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Runic Astrology January 24–30: What do the runes have in store for you this week?

By Randi Bjærum

Photo: Roeland Vanheesbeke

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)

Someone you have a close relationship with may need financial assistance. Give advice and help without giving too much money. The universe indicates that what you give away now can be lost forever. The time has come for a new beginning and the stage is set for a new chapter in relation to what you share with others.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

The part of your rune horoscope that illuminates your lovers, soulmates and partners will have your mind racing. A much needed dialogue within a close relationships will finally happen this week. Something, however, will be unclear until the end of next week. Avoid pushing to get your will.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

Avoid pushing a situation too hard. Not all facts are on the table right now as more information will come next week. You can go further by giving an ultimatum. If you are single, a new chapter may open up for you, and the weekend can be very romantic.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

Now is a great time to resume a form of exercise you have loved in the past. It is also in connection with health, recreation or sports that you could meet someone you want to get romantically involved with. It may be someone you already know who you are now looking at with new eyes.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

In the next two weeks, the universe indicates this is the best time to start a workout activity that you've previously loved. If you want to start with a new training regime, you should postpone the start to the beginning of next week for the best effect. This is a great time to be creative.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Someone you previously had a crush on or were romantically involved with can come back into your life right now. Whether you have changed or are following in the same footsteps, you will not know until next week. It could be the end of the road for the relationship but it will bring you closure. Actively think about what you want.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

An innocent flirtation can develop quickly. Put on the brake pads if you are in a situation with other obligations. Conditions that start now may be different than expected. Using common sense can be the start of something amazing. Be selective in your choices.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

Something you start at home now can contribute to giving you a more comfortable and pleasant environment. Whether it is refurbishment or small changes in the form of refurnishing, it is time to put your own comfort first. The time has come for a new beginning.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

You are facing changes in a positive direction both for you and those you may be living with. The catch? You need to own who you truly are. Be diplomatic and don't say more than what is true, pleasant and necessary. But at the same time, don't go against your own ideas and values.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

Misunderstandings in communication can continue to arise. If you start to lose your patience that others don't seem to understand what you mean and want, take heart that most things will change by next week. If you receive an offer or a proposal, you should postpone deciding on until next week if possible.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

An offer that comes up can challenge your mind. You or others can change their mind about what is the best solution when the week is over. Be constructive at work, and work to clarify your wishes. Precise speech in close and professional relationships is what brings you forward now.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

The economy is under scrutiny. Maybe you need to reconsider something, and find yourself an extra source of income. But wait to make some final decisions until next week. There are indications in the starry sky that something is changing for the better in the last days of the week, and you can see the situation in a new light.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

Concerns about the economy and how to make the resources available for what you want to achieve will be a topic this week. This will overshadow much of the romance. Something you feel the need to acquire is almost within reach, but requires you to prioritise.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

You get increased energy and attractiveness this week. You are facing a positive time where many exciting changes are ahead of you. Plan changes in your life that reflect the person you have developed into, but wait to act specifically on what you feel until next week.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

Someone you were previously romantically involved with may come back in your life. Whether it is an end or a new start, you will receive signals about next week. A meeting can inspire you, but wait to post an opinion until next week. The first impression of the person is not necessarily the true face.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

An old dream may come up in the next few days. The abundance of creation is flowing to you. Take it seriously and consider the options. Is it feasible and realistic? These are some of the questions you need to ask yourself now. Use the time until next weekend to gather information.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

The first part of the week, the inner values ​​can be in focus and you can move on by searching the hidden sides of yourself. This is how you get an overview of the foundation you can build on. Now you need to start a new cycle. You know what it's about.

Berkan (14th March – 30th March)

In a group context, romance can occur. You can idealise someone you meet. Be sober. Wait to post an opinion until the end of next week. Then everything will seem much clearer. Actions prior to that time may produce a different result than intended.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

You have to set aside some planning to ensure that everyday life doesn't get too hectic. Be thorough. It is important that you show your best side both privately and at work to succeed. You will find a connection with a special person which can be the start of a lifelong friendship.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

At work or on a daily basis, you can use more energy than you need, and you will probably benefit from taking things that have to do with interpersonal relationships lightly. Consider the next step. Nowadays, it's easy to get hung up on trifles instead of thinking strategically and moving on.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

Now a change is on the cards for you. It may be related to your official image. It may be something that you get to know, but can not tell others about until later. It may also be that something is going on at work that will mean a positive change for you, but that some details remain hidden.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

A vision or a philosophy of life that you have previously been in contact with may become more important to you again. It may have been in the subconscious and coming to the surface now. Don't blindly believe what others think and say, but make up your own mind.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

Romance picks up in the second half of the week. It may be related to an interest in alternative directions or to something or someone who has a connection abroad. Be open to new input. It is important that you maintain ground contact even if your heart is flooded with emotions and joy of life.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Make sure of what you need before you get something new this week. Prioritise your own interests first, but keep in mind that you can go a long way with reuse. If you use your resources in a sensible way, you will reach your goal. Think long-term both in friendships and in close relationships.