Runic astrologer Randi Bjærum uses the ancient Viking practice to forecast your love, money, career, style and health - here she predicts what 2023 has in store for you
Divination in runes is an ancient art that can be trace back to the Norse God Odin. Old scriptures show that the Vikings then continued this tradition - they even used used rune symbols in jewellery, clothing and weapons to boost their energy.
When we're born we all get our own rune stone (find yours here). This birth rune tells about the abilities, talents and resources that you bring into your life.
But as the universe is constantly changing, daily, weekly or monthly runic astrology can tell you how events, actions and things affect your life. They can also reveal what energies, events and changes are occurring, and how you can best act on them. A runic horoscope is a guide to your spiritual journey and a guide on how to live life to the fullest. Here's what is written in the runes for you this year.
Fehu (29th June – 14th July)
You are at the start of a new cycle where you can experience expansion and lucky coincidences in connection with work, family and your public image. Seize the opportunities that present themselves, or create your own. Think back to what happened in 2011: the same process is happening now, but on a higher level. From the summer, contacts, networks and groups will open new doors for you. A mentor, or someone with expertise than you, will be valuable to have as support. Seek this person out actively.
Uruz (14th July – 29th July)
How you express your thoughts and opinions in public will be important to you until mid-May. Dream out loud and tell others what you want. Doors that have previously been closed will open up, but don't hesitate to push for opportunities for yourself too. From mid-May onwards, it's your position in the groups and networks you belong to
or want to belong that creates expansion and growth. Build these networks. This year, you will make an important decision that will affect your future.
Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)
In 2023, your personal expansion will involve strengthening your own values and beliefs. What is important to you? In the first half of the year, contact with foreign countries will be a source of growth and luck will come hand-in-hand with travel, especially to far-flung places. In the second half of the year, you will have a lot to gain by strengthening your public image and career. Time to focus on this and seize the opportunities at hand. Always trust your instinct and find solutions that work for you.
Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)
You will undergo the most personal progress in the first five months of the year by finding good partners who complement you and your knowledge. You have more to gain in cooperation with others than going solo. Seize the growth opportunities that arise. In the second half of 2023, making choices that align with your values will be of the utmost importance – try to avoid compromises here. This year you can meet your soulmate. Use your willpower wisely.
Raidho (29th August – 13th September)
In the first six months, it is in your best interest to collaborate with others. Advantageous agreements can be formed that will be fulfilling and fruitful for many years. You will see the greatest success in the second half of the year if you stick firmly to your values. Your personal philosophies will prove important. Build connections with those abroad – relationships that you establish now will last for a long time, and ensure these are based on shared values too. The strongest relationships formed this year will spring from friendships.
Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)
In the first half of 2023, take the time to looking at your own role in close relationships. If you have been giving away your power, it's time to take it back – or vice versa. Find the balance, but avoid getting hung up on the details. Cooperation that you enter into in the second half of 2023 can be useful for you in the long run. If entering into any written agreements, read the fine print. Be open: nothing enters a closed hand
Gebo (28th September – 13th October)
This year, you can expect a lot of joy in close relationships. Commitment is on the cards, with the formalisation of a relationship or wedding bells chiming. All is not perfect though, you will still face some challenges on the front of love and relationships. Despite frustrations, take responsibility in your interactions with others to see success. Agreements that you enter into in the second half of 2023 could be beneficial in the long run.
Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)
Throughout 2023, you will have a confident demeanour and will make a positive impact on a daily basis at work and at home. The initiatives that you take upon yourself to create routine, harmony and joy will lift you up. Lucky coincidences will occur. From the middle of May, events can occur that inspire you to commit yourself in a close relationship. Be open. This year, there is a single solar eclipse in your sign that can alter the path of something forever.
Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)
Thoughts and feelings about close relationships, especially romantic ones, will occupy you this year. Events that occur in 2023 happen can shape the rest of your life. Expect to experience a karmic journey: for the good you have contributed, you will receive in abundance, while other things you can put behind you with self forgiveness. July will bring new changes and a change for a fresh start, while solar and lunar eclipses will have significant impact. The time has come for a new beginning. Enjoy!
Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)
This year, you will achieve personal growth and expansion through creativity, self-expression, physical activity and interaction with children until mid-May. Be open to new acquaintances: a meeting with someone can feel fated. The lunar eclipse in May will change something, if you're open to it. From mid-May, take measures to strengthen your everyday routines – whether better health habits or daily structures – to move through the second half of the year in the best way.
Isa (28th November – 13th December)
A new hobby, personal connections, or means of creativity will strengthen your sense of self-love and self-esteem.
In the second half of the year, this will be reflected in your everyday routines and the ways in which you take care of yourself. Raise your confidence. The need for your own growth and expansion is increasing and comes as a pressure from within. Follow your instincts. Build for the future.
