Runic Astrology July 25 – 31: 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)

During this time, spontaneous and entertaining acquaintances could enter your life. There will be activity in your social life especially during the days around Thursday's new moon. Follow the energies and go with the flow. The result can be unexpected; good friends could be made and unusual relationships may arise.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

Happy birthday to those who have a birthday this week. The year's only new moon in your sign is a tribute to you and signals a new start. If you experience a tingling inside, you are in contact with the energy flowing from the universe. Make the most of it. Set out to channel the energy in something you have long thought about.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

This week there may be a tendency for you to help others. In close relationships, it can be nice to see the positive in one another. However, your defensive wall may weaken the result of this energy. When meeting new acquaintances, you can quickly engage in a relationship you don't actually want to engage in. Be determined.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

A very sensible and realistic attitude will characterise your energy this week. You have a bigger need to talk about serious topics rather than talk about things that don't matter. You will capture the energy that flows in the universe and gain critical thinking skills. For both good and bad. The need to meditate is coming to you. Take it seriously.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

During this time, you won't have the same need to be social. Sometimes the world can keep spinning without you being actively involved in everything. Take time to be alone and meditate. Listen to your inner voice. The inner pressure you feel now must be expressed in concrete and practical actions in the coming weeks. Recharge your batteries.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

A new start may await you, in connection with the groups or organisations you belong to. Especially in the days around Thursday's new moon, your role in group contexts and in your friendship circle comes into focus. If you are offered new opportunities, take on the challenges. Seek out opportunities. Your time has come.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

If there is something you want to achieve, either getting a new job or a salary increase, the second half of the week can be the time to go for it. The energies will be the strongest particularly on Thursday and Friday in connection with the new moon. Tune in.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

How you appear to others will come into focus in connection with Thursday's new moon and the days surrounding it. Do you feel like you have come to a crossroads? The next two to three weeks of your life are a good time to take initiative and change the situation. Be selective.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

If you have skills and resources that you are not using, you should invest in utilising them now. Others will notice you. The new moon on Thursday and the following fortnight will bring important information in this respect. This also applies in love. A new start is on the cards, one that will allow you to truly flourish. Show your skills.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

Something that has been kept secret from you may come to the surface. Or, you might discover a hidden side of a loved one. Be discreet with the information you receive. Think for a couple of days before you react to it. The week is good for removing everything that you think is unnecessary in your life. Be alert.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

Now, it's time to cleanse your energy and get your affairs in order. Especially in the days around Thursday's
full moon, you will feel an inner awakening to what is important in your life and what can be discarded. It can be both mental and physical subjects . You can safely make space for the new times that are ahead.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

Take a look at your financials this week. Whether you have spent too much while on holiday or if your shopping sprees have escalated lately, then control is the cure for it. Trust your own instincts. If in doubt, it can be smart to get advice from someone who is older or has more experience than you. If you have someone you can trust, get in touch with them.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

Your activity level is high. You are energetic, but you tend to spend too much of your energy on trivial matters. Take one task at a time. In the second half of the week, seek out experiences outside of the usual. A meeting can occur in an unfamiliar environment. Follow your instincts, though be prepared that the person in question may demand something in return.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

This week can be intense. The new moon on Thursday and the days around it illuminate intimate relationships. An existing relationship may flourish, or a new one could emerge. Keep a positive self-image, embrace any new potential relationships and live out your true feelings. Be spontaneous.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

Relationships are on the agenda this week. You think very highly of the people around you. Have your feet on the ground and a keen sense of what seems real and what appears to be fake. There could be a attraction connected to a foreign country, worldview or religion. Or, you meet someone who has a very different outlook on life compared to yours.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

Having fun is important, but remember to rest and get enough sleep this week. Although routine tasks are not tempting, they must be done. Get them out of the way as soon as possible. During the second half of the week and in connection with Thursday's new moon, you can look forward to pleasant and spontaneous gatherings.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

Your daily routine seems to be disorganised. This week, you would rather spend your time on leisurely activities, but the daily tasks must be done. New acquaintances seem inspiring. You might need a break from everyday life, and hence find new acquaintances particularly captivating. Or maybe, it just is the sudden need to be spontaneous.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

The new moon in this phase of your life calls for your sporty and playful side, and can cause disturbance in your emotional life. Your energy and attraction are being picked up by others. Flirting can occur in places where games and sports take place.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

Thoughts and ideas about creativity and exercise can be challenged, especially during the days around Thursday's new moon. You might meet someone who has different opinions than you. Listen, but remember take your own stand. You might get an idea that hasn't crossed your mind before.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

Summer's happy message of joy and romance shall continue. Someone in your immediate family or friendship circle can be the link between you and a new acquaintance. If you are invited out, go, even if it does not seem tempting at first. However, remember to be true to your values.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

Your home can shift to become a place of hectic activity, especially in the middle of the week in connection with Thursday's new moon. It can be due to surprise guests, projects you initiate yourself or family. If you intend to renew or refurbish, the next few days can be excellent to take the first step. Think it through.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

Creative work and deviating from your routines may seem more tempting this week than the daily chores. If you are on a holiday, you can make the most of this. Remember: you don't always have to conform to others and the mundane everyday duties. Take one thing at a time.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

Your creativity and restlessness are increasing. Particularly during the full moon, you might feel rebellious to follow your gut instead of what others may suggest as the best for you. Bear in mind, this can cause problems for you afterwards. Find the middle ground.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Your values, both ethical and financial, are highlighted in the days surrounding Thursday's new moon. Your
financial situation may change positively in the coming weeks, if you stay active. New investments can be encouraged, and old ones could flourish, but remember to not surrender to greed.