Runic Astrology May 13th - 19th: 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)

Now you're facing a week filled with emotional journeys. Whether it's an actual trip or a metaphorical journey, you may experience new heights of romance. An impulsive trip over the weekend could lead to an unexpected romantic development. Flirting is fleeting but memorable. Sunday will be the best day of the year with an opportunity to truly deepen bonds with someone special.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Insight and understanding increase the intensity in your love life this week. An insight into what you truly seek in a partner may clarify your romantic horizon, especially if you are single. A flirtatious Friday is in store, with opportunities for fun, intellectual exchanges. The highlight of the weekend will be an enlightening conversation that could change your view on love. “You and I?”

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

Gebo underscores the need for balance in close relationships this week. Gifts, whether in the form of attention or surprises, can strengthen the bond between you and your loved one. If you're single, this is a good week to meet someone who aligns with your values. Flirting intensifies throughout the week, and Saturday will be the best day of the year to take a relationship to the next level or start a new one.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

You're facing a week filled with joy in friendships and love. Positive energies from the universe make all your relationships flow smoothly and effortlessly. If you're single, the weekend could change your status. You now have significant opportunities to meet someone who brings romance and happiness into your life. Sunday is the best day of the year to celebrate love.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

Expect unexpected twists in your love life this week, dear Hagalaz. Changes may seem daunting, but they open the door to new opportunities in relationships. If you're single, a change in your routines could lead to an exciting encounter. Flirting may peak on Friday. Saturday will be the best day of the weekend for you.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

The Universe encourages a grounded approach to your love life this week. Time for self-reflection can help you understand what you truly need from a relationship. If you're single, you may find that more honesty and less flirting work best. Go for authenticity. The best day of the weekend, Sunday, offers an unexpected solution to an old romantic problem.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

Now you're facing a week with little movement in your love life. Use this time to cultivate patience and understanding in your relationship. If you're single, it may feel like things aren't progressing, but it's a time for inner growth. A small flirtation may occur on Thursday. However, Sunday will open up new doors, even if it doesn't seem that way.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

This week, you should start to reap the rewards of your romantic efforts. Harmony and satisfaction characterize existing relationships this week. If you're single, previous efforts on the dating front may finally pay off. Saturday will be a day filled with romantic fulfillment, possibly the best of the year.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

Patience and firmness help you navigate any challenges with your partner this week. If you're single and sticking to your principles, you may find that your patience pays off. Flirting intensifies towards the end of the week. Sunday is one of the best days of the year, bringing significant romantic developments.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

This week is full of surprises and mysterious encounters. Secrets may be uncovered, leading to a deeper understanding of each other's quirks in a relationship. If you're single, you may find excitement in an unexpected romantic connection. An exciting flirtation on Wednesday could lead to more. Saturday, the best day of the year, holds a promise that you will experience true love.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

A protective energy from the Universe envelops your love life this week. It's a good time to strengthen bonds and ensure that your relationship is on solid ground. If you're single, it may be wise to guard your heart a little extra. A generous dose of flirting on Thursday brings joyful moments. The best day of the weekend, Saturday, offers an opportunity to establish something long-term.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

You have a brilliant week ahead. Success and progress are visible for both those in established relationships and for you, if you're single. Expect a week where flirting is playful and easy, and where love shines brightly. Friday is especially favorable for romantic gestures. Sunday could easily become the best day of the year, filled with love and joy.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

This week is a good time to address imbalances in relationships, especially in romantic ones. If you're single, you'll find that honesty attracts the right people. Flirting reaches a peak on Saturday. Sunday will be the best day of the year, with opportunities to commit or renew vows.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

The time is ripe for a new beginning. If you're in a relationship, it's a great time to renew or strengthen your bond of love. If you're single, you may experience a blossoming of new romantic opportunities. A special flirtation midweek could evolve into something more. The best day of the weekend, Saturday, symbolizes a fresh start or a rewarding encounter.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

Collaboration is key for you this week. For those in established relationships, this means a week where you can work together towards common goals. If you're single, being open to teamwork could lead to romantic opportunities. A playful flirtation takes place on Wednesday. The best day of the weekend, Saturday, strengthens bonds and collaboration.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

Communication is the key to resolving any interpersonal challenges this week. If you're single, participate in social activities to meet like-minded individuals. An unexpected flirtation on Tuesday may surprise you. Sunday is the best day of the year, perfect for deeper human connections. It's your turn to experience true friendship and genuine love.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

Now the Universe encourages you to let your emotions flow freely. For those in a relationship, share your deepest feelings to strengthen your connection. If you're single, let your intuition guide you towards potential partners. Flirting flows naturally on Friday. Saturday will be an emotionally and transformational day, possibly the best of the year for romantic events.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

This week is for sowing seeds for future growth, even in love. Established couples find it's a time to make plans and dreams together. If you're single and looking to change that, you may find this week ideal for starting new romantic connections. Flirting reaches a peak on Thursday. The best day of the weekend, Saturday, brings promises of fruitful results. So, sow those seeds.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

Now you might become more focused on your foundation, your heritage, and your roots. Previous patterns in your love life are illuminated. Reflect on past relationships to understand how they have shaped you. If you're in an established relationship, strengthen your current bond by honoring its history. The best day of the weekend, Saturday, helps you recognize your own worth and the significance of your relationships.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

The time is ripe for a new beginning and more clarity. A fresh start in existing relationships brings renewed hope and happiness. If you're single, it's a week filled with optimism and new encounters. Flirting brings sunshine into your life on Wednesday. Sunday is a special day, promising new beginnings and perhaps the best day of the year for love. Follow your heart.

Fehu (29th June – 14th July)

This week brings new opportunities for romantic growth. You will discover a new understanding with your partner that strengthens your bond. Flirting reaches new heights by midweek, so be open to spontaneous moments, especially if you're single. During the weekend, a surprise may brighten your days. Saturday will be the best day of the year for commitments or relationship renewals.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

This week, Uruz encourages you to be brave in your love life. Lonely hearts may find comfort in new acquaintances that promise more than just friendship. Flirting reaches a peak on Friday, so seize the opportunity to charm. Sunday will be magical and potentially the best day of the year for romantic events.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

The Universe indicates that old flames may resurface, but be critical of their intentions. An existing relationship gains a protective ring, ensuring that the bonds are strong and honest. Saturday offers a perfect opportunity for a romantic evening. The weekend ends with a sense of having achieved something important in your love life.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

This week, communication is the key to success in love for you. Open your heart and mind. Conversations can lead to understanding and potential reconciliation if necessary. If you're single, try expressing your true feelings to someone you're interested in. Flirting intensifies, especially on Thursday. The weekend could mark a turning point in your romantic life.