Fehu is the 1st rune in the elder futhark, which is the oldest of the runic alphabets. It consists of 24 letters divided into 3 aetts. There are 8 runes in each aett. The 1.st aett is called Frey’s aett.
Fehu upright ~ Luck, new beginnings, receiving, running estates/properties, being at the right place at the right time, being provided for, receiving payment, ‘beginners luck’, wealth, seizing opportunities, resourcefulness, good fortune, adaptability.
Fehu reversed ~ doubt, impatience, loss of security, arguments, greed, lack of control, bad luck, a blessing in disguise.
The original meaning of Fehu is cattle.
Associated deity from the mythology: Audhumla the cow.
Fehu and Birthstone dates and times:
This is the birthstone for people born between 29th of June to 14th of July (starting and ending 12.30 pm), and the message of this rune is closely related to your life purpose.
It is the inner rune (your inner self) for people born between 12.30-13.30.
The Mythology of Fehu
The cosmic cow Audumbla was believed to be the first living creature. She was born from the union of fire and ice that preexisted before the creation of the 9 worlds. Audhumla nurtured the giant Ymir with her milk. She also licked a great block of ice, freeing the first God Buri who then became the ancestor of the gods. Buri is Odin’s grandfather.
Interpretation of Fehu.
Just like Audumbla nurtured Ymir with her milk so he could multiply, Fehu signifies the Seeker being nurtured to create their life in wondrous ways. The seeker could be experiencing luck and a windfall of prosperity when Fehu shows up. Fehu symbolises movable wealth. It can speak of a skill that you can take with you wherever you go and this skill brings you abundance. It can also speak of your possessions, especially possessions that you can use to generate wealth: a tradesman’s tools for example.
Fehu rune meaning on a rune cloth
Water ~ Great spiritual gifts are being offered to you.
Fire ~ A business venture/job offer will present itself to you.
Earth ~ Increased security, possibly from long-term investments.
Air ~ Clarity to make good decisions that will bring abundance.