Runic Astrology December 26th – January 1st: What do the runes have in store for you this week?

By Randi Bjærum

Photo: Roeland Vanheesbeke

Runic astrologer Randi Bjærum uses the ancient Viking practice to forecast your love, money, career, style and health every Sunday

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 will have a great time in the last days of this year. The only thing that can disturb your good mood is that misunderstandings can arise with those who are close to you, especially in your relationship if you have one. Be kind and double-check whether you have understood the message correctly. Happy New Year!

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

You'll get everyday chores and routines done swiftly at the beginning of the week, but your pace will slow down
towards the New Year's weekend. Be patient. Romance gets a strong upswing this week - someone you were previously romantically involved with may come back into your life. Cultivate togetherness and love with others and love, but remember to make time for yourself too. Happy New Year!

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

Think before you act in the next few days. You can get impatient and try to get too many things done at once. Await for the situation to unfold. Emotions can come to a boil if there are several of you working together, and you can let yourself down if you are not prepared. Instead, use the time to please first yourself, then others. Happy New Year!

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

The last days before the New Year are made for what you like most, spend them with people closest to you and surround yourself with lots of love. Enjoy all the pleasant moments with your partner, friends and family. Everyone can take a breather when there has been a few intense weeks to get ready for Christmas. Open your heart. Happy New Year!

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

A greeting from someone with whom you previously had close contact may come as a surprise to you. It could be someone you were previously romantically involved with or had an eye on. If it comes to be, you won't know anything more until the second half of January. Keep an ear out for someone who needs you. Happy New Year!

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

During the last days this year you'll have every reason to celebrate and be in a good mood. What you have accomplished in 2022 you can look back on with joy. The next few days will bring a victory to you, but some conditions will be unclear. Await for the situation to unfold until after mid-January. Happy New Year!

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

Look back and think about all that you have accomplished this year. You have achieved many milestones. Now is
the time to concentrate with family and friends for the next few days. You will get more out of it than you might expect. Former friends may come back into your life or someone who has missed you will contact you. Happy New Year!

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

In the last days before the New Year, the impossible can become possible, if you are willing to work hard enough. Keep your eyes and ears open early in the week. Double-check texts before pressing send or publish. There is a lot going on in the hidden, which you don't quite get hold of. Take it easy, the truth will come out in the second half of January. Happy New Year!

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

Romance, activity with friends, trips and joyful encounters characterise the week. Someone who you haven't seen in a while may appear in your life this New Year's weekend. Enjoy! The pace of your life slows down towards the New Year's weekend and for a few weeks to come. Use the time actively to reflect on new goals. Happy New Year!

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

In the coming days, you will feel that it is important to make the right financial decisions for the next year. If you involve several people in the conversations, there can be many opinions. Be flexible in cooperation and let the burden be divided. Decisions you want make now should be held off until late January. Then you will look at it with new eyes. A spark can occur with someone you already know. Happy New Year!

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

You will receive feedback on how deeply others value you and your opinions. It warms you. Something you have forgotten or swept under the mat may be worth bringing up again just before the New Year. It could be worth to start a hobby, a form of exercise, or something creative. Or, nurture a friendship that has been neglected. Be responsive to your own and other people's needs. Happy New Year!

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

The sun shines on you and gives you a great week, but unclear guidelines can create delays and frustration in simple tasks. Slow down your pace or delegate your tasks to others so that you'll get a peace of mind. You also deserve a few days for meditation and rest. Happy New Year!

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

Usually this is the time of year that indicates a fresh start for you, but this year you have to bring things with you: your overall feelgood mood. Keep your ambitions too, and remember to charge your batteries for January. Use the time to enjoy yourself and those you love. Someone you previously had a crush on or a soul mate may come back into your life. Happy New Year!

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

Discussions can arise and become intense if you feel someone is trying to invade your territory, especially if
you feel that your dreams and values ​​are under attack. Weigh your words. Romance will pick up, meaning that a stir within your heart may occur. Be receptive to other people's input. Happy New Year!

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

If you want to use the last days of December for your creativity, this year you should expect that delays may occur. There are many people who want a piece of you in one task or another. Try to delegate what can be delegated. But when it comes to those you have the closest relationship with, it is best if you do it yourself. Happy New Year!

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

The week starts well with lots of pleasant gatherings, but misunderstandings can arise in the second half of the week. Both in private and professional relationships. How you communicate with those you are close to can be decisive. Be diplomatic and add goodwill. Happy New Year!

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

You'll get a few nice Christmas days before the everyday chores come back. If you want to do something creative in the second half of the week, it may be an advantage to leave it for a few weeks. Wait for it to ripen, and then make up your mind. You may change your mind. Happy New Year!

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

You are flexible with your time around the holidays, which comes in handy in the second half of the week. Even if you like to be prepared, some complications may occur in the last days before the turn of the year. Or something unexpected may occur in connection with your job, but that's for time to show. Take it head on. Happy New Year!

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

An interesting agreement may come to your attention, but wait to enter into any concrete agreements until the second half of January. The conditions are unclear, and all the facts are not on the table. New information can arrive in the new year, and turn the situation in a positive direction for you. Enjoy the days! Happy New Year!

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

What looked promising last week may slip through your fingers or be delayed. Calm down and adjust your speed. There are some aspects that will not come to light until a few weeks from now. It is time to take final action then. In the meantime, enjoy the Christmas days and the company of others. Happy New Year!

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

Enjoy the Christmas days and use the time to reflect on where the road should go next. Make up your mind and
consider how you want to proceed. But take your time. You don't have to make a final decision until the second half of January. In the meantime, keep your usual pace. Happy New Year!

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

Collaboration is key this week. Lots of activity and lots of chores, most likely self-inflicted. It can come as a consequence of social activity and may increase conflicts between you and others. Set boundaries. Someone you know and have good chemistry with may come up with a surprise invitation. Happy New Year!

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

Seize the opportunity to charge your batteries before all things break loose again after the New Year. You might worry about your financial situation in the last days before the New Year. Take it up with those you already share resources with. Avoid entering into any fixed agreements from the second half of the week until the middle of January. Happy New Year!

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

You finally have spare time for yourself during the Christmas days. Your energy is increasing, and you feel happy about it. The only thing that cuts into your joy is that you may experience a certain form of frustration with someone close to you. It looks like someone could be disappointing you in the way they handle a certain situation. Find peace within yourself. Happy New Year!