Runic Astrology February 13th – 19th: 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)

This is the week of love. Valentine's Day on Tuesday brings happy news, welcome it with open arms. You will be both inspired and feel more optimistic about the future. However, although the flurry of bliss may blind you for a second, always stick to your life values. Think long-term and clear the way for the new. The second half of the week may bring you facts you had no idea about.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

The week has a romantic start but you may not feel like indulging in it this time around, as a worry over your finances or resources you share with others clouds your mind. However, try to focus on the positive – you can still make this year's Valentine's Day one to remember. You deserve all the best in life. In the second half of the week, your more determined and ambitious side will emerge, and you'll find solutions to the issues that have been bothering you.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

You are one of those individuals who always feels that extra tingle in your body on Valentine's Day. Something new is underway. Enjoy it. In the second half of the week you'll get a bunch of new ideas and inspiration for work. Changes you might want to implement in your life may have to wait until the next new moon.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

Expect some exciting and romantic days ahead. Be social and participate in the activities that are important to you. You should spend Tuesday's Valentine's Day doing what you like. If you're single, this week is great for making new connections - you never know if they can shape into romantic ones. Be spontaneous.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

This will be a very good week for you. You radiate kindness and interest towards others and have a stronger charisma than usual. When meeting others, both in your personal life and at work, you can now make important contacts. Friendship and romance blossom on Valentine's Day and a chance meeting can boost your self-confidence.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Everyday duties take up a lot of your time, and you might feel a bit bored of the mundane. This week, carve out some time for creative activities and you'll enjoy the everyday again. Expand your knowledge and learn new things – your talent will be noticed by others. The stars indicate that luck is with you. Valentine's Day in particular can be a pleasant day of flirtation and romance. Embrace it.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

This week, change is in the air for you. Perhaps it has something to do with a new position at work, or maybe there are changes happening in your relationships. Either way, you should not feel afraid of this transition period. The universe indicates that you are taking the step to a better future. Romance is strong in the first half of the week and Valentine's Day could be one of the most significant ones you have had yet. Enjoy it.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

Tuesday's Valentine's Day brings new energy into your week. It could be due to meeting someone new, or having a lovely day with a friend of a partner. Your aura is stronger this week, boosting your attraction. If you are open to it, a new romance could enter your life. Sharing the same values with a potential partner is vital to you – make sure the other person is genuine about theirs. Be open about your feelings.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

This week you need to gather your courage and take a chance. It could be regarding a relationship or a situation at work. Either way, you have to have a little faith and trust in the process. Tuesday's Valentine's Day brings you a great opportunity to show how much you care about your loved ones. In response, they will make you feel appreciated as well. Enjoy it.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

This week's good energies will smooth over previous disagreements at home or work. You may have faced some misunderstandings with your loved ones, but now, your communication will be clearer. In the first half of the week, romance and important meetings can occur, both in your personal life and at work. Be open to the new.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

Your roots are extremely important to you, and they have played a significant part in shaping who you have become. Your family is one of the most important things in your life, and Tuesday's Valentine's Day is a great time to show how much they mean to you. Think about your hopes and dreams for the future and make plans for how to ensure they come true. Risks are usually worth taking when it comes to accomplishing your dreams. Take the chance.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

The last few weeks have been quite socially draining for you. Events and activities with friends and family have had your calendar packed, but fret not, things will calm down this week. Focus on what is truly important to you, and the people who make your life better, and remind them this Valentine's Day. A few kind words can go a long way. The time has come to cut back on the activities that steal your energy. Spend more time on what gives you joy.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

You have been at the centre of the attention recently, which you may have not enjoyed as much as one would think. Friends and colleagues applaud you for the good deeds you have done lately, but you may feel like something is missing. Dig deep inside your goals and needs and think what it is that's absent from your current situation. Use your creativity and knowledge. Be alert of anyone trying to steal your ideas.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

Let loose this week and do the things that bring you the most joy. There is a time for seriousness but it is not now. This week is all about love and friendship, so make sure you spend time with the people closest to you. Valentine's Day is the time to do something out of the ordinary, so get your creative juices flowing and think of something new to do. Energies are high and you will be the best version of yourself this week. Follow your heart in the choices that you make.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

Your energy and self-will are strengthened this week. At work or in your personal life, your ideas may have been questioned before, but this week they will come back into focus and prove to be better than what others have suggested. Valentine's Day on Tuesday can bring surprises. Feel the joy.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

Congratulations to those of you who have a birthday this week. The time has come to start with a blank slate. You can feel the joy and inspiration tingling in you, and you feel like you are on the right track. Next week it's time to take on new projects. Make the most of Valentine's Day on Tuesday. You are the master of your own life.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

For you, this week is all about expressing your true feelings. Think how to best put them into words, and make sure there won't be any misunderstandings. Progress in a relationship that's been about to bloom is coming. Valentine's Day is the perfect timing for it. Use your creativity. If you are well prepared, the chances of success are high. This week, you will get an answer to something you've been waiting for.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

A lovely start for the week arrives, where Valentine's Day could be one of the most romantic days you've had for a long time. Use the time to do something nice for yourself and those you care about. You will soon enter your new Rune Year. Summarise what you have achieved and plan ahead. Take the time to listen to your dreams. When the time is right, the things you have been longing for will come to you.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

Take responsibility for your own life. You are the skipper of your own ship. Set aside some time to meditate and ponder the direction that your life should take. Your intuition is stronger than normal in the coming weeks. Listen to it constructively. Be conscious of what you want to achieve. Valentine's Day will be a pleasant day involving good friends and romance. Rejoice.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

Now there is more activity than normally in your life. Friend groups and organisations you belong to will be important to you this week, perhaps even more than usual. Although you may be inspired to give more to others, remember to save strength for yourself – you will need it this spring. Trust your intuition.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

This week will be a social time for you, especially in the first half of the week with Valentine's Day. Busy days can take a toll on your energies if you're going to partake in everything your heart desires. Find the balance. Going beyond your own limits is not good for the long-term, so make sure you carve out time for yourself and for resting. Meditation could be a good idea to bring some peace into this week.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

In the first half of the week, you may be more concerned with your romantic affairs. Perhaps a partner has been acting weird, and you are not sure what to do about it. Do not stress about Valentine's Day, it is not necessary to celebrate it if you're not in the mood. Focus on taking care of your relationship in the best way for you. At work, a project that was previously met with resistance now gets approved. Focus on what is most important.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

Your time has come. Ideas you have been brewing for a while may now be executed. A period of great success is ahead of you. Enjoy it but do not lose yourself. Remember your values and stick to them. Valentine's Day brings new acquaintances that could develop into something deeper. Take the time to listen to your inner voice. What you think you want and what you need is not always compatible.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Valentine's Day can bring you closer to an estranged friend and re-connecting brings you great joy and brings back a flurry of old memories. Consider what you want from this relationship in the future. An old fling could try and re-enter your life too, but approach it with caution. Something exciting is happening. Enjoy the moments while not losing sight of your goals for the future.