Runic Astrology December 10th - 17th: 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.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

Ride the wave of this week's positive energies. The New Moon inspires you to express more of your creative side. Follow your intuition, even if it means deviating from your usual structured approach. Enjoy a blossoming romance.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Home life becomes bustling under this week's New Moon. Balancing pre-holiday tasks may disrupt your routine. Consider simplifying your plans - sometimes, the joy of company is more important than perfection. Embrace the magic of the season.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

A new chapter unfolds with this week's New Moon, be it in your personal or professional life. Celebrate your progress over recent years. You're on the verge of realising a significant dream, possibly related to your foundations, family, or career.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

As a social butterfly, the New Moon whirls you into a frenzy of interactions. However, remember to balance your enthusiasm for social engagements with moments of solitude to avoid burnout.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

Embrace the social whirlwind initiated by this week's New Moon. A steady flow of gatherings and invitations fills your calendar. Ensure that you rest enough to sustain your energy through the festive season.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

This New Moon urges caution in spending. Reflect on your values, both past and present. The lunar message is a reminder to prioritize what truly matters in life. Trust your instincts in financial matters.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

In the coming weeks, focus on your values, both financial and ethical. The New Moon's message is linked to your sense of security and happiness. Remember, relationships are more valuable than material possessions.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

Embrace the new beginnings heralded by this week's New Moon. Born under the rune of Jera, your timing skills are impeccable. This period calls for balancing multiple ambitions. Focus on what has lasting value.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

The year's sole New Moon in your sign is a time for you to shine. Reflect on your achievements and future direction. Your values play a key role in living a fulfilling life. This season, your ability to bring joy to others is especially potent.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

Revisit past passions under this week's New Moon. Set aside time for solitude and meditation, or connect with nature. Forgotten ideas and unrealized dreams may resurface. Pursue them.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

Gaze at the starry sky and make wishes, as your ancestors did. The New Moon may bring exciting news, but take it with a grain of salt. The full picture will emerge in January.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

After a year of struggles, better times are on the horizon. If you encounter setbacks around the New Moon, trust that the universe is guiding you toward a more suitable path. Believe in your vitality.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

Changes in organizations or groups you're part of, as indicated by the New Moon, may lead to fortunate developments. Reconnections with old friends, especially from childhood, might initially feel mixed but look for the hidden message.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

You're entering one of your strongest career phases. If you feel a sense of rebirth, you're aligning with the universe's message. Present your best self; someone influential is watching.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

The universe signals extra tasks around the New Moon. Your hard work will be noted, but recognition may come later. Now is the time to push forward and give your best.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

Balancing future changes with the need for stability can be challenging. This week's New Moon suggests new challenges await. Reflect deeply on your beliefs before making decisions.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

Guard your finances closely. If you feel out of control, trust your instincts. The New Moon indicates a transformation in finances and partnerships. Gather information and delay major decisions until the new year.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

The New Moon brings changes in collaborations. Take time to process these changes. New information in January will provide clarity. Rely on solid facts.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

The New Moon amplifies the holiday spirit of connection. This is a prime time to nurture friendships, work relationships, and romantic bonds. A past romantic interest may reappear in your life. Enjoy these moments.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Stand up for yourself and your desires. To achieve your ideal holiday, be proactive. Rely on your skills, unless others have proven more competent. Midweek may bring travel opportunities. Dream big as you plan.

Fehu (29th June – 14th July)

A new beginning in close relationships beckons with Wednesday's New Moon, both professionally and personally. Past experiences may resurface, urging you to process and finally resolve them in the coming weeks. The universe calls for you to leave the past behind and look forward, embracing a future filled with promise and connection.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

Under the influence of Wednesday's New Moon, expect a rejuvenation across various spheres of your life. At work, a surge in activity may be tempered by unexpected delays, but patience is key. This lunar phase may also bring a special someone into your orbit. Trust your intuition to recognize who this might be.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

Positive feedback on your efforts could bring additional responsibilities. Pay heed to the New Moon's message. The universe is attempting to communicate something significant, possibly in the days surrounding the New Moon. Listen closely and trust your inner feelings to guide you.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

This week's New Moon energizes your creativity. Explore different outlets, be it through sports, games, or romantic endeavors. Trust your instincts - you are your best guide. Be open to revisiting something from your past that may reemerge in your life.