Interpreting the Runes ~ Fehu
I am going to do my best to explain with as much detail as possible, the meaning of each of the Runes over a series of upcoming blogs. The interpretations I am sharing are not meant to be definitive in any way. Please consider the information as guidelines.
The first letter of the Germanic alphabet and is concerned with worldly wealth and possessions. In ancient times, the main measure of one’s worth was determined by the number of livestock one owned. Livestock was far more important in ancient times, as the Germanic peoples were nomadic.
Fehu is a Rune of fulfillment: ambition satisfied, love shared, rewards received. It promises nourishment from the most worldly to the sacred and the Divine. For if the ancient principle “As above so below” holds true, then we are also here to nourish God.
This Rune calls for a deep probing of the meaning of profit and gain in life. Look with care to know whether it is wealth and possessions you require for your well-being, or rather self-rule and the growth of a will.
Another concern of Fehu is to conserve what has already been gained. This Rune urges vigilance and continual mindfulness, especially in times of good fortune, for it is then that one will likely collapse oneself into success on the one hand, or behave recklessly on the other. Enjoy good fortune and remember to share it, for the mark of the well-nourished self is the ability and willingness to nourish others.
Reversed: There may be considerable frustration in your life if you draw Fehu Reversed, a wide range of dispossessions ranging from trivial to severe. You fall short in your efforts, you reach out and miss; you are compelled to stand by and watch helplessly while what you’ve gained dwindles away. Observe what is happening. Examine these events from an open perspective and ask, “What do I need to learn from this in my life?”
Even if there is occasion for joy, do not be seduced into mindless joyousness. Reversed, the Rune indicates that doubtful situations are abundant and come in many forms and guises. Here you are being put in touch with the shadow side of possessions. Yet all this is part of coming to e and passing away, and not that which abides. In dealing with the shadow side of Fehu, you have an opportunity to recognize where your true nourishment lies.
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