MANNAZ (or Manaz), The Humanity’s Rune
Runic Number: 20
Meaning: Humanity, mankind. The inner being, soul, self. Manhood or womanhood.
Translation: Human, mankind.
Color: Deep Red
Polarity: