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Fehu Rune Meaning

Pronunciation: Fay-hoo
Key concepts: abundance, money, wealth, nourishment
English Corresponding Letter: F

Overview

Fehu is the rune of abundance and fulfilment. It can signify wealth gained, successes met and rewards delivered. It promises nourishment- from the mundane comforts of everyday life to the nourishment of the soul.

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About Fehu (Feoh, Fe, Feh)

Fehu is a fortunate rune, a count-your-blessings-and-do-the-gratitude-dance sorta’ rune… because adopting Fehu’s teachings will allow you to bring flow, luck, joy and prosperity into your life.  The literal translation is cattle, and of course in traditional societies it was easy to measure one’s wealth by counting how many cows one owned. Owning cattle meant (and still means!) beef and milk for sustenance, leather for clothing and shoes, hides and bones for shelter and tools, and the animal’s strength to help plough the fields. It also meant having something to trade or barter with, in order to acquire other things that one desired. It’s certainly not difficult to imagine how important cattle were to one’s prosperity in old Norse societies.

Of course the modern interpretation of the wealth rune has shifted from cattle to money, which is today’s trading tool for spending and receiving. (Can you imagine trying to buy something with a cow?)

Study Tip:
The easy-peasy way to remember this rune is to remind yourself that the “F” of Fehu stands for Flow. When you are in flow with the receiving and giving of abundance with the universe, you are wealthy beyond measure. 

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Advanced Study Tip: Ansuz is another rune that looks like an F, so to distinguish between the two and remember which one means “Flow”… simply imagine that the F of fehu is an upwards flowing river. Fehu flows easily and effortlessly.

The really cool thing about Fehu is that it reminds us that the idea of being “in flow” with wealth is not a new idea at all. Wealth is not something to hoard, it is meant to be shared. We need to be open to receive abundance and to give abundantly in order to become truly wealthy. Today, we talk about the energetics of money and wealth, and the fact that we need to give freely and gratefully in order to make the space in our lives for more incoming abundance.

Ancient Anglo-Saxons said it differently, but this rune poem shows us that the underlying meaning was the same:

“Wealth is a consolation to all men
Yet much of it must each man give away
If glory he desire to gain before his god.”

 

Fehu Rune Meaning in Divination

A fortunate outcome, wealth or success, prosperity and financial success are key concepts associated with this rune.

Meaning in career or in goals:

Positive outcomes are likely!
Take a good look at the meaning of wealth in your life when this runes shows up in your rune cast. What are you trying to gain, and is it really in your best interests to gain it? Why are you working towards this goal, or desire? And when you have succeed, how will the success help you on your soul journey? This rune often indicates a possession or “thing” that you are chasing, and close to obtaining.

It’s a gentle reminder to stay in flow and to check in with all the blessings that you already have in your life. (Yep, gratitude time.)

It’s also a good time to be careful with the wealth that you have gained. Guard against recklessness with your items at this time, and be mindful of being open to receiving more.

Fehu rune meaning in love:

Fehu is the first rune, and sometimes can be associated with a new love, the beginnings of a relationship or a new direction in a relationship, as well as young love. The rune is associated with the elements of fire and earth, and so there’s an underlying earthy-passion vibe that this rune just emanates. Fehu is charismatic!

Love abundance means loving yourself as well as loving others. Again, the sacred flow of Fehu suggests looking at your love bank and taking stock. Be careful not to be overly reckless in love, to look after the love that you have in your life, while allowing yourself to get “in flow” with love circulation.

Working with Fehu Fehu is a rune that goes hand-in-hand with luck and joy.  Think of a time when you felt like you were on a lucky streak… it was joyful, it was easy, and you were in flow. That moment of “luck” is actually something that is inherent in you all of the time. It’s an attitude, and a belief. You have the innate power to influence your own luck and bring about your own abundance. In many rune teachings there is an expansion concept that is associated with Fehu. It’s time to expand your receiving and your giving, since this energetic exchange with the world around you is what keeps you in flow and allows prosperity and abundance to circulate in your life.

Throw on your rose-colored abundance-glasses and wealth will start to find it’s way into your life. The right people and the right opportunities will present themselves to you, and they will allow you to take action and receive the things you need. Fehu’s magic tends to be given to those who are willing to be courageous in their endeavours and those who begin to trust that what they need will come to them.

Learning to trust Fehu may mean not focusing on money as the only source of “wealth” – what do you want the money for? And what would you buy with it? Food and nourishment, shelter and comfortable place to stay, clothing and the ability to

Working with an abundance mentality helps us to being more abundance into our lives.

Fehu Rune Magickal Uses

You can work with Fehu to increase your luck and abundance in life. As with all magical symbols, there are countless ways to add this rune to your life. You can use the rune as a sigil, as an altar decoration, in the air as a symbol – inscribed on candles or in the earth, drawn on papers that are burned and offered to the universe or to Freya (or your deity of choice) / worn as an amulet or doodled mindfully. Beyond just using the “symbol” here are a few ideas for working with Fehu’s powerful passionate flow.

To increase wealth or to attain a goal:

Fehu is a rune that goes hand-in-hand with luck, passion and joy.  Think of a time when you felt like you were on a lucky streak… it was joyful, it was easy, and you were in flow. That moment of “luck” is actually something that is inherent in you all of the time. It’s an attitude, and a belief system. You have the innate power to influence your own luck and bring about your own abundance. Call sprite to lead you to serendipitous happenings, and to open up opportunities for success.

In many runic teachings there is an expansion concept that is associated with Fehu. It’s time to expand your receiving and your giving, and since this energetic exchange with the world around you is what keeps you in flow and allows prosperity and abundance to circulate in your life.

Throw on your rose-colored abundance-glasses and wealth will start to find it’s way into your life. The right people and the right opportunities will present themselves to you, and they will allow you to take action and receive the things you need. Fehu’s magic tends to be given to those who are willing to be courageous in their endeavours and those who begin to trust that what they need will come to them.

Learning to trust Fehu may mean not focusing on money as the only source of “wealth” – what do you want the money for? And what would you buy with it? Food and nourishment, shelter and comfortable place to stay, clothing and the ability to

Working with an abundance mentality helps us to bring more abundance into our lives. The effort? Positive thinking, catching yourself when you are feeling sorry for yourself or sorry for your wealth situation, stopping any negative thoughts and feelings you have about money. Start by being grateful every time you pull out your debit card or spend money. Each time is a moment to remind yourself that you have the luck in life to be using a debit card to purchase  a material thing – bless the purchase and thank the universe for everything you have in your life. Count your blessings and you will see that your life is abundant!

Take a good look at the meaning of wealth in your life. What are you trying to gain, and is it really in your best interests to gain it? Why are you working towards this goal, or desire? And when you have succeed, how will the success help you on your soul journey? This rune often indicates a possession or “thing” that you are chasing, and close to obtaining.

It’s a gentle reminder to stay in flow and to check in with all the blessings that you already have in your life. (Yep, gratitude time.)

It’s also a good time to be careful with the wealth that you have gained. Guard against recklessness with your items at this time, and be mindful of being open to receiving more.

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