Runic Astrology October 9th - 15th: 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)

The solar eclipse this week can inspire you to share your thoughts, opinions, and ideas. You stand firmly on your own feet and have the written word at your disposal. Romance and flirting will intensify since the planet of love, Venus, sends you little signals and nudges throughout the week. Seize the opportunities when they arise.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Take a little more time for yourself in the coming days. Your health can improve in the early autumn darkness. Good routines you establish now can last for up to six months, and perhaps become permanent. It's time to put yourself first and let others manage on their own a bit more. Put on your own oxygen mask before helping others. Strengthen your finances through practical and concrete measures.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

You are facing a fresh start with Saturday's solar eclipse. Those of you who have birthdays this week will feel it even more. Congratulations to all of you celebrating your birthdays! Be open to the exciting and new things that will happen in your life in the coming weeks and months. This solar eclipse is fortunate for you when it comes to relationships and love.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

New insights are coming your way with this week's solar eclipse. Especially for those of you who have birthdays this week or celebrated over the weekend, something may fall into place. Self-development and personal growth will become more important to you in the time ahead. The solar eclipse brings change, but your rune energy, Wunjo, reminds you to find happiness even in the darkness. Seek harmony and balance.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

This week's solar eclipse represents a new beginning for you. Seize your dreams that arise from the depths within you. You can feel the primal energy and self-determination rising from your inner self. Spend more time on yourself and your own needs. Take time to heal yourself and find balance, especially in the give-and-take of life.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

This week, you may face hidden challenges. Inner conflicts and unconscious patterns may surface during Saturday's solar eclipse and may require your attention. If you are highly sensitive, you might start feeling the energies from as early as Monday. Use this time constructively to explore what you desire and what your needs are, both this week and in the time ahead.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

This week's solar eclipse will make your subconscious mind work overtime. Something you've repressed or swept under the rug will come to the surface in a more pronounced form, possibly with greater intensity. Take the opportunity to address it once and for all. The choices you make in the coming weeks could be long-lasting or permanent.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

This week's solar eclipse points towards a cycle of positive renewal in friendships, networks, organisations, and groups you belong to or wish to join. Old connections may flourish in new ways. Open your heart to love and forgiveness, and remember that true bonds are renewed and grow with time. Have trust.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

This week's solar eclipse indicates that you can now transform your social bonds. You may connect with an organisation you've had your eye on for a while. Through persistence and inner strength, you can create steadfast and enduring relationships. Your commitment and loyalty nourish your social circles, and you can strengthen your bonds. If you receive an offer of a position or role, consider it seriously.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

Now, the significant opportunity you've been seeking for a while may emerge as a tangible possibility for you in connection with Saturday's solar eclipse and the surrounding days. However, you might have to compete with those who have longer seniority or better education than you. Have trust in the universe. It's the sum of your experience and personality that counts. You are in the spotlight.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

The solar eclipse this week can set off a series of exciting events for you. It's time for you to open up and receive support and advice from others. New opportunities may arise in connection with your job. Receiving support in the form of a mentor could strengthen your awareness of where your path should lead. Go for what you desire.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

The solar eclipse this week highlights that it's time to bring light and clarity to your spiritual and philosophical values. Seeking wisdom, sharing insights, and illuminating the path forward will be a process that unfolds over the next fourteen days. The choices you make as a result of this process can last up to six months or even become permanent.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

This week's solar eclipse encourages you to stand up for your spiritual and philosophical truths. Others may have different opinions, but defending what is dear to you can lead to harmonious relationships and mutual respect in both professional and personal spheres. Strengthen your convictions and act with integrity—this is the message of the week for you.

Berkano (14th March – 30th March)

This week's solar eclipse encourages you to nurture and renew your connections, both personally and professionally. Cultivating collaboration and understanding is an art. Open yourself up to change and make room for growth so that your relationships can be renewed. This could lead to deeper connections in your close relationships, including romantic ones, in the coming weeks.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

This week's solar eclipse will shed light on your relationships. The energy encourages you to embrace changes and create harmony in close relationships. Understanding others' unconscious psyche can lead to a better understanding of their dynamics, making collaboration easier and creating a good balance. Share yourself and your knowledge. Think in terms of community.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

This week's solar eclipse opens up the opportunity to build a close relationship that could become permanent. You are facing a fortunate development and can look forward to romantic moments. If you are single, someone you meet now might be the one you want to establish a more committed relationship with. Embrace love. Professional relationships will also be strengthened.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

New people whom you wish to get to know better may enter your life during this week's solar eclipse if you are open to it. Nothing comes into a closed hand or a closed heart. Open the door to your heart and look around. Relationships you establish now can become more committed rather than just a flirt.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

This week's solar eclipse will shed light on your health and daily routines. The autumn darkness is descending upon us. Make an effort to get enough exercise, sleep, and vitamins in the coming months. The actions you take now, if maintained in the next two weeks, can turn into a journey of half a year or even develop into something permanent. Make plans for what you want to achieve. Take action.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

This week's solar eclipse may inspire your rune energy, Othala, to build a secure foundation in your daily life through good routines. Taking care of your daily well-being can boost your energy during the autumn darkness. Whether it's exercise or spa treatments that benefit you, set aside time for yourself and your needs. At work, an environment of safety and support from others will enhance your productivity. Create your life.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

This week's solar eclipse suggests shining opportunities for fateful encounters. Take the time to listen to the energy of the Universe. Follow your inner flow. Be open and embrace the changes that come your way. It may lead to meeting a soulmate. Everyone you meet now can bring joy and inspiration into your life.

Fehu (29th June – 14th July)

Now you have the opportunity to elevate and express your creativity to a new level. Whether it's exercise, sports, games, hobbies, playing with children, or a new romance, this week's solar eclipse will bring a time of joy and fertility. What you start now may become a permanent activity in the long run.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

This week's solar eclipse will illuminate your roots, your home, and your foundation. Family is important to you, both your biological family and your chosen extended family of friends and loved ones. Changes you make in your foundation now can enhance your quality of life and create more harmony and joy for you. Whether it's renovation, moving, or activities related to family members, you have good prospects now.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

Now, all the efforts you make to strengthen your family life, your roots, and your foundation will improve your quality of life. Involve others in your plans to strengthen the sense of community and family. For some of you, this might involve adjusting the balance between career and home. Be accommodating but true to your own will and interests.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

This week's solar eclipse grants you an element of luck if you have to give a speech, lecture, conduct a course, write a contract, or engage on a social media platform. You have the power of words on your side, and you can look forward to new friends, great ideas, many calls, and invitations. New people you meet now have the potential to develop into strong and possibly lifelong friendships.