Runic Astrology January 29th - February 4th: 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)

The time has come for an annual assessment of your health. Take the time for a good night's sleep and assess whether you feel well-rested. Allocate time to review your daily habits. This week is an excellent time to re-engage with a form of exercise you were previously active in. It might be a good idea to act on the thoughts you had during last week's full moon.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Take some time for yourself this week. Express your creativity, whether it's through more social activities with friends, flirting, or exercise. Some personal time can help dispel the cold winds of winter and give you a fresh burst of energy. The Universe suggests that this is a favorable time to start a fitness activity you're interested in, and it's also in this context that flirtation may arise.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

Someone you're interested in and would like to get to know better could benefit from your initiative early in the week. The Universe is sending you energy for genuine love where you can shine. Follow what feels right and avoid being someone you're not. Only then will you attract someone who is right for you.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

The Universe is sending you positive energies, and relationships that begin now can become quite extraordinary. This applies to both professional and personal aspects, but especially in your personal life. If you use your reason, what you initiate now could be the start of something fantastic. Be selective in your choices. An innocent flirtation can escalate quickly – but apply the brakes if you find yourself in a situation with other commitments.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

The time for a new beginning was signalled by the full moon last week. This applies to various aspects of your life, but particularly in connection with family, home, and your foundation. Anything you initiate at home now can contribute to making your living space more comfortable and enjoyable. Whether it's renovations or small changes like rearranging furniture, now is the time to prioritise your own comfort.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

You are facing changes in a positive direction, both professionally and personally. This applies to both yourself and those you may share your life with if you choose to reveal who you truly are. Be diplomatic and only share what is true, pleasant, and necessary. However, do not compromise your own values and ideas in the process.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

Currently, your communication skills are strong, and you have a way with words. Follow up on your thoughts and ideas, and share your message. If you wish to enhance your knowledge and communication skills, seek out opportunities. That's what will propel you forward in a few months. A proposal or offer you receive early in the week could be a game-changer.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

Clear and precise communication in both personal and professional relationships is what propels you forward now. Especially early in the week, the universe is on your side, and tempting developments may occur. An offer that arises might challenge your thoughts. Take a few days to consider it before making a decision. Take your time.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

Good opportunities to achieve a higher salary or an additional income arise early in the week. Perhaps you were already contemplating this during last week's full moon. It might be challenging to align your resources or ethical values in a particular matter. Follow your heart and trust yourself as you navigate through this.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

Previous concerns about your finances and how to make your resources stretch may find a positive resolution this week. The universe provides you with the opportunity for a boost both financially and ethically, especially early in the week. When the opportunity arises, seize it. However, wait until the end of the week before finalizing your decision.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

Now is your time to shine. The full moon last week brought awareness to what you are made of and what is important to you. Follow the desires of your inner soul that ignited like a flickering flame last week. You have increased energy and attraction, especially in the beginning of the week. You are entering a positive time with many exciting developments lying ahead.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

Someone you're interested in or who wants to connect with you may initiate or welcome swift developments early in the week. Take the initiative. If it's meant to develop into something, it will happen now. If not, the universe is opening doors for what is to come next. A meeting might inspire you to evolve in a new direction.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

New or perhaps old dreams were awakened during the full moon last week. The time has come to bring some of your desires to fruition. Use your time and willpower constructively to get started. The abundance of creation wants to flow to you. Take it seriously and consider the alternatives.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

The need to withdraw and find inner answers to both internal and external challenges is increasing. You can make significant progress by meditating and uncovering hidden aspects of yourself. You are in a period where you need to take stock and assess the direction for the coming months. You know what it's about.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

Now is the time to assert yourself and your ideas within organisational and group settings. The full moon last week may have given you a signal or an idea about where there could be a niche for you. Develop your thoughts and present them in the coming week. There is room for others to join, and it could lead to a salary increase in the long run.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

An acquaintance can evolve into the beginning of a lifelong friendship. This may be related to some projects or group work you are or have been involved in. For some of you, there might be a romantic aspect involved. Acquire knowledge about new technology for use in social media.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

The full moon last week may have signalled that a shift is underway, either professionally, personally, or both. Approach the situation with an open agenda and curiosity. Present your best self. You have an element of luck with you. What initially may not seem very exciting or lucrative could evolve over time. Be open to the possibilities.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

A shift in how you present yourself publicly can bring a sense of joy throughout you. Romance has the best conditions early in the week, and a surprise is on the way. Enjoy the swift developments. Something you have dreamed of may come true, but stay grounded.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

Now is the time to delve into yourself and think things through independently. Form your own opinion on a particular matter. A vision or life philosophy that you have encountered before may become more important to you again. It might have been in your subconscious and is now surfacing.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Romance can become intense early in the week. A flirtation is on the horizon and can both bring joy and confusion. Emotions you didn't know you had may surface. Take the time to listen to what your consciousness is telling you. Your expectations and life philosophy may be undergoing changes. Listen to your intuition.

Fehu (29th June – 14th July)

The desire to try something new or acquire something new is growing, possibly as a result of events related to last week's full moon. Consider carefully before taking action. Hold off on acquiring something new or moving in a new direction until you're sure about what you need. Think long-term.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

Now, you may find that others are turning to you for support or advice. Offer support and sound advice, but be cautious about providing financial assistance without a solid agreement. The Universe suggests that what you give away now may be lost forever. It's time for a new beginning for you, and a new chapter is unfolding regarding the resources you share with others.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

In the beginning of the week, you may find that previous remarks you've made in close relationships are finally becoming a topic for discussion. However, some aspects may remain unclear until the end of next week. Avoid pushing too hard to get your way. A meeting early in the week could evolve into a friendship or flirtation. Assess where the path might lead from here.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

Now, information is coming your way. Perhaps the conditions for further choices will fall into place early in the week. It may be related to a decision you made during last week's full moon. Trust that your knowledge and reasoning are sufficient to guide you. If you're still unsure, double-check with a professional or mentor.