What and extraordinary couple this is: The World from the Wild Unknown Tarot and Fehu from my runes. The World is everything Fehu is not; It is the last card from the Major Arcana. It signifies an harmonious successful ending, completion, transcendence and feeling one with Spirit. In this card we don’t see the dancing figure like in many other World versions but a couple of concentric circles which give me the impression of entering some kind of vortex. Like if we are drawn in to that white burst of light and energy. The first circle is like a rainbow. This is how we feel when we are on top of the World. Deeply fulfilled and content. Then it is time to shed our skin, leave our material attachment behind and enter into the next cycle….
That is when Fehu comes into play. Fehu is the beginning of the Elder Futhark. It is the rune of possessions, of material wealth. Not only how to obtain this but also how to be a good steward of your property and how to use your skills to protect it. Material wealth is the main source of survival not only in the past but also still nowadays. Only after having obtained a material security, we can focus on other things in life like love and happiness and creativity
For me each day brings World experiences and Fehu challenges. These two bring up a lot of questions for me. How do I chose what really fulfills me and enriches my spirit? Do the things I own make me truly happy? What can I live without? How does protecting and caring for my stuff distract me from more spiritual matters? Is spirituality the opposite of Fehu’s attributes or is that merely something we have made up ourselves? Is that why I often judge myself for wanting stuff to play with or just to collect?
So many questions. Maybe that is what card reading is all about: to learn how to ask questions instead of seeking for answers.