Oak Tree Spirit Symbol

Every living thing has a spirit, including plants and trees. Have you ever set out on a walk in nature as you contemplate important questions of your life, only to find yourself, perhaps sitting under an Oak Tree? Well then, perhaps spirit was communicating with you thru the symbol of the Oak. Here is my interpretation of the spiritual symbology of Oak Tree:

Oak trees have much strength and stability so these are the main keywords I use for this symbol. Also there is a certain "Righteousness" when it comes to this tree vs others, The roots of an oak tree are very deep and far reaching, sometimes having a root system that is several hundred miles long. These traits of the Oak, could be part of the message spirit is sending you right now. Are you needing to find more strength at this time in your life? Perhaps Oak is suggesting that you are needing to slow down and do things "right". Oaks have the ability to weather passing storms because of their density and deep stable root system. It's possible spirit is asking you to ground yourself, like the Oak and take time to stabilize certain areas of your life in a very wise, traditional way, getting yourself a strong support system to help you with any challenges life is sending you at this time. It's also possible that the hidden aspects of your life that affects what is visible on the surface is in need of more integrity and depth. Paying more attention to what's hidden under the surface affecting your life could go a long way in healing what's become unstable.

The fruit of an Oak tree is called an Acorn, a capsule like shell holding one seed that takes about 6-18 months to mature. This could be a symbolic message that you need to work on re-stabilizing your life by planting a strong seed of intention that will take time to manifest, doing it slowly, nurturing your intention for maybe over a year before you start to see results. That's because Oak is not about doing anything fast. To get the density and strength of Oak it takes "time" and "hard" work. You have to think in terms of a solid foundation, done right in order to grow the magnificent branches above.

So in conclusion, we see Oak sending messages of "slowing down" "doing things right", needing "integrity", "depth", "strength" of character, "solid" foundation, willing to take "time", planting a seed of "intention", working on your shadow, or the underline hidden roots of your life affecting visible life, and weathering any storms by allowing what's old and dead to drop away freely so that energy can be used for growth in other areas of your life still ripe with energy. These are the possible messages being sent to you from spirit thru the mighty Oak tree. Sit silently under her branches, going deep within allowing Oak to speak to you personally and you'll discover your personal symbolic message from spirit.


Elder Futhark Rune Meanings - OTHALA

Othala Rune Meaning: "heritage"
Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Othila
Old Norse: Odal
Old English: Odal, Ethel
Other Names/Spellings: Odhal, Odthal, Ogthala, OthalanOthal, Othala

Othala equates to the letters "O" in our common alphabet.

This rune represents ancestral property, one’s homeland or a sense of physical, mental, emotional or spiritual wellbeing. It is our sense of connectedness with our heritage. Othala gives a sense of knowing our boundaries, around ourselves and our properties. They are an indication of ownership, to keep outsiders out and those on the inside (such as cattle) in. Knowing our boundaries allows us to make good judgements and choices, although these are to be pushed from time to time, to further growth and development.

Our genes and culture are handed down to us through our bloodline and our surroundings, notice the "roof" drawn on the othala rune rests upon gebo, which is the rune exchanging of gifts between people. This conveys a message of othala as something built upon mutual exchange and satisfaction.

From the historical rune poems about Othala we get:
The Anglo-Saxon rune poem translated says: "Estate is dear to every man, if he can enjoy there in his house whatever is right and proper in constant prosperity."

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This is the rune of accomplishing that you have set out to do. Developing talents and or abilities. Seeing wishes come into reality, dreams come true. Creating space for the new by chewing on and understanding the achieved. Keywordshome, ancestral spiritual power, inheritance, heaven on earth, possessions, property, hereditary land and story telling

This video contains one of my rune poems that can be used for meditation with the energy of Othala. Blessings ~Sigha Manning


Elder Futhark Rune Meanings - DAGAZ

Dagaz Rune Meaning: "Day"
Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Dagaz
Old Norse: Dag, Daeg
Old English: Daeg
Other names/spellings: Dagur, Dagr, Dagar, Dags, Daguz

Dagaz equates to the letters "D" in our common alphabet.

The meaning of the Dagaz Rune is that of Day. Spiritual growth, development and change is associated with the Dagaz Rune, seeing the light and radical change. Dagaz is also a rune of  transformations. What goes up must come down. What increases must decrease. Life is about balance and within the cycles of night and day; we find experience that contributes to increase our understanding with a greater whole. It is thru dagaz that we can overcome the darkness in our lives. Dagaz can be the statement “we are all one,” and this is meant not in some abstract sense but at the deepest level of existence. Duality, or separation between the observer and the observed, is an illusion that thru dagaz can be recognized.

From the historical rune poems about Dagaz we get:
The Anglo-Saxon rune poem translated says: "Day, the glorious light of the Creator, is sent by the Lord; it is beloved of men, a source of hope and happiness to rich and poor, and of service to all."

Dagaz is the rune of transformation, giving clear vision and protection by maintaining balance.
Keywords: awakening, awareness, twilight, dawn, dusk, polarity, unity, transmutation, aurora,
breakthrough, enlightenment, day.

This video contains one of my rune poems that can be used for meditation with the energy of Dagaz. Blessings ~Sigha Manning


Elder Futhark Rune Meanings - INGUZ

Inguz Rune Meaning: "God - The God Ing"
Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Ingwaz
Old Norse: Inguz
Old English: Ing
Other Names/Spellings: Enguz, Ingvarr, Ingwar

Inguz equates to the letters "ing" in our common alphabet.

Inguz is the seed of an idea or life form, which is the beginning of manifesting a creative process. The energy held within a fertile seed is boundless. This rune represents the god Ing (or Freyr), who is the embodiment of fertility. It is this fertility that we call upon to create. Inguz reminds us that we are the light of our creator. Growth that everyone can embrace is growing spiritually, developing oneself within, remembering ourselves thru bloodline and spiritual awareness. It is here this rune finds a connection to our third eye, or so to say seeing the unseen, attuning ourselves within the light of our creator.

From the historical rune poems about Inguz we get:
The Anglo-Saxon rune poem translated says: "Ing was first seen by men among the East-Danes, till, followed by his chariot, he departed eastwards over the waves. So the Heardingas named the hero."

Inguz is the rune of solitude; to come in attunement with ones Self. The inner child burns the fire of inspiration pushing onward and upward, creating growth. Keywords: harmony, internal growth, strength, approval, unity, agreement, love, peace, gestation, wholeness, right timing, fertility

This video contains one of my rune poems that can be used for meditation with the energy of Inguz. Blessings ~Sigha Manning


Elder Futhark Rune Meanings - LAGUZ

Rune Meaning Laguz - "Lake / Water"
Alternative Names
Anglo-Friesian/Germanic: Laguz
Old Norse : Logr, Laukaz
Old English: Lagu
Other Names/Spellings: Logur, Laaz, Lagur, Lagus, Laukar,

Laguz equates to the letter L in our common alphabet.

Laguz represents psychic abilities and gives one a deeper understanding of the self. Everything that has ever been created or thought of, finds root from our subconscious minds. Within each of us lie all the answers to every question. Laguz represents our Wyrd as it holds all the secrets of the unconscious mind and that which is in within each of us. Laguz reminds us we need to connect with the energies around us and use their flow to our advantage. Learning the meaning of “going with the flow” is what Laguz challenges you to do.

From the historical rune poems about Laguz we get:
The Anglo-Saxon rune poem translated says: "Sea seems interminable to men, if they venture on the rolling bark and the waves of the sea terrify them and the course of the deep heed not its bridle."

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Laguz is the rune of cleansing and getting attuned with your inner world, balancing & controlling emotion to get your life to flow as it is meant to. Keywords: water, sea, ocean, river or lake, emotion, cleansing, tide, the astral plane, currents

This video contains one of my rune poems that can be used for meditation with the energy of Laguz. Blessings ~Sigha Manning