Plenty

Last night I dreamed I was at ease because my universal salary check was coming. I felt no anxiety about money…

or paying bills

The Weekly Rune – Fehu

Fehu is the half-month rune through 14 July, (carved cedar stave). Berkana is the intuitive rune (Baltic amber), and Gebo indicates Indigeneity’s perspective. The spirits of place anchoring the runes this week are World Ancestor (wooden spoon) with element Timing (hourglass), in the direction of Below (lapis lazuli), in the season of Autumn (tree button). Read right to left is Fehu, Berkana, then Gebo.

I’ve talked about how our modern take on Fehu centers money, though this year’s runecasts with Fehu have totally thrown that aside. Where last week’s cast was flavored with joy and support from many corners, this one is all about humanity and where we stand.

Fehu means wealth, specifically assets that must be tended. It also expresses how we enter into a new cycle–with thoughts of what we have to bring to it, how we cultivate what we have to share, the idea that making sure we all have good Fehu increases everyone’s assets.

The Weekly Rune – Fehu

Fehu is the half-month rune through 14 July, fully in the sign of Cancer (carved porcelain tile). Wunjo is the intuitive rune, and Ingwaz indicates Mountain Jotnar’s perspective. The spirits of place anchoring the runes this week are Fossilized Belemnite with element Plastic (Little People Dog), in the direction of Beyond (world marble), in the season of Autumn (tree button). Read right to left is Fehu, Wunjo, then Ingwaz.
The full runecast will be publicly available here, two weeks from publication. You can find it in full on Patreon, now.

Fehu is the time of rune that can be very bracing in terms of figuring out where we stand with it. Beginning this new cycle likely brings up lots of things–as any new cycle does–relief, fatigue, confusion, maybe excitement. Fehu represents assets that we must tend, which of course implies that we have assets to tend. In a modern context, we make assets all about money, which comes with all sorts of baggage that isn’t traditionally part of this rune.

The Weekly Rune – Dagaz – Fehu

Dagaz is the half-month rune through 29 June, at which point Fehu comes to the fore until 14 July. Ansuz is the intuitive rune, and Algiz reversed indicates Recommitment’s perspective. The spirits of place anchoring the runes this week are the World Ancestors with element poison, in the direction of Beyond, the season of Autumn. Read right to left is Fehu above, Dagaz below, Ansuz, then Algiz reversed.

In accordance with this runic calendar, we close our time with the Elder Futhark in season. We’ve walked another year through the guidance of the runes, and with that go forward with shared experiences and communal space. I feel closure at this point in the year, partly because of the intensity of June Solstice, and because Dagaz imparts a sense of a change of course. I experience that Dagaz gap between extremes as a moment of calibration, albeit not always in ways that I want to be recalibrated.