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)
What you believe in, your philosophy of life and your opinions may be challenged in the coming days. Perhaps there have been some quiet changes within you which are coming to the surface now. Don't fear these new aspects of your personality, it's only natural for us to go through change. The result will be more harmony and balance for you.
Uruz (14th July – 29th July)
This week, you may make some exciting connections with people you wouldn't think would become part of your friendship circle. Make sure to exchange thoughts and ideas with them – you might discover something really useful. It's time to think about your life goals and dreams critically. Maybe you should consider other options? Make sure to dedicate time for this – meditation can be of great help in the process.
Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)
You're excited for the future, and rightfully so. Things have been going really well for you lately, and you feel like you have been your best self. Keep going the same way and you will attain your goals. Small bumps in the road are standard, and you should never let them let you down. Remember: creativity is the ability to make a lot out of a little. Think long-term now.
Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)
With optimism and imagination, you will be able to see possibilities where others see limitations. Right now, you might have some old issues that are bothering you, but you should grab the bull by the horns and be done with them this week. There's no need for postponing them any more. Next week offers new opportunities. When you see a creative opportunity open up, remember to assess it first.
Raidho (29th August – 13th September)
This week, carve out some time to spend with your loved ones. Do you have certain expectations of relationships that haven't been met? Think about it carefully. If you expect too much from others, it's time for some self-reflection. On the other hand, if you are the one who just gives and gives, it may be time to take back what is yours. Find the balance.
Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)
This week you're longing for confirmation and positive feedback from others. You're naturally really modest, so maybe the time has come to brag a little more about yourself and strengthen your self-confidence. Find a mentor or someone to look up to – you will be amazed how much they can help your journey of self-growth.
Gebo (28th September – 13th October)
Right now, you're on a roll at work. Cooperations and assignments that you're tasked with are going smoothly, while everyday duties seem easier than ever. It's a very socially active week for you, so make sure you save some time for yourself too. You can feel the spring in the air, and a flirtation or a little adventure can emerge if you are open to it. Follow your heart.
Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)
Right now, you may have difficulties at handling everything that's on your plate right now. Remember that delegating is OK, and that you don't have to get everything done at once. People will understand when you explain your situation. Be open for others' opinions too. Is there a message the universe is trying to send you? Listen to your gut.
Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)
You can feel the spring approaching slowly, and find yourself waking up from your winter hibernation. There's something about this new energy that gives you a significant boost of motivation. Find a suitable way to channel this energy and you will achieve a lot. It could a new hobby, dating or even just getting your daily tasks done more efficiently. It comes from within yourself. Enjoy.
Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)
Your creativity is on the rise, so is the restlessness that comes with it. You have a need to renew yourself and let your hair down. Whether it's spending more time with friends, going on dates, or picking up new hobbies, your life is quite non-stop right now. However, this lifestyle can wear you out quickly if you don't rest and sleep well. Allow yourself some quality, relaxing time.
Isa (28th November – 13th December)
This week, you should carve out some time to spend with your loved ones. Because of a big workload or other engagements, the closest people to you may have felt like you haven't spent much time with them, but you should fix that now. Enjoy each others company and think of creative things to do with them. Surprise someone you love and you'll make their week a hundred times better. Focus on the now.
Jera (13th December – 28th December)
Lately, your life may have seemed a little chaotic. Perhaps there's some turbulence at work or in your personal life, and at times you have felt like it's all a bit too much. But fret not, this week will bring calmness into your life. Take the time to find solutions to issues that have been clouding your mind. Patience is key. Get rid of any excess activities. Do a list and take care of the errands on top of it, the rest you can leave for weeks to come.
Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)
Communication is key this week. Words are a powerful tool, make sure to use them wisely to avoid any miscommunication. Think what you want from others and how to give them what they need from you. It's all about being diplomatic and considerate. Try also to delegate some of your tasks to get more time for yourself.
Perthro (13th January – 28th January)
Right now, you are focused on making your goals and dreams come true. For a long time, you have been working hard to get where you are, and finally, you have started to see the results you have been waiting for. In a journey like this, it's acceptable to be selfish at times, but don't forget to acknowledge people who have helped you on the way. Keep up the positivity.
Algiz (28th January – 13th February)
The past few weeks have felt a little mundane to you, but it's normal to go through phases when it feels like little is happening and all you are doing is your everyday duties. Fun times are on the way, and come spring, you will have forgotten how bored you were. Next week will bring uplifting news, but right now, focus on enjoying the little things in life.
Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)
Right now, you might be a little concerned about your finances. Perhaps you have been living beyond your budget while being in denial about your situation, or maybe you are worried about the future. Look for financial advice and get your affairs in order. It's easy to brush things under the carpet but there will be always the time to face the music. Once you receive assistance, a burden will be lifted from your shoulders. Don't be afraid to ask help from others.
Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)
Your energy levels and enthusiasm are on the rise. Use this time constructively. Don't just act on all of your impulses, but carefully use your creativity on things that will aid you in the future. Some might consider you very lucky and fortunate now, but everyone makes their own luck. Time has come for you to harness this energy and succeed in a long-term goal. Think about your dreams and meditate on what you want to achieve.
Berkano (14th March – 30th March)
Now you are becoming aware of your values and your strengths, and the result can be a much-needed boost in self-confidence. Don't forget that it's a good thing, not something you should hide from others. Try to see yourself from someone else's point of view. The answer and secret to success lies in your own thoughts and actions. Be creative.
Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)
You have kept your dreams and spirituality hidden from others for a while. Maybe you feel ashamed of them, or think people will think of you differently once they get to know the real you? Either way, now is the time to share them with others. You have all the powers in your hands to create a new chapter for your life – embrace it. Use this week to change what you are unhappy with.
Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)
Something new is on the way and you can feel it. Your creativity and energy levels are increasing, and your mood is better than it has been for a while. Make the most of it. Don't be afraid of drastic moves, like changing the course of your career or letting go of things that no longer serve you. Life is short – allow for the unexpected to enter it.
Laguz (29th April – 14th May)
Now you are feeling the flow. Ideas are coming to you easily, and mundane tasks don't feel so boring. It's time to let others see what you have to offer. Find the right people around you, and you'll reach your goals more easily. Perhaps it means that you have to change something in the short term to achieve something in the long term. Follow your gut feeling.
Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)
Now is the time to take the initiative. You can get what you want if you do the work. Take the actions needed to step closer to your dreams, but remember that being realistic means you won't get disappointed so easily. Do not try to escape daily routines and tasks – they might feel mundane but they have to be done. Find a way to balance them with working towards your goals.
Othala (29th May – 14th June)
This week is a good time to take care of any unfinished business – a positive surprise is waiting for you as a reward. If you have been thinking about taking some time off from work, the next few weeks are the best time for it. The spring is looking very busy for you, so make sure you have your full strength. If you're considering a change in your career, now is the time to act on it. Don't be scared of the new.
Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)
Are you where you want to be in life right now? If you're doubting things, you most likely are looking for a change. But before you make any drastic moves, be sure to have checked all the facts and run your thoughts by a friend or a family member to get a second opinion. Life is a great journey you embark on, but too short to be stuck in old ways. Do something creative for yourself. Seek out new opportunities. It's time for you to shine.