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Meaning of the rune Fehu or Feoh

 
 

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Meaning of the Rune Fehu or Feoh

  • Divinity : Frey, god of fertility
  • Phonétique  : F
  • Symbol : the cattle
  • Element : Fire
  • Tree : The Hazel tree and the Elder tree
  • Plant : The ardent Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica)
  • Stone : Garnet
  • Color : Orange-coloured red
  • Animal : The Taurus or the deer representing the virility and the fertility power of the wild

The first rune of the Elder Futhark is Fehu, pronounce " fayhoo ". Literally Fehu means "cattle" quite as the first letter of Greek, Hebrew, and Gothic alphabets.

Formerly, the number of heads of cattle was measuring wealth of somebody. Fehu sends back to the wealth, to the property, and to the necessary power for the preservation of these wealth. Thus, Fehu is a rune of power and control.

The wealth can lead to the greed and to the envy, two human vices which arouse social divisions and inflict damage. Thus Fehu represents the wealth and the material abundance which must be shared to last.

Fehu is also the rune of the fire, of the primal energy, of the strength and of the power. It is also the first movement, the primal impulse, what push forward. It is also the instinct of creation anchored in the depths of the human psyche.

Divinatory value : The beginning of a new project, a beginning, an emergence, a creation, a health problem, a strength, a prosperity.

Spiritual value : The secrets must be revealed. Any authentic system, religious or esoteric, has to teach openly to anybody who look for the Light of the Knowledge. Fehu is the rune of the pure energy, the one that we have to discover and channel in us to exploit it to maximum.

Physiological value : The blood circulation, the heart, the central nervous system, the vertebral column, the region of the arm and the shoulder.

Wisdom guidance : " In you lives the Source of Fundamental Energy, you have to identify it ! You can release your potential, by having a dialogue with it, and by becoming aware of your deep-seated cravings. Recognize your instincts will allow you to channel and/or exploit them to the best."