Runic Astrology April 15th - 21st: 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)

You've been undergoing a transformation process for a while now. You may begin to envision that certain changes could increase your motivation and joy in life. It's advantageous to start shedding outdated patterns this week. However, refrain from committing too much to the new until the end of next week. You might change your mind.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Misunderstandings and delays can more easily arise between you and another if you're not careful. It's essential to be clear and specific in the next few days. Something that has been hidden from you may come to light. Take a few days to consider before deciding which way to proceed.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

Now it's important for you to take the time to reflect on your values and life philosophy. Perhaps you have outgrown your current situation and need new challenges? This could apply both professionally and personally. It may manifest as a sense of competition with others. It doesn't necessarily have to be real; it may as well stem from your own intentions.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

Relationships, both personal and professional, occupy much of your thoughts this week. A meeting with an undertone of flirtation or romance may occur. Or you may experience a new side of someone you already know. It could make you see that person in a new light. Perhaps feelings have developed in secret.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

You may now meet new people: contacts that could be beneficial for you in the long run. Approaching new acquaintances with an open mind can be very rewarding. An agreement you were previously interested in may resurface this week. Alternatively, an existing contract may be renegotiated. Pay attention to the fine print.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

Now it's easy to say more than you intended, especially in daily interactions with friends and colleagues. Speaking from the heart is always a big plus, but now the universe suggests that it's best for you to think before you communicate. If the message is misunderstood, it could ruin something that was originally well-intentioned. Be clear.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

Romance and flirting are on the rise. It could spark fireworks in existing relationships. If you're single, someone you meet now might be more of a physical attraction than a soulmate connection. Take it for what it is, for now. Whether it will develop into something more, you'll only know by the end of next week.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

Right now, it can be easy for tasks to pile up, both professionally and privately. Things take longer, but if you look at them with fresh eyes, you might be surprised. Delegate where you can.Your basic energy is to live in harmony with nature and reap the benefits of the seasons. Use the next few days to think about how you can best do that given your circumstances.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

Now, you may have to handle unexpected situations head-on. Something you thought was resolved and finished may resurface. Or something that has been withheld from you may come to light. New tasks or activities proposed may be presented differently than they are. Wait before you make a decision.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

A surprise from someone close to you, a special friend, or a partner, might distract you from your daily duties. Enjoy the attention. Everyday happiness is a strong card in the formation of lasting relationships. It provides stability, something you're a master at providing. You give others a sense of being cared for.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

If you're traveling, even a short distance like a bus ride, anything can happen. A new acquaintance might make you see life from a different perspective, perhaps even make you fall head over heels or charm you. Why not? Life is too short not to be enjoyed. But try not to let the first impression be decisive. Take it easy.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

A surprise or a secret concerning someone close to you may be revealed. An unfortunate slip of the tongue could set off a chain reaction of effects. It might involve a friend or another close individual. It could lead you to see them in a new light. Romance picks up in the latter half of the week.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

You will notice a growing need to take good care of yourself and indulge in a bit of luxury. What constitutes luxury varies for everyone. Whether it's more time for leisure, hobbies, exercise, or something else. You may now get that little extra push to start something you've been holding onto before. It's time to dust off old skills. Find your luxury.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

Increased activity in the local community may inspire you to make more of existing relationships. If you've only exchanged greetings with someone, now is the time to make closer contact. People you've never interacted with in the local community could become your new friends. One of them might have something more in common with you.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

The full moon in the first half of next week can affect your energy as early as this week. If you're highly sensitive, you may feel it as early as Friday. The need for things to happen will lead you to increase your activity level. Activities in the local community will inspire you. Increased socializing with siblings, neighbors, and friends may occur. Enjoy the spring days.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

You are facing the beginning of a new cycle next week, but some of you may feel the pressure from the full moon as early as the weekend, depending on how sensitive you are. You start with a clean slate and drawing pins. Increased energy can motivate you to look at your life situation. Am I satisfied? What changes do I want to make? Be selective.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

Now you may experience fluctuating income or expenses. There is nothing status quo with your finances this week. Either due to unforeseen expenses, a surprising bill, or you swiping your card a bit too often in the springtime excitement. Spend according to your means. Think long-term.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

Your needs and values in close relationships may become a topic this week. If you feel like the day has too few hours and you have too little time for your own interests, it's time to bring it up with your partner or family. Whether it's a romantic partner, someone you live with, and perhaps have children with. Stand up for yourself and your own needs.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

The need to withdraw a bit and have some alone time for reflection to summarise the year and choose which path to take forward may feel like a stronger pressure this week. However, still take the time to be social since fantastic opportunities await you this weekend. Especially Sunday could be exciting.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

The events of last week may have led to new plans or ideas coming in from the sidelines. Your role in an organisation, network, or group may be strengthening. The whole picture is a bit unclear for now, but it will come together by the end of next week. See yourself as part of the group.

Fehu (29th June – 14th July)

Your interest in reconnecting with former friends, or a group you were previously active in, is increasing. This may have been a stagnant feeling for you for a while. Experimenting with new activities or dusting off a previous talent or knowledge can be motivating if you open up to this intuition.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

You have many aspirations, both for yourself and for those you care about. The balance between giving and receiving is a recurring theme in your life for all relationships, but especially in close relationships. If you feel like you and your partner have separate lives, now might be the time to suggest a common interest, and vice versa. If you're single, reach out to the person on your mind.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

At work or in your personal life, you may feel like you have to let go of something meaningful to you to make room for something else to emerge and grow. Perhaps you need to take a step back to pick up an old thread. However, remain open to new things. The combination of old and new will be your winning card in the long run.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

Romance and flirting are increasing, most likely in connection with activities at work. Think before you speak when meeting new people. Making a good first impression is crucial for further development, but for the next few weeks, it may be best to hold off on forming a final opinion.