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)
Double check your text messages, social media and email over the next few days. Get the details right to avoid misunderstandings - and that your messages end up with the right recipient. The energies will shift next week and the pressure will ease. But in the meantime, remember that it's not what you do, but how you do something that matters.
Uruz (14th July – 29th July)
To get the most out of this week, use your time constructively to write down your thoughts and ideas. New projects and plans may keep coming up, but as soon as you try to grasp them, their essence disappears. Let the days pass until the middle of the month. You will know then what will come of things.
Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)
In the coming weeks it will be important for you to reassess your position in the circles of friends and groups you belong to. What are your values and talents? Your need to shine is growing - and you deserve it. During the week you will achieve inner clarity about what you want, but wait a few days to reveal it to others. Let your thoughts mature.
Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)
You have to use your willpower constructively now. Your values, your finances, resources and ethics are facing a reorganisation. What you want, and where the road should take you will become clear over this week, but wait until the end of the next to take action. The new moon next week will illuminate the issue and show you the way.
Raidho (29th August – 13th September)
You may start to feel an inner pressure to come out with a new version of yourself. For the larger part of the summer, you have been through a reassessment of all that is yours. The 2.0 version of you will soon bloom, but there is still some fine-tuning to be done. Wait until the new moon next week to concretely reveal this new you. In the meantime, set aside time for rest and refinement.
Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)
Recycle and reuse is the theme this week. Take hold of the resources you already have and use them as a starting point for what you are going to do. The new moon next week will guide you in what to renew with yourself. Your own appearance in particular may stand for its annual upgrade in the coming weeks. Autumn is a magical time for you, use it.
Gebo (28th September – 13th October)
The inner pressure you have felt for a long time, perhaps all summer, will begin to ease at the beginning of this week. You will become certain whether what you dream of will manifest in the future. There is a time for action and a time for rest. Use your willpower constructively to gather your energy before you take the first steps towards your goals at the end of next week.
Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)
You are entering the time of year to take stock of what you have achieved and where the road should take you next. Take the time for an objective analysis of yourself and your life. Did you achieve your goals this past year? What needs to change? What are your new dreams? Trust your gut.
Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)
This week you may have trouble controlling your patience. Others who are not as sharp and quick as you in your thinking could notice your impatience if you are not careful. Break in sharp corners and be a team player. Include everyone, your time will come. Right now the group's totality and purpose is the best way for you to shine.
Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)
You have the most to gain from cooperation in a larger group or organisation in the coming days. Be flexible, even though you can both see and have strong opinions about how things can be done faster and more efficiently. Sometimes the whole is more important than personal interests. Trust your intuition.
Isa (28th November – 13th December)
You may be more restless than usual in the next few days. Maybe because you've made up your mind on a certain matter, but can't get started on it yet. Maybe as a result of external delays or other people's unwillingness to make decisions. Please be patient. By the end of next week, things will mostly be back to normal.
Jera (13th December – 28th December)
It will be good to spend this week and the beginning of next reorganising and tidying up your surroundings, both at home and at work. Tackle and complete unfinished projects, clean up and discard - what you want to pursue next will emerge as concrete thoughts and wishes in the process. The pressure will be relieved, both internally and externally. Meditate.
Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)
An inner desire to expand your horizons may lead you to consider studying, learning something new or planning a longer journey. Use the next ten days to gather some information, but hold off on taking any concrete actions or decisions until the end of next week. Your preferences may change along the way and it will take some time before you can really make up your mind.
Perthro (13th January – 28th January)
You are in the midst of changing and your life values. Your outlook may have undergone a transformation in recent weeks. What you are about to become will appear clearly to you this week. Let this grow, but wait to present your new values to the outside world until the end of next week. The coming new moon indicates a fresh start for you.
Algiz (28th January – 13th February)
You will get the best out of things by cooperating with others and thinking about what is best for the community right now. This may challenge you in new ways, especially when your instinct is triggered. In a few weeks you will be back on track and can more easily live in step with your own energy. For now, you'll just have to be patient.
Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)
Your senses are sharpened right now, and your intuition is growing. Trust what your subconscious is trying to tell you. Even if cooperation is the best option for you now, don't undermine what your intuition is trying to tell you. Not everyone has the same honourable motives for the good of the group as you do. Choose your words carefully. The energy changes next week.
Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)
You have much to gain from connecting with either your partner or a colleague right now, especially someone you are romantically involved with. Tensions or misunderstandings can arise if communication is not direct and affirmative. Humor helps alleviate stressful situations. Give of yourself and add some goodwill for extra measure.
Berkano (14th March – 30th March)
Something may have changed between you and someone close to you in recent weeks. If the relationship is meant to last, you will come out of this period strengthened, especially if it’s a love relationship. But for others, you may finally see through their motives and realise its time to take your hat off and bid adieu. But wait until the end of next week before making up your mind.
Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)
Your daily routines now face a reorganisation and things flow easily for you. New and positive changes may emerge. Imagine your dream situation. Wait with making any final decisions until you are sure of your case, preferably at the end of next week. The new moon next week will inspire you to think differently. Take care of your health.
Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)
Measures you take to strengthen your everyday routine are what improves your quality of life and the shape you’re in right now - something that will prevail beyond the autumn darkness. Reflect on how you want your days to look. And how to find time for what you want in an otherwise busy and often stressful everyday life. Small steps lead you to your goal. Think long term.
Laguz (29th April – 14th May)
Someone you’ve been previously romantically involved with or had on your mind may come back into your life. You won't know until the second half of September if it's for the purpose of closure or if old feelings flare up. If you are meant to become something more, you will find a way in a few weeks. In the meantime, live out your feelings.
Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)
Pay attention to what the universe is trying to tell you right now. There may be signals and inspiration that are both external and internal over the next few days. Even if in recent weeks you have gained clarity on a lot of things, you’re still in the midst of a spurt. Listen to your intuition. Yoga and meditation can help you on your way.
Othala (29th May – 14th June)
Both at home and at work, creativity flourishes. Your need to shine and show the world what values you have is on the rise. Let this manifest however you want it to. Use humor if tensions rise. Creative projects to upgrade your home are best achieved through reuse these coming weeks. Later, it will be time for new investment.
Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)
Gathering friends and family at home for comfort and coziness can create good memories and spark new creativity for all of you. Social relationships strengthen the quality of life if they are positive and inspiring. Perhaps your circle needs to be expanded to strengthen your cohesion. Conclude any projects that have been left unfinished - get them over and done with once and for all.