holistic rune meanings and correspondences for the elder futhark rune othala

Othala Rune

holistic rune meanings and correspondences for the elder futhark rune othala

Othala – Rune of Home and Inheritance

What home means to one person is not what home means to another. However, the more evolved the soul, the more refined the definition of the true meaning of home. Lightworkers are typically born with the knowledge that their true home is not of earthly origins. To them, home and homeland are not words that hold the power to divide because they don’t subscribe to the tribal definitions of these words. 

To the Lightworker, Heaven is home and there is but one nation of men. Lightworkers revere Gaia the way nationalists revere the Motherland… but they usually don’t even stop there. They realise that Gaia is but one of the Star nations and there are nations that are far more evolved. Many Lightworkers come from Star nations that have ascended to the 5th dimension and beyond.

Ultimately, the soul realises that we all share the same home – Mother-Father God, the source of all light and love from which we were all born and to whom we all return.

Hence there is no need to be dismayed by this rune’s nationalist use among those who seek to debase the truth because they are ruled by fear and greed rather than unconditional love. We are here on a mission to reclaim the truth and one day they will see the truth through the eyes of the heart. If we wish to speed up their ascension, we must embrace those who seek division with loving thoughts and be homing beacons for the Truth.

Stripped back meaning based on the actual word and shape

The shape of this rune is that of the Inguz rune on legs. Infinite potential has taken root and grown into a single point, individual, home, nation or planet.

The old Norse term Othala is known as ‘odal’ in Swedish. Odal is inherited land and property that has been passed down through many generations. According to outdated laws, odal land could not be divided upon the death of the owner.  An ‘odalsman’ is a person who owns this type of property.

Because Othala is associated with inherited property, it has come to mean fixed wealth as opposed to the moveable wealth of the Fehu rune.


  • Polarity: Feminine
  • Zodiac correspondences: Earth
  • Tarot card correspondences: The World, The Devil
  • Archangel correspondences: Archangel Cassiel
  • Chakra correspondences: Root Chakra and Earth Star Chakra
  • Health: bone, skin and teeth

Divinatory Meanings

General: redeemed matter, our spiritual home, fixed property, home, homeland, inheritance, ancestral influence, oneness – Reversed: nationalism, division, greed, debasement of matter, attachment to matter

Love & relationships: settling down together, soul contracts and karmic relationships – Reversed: co-dependency, energy vampires

Health/wellbeing: grounding – Reversed: problems with bone, skin or teeth

Business: great wealth, creating a legacy through a family business – Reversed: loss of property, being made redundant/homeless

Holistic Healing Tips for Othala

Chanting ‘OH-thall-ah’ fromt he pit of your stomach while visualising putting roots down will help you to quickly and safely ground your energy.

Meditate with Othala if you feel there is a need to clear karma and forgive someone (yourself included). Doing so will help you understand how we are all connected and that there is no need for shame and guilt.

Use in healing spells or when creating remedies for skin, bone and tooth healing.


  • Heaven is my true home.
  • I love the world.
  • We are one.
  • All my physical needs are met.
  • The Universe has my back.
  • I contribute to Oneness in this lifetime and assist in the process of collective consciousness evolution.

To strengthen the effect of the affirmation, you can draw the Othala rune over a glass of water. Say the affirmation out loud while holding the glass. Drink the water mindfully, seeing with your heart’s eyes how you are connected with every living being on this planet and beyond.

Othala Prayer

Dear Mother-Father God, Help me feel truly at home and at ease in my body and among the people I have incarnated with this time around. Thank you that I am completely loved and supported and that all my physical needs are met, as I seek to contribute to a spirit of peace and oneness on Earth. Amen and so it is!

Try the Othala Rune Tarot Spread!


Comments 2

  1. Beautiful article. I studied Runes with a Wicca teacher who learnt reading in Norway. My approach is more shamanic than lightworker, but I am a Starseed and appreciate the Spiritual interpretation. Will try the spread too. A note: you can add to your practice a Crystal, which could be Smoky Quartz, Keyword Grounding.

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