Runic Astrology May 6th - 12th: 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)

"The energy from Wednesday's new moon strengthens your abilities to guard yourself and your loved ones. This is a good time to bolster your defense strategies, both spiritually and physically. Spiritual growth is possible through exploring your boundaries. Stay vigilant and protected. Place trust in those who deserve it.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

You can expect a week of unpredictable changes. The energy from Wednesday's new moon can initiate a period of cleansing and transformation. Though challenges may arise, remember that this is necessary for new growth. Protect yourself and your loved ones. Find strength in letting go of what no longer serves you. Best of luck!

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

Now you're facing an exciting time. The energy from the new moon encourages you to embrace the unknown and experiment. This could be a good time for games or taking chances. Deeper understanding of life's mysteries can also be achieved through meditation. Be open to new experiences that can shape your future.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

A question of honour and justice may arise in connection with the new moon of the week and over the next two weeks. It's a good time to stand up for what you believe in and act in accordance with your truth. Expect to be challenged, but also find strength in your convictions. By maintaining your integrity, you emerge victorious.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

Now is the time to focus on collaboration and partnerships in the next two weeks. The energy from Wednesday's new moon can lead to new alliances or strengthen existing ones. Collaboration is crucial for achieving common goals. Travels or projects involving others can be particularly fruitful.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

The energy from the new moon brings good news for you and those you wish to connect with. Consider sharing your resources and energy with others. However, maintaining a balance between giving and receiving is crucial now. New partnerships can flourish, and existing relationships can be renewed. Be generous, but remember to also be open to receiving.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

The energy from Wednesday's new moon and in the next two weeks can give you a fresh start and liberation from old habits. It's a good time to plan or embark on a journey, either physical or metaphorical. Expect encounters with people who can influence your path forward. Flexibility will be the key to success.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

In connection with Wednesday's new moon and in the next two weeks, you may see the fruits of what you have sown earlier. This is an excellent time for planning or harvesting. Celebrate your achievements, your success, and prepare for the next phases. Nature's cycles are on your side, live and work in harmony with them.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

Endurance and strength are what you need to handle the challenges of the week. Wednesday's new moon brings an energy of renewal, allowing you to break free from what no longer serves you. This is a good time for physical activity and working on personal health. Allow yourself to be open to transformation. Start anew!

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

Now is the time to celebrate spring. It's a time for joy and contentment. The new moon of the week highlights the importance of harmony in your relationships. Good news may be on the way, especially in personal connections. Take the time to celebrate life's little joys. Your positive energy will attract others on the same frequency. Be optimistic.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

The new moon of the week encourages you to reflect on your heritage and the long-standing structures in your life. It may be a time to improve or reorganize your personal sphere and home. Family relationships may be particularly important now. Consider your roots and what they mean for your future path. Perhaps the time has come to break with old traditions and choose your own path.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

This week, and the next two, are an ideal time to confront your fears and take decisive steps, as indicated by the energies from Wednesday's new moon. Be cautious of impulsive actions; think before you act. This period may bring a revelation or deep insight. Use the next fourteen days to meditate and seek inner wisdom."

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

Communication becomes more important in connection with Wednesday's new moon and in the next 14 days. The universe now encourages you to engage in open and honest conversations. It may be a good time to learn something new or embark on an educational journey. Pay attention to the messages coming to you, both in your waking state and in your dreams.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

The new moon of the week sheds new light on an old issue. At the same time, the energy from the new moon encourages you to seek knowledge and revelation. The next fourteen days are a good time to start creative projects or revisit old ones. Your ability to see things more clearly is enhanced; use this to your advantage.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

In this week of a new moon, you may experience a new beginning in terms of finances and material resources. Pay special attention to information you receive on Wednesday. Ehwas encourages you to sow the seeds for future growth and prosperity. New opportunities for investments or income may arise.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

Now you have many alternatives. The energy from the new moon urges you to focus on what is necessary for you and what is essential. Consider what truly matters; that's the message of the new moon to you. You may encounter challenges and need to overcome them to move forward. Endurance and self-discipline are crucial for how well you come out of it. Have faith.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

You're in a major process where transformation and clarity about what you want are your challenges. This week's new moon will help illuminate the changes needed and what gives you the courage and energy to implement them. See things in a new light and embrace change. Be open to new beginnings.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

Now you may experience that the energy from Wednesday's new moon brings you a renewed sense of purpose and strength. Perseverance is necessary to reach your goals. It's important to stand firm in your convictions and keep pushing yourself forward. Setbacks may occur, but your inner strength is greater than you think. Use the next fourteen days to anchor your goals.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

Now, it's normal for you to trust your intuition more. Dive deep into your feelings and let your intuition guide the way. It's time to address subconscious thoughts or dreams; that's the message of the new moon to you. Water activities can be especially healing now. Allow yourself to go with the flow of life.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Now you're in a period where you need more silence and peace to reflect on your goals and plans. The energy from this week's new moon encourages you to stabilize your energies and find inner peace. Be patient with yourself and your processes. You may enjoy spending some time in your own company. Stability and clarity can be found in stillness.

Fehu (29th June – 14th July)

"It's time for a fresh start. The next few days are an ideal time to begin new projects or engage in family planning. This can be a highly nurturing and caring period. Surround yourself with those who support your growth and development. Your ability to heal and renew is amplified."

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

The new moon of the week encourages you to consider how you can contribute to society and those closest to you. This is a time to enhance your interpersonal skills and understand your role in a larger network. Collaboration and a sense of community are highlighted. Use your wisdom to assist others.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

The new moon this week and in the next 14 days may mark the end of a project or a phase and the beginning of something new. Use this time to tie up loose ends before embarking on your next big adventure. The fertility and growth of your efforts are high, so make good use of this energy.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

Now, in line with Wednesday's new moon and over the next 14 days, you can expect an increase in energy and inspiration. This is a great time to start new projects that require your full attention and vitality. Your inner strength is particularly strong now. Let your natural leadership abilities shine."