Norse Zodiac Signs: How To Find Your Birth Rune

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Norse zodiac runes are a little different than modern zodiac signs. Modern zodiac signs give you insight into your future, wealth, and the times of the year when you see change or prosperity. On the other hand, Viking runes are woven into your soul on the day you are born.

Your fate is predetermined the day you are born, and there is no changing course. Using Norse runes can help you understand your character and your fate, but there is little you can do to change it.

Norse zodiac runes go more in-depth than the modern zodiac. Instead of using the month you were born, it utilizes the day you were born and the time. The day you were born is called the solar rune, and the time is referred to as the birth hour rune. Each set of runes is composed of 24 symbols, so everyone’s rune set is unique to them.

How To Determine Your Birth Runes

Norse runic horoscope uses two sets of runes to determine the course of your life. The first set of runes is called the solar rune. Using a chart, select which day you were born to calculate your solar rune. This gives you only half of the picture.

Date of BirthSolar Rune
29th June – 14th JulyFehu
14th July – 29th JulyUruz
29th July – 13th AugustThurisaz
13th August – 29th AugustAnsuz
29th August – 13th SeptemberRaidho
13th September – 28th SeptemberKenaz
28th September – 13th OctoberGebo
13th October – 28th October – WunjoWunjo
28th October – 13th NovemberHagalaz
13th November – 28th NovemberNauthiz
28th November – 13th DecemberIsa
13th December – 28th DecemberJera
28th December – 13th JanuaryEihwaz
13th January – 28th JanuaryPerthro
28th January – 13th FebruaryAlgiz
13th February – 27th FebruarySowilo
27th February – 14th MarchTeiwaz
14th March – 30th MarchBerkano
30th March – 14th AprilEhwaz
14th April – 29th AprilMannaz
29th April – 14th MayLaguz
14th May – 29th MayIngwaz
29th May – 14th JuneOthala
14th June – 29th JuneDagaz

Once you have determined your solar rune, you must evaluate your birth hour rune. Given that there are 24 hours in a day, there are 24 corresponding birth hour runes.

  • 23:30-00:30 – Jera
  • 00:30-01:30 – Eihwaz
  • 01:30-02:30 – Perthro
  • 02:30-03:30 – Algiz
  • 03:30-04:30 – Sowilo
  • 04:30-05:30 – Teiwaz
  • 05:30-06:30 – Berkano
  • 06:30-07:30 – Ehwaz
  • 07:30-08:30 – Mannaz
  • 08:30–09:30 – Laguz
  • 09:30-10:30 – Inguz
  • 10:30-11:30 – Dagaz
  • 11:30-12:30 – Othala
  • 12:30-13:30 – Fehu
  • 13:30-14:30 – Uruz
  • 14:30-15:30 – Thurisaz
  • 15:30-16:30 – Ansuz
  • 16:30-17:30 – Raidho
  • 17:30-18:30 – Kenaz
  • 18:30-19:30 – Gebo
  • 19:30-20:30 – Wunjo
  • 20:30-21:30 – Hagalaz
  • 21:30-22:30 – Nauthiz
  • 22:30-23:30 – Isa

Using two distinct sets of runes provides you with a personalized and detailed look into the life the Norns have set upon your head. Once you have determined the unique runes to you, you must now decide what they mean.

Below are 24 Norse runes and what they mean.

