Runic Astrology October 31 – November 6: 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)

You may be confronted with old patterns, especially in friendship and love. Something you've done or said in the past can come back to haunt you, and you now have to reassess your values. You must let go of old outdated patterns in love and friendship once and for all. Allow your new self to rise to the surface.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

Your charisma and radiance are soaring. Flirting and romance pick up in the next few weeks. A meeting could feel like destiny. You may get the feeling of having known them before. The new relationships that you establish now could stay in your life for a long time, perhaps permanently. Go for what you want. Take the first step.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

The week may start with goals you saw as ideal maybe not being so ideal after all. The solar eclipse last week has started a process within you. It is time for reflection in relation to your foundation. Is there something from the past that you could free yourself from to create room for new developments, is the question you have to ask yourself.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

Last week's solar eclipse may have already shaken your foundation. If you haven't experienced this yet, this week could initiate a bigger process in you. Either in the form of external events or an internal pressure. You are on the threshold of a new cycle where you can steer the boat yourself, but, it requires you to know which direction you want to go.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

Someone you trusted and looked upon as a friend may disappoint you this week. Take it as an important lesson, and be aware of who you open up to before really knowing them. The second part of the week could be busy. You may be confronted with past events in your life. It's time to let go and move forward. Think positive.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Something you have previously written, said or done may come back to haunt you this week. The good you have done is being rewarded, but where you have been sloppy you must now take hold of the situation. Correct the course once and for all. Add a new strategy. Make sure you set aside a few hours for yourself - if you don't, you may find that there aren't enough hours in the day.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

A new start is ahead of you. Whether you’re in a relationship or maybe entering a new one, you may experience being confronted with your values. What you define as responsibility and what others think of as yours could lead to conflicts if you do not have a mature assessment to support it. Think twice.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

You could be confronted with your own values and attitudes just now. Something you have taken for granted may be questioned. Take some time for reflection. Perhaps it is time to shift the focus from previous patterns and think anew. Focus on seeing an issue from both sides and find the balance. Allow yourself to be vulnerable and ask questions.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

This week you don't need to grin and bear it. As a rule, when met with conflict you like to smooth it out and go your own way. But now, you probably have to stand for your boundaries to get what you want. Stand up for yourself this time. Clearing the air with those concerned will lead to increased cohesion and trust. Think positively.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

Now is the time to come out with that which is yours. You may find that others disagree with you. Friendships and relationships can break if you lock yourself away, so be open to seeing other people's points of view. If you clear the air, established relationships will experience an upswing, and new meetings may arise.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

Something you might already know, but which you are not aware of, will try to come to the surface throughout the week. Set aside time for meditation and reflection to get in touch with your inner self. Take the time to listen to yourself. It is a wisdom which you can apply to something concrete. It's right because it's you.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

It's time to trust yourself and what you've evolved into. Now is the time to show the world your new self and what you have become. You may have to correct your course for a few rounds before those around you see your new self. Allow yourself to be vulnerable. If you feel that the time is not right, wait a few more days.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

The time has come to reconsider your role and involvement in groups and organisations. If you've put on too much, it's time to cut back. If, on the other hand, there is someone you want to contact, take the initiative. Some of you will find that old contacts materialise and help you on your way. Expand your network.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

You may feel frustration with missing certain contacts, and feel a new need to develop your network. It is entirely up to you. Contact them. It is important that you get in touch with the right people now. Be social and available. A friendship from which you can reap benefits may arise.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

Two plus two never makes five in your head, but this week you’ll have to add an unexpected factor into the mix. A lot is going on in your professional work life and there is someone knocking on your door. It may be someone you have previously collaborated with or from work you have carried out in the past. But be open to new contacts and perspectives as well.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

The universe indicates that you are secretly under evaluation. Show yourself from your best side. You may get a signal in the second half of the week. Information you get in the next ten days could be part of something bigger. Accept what happens and build further. What may seem like a temporary setback is a signal to correct course.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

Your life values, outlook on life, and how you want to live your life will be a subject over the next few days. What has been laying dormant in your subconscious could emerge. It could be experienced as a confrontation between your outer reality and your inner self. Think before you act on them if you have interests that lie elsewhere. Let the thoughts mature.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

Belief can move mountains, and this week you will believe. Something very important could change this week, in the next half a year, or become permanent. It requires that you open the door to a new way of thinking. Meet others in a new way. Take things in gradually. Don't rush your own thoughts, let them develop at their own pace.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

Over the next fortnight, you may find that your wallet fills up if you are persistent. An increase in income or a new job may be what secures this gain, but it may also be that you experience that your norms and values are being upheld, which in turn leads to a more secure position. Rewards for past efforts will materialise in the next ten days.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

You can now stick to your values and principles if they are in accordance with general norms, laws and rules. A misunderstanding with a business partner, friend or neighbour could lead to you having to go a round or two with the same issue. Stick to the facts and be systematic. Allow yourself to feel joy in everyday life.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

For the first time in many years, you may be confronted with past relationships. It could be that someone comes into your life again. It could be experienced as karmic. In relationships, you and your partner might question what you previously assumed was your foundation. It is a time for adjustments, for updating the relationship to go in the direction in which you have developed. Adjust the course.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

There is a promise of positive change in the air. Address the changes you want with your partner. Use positive thinking and a positive attitude. A relationship must be dynamic to last. If you are single, someone you have refused to make contact with may be the one to take the initiative. Help fate by socialising in the places you like.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

This week you may experience having to take responsibility for something that is not yours. This may lead to you having to move other tasks to make it work. Interesting developments in close relationships could occur. Someone you were previously romantically involved with or had your eye on may come back into your life. Emotions can flare up, but they can also be fleeting.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

It might be that a colleague says goodbye, or that a new one arrives. In any case, it will affect your everyday life and you may find that the workload increases. Alternatively, changes in the home could lead to changes in the workload at the office. Either way, you will be busier in the next few weeks. Make a structured plan and take one task at a time.