Runic Astrology May 15th – 21st: 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 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.

Fehu (29th June – 14th July)

This week, your uncertainty about which direction your life should be going will increase. However, Friday's new moon could bring some much-needed answers, so make sure you listen to your inner thoughts. The spiritual becomes more important to you. An important internal reminder could emerge, so listen up.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

Now you have the most to gain from being active in the networks you have built or with people you want to make contact with. Unclear signals from the universe may appear at the beginning of the week, but that will change in the second half of the week. Someone you meet through an organisation or a group could become more important to you. Be open to the new.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

Romance or a little flirtation can occur at work or in your social circles. It can also have a connection with a group or an organisation you are active in. But think ahead before you throw yourself into something. In connection with Friday's new moon, everything will become more clear and you can instinctively feel if this is the right thing for you.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

This week, you might get new opportunities in connection with work. An element of luck is in the air, and positive progress can be achieved if you actively go for it. Especially in the second half of the week, favourable situations could arise. Bring up your inner power. It's time to show what you've got. Put yourself out there.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

Your time has come. If you have any thoughts or ideas regarding your work, now is the time to speak up. The ones who are higher up will more easily see and hear your suggestions now. The week can start somewhat unstructured, but it straightens out the closer it gets to Friday's new moon. Trust your intuition.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

The week can start with quite a few loose ends, but as we approach Friday's new moon, things will appear clearer. It's time to pick up your inner strength and go for what you have always dreamed about. Your ambitions are growing, and you can now imagine how you want your future to look like. Follow your dreams.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

Now you can start planning long-term with a clear conscience. Whether there is a mental journey or a physical one, you will be inspired if you actively seek out places that have the information you need. The new moon in the second half of the week marks a moment of self-reflection for you. Reclaim your personal power.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

The time has come to listen and act on the message your subconscious has been trying to send you for the last few weeks. As you get closer to Friday's new moon, your thoughts become clearer and you know what to ask for from the universe. How early in the week you notice depends on how sensitive you are. Be on the look out for any signs.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

In the first days of the week you might feel a little weaker than usual. Now is the time to consider your needs and stand up for yourself. However, your mood will change in the second half of the week. Friday's new moon and the days surrounding it give you your strength back and you will be willing to fight for what you think is right. Be proactive.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

This week, romance picks up. You are on your way to a phase where you can meet the right person if you have the right attitude. A long-term relationship could be on the cards. Be open to meeting new people. It is important that you are aware of what you want out of a relationship. Those who have a partner already can expect days filled with passion.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

Your self-confidence is blossoming right now, and that can come in handy when meeting other people. This week, it is easier for you to establish relationships, including professional, friendly and romantic. Courage to be who you are is perceived as a strength. You might feel restless towards the end of the week - use that surplus energy wisely. Strike while the iron is hot.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

Hopefully you have already started taking steps to improve your health, either in the form of exercise or nutrition. Now is a great time to get your life in order and focus on the areas that have been lagging. Seek professional help if necessary - there is nothing wrong with asking for help. Remember to enjoy the little things in life.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

This week, your energy levels rise and everyday life becomes easier. Daily tasks and relationships with colleagues and friends are filled with inspiration and joy. This is a good time to share your ideas, make new plans and make decisions. This can be a very productive time for you. Take action.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

If you have been troubled by low energy for a few weeks, things will turn around this week. You become more eager to work and create, while radiating warmth and positivity. Others see you for who you are. The need for romance is on the rise, and you will enjoy spending time with someone you find fascinating. Seek out the possibilities.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

Now you are in a period where you can learn more about love. You want warmth and friendship at the same time. Sparks should arise. At the beginning of the week, your dreams are strong. They tell you what you want deep down. Your sober, objective and rational view of life can often override what you're really longing for. Take the time to listen to your dreams.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

There is a lot of activity at home right now. Perhaps you don't want to get involved, or you feel like you should although you are not eager to. Remember that it is your own choice - follow your instincts. In close relationships, you should speak up and say what you want. Put your heart into it. Carve out time for your own activities.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

The projects you may have had going on at home in recent weeks should now finally come to an end. In connection with Friday's new moon, new activities require your attention. Avoid putting too much on your plate both at home and at work. Be selective and value your time. Remember to save up time for resting.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

This week, your activity level increases. Events with friends and family fill your schedule and creates joy and many pleasant moments. Be creative. New acquaintances are on their way to your life. A short journey from your past may be relevant in connection with Friday's new moon and the days around it. It may be related to a romantic connection.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

Your energy is increasing, and you are more enthusiastic than you have been in a long time. Use it constructively to present plans or other ideas you would like to share with others. Have you planned a trip with other people for this week? If you are going in the first half of the week you can expect a brilliant journey. Romance can arise, too.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

Your values, both financial and ethical, are what is important in the coming weeks. It may seem somewhat unclear where you stand at the beginning of the week. Work on getting the overview. In the second half of the week, especially in connection with Friday's new moon, new plans and sources for income could come up. Take the chance.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

This week, the universe opens up for you. You are at the start of a new twelve-year cycle where you can expect positive permanent changes. It's time to go after what you want. Tell yourself what you want to achieve, plant the seeds and watch them grow for the next few months. Already this week, you can get a taste of what awaits you.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

You are on your way to a new brilliant phase where you will find the balance you have been looking for for a while. Many of you have experienced turbulent times and some of you are still in the middle of it. Get a good grasp of who you are, what you want and how you should live your life. The start of this is the journey, in connection with Friday's new moon, and the days around it. You are headed to a wonderful future.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

This week, romance and friendship pick up. You notice increased interest from others, both professionally and privately. Put yourself out there in a meeting with others if you want to move forward in your career. Tell people how you feel, be honest and you will be in for a great few weeks. If you have a partner, save up some alone time this week and do something fun.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Unconscious thoughts and dreams can come up throughout the week, depending on how sensitive you are. After several weeks of unclear thoughts, you can now see clearer and arrange your thoughts. It's time to act on something you have been thinking about for a long time. Realise that long-standing dream of yours. Maybe you have to try new ways to make it happen.