Runic Astrology April 1st - 7th: What do the runes have in store for you this week?

By Randi Bjærum

Runic astrologer Randi Bjærum uses the ancient Viking practice to forecast your love, money, career, style and health every week

Divination in runes is an ancient art that can be traced 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 indicates 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. It 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.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

Something you've been involved in before may resurface this week, perhaps in a new form. Follow up on it. Now you have the opportunity to realize something you've been waiting for. However, if there's something new involved, take a few weeks to consider it. New information may come to light in a few weeks.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Your public image is undergoing a transformation. You will become more visible to others. Recognition for past work may come your way now. Alternatively, former collaborators may reach out, seeking to continue previous efforts. An impulse could open up opportunities for you to manoeuvre yourself into a position where you can learn more. Trust your intuition.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

Now you may feel an inner strength urging you to stand up for yourself and your needs. Where you've previously neglected your own desires, you might sense a growing resistance to conforming to others. The challenge lies in finding a balance, as coming on too strong when you're not used to asserting yourself can lead to conflict.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

An increasing need for harmony and joy around you may lead you to ignore life's realities. But it's important to stay grounded. Get things done early in the week so you can focus on more aesthetic values once work is completed. Delays may occur, so be proactive. Contact with abroad may arise and benefit you in the long run. Consider it, but proceed with caution.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

Now is a very favourable period for renegotiating existing agreements. Whether it's a partnership agreement, in a close relationship, taxes, interest, or similar matters. Gather information and assess your options. Double-check the facts, as misunderstandings can arise.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

Now actions speak louder than words in close relationships. What you can contribute is under scrutiny, both financially and aesthetically. If you wish to renegotiate existing agreements, now is a favourable time, but wait before entering into any entirely new ones until you've thought through the consequences for a few weeks.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

Now, misunderstandings between you and another may arise more easily. Communicate clearly. You have the most to gain by extending goodwill in your interactions with others. A small issue can easily escalate if you're not careful in the coming weeks. By offering yourself, you can strengthen an important relationship that may benefit you in the long run.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

Take what a colleague or potential partner expresses with a grain of salt. If it claims to be true, verify the facts yourself. If it's a specific opinion, wait a few weeks to see if the person changes their mind. Someone you were previously romantically involved with may re-enter your life. Whether it's a new beginning or an ending, you'll know in a few weeks.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

Now, delays may arise in your daily life. Perhaps due to illness or because you or someone else gets assigned to other tasks. Be prepared for a different routine for a few weeks. If you feel it's time to change your work tasks, it's an opportune time to renegotiate your daily responsibilities.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

Now, your energy levels might be lower than usual. This is related to the energies of the universe urging you to slow down and reduce your activities in the coming weeks. Take some time for reflection and meditation. Evaluate and complete projects and tasks that drain your energy. Set a new course.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

The need to create is increasing. Whether it's engaging in personal activities like exercise, hobbies, or socialising with others, tune into your feelings. The universe is trying to send you an inspirational thought to change your course in a particular direction. Meditate and take time to listen to your inner self.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

Romance and flirtation are on the rise. A spark could ignite in encounters with strangers, but hold off on forming a final opinion about them until a few weeks have passed. First impressions can differ from who they truly are. Take your time getting to know them. Restarting a previous hobby or activity could be successful now.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

Someone close to you may need your help, most likely someone in your immediate family. Be there for them, but find a balance between giving and receiving. You have something important to take care of on the home front. Clear the way for a better everyday life and a good balance between work, family, and leisure.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

Now you may find it easier to see a situation in a different light. If the balance between work and family has been challenging, you may find good solutions in the coming weeks. Take your time to reflect before making important decisions. Renovation projects you start now may take longer than expected.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

Your energy levels will be higher than usual in the coming weeks. You will feel driven to accomplish a lot, but be cautious not to start too many projects simultaneously in a burst of enthusiasm. Be decisive, but systematic. A secret may come to light now. Exercise moderation.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

Your creativity is on the rise, and the urge to express your thoughts and ideas is stronger than usual. Gather your thoughts and let the process unfold for a few weeks before sharing what's on your mind. Be mindful of your keys, phone, and wallet while you're on the go, as things are more prone to getting lost at this time.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

Now, you may find that your values and principles are being questioned, either by yourself or others. You've been going through a period of change and have come to some conclusions, but there are still some loose ends. Trust your instincts and make decisions based on what feels right for you. Stand up for yourself.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

You are the master of your own life. If you're in a position to make decisions for yourself and uphold your own values, whether they're financial or ethical, then seize that power. If not, it's time to address the imbalance. You may encounter resistance, but stand up for yourself and what you believe in.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

Past conflicts that haven't been properly addressed in a close relationship may resurface in a renewed form now. This could apply to both professional and personal contexts. Whether it's with a friend, colleague, or your partner, you'll fare best by extending goodwill. Misunderstandings are more likely to arise than usual. Much can be said, even in a friendly and positive manner.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

The need to showcase who you are and your skills to others is greater than usual. Allow yourself to shine. You have a lot you want to express, but take one thing at a time. It looks like a romantic week ahead where you may experience increased closeness in good relationships. If you're single, you might see someone you already know in a new light.

Fehu (29th June – 14th July)

Now, you may feel more tired than usual. This could be because the universe is urging you to slow down, take a step back, and reflect. Make time for yourself. Find your path, what gives you energy, and what drains you. Clear out the energy vampires.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

Now, you may find yourself more easily frustrated and impatient than usual, both with yourself and others. Practice moderation. Evaluate whether this frustration stems from dissatisfaction with your own efforts or where you stand in life. If you've given up some dreams to adapt to a busy lifestyle, now is the time to clear the path for some of them.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

Changes may have occurred in an organisation or group you belong to in recent weeks that are now beginning to manifest into something concrete. Use the next few weeks to adapt to these new structures. You will fare best by drawing on the knowledge you already possess.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

An overhaul or update may be underway in a network or organisation that you belong to. Perhaps you'll need to adjust to new rules of the game. It can be somewhat confusing, and misunderstandings may arise. Be patient. Extend goodwill. The results will only come by the end of April.