FehuMonetary wealth. As long as you work hard, it’s likely that your hard work will pay off.
UruzStrength rune. It not only indicates good physical health but inner strength as well.
ThuriazProtection of Thor. While it doesn’t offer literal protection from the god of thunder, it implies that you must wait for the perfect moment to act when hardships arrive.
AnsuzRune of wisdom. It suggests that knowledge is acquired from the old and wise, and we must spend less time talking and more time listening to gain insight.
RaidhoSuggests travel and change. Those that fall under the Raidho rune undergo constant change or traveling and constant personal evolution along the road.
KenazExcellent intuition. When problems arise, those under the Kenaz rune have an inner voice leading them in the right direction.
GeboSimilar to the libra sign. It’s all about balance in your relationships and your life decisions. Those that fall under the Gebo rune seek out equilibrium and harmony.
WunjoWunjo is all about the basic pleasures in life. It allows you to seek happiness in the little things, like the howling wind or gentle rainfall.
HagalazHagalaz may seem bad, but it isn’t. It’s the rune of catastrophe. Sometimes, things need to fall apart to build back better.
NauthizSuggests that you always stay on your toes. When disaster strikes, and it will, you need to stay alert to act in the moment.
IsaGood things happen to those who wait. Isa implores you to stay patient and vigilant.
JeraWhat you put out into the universe comes back to you. If you plant good seeds, good plants will grow.
EihwazRune of creativity and protection. To reach even the highest goal, using your imagination is a powerful weapon to yield.
AlgizAnother rune of protection. Life is tumultuous and unpredictable. It provides protection and guidance no matter what life throws at you.
SowiloSuggests a balance between stress and physical health. To remain strong and healthy, you must approach obstacles with a clear, even, and stress-free attitude or your physical health will suffer.
TeiwazPromotes success financially and romantically. Those under the Teiwaz rune come across good fortune quickly.
BerkanoPromotes a strong family. Births and weddings are new opportunities to start fresh.
EhwazRune of change. Whether it’s travel or changes in your personal life, those under Ehwaz live a life of change and growth.
MannazSuggests that personal growth requires the help of others. It implies a strong connection to those around you and their role in your success. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
LaguzConjures the aid of the divine goddesses, such as Freyja or other feminine Norse gods. Problems that arise in life will be met much easier with the help of these celestial gods.
PerthoSymbolizes what is hidden. Secrets, revelations and mysteries are something to deal with.
OthalaSuggests that you look back. Old friends or acquaintances can be a great tool in your quest for prosperity.
DagazRune of growth. Change can be difficult, but you conquer it head-on and take the lessons learned into your future.
Inguz (Ingwaz)Represents an overabundance, whether it’s financially or in personal relationships. It’s often tied to fertility and Freyr.

The Mythology And Origins Behind The Birth Runes

Nordic runes are said to be discovered by Odin. He hung himself on the World Tree Yggdrasil for nine days and nine nights until the magic of the runes was revealed to him.

Just like the signs of the zodiac, the Norns use Norse runes to determine a newborn’s fate with the stars’ position in the sky. Using the day you were born and the time, you can determine the life the Norns have cast upon you, good or bad.

The Norse zodiac is a little more in-depth than the modern zodiac. Instead of simple zodiac signs like Taurus, Leo, Libra, Aries, Scorpio, or Capricorn, you are given two sets of runes. These runes take into consideration the day you were born as well as the time.

It may be a little confusing, but it’s super simple. And it provides you with a more detailed and personal account of your life.

What makes the Norse Zodiac Unique?

The Norse zodiac is more detailed and personalized than the modern use of the Western zodiac and horoscopes.

Modern Western zodiac signs (like Sagittarius, Gemini, and Leo, for example) derive from the ancient Greeks. Each symbol corresponds to a different time of the year when the constellations look a little different.

On the other hand, Norse mythology utilizes not only the time of year but the time you were born. Instead of looking toward the stars, it peers toward the Norns and the Norse runes. When the Norns cut your thread of fate, the time of day and the date were equally important. Each thread of fate is a little bit different.

Additionally, the Norse Zodiac doesn’t advise how to change your fate. When the Norns cut that line of fate, your future is set in stone. Even powerful gods like Odin, Loki, or Tyr don’t possess the power to change their fate.

The Norse runic zodiac serves as a mirror or insight into your character and a peek into what life has in store for you.

Tara Summerville

Tara is a freelance writer deeply involved with history in general, old mythology and Vikings in particular. She enjoys sitting on her deck with a cup of coffee reading books on Norse myths, deities and the fantastic stories behind each and every Norse god. Her fascination with mythology began as a child; spending afternoons at her grandma’s house going through the library in search of history and mythological books. She has since carried her love of mythological stories into adulthood also studying diverse aspects of the Viking culture in general.

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