Jera (13th December – 28th December)
Your roots take great importance in the first half of the year. Strengthen your foundations, whether it is a house, job, knowledge or family life. The need to upgrade your home, or even a possible relocation, may be on the cards. Be open to advice from others. From mid-May, flirting and romance picks up. Seize the opportunity. A new connection can feel like a soulmate.
Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)
You have been through a transformation process that has been going on for many years. In 2023, you can see closure to this in the spring. There may be some turbulence at the beginning of the year, but be strong, as you will then free yourself once and for all. By summer, your energy will be increasing, and you will need to express this through the more creative side of yourself. Let go of what has come before and look forward with positive eyes. You have good things in store this year, especially from spring onwards. Now is the time to harvest your previous efforts. Enjoy it!
Perthro (13th January – 28th January)
This year finally marks the end of a process that has been going on for several years. As you have successfully freed yourself from old patterns and seized the challenges the universe has sent you, you are well on your way to living
out your true potential. An hesitations in the first few months of the year will cause turbulence. But from summer onwards, creativity increases and a meeting can change the course of your life. The solar eclipse in October may indicate the start of a new job or career.
Algiz (28th January – 13th February)
A period characterised by frustration, delays and obstacles may end as early as March. Those born in one of the last days of the sign may experience that this process takes longer, but before the year is over you are sure to meet brighter days. Live out your social side, enjoy home life and see the joy of things opening up for you. Major developments are taking place in love in the first nine months of the year. Be conscious of what you wish for.
Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)
In March 2023, you will move into a phase where, for the next two years, you will lay the foundations for who you want be. Accept the gift. You can experience a year of stability and growth if you take responsibility and show maturity. If you avoid the process, there will be many delays, obstacles and sometimes frustrations. Take hold of your dreams. Someone who is older or wiser than you may enter your life as a mentor. Receive them openly. An expansion in values and new friends will strengthen you and give you many precious moments of joy. The economy picks up for you in the first half of the year.
Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)
Now your values and your social life, in the form of friends and local activity – possibly involving social media – get an expansive boost and will see plenty of lucky developments. Engage yourself. You get the most growth and progress in your finances through your own effort and wise management of resources. Some frustration can arise if you do not find interests that engage and inspire the person who you have developed into. Look at yourself with new eyes and try something new. Take action in following your dreams, but always use common sense.
Berkan (14th March – 30th March)
You can expect lucky developments throughout much of the year. Until the middle of May, it is important that you are clear in your expression – both to yourself and others. Clarify what you want and need. Spend some time on yourself and improve your own image. Everything you do to enhance your appearance and health habits will strengthen how others see you. From the summer, your values, both ethical and financial, will undergo a positive transformation and benefit from the element of luck that you will carry with you.
Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)
Now it is entirely up to you where the road should go next. You have a lot to gain by lifting yourself, your image and appearance to new levels in the first half of 2023. A solar eclipse in your sign indicates a fresh start. From summer onwards, you will be more concerned about what you stand for. What are your ethical and financial values? Get rid of old patterns and give yourself a new onestart. Think back to what happened in 2011. The same great development is happening now, but on a higher level.
Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)
At the beginning of the year, take the first few weeks to reassess your goals and dreams. Then, spend the first six months meditating and manifesting to make them a reality. From mid-May, you will see your new self forming. That which creates expansion and growth is yours if you stand up and tell others what you want, and what you want to achieve. Take the initiative to develop yourself. Think back to what happened in 2011 and you will get a clue as to what is involved. Development is now taking place at a higher level. Good luck!
Laguz (29th April – 14th May)
In 2023, you can expect progress and success. Lots of luck awaits you. The greatest expansion can be achieved by following your dreams and your intuition in the first six months. Take your innermost thoughts seriously. Meditate. In the second half of the year, you have the most to gain from improving your personal image, appearance and personality. The initiatives and changes you make will lift you up. Be trued to yourself. Think back to what happened in 2011 and 2012 and you will get an idea about what you have in store. This time it happens at a higher level.
Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)
Solar and lunar eclipses can change the course of your life. Love comes to you if you are open to it. Believe in yourself. From mid-May onwards you will experience a series of strokes of luck. The universe sends you gifts as a consequence of past efforts. In many cases, you may not know who or where it comes from. Expect the unexpected. A negotiation about higher wages are best played out in the first five months of the year.
Othala (29th May – 14th June)
The universe indicates that you have to deal with a new set of rules in a group context. This presents something hat you need to reassess, either in terms of your own role or someone else's. Seize the opportunities that are coming your way, even before you can see where it ends. You will get positive feedback and a possible promotion or salary increase if you do so. Set boundaries and be realistic, always countering your dreams with reason and fact. Plan for the future and make room for trust in your heart.
Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)
You are now at the start of a new 12-year cycle where the first five months will be the most important regarding your public image, career or job. Think back to what happened in 2011. That the same is happening now, but at a higher level. If you are happy in your existing job, doors will open, but if not, it may be time to seek alternatives – in which case your sense of belonging to different contacts and networks will be what challenges you and lifts you further. Hold off on any negotiations regarding increased salary until May onwards, if you can.