Runic Astrology January 8th - 14th: 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)

Your thoughts and actions will be more focused on relationships with others in connection with this week's new moon and in the coming days and weeks. Especially those related to romance and flirtation. Understanding the boundaries of flirting will occupy your thoughts. Balancing relationships will become more essential for you to move forward. Find the middle ground.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

In the first part of the week, you'll have time to use some of your energy for sports, romance, and creative activities, but the new moon in the second half of the week will lead to increased activity at work or in your daily life. New tasks or routines may come your way as a result of your previously recognized efforts. Dive right in.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

In connection with this week's new moon and in the next two weeks, your home may become the place where you seek to develop and feel a new sense of purpose. This could manifest as renovations, redecorating, investments, and more. If you share your home with others, be sure to include them in decisions. In your eagerness to get things done, it's easy to overlook others.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

Now you are entering one of the best periods of the year in the coming weeks to tackle home-related issues. Cleaning, renovating, decorating, or even moving can be accomplished successfully now. If you start planning in the first half of the week, Thursday's new moon may be a favourable time to execute your plans.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

Social activities are picking up, and the week may start with many tasks and an increased pace. Perhaps too much activity. Even if you're naturally restless, you might need a breather. The new moon in the second half of the week may require you to set boundaries for yourself and your activities. Don't overextend yourself; remember to breathe.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

It's a favourable time to expand your social circle and seek new connections. Increasing your IT and social media skills can strengthen your position at work or in your social circles. The new moon on January 11th may make you feel the need to test your abilities. Experiment and see what works for you.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

The new moon in the second half of the week may open up opportunities to increase your income or explore a second source of income. Signals may come as early as the beginning of the week, depending on your sensitivity. Your norms and ethical values will also be influenced by this process. Find your way.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

A lot is happening in your life these days, and you may already be feeling the energies of the new moon of the week, which could disrupt things further. You're in the process of fundamentally changing something in your life in the coming months. Embrace the process and let go of values that no longer exist. Build a new life based on what remains. A new source of income may present itself as an opportunity.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

You'll become more aware of your own worth and value when the year's only new moon falls on January 11th in your rune sign. The energy from it opens the door to a fresh start for you with a clean slate. This is a great time to update your image and appearance. Changes you make now can last a long time. Congratulations to those celebrating their birthdays this week.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

In the coming weeks, you will be at the centre of events. Thursday's new moon and the days surrounding it will bring you great energy and opportunities for flirtation and romance. Take charge and shape your reality and life the way you want it, not how others want you to live it. Congratulations to those celebrating their birthdays this week.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

The new moon this week may lead to the start of a friendship or an intimate relationship in secret, something to build on. There can be joy in keeping it to yourself to see if it's growing stronger before going public with it. The decision to continue openly or not may come in a few weeks.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

The need to withdraw and reflect is stronger than usual. Do it with a clear conscience, especially in connection with the new moon on Thursday, January 11th; you can gain a lot by turning your reflection inward. Summarize where you stand, what you've achieved, and where you want to go next.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

You may have felt frustrated and limited in several of your activities for a while. A feeling of not having enough lift under your wings might have been hanging over you. However, the new moon on January 11th may lift you off the ground and set a process in motion. It's easier for you to be accepted in a group setting where you can now make a positive impact. Think outside the box.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

The new moon sends an opening for something new in connection with a network or group you belong to. This can be both private and professional. Engagement in a group or organization may become a reality or receive new energy in an existing setting. Make your mark, and new opportunities for further development may arise. It may even come with an increased salary.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

The new moon in the second half of the week opens new doors for you, both professionally and privately. You may start feeling it as early as Monday. There's a sense of being rewarded for your past efforts. New offers may catch your interest, or a new career direction may capture your attention. Go for something long-lasting.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

Now you have the necessary energy to take the initiative and show the authority required to take on a new position or gain recognition from superiors. At work, new impulses may appear in connection with the new moon of the week or new ideas for your future path. Seek opportunities in the field you desire.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

Your values may be challenged in connection with the new moon of the week. Either because you dare to delve deeper and analyze something you've accepted as truth or because someone else questions your values. Developments are ongoing, and you are continuously changing. Get rid of outdated beliefs and implement your life values in your new self.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

Everyone needs a foundation in life and something to believe in, but where is the line between self-awareness and self-deception? This is something you will face in the coming days, especially in connection with the new moon in the second half of the week. It may come from external sources, whether from new acquaintances, social media, or inner reflection. It may have something to do with foreign affairs.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

The new moon in the second half of the week may set the theme for the next few weeks. Common values you share with others or are in the process of establishing, whether privately or professionally, will come into focus. Relationships that have been simple may become more complicated. Stay on the path of justice, and you'll fare well.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Resources you share with others should undergo their annual review in the coming days. Thursday's new moon and the days around it will provide positive energy for addressing issues that have been bothering you, perhaps due to a lack of commitment. Trust your gut feeling.

Fehu (29th June – 14th July)

Now it's important to trust your instincts mixed with a healthy dose of common sense. It will mostly revolve around close relationships for you this week. Especially where love is concerned, but it can also apply to friends and colleagues. In connection with the new moon of the week, you can establish great relationships that you can enjoy for many years.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

The new moon in the second half of the week opens up new opportunities in close relationships. This applies both professionally and privately. Whether you want to connect with someone special or enhance existing relationships, you have much to gain by taking the initiative now. Trust your intuition. If it's meant to be, the door may open now.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

Now you can make a strong mark at work or in your daily life in connection with the new moon in the second half of the week. You may receive recognition for something you've worked on and new opportunities that come with it. It can be challenging if you feel like you know it all and forget to involve others. Be a team player.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

In encounters with others, you achieve positive connections and mutual trust. This can create expectations that are beneficial for the development of close relationships. If you're single, you may meet love at work or in your daily life. Connections can arise, especially concerning the new moon in the second half of the week. Be attentive.