Runic Astrology January 30th – February 5th: 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 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.

Fehu (29th June – 14th July)

The need to make yourself heard is increasing this week. You might face challenges in collaboration with others since you want a lot done in a short time. These issues may arise especially in the days around the full moon on 5th February. Be mindful of the resources you want to share with others. Be diplomatic, but remember to stay true to your values.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

This week, a relationship with a partner you might have – be it at work on in your private life – will become more important. This will be connected to the full moon in the second half of the week. The time has come to address what is not working and try to correct the course. Think carefully when you consider what you want to achieve. If you act too fast, conflicts can arise. Remember: Treat other people the way you want to be treated.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

It's time for you to blossom, especially in close relationships. You need recognition and a feeling of security and cohesion in close relationships. Do you feel like you are not on the same wavelength spiritually and mentally? If so, a good conversation can clear any misunderstandings and doubts out of the way. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

Now, it is important to balance enthusiasm and initiative. You have to respect other people's ideas and listen to what they have to say without losing your voice. Your commitment to anything you set out to do is admirable. But patience will be required. Bring out the hidden resources in you. Set aside time for meditation and reflection.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

Recently, you have been wanting a lot. It is important to find a balance between work and free time, and remember to rest. You tend to be in the go all the time, and the negative effects of a non-stop lifestyle can sneak up on you. Around the full moon on 5th February, the time is ripe to do some deep self-reflection. Are you where you want to be in life? Any changes that occur this week may turn out to be beneficial for you in the long run. Be open to them.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

If you remain positive, good things will come your way. New acquaintances may enter your life and stay in it permanently. Romance picks up. At work, new opportunities present themselves and you may have to make a quick decision. Follow your gut feeling, especially in the days surrounding the full moon on 5th February. You know deep inside you what to do.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

This week, you might come into deeper contact with someone you have only been acquainted with until now. New spiritual impulses can motivate you to take a firm hold of your life and go for something you have wanted for a long time. Be sensitive to signals you pick up in the second half of the week. Especially in the days around the full moon on 5th February, positive surprises may arise.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

An surprising, yet positive occurrence in your family may occupy your thoughts this week. Although you have always been on good terms with them, the incident brings you even closer. In your private life, you may feel like you need help with something. Don't be afraid to ask for it. Lend your helping hand to others too. Stay grounded.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

The need to grow your independence and build a solid foundation to your life is increasing. Something you have previously brushed under the carpet may rise to the surface and must be dealt with. Especially in the days around the full moon on 5th February, things from your past can come up. Get on with it and be done with it once and for all.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

Your loved ones require your attention this week, whether it is friends or family. You may need to find inner peace to work on your spiritual development, but may be distracted due to other people's needs. If you help others, the universe will reward you. Stay on the course you are now, and you'll see it will be worth it.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

This week, you may feel the need to be accepted by others. However, you may go too far in trying to please others, so be careful not to lose yourself. They will appreciate it anyways. In the days surrounding the full moon on 5th February, you may get some answers if you take the time to listen to yourself. Perhaps you can succeed in working your way into a coveted position at work. Spend time to find out what is important to you.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

Your own values ​​and resources will become more important to you this week. If you are not satisfied with the tasks you do to earn a living, it could be time to look for new options. Other people's opinions can influence your decision, especially in the days surrounding the full moon on 5th February. Be mindful of choosing the route you want to take, not the one others will want you to take.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

Focus both on your own resources and those you share with others. Use the first half of the week to sort out your finances and the other rest to go over agreements where other parties are involved. Then you can avoid surprises in the future the months. This week is also a great time to reflect on your habits, and whether they are sustainable and healthy.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

Who you are and how others see you occupy your thoughts this week. Especially in the days around the full moon on 5th February, you may feel a need to change something about yourself, perhaps how you handle certain situations. Always think what you want first, but remember that other people might have a different opinion. Respect that and you'll be okay.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

This week, unrealistic expectations of others can cause difficult situations with your loved ones. Think carefully what it is that you want from them, and if you're really not in touch with the reality. Don't put too much stress on yourself though. You can work through the challenges and no one will hold a grudge. Enjoying the little things in life can go a long way.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

Now you will need to reflect on your dreams and what you want to achieve. Take a reality check on whether they are doable or whether it is time to adjust the course. Especially in the days surrounding the full moon on 5th February will be give you some clarity. Follow up on your good ideas and remember to trust your instincts.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

This week will be all about what your dreams are and how to make them happen. Right now, trivial tasks may bother you but you need to get them done so you can move on to the fun stuff. Think about how you can use your creativity in everyday life. Routine tasks don't have to be that boring. The days around the full moon on 5th February are great for presenting your ideas for others. Make yourself heard.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

You enter a social time with lots of activity both among friends and new networks. Take the most of it. The need to express your creativity to others will become greater. A new hobby or activity that you can do together with your friends or a partner can strengthen your relationship. Follow up on your plans and you'll find that rewarding times are ahead. Good luck is with you now.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

This week will be all about work. You might find that you've been assigned with too many tasks or otherwise overwhelming workload but once you get them done, you can enjoy your free time. This week, in connection to the full moon, exciting opportunities may come knocking too. Make sure to take them. Your life is headed towards a new phase and you can feel it. Enjoy.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

Right now, things can be turbulent at home or at work. Remember that open discussion is always the best way to resolve issues, and they should always be faced and dealt with. Perhaps you should discuss a decision with someone who can see the matter from the outside. New friends may come into your life or an offer of a new position may arise in the days around the full moon on the 5th February.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

Your personal life may suffer a hit this week, as work seems to take up a lot of your time. New colleagues may have entered your life, and meeting a new person may leave you confused about your love life. Be aware of what comes your way, especially in the days around the full moon on 5th February. If you handle the situation correctly, no one will get hurt. Listen to your feelings even if they might throw you for a loop.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

Throughout the week, you may feel that your outlook on life and beliefs are tested or put into question by either yourself or others. Knowing what's right and what's wrong is your strong suit, remember that. You will know who to listen to. It could be a good idea to make some changes. A solution may present itself during this weeks full moon.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

The possibility of a financially good deal may arise in the first half of the week. You might feel a bit of romance can in the air, too, especially if you are traveling. Your outlook on life becomes more important, and you have strong opinions. Enjoy your spiritual development and see where it takes you. This weekend's full moon may give you some of the answers you seek.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Finances are a sensitive topic this week. Especially in the days around the full moon on 5th February. Values ​​and resources, both those you have yourself and those you share with others, should be reviewed. Are you not satisfied with the way you earn your money? Or perhaps you are in a situation where you need help from others? The time has come to fix any problems so you can enjoy a secure future.