Mannaz is the rune of assistance and team work. You can expect to receive some sort of aid or cooperation now. Possibly in the form of good advice. (Especially if paired with Ansuz.) Surrounded by positive runes, Mannaz indicates that now is a very good time to implement any plans. It speaks of constructive activity with the assistance of many people. Mannaz in your reading hints to be on the lookout for a new acquaintance, one that will enlarge your outlook and contacts. If the surrounding runes are negative, you may have blown a problem way out of proportion and are on the verge of giving up. In that case you may be too caught up in a problem to solve it, and should seek advice from someone. It is important for you to have a positive attitude now. If it needs adjusting, do it. If there are delay runes (Nied, Isa, Othel and Ansuz Reversed) the time is not right for projects. Take special care to remain modest. This rune may indicate magical ability especially if paired with Perdhro or Lagaz. Although Lagaz in a spread with Mannaz may also mean trouble with women, as always, look to the placement in the spread and the surrounding runes.
This rune appearing reversed tells you to expect no help now. Mannaz Reversed in your reading may indicate a time when you are feeling isolated and lonely. Perhaps you have (or will) separated yourself from others to “pull yourself together”, and reflect on your life. There will be obstacles, ( especially if found with Hagall or Nied) and someone or more likely a group may be interfering in with your business. If this is the case, look at the surrounding runes to show how to deal with them. If Isa or Nied are in the runecast, the advice is to wait. With Jera, the advice is to use legal means. When paired with Tir, the advice of Mannaz Reversed is to fight. Selfishness on your part may be part of the problem. You should try and see things from point of view of someone else.
Converse: The person referred to is being covert or dishonest.
Alternate Names: Manna, Madr, Mann, Madur
Ancient Meaning: The divine ancestor or sky god
Keywords: Godhood and goddesshood, memory, humanity, order, intelligence, ancestors, sacred union
Description: Now is the time for you to explore your inner self and those of others. Your intelligence and creativity are very well honed at the moment. Cooperation from and with others should be very easy to attain.
Reversed Description: Mannaz reversed may indicate you are in a period of depression. Be careful when making serious decisions at this time. Trust only those whom time has proven trustworthy.
Astrological Correspondence: Jupiter
Tarot Correspondence: The Magician
Gods/Goddesses: Heimdall, Odin
Stones: Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet, Amber, Rainbow Tourmaline, Smithsonite, Amethyst
Animals: Wolf, raven, eagle, hound, cow, horse, fly, bear, salmon
Magic: Amplifies knowledge, memory, and wisdom, Comprehends the polarities of personality, Increases understanding of social order, Enhances achievement of your full potential