Runic Astrology April 17th – 23rd: 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 Sunday

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.

Fehu (29th June – 14th July)

The week will be a social one, with old friends – especially childhood friends – coming back into your life. It also applies to previous romantic experiences, which will either be reawakened or reach closure. If any matters from last week have been left unresolved, deal with it as soon as you can: relationships with others are more important than ever now.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

At work, it's in your best interest to speak diplomatically in the coming weeks. Misunderstandings can occur. Although the urge to have your voice heard is strong, gather your ideas for a few more weeks. Use the knowledge that you have and others will show you interest.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

This week, you can see a situation in a new light, especially in connection with work. It will require a lot of diplomacy to get others to see things from the same angle as you. Avoid rigidity or inflexibility if you can. There are some emerging elements that can change the situation, but this will take a few weeks.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

Your need to be inspired is increasing this week. Whether it's an intellectual need to studying something new or have a new outlook or life, or a physical need to take a journey, it is the start of something markedly new for you. Follow your instinctive impulses. Someone you meet on your way can become a rare conversational partner. If there is chemistry in addition to conversation, things can develop quickly.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

In the second half of the week, a marked shift in the universe will give you impulses to look ahead at your pathway for the next six month. Don't come up with your plans too quickly though, wait a few weeks to come up with your ideas. Let them develop in your mind and mature. Planning a longer trip can make you optimistic.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Your need to be seen and heard by others increases this week. To boost your confidence you can now be weak for flattery – enjoy it but be sceptical of those who stroke your ego. A space for alternative forms of exercise or creative activities can lead to exciting acquaintances. Seek out the possibilities.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

Now, new situations may arise in connection with close relationships and shared finances. Over the next few weeks, it will be more advantageous to prioritise harmony over difficult discussions. Nevertheless, be true to your own values. A maturing process is underway and new elements will emerge arrive in a few weeks.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

Romance picks up in the second half of the week. Someone you were previously romantically involved with may come back into your life for either a short-lived or long-term period. It could mean things are picked up where they left off, or an ending could be on the cards. In a few weeks you will know where the road goes. A new acquaintance can lead to a new interest.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

Now is the time to strengthen the intimacy in your close relationships. Make time for each other. If you successfully become closer, it is a sign of a good relationship, but if there is a clash, it may be time to reassess the situation. For those who are single, encounters can occur that may feel fateful: especially in the days around the solar eclipse on 20 April.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

The need to be acknowledge for your work and achievements on a daily basis is greater than usual. You will be seeking out positive feedback, but remember, the biggest acknowledgement can come from yourself. Give yourself the recognition that you're seeking. Romance or a little flirting can occur and will also strengthen your confidence.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

You will have a busy and active start to the week, and flirty interactions may strengthen your self confidence. In the second half of the week, you may be involved in a lot of thinking and discussion. Here, something new and exciting can see the light of day. But it can be difficult to separate the real plans from the chatter and daydreaming. Wait a few weeks to form a final opinion. A good friend or colleague can help you put things into perspective.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

Restlessness is at an all-time high. Are you looking for love or new friends? Breaking boundaries leads you out on new path where encounters may occur. A hobby or form of training you were previously involved in may come back to you in connection with the solar eclipse on 20 April.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

Meetings that occur this week can feel like fate. Whether there is someone who was a friend or a romantic interest comes back into your life, you can rejoice over the developments. Wait a few weeks before you make up your mind about where to go further.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

It is important to be precise in your communication this week. You may have to deal with one situation where the framework is delicate: ether because others haven't figured out what they want to achieve or that expectations and realities are not aligned. Try to see the big picture. In the second part of week you can experience a somewhat special meeting.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

This week, it's time to let loose with friends and family. Set aside time to do something out of the ordinary. Surprises can await you, especially in the days around the solar eclipse on 20 April. If you are single, you can meet exciting people. Open yourself up to other people's views.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

The solar eclipse this week opens the door to meeting exciting acquaintances, some of whom you have been in contact with these in the past. A meeting can develop into romance. It may
develop into a long-term committed relationship faster than you could imagine. Wait a few weeks to make up your mind.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

In the middle of the week, you or others can be easily annoyed.Be diplomatic. For others, the middle of the week – in connection with the solar eclipse on 20 April – there are high chances of making a new acquaintance. Wait to form a solid opinion before you become more familiar, but be open.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

You feel the inspiration coming. Perhaps as a result of an inner desire to develop your worldview and creative side rather than concentrating on more practical matters. An idea comes up that you feel like pursuing further. It could be the beginnings of a new source of income. Allow it to mature for a few weeks before proceeding with it.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

Your resources or finances may come under pressure. Think before you invest in things that may seem appealing at first glance. There's something murky in the air. Maybe the conditions are different than you thought. Ge advice from a professional and thnk before acting.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

The universe is going through a shift at the solar eclipse on April 20 and for you, it points to romance both in established relationships and possibly new ones. Be receptive and open to the new. Relationships you start now can last a long time. Offer yourself, but give it a few weeks before making up your mind.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

The need to push your own boundaries and live out your creativity is growing these days towards the solar eclipse on 20 April. If you are established, this may come into conflict with your partner's need. Find what works for you. Totality in a relationship is the balance between giving and receiving.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

Your creativity and inspiration are bubbling and an idea you come up with now may be worth a follow up. However, your idea should be allowed to mature for a few weeks before you move forward with it. Meditation is one way to let things grow at their own pace. Perhaps you need to consult with someone else. If you have someone you can trust with the idea, reach out to them.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

Any loose threads in your life should be resolved at the beginning of the week. You are facing a new start in connection with the solar eclipse on 20 April. If you are highly sensitive, you can feel the pressure already from the beginning of the week. Take the time to gather your thoughts a few weeks before going after what you want.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

The solar eclipse on April 20 gives you the opportunity to create long-lasting relationships, both professionally and privately. If there is something you have long wanted to do, this is the time to make it a reality. But take it gradually. You or someone else may come to change your mind.