Wealth is a comfort to all men; yet must every man bestow it freely, if he wish to gain honour in the sight of the Lord.
“11 – Possessions – Nourishment – Cattle- Fehu REVERSED
Fehu is a Rune of fulfilment: ambition satisfied, love fulfilled, rewards received. It promises
nourishment, from the most worldly to the sacred and Divine. Moreover, if the ancient hermetic principle ‘As above so below’ is true, then we are also here to nourish God.
This Rune calls for a deep probing of the meaning of profit and gain in your 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 conserving what has already been gained. It urges vigilance and continual mindfulness, especially in times of good fortune, for it is then that we are likely to collapse ourselves into our success on the one hand, or to behave recklessly on the other. Enjoy your good fortune and remember to share it; the mark of the well-nourished self is the willingness and ability to nourish
Reversed: There may be considerable frustration in your life if you draw Fehu Reversed, a wide range of dispossessions reaching from the trivial to the severe. You fall short in your efforts, you reach out and miss, you watch helplessly while what you’ve gained dwindles away. Observe what is happening. Examine these events from an open perspective and ask, ‘What lesson do I need to learn from this in my life?’
Even if there is occasion for joy, do not let yourself be seduced into mindless joyousness. Reversed, this Rune indicates that doubtful situations are abundant and come in many forms and guises. You are being put in touch with the shadow side of possessions. Yet all this is part of coming to be and passing away, and not that which abides. In dealing with Fehu Reversed, you have an opportunity to recognize where your true nourishment lies..“
This month, The Daily Oracle will be devoted to the Viking Runes. I am not a scholar of this divination method, and as with my cycle with The I Ching, I will be using a combination of my own astrological observance, together with text from another authority. For my reference I will be using a book that I have had for very many years, “The Book of Runes” by Ralph Blum, which is still in print…. but also available on the web as a free PDF. As with The Tarot, I will be invoking my own choice of deity to watch over me as I seek guidance on behalf of all who find this oracle. If you wish to read about how the Runes were discovered, there is a good site HERE that is a wealth of information on all things Norse.
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My name is Joanna Grant, I am an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, who lives on the beautiful Beara Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. I can often be found at home, deep in arcane research, or practicing some new form of divination whilst burning the dinner! My children probably wish that I was “normal” but may well remember my eccentricities fondly when they come to face the challenges of their own paths. My long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice, in offering guidance, empowerment and healing, helping others to lead a more authentic and magical life. You can read more about me here.
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