Runic Astrology August 21 - 27: 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)

You may experience transport delays and as a result, trips may be postponed or cancelled. Therefore, it's best to allow plenty of time for travel if you are going away. At the same time, it may also be important to read what is written in the small print if you are going to sign anything new. The time has also come to withdraw a little, reflect and assess where the road should go next for you.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

Now is a great time to replenish yourself after summer activities and get yourself in the best shape ahead of autumn. Although it may be tempting to splurge on autumnal wardrobe purchases, it's best to wait until mid-September to reorganise your closet and other belongings. Be sure to consider new ways to use what you already have. Collect your resources over the next few weeks.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

Using this time for reflection and reevaluating your values should be high on your priority list. Think about what you spend your money on. Have the summer months gone well for you or drained your finances? Creativity and recycling are great ways to save now. From reforming, reorganising, repairing and cleaning - all these activities will be good for you..

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

You've had a brilliant few weeks and likely have more fun times ahead. This week, it's time for you start to shine a little more. Accept positive feedback with a simple thank you. In the next three weeks, you will experience some of the best times of your year. But use this time to focus on renewal and refining your image. For some, it means a change in appearance or a new hairstyle. For others, it's the energy you exude to others.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

Use the next three weeks to sort out anything you feel you need to get a handle over. Take stock of your values. Wait until the next month before you begin to search for what you have identified is missing. Clear your mind in order to get mental clarity to realise your dreams.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Wishes and dreams that have been in your subconscious will try to get to the forefront of your waking mind. Take time to listen to your inner self. Do you have unrealised dreams? you can reach them if you take advantage of your creativity and planning. But ensure you wait before making any concrete decisions until mid-September. Let your dreams unfold.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

Goals and dreams are important to have to keep you motivated. Now, the time has come for an annual reassessment of your goals. Focus on what you have achieved, where you are successful and plan news ways to excel going forwards. Take your time and engage in meditation.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

Over the next few weeks, avoid impulsively throwing yourself into reckless activities involving crowds of new people. The universe is asking you to slow down a bit, evaluate your friendship group and your wider network. Perhaps they can be viewed in a new way. It's up to you whether you wish to seek out new contacts.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

Trust your instincts this week and the next. Do you have a feeling that something underhand is going on at work, among friends or at home? Wait it out and see. Instincts are best developed if you take the time to listen to yourself. The truth always comes out and maybe it's an advantage now that you don't know too much yet. Use the time to balance your own life.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

Frustration surrounding work life may prompt you to reconsider whether your job is want you want. Let your mind wonder, listen to your feelings and gather all the information before taking the next step. Avoid oversharing with others, even if you think you have some good ideas, as someone may try to claim them as their own. Work in secret until further notice.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

Something you've been fighting for over a long time may finally come into fruition- just cross your fingers that there are no delays. The universe has decided to slow down a bit in the next few weeks so that your dreams may come to you. Stay patient, think long term and trust the universe.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

Transport problems may occur this week and cancellations and delays can prevent your movement from A to B. Calculating some extra time is good for you, especially if you are going to travel outside of the country. In relation to yourself, make sure you are speaking kindly to yourself. Perhaps it is time to demand the same kindness and respect from others also.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

Your outlook on life and values ​​may have changed over time and you are now faced with a new version of yourself. Next week is a great time to integrate this newer version of who you are into your surroundings. Be flexible in adjusting slowly, especially to others reaction to the new you. Trust your gut feeling.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

Collaborating with others will bring the best out of you this week. Your positive energy will do doubt lift others around you. If you are considering establishing new ties, especially romantic ones, you have a magnetism over the next few weeks that will make new connections advantageous to pursue.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

Clearer boundaries should be established in the next few weeks. Avoid over committing yourself to situations as you may be overpromising and underdelivering. Although cooperation will pay off in your existing relationships with others, you might want to wait to enter new relations until mid-September.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

Avoid getting into conflicts in the next few days and weeks, especially romantic ones. One feather can become five chickens. Misunderstandings can occur that could quickly escalate leading you or the other person to overreact. Take things with a pinch of salt. In about three weeks, it may be that you or the other party changes your mind as a result of deeper reflection.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

Both professionally and privately, misunderstandings may arise more easily at this time due to different views on life. Let time be a healer in helping you to work through it. In a few weeks, the whole thing may be resolved and you will come to realise that you want to stay in each-others lives to help one another in the face of new challenges.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

If there is office gossip or something else that could throw you off staying committed to your daily habits and routines, its best to stay out of it. Avoid getting involved in something energy draining and destructive. Use the time constructively to find inner joy and good harmony. Free up some of your time for training and creativity instead.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

Have you recently experienced that you've slipped into some bad habits? These may have crept into your life within the last few weeks. Now is a great time to get back on the right course. These disturbances to your daily routines may have been due to the aftermath of an illness or an increased load on you making you stressed. Look within yourself. Use the time to be a little bit selfish. Find the balance.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

Right now, great things can happen in the context of romance. An encounter with someone you've met before, whether romantically involved or not, may lead to sparks flying. Be aware that you need to sparkle and not burn out to shine bright. Emotions can flare up, but wait to live them out.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

Someone you were previously romantically involved with may renter your life this week. Alternatively, you may have unknowingly developed feelings for someone you thought was just a friend. The realisation may have crept up on unexpectedly. Consider the situation and let it go for a few weeks so you can be sure of your feelings.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

There is a lot going on on the home front and you may need to refurbish, reorganise or clean up your home, which you may have been putting off for some time. Get to grips with the process. Maybe you should reconsider something you have previously been very determined about keeping fixed on. Be flexible. Think recycling and use your creativity.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

Both at home and at work, you will get the best out of projects with cooperation and diplomacy now. Be receptive to ideas from others and practice listening. Address any unclear signals and settled conflicts right away. Focus on yourself. Use spare time to reorganise your life if you feel like you need to.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Communication problems and misunderstandings may occur more easily due to the planet of communication, Mercury, beginning to move backwards in the starry sky from Wednesday. Depending on how well you are in touch with your primal power, you may already feel it during the beginning of the week.