Runic Astrology January 22nd - 28th: 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)

In friendships, romance, and flirting, you'll easily connect, and a relationship may intensify or a small adventure is on the horizon. Enjoy the feeling and the joy it brings. You collaborate well these days and can more easily find compromises where necessary for progress. Set aside some time to plan for the future.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Children, creativity, hobbies, or a fitness routine may demand more from you than you have the capacity to give this week, especially in the days around Thursday's full moon. At the same time, a flirtation is on the horizon, and you're indecisive about its potential outcome. Set boundaries with others. Take the time to reflect before taking action.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

Now, your creativity can flourish if you allow yourself to express that side of you. Whether you channel it into exercise, sports, hobbies, playing with children, or even a flirtation – the energy from the full moon suggests that a meeting now may feel destined. Whether it's a new friend or evolves into something more, listen to your instincts.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

This week is all about home for you, Wunjo. The energies are tailor-made for you. Harmony and joy in the home are something you offer to everyone. You are a peacemaker, and in the days around Thursday's full moon, there may be storms around you, but you are the one who rides through the storm. Use the week to gather friends at home.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

The close and personal things may occupy your thoughts more, especially in the days around the full moon on January 25th. However, there's a risk that you might run from task to task without a clear overarching goal. This could be due to you picking up on powerful energies and changes from the Universe this week. Gather your strength and formulate a plan.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

Now, it's possible that siblings, neighbors, or one of your friends may need your help. Extend a helping hand and be there, even if you're busy or have other priorities. Communication and social interactions pick up around Thursday's full moon. You're in for an active week with plenty of connections and invitations with others.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

Something that has irritated you in the past, whether in your immediate surroundings or in communication with others, may resurface around Thursday's new moon and the following days. Say what you need to say and let it go. Focus on yourself and your own priorities. It's time to set boundaries for others and express your creativity.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

Changes in your finances may become necessary around Thursday's full moon. It might require letting go of something important to you in order to achieve a long-term goal. However, it's advisable to have a conversation with someone you trust before taking any risks. If you don't plan your days and tie up loose ends, stress levels could build up.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

Financially, you may act quickly and impulsively, so it's advisable to seek advice before making any significant purchases on a whim. You easily connect with people, and there's a hint of romance in the air. The full moon on January 25th may bring about a meeting that feels fateful. Allow it to unfold without trying to steer it in any particular direction.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

Determination and high energy can provide you with the initiative you need going forward, but it might also lead you to take on too much without considering the overall consequences. Now, it's crucial that you develop a solid plan before diving into too much, especially around Thursday's full moon.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

Now, you're becoming aware of your own value and strength, and the result may be a confidence that others might perceive as almost too much of a good thing. It could affect your ability to collaborate if you don't approach others in a considerate manner. A friend, partner, or colleague might get irritated if you're not careful, especially during Thursday's full moon and the surrounding days.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

You're entering a busy week, especially for someone who likes to be proactive and maintain structure and order. Try to reduce the pace somewhat around the full moon on January 25th and the surrounding days. These days can be stressful with a lot of cosmic energy in play. Set aside time for yoga and meditation, or whatever you usually do to replenish your energy.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

Now, you may feel more dreamy and have a need to withdraw. Try to carve out time for yourself, especially around Thursday's full moon and the surrounding days, preferably in advance when the energy is strongest. Embrace what comes while assessing how far you've come in realizing your desires and goals.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

Something is brewing in connection with work and could potentially disrupt the structure of home life and family. You may have received signals about this in the last fourteen days. One possibility is organizational changes at work, or perhaps you yourself realize that it's time to change jobs or careers. Trust your intuition in the choices you make.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

At work or in your daily life, you may find yourself having to balance being positive and creative on one hand and dealing with authorities stuck in old ways on the other. Be patient. You have many aspirations, especially around Thursday's full moon and the surrounding days when dreams may surface. Seize the opportunity to pursue them.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

At work or in your daily routine, you may invest a lot of energy into your tasks while feeling like it's a race against the clock. Over an extended period, you might have taken on a bit too much, and now is the time to restore balance between work and leisure. Around Thursday's full moon, you might get some ideas on how to achieve this.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

Now, there are strong forces and energies in the Universe, and this week's full moon can have a significant impact on you. How you appear in public could become a theme, especially around Thursday's full moon and the surrounding days. Form a decisive opinion and actively work towards alternative solutions if needed. Look forward.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

Now, you may encounter people with experiences that seem unfamiliar to you, and you might not immediately understand them. However, it can be exciting to explore the lives and cultures of others. Be open to the new, especially in the days around Thursday's full moon. Something exciting and novel may emerge as a result.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

Your life values, philosophy, or simply your opinions may be challenged or tested by others. You might feel provoked and engaged, especially in the second half of the week under the full moon energy. Consider whether it's the opinions themselves or the person behind them that is triggering your response.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Your income or finances, both yours and potentially your partner's, could be influenced by Thursday's full moon and the following days. Keep track of taxes, interest rates, and insurance to avoid surprises later on. Set aside some extra funds if possible for an additional buffer. Creativity is the ability to make a lot out of a little. Think long-term.

Fehu (29th June – 14th July)

The need to shine can lead you to see opportunities where others see limitations. It's crucial that you can objectively assess how to move forward when a creative chance presents itself. Unfinished matters and events may surface around Thursday's full moon and in the days surrounding it. Seize them.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

Now, you may be more demanding in relationships than you typically are, especially in connection with the full moon in the latter half of the week. This could be linked to your need to boost your self-confidence and expecting more from others than you realistically can. Find the balance.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

You can expect a lot from your partner this week, perhaps too much. At the same time, you'll have a greater need than usual to set boundaries for yourself. Avoid coming on too strong and impulsively, especially in connection with the full moon in the latter half of the week. Trust your instincts.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

Now, you may find that your temper is shorter than usual. This could be related to juggling many tasks and feeling the pressure to wrap things up around Thursday's full moon. It's easy to get annoyed that things are taking longer than they should. Be patient. Take some time for yourself.