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Runic Astrology May 2 - May 8: 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)

At work, in a group or in an organisation, you may be able to see a situation in a new light. It may take diplomacy to get others to see it from the same point of view as you. If you stand firm on your demands and seek agreement from others, you will not get anywhere. Increased social activity gives you increased energy. Seek out the possibilities.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

You may have experienced turbulence in close relationships recently. This week will be more harmonious in that way and meeting others will be friendlier than usual. The harmony is increasing and relationships, whether they be friendly, collegial or romantic, are strengthened. Exciting meetings might occur through friends. One of them might be able to help you in the future.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

At work, you will be able to speak more freely and get better arguments for your ideas. Your communication skills will get stronger than usual and will give you a boost. Others may turn their interest towards you, especially career-wise. It's a great week to present major projects that require social activity from you.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

At work, friendly and direct communication can lead you further towards your goals. A project that has previously met with opposition can now have its breakthrough. In the long run it can again create new opportunities. Show yourself from your most inspired and creative side. What you start now can prove to be long lasting.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

The need to highlight your views and philosophy of life is growing this week. Do it with diplomacy and humour. Others may not agree with you. Consider listening to their point of view. Something you have been working on for a long time will finally bring you benefits.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Impulses at the beginning of the week can make you look further ahead. Planning a longer trip now can make you optimistic. In the planning phase, a meeting may develop into something more. If you are in a situation where you can live out the feelings, forge while the iron is hot.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

In established relationships, harmony prevails this week. If you want to meet someone, you will get more opportunities now. It will require you to follow up on the activities and the places you enjoy and go to. Do not get carried away by the interests of others, but go for what is important to you. It creates room for permanent connections.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

How your partner perceives you and your values now is more important than your own needs. This will benefit you later. But at the same time remember that the balance in a relationship, both privately and professionally, is based on the balance between giving and receiving. Adjust the scale if it is unbalanced.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

You will get a lot of positive feedback from others this week and that will inspire you to do your best for the community. It may be unusual for you, but prioritise your own interests over others. A surprising friendship can develop as a result. It will benefit you in the long run.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

A greater authority will give you a stronger appeal in front of others. Those who know the powers of magic will have small learning in the craft. What has often been described and interpreted as an unfortunate trait will be perceived as a strength. New friends come into your life. Think of community and make new bonds.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

If you have previously experienced that it has been difficult to get your partner or others to talk lately, it will loosen up from this week on. From the beginning of the week, communication will pick up sharply. Thoughts and feelings can come like pearls on a string. Enjoy it.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

The commission with others is rising sharply. Do not let yourself get overwhelmed. Play with the words. Throw the ball and get cleared up in unanswered questions that have been hovering over you for a while. New acquaintances might come from a playful speech and humour this week. If the chemistry changes and sparks fly, it's a bonus.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

The need to create harmony and do something creative lies and simmers then springs to life in the middle of the week. Input from an unexpected team can give you the idea you need. Use your talents and get started, but listen to others. When the enthusiasm is greatest, the thought of the consequences may be least.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

Flirting, play and creativity are the theme of the week for you. Now you can be in the more impulsive corner and throw yourself into new activities and situations. The need to recreate yourself is strong. Avoid doing anything you may regret later. What seems like a good idea now can have long-term and possible permanent consequences.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

Now it can be easy for conflicts in the home if you are not diplomatic and take things in the best sense. The energy from the starry sky can upset your balance and harmony this week and make you uncomfortable. You usually have little tolerance for that and even less now. Express yourself diplomatically and show empathy.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

Your innermost longings and desires come to the surface this week. It can either improve a relationship or create problems. If you are on the right path, intimacy or collegial cooperation will be strengthened. If not, it may be time to consider the consequences.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

At work or on a daily basis, you assert yourself with energy and enthusiasm this week. You radiate commitment and kindness. The words flow easily and you can persuade others to join your ideas. You are more affectionate and less competitive. Use your creativity constructively.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

It is now time to throw yourself into social activities and to get in touch with friends. A friends' friends party or another gathering can this week can lead to flirting and romance. A new friendship might emerge. One you meet now can change the second course of your life totally. Be open.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

Love in close relationships, both friendly and romantic, will be harmonious. Interests from another will strengthen your self-confidence and give you confirmation that you are on the right path. If you are single, the initiative of others can make everyday life more exciting for you, but do not let the game go too far if you are not interested.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

The week starts with your own needs being highlighted and emerging very strongly. Unused abilities and talents you have will be used. Maybe it's time to step out of your comfort zone. Self-imposed challenges cause you to develop as a human being and get one step closer to your goal.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

You have a lot you want to achieve this week. But be aware that you yourself can be dominant and demanding now. You want a lot at once. In frustration, you can put things on edge when emotions and temperature rise. Make a choice. If you are single, a meeting can now provide fertile ground for a relationship that can last a long time.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

Now you get to say what you have in mind when the communication planet, Mercury, enters your sign. You achieve easier contact and others are responsive to your input. You charm the best with words and thoughts this week. Whether you are established or single, the initiative of others will strengthen your self-confidence. Enjoy it.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

The desire to break boundaries can lead you to new paths this week. Choose what interests you most. If you are single, meetings with someone who has common interests like you can occur during the process. If not, get in touch and invite the one you want to share this groundbreaking and self-imposed challenge with.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

The need to push your own boundaries and live out your originality is growing this week. If you are established or live in a family setting, this may conflict with the needs of others. This can be easily solved by setting aside time together. It is easier to get acceptance for your own interests afterwards.