Fehu is the rune of wealth, reward, and prosperity. It represents hard work, strength, and determination, meaning “cattle” or “property” in Proto-Germanic. Cows were the primary symbol of wealth during this period, signifying a person’s riches and material resource. Fehu signifies what a person has earned with their sweat and blood, and how well they maintain it. Fehu is a sign of good luck and success in business, work, and the cultivation of land.
Fehu is a rune of peaceful, domesticated, and blissful living. It can be associated with the god Ingwaz (Frey) because it is associated with abundance, good luck, and fertility. Fehu, like Ingwaz, is a rune closely connected with the Earth and it can be used to draw energy from within it. Fehu is a rune of harmony and balance upon the Earth and its’ forces.
Fehu is a valuable rune to visualize when concerned with pecuniary subjects. It can bring immense insight into business affairs and guide you through times of financial difficulty. Fehu can bring blessings of tangible advice, ideas, and tools for you to apply to the material world. Meditate on this rune for strength, luck, and financial success.
Fehu can also be a protective rune, as your wealth is a form of protection and security. Monetary security and abundance in resources is a key component to relaxed, blissful living; knowing all that is needed for survival can be provided easily and quickly. Fehu brings comfort and stability to an otherwise unpredictable and wild world. Fehu is calm, collected, and confident consistency.
Fehu is a rune of the physical world; a moveable and material concept based on earthly forces. It symbolizes the great prosperity, fertility, and abundance of the Earth itself. Meditate on this rune for good health, happy living, and fruitful harvests.
If you are following the Uthark method, Fehu is the last and final rune; meaning it is the final achievement of existence. If you are following the more common Futhark method, then Fehu will be the first rune you encounter, symbolizing the immediate obstacles we must overcome on our journey towards the Throne (ᛟ) of Enlightenment (ᛞ). With both systems in mind, we can see that Fehu holds a very important place in the order of the runes; and it deserves especially close attention when approaching them in their entirety.