Runic Astrology July 18 – 24: 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)

The differences in close relationships are amplified this week. Assess whether the differences are too great in the long run or if it is something you can live with. A desire for love can make you idealise your surroundings at the beginning of the week. Wait until the weekend, preferably Sunday to make a final decision.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

Your relationship with money and what you own can be challenged when you have to align with someone else. Be careful not to link your entire identity to resources. It may be an advantage to have some of the resources separately so that your own security is not threatened. Be selective.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

This week you should use your enthusiasm and optimism constructively. If you have a positive attitude, you can go a long way. This also applies to social relationships, where you can experience a new give. Take it easy in the summer heat. Be constructive.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

If you have for a long time suspected that something is going on that you do not fully grasp, the energies this week can lead to things coming to the surface. Set aside time for meditation. It could be a contract or a plan you have with others that makes you react. Use the gut feeling.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

It's not easy for you to see situations and other people as they really are at the beginning of the week. The energies from the universe give you a hazy perception of reality. It does not matter if you do not have to make important decisions. Your sight will get better towards the weekend.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Romance and interaction with others is extra important for you this week. Especially on Tuesday, someone you thought you got along with well may turn out to be from a different world than what is known to you. But harmonious energies from the universe are smoothing out the differences this week. Remember that for the future.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

During the holidays, it's okay to be a little distracted. But this week, the influence of the starry sky gives you an extra blur that is not particularly beneficial for making long-term agreements or signing contracts. If you can, postpone it until next week, when you will be feeling sharper.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

You'll get your opinions through for now if you can concentrate on the details. Introduce them at the beginning of the week. From Thursday onwards, the energy of the universe will change, and you may become restless and impatient. On Tuesday and Saturday, love will be in focus. If you are established, a surprise can await you.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

In the middle of the week you can experience a somewhat unexpected or special meeting. It can make you feel creative or valued for something or someone. But be constructive. You might want to be impatient and demand more from others than they feel is fair. Find the balance.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

A conflict comes to the surface. Be sure of your case before you break off. Perhaps you are best served by including others even if it is contrary to your inner convictions. If you burn bridges now in self-righteousness, you may regret in the long run when you see what others are doing. Think about it.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

In a social relationship that is on its way into a more established framework, hidden sides from both parties can emerge. What seems simple and uncomplicated now can become more complicated. Do not make hasty choices. Find out what you can accept. Take the time to help.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

If you are looking for contact, a special one may appear. But the stars may give you a blur this week. If you are attracted to others with idealistic opinions, wait to make up your mind. Identifying with a view of life should come from within and not from external influences. Wait and see.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

Whether you are at work or on holiday, you may experience to a greater extent that you have to go on other people's terms. Maybe you have to take on the small tasks that you have previously left to others. Show flexibility and build goodwill.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

The love planet, Venus, is strongly affecting you this week and strengthening your close relationship. Both professional and private. One you meet now can feel like a karmic coincidence. Whether it's love or a professional collaboration, you need to take the time to help. Please be patient.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

There can be many romantic experiences in the first half of the week, if you are open to yourself. Now the benefits come to you. A surprising information or development can take place on Tuesday. If you perceive it as negative in the first round, it can still benefit you in the long run.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

Close relationships, both private and professional, come under the microscope. This week you can idealise love and your partners. If you have gone too far in your everyday duties and chores, it may now be time to put your foot down for a little more free time. Realise the realities.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

The starry sky indicates that you have reached a point where you have to accept what you cannot change or walk. It does not necessarily have to be the end of a relationship or a collaboration, but something needs to change. You can get unexpected help from the universe. A meeting now can feel like destiny.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

This week is a great time to start leisure activities. The energies in the starry sky give you an enthusiastic and relaxed start. In love you will have the same relaxing attitude. Time with family and any parties gives you increased energy. A deeper cohesion can be the result of that.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

Good energies from the starry sky strengthen your close relationships this week. Established are experiencing an upswing. If you are single, it is most likely to meet someone via family or in the immediate area from Saturday. One with the same values ​​as you can be the result.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

If you are looking for closeness and love, a meeting can lead you to search inwards and get to know yourself better. Those who are in established relationships might experience the beginning of a romantic period where old flames flare up. On Tuesday, a decision that comes as a surprise to you can set your temper on fire.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

Your close relationships in family, friendship and professionally are strengthened for better or worse this week. If the relationship or collaboration is good, things will be even better. If it has been lame for a while or small disagreements have been hanging in the air, the time may have come to tackle it. Find out what you want

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

If you seek contact, others with spiritual values ​​rather than materialistic will be appealing now. Assess whether it is your real vision or whether you are influenced by external factors. Search inwards. Let previous ideas emerge. Most likely you will meet someone now via siblings, neighbours or in neighbouring areas. Start new activity.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

The week begins with enthusiasm and creative joy. Especially on Tuesday, a surprising input can give a great idea. But remember to share the credit with those who contribute themselves if you further develop the concept. Flirting can occur at work. If you are on holiday, someone in the same industry can attract you.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

If you are proactive and have a positive attitude, you can make a long-desired change if you are open about how you feel. If you try to manipulate, it can go straight south. Both Tuesday and Saturday you can be put up against the wall in your argument. Be positive.