#TuesdayRunes – Mannaz

Photo by Jan Sikes January 2021

Welcome to another exploration into the Elder Futhark Script Runes! The rune we are taking a look at today is Mannaz (mah-nahz).

Photo taken by Jan Sikes

Mannaz is the rune of humankind and symbolizes the characteristics that set humans apart from the rest of the Earth’s living creatures. This rune reminds us that we are part of a shared experience among all humans, no matter our specific language, physical appearance, or beliefs. At the same time, Mannaz represents the self with particular emphasis on one’s inner being.

Often, this rune points to some aspect of tension in the relationship between your inner self and your perceived place in the outer world. You may feel at odds with the attitudes and expectations of society. If this is the case, be sure you are listening to your intuition rather than your ego to determine the best course of action.

Mannaz reminds you to maintain self-awareness, checking in with yourself physically, emotionally and spiritually as you choose how to respond to your circumstances.

This rune can also indicate assistance provided from others. Its shape evokes a sense of mutual support as in two individuals coming together to stabilize each other, creating a stronger structure as a result. Be sure to remain open to help from others, but also be willing to lend a hand where needed.

Mannaz also symbolizes human intelligence and creativity (hmmm, sounds a lot like the Ace of Swords from yesterday’s reading). It is considered a rune of the mind and indicates success in academic studies as well as success in matters related to language or law.

In a reversed position, Mannaz can indicate isolation, low self-esteem and/or self-preoccupation. Take some time to examine the role you’ve played and be honest with yourself. It can also indicate that no one is on their way to help you.

The birthdates associated with this rune are April 14th – April 29th.

30 thoughts on “#TuesdayRunes – Mannaz

  1. This sounds like a run of relationships, Jan, with self and others and all that entails. The ability to give and receive is vital and something that isn’t always in balance. And so many of us have difficulty balancing self-care with care of others. A powerful choice and a good one for some reflection. 😀 Have a wonderful day or balanced relationships. Hugs!

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    1. I agree, Diana. It is a rune of relationships, not only with others but our authentic selves. I have no problem giving, but receiving is hard for me. I have a feeling a few of us suffer from that syndrome. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by! Hugs back!

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    1. My pleasure to share, Robbie. Academic success is definitely a worthy goal. My sister has been released to a rehab facility where they will work with her to try and regain her strength back. She is a walking miracle! Thank you so much for asking! Hope your dad is maintaining. Hugs!

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  2. Another good rune, Jan. I had to laugh out loud with the reversed Mannaz where you said, “No one is on their way to help you.” It would be a major disappointment if you expected someone to show up.

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  3. I did see the similarities of the Ace 🙂 my dauggter and I have our set of runes and look forward to learning more and seeing what they have to say.

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    1. Most definitely, Staci. Language and matters of the mind pretty much sum up writing a story regardless of the genre. Thank you for stopping by and let’s hope this one never comes up reversed in a reading.

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