Runic Astrology December 12 – December 18: 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)

Positive energies surround you this week, and you can achieve something you have been working on for a long time. You may find a new source of income or get an increase in your current one, especially in the middle of the week. Be open to meet new people. If you are too busy, you may miss the chance.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

The universe indicates that you have a lot of energy in store and should channel some of it to physical activity. You are in a crucial phase in a close relationship, and are faced with a choice. It can apply to both a private relationship or professional cooperation. Listen to your intuition. Be wise.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

At work, you can talk more freely about taboo subjects, and feel that you are expanding your knowledge further. Carry yourself and your philosophy of life with diplomacy. You may be challenged by more conventional attitudes, and should avoid teasing someone who you can benefit from. Trust your inherent power and wisdom.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

This week is good for planning leisure activities. This also applies to travel. Spend some time gathering information and contemplating for new ideas. New doors are opened this week, also in romance. Put words to what that makes you happy. Show self-care in the choices you make.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

Changes in things that have to do with family and finances can become a theme this week. Think before you act as something bigger is coming. Use your charm in your relationships. Follow your heart's compass. Do you know which direction you're going to? If not, it's time to search for answers.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Information and gossip can bring commotion into your close relationships, both at work and at home. Think about what you share with others. Favourable deals can now enter contracts more easily than usual, they can be in the form of new collaborators or people you have collaborated with before. Think about the community.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

This week you'll be in for a lot of social activity by meeting new people. New friends enter your life. Something you've wanted for a long time opens up as an opportunity. Show willingness to cooperate. A new acquaintance you make may develop into more. Don't embrace it if you are not interested.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

If it has been difficult to find time for what you want to do, you'll find this issue solved at the beginning of the week. Especially in close relationships. A new cycle will start in these busy pre-Christmas times. Emotions develop on a deeper level, and greater intimacy occurs. Be true to yourself and your values.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

Expect interesting and exciting days in close relationships, whether you are taken or single. You have for long been changing and your values ​​have undergone a transformation recently. Summarise what is important to you. If you are not true to yourself, you lose the ability to be happy.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

Be careful with your finances in the first days of the week. Your values come to the surface more strongly at this time. If you depend on cooperation with others, then have the conversation once more with everyone. If you are planning on a major investment, check details meticulously before you you decide. Keep your options open.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

Decisions you make at the beginning of the week will ease the pressure when it comes to home, family and work. Free up your time so that you and those you care about can see each other more. Take time to express your feelings and show empathy.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

If you are one of those who take your work home with you, this week, it will be rewarded. However, don't forget to prioritise your loved ones. Trust your inner guidance. You know how to balance life when it's at its busiest.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

Optimistic ideas can develop into concrete plans in the first half of the week. Don't be afraid to put your needs first. You are an important piece for the puzzle. As a consequence, your future plans may change. Awaken your god/goddess energy.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

This week will be very social, and neighbours can develop from acquaintances to friends. Be accommodating even if you feel like you don't have the energy. This week, you'll also have an urgent need to be by yourself. Find the balance between giving and receiving.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

A lot of exciting things happen at work, and you can achieve a position in a project you've been dreaming of. Be active and be ready to deliver a little extra. Keep your eyes and ears open. In love, you can go a long way if you are open and receptive. Think innovatively.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

It's getting close to the rush before Christmas for most people and you can tell that from the workload. Get rid of as much as possible at the beginning of the week to help out yourself on the long run. By being creative, and offering your help, you will be able to show who you are as a person.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

You may be more restless this week. It's a good moment to channel that extra energy into physical activity. There is someone close to you who still needs your support, although it is not as visible as before. Be generous, and lend a hand, especially at the beginning of the week. Your time will come.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

Now you are eager to show the knowledge that you have and what you can accomplish. There is a noticeable difference in what takes place in the first half of the week versus the second half. Be open and show that you can handle everything. It's not enough to just talk, show it in action. Trust your gut.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

You are in your most creative phase this week. Claim your place with enthusiasm and achieve something you have been striving for. A dream can be transpired into action. It may be related to higher education
or an event abroad. Your values should be strengthened. Think ahead.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

You are in a more philosophical mindset this week, which can clash with everyday duties and demands. Nevertheless, take some time to reflect on your own situation. Are you where you want to be in life? Is there romance involved? There will be common values ​​that bind you together. Take a chance.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

Your needs become more important this week. Ask yourself the question, what do I want to achieve? In life, what do I want out of close relationships and life in general? Your thoughts come up stronger if you listen to yourself. Your most important task is to manifest and create the life you want and deserve. Take care of yourself.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

Thoughts about shared resources and values ​​are still a topic in your close relationships. It may be that you'll now make up your mind once and for all about a particular issue. Let it happen in your favour. Take time to enjoy the days and the run-up to Christmas. Exciting developments may occur in the beginning of the week.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

This week, your old, close relationships are re-evaluated, and new ones are created. If you are in a situation where you can live out your feelings, it's time to take an initiative. Heal your own insecurities and know that if the universe doesn't think it's right for you, a new door will open. Avoid letting the days pass you by.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

You are concerned with your values in close relationships right now. Are you in a relationship and experiencing disagreements? Intense discussions are due, but the universe indicates that you'll have the last word now. Avoid taking it too far. Now, a serious relationship can feel more suitable than a flirtation. Be confident in your feelings.