Fehu is the embodiment of good fortune. When you are in alignment with Fehu, you are blessed and you know it. Let the gratitude flow!


  • Luck
  • Good fortune
  • Prosperity
  • Abundance


In Divination

  • Prosperity is on the horizon – look for opportunity.
  • Fortune will favor you, start being grateful now!
  • Yes, what you’ve asked for is on its way.


Inverted in Divination

  • A scarcity mindset is blocking your path forward.
  • Misfortune may be in your future.


The historical roots of Fehu come from the symbolism of domesticated cattle. It is associated with being able to protect a piece of land, perhaps even being wealthy enough to own it. But, cattle also implies portable wealth. Riches that are in the flow with their owner is the modern equivalent.

Fehu is also about the life domesticated cattle can expect. Someone else takes care of all of their worries for their entire life. They will be given food, sheltered from the elements, and cared for if they become ill.


Fehu is the first rune in the first aett. It is associated with Freyja. Freyja is a Norse goddess who introduced both the gods and humans to magic. Fehu promises fertility, fine material possessions, and divine blessing. Fehu feels like a blessing that is your birthright. 

When you are aligned with Fehu survival concerns are nonexistent. You are filled with a sense of optimism and feel as though the next lucky encounter is just around the corner. You have everything you need and prosperity flows to you.

Fehu reminds us of the responsibility to practice stewardship. Use the blessings of your life to create something that lives beyond you. Consider how you can leave behind a legacy because although Fehu represents the opportunity for a new beginning, we all know how the life of domestic cattle generally ends. This is also part of the meaning of Fehu.

Fehu in Divination

If you cast runes and get Fehu, something that makes you feel grateful may be about to manifest for you. You are lucky right now and fortune favors you. Take a deep breath and let go of your scarcity mindset. Allow yourself to enjoy your good fortune.

Sometimes Fehu shows up to remind you of all you have to be grateful for already. Examine if you are making the time to truly appreciate the blessings of your life. The more we experience gratitude, the more often experiences that make us feel grateful will occur.

Fehu Affirmations

  • Fortune favors me, I am grateful for the blessings I enjoy.
  • I already have everything I need.
  • I practice responsible stewardship.
  • I am incredibly lucky.

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