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 trace 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 tells about 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. They 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)
This week will mostly be about finances, values and resources, both your own and the ones you share with others. It may be wise to sort out your own finances. If you are not happy with how you make your money, or if you keep using all your creative resources, it may be time to find alternatives.
Uruz (14th July – 29th July)
You may face challenges in your career or job, because that is where you are seeking for personal virtue. Notice what comes up in the days around the full moon on February 16th. Resources you share with others will become more important. Check agreements, loans and taxes, do not leave any loose ends.
Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)
This week, the universe is focusing on the close relationships you share with your partner, friends and colleagues. If you think that something has gone awry, it may be the right time to address the problem and change the course. Think carefully about what you want to achieve.
Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)
Right now you're thinking a lot about your close relationships. If you feel that you are not on the same wavelength spiritually and mentally, a good conversation can clear up any misunderstandings and doubts - you may be pleasantly surprised. The second half of the week will be beneficial for landing a deal at work or planning something with your partner.
Raidho (29th August – 13th September)
This week will focus on your aspirations, as opposed to the trivial everyday duties and routines you have to perform. You may want to surrender to your dreams, however you should focus on how you can put your creativity to a better use in everyday life. Take the time to sell your ideas and let others know what you want.
Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)
Unrealistic expectations from someone can make it difficult for them to live up to them. This week's challenge, especially in the days around the full moon on February 16th, will be to meet people whilst excluding all feelings of competitiveness - learn to celebrate other people's success. An opportunity for envy is on the cards.
Gebo (28th September – 13th October)
You can now get in deeper contact with someone you've known superficially so far. New spiritual impulses can motivate you to take on a hobby or execute something that has been lying dormant for a while. Be sensitive to the signals you pick up during the second half of the week.
Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)
You are entering a socially active time with a lot of events with friends, organisations and other groups - be sure to contribute as much as you can. Your need to express your creativity towards your partner will be greater this week: a new hobby or activity that you can do together could strengthen the relationship.
Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)
Throughout the week, the need to acknowledge your independence and build your own foundation increases. Things you have been holding back could rise to the surface and require to be dealt with. Whatever it is that comes up, sort it out and be done with it.
Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)
The foundation for your life and your roots are in focus this week, either in your own home or your childhood home. Perhaps you need to extend a helping hand to a family member who needs it, or take charge to get the wheels turning - be patient.
Isa (28th November – 13th December)
Positive expectations can make way to new acquaintances. If you are single and are looking for something different, this may be the time act on it. At work or school, new opportunities may arise, and you may need to make a quick decision, especially in the days around the full moon on February 16th. Take the initiative.
Jera (13th December – 28th December)
An immediate matter will come up and require your attention, whether it is regarding friends, family or neighbours. You will need to be at peace with yourself to work on your spiritual development, however distraction offered by trivial discussions or chores of others may occur. Take it as it comes and enjoy the fact that others are interested in what you are doing.
Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)
Focus on your own resources and the ones you share with others. Use the first half of the week to work out your own finances and the second half to go over agreements where other parties are involved, such as taxes, insurance and any assets with your partner. By doing this, you can avoid surprises in the coming months.
Perthro (13th January – 28th January)
Your own values and resources, both spiritual and mental, will be important to you this week. If you are not happy with the things you do to earn a living, now is the time to look for new options. Other people's opinions and values can influence your decision.
Algiz (28th January – 13th February)
For a long time, you have been tested and challenged on who you are and what you want from your relationships. This week, the focus will continue to be on that. For example, you may have to agree to people's terms to achieve something, or be dependent on someone else to get the things you want done.
Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)
Any changes that occur these days, especially in the days around the full moon of February 16, may prove to be an advantage for you if happened in the right setting. It is important to find a balance between enthusiasm and initiative and to not overtake others- this may require patience.
Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)
Now you will need to reflect on your dreams and what you want to achieve. Take a reality check on whether they are feasible or if a time for an adjustment of the course is due. Especially in the days around the full moon on 16th of February, an important impulse can occur - be sure to follow up on it.
Berkan (14th March – 30th March)
Now it is important to balance excitement and initiative with respecting others' inertia and lack of commitment - this may require patience. At the same time, you will need to self-reflect and retrieve your hidden capabilities. Take time for practice reflection and meditation.
Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)
Now you may need to gain acceptance in a group or in your friendship circle - toning down on your demands is recommended. You might be able to work your way into a desired group. Use the time to find out what is important to you.
Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)
There can now be turbulent times at home or at work. The reasons for this may be unclear, and it may be worthwhile to have a discussion with someone who can see the issue from the outside. New friends come into your life, or an offer for new a position may arise in the days around the full moon February 16th.
Laguz (29th April – 14th May)
This week will be all about work. Make sure you get rid of any obligations existing to those at home before the 16th, so that you can have a full focus on the exciting opportunities that may open up for you during that time. You can get the responsibility you have wanted.
Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)
Your career is important this week. Be aware of what's coming your way, especially in the days around the full moon on February 16th. Now you can manoeuvre yourself into a position you'll feel better in. You can manage to deliver your arguments and ideas to those you want to get in touch with.
Othala (29th May – 14th June)
Throughout the week, you may experience that your outlook on life, as well as your beliefs are tested and questioned, either by yourself or others. You may find it as a balancing act between what is right and wrong, and you must defend your opinions. One solution may be to look at it from everyone's point of view.
Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)
The opportunity for a financially wise agreement can arise in the first half of the week. Romance can be in the air, especially if you are traveling. Your outlook on life becomes more important for you, and you'll have strong opinions. Handle the matter from an angle that respects that everyone is going through their own spiritual development.