Aethel is a very difficult sound to describe. I don’t think there is a modern English equivalent.
Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)
An estate is very dear to every man,
if he can enjoy there in his housewhatever is right and proper in constant prosperity
Aethel translates to the word “estate”. It has meanings of owned property, especially property that has been passed down through family. A word that is connected to is the word for land owning nobility “athlings”.
The esoteric meaning of aethel is about family, home and lineage. Keep in mind that family is also in a larger sense. Not every persons family is people they are related to by birth or blood. Sometimes family is created when people intentionally come together and create a familial unit. When it is reversed, it indicates discord or lack of harmony within those things. Perhaps you are having a fight with family members, or there are problems in the home which are keeping it from being a peaceful environment. Maybe you have caused offense to your ancestors and need to make amends.