Runic Astrology October 24 – 30: 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's solar eclipse can put you in touch with a group or an activity that can prompt new people to enter your life. One of them may become a romantic partner. It may start as a flirtation, but develop faster than you think, and almost feel like fate. Remember: the choices you make now can last a long time.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

Unconscious opinions or thoughts may have prevented you from developing a relationship that could be fruitful. Set aside some time for reflection and meditation to discover the truth. The days around Tuesday's solar eclipse are favourable for that. The universe indicates that you should take a leap and trust yourself. Go for what is eternal.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

This week's solar eclipse can inspire you to finally tackle the things you've been thinking for a long time and perhaps even hesitating about. Whether it is renovation, moving, buying/selling or activities in connection with family members, you have good prospects now. The time has come to think more about your family and your private life.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

Activities you start at home in the next few days will mostly develop as they should. Tuesday's solar eclipse will affect your energy levels all week. Decisions you make now can become long-lasting. If you want to make changes at home, the choices you make in the next few days will be long-lasting, perhaps even permanent.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

New friends, good ideas, lots of phone calls and invitations are some of the things you can look forward to in the next two weeks. Acquaintances you make now can develop into lifelong friendships. The time is good for taking shorter trips. Try out creative thoughts and ideas and see where the road goes. Be social.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

The solar eclipse early this week will leave its mark on your life for a long time to come. Do your contract signing now, and you can get good gains in the long term. Agreements you make now can last for a long time. Friendship and romance now have good conditions to flourish. Make the most of it in the next few days. Be interactive.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

Spend a little more time on yourself in the next few days. It's time to let your hair down and think how you can use your energy in the best possible way. A surprise in connection with a group or job can provide a chance to meet with new people. Make an agreement with yourself that you think carefully before acting on your feelings.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

You face a fresh start with Tuesday's solar eclipse. Those whose birthday is this week will feel extra good. Happy birthday to those of you who are concerned. Be open for new things to happen in your life. You are facing exciting times. Reclaim your primal power before it gets turbulent.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

New insights will come to you in connection with the solar eclipse this week. Especially for the ones who have birthdays this week or had them during the weekend, something may fall into place. At the same time, you will have a shorter fuse than usual. Don't take it out on others. Surprised by your own feelings, you can be tempted to act quickly at the beginning of the week. Think about it.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

The solar eclipse this week is a new start for you. You will feel the primal power and new energies will rise up from within you. Spend more time on yourself and your own needs. You should commit to an idea you get, but take some time to review it. Can it be realised? Show action in close relationships and in love. Make plans.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

Get a hold of hidden dreams that come up in connection with the solar eclipse this week. Especially on Monday and Tuesday, when the energies are at their strongest, you should set aside some time to relax and meditate. Follow up on the thoughts you get now in the next few weeks and follow your heart.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

The solar eclipse this week will have your subconscious working overtime. Something that you have brushed under the carpet will come up - make sure to deal with it. When you go carefully through your thoughts, even the negative ones, it will be easier to carry on with a clean slate. Deal with them once and for all. The choices you make in the next weeks can be prolonged or permanent.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

Tuesday's solar eclipse will bring new energy to an area that is important to you. Your position in a group is crucial for the development of your social status in the next two weeks. Take some time to reflect on whether this is an organisation or group you actually want to belong to. Think rationally.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

This week's solar eclipse brings you into contact with an organisation you have been involved with for a long time, however this time, you're in the spotlight. If you receive an offer of a position, consider it seriously. Is it something you really want or do you just like the idea of it? This week, you will also receive recognition and praise at work for your great efforts.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

You get a clear vision of where the road should go next in terms of work if you take the time to reflect a little. This week's solar eclipse offers the perfect opportunity for that, and the energies are strongest at the beginning of the week. Others see you as a person to count on, and you can expect pleasant feedback for a job well done. Think of how you want to move forward.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

This week's solar eclipse can initiate an avalanche of change for you. New offers may appear in connection with your work. You will most likely have to make compromises with yourself if you want more free time or work more. An important development in a close relationship can influence your decisions.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

In the last few weeks, you have lived in harmony with yourself and the person you have developed into. This week, you will see the result of your choices in connection with the solar eclipse. If not, it's time to correct the course. The activities and changes you initiate in the next fortnight can last up to six months or become permanent.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

This week's solar eclipse will shake your values to the core. Your philosophy of life will come under the microscope. Are you living with false pretenses in relation to the person you have developed into? If so, it is time to correct the course. In the next two weeks, you will get new ideas. Open yourself up for them.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

If you are in conversation with future partners at work, you should not be afraid to stand your ground in the coming weeks. Agreements you make in the next two weeks will help to better your finances for a long time to come, especially when it comes to debts. However, be open to seeing all sides of a story. Follow your intuition.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

This week's solar eclipse will shed light on the issues in your finances, the resources you have and what you share with others. Take a review and look for better solutions. The agreements you enter into now can stand for a long time, up to six months or even become permanent. Tension can build up in close relationships if you're not clear what your intentions are.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

You can look forward to romance and good times in close relationships in the next two weeks. The solar eclipse on Tuesday is the prelude to positive development in intimate relationships. If you're single, you might meet someone with whom you want to establish a lasting relationship. If you're dating, maybe you'll choose to take the relationship a step further. But remember: the choices you make in the next two weeks can be long-lasting.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

Your need to meet new people is increasing, and now you have a lot to gain from being social. This week's solar eclipse puts you in contact with people who will mean a lot to you in the next years. This can inspire you to search for new directions in your relationships. Think positive. An idea shapes and develops more easily if you write it down.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

In the next two weeks, you will make the most progress by taking care of your health. This week's solar eclipse indicates that looking after your health lays the foundation for a better life. The changes you make now can be long-lasting, up to six months, or permanent. Remember to rest.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

The solar eclipse this week gives you the energy to tackle your everyday routines and health. New activities that strengthen you and give you a better everyday life can have an effect for six months, or longer. Exercise, dance, do yoga or whatever gives you joy and energy. Keep moving.