Spellings: fehu, faihu, feoh, fe
Translations: cattle; mobile property; livestock; money; gold
Wealth is a comfort to every man
although every man ought to deal it out freely
if he wants, before the gods, his lot of judgement.
~Old English Rune Poem
The Book of Rune Secrets says:
KEY CONCEPTS: mobility, beginnings, wealth, luck, charisma, initial conditions, baggage, debt, ownership, freedom, non-violence
“… The secret of Fehu is that real wealth is a type of freedom. Ownership and money are illusions at this level of wealth. When we define wealth as freedom, we can see the chains of our modern world much more clearly. This is a powerful step in separating ourselves from the herd… “
“… The energy of Fehu flows from dependence on the herd toward independence as an individual…”
Alternate Rune Meanings for Divination & Alchemy:
Edred Thorsson says:
Fehu – new beginning, social success, foresight, energy, travel, money, control; or greed, failure, atrophy, poverty, discord
LORE: Rune of wealth and expansive energy. Rune of new beginnings and the circulation of power.
Freya Aswynn says:
Fehu: Financial strength and prosperity of the present and near future.
MAGIC: “Wealth, luck, responsibility and creative energy are implied in Fehu… The power of Fehu gives the practitioner the initial power to start a working. It contains the power of the creative and generative aspects of fire, as opposed to the destructive power of fire. It can be used to draw energy in for a given magical operation, also as an energy to send, acting more or less as the moving force behind a working.”
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