Runic horoscopes

Runic Astrology May 9 - May 15: 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)

Signals of changes in groups and organisations you belong to may come up in connection with the strong energies in the starry sky this week. For you, it may involve new tasks or you may be offered a new position. Most likely it will happen on Friday. Think about it for a few weeks.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

Some changes are underway at work, in friendship groups or in an organisation you belong to, but you do not quite get the hang of what it is specifically, or the signals from others are unclear. If you embark on new work tasks now, things can be different than what you envisioned. Wait for the situation before you make up your mind.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

New challenges or something you have been waiting for for a long time can finally become a reality this week. The energies that affect your life encourage you to stand up and take responsibility. Just do not undertake too much too fast. Ask for some time to think and spend a few weeks planning. Think long-term.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

An impulse can open you up to a position where you can learn more. Be creative. Avoid thinking too long-term, in a few weeks the situation may look completely different. All the facts or information have not seen the light of day yet. You will see things more clearly in early June.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

Usually you flow with the energies and adapt to the different situations, but the powerful forces that arise in the starry sky can now put you in an emotional state that is unfamiliar to you. The need to stand up for yourself and your needs increases. Use your power.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

A feeling that life is not for beginners can arise this week. It builds up to a lunar eclipse and you can feel it in your spine. It's time for a change. But take it easy. Avoid making hasty decisions. Take time to think things through before you act.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

Misunderstandings can arise regarding resources and finances you share with others. Be precise in your statements. The time is favourable for renegotiating existing agreements. The conclusion of new agreements can be postponed for a few weeks. Something will be clearer for you in the beginning of June.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

Misunderstandings can arise regarding resources and finances you share with others. Be precise in your statements. The time is favourable for renegotiating existing agreements. The conclusion of new agreements can be postponed for a few weeks. Something will be clearer for you in the beginning of June.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

Loneliness in duality is worse than being alone. If you feel this way now, know that you are going through a few weeks where the planets in the starry sky go beyond their usual orbit. They take a step back and ask you to reflect on what you yourself can contribute to change the course.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

Now the communication between you and others is slower than usual. Confusion and misunderstandings can occur. This is not the time for deep conversations. In a few weeks, the situation will change. In meeting new people, wait to post an opinion before a few weeks have passed.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

If you have grown tired of what you are doing, it is time to achieve greater motivation and enthusiasm. Past skills or dreams you had that gave you inspiration and joy are the key to increasing your energy levels. The universe demands that you take responsibility this week. Strict course.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

This week signals both a new start and a clean-up in the near future. Arrange all the practical things from Tuesday. From then you'll will have a greater tolerance for tedious tasks. If you have struggled with your energy level and health, it is time to take responsibility and change course.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

Now you notice that the activity level picks up in your surroundings. You feel the enthusiasm sprout. Use your creativity. If you meet some new people now, romantic sparks can occur with one of them. Strong forces are at play, so trust your gut feeling.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

Sparks can now appear in the face of an unknown person but wait to make a final opinion about the person. It is not always the case that the first impression forms the right image of the person in question. Enjoy the time, but without going too far in committing yourself.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

An input from an outsider can help to correct an imbalance you have lived with for a while. Whether it is an obligation at home with your family versus work or some other obligation you have assumed today. Do not race everything to build new, but make small adjustments that will give results in the long run.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

The energies of the week help you to see your situation in a clearer light. If you have struggled with the balance between home and family versus obligations at work, new ideas can make you adjust the race so that the balance will be better. Small changes can lead to a better everyday life for you and all yours.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

The planets dance backwards in the starry sky and turn upside down on many attitudes and thoughts. For you, it may feel like you have less patience than usual. If you are provoked, do not try to argue or defend your position. In a few weeks, the situation will change. Be positive.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

The universe affects you somewhat differently this week. Pressure from inner thoughts can cause you to be withdrawn from practical reality. If you feel a little more distracted and forgetful than usual, then it is as expected. Take care of keys, mobile and wallet if you are on the go. Easy to forget something now.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

Your principles and values may be questioned this week. Either by yourself or others. Trust your instincts and make choices based on what is right for you. Diversity is important to complement each other. Respecting each other's differences is a strength and important for the future.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

Now the starry sky sends you a signal that you are a master of your own life. What does not work in your life needs to change. If you have financial problems, for example, take immediate action to change the course in positive favour. Be selective and take one thing at a time.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

In close relationships, you may find that your emotions fluctuate. Do not push too hard to get it your way. Then you can experience that you work towards each other and with each other. Find a middle ground. Little patience with those who do not think like you can provoke an outburst. Take it easy.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

It builds up to the lunar eclipse at the very end of the week and you can feel how the energy will most likely hit you from Thursday and Friday. You can be more emotional than usual. Slow down to take time to listen to your own thoughts and the signals of the subconscious.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

What are your goals and dreams? Where does the road go next? These are thoughts that will come up during the week. At the same time, you may find that you become more distracted than usual, so slow down. Top up your energy level with an activity you need. Double check that important emails and other things arrive at the correct recipient.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

If you feel tired this week, set aside time for yourself. From Friday to Monday, you will feel the pressure from the lunar eclipse night. If you are highly sensitive, you can already notice it from Wednesday. Be kind to yourself. Set aside time for meditation and reflection.