Runic Astrology February 12th - 18th: 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 may feel a sense of responsibility – but also a need for freedom in collaboration with others. Think carefully through all agreements. Is there another way you can do it? In the short term, it may seem like someone else has the upper hand. The question you should ask yourself is: 'how can I change the collaboration in the future for the better?'.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Romance and flirtation intensify. Both mid-week and during the weekend, simple things and events can warm your heart in an unusual way, and ultimately bring joy. However, there may be much demanding your attention, and restless energy may shift from one task to another, making it difficult for you to concentrate properly on any of them. Plan ahead.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

Friendship, family, romance, and flirtation will occupy more of your time this week, especially on Wednesday. Make time for enjoyable experiences with those you care about the most. Even though the demands of everyday life and daily tasks may require more of your time than you'd like, offer yourself freely.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

Now you may experience happiness coming your way. Love blossoms throughout the week, and you receive increased attention from others. Although you hold the best cards to achieve what you desire, it may be intense at times. Take a step back if needed. The stars indicate a new beginning ahead of you. Be conscious and clear about your desires.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

Romance picks up mid-week and continues strongly in the following days. If you're single, you're likely to meet someone through work or other public activities. The developments or choices you make now may turn into permanent arrangements in the long run. The positive developments you're experiencing may feel destined.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

Much of your time and energy may be directed towards your roots, foundation, and family this week. This could involve your home with renovations and redecorating, as well as focusing on other family members. Perhaps you need to lend a hand and help a family member or extended friend-family. Be patient. Wednesday will be the most romantic day of the week. Make the most of it.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

The home is traditionally an active place for many. Now you may feel the need to establish a base that can provide security to engage more strongly with the world outside. You're likely to be reminded that the society out there requires you to take responsibility and make your mark. Midweek, romance and creativity may receive a boost. Make the most of this positive flow.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

Now, someone in the neighbourhood, whether it's siblings or neighbors, may seek your help. Be willing to assist without neglecting your own duties and activities. Also, don't forget about romance this week. Wednesday could be one of the year's special days for many of you. Enjoy the anticipation!

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

Activity intensifies significantly, especially midweek. Many will seek contact with you. Give those who deserve attention some of your time, and unexpected – positive – outcomes may arise. Use your willpower consciously. Prioritise whom and what in the best way. It's important that you make active choices to move forward in a particular matter.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

The past few weeks may have been busier than usual for you, and that doesn't change this week. Although you may wish and need to slow down and enjoy the days, you'll have to wait until the weekend. A group or organisation you're involved with may demand your attention. Set boundaries.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

Economy, your finances, and how you manage them may occupy some of your time. Something that came up last week may lead you to want to move in a particular direction. Avoid jumping to quick conclusions. Wait a bit until things settle down more in your mind.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

The need to assert who you are and what you stand for is greater than usual. You may feel stronger and have a sense of freedom, allowing you to do so with ease. The universe encourages you to be seen and heard. That's what brings you in touch with friendships and love, especially on Wednesday. Congratulations to those celebrating their birthdays this week.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

Something you chose not to address last week, you can now confidently bring to light. You might be surprised by the response you receive. The universe signals the importance of standing up for yourself and your needs. However, it doesn't mean you should trample over others to achieve what you want. Exercise moderation.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

Now you're facing a fresh start. Pursue your dreams, whether they involve renovating, moving, starting a new job, or experiencing positive developments in your love life. If you opt for romance, Wednesday could be social. It seems like you're receiving more attention than expected, possibly related to overseas matters.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

The need to withdraw and gather your thoughts may conflict with showcasing your abilities. At the same time, you crave validation for the love you feel for another. Find the balance among all your desires and dreams. Some time in silence can help you gather your thoughts and devise a solid plan.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

Midweek, a circle of friends or new acquaintances could become significant for you. You may invest a lot of energy in being social and gaining acceptance, but it could be worth it. The stars suggest that a new acquaintance you make now could hold significance for you in the future.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

A pleasant week lies ahead where the stars indicate significant social activity involving friends and groups that you belong to – or wish to belong to. You get along with others easily, and a golden opportunity may arise midweek. The inner pressure you feel will guide you in the right direction.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

Important decisions need to be made in the coming weeks, both professionally and privately. This may be related to a situation that arose last week. Life itself is full of surprises, but sometimes they may come a bit too unexpectedly. Think innovatively to keep up with the times. It might be worth discussing with someone you trust.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

The balance between home and family versus work will be in focus in the time ahead. It's important to involve those at home in your decisions and daily life, whether because you have a lot to do at work or are offered a new job. It's a time for patience and willingness to share. Wednesday will be the most romantic day of the week. Enjoy!

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

You are currently in one of the best periods this year to embark on a long journey, either physically or mentally through courses or education. With this mindset, you'll also be more open to input from your partner or others close to you, which will increase intimacy and closeness between you. Be open to new cultures and landscapes.

Fehu (29th June – 14th July)

Now is the time to let your hair down and celebrate your new self. You're shedding outdated reaction patterns and continuing your journey of self-development, exploring new ways of expression. There's much optimism in the air; live out your emotions freely.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

Now it feels like others hold the best cards. You'll go further by collaborating with them. Decisions you make for the community, based on what's best for all, will earn you recognition, but it may test your patience. Fortunately, your competitive instinct is above normal this week.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

Now, you may need to think in new ways. An experience last week may require you to compromise to move forward. Reflect on whether you've outgrown the pattern others have placed you in. Take the time to delve into your emotions before making a final decision.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

You may be in for a romantic week, especially Wednesday, which could be out of the ordinary. Strong emotions may surface, and you might need to summon inner strength to handle their power or intensity. Stand up for yourself and trust your gut feeling.