Runic Astrology December 18th - 24th: 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)

Now you're in your element. Friends and family will occupy a significant portion of your time in the second half of the week, but you'll already be quite busy from Monday onwards. Putting Christmas in place with all its details is a puzzle for you. Follow your plan, and you can enjoy the results. Allocate time for exercise and self-care. Merry Christmas!

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

The beginning of the week will be marked by numerous details and tasks that need to be sorted out before you can take a well-deserved break. Stick to your plan as much as possible. Delays may occur. Be patient. Let creativity and joy flow in the second half of the week. A work task at the end of the week may irritate you. Bite the bullet and get it done. Merry Christmas!

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

You are heading into joyful days, and it's time to focus on friends and family. Former friends, and perhaps someone you were particularly fond of, may re-enter your life. Your social needs will be met, but remember to take care of yourself as well. Exercise and rest are essential to keep yourself balanced when so much is happening on all fronts. Merry Christmas!

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

Overall, the days ahead are a time to celebrate joy, share happiness with others, and strengthen your social bonds. The Wunjo rune reminds us that happiness comes from community and harmony with others, so enjoy this period with joy and positivity. In your love life, you can expect a deeper connection with your partner or possibly deepen a friendship. Merry Christmas!

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

This week, your love life may be marked by unexpected challenges. Be open to communication and collaboration with your partner to navigate through them. If you're single, unexpected opportunities may arise, but be cautious about acting impulsively. Remember that challenges can lead to growth in relationships. Merry Christmas!

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

This week is about love, patience, and self-development for you. Pay attention to your desires and needs, but be willing to wait for the right relationship. If you are working on self-improvement, you may attract more meaningful connections in that process. Patience will pay off in love. Merry Christmas!

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

This week is all about stability for you. Assess your tasks carefully and prioritise. Keep an eye on your finances. Focusing on long-term stability in both love and finances will serve you well. It's tempting to indulge a bit at the end, but think it over. You'll go far with a bit of moderation now. Whether you're in an established relationship or dating, be patient with your connection. Merry Christmas!

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

Now is your time to shine. You are facing a new beginning as the Sun enters your sign on the winter solstice, Friday, December 22nd. Until then, you'll be working more behind the scenes, taking care of all the tasks and chores before the Christmas days begin. Delays may occur, so give yourself plenty of time. Set aside time for rest. Merry Christmas!

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

Usually, this time of year indicates a new beginning for you, but in 2023, it's time to take things in good spirits, put ambitions on hold, and recharge your batteries until January. Use the time to enjoy the company of your loved ones. Someone you were previously fond of or a kindred spirit may come back into your life. Merry Christmas!

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

Your dreams may appear stronger to you than ever before. Some of you might have flashes of intuition upon waking up in the morning before you're fully conscious. Keep a pen and paper by your bedside and jot them down before you fully wake up; otherwise, you usually forget them. Christmas will be filled with social occasions, but choose the path that suits you. Merry Christmas!

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

Everything you want to achieve will require you to apply patience in the coming days. Delays may occur due to external circumstances. Keep your frustration in check. Your time will come. Many people want to connect with you, but if you strongly feel the need to withdraw, do so with a clear conscience. Recharge your batteries. Merry Christmas!

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

The week is filled with social events. Enjoy the days and the company. Pay attention to how you communicate. Misunderstandings can arise more easily than usual. Double-check that you understand each other. Someone you are romantically involved with or have a fondness for may surprise you. Enjoy it. Merry Christmas!

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

Now creativity and ideas are bubbling up. You need to make one final push at work, and then you can take a well-deserved break. Old friends, especially childhood friends, may come back into your life. Be mindful of what you share with others or the information you receive. Everything may not appear as it seems. Wait until after Christmas before forming a final opinion. Merry Christmas!

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

An exciting offer may come your way during the week or an indication of future changes. Be open, but wait before entering into any concrete agreements until the new year. Not all information is available, and new facts may emerge later. Romance is on the rise, and you may experience closeness both among friends and family. Merry Christmas!

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

Now you may become more impatient than usual with those who are not as proactive as you. You'll shine if you take initiative and responsibility on your own. Take on the role of a host and create an atmosphere for others. Remember to take care of yourself and your own needs. Work may demand its share at the beginning of the week. Find the balance. Merry Christmas!

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

Now you might find that your life values and philosophy are being scrutinised. Others may question your opinions. Listen to everything, but wait before forming a final opinion until the new year. Contact with foreign countries may increase the joy of Christmas, or you may encounter someone with foreign roots. Enjoy the Christmas days. Merry Christmas!

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

Your time has come. You are in for some fantastic days during the Christmas weekend. Social activities pick up starting from Friday. Enjoy the days and use the time to reflect on where the path should lead next. You may be inspired by events or other people you encounter now. Be open, but let it mature for a few weeks. Merry Christmas!

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

Now is the time to relax and gather energy for the challenges and tasks in the new year, but a final push remains. At the same time, you may experience signals of changes that could lead to concerns about shared finances, whether it's debt or with a partner. Hold off on making decisions and assess the situation after Christmas. In the meantime, gather facts and enjoy the Christmas days. Merry Christmas!

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

Now you'll go far in collaboration with others. There's much to be done, and you may rely on others to achieve your goals, including financially. Much socializing brings joy, but also a lot of cleanup and other tasks. Distribute the tasks fairly. Your effort matters, and a friend may come to your rescue. Merry Christmas!

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

You are heading into lovely days, but misunderstandings can arise in one-on-one relationships if you're not clear in your communication. Especially in close relationships, take it with a grain of salt if your partner comes on strong. Either of you might reconsider things over Christmas. A work task may come up right at the end of the week. Stay positive. Merry Christmas!

Fehu (29th June – 14th July)

In the coming days, you are about to have a great time in your social life, with more goodwill coming your way than usual. However, you may have a lot on your plate in the final stretch before Christmas. Be clear and precise when making plans with others. Misunderstandings can arise, especially in one-on-one relationships. If you approach things with positivity and double-check that you've understood messages correctly, all will go well for you. Merry Christmas!

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

Daily work tasks may consume a lot of your time at the beginning of the week, but from Friday onward, during the winter solstice, there will be a shift in atmosphere. You'll have more time for social interactions and spending time with your loved ones and acquaintances. Avoid heated discussions over trivial matters. If you approach things with a good mindset, it will be a joyful Christmas for everyone. Merry Christmas!

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

Now you're busy trying to wrap things up before Christmas. It's easy for you to think before you act when your impatience is put to the test. Take it a bit slower. It's more important to decorate than to clean in the corners, both at home and at work. Use your time constructively to bring joy to yourself and others. Gather and cherish memories. Merry Christmas!

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

Someone you were previously attracted to or had good chemistry with may come back into your life now. It could be someone you were romantically involved with in the past or had a fondness for, but for various reasons, your paths diverged. Enjoy the present moment. Whether there's something to build on will be clearer in January. Your creativity is on the rise – make good use of it. Merry Christmas!