Runic Astrology April 29th - May 5th: 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)

A journey may bring unexpected challenges, but also growth. The energies of the universe this week can give you the courage to explore new paths. Pay attention to your inner compass and intuition. A short trip may open up new perspectives. It's also an ideal time to plan or dream about longer travels.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

You may encounter some external or internal resistance this week. Tap into your inner strength to resist it. Focus on your inner core and stay true to your truth. Changes may be necessary, but they will lead to growth. A challenge can become a valuable learning experience, but it requires you to be honest with yourself.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

Honour and justice will become more important to you in the coming days. A legal or ethical situation may demand your attention. The universe will challenge your integrity and your ability to stand up for what you believe in. Any conflicts can be resolved by sticking to the truth. Be fair and moderate in your actions.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

Partnerships, whether professional or personal, are more in focus this week. The energies of the week signal that working together towards common goals is the best approach for now. Trust and harmony are necessary to nurture relationships. A journey with a close friend or partner can strengthen bonds. Be open to learning from others.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

Relationships may require extra attention this week. Gifts of time and love are particularly valuable now. Consider giving of yourself without expecting anything in return. Relationships based on equality and reciprocity will flourish. A surprise from a partner can bring joy.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

A rebirth of past ideas will occur this week. The energies from the universe inspire you to start anew or take a new direction. Family and domestic matters gain extra significance. A nurturing or creative effort can bear fruit. Celebrate your sisters and the feminine energies around you.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

The need for self-care is important this week. The universe reminds you to take care of your basic needs first. Stress levels may be higher than usual. It's crucial that you find healthy ways to manage it. Set boundaries if necessary. An introverted activity can provide mental relief.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

Protection is a key theme this week. The energies of the week remind you to shield yourself and your loved ones from negativity. Strengthen your defenses, both spiritually and physically. Get enough exercise and rest. A ritualistic action can enhance your sense of security. Stick to your moral compass in challenging situations.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

This week, your creativity is on the rise, dear Eihwas. You may find inspiration for greater self-expression and discover your unique voice if you take the time to listen to yourself. A new hobby could bring you great joy. Share your self-expression and creativity with others to receive valuable feedback.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

Your strength will be tested this week. Use the energy you have now to overcome fear and obstacles. Your physical and mental well-being require extra attention. Implement changes that can enhance your quality of life. This is a good time to start a new exercise routine, or at least plan when you will begin.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

Prepare for unforeseen changes and possible unrest. The universe is sending you signals that may shake the foundation. Use the days to reassess your priorities. Tough lessons can bring lasting wisdom. A sudden insight can alter your course. Surround yourself with family and the extended family in the form of friends to find balance in your life.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

Family matters may take centre stage this week. Your roots and foundation become more important to you. The Universe encourages you to consider your legacy, both financially and ethically. What do you want to carry forward and pass on? What traces have you left behind? A reunion or a family tree project could be meaningful. Reflect on your spiritual and cultural heritage.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

You may experience a week of intense emotions and potential confrontations now. A deep conversation can bring clarity and understanding. At the same time, the universe encourages you to turn your thoughts inward and transform what you're not satisfied with about yourself. Any conflicts you have can be used as a tool for growth. But remember to protect yourself.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

Communication is more important than usual this week. The universe challenges you to be honest and direct in your words. Good news may come your way if you're open to new ideas. Beware of misunderstandings and keep the dialogue clear and concise. This is a good time to write or start creative projects.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

This week, you should focus on your financial security. It's time to reflect on your values and what you truly need. Avoid impulsive spending and consider saving more. You will discover new ways to increase your income. Be open to financial advice from unexpected sources

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

Coincidences and perhaps a sense of destiny play a significant role for you and the choices you make this week. You may feel a stronger urge to take risks and be open to unexpected opportunities. Listen to your dreams and intuition for clues. A spontaneous decision may prove fruitful, but be realistic.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

The sun shines on your efforts and endeavors. Your energy is at its peak. The universe empowers you to shine and achieve your goals. Your radiance is strong. Be a positive light for others. An outdoor activity can be particularly refreshing and create new opportunities for romance.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

This week brings you a sense of well-being and joy. Much excitement is happening. The universe encourages you to find happiness in the little things. Celebrate your victories, big and small. Surround yourself with positive people. A social gathering can enhance your sense of happiness.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

In the coming days, the need for silence and tranquility may be higher than usual. The universe emphasizes the importance of taking breaks and reflecting. Pause and consider where you stand. Avoid rushing into new projects. Meditation or a calm hobby can be especially rewarding now. Trust your intuition.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Now is the time to delve deep into your subconscious and emotions. The energies of the week amplify your intuitive side. Dreams can be especially meaningful. Water activities can be healing. Let go of what no longer serves you. An emotional cleanse can be refreshing.

Fehu (29th June – 14th July)

Insight into yourself and your relationships is important this week. The universe urges you to comprehend your own essence, your place in organisations, and society at large. Engage in networks or groups that reflect your values. A conversation could open up new paths for personal growth. Show understanding and empathy towards others.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

The week should be spent completing ongoing projects. The days are suitable for focusing and dedicating oneself to finishing tasks. This is an ideal time to begin planning new creative projects gradually while wrapping up the others. Your creative energy is high; enjoy the process. Celebrate your accomplishments with those closest to you.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

The results of your previous hard work at work and elsewhere are beginning to show this week. Avoid resting on your laurels but continue to work patiently towards your goals. It's a good time to plan or start long-term projects. Celebrate small successes along the way. Your own efforts are crucial to the outcome.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

This is a week that illuminates the transition from old to new. Break out of old patterns and venture into new territories. An outdoor activity may inspire you. This is a week of discoveries and new beginnings. Be open to new ideas and welcome change. Be yourself.