Runic Astrology April 3rd – 9th: 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)

Get rid of any important tasks at work before the full moon on Thursday 6 April. Your plate might be very full for a moment, but with good planning you will get everything done on time. Then, it's time to enjoy the Easter days. However you spend it, make sure to rest up and save some time for yourself.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

Now you may have to put in extra effort and energy at work at the beginning of the week before you have your Easter break. You might feel the effects of Thursday's full moon a few days before, depending on how sensitive you are, so make sure that the most difficult tasks have been taken care of. Find the balance.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

This week, you should set aside time for your own interests and self-development. You might dream more than you usually do – listen to them. In the days surrounding Thursday's full moon on April 6, you will finally discover the direction that your life should take. You will get answers if you take the time to listen.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

This week can be a tricky time for some of you while you try to balance the time between resting and spending time together with your loved ones. Try to find your oasis. Easter should be a time when everyone has the opportunity to recharge their batteries. Remember that sometimes, being selfish is OK.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

If there's been a budding romance in your life, this week you may get more clarity on which direction the relationship will evolve to. Some of you may even have found your soulmate. For others, new opportunities await this week. Live by your values and you will meet a like-minded person. If you pretend to be someone you're not, you will attract the wrong people. Be true to yourself.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

How others manage their resources fascinates you more than normal this week. Make the most of it and get tips on how to better manage your own finances. The devil is in the details. Thursday's full moon will bring you some clarity on how you should look after yourself. Follow your gut feeling.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

This week, romance picks up. The Easter days can have a romantic start if you're open to it. Thursday's full moon brings you new energy and if you have not yet taken the first step, now is the time to take initiative. Go out with someone you have been flirting with for a while, or be spontaneous and reach out to someone completely new. With humour and a twinkle in your eye, you can get a lot out of the Easter days.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

There may be some conflicts in your relationships right now. You need to figure out the right balance between alone time and quality time together. Resting is vital and after a busy winter you should take time for it. Remember that no one can read your thoughts, so it's important that you say what's on your mind.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

Remember to look after your health this week. Carve out time for walks in nature, yoga, meditation or whatever helps you unwind. Your mind will be clearer and then, you can start planning your future. True health is looking after your body and your mind. You know yourself what's the best for you.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

This week, work and your daily tasks seem to take up all of your time. Honesty and truthful communication is important right now. But remember, easy solutions won't get you anywhere. Buck up and take care of everything to your best abilities, your hard work will be rewarded. Nevertheless, be sure to take some time off during Easter, you need it.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

True love is important, but a good friend, laughter and a lot of humour can also be nice companions in the meantime. Sometimes the journey is just as important as the destination. For you to discover your true potential, you must figure out which direction you want your life to take. Enjoy the days and show love to your family.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

Those of you who are highly sensitive will already feel Thursday's full moon in the first half of the week. It's time to finish things you started a while ago. New relationships emerge, and maybe even a potential romance. Enjoy it. You have an almost magical power of attraction to other people right now.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

You start the week with high energy, keep it up and you'll be in for a great week. Make sure to get your chores done before Easter so you can relax. Save up time to enjoy the company of your friends and family. Recharge your batteries and practice meditation.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

It's time to enjoy some well-deserved days for yourself. Do what you please and enjoy the downtime. You have been through some challenging times recently, let your body and mind rest up. Take time to meditate and listen to your inner self. Now it's all about what is best for you.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

You might feel a pressure at work or another organisation you belong to. If a conflict arises, try not to get involved. Avoid committing or taking on too much this week. Be tactical but diplomatic. You can look forward to pleasant times with friends and family. This week, you could meet someone who can become more important to you later down the line.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

You don't need much to get into the Easter spirit. Spend time in nature, with your loved ones and enjoy good food. Approach those closest to you with an open mind and Easter can be both inspiring and social. Thursday's full moon might bring you a positive surprise.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

Avoid being too impulsive when it comes to your spending in the coming days. Unforeseen expenses may appear at the end of the month according to the universe. At the same time, the universe indicates that you are lucky this week and may receive a positive surprise at work. Use your time to build friendships and close relationships. They have the greatest value.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

It's tempting to treat yourself to something a little extra this week because you deserve it, but make sure you have the financial means for it. Although you love to live in the moment, you should always think about the future too, and save up the extra money you have. Thinking about long-term security should be put on the agenda now. Enjoy the Easter week and recharge your batteries.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

This week is about you and your loved ones. The full moon in the second half of week brings a need for self-reflection. You should act on it and think about what you want from your life. Find the balance between giving and receiving. You deserve the best.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

You have an inner glow that others notice and gravitate towards these days. Rejoice over the attention and the opportunity to develop new friendships and acquaintances. One of them can develop into something romantic. You have the power within yourself to make the changes you want. Enjoy the coming days.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

Your inner pressure is increasing this week. Have you achieved the things you have wanted or do you feel like you have let yourself down? Think about what is actually feasible and what is unrealistic. Be ready to do the work. Thursday's full moon could bring you the answers you have been looking for. Find the equilibrium.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

Something you have dreamed of for a long time can become a reality in the days around Thursday's full moon on April 6. If you fall in love or enter into a relationship now, it is important that you do not rush into it too quickly. Think about what you want. Take one step at a time. Reduced tempo gives increased stability in the long term. Enjoy the Easter days.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

If you have played your cards right in the last two weeks, you can look forward to good results this week. The starry sky indicates that there are changes coming which will benefit you, and it is important that you make the most of it. Even if it's Easter, set aside some time to make plans for your future. Or maybe you have already done that? In that case, enjoy the time off.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Set aside time to tackle important projects and tasks in the beginning of the week. You might feel the effect of Thursday's full moon already on Tuesday. The energies will alternate from restless to blissful If you plan well, you can enjoy the best the Easter holidays can offer.