Runic Astrology March 11th - 17th: 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 week

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.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

Now you're heading into easier times in one-on-one relationships, especially in close relationships. Relationships involving romance will improve. If you're eager to clarify where things are going in a new relationship, you'll get the answer in the coming weeks, perhaps as early as this weekend. If you're seeking love, new acquaintances may come into your life during the week. Open up your heart.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Now you may be confronted with new ways of thinking in close relationships. It can seem challenging if you've been stuck in old patterns, but the Universe is with you. If you take some time for reflection, you may see attitudes you've previously accepted without questioning in a different light. It's time to change course. Stay true to yourself.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

You have a lot you want to express now, but you may be provoked in collaborative situations if you don't get your way. The same applies if your opinions aren't heard. Be diplomatic. Take a moment to reflect on yourself and your own attitudes and opinions in close relationships. How can you express things differently? Tap into your willpower.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

New thoughts regarding both health and daily routines shake you out of the winter slumber. Last week's new moon may have brought a whirlwind of ideas. If not, it's time for meditation. Tap into your inner drive. Old patterns of behavior and thoughts may surface and need to be cleared away. It's springtime.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

Romance picks up already at the beginning of the week. A meeting or a new acquaintance may give you butterflies and make you feel something you haven't felt in a while. You're facing a significant shift. Avoid categorizing someone before getting to know them better. There are always deeper layers to every person. Be open.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

On a personal level, it may be important for you to delve deeper into the premises of a relationship. Perhaps you'll get to know someone better and discover new aspects of that person. It depends on whether you're open to seeing beneath the surface. Your finances are strong, but avoid impulsive purchases. Trust your instincts.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

Both professionally and privately, you'll go far by approaching things with a smile and being diplomatic. Much is running smoothly in your daily life, and those at home are generally cooperating well. If challenges arise, address them promptly. Allowing them to fester could disrupt harmony for the rest of the week.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

At home or in relation to family, you might find yourself getting irritated, and it's important to focus on laughing off trivial matters instead of dwelling on them. Create coziness and harmony wherever you go. However, remember to prioritize yourself first so that you have the energy for the many social activities that spring offers you.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

You're bubbling with new thoughts and ideas. Last week's new moon sent inspiration your way and fresh opportunities if you were open to it. From the beginning of the week, you'll feel more motivated and inspired to tackle the missing elements in your life. Make new plans. Thursday is a favorable day to trust yourself.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

It's important that you're open to new thoughts and ideas. Stay open and curious to those and that which are different from you. You're about to learn something new and useful that you'll make use of in the coming months. A friend might inspire you. Let go of rigid ideas that haven't led anywhere before. It's springtime, open up to the new that's coming.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

Spring has arrived, and you have much to gain by letting your heart open up to the first rays of spring sunshine. If you've experienced setbacks for a while, now is the time to open the door of your heart wide. Old wounds and patterns are healed. Be open to taking a chance. Seize the day!

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

Romance may arise with someone who shares the same beliefs and ideas as you. Even though you have financial control, you may feel some resistance. Regardless of whether you are in a positive trend or not, it's possible that you now have to deal with something unexpected that requires immediate action. Take charge.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

You are surrounded by kindness and love in the coming week. You may notice how others approach you and seek contact with you. Previous disagreements or conflicts now offer you the opportunity to settle them once and for all. Romance is in the air, and good relationships are strengthened. If you are single, you may find it easier than usual to connect with someone you desire.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

Your attractiveness and charisma are stronger than usual. Make use of it and express your emotions. Stand up for yourself. If you are emotionally involved with someone, meet them with your desires and values. If you are single, encounters that arise now may lead to establishing a relationship that could last a long time. Trust your feelings.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

If you feel the need to withdraw and let the world's hustle and bustle go on without you, you can do so with a clear conscience now. You have the most to gain by slowing down the pace of your everyday life and taking care of your own health. You are in your element at the boundary between meditation and reality, Ehwas. Make use of your hidden talents. Find your own path.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

Now you may easily focus on individual elements or details without seeing the whole picture, so it will be useful to take a breather and gain perspective. You may have the floor and should seize the opportunity to present something you're passionate about. This applies both professionally and personally.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

Romance is on the rise. It may be related to a gathering of friends. Childhood friends may play a role in this context. Or it could be someone you've previously seen as a friend where feelings have developed into a new and deeper dimension. Follow your instincts and embrace these new emotions.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

New opportunities may arise within the organizations, networks, and groups you're involved in or wish to join. If you're seeking a new position or open to a new role within a group, be actively proactive. Get involved. A friend, perhaps a childhood friend, may bring about benefits for you.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

Previous efforts are now being rewarded, and you may receive recognition for a job well done or your efforts at home. This will boost your morale and inspire you. However, be cautious not to overexert yourself or become overly enthusiastic. It's essential that everyone is on board for the overall success."

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

New opportunities may arise in connection with work, but you must lift your gaze and explore new directions to discover and seize them. You may be in a creative phase where you revisit old commitments or interests and see them as new opportunities. Showcase yourself and your talents.

Fehu (29th June – 14th July)

You may have been challenged on your views and opinions in recent days. It can trigger you, but also evoke a sense of relief because deep down, you know that a transformation has been taking place within you for some time. Adapt to your new self. A meeting with a romantic undertone may arise in this context.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

Be attentive to what arises. A new path of development may be crystallising. Perhaps you can find new meaning in something you previously only pondered. It may involve a philosophy that you will identify with in the long run. The energy of Uruz represents courage and is a raw physical force that gives you endurance and strength. Use it.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

Finance and collaboration with others where shared resources are involved continue to be themes this week. If you've found it difficult to address issues in close relationships or close collaborative relationships, now is the time to tackle it. You have the energy of the Universe with you in the coming days. Trust what your instincts tell you.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

Your week may revolve mainly around emotions. In a relationship, needs may come to the surface that for some reason have been in the background, or perhaps haven't been accepted. You may feel stepped on or that your motives have been misunderstood. Set aside time for a good conversation and untangle the knots."