Runic Astrology May 16 - May 22: 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)

Set aside time for yourself for meditation and reflection. You are facing some important choices in the coming weeks and need to shed light on the situation from several sides. Gather facts now, but wait for a final decision until the first week of June. All information is not forthcoming yet.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

Favourable planet constellations in the starry sky in the second half of the week can offer interesting developments in matters you have been working on for a while. This is the time to prove what you can do. Show your full potential. Focus on your own talents.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

This week you can aim for higher goals. In connection with a group or an organisation with humanitarian interests, a golden opportunity may arise. Alternatively, you can get a second chance in connection with a project, either at work or privately. Make the most of it.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

At work, a promising contact may appear this week. Watch out, especially on Monday and Tuesday. It may be something you have previously worked on that comes back in a new form. Take the chance. Nothing comes into a closed hand, but trust your intuition.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

Surprising developments or news at work can make you return to an old idea or a dream you have put on the shelf. Follow your intuition rather than a logical line of thought. You need to think fast to capture the chances that come your way.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Unconventional attitudes and input from others can completely surprise you and shake your adopted attitudes and philosophy. Take the input seriously. But let them sink in a few weeks before you make up your final mind. Everything will be clearer for you the first week of June.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

An inspiring idea can lead you to think of a longer journey. Either physically or mentally. In preparation for this trip, a meeting can change the outlook and mood. If you get criticism in the first place, look at it as constructive. Be true to yourself.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

In close relationships, a recurring theme about how you dispose of common resources will return in the first half of the week. Reassess your attitudes and see if you can stretch on some points. Changing habits requires self-effort and willpower. Make a long-term plan today.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

Goodwill from others in the form of increased resources or funds to cover new projects can most easily be argued for on Thursday. If you want a breakthrough for an idea you have, use Wednesday to plan and Thursday to present. Bring up your inner strength.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

In love, the answer to something bothering you will come when you least expect it. A random remark from another will make you see the connection. Use it positively. Ask yourself the question of how far you are willing to go in your values.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

You and your partner may experience disagreement about where the cabinet should stand. Respect each other's differences and opinions. One little feather can easily grow into five hens, if you move outside of facts and diplomacy. Let it be and with time and effort it will dissolve and you will be able to find a common platform, most likely only in early June.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

The moon in its own sign on Wednesday and Thursday gives you greater ambition and determination. Changes you want to achieve can benefit from working on them now. But do it quietly. Don't show your cards just yet. Wait a few weeks until you have everything ready. You will succeed with the change if it is well documented.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

You can most easily get rid of routine tasks and practical things with a little extra effort on Wednesday and Thursday. Because of something you have done or not done, others may be left with a completely wrong impression of you. Correct the misunderstanding as soon as possible. Show off your best side all week.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

Harmonious energies in the starry sky bring joy this week. For you, a meeting with a new acquaintance may seem fateful. Don't show all your cards at once. A pleasant surprise at the weekend can make you change your mind about another.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

The need to do something new and different, either alone, with a partner or friends is growing this week. Try to find alternatives you can do together. Saturday and Sunday bring with them an upswing in romance. A meeting can change the course of your life.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

Unexpected events or something that has been hidden from you can come to light, either at home or at work. Something exciting is happening and you can be happy for those around you who wish you well. Play with and set aside time for the community.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

This week, something unexpected may come up and shed light on a particular situation. There may be something at work that for some of you will affect you back home. Decisions made alone can create unrest, so discuss it with those at home before you start.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

Friendship and romance take off towards the weekend. Increased interest and focus from others are experienced as a wonderful confirmation for you now. A journey can bring with it both passion and romance. If you are in a life situation where you can live out your feelings, be open and enjoy it.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

Someone you previously had good contact with, but with whom there was never anything more, can come into your life again this week. Assess whether the chemistry is still there and whether there is something to invest in. An invitation can bring a surprise, rejoice. Turn on the charm.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

At the beginning of the week, you will be more concerned with your finances and cherish them. A previous conflict can return in a new form. You might need to go another round with something you thought you were done with. Wednesday and Thursday are the days for small trips and cafe visits with friends.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

The energies of the week tickle you and challenge you on what your resources and values ​​are. This also applies to how you make your money. An unexpected change or input may lead you to reconsider your financial situation. Avoid letting others make the choice for you.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

The energy after last weekend's lunar eclipse in its own sign still gives you a lot of self-interest. Make sure you do not overwhelm others in your eagerness to advance your needs and views. There are always several sides to an issue. Show that you value their opinions even if you do not agree.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

A surprising encounter can lead to an exciting development in your life. Do not rush into anything, but let time work for you. Wait to make up your mind until the first week of June. Those in established relationships will have a harmonious week of passion and romance, if you choose to set aside time in duality.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Now it can be an advantage to get rid of as many tasks and duties as possible early in the week. Towards the weekend, an inner desire to slow down and avoid obligations for a while will manifest itself. You want to be more idealistic and dreamy. Romance has good conditions.