Runic horoscopes

What's your runic horoscope 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 trace 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 tells about 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. They 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)

Something you don’t often talk about could be brought to light. It will probably feel good to have issues clarified, but everyone in your immediate surroundings will not be as happy. A desire for love and romance can make you accept something you wouldn't otherwise tolerate. Be sure to truly think about it.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

A lucky meeting at the beginning of the week will give you perspective on what you want to achieve. Most likely you choose to go in a new direction to fully realise your wants. As early as Tuesday, you will be contacted by someone who will help you further your career. Follow your intuition.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

It's time to communicate in a new way. If you haven’t been heard before, it is time to set boundaries and find your voice. In the second part of the week you will find a good solution to this. A chance meeting with someone will feel like destiny.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

You have an exciting week ahead. Increased activity and spontaneity will give you a sudden insight or a new way of looking at a problem. This will strengthen your confidence. But you may need to consider what you tell or share with others. It's important to be true to yourself and your values now.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

This week you'll find yourself getting annoyed with those you associate with on a daily basis. Something unforeseen may may pop up or an inner pressure to create change. To move forward, you need to analyse the situation and your own role. In this process, you must ignore the trifles in order to not end up in conflicts with others.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Something exciting is happening. You need to get rid of something old to open up to the new. You feel the enthusiasm flowing on. Now it is important not to become so overzealous that you discard what is of value. Deep down, you know what it's about. You know when it's the right time to act.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

A meeting can strengthen your self-confidence but the desire for romance can lead you to ignore the small signals that come from your intuition. Take time for a breather and meditate to get in touch with your inner self. Enjoy the feeling of increased attention, but keep your feet firmly placed on the ground.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

You’ll be feeling more intuitive and creative than usual. A surprising development can make you feel coveted. Throughout the week, your restlessness will increase, and you want things to happen fast. But that restlessness will ruin it for you if you don't slow down and breathe. Follow that gut feeling.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

This week your energy is increasing and you can benefit from taking it out in different and exciting activities. But you can become so eager that you take it further than anyone else appreciates. Look for signals before involving others.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

Vitality and happiness come into your life. Your energy picks up and you can look forward to days of excitement. The universe has decided to reward you according to previous efforts. Be open to new opportunities that come your way. Bring out your inner strength.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

​​Your dreams come to the surface. Grab them. There is something karmic about what you are going to do in the next few days and weeks. Be true to yourself. Let the unconscious emerge in your consciousness. And act accordingly. You are never alone, even if it can feel like that sometimes.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

Totality is the balance between giving and receiving. If you have given too much, the universe will now put you in a better position to create a future balance. Let your inner thoughts come to the surface. Avoid making the attitudes of others more important than your own. Live in step with who you are, not what others think you are.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

See yourself with your own eyes. Avoid letting others enter your atmosphere. You are the master of your own life. Grab what you want to change and do it. In an association or an organisation, something that has been simmering for a long time will come to light. Be sure to think long term.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

This is not a time to be limited by old conditions or authorities. It's time to think again. Be totally honest with yourself. To succeed, you need to think about what will benefit the community and not just yourself. Use your intuition and then act when it feels right.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

In the middle of the week, you can get an impulse to continue working on yourself. It may be time to reconsider, among other things, how you take care of your health. The question of how to stay in content comes up. It may be about something you already know, but have not taken in.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

Now you may feel overlooked in a particular matter, but know that the universe has put your energy on hold because it's not your way to go right now. The energy will open up when the time is right. In the meantime, continue as you are. Your time is coming.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

Now you want to be creative and innovative. The energy of the week will bring out the best in you. But maybe you need to go on other people's terms in the short term to achieve something in the long term. Consider whether it's worth it. Something that you have been struggling with for a while will find a solution.

Berkan (14th March – 30th March)

Dreams come true now if you follow your gut feeling. Something you have long fought for will be arranged in a simple and reliable way. Enjoy the development but avoid becoming too complacent. You are still at the beginning of the new journey.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

Financial gain lies in the cards if you shuffle them correctly. You can enter into advantageous agreements. But be a little careful about your own overconfidence. You may feel that nothing can go wrong and throw yourself all in. Take safe steps towards the future. Be aware of who you want to be.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

This week, you'll find yourself comparing your life to people you thought were friends. Maybe you have a competitive relationship with that person without being aware of it. You'll meet someone who in the long run may mean something to you. Follow your instinct and the outcome will be as you wish.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

The week will be characterised by hectic activity. Many balls in the air can cause your energy levels to sky rocket. Take it out in creative and sporting activities. If you have children, they will now be a great use of surplus energy. Or a romantic partner may get a little extra attention.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

Now you want to focus more on how you affect others. What has previously been important to you becomes less important. Especially on Tuesday. Let the joy slip into your life and take time for a breather. You can expect the energy to pick up.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

An unusual suggestion can lead you to places where you do not travel normally. It will inspire you to develop in a new direction verbally. Creative communication is both a joy and a responsibility. Think about what you want to achieve before sharing your thoughts with others. Speech is silver and silence is gold.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

The week can begin with you asking questions about accepted truths. Whether there is a partner or another, you can start questioning the agreements you have with others. From Monday onwards, the need to share your thoughts with others increases. Use your inner strength.