Runic Astrology May 23 - May 29: 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 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)

Something from the past might come back. Learning something new is always growth, give it a chance. Experimenting with new activities is motivating if you open up to your intuition. Personal development will become more important to you. You will feel the need to break with fixed patterns and go in a new direction.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

New ideas or plans can enter the sidelines in connection with the week's activities. Your function in a group or organisation can get new input. You will get information that can cause you to see your function in a new light. Be true to your own values.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

Some changes may increase your motivation. Discontinued patterns may be grounds for reconsideration. In this connection, you may experience that something you have previously visited will be relevant to you again. A friendship or relationship can develop into something personal or deeper.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

Romantic meetings can occur in connection with activities at work. Choose your words carefully when meeting new people. A good first impression is important for further development. Share your ideas with others at the beginning of the week. Unexpected input midway through the week may require you to correct your course.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

At work, you may feel that you have to perform something or let go of something that is important to you in order for something more important to develop. Be open to new things. But don't forget to take care of yourself. Be focused on what the new can mean to you in the long run.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

This week you can experience a competitive relationship with others. It does not mean it is real. It can just as much be due to your own intentions. Take time to reflect on your philosophy of life and your values. Maybe you are the one who has grown out of the current situation and needs new challenges?

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

Your irritation may lie and smoulder just below the surface. You may experience a lack of inspiration or motivation. It seems as if something is stuck in a pattern that does not suit you. Maybe it's time to say what you mean rather than just leave? Let it mature for a few weeks before you speak.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

An earlier appointment that you are interested in may come up again this week. Alternatively, an existing contract can be renegotiated. Read what is written in small print. You can now meet new contacts who may be beneficial to you in the long run. You can win a lot by meeting new acquaintances halfway.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

Relationships, both private and professional, will occupy much of your mind this week. An encounter with an undertone of flirtation or romance can occur. You may experience a new side to someone you meet and thought you knew well. It may make you look at the person differently.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

Now it's easy to say more than you thought. Speaking straight from the heart is always a big plus, but now the universe indicates that it is best for you to think before you communicate. If the message is misunderstood, it may confuse something that was originally intended. Be precise.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

Romance has a good forecast this week and it can strike sparks in existing relationships. If you are single, someone you meet now can be more of a physical attraction, perhaps even a soulmate. Take it for what it is. You will only know in a few weeks if there will be anything more.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

Sometimes it seems as if the tasks just pile up, both at home and at work. Look at it with new eyes and you may be surprised. Delegate where you can. Enjoy life. Take time to value yourself. A walk in nature is always a way to take good care of yourself.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

You now have to deal with unexpected situations head-on. Something that you thought was clarified and over can come back. Or something that has been hidden from you and is now being uncovered. New activities that are presented may come in the wrong light. Wait before you decide.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

A surprise from someone close to you, probably a partner, can liven up your daily routine in the second half of the week. Your enthusiasm and optimism is your strength if you have to present something to others. Remember to present the synthesis and not just all the details. Focus on the whole.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

If you are on a trip, a new acquaintance can make you fall head over heels with their charm. Don't let the first impression surprise you. It can just as well be you who idealises the circumstances, and who wants you away from normal routines. Stay in touch and let things develop over time.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

You are facing the start of a new cycle next week, but some of you may feel the pressure already this weekend, depending on how highly sensitive you are. You start with blank sheets and crayons. Increased energy can motivate you to look at your life situation. Am I happy? What changes do I want to make? Be selective.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

A surprise, or a secret that concerns someone close to you can be revealed. An unfortunate conversation can trigger the revelation. It could be about a friend or your girlfriend. It can make you see that person in a new light. The romance blooms for the weekend. Make the most of it.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

Increased activity in the local community will inspire you to make the most of existing relationships. If you have only greeted someone, it is time to get in touch. People you have never been in contact with in the local community can become your new friends. One of them might have more things in common with you than you think.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

The new moon at the beginning of next week will affect your energy. If you are highly sensitive, you can feel it already from Thursday onwards. The need for things to happen causes you to increase your activity level. Activities in the local area will inspire you. Increased social interaction with, siblings, neighbours and friends can occur.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

You will notice an increasing need to take good care of yourself and treat yourself to a little luxury. Luxury is many, whether it is more leisure, travel, exercise or something else. You get the little extra push to increase your comfort when the planet of action and willpower enters your energy field this week. Use the energy constructively.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

As always, finances are sensitive and this week you can get a surprise. Something that has been simmering for a long time can come to the surface now, or you have to go another round with something you thought you were done with. Something you own or have ownership rights to must be illuminated and seen from a new angle.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

Your needs and values ​​in intimate relationships will be a topic this week. If you feel bound and have too little time for your own interests, it is time to bring it up with your partner. Whether it's a romantic partner or someone you live with and maybe have children with. Stand up for yourself and your needs.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

You want a lot, both for yourself and those you care about. The balance between giving and receiving is a recurring theme in your life for all relationships, but especially in intimate relationships. If you feel that you have two separate lives, the time may be right to suggest a common interest, and vice versa.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Now the need to retreat a little and have time for oneself may be increasing. Try to set aside some time at the beginning and end of the week. It can be difficult to get it in the middle of the week. Your surroundings may require all the attention then. Gather your strength.