The last 2 runes in the futhark Othala and Dagaz can be reversed in the sequence, the preferance is entirely up to you. Note though that the numerological value and solar times will need to be reversed if you feel Dagaz is first in the sequence.
Othala – Oh-thah-la
Ancient meaning : Ancestral property
Other names : Odal, Ethel, Aethel, Odil, Oldhal, Utal
Deity : Odin
Polarity : Male
Element : Earth
Common letter : O
Numerological value : 7
Colour : Brown
Phonetic value : ohhh (soft)
Tree : Hawthorn
Herb : Clover
Solar time cycle : 23:00 29th May to 04:00 14th June
Esoteric symbol : The Earth
Stadha (Runic yoga stance) :
Stand and spread the legs wide to the side. Raise the arms over the head
and bend them at the elbow so that the fingertips are touching over the top of the head
Home is loved by all
Who prosper there in peace
& enjoy a frequent harvest.
The divinatory meaning of Othala :
Othala signifies home. In a literal sense it can mean property & possessions, homecoming & inheritance. Mentally it can mean gaining a sense of place or feeling at home with your surroundings or in yourself. As such it is a profoundly grounding & affirming rune.
The rune poem suggests that this is a blessing “home is loved by all”. That prosperity is inherent & you will receive the fruits of your labours.
Murkstave (Inverted meaning) :
Inverted Othala suggests problems faced with property or inheritance, a lack of connection to a home or safe place. You may feel detached & homeless, whether emotionally, spiritually or physically. It urges you to follow your heart & be true to yourself & to nurture & nourish yourself to find your place in life.
Home, property, inheritance, homecoming, buying a home, a sense of home, contentment, plenty, good harvest, ones lot in life.
Problems over inheritance, being left out in the cold, displacement, alienation, homelessness.
The use of Othala in magickal/Sigil workings :
1. Maintaining order among fellows
2. Concentration on common interests in home & family
3. Shift in ego-centricity to clano-centricity
4. Collection of numinous power & knowledge from past generations
5. Acquisition of wealth & prosperity