Runic Astrology January 17–23: 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 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)

Encouragement and a lot of energy can give you the power of action you need going forward, but it can also make you get involved in minor conflicts, especially in the days around the full moon on January 18. Now it is important to put less energy into old conflicts and rather look ahead to solutions. Be creative.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

Now you become aware of your value and your own strength, and the result can be a self-confidence that others may perceive as almost too much of a good thing. It can affect your collaboration skills, if you don't include others in advice. A partner can get annoyed if you don't tread carefully now.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

The full moon of January 18 affects your spirituality and your dreams. Have you realised your vision or dream or has it stalled? Use the time to evaluate your goals and change what you are unhappy with. But wait a few weeks to go out with the new. Let it mature.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

You enter a busy time for someone who likes order and structure. Be sure to keep your schedule a little open in the days before and after the full moon on January 18. These days can be stressful with so much cosmic energy going on. Set aside some time for yoga and meditation.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

The full moon on January 18 enters your area for how you appear in professional life, or the public sphere. One possibility is organisational changes at work or perhaps you yourself find that it is time to change jobs or professions. Maybe the time has come to look for new pastures?

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

At work or on a daily basis, you may experience having to balance between, on the one hand, being creative and positive and, on the other hand, having to relate to authorities who have gotten stuck in old tracks. Probably the time is not yet ripe to take the initiative.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

This week you are putting a lot of energy into your tasks, at the same time you can become somewhat frustrated with routine. Don't let the irritation spill over to colleagues. You have to use the energy for arguing, especially in the days around the full moon on January 18.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

Now there is a lot going on in the starry sky and the full moon on January 18 will greatly affect you. The week is great for making the desired changes in your current job situation, whether it's changing direction, changing company or reducing working hours. Follow your ethical values ​​in your choices.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

Throughout the week, views on life and new ways of coping with life will be in focus, and you can meet people with experiences that may seem foreign to you and that you will not readily accept. They probably seem less challenging when you have time to think about them.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

You will be tested in your belief system, philosophy of life and your opinions. If your existing belief system collapses, it may be for the best. The full moon of January 18 supports that the time has come to change the situation, but wait until the beginning of February before taking action. Gather information now.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

You will now be able to see opportunities where others see limitations and soberly consider where you want to go. Old unresolved issues may come to the surface now, and it may be an idea to find the root of the problem instead of pushing them down again.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

The full moon on January 18 and the surrounding days will affect you and your partner's income. In addition, keep an eye on your insurance, interest rate and the tax you pay so you don't get any surprises in the long run. Creativity is the ability to make much out of little. Think long term.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

You can expect a lot from your partner this week. Maybe too much. At the same time, you'll be good at talking, but it will be easy to say things you wouldn't say if you had had time to think more about it. Weigh your words. You know deep down what's going on.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

You need lots of positive feedback to feel good at the moment. This can therefore make you more demanding in relationships than you normally are. You now may feel that you are meeting strong personalities and have to set boundaries, especially in the days around the full moon on 18 January.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

At work or in daily life, you may feel short-tempered and annoyed by things are taking longer than they should. The words can now come quickly and poorly thought out and you should think carefully before saying harsh and critical remarks. Be constructive and patient.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

This week you will work well with others and will find it easier to make compromises. The time may be right to shelve a quarrel and look ahead, especially in the days around the full moon on 18 January. In romance, you will easily achieve contact, and a relationship can pick up or a little adventure may be on the cards.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

It can be stormy in the days around the full moon on January 18. It affects your relationship with your creativity, love affairs and your children, if you are one of those who have them. Close relationships can be tested. Be true to yourself and your values. Add the goodwill now.

Berkan (14th March – 30th March)

Now the creative possibilities are great. Whether you take it out in painting, dancing, singing, training or playing with the kids. The energy that is now manifesting itself indicates it may be the right moment to spend time on these arts. Possibly take up an old hobby.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

It's on the home front that things are happening to the greatest extent this week, especially in the days around the full moon on 18 January. Use the time first and foremost to map out the situation and ride out the storm. Then the full moon will affect your relationship with your friends, which can create stress. Following your instinct with help you through it.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

The near things can occupy you more strongly, especially in the days around the full moon on January 18. But there is a danger that you will run from task to task without having any overriding goal. Not only is planning important now, but also because you need to makes systems and have security and order.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

At the beginning of the week, the full moon can lead to changes in how you communicate with others, contact with neighbours or a change in the relationship with your siblings. One of your friends may need your help. Reach out and be there even if you are in a hurry or want to prioritise something else.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

You want to communicate easily and function well in the local community, but may want to put a lot into being accepted. An annoyance you can't forget can come to the surface again. Avoid saying more than what is facts is in the days around the full moon January 18.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

At the beginning of the week, you may be somewhat blue-eyed financially, but that doesn't necessarily mean you lose out. Still, you should talk to someone you trust before taking any chances. The stress level can build up, if you don't plan your days and gather the threads.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Economically, you can shop quickly and less thoughtfully, so consult before you buy something bigger on the impulse. You get in touch with people easily and there is romance in the air. The full moon on 18 January can bring with it a meeting that is perceived as fateful.