Rune Name: Fehu - 1st Rune of the Elder Futhark & Freya’s Aett
Germanic Name: Fehu
Modern English: Fee
Phonetic Value: F (Fee)
Translation: cattle, livestock
Rune number: 1 (1st Rune of Freya’s Aettir & the Elder Futhark)
Color association: Light Red
Elemental associations: Earth , Fire
Deity associations: Freyja/Frey
Herbal association: Nettle
Tree associations: Elder
Astrological associations: Aries
Month: June 29 – July 13
Chakras: Root, Solar Plexus
Tarot associations: Ace of Pentacles , 8 of Pentacles , Ace of Wands
Magical uses: Prosperity goals, greatly increases productivity & abundance in your life.
Suggested Uses: Chant the rune as you are working or acting in a way that brings abundance. Inscribe it in gold ink on the inside of your checkbook or on a slip of paper that you can place & keep in your wallet.
- Natural Skill
- Inner Resources
- Understanding & Wisdom
- Financial Success in Present or Future
- Social Success
- Fertility – Mother Rune
Fehu has a power that flows outward such as fire and then is circulated to be beneficial. Proper attention to the circulation with wisdom & foresight so there is no destruction of themselves or others.
Fehu energy can be associated with the phrase “cash cow”. It marks abundance. With the literal translation being cattle, it is important to note that in ancient times cattle was a prestigious symbol of wealth & abundance. Cattle could be used as a type of currency because it had so much value to their livelihoods.
It signifies the attainment of wealth & abundance but in ancient times it also was not thought of to hoard those riches. They shared their wealth with their families and communities. There is a warning with this rune against greed & using your wealth only for personal gain.
Bright Stave/Upright: Foresight is needed, wealth may be on the horizon but it must be used with wisdom & should be shared generously to avoid conflict. This is also true for your inner wealth of knowledge. Share your power & it will grow. The power of well-being is outside your present consciousness, but the power is just welling up from the bottom & bubbling up to the surface. Ethical-based wisdom & tradition is called for, there may be travel soon. This rune holds great energy for that travel. There is also awesome energy for new beginnings & from those a new life. (A person who may work with finances or animals).
Merkstave/Reversed: There is a loss of personal property or self-esteem or something that you’re very attached to. Greed can cause you to become an outcast in society, and to suffer inner alienation from the self. Discord may be coming based on a lack of circulation of the power of Fehu. Excess of Fehu can cause burnout of your creative energies. Control them and use them with wisdom. Obstruction leads to a blockage or atrophy of vital energies. Failure & poverty are on the horizon.
Meditation Fehu Rune - Magin Rose
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