Runic Astrology October 2nd - 8th: What do the runes have in store for you this week?

By Randi Bjærum

Runic astrologer Randi Bjærum uses the ancient Viking practice to forecast your love, money, career, style and health every week

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.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

A new source of income may have emerged by way of an opportunity last week. Consider it carefully to determine if it is something worth pursuing further. Luck is on your side when it comes to generating income this autumn. Be creative. At the same time, your ethical values are undergoing significant changes. Always trust your gut feeling.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Now, you are facing exciting challenges. Create a solid plan for how you will structure your week and the next month. Much is happening, and it could involve a new income opportunity. It might be something you previously considered that's returning to you in a new form. Perhaps it's been on your mind in recent weeks.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

The time has come for you to shine. You have a lot to gain by taking initiative in what you want to achieve, especially in your close relationships. If there's someone you want to get to know better, reach out. Your attraction is stronger than usual, and others are receiving you positively. If you work in a customer-related job, there's much to be achieved now.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

Speak your mind and share your thoughts and opinions. Your willpower and drive are stronger than usual, and you can accomplish a lot in the coming weeks. Be clear about what you want to achieve, both professionally and personally. If there's something you desire, take the first step. You will be met with goodwill.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

Don't hesitate to take some time for yourself in the next few days if you feel the need to withdraw. There are things you need to consider regarding your new image and plans for the fall. Use this time constructively for self-reflection. Be aware of what you want to achieve and have confidence in yourself. Meditation can be a valuable tool for connecting with your own feelings. Use it constructively.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

You are in the last weeks leading up to your birthday, and it's time to reflect on the past year. Take some time to withdraw and meditate if things seem unclear to you. Figure out where your path should lead in your new personal year. Set goals based on your progress in the current year. Avoid being too self-critical. Encourage yourself. A flirtation could arise over the weekend. Enjoy it.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

Positive news – whether in your circle of friends, network, or an organisation you're a part of – can lift your spirits and give you the energy to add that extra touch. Finally, things are going the way you've envisioned. Pay attention to who your supporters are and who you need to work with to get on board.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

A flirtation can arise and, especially in the middle of the week, romance can flourish. Take the time to get to know both the other person and your own feelings. Avoid taking action before you're sure about what you want. It's easier to establish than to disengage. Be open to the unknown.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

Now you have the opportunity to move one step closer to your goals. You are visible to others and will be recognised for your competence. There may be people watching you and your work even if you're not aware of it, so present yourself in the best possible light. If events from last week indicate that you are not being appreciated, it might be time to move on.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

The activity level is high, and the balance you have been maintaining between work and home life may be challenged at the beginning of the week. Create a good plan to manage your responsibilities effectively. You have something to prove this week, so if you don't take the initiative, opportunities may pass you by. Be creative, but stick to the facts and what you can stand behind.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

Your values and life philosophy are undergoing a longer process of change. Although it's easy to be influenced by others' opinions or viewpoints, in the long run, you have the most to gain by finding your own path. Listen to others' opinions, especially those who care about you and are close to you, but make critical choices based on what feels right for you.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

You are facing positive changes. It may be related to a far-fetched country, a long journey, or someone with foreign origins. It could be that someone you've collaborated with or have known before gets in touch, or you choose to return to something that was important to you. Take action.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

Now you have the opportunity to strengthen your finances through collaboration with others. It could be because a partner gains increased access to resources or one of your agreements with someone else bears fruit. Insurance agreements, loan rates, and similar arrangements can be renegotiated during these days. Take the initiative.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

Now you are in great shape. You can feel how your brain is operating at its peak. Unclear terms in resources and agreements you have with others can be reconsidered. Even though others have the most say in some collaborations, you have significant opportunities to negotiate better terms and a new agreement now.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

It might have gotten a bit heated in close relationships last week, but now you have all the opportunity in the world to fix it. Whether it was the stressful energy of the full moon or that you had come to the end of a situation or relationship, know that the Universe is on your side. It's just the Universe's way of telling you that something better is on the way. Out with the old and in with the new.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

Whether you are one of the lucky ones who formed closer bonds with someone you have been close to for a while, or if something came to an end, know that something better is coming your way. Even though it may seem a bit heavy now, open yourself up to the new.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

The effects of last Friday's full moon will still linger in the first few days of this week. The desires and thoughts that arose over the past weekend should be taken seriously. Try to adjust your course toward a different everyday life that suits you better. Whether it's a desire for a change in duties, work tasks, or responsibilities you have, you have a great opportunity to find good solutions now. Engage in dialogue.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

It's time to take control of your life situation and create a better everyday life for yourself. Where things have stagnated or there have been problems, it needs a clean-up now. Avoid taking on too much for others at the moment. You have important choices to make. Think about what's best for your own daily life and health. Take action.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

The consequences of the choices and experiences you had during last week's full moon may linger in the early part of this week. Take action on the thoughts you had about your creativity. If you've set aside activities you've wanted to do, free up time for yourself and your interests. Every minute counts.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Creativity is on the rise, and you need more time for your own interests. In a hectic daily life, balancing responsibilities and leisure can be like solving a puzzle. Get as much done as possible early in the week so that your creativity can flourish towards the weekend. Meetings with friends and engaging in sports or hobbies can help recharge your energy reserves.

Fehu (29th June – 14th July)

The changes that you focused on during last week's full moon are ready to be put into action this week. They are necessary to create a better life situation for you. However, some of you may find that the projects you envision will take longer than desired. Nevertheless, don't let that deter you from making the changes. Create a solid plan.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

You can make the best use of your increased energy by tackling small repairs and other projects and initiatives around the home. Be creative. Some of you might find the balance between home and work a bit challenging in the middle of the week. Stay organised. The weekend offers social gatherings. Be yourself and engage with others.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

The recent full moon will have a strong influence on you in the first few days of this week. Be cautious about what you confide in others, especially someone you believe is close to you. Remember that it's not just what you say, but how you say it that matters in determining the course of a situation. This applies to those you interact with, both professionally and personally.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

Good thoughts and ideas came to you last week, and now it's time to continue working on them. Trust your intuition and have confidence in your own worth and knowledge. Divide them into long-term and short-term project plans. Building something new can take time. Any potential collaborators should be carefully considered. Trust your own expertise.