Runic Astrology August 14 - 20: 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.

Fehu (29th June – 14th July)

The initiatives you take to boost your income in the next couple weeks could lead to a new life. You will have more opportunities around Wednesday's full moon and the next two weeks - grab them. Whether in relation to an existing situation or something new, it is up to you to decide what you get out of the good energy coming your way.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

This week you will have much to gain from using your natural abilities, talents and values. Wednesday's new moon sends good energy you way, that could lead to big opportunities for you. It’s time to show off what you're good at! New information this week may help you get one step closer to your goal.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

The planet of love, Venus, will spend twice as long as usual in your sign this week. It will strengthen you and your awareness in a specific part of ​​your life. At the same time, you’ll find that you become a gentler and more caring version of yourself with this good energy. ‘Step into your dreams’ is the message from Wednesday's New Moon and this week's theme for you. Think ‘new!’

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

With both the new moon and Venus, the planet of love, in your sign, you are facing a fresh start in many areas. Your time to shine has come - to let others see what a wonderful person you are. Take some time to strengthen your image. Maybe you have to course correct a little so that others can see you. Happy birthday to those of you who have a birthday this week.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

You may need to step back and reflect a bit on where the road should take you next. What you want to achieve and how you should relate to others will be a theme for the next fortnight. Especially in the days around Wednesday's new moon, thoughts from your subconscious will try to force their way to the surface. Take the time to listen to your inner self before moving forward.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Your dreams and inner longings will work their way up to the tip of your consciousness this week. Take time for meditation, to hear the soul's message. You have recently changed, and the universe is giving you signals to make this a part of the new version of you. Take the time to listen to what your feelings are trying to show you.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

The role you take in your groups and networks will be a topic for the next fortnight. There is a need for a change in how you relate to those around you. Be alert for signals you receive in connection with Wednesday's new moon. Something new is on its way and you can be a part of it. Take this chance.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

Something you've been looking forward to for a long time is about to be released. In the context of travel or studying (or the planning thereof) chances for flirting and romance could arise. If you’re already in a relationship, intimacy and cohesion will be strengthened by a shared vision. Set aside time to find common ground.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

You now have the opportunity to make your mark in you career. Show off what you're good at. How you much you enjoy your job may become a topic in the days, around Wednesday's new moon and beyond for the next fortnight. Be creative and go for new opportunities if you are not happy where you are. Start by renegotiating your current situation.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

You may be more concerned with status and position right now than you usually are. It could be related to you feeling the pressure and energy from this week's new moon - one which shines light on your public image. You’re thinking about your status, and what you’ve accomplished. You’re willing to stretch yourself beyond your own limits to make your mark. Find the balance.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

The need for new ways may become a theme during Wednesday's new moon and over the next two weeks. It's most likely something you've been thinking about for a long time, a feeling that has had time to mature. Ideas and visions you have may have are becoming obsolete because you have outgrown them. Recreate yourself.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

You may be inspired to change your course in connection with Wednesday's new moon. Your values ​​and outlook on life may have evolved over time, and you may have outgrown your existing values. Take action, find your new self and create a better everyday-life, more in line with your new values. Maybe you have to let go of something too, to make it happen.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

You are facing one of your best periods of the year to refinance and reorganise your assets, debts and insurance. Start early in the week by mapping out the situation. Offers you receive in connection with Wednesday's new moon can be favourable for you in the long run. Set aside time to clean up. Romance could arise when meeting others like you or in the same field as you.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

Wednesday's new moon gives you a push to go over your financial security - taxes, debts, fees and similar areas that you share with others. Check public papers, and consider a possible refinancing. Create a savings account for a goal you want to realise. Think long term.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

The runes stand with you in the race for life long love. There are signs of romance and flirtation, especially in connection with Wednesday's new moon and over the next fortnight. New meetings may take place. If you find someone you’d like to get to know, don't be afraid of taking the first step. You might meet someone who is older than you - in biological or mental age.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

Intimacy is strengthened in all your relationships in connection with Wednesday's new moon and over the next few weeks - including your professional ones. The universe is with you if you want to establish closer connection with someone you fancy. Take the initiative. Those in committed relationships may experience an upswing and deeper closeness. But if a negative development takes place, perhaps it is time to reassess the situation.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

Wednesday's new moon will shine light on your lifestyle, health and daily habits. In the next fortnight, there will be a lot of focus on how you can arrange your day so that it is adapted to support you and those closest to you. If you need to get to grips with health-related questions or daily routines, both professionally and privately, you will get the best out of making changes by starting early in the week.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

It’s time to be a little selfish, and create an everyday life that suits you and your routines. If something isn’t working, you will have many opportunities to make changes over the next few weeks. The closer you start to Wednesday's new moon, the more you'll get out of it. Gather information. It is also in this context that a flirtation could bloom.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

It could be difficult to maintain everyday routines and complete day-to-day tasks. This could be related to Wednesday's new moon, which is more focused on flirting and romance. The possibility of meeting someone you have a special chemistry with is greater than usual. Seek out these opportunities.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

Romance and love come into focus in connection with Wednesday's new moon and over the next two weeks. If you are in a relationship, surprise your partner with something nice. If you are single, it’s in connection with sport, play and hobbies that a flirtation and romance could arise. Take the initiative.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

Roots, home and family will be a theme in connection over the next fortnight, beginning with Wednesday's new moon. Anything you’d specifically like to change, will get some extra help from the Universe right now. Others meet you with more sympathy and take on your suggestions. Avoid demanding more from others than you are willing to give yourself.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

Both work and home projects will take on greater interest for you in connection with the new moon this week. Whether it's in relation to a move, renovation or just general clean-up that needs to be done, you'll have extra tailwind to help you over the next two weeks. Be creative, and upgrade your home or work situation one step closer to how you would like it.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

Contracts, new ideas, agreements and communication in general will be the theme for you over the next two weeks and in connection with the new moon. Communication can always be a challenge, but by finalising contracts and binding agreements early in the week you will get the most out of them. From next week onwards, misunderstandings and confusion could occur to a greater extent.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Wednesday's new moon leads to heightened energy in many areas of your life. With your extended social circle, with contracts, agreements and communication. Also across various medias - with new digital software possibly presenting as the solution for some of your new projects. The next few days are a good time to finalise contracts and agreements, because in the next week, misunderstandings and delays could more easily occur. Take action.