given to the Norns, the three goddesses or fates of Teutonic mythology. Their individual names are Urd, Verdandi, and Skuld; they represent the three aspects of time-past, present, and future. The Norns rule over the karma that each person has accrued during his or her incarnation.
Wyrd indicates fate-those events that are fated or inevitable. They cannot be evaded, no matter what you do. Those events indicated in the reading may be good or bad, and the other runes in the cast will determine the nature of the event.

Wyrd also indicates fatefulness. When it falls in a prominent position, it indicates that if a particular step or choice is taken, life will never be the same again. Again, this could be good or bad. The rune or runes in the result position will often guide the querent as to what move he or she should make.

Finally, the Blank Rune in a reading can indicate anything that must be kept secret for the good of the querent. It can signify things relating to others that the querent has no business knowing. Wyrd is often prominent in rune casts where the querent is asking for information that is none of his business.

Odin Rune

The blank rune. This rune represents the unknowable. It is the past, present and future. This rune represents all knowledge. This is the cosmic power of fate. Drawing this rune indicates that you are in immediate contact with your own true destiny. Odin represents Karma. Something unexpected is going to come to you. Sometimes it means that the matters in question are ” in the hands of the gods”. It may also mean that should a certain step be taken, life will never be the same for you. This rune represents things that are presently hidden from view. If the issue in question is regarding someone else, it means that you are seeking information that you have no right to know. Look at the surrounding runes for clues. If Odin falls with Gifu or another love rune, it could indicate a wonderful new relationship coming into your life. (possibly representing a “karmic reward” ) . Basicly, this is the rune of fate or that of the gods.

No Reverse


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.

Othel Reversed
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
Gods/Goddesses: Odin
Color: Deep Yellow
Tree: Hawthorn
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