Runic horoscopes

Runic Astrology April 25 - May 1: What do the runes have in store for you this week?

By Randi Bjærum

Photo: Roeland Vanheesbeke

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 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.

Fehu (29th June – 14th July)

Your needs and desires will be important this week. If there is something you have wanted to do for a long time, do it. Create the social relationships you need to make it happen. The solar eclipse of April 30 will allow you to create long-lasting relationships, potentially romantic.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

Your horoscope indicates that the week will be social with elements of both romance and friendship, especially childhood friends. Something unresolved from last week might affect the new one. A number of questions may remain unanswered. Try to deal with them as soon as you can because relationships with others are more important than ever now.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

At work, feel free to speak more freely from the beginning of the week and try to get better at selling your ideas. The starry sky gives your career a boost and others can turn their interest toward you. Be prepared to show off your abilities and talents. Come out with what you are passionate about.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

At work you can see a situation in a new light, however, it can take diplomacy and agility to get your colleagues to see it from the same point of view as you. If you stand firm on your demands and push for agreement from others, you will not get anywhere. Increased social activity both at work and in private will give you increased energy.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

Impulses at the end of the week can make you look further ahead. Planning a longer trip can make you optimistic. In the planning phase, a meeting may develop and become something more. Strike while the iron is hot. Everything you do to expand your horizons will give you inspiration and motivation now.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Everything that helps to expand the horizon, either by physical or mental travel, is rewarding this week. Letting go of the details and concentrating on the larger picture will increase your joy and experience. One you meet now might become a conversation partner of the rare. If the chemistry is correct as well, things can develop quickly.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

Close relationships and common finances might play a bigger role this week. You can put more emphasis than usual on making other people happy. Possibly you prioritise harmony over having a discussion. Be true to your own values even though it may be uncomfortable. Make plans for the future.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

Feel free to fish for positive feedback in your surroundings to strengthen your self-confidence. You may be weak for flattery now so be a little critical of those who stroke your hair. In a place where there are alternative forms of exercise or creative activities, exciting acquaintances can arise. Seek out the possibilities.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

How your friends or your partner perceives you now is more important than meeting your immediate needs. Be flexible. You will get payed back for it later. Romance will pick up in the middle of the week. A new acquaintance can lead to a new interest. Be creative in the days around the solar eclipse on April 30.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

In close relationships, a shorter trip, whether you go to a museum or board a plane to remote areas, can strengthen the bonds and intimacy. If you are single, meetings can occur in the strangest places this week. Watch out for the unexpected. Especially in the days around the solar eclipse on April 30.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

Towards the end of the week there can be a lot of talking and thinking. Here something new and exciting can see the light of day. But it can be difficult to separate the creative from dry talk and daydreaming. A good friend can help you put things in perspective. A romantic moment strengthens your confidence.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

You have a creative week ahead of you and will have a greater need for positive feedback on yourself. You can achieve this by creating something, or by wanting to prove yourself to others. The latter can result in new acquaintances and romance.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

You will feel the energy from the solar eclipse on April 30 already early in the week. If you are single, the desire to break boundaries can lead you to new paths. At one of them a meeting may occur. If not, get in touch and invite the one you want to share this groundbreaking and self-imposed challenge with.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

If you want to meet someone, you will get more opportunities this week. It will require that you seek out the places you thrive in. Do not let yourself be carried away by the interests of others. Go for what is important to you. If a meeting takes place in the second half of the week, the opportunity to find someone who has the same needs as you will be high.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

Now is the time to communicate easily, especially in private. You may have to deal with a situation where the framework is unclear. It can be so simple that expectations and realities do not match. Try to see the big picture. In the second part of the week, you might experience an unexpected and special meeting.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

This week it's time to break up with friends and family. Set aside time to do something out of the ordinary. Surprises await you, especially in the days around the solar eclipse on April 30. If you are single, you can meet exciting people. Open yourself to the views of others.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

The solar eclipse this week opens up for a meeting with exciting acquaintances. These may be slightly different from you. If you are open to something new, most things can happen. A romantic relationship can come as a surprise to you. It can develop into a long-term committed relationship faster than you could imagine.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

In the middle of the week, others can get easily annoyed. Be selective with your words. Towards the end of the week in connection with the solar eclipse on April 30 and the days around you, you can experience a new and unexpected acquaintance. Wait to place the person in a booth before you get to know each other better. Be open.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

At the beginning of the week, resources or finances may come under pressure. Think before you invest in something that may seem smart at first glance. Maybe the conditions are different than you thought. Obtain good advice from a professional. Think new.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

Now you are inspired. A desire to develop your worldview and creative side rather than concentrating on more practical matters may be the case. An idea might come up that you will want to pursue further. It could be the start of a new source of income.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

In the second half of the week, it will be time for increased romance. Set aside time together if you are established in a relationship. If you are single, an exciting acquaintance who is very different from you can teach you something. Be receptive and open to the new. Relationships you initiate now can last a long time. Bet on yourself.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

The need to break your own boundaries and live out your originality is growing in the days leading up to the solar eclipse on 30 April. If you are established in a relationship, this may conflict with your partner's needs. This can be solved by setting aside time together. Create a nice frame around it. This makes it easier to gain acceptance for your own interests afterwards.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

An inspiring and creative idea that you come up with now may be worth trying. Clear the schedule so you have extra time to spare. The idea should be quality assured before you move on with it. Help can come from unexpected quarters. Enjoy the days and the excitement by crossing new boundaries.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

At the beginning of the week, something may come up that you have forgotten or repressed in favour of reality. It can be about work or duties. Take action at the beginning of the week and it will be easier to get it out of the world. A new start is ahead of you in connection with the solar eclipse on 30 April.