This rune represents earned income. It represents your career as well as your wealth, status and position. Fehu is a rune of success and attainment. Drawing this rune indicates that prosperity is coming towards you in some form (often, but not always regarding money). The type of gain will be indicated by the surrounding runes: With Beorc or Gifu for example, the source of gain will be through a personal relationship; along side of Raidho, the increases could be the result of a journey; with Othel it could be from a legacy or will. This rune announces the arrival of that which you have worked for. You will overcome opposition. The advice of Fehu is to keep with the plan you have already underway. If negative runes surround Fehu, the advice is to conserve what you have.
Fehu reversed usually represents loss of personal property, esteem, or something that you put in effort to keep. It indicates some sort of failure.
With positive runes surrounding Fehu reversed it is just a delay or obstacle. Along side negative runes, a material loss is indicated. There may be problems with your finances or your emotions now. You may be feeling a lack of fulfillment, possibly sexual frustration.
Fehu reversed cautions you to avoid materialism, don’t be tempted to waste your resources. Think carefully how your actions will affect your future. There may be female health problems and weight gain. Again, for a clearer picture, look to the surrounding runes. Loss or a disappointment is shown if you continue on in the same manner.
The advice of Fehu reversed is to put yourself on a budget and abandon any plans as they might hurt you financially or otherwise.
Reading Note: If it falls with positive runes, it usually indicates a necessary delay. If it falls with other reversed or negative runes, the person is advised to give it up; success will not be achieved.
Converse: Hidden reward. Undiscovered wealth. Nourishment withheld.
Alternate Names: Faihu, Foeh, Fe
Ancient Meaning: Cattle, which meant mobile wealth and power
Keywords: Wealth, Mobility, Fulfillment
Description: Fehu is the Rune of prosperity, good luck and unbridled creative energies. Being associated with Frey, this Rune is also a powerful omen of fertility. Fehu is one of the three Mother Stones and should never be taken lightly.
Astrological Correspondence: Aries
Tarot Correspondence: The Tower
Color: Light Red
Stones: Carnelian, Green Tourmaline, Amber
Animals: Falcon, boar, cat, bear, cow, tiger, horse, sow, ant, deer, hare, bee, bull, hedgehog, ewe, snake, sparrow, mouse, goat, ram, lion, monkey.
Magic: Intuitive abilities are strengthened, Creates channel for projecting, sending, and transferring runic energy, Draws the energies of the sun, moon, and stars, Increases monetary wealth, Increases your wealth of knowledge, & Increases the richness of your plans and life goals.