Runic horoscopes

Written in the runes: 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)

A case that's been concealed comes to light. It may be something that's not previously been accepted but the time for its exposure is ripe now. It may cause emotions to fly for more than one person. Be neutral until all the facts are on the table. Listen to your inner voice before you decide.

Uruz (14th July – 29th July)

Resources and values ​​you have in common with others may become a topic in the coming weeks. There may be disagreement about how they should be viewed and interrupted. You may find that demands are made that are not real. Examine the facts. You will get the best out of it if you trust your intuition with the facts in mind.

Thurisaz (29th July – 13th August)

A journey - either physically or internally - may be the starting signal for a new beginning this week. The conditions are right for both short and long journeys to be successful. If you travel inwardly, your beliefs can be tested and further developed. Your outlook on life will change.

Ansuz (13th August – 29th August)

Things will develop well for you if you listen to your own needs. Knots can occur in close relationships. It may be that you are changing and setting other demands on those you associate with. Be careful not to find yourself too concerned with asserting your own needs that you forget to consult others. Find a middle ground.

Raidho (29th August – 13th September)

This week, there will be a lot of focus on your job and public image. How you address the public role you have will inspire you to make some changes. You are in a favourable period to make concrete plans. Spend time seeking out the things you want to achieve.

Kenaz (13th September – 28th September)

Being restless is good when it is constructive but now you can be a little too restless. It is an inner pressure that builds up in you. It may be related to the fact that you have an important decision to make this week to make your life better. Take time to meditate.

Gebo (28th September – 13th October)

This week sees increased activity and more contact with your friends. Your participation in group contexts and organisations will pick up. Whether you are a member of an organisation or you decide to join a new one, it will lead to new contacts for you. Which will come in handy soon.

Wunjo (13th October – 28th October)

This week is about friendship for you. Relationships both old and new will spread joy in your surroundings. But you may need to clean up your circle of friends. While it is always uncomfortable to do so, it's necessary since you are constantly evolving. You just have to make the decision now.

Hagalaz (28th October – 13th November)

The need to share your dreams and thoughts with others is growing. But be careful who you trust. Someone else may steal or borrow your idea if you are not careful. Let your energy carry you in everyday life and let your thoughts develop a little more.

Nauthiz (13th November – 28th November)

This week you will find yourself more inspired and creative than usual. It's time to take a chance and follow your dreams. Something you have long dreamed of can become a reality if you want it badly enough. If you are active now, the change can happen in what will seem like overnight.

Isa (28th November – 13th December)

This week you'll get a fresh start if you follow what you want to achieve. Listen to your gut feeling. Then you can get a conscious thought and direction on where you want to go. Rely on your own decisions.

Jera (13th December – 28th December)

Optimism and creativity prevail. But even if optimism prevails, no rate or law prevails over what you can hold. Have a realistic expectation of what can be done. Avoid betting more than what you feel comfortable with in close relationships. Look forward.

Eihwaz (28th December – 13th January)

If you are not happy with the salary you have today, the energy of the universe this week will inspire and motivate you to ask for more. Something new and exciting can attract you. Be innovative in your thinking. You deserve the best and why not now? Trust your inner judgment.

Perthro (13th January – 28th January)

This a week you'll become more philosophical and verbal. Your own thoughts and ideas flow through your head. A whole new idea can take shape. But please wait a while to publish it. Leave it to mature. It can prove to be ingenious and meet your needs. You will know more about that in a few weeks.

Algiz (28th January – 13th February)

Contact with neighbours, siblings and friends can bring expansion and joy now. In meeting others, you may notice that a meeting comes with romantic undertones. Do not let the person disappear until you have created a line of communication if you are in a situation where you can live out your feelings.

Sowilo (13th February – 27th February)

An initiative can lead you to forge closer ties with a person. Golden moments can occur now but avoid doing it too intensely. If it becomes too much, you lose ground contact and spiral in your own mind. Organise yourself and your emotions.

Teiwaz (27th February – 14th March)

Now you want to give more attention to your home, foundation and roots. Maybe you choose to change direction. It could be in your work or family life. If you don't have children, take the step now and plan for the future. Alternatively, it can be decoration, moving or refurbishing that concerns you. This week is about laying the foundation.

Berkan (14th March – 30th March)

Intense emotions can be aroused in you as a result of an encounter with a person who fascinates and irritates you. Consider whether there is something karmic or whether the person in question brings to life something that has been latent in you. Deep down, you have the answer to the question you are asking yourself.

Ehwaz (30th March – 14th April)

The need to show what you can do and get confirmation of your creativity will increase. Now you can experience that no matter what you do, your energy level will increase. They are many ways to bring out the creativity whether it is through play with children, sports or games.

Mannaz (14th April – 29th April)

This week you are encouraged by the universe to be diplomatic. This is not the time to run your own race instead think of community. An encounter with a new person can arouse intense emotions in you. Most likely you will meet this new person through an organisation or hobby.

Laguz (29th April – 14th May)

Have you been thinking about changing your lifestyle for a long time? The time has come to take action on your thoughts. A step towards your new life can lead to a better quality of life. Changes you make now can become permanent if you are consistent in your choices in the first few weeks. Update your routines.

Ingwaz (14th May – 29th May)

A lifestyle change will help you in the long run if you set aside time for it now. This week you will also notice an increased load when it comes to your daily tasks both at home and at work. Still, try to set aside time for yourself. Your most important journey is to take care of yourself.

Othala (29th May – 14th June)

You have the most to gain from being on the supply side in close relationships. This applies to both personal and professional contacts. This is not the time to run ego races, but to meet others halfway. Misunderstandings in communication can occur. Set aside time to strengthen each other and love.

Dagaz (14th June – 29th June)

Now, in the next few days, especially this weekend, you can forge new strong ties. But if you put your own interests ahead of others, you could end up with an unwanted result. Balance is important this week. If you become too selfish and run your own race, irritation and conflicts can arise. Bet on yourself.