Runic Astrology July 11 – 17: 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 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 week's full moon can boil emotions and many can take off with light provocation. If you don't feel you're getting anywhere now in an important matter that is close to you, wait until next week before you bring it up again. For the weekend, an unexpected event or meeting can speed up your emotional life again. Don't be provoked.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

This week and especially in the days around Wednesday's full moon, you can end up in conflict with your own feelings. You feel the need to take a risk as opposed to running safe races at the moment. Confront a professional before taking unnecessary chances, but at the same time follow your gut feeling.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

This week, a creative impulse or something you have long dreamed of can come to the surface as a concrete wish. If you're romantically involved, bring it up with your partner. If you're single an encounter with others can also lead to a dream come true. Trust your gut feeling right now.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

Karma is coming back to you these days. You go in-depth with your feelings and show a different side of yourself at the moment. This impresses in intimate relationships and others on your peripheral. Continue on the same path. Don't be afraid to share emotions, but take it easy when meeting new acquaintances.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

An unexpected opening may emerge to mark oneself in an organisation or with a group of friends. You may need to adjust to seize a chance. It can put the nerves in full swing on the days around the full moon on Wednesday. Full moons always make us more emotional but keep the pressure calm and it will go well.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Whether you are at work or on holiday, positive energies will characterise your week. You can meet new ideas and thoughts in the form of a new acquaintance. Skepticism is healthy, but if you want to develop a relationship, you should be open. There is a time to listen and one to talk. Be open to the new.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

This week, something unexpected may appear in connection with your job. Or you can get an idea of what you want to do next. Be prepared to seize an opportunity or situation that is new to you. Use your intuition for every step you take. It's your life that matters and only you know what's right for you.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

Both at work and in intimate relationships, emotional outbursts can occur in the days around the full moon on Wednesday. Full moons are always emotional days so be diplomatic and patient with yourself and those around you. In a meeting with a stranger, it may have given the person a feeling that the chemistry is right between you. Be open to invitations.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

You may be greeted with views that make you react or think in new ways. Especially on the days around Wednesday's full moon, your emotions can come to a boil in the face of ideas that break with what you think you can accept. Maybe both the opinions and the person who comes with them are worth a closer look?

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

In meeting others, the passion is strong this week. A meeting with a foreigner or one with a foreign ancestry can set emotions in motion. But be true to your values, whether you are in an intimate relationship or single. Later you can get more of what you want. Take a stand.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

Money can be a vulnerable topic this week. Whether it's how funds are used or a lack of money, it can put you in a fighting position. Listen to others. Full moon messages always come with wisdom.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

This week, resources and values ​​can play a role in your life. You may have to decide how something should be disposed of. A surprise or what may seem like an unexpected chance may appear in the days around the full moon on Wednesday. But you should still double check before making financial decisions.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

You have a social week ahead. An unexpected meeting or acquaintance can occur in the days around Wednesday's full moon. The desire to act on what you feel may cause you to have to deal with new conditions in an intimate relationship. It does not have to be negative.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

Something unexpected can happen that you have to decide on. Think about it. Be absolutely sure before you shop. Postpone the decision until next week if you can. Then you are no longer emotionally affected by this week's full moon. At work, changing existing routines can be both a joy and a frustration. Think long term.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

At work, you can become impatient and spend energy on things that are not necessary. Here it will be better to spend some time thinking about and analysing the situations. Avoid annoying your family and colleagues. The full moon on Wednesday and the days around can cause things that shouldn't be said to come up.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

Creative impulses and pursuits can get you in a great mood this week. If you participate in any form of group activity, be diplomatic in your statements on the days around Wednesday's full moon. Others don't have to be as enthusiastic about your opinions. If you tease someone, it can create unnecessary noise in everyday life.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

Now you are efficient and full of energy. If you are single there may be someone in the background who wants to ask you out, but you can scare that person away with your efficiency. Relax a bit on relationship requirements. Look around. Take your excess energy out in the form of exercise or play with any children.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

Now it is all about creative and inspiring days. Whether you share the days with someone close to you or a wild stranger, it will all be free and easy. If you are single, a new acquaintance can make it easier for you to open up. Before the week is over, you may have shared more with that person than with one of your best and, perhaps, oldest friends. Back yourself.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

This week's full moon can lead to hectic activity at home. Whether there are too many plans or projects underway, you may want to slow down a bit midway through the week if you can. This weekend you can travel, either mentally or physically, which leads to new impulses.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

Now you can relax and spend more time with those at home, or with someone you like. Someone you meet can arouse strong emotions in you. Saturday is a great day for fun and enjoyment. Seize the opportunity to do something out of the ordinary.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

This week you start questioning things you normally take for granted. In general, your outlook on life can get a rethink on the days around Wednesday's full moon. You discover what part of you has grown and what you want to come next.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

Now you are somewhat restless, but love will pick up on the weekend. If you are established, you can get more quality time together. If you are single, a meeting can lead to something worth moving forward with. Open up to new ideas and let the summer feeling in.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

Your values ​​versus others are a theme during Wednesday's full moon and in the days around it. Maybe you need to relook at things you thought you were done with. Finish it before the weekend. Then it's set for romance. But avoid going too hard on the days around Wednesday's full moon. The goal is to build up and not tear down.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Your relationship with others, whether in an intimate relationship or in a business relationship, becomes somewhat turbulent on the days around the full moon. Something you have not felt finished with may come up again. Be diplomatic in your conversations without suppressing what you mean.