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Runic Astrology March 28 – April 3: 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 trace 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 tells about 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. They 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)

Your career and perhaps even your life goal can change, and you can continuously experience negative or positive impulses. It can result in offers on the job front, and you should now have the necessary self-confidence to take the initiative and responsibility.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

This week, you'll be alert for changes. Exciting developments connect with the new moon on the 1st of April, continuing for the next fourteen days. The time may be right to take up something you were dissatisfied with, but it can be challenging to find the right balance between provoking or being too diplomatic.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

You may be on your way to a new education or philosophy of life that may argue with your family or your local community's expectations. Therefore, you might seem provocative with your opinions and might use them to indicate that you are different or in need of new challenges.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

Now you can get acquainted with new ideas that may lead you to consider your values ​and push you to get rid of negative thoughts. You are on the threshold of a new cycle, where you and your needs become more important. Free yourself from old thought patterns and start the spring with a blank sheet.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

Money or resources can be a topic you are forced to think through. Perhaps it's because you need it or because you are in a situation where you have to make compromises. Maybe, in the long run, you can achieve more if you have a long term perspective. Proper use of resources is the path to freedom.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

In relationships, you can now be demanding or meet the demands of others. It may be a matter of sharing resources in a way that both parties can accept. It can be tempting to jump into a quick decision but think through your goals.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

This week, you'll want self-confidence and charisma that gives people confidence in you; however, you may be disappointed if you do not get the recognition you hope and maybe fish for. Stop it.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

Your partner may be struggling, which might require that you show more understanding. Additionally, this week you should set aside negative expectations when meeting new people so you do not shut yourself out of new opportunities. It's for the common good.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

The many small chores and details can feel tedious, but they are necessary for your life to function as it should. This especially applies to a job where you have to get the routine work done so that it won't get in the way of further progress — clear space for what counts.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

You may now feel that you have some form of responsibility that has a hold on you or that you have expectations that can be difficult to meet. The solution may be to allow yourself to have fun but remember to take care of your duties so that you won't have a bad conscience.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

Your attraction will be above par, and eroticism and romance could blossom. It has to do with the fact that you now have a good deal of warmth and personal magnetism, which can give you goodwill and make it easier to get in touch with someone you have on your mind.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

This week, you have a lot of energy that you can use spontaneously and without looking back. It may mean that you can take the initiative and get things started, but be careful of being impatient. Think first before speaking. Weigh your words.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

You will probably need to consolidate your situation. You might be more drawn to your roots or need to make sure that your home is in the state you want it to be. You have to have a place to retreat and reflect - it's the perfect time for it.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

At home or when you're with your family, you can have a short temper and let yourself get annoyed. This is something you should be aware of. Avoid having to make a profit to seize possible opportunities that may arise in others areas. Instead, take things in stride and try not to focus too much on the problem. And share your thoughts with your loved ones.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

Your social life is becoming more important to you, and you are at a point where new people can enter your life and change it. Maybe this means learning to interact with people in a new way and developing your social skills. Be on the social quest.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

You will be able to talk to people easily, but it can stay on the surface if you do not work on showing empathy, putting a little of yourself into the communication. For example, at home, there might be a change emerging. It can be a new acquisition, relocation or a new family member.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

This week, you will have a lot on your plate, and if you don't spread it out, a danger of not being able to properly focus arises. Therefore, prioritization of tasks is important. Spend some time reflecting on what is important to you. Then correct the course towards the goals you have set yourself.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

This week, you might have financial flair, but you should be careful about taking chances towards the end of the week. Stay grounded. A more long-term plan for what you want to achieve value-wise and financially can come from your heart. Be selective.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

You have the initiative and the necessary energy to get things started. Still, you may feel the need to fish for the recognition of others, making you easy to manipulate with flattery. You come alive in the spring with the sun in your sign, but remember your past while you look ahead.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

You have a good heart and easily get in touch with people. However, be careful of getting hooked on talking about your own issues. Remember that two are needed to have a conversation. Creativity is becoming more important for you, and you will probably need to express yourself in something that makes sense and garners positive feedback.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

Now you are in a time where you will put the old behind you and go out into the world again with a new vision and freshly charged batteries in a few weeks. You're able to take the initiative and stand out but can at the same time be self-centred in the way where the needs of others come second. Be open to compromise.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

Now it can be imperative for you to be perceived as pleasant and welcoming, so it can be challenging to set boundaries when necessary. An opportunity can emerge in the days around the new moon of April 1. Take the chance.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

You can make up your mind too quickly, without researching thoroughly enough. In general, this can be a hectic week with many chores, where you go from one case to another, or from one person to another, without putting too much into it.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Socialising is on the cards, and you can have the opportunity to expand your friendship circle and meet people who could make a difference to you later. At work, you might feel popular, when opportunities arise. Supervisors may have sympathy for you and want to help you forward. Build networks.