Runic Astrology December 5 – December 11: 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 Sunday

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)

Think about what you want to spend your time on. If you are going to change routines or try something new, you should do it in the first half of the week before Thursday's full moon. What you thought or started in conjunction with the full moon a fortnight ago is the key to progression. Stay positive.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

New tasks or ideas may come to you in the days around Thursday full moon. This applies both to your private and professional life. Alternatively, you can get an increased workload as result of the effort you've put in or due to absence of others. Thursday's full moon is one of the best times of the year to start something new, but find the balance.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

If you have any habits you want to shake, this week is perfect for getting rid of them. Think about your own creative initiatives - they will be the most lucrative ones. The energy from Thursday's full moon boosts your charisma. A little flirtation can emerge too. Embrace it.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

Thursday's full moon provides a boost in your creativity, both in professional and in private life. Use it. Which area you choose to take it out on, is up to you. Flirting is also a form of creativity. What you started a fortnight ago can get a lot more concrete form now.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

Conflicts can arise both at home or at work in the days around the full moon. It's nice to clear up misunderstandings by examining the details, but sometimes it's good to look at things from a broad perspective. Are you in a situation where you have prioritised other people's needs rather than your own? It may be time to change the situation.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Think about what your goal is this week. Have you prioritised your family's needs over your own? It's time to find the balance. Be active, but avoid high stress. You work the best with calm actions. Set aside time for socialising with others at the end of the week.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

Ideas you came up with a fortnight ago may take a more final form this week. If you're signing contracts or making agreements make sure to do them before Thursday's full moon. New acquaintances can quickly develop into good friends, especially in the coming weeks.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

Ideas and thoughts you present this week, especially in the days around Thursday's full moon, can have a good chance to really take off. It will be easier for you to get others involved in your initiatives. Mid-week, a collaboration with a larger organisation may come into fruition. You are entering a very social week - if you are open to it.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

Follow up on ideas and visions you get in the next few days. Remember that upholding ethical values ​​will always get you far. Show them what you're made of. New sources of income may become a reality during the first half
of the week. Follow up on what may seem exciting.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

The new moon a fortnight ago put the spotlight on a value or a financial situation - hopefully you got the hang of it and reflected on it. You can now find satisfactory solutions to something that you have compromised on, or to something that feels incomplete. Choose where the road must go. Sometimes you have to give up something in the short term to achieve something in the long term.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

Find peace within yourself this week. You are also in one of the best weeks of the year to make a personal change, whether it's clothing style, hair or anything else you want to change. Use the days before Thursday's full moon, the only one in your sign this year, to make plans. Gain self-awareness on how you appear, and what you want to change.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

This week is all about you. Get a feel for what you want to prioritise in the future. A good way to do it is an annual mental cleaning, meaning that you get rid of tasks and energy that drains you. It leaves room for the new, which has a constructive effect in the long term. Avoid to run over a possible partner, friend or colleague in the process.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

This week is good for spending some time on your long-term goals. Think about your dreams and follow up on the intuitive feelings you get. Take time to be curious but at the same time be reflective. In connection with Thursday's full moon and the surrounding days, intuitive flashes will resurface. What you want to achieve, will come to the surface.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

It may be that your dreams will become more chaotic and stronger in the coming days, especially in connection with Thursday's full moon and the days around it. Take some time to meditate and listen to what your subconscious is trying to tell you. Everything you need to know coming to you, if you listen.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

In the next few days, you'll get a lot of pleasure from activities and spending time with friends, especially childhood friends. Consider how much time and effort you want to spend on a commitment a group or organisation. If you stick to the old, new opportunities may pass you by. Look ahead.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

The universe indicates that this week, you may receive an offer that may seem tempting, but will take its toll. Or, maybe you'll choose to take the initiative yourself. It may be related to a network of groups, friends or organisations you belong to or want to belong to. Rethink the steps you take now, especially in the days around Thursday's full moon.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

You are in one of the best weeks of the year to align yourself in new directions when it comes to work. If you are looking for new challenges, you have until Thursday's full moon to find satisfactory solutions. Listen to yourself and reflect on your self-development. Where does the road go next?

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

A project at work or at home will be completed in the days around Thursday's full moon. If you have put your heart into it, you can safely give yourself a friendly pat on the back for a job well done. If you are looking for new opportunities, you will go a long way by looking for functions that you can use according to your abilities. Perhaps there may be a relocation involved.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

If you are traveling for holidays in the coming days, you can look forward to some great times. Especially if the trip goes to abroad. Initiatives you take in love turn out to be lucky if you show your true feelings. Are you
unsure what the outcome will be? Thursday's full moon and the days around it will help to clear things up the path to the final outcome.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

Now you'll have the opportunity to get to know more people who have the same values ​​and norms like you and share a similar philosophy of life with you. Have you felt like a strange bird in a new environment? You can now experience meeting others who speak the same language as you. You'll soon feel like home.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

You can benefit from expert help on agreements you enter into this week, especially those that have shared resources with others. Think about what you will get in return for your cooperation. Perhaps you need to reassess your consumption first. Romance takes off in the second half of the week.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

Take some time to figure out your financial balance. The project you started a fortnight ago could finally reach its finish line in the days around Thursday's full moon. Whether it means that new conditions are negotiated or that a partner disappears or appears, you will eventually find a new equilibrium point.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

The next few days will be a lot about the close relationships and your role in them. Avoid to discuss sensitive topics with a partner or colleague in the days around Thursday's full moon. Reflect on the pros and cons, what you have and what would it be like to live without it. It is not always that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Someone you meet now may add a different meaning to the definition of what a relationship should consist of. You may find that the other person has a more objective and cool approach, and you are left feeling emotional. If you are single, the next relationship you'll have could be of the more long-term nature. Coincidences will bring you joy.