Runic Astrology January 16th – January 22nd: 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 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)

Your confidence might get a boost this week, especially in the days around Saturday's new moon. Around this time, you'll also feel more inspired, so be sure to make the most of it. A meeting may give you romantic hopes, but the energies around you could disturb your ability to assess clearly. Wait until next week before forming an opinion about that person.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

Now a lot is happening around you, with colleagues and your partner if you have one. Communication at this time could feel a bit messy, but try to be clear about what you want and others will understand where you're coming from. Focus on giving your support and presence whenever possible, especially in the days around the weekend's new moon. Romance might pick up too.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

On a daily basis, both at work and at home, new opportunities can present themselves, especially in the days around the new moon. But you may feel that a lack of enthusiasm from a colleague, friend or partner makes it harder to throw yourself into it. Weigh the pros against the cons and follow your gut.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

Stop listening to everyone who "knows" and listen to your own inner self. Whether it concerns health, daily habits, training or relationships. Make changes that you know will work for you. You'll achieve your goal, if you trust yourself. Everything you need to know comes to you, especially in the days around Saturday's new moon.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

Your energy levels rise during the week. Make the most of it by engaging in sports or other activities. The new moon in the second half of the week can bring new acquaintances or give you clarity on an already existing flirtation. It can feel like a soulmate is on their way into your life. Trust your instincts.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

A little later in the week you will be able to think clearly about your future and see opportunities where others see obstacles. At the same time, you have to remain critical so you don't make any rash decisions. New things are underway in the second half of the week, especially in connection with Saturday's new moon. A new, romantic relationship could be in the works.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

Get rid of routine tasks and things that need to be done at home at the beginning of the week. The second half of the week will bring increased activity in your social life. Be flexible and you will find good solutions. The most important thing is that you'll get things done, even if they're not done your way. A new start occurs in connection with Saturday's new moon. Rejoice.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

New information can arise this week and can affect the goals you've set for yourself earlier. It can be related to both work and your private life. New people and resources may be involved. Creative thinking can go a long way in connection with this weekend's new moon. Remember to stay patient – if it's meant to be, it will happen.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

Something that someone has been trying to hide from you may come to light. Be objective in your assessment. There may be surprising news or things happening with siblings, cousins ​​or neighbours. You may have a couple of busy days where agreements, contracts and meetings have to be juggled to get closer to your goal. Be selective.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

It is possible that you are now getting involved in something you have had an interest in for a while. This week, you will be able to show your abilities, talents and make a good case for yourself. You create new contacts in the second half the week by putting yourself out there. A new community may spark your interest. Take time to find your role.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

Many ideas and thoughts can come about this week, regarding how you should earn your money, and what your values ​​and norms are. You can achieve sustainable and reasonable long-term changes if you act objectively and remain clear about your opinions. Listen to the message that comes in in connection with this weekend's new moon.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

The new moon in the second half of the week will help you to focus on how you earn your money, and perhaps re-evaluate your values and hopes and dreams for your life. If you are one of those who felt the pressure to succeed last year, this week, you will experience an awakening. Address problems and find new creative solutions. Trust your gut feeling.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

In recent years, you may have experienced major changes. You might have felt that all the doors are closing in on you, but fret not, this year will be different. Now, you can look forward to your future with joy. Especially in the second half of the week, the energy will pick up. In connection with Saturday's new moon, you will get a glimpse of your bright future. Enjoy it.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

Now you can experience an upswing in love and in your other close relationships, including professional ones. Especially in the second half of the week, a new start lies ahead of you. Saturday's new moon might affect you several days before, depending on how sensitive you are. Make a plan for your future.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

Set aside some time to recharge your batteries at the beginning of the week. Meditation and yoga are good tools to try. In the middle of the week, the activity levels pick up. Although it can make your life all of a sudden extremely busy, you should set aside time to get hold of your dreams, ideas and thoughts and how you want to move on with your life. Too many social events can drain you of energy this week.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

Lately, you might have distanced yourself from social activities. Perhaps you needed a break from your social calendar that is normally quite packed, or you just needed a moment for yourself. However, now, you are faced with a new start. Time to tear down the veil between dreams and reality and unveil the new you. You'll get help from this weekend's new moon to take the first step.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

Something new is happening, and it's most likely in connection with groups and organisations you belong to. You'll only get the hang of it in the second half of the week. Embrace any new ideas occurring. Lend out a hand to others if they need it. This may be what you really need for yourself to move on. Maintain a positive outlook.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

A commitment among friends, networks or in an organisation may make you feel trapped right now. At times, you might feel like giving up, but remember, your turn will come, and when you need help from others, they will be there for you. New information will arise in connection with Saturday's new moon - give it time to sink in. There is enough time to act on the information next week.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

You feel like your job might be taking a toll on you right now, as you might have been asked to take more responsibility. New ideas on your professional ventures may come up n connection with the new moon in second half of the week. You will feel more creative and you'll get a chance to say what's on your mind. Remember to take some time to yourself too. Use the weekend to think through everything. More information is coming your way.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

Now you are concerned with how to find the balance between work and personal life. You might feel obliged to give more time to your work, and your relationships with your loved ones may suffer from that. Consider which is the most important to you right now. Find the balance. Saturday's new moon indicates a new start where objective discussion and creative solutions are the way to go.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

Your need to travel is increasing now. The idea of a trip may appear, especially in connection with this weekend's new moon. It may be related to an acquaintance of yours that's in the process of developing to become something more. Alternatively, it could be that your mind is wandering. What are your visions, thoughts and life values? Follow your intuition.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

This week you feel like you need new inspiration. The week can start with an impulse to find yourself a new direction. New ideas can come suddenly and unexpectedly in connection with this weekend's new moon. Discuss them with someone you can trust. Impulse buying can be tempting, but wait until next week before you act on it.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

Something may have been bothering you for a while now but don't worry, this week will bring you some much-needed clarity. Remember to listen to your gut feeling, as it often is right. Involve the people you trust in your decisions and take things slowly. Bring in new resources if the situation hasn't unfolded at the end of the week. Saturday's new moon sets the speed for the new things to come.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Agreements you have with others may be postponed this week. Don't feel worried about that, things will be sorted out even if it'll happen later. The new moon in the second half of the week can lead to inspiring moments and you'll see the situation from a different perspective. Something that has been tried to be kept hidden from you may come to light.