Runic Astrology December 19 – December 25: 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)

This week, a new chapter may commence in your close relationships, if that's what you wish. Emphasise the positive and build on it. Initiatives you take these days lead to increased work load, remember to rest too. New moon around Christmas Eve and the next two weeks make it easier for you to create new relationships. Be considerate and inclusive. Merry Christmas!

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

The new moon in the second half of the week can bring you into contact with someone special. It applies to both, your private and professional life. Be active, and you'll meet new people. The next few days are important, if you're wishing to spend Christmas differently than last year. If you are in a relationship, a reminder about what you have together will create a good Christmas atmosphere. Merry Christmas!

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

This week, you'll get a breakthrough at work. Make sure to get out during the week, and your thoughts will get even more clearer. Others will take you seriously. You get good energies from the new moon near Christmas Eve. You can feel the energies already in the middle of the week. Embrace them fully. Merry Christmas!

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

This week you will get the most out of your creativity. Be outgoing. Your mood may be related to something or someone you have deeper feelings for. It is important that you have an objective role to what you want to achieve. Trust your own feelings. The need to explore something new comes into contact with Friday's new moon and the following weeks. Merry Christmas!

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

This week is a good time for you to let your hair down and live out your creativity. It could be via your children, family, friends or a hobby. If you want to speed up your love life, the new moon in the second half of the week will be a great start for romantic Christmas and New Year's days. The holidays are your time. Enjoy it. Merry Christmas!

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

At home, a new chapter opens up for you in connection with the Christmas celebration. It may relate to both, your friends or family. The new moon around Christmas Eve and the next fortnight gives you the chance to finish something that has been weighing you down. Get ready for the new chapter. Merry Christmas!

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

Christmas is here and you will have a few hectic days before you can surround yourself with a peaceful holiday spirit. As restless as you are, several projects are waiting to be finished. Think twice before you start making any big changes, this time will be challenging for it. Consider every little detail. Decisions you make will have a big effect. The holidays will give you a little rest. Merry Christmas!

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

You can expect hectic activity this week and you will have to handle many tasks, at home and at work. Friends, family and acquaintances want to contact you. It's all about social affairs for you this week. Think about how you want to structure your time to accomplish what needs to be done. Merry Christmas!

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

This week, there are many people who want to get in touch with you. A steady flow of invitations and Christmas wishes will come your way. It can be experienced as somewhat disturbing if you're extremely busy in the run-up to Christmas. Set aside time to rest so you don't burn your candle at both ends. Prioritise correctly. Merry Christmas!

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

Your resources, values ​​and norms are an important part of your sense of security. The time has come to
re-evaluate them. Think about where the road should go next. The new moon in the last half of the week gives you a brilliant start to this year's Christmas celebrations. Enjoy it! Merry Christmas!

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

The new moon in the second half of the week indicates that you should think twice before investing in something others suggest. The new moon is also a reminder to consider what is important in your life. Follow your instincts ​​and create warm Christmas atmosphere for you and your loved ones. Remember: you can't get time back. Merry Christmas!

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

The year's only new moon in your sign occurs on Christmas Eve. You will enter the Christmas celebrations with an elated feeling where you have clear ideas about how your life should be going forward and what you're looking forward from next year. Take time to meditate. Prioritise sharply in order to finish the week's tasks. Merry Christmas!

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

You face a new start in several areas in connection with the new moon on Christmas Eve. It's always busy in the run-up to Christmas, and you should remember to take time for yourself. Take it easy and use some time to think through what you want to achieve next year. Your values ​​might undergo a change. Merry Christmas!

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

This week, the starry sky is sure to hear your wishes, so make sure to put them out in the universe. You
have had a challenging autumn and need a well-deserved rest. More fortunate developments await for you this week. Get as much done as possible at the beginning of the week so you can enjoy the Christmas days. Have a merry Christmas!

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

Forgotten ideas and unrealised dreams can emerge from the subconscious this week. Put in some time alone for yourself. Not everyone has the opportunity to do so in the run-up to Christmas, but if you do, you'll be able to spend the holidays with a peace of mind. When you become aware of your own thoughts, clarity will come. Merry Christmas!

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

Changes in an organisation or a group you belong to lead to fortunate developments for you this week. That could be related to the new moon in the second half of the week. Alternatively, it may be that you receive messages from old friends, especially childhood friends. It may initially feel strange, but there could lie a hidden message - look for it. Merry Christmas!

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

Something you have come across before may come up again in the second half of the week. Most likely it will be something positive, but beware of negative things surfacing too. You are the of your own future, remember that. How you handle information that comes in the next fortnight will help to set the agenda for 2023. Merry Christmas!

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

The only new moon of the year, in the second half of this week, is about your status and your public image. This week, your status and public image will be noticed by others who can help you further. The universe indicates that a task or two may come at the end of the week and give you a few busy days. Take a bet. Merry Christmas!

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

In the second half of the week, you'll find yourself looking for good times - thankfully that's when the holidays arrive. Get as much as you can of your days off and spare some energies for the New Year. Expect more, both from yourself and others. But be careful not to take it too far. Have a realistic plan so that you and your loved ones can celebrate Christmas with peace of mind and security. Merry Christmas!

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

The balance between what will happen in the future and your need for everything to remain unchanged and safe will challenge you this week. You are faced with new challenges that you must grasp. Sort things out. Delve deep into your thoughts and your outlook on life before making a final decision. Merry Christmas!

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

Now your life values ​​and philosophy may face a challenge. Last minute changes before Christmas can cause anxiety. Use what you already have and build on it if you can. There is no need to go in completely new directions. In the face of the unknown, chemistry can emerge with someone you feel trust in. Trust your gut feeling. Merry Christmas!

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

Towards the end of the week, finances and cooperation ​​you have with others become important again. The new moon in the second half of the week indicates that the social activities and tasks you have undertaken together with others will receive increased attention. It could be that new resources must be brought in, or that something must be cut out. Stay in control. Merry Christmas!

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

Now it is important to stand up for yourself and your loved ones. This Christmas may present a time when you have to step up. Being responsible for not only the actions of yourself but also the people close to you shows real strength. A sensitive topic may arise in discussions in the middle the week. Handle it correctly. Merry Christmas!

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Now is the time to strengthen existing ties and create new ones. The new moon around Christmas Eve
indicates that this year's Christmas celebration will be traditional, but new elements will be involved. New people you meet now will stay in your life for a long time. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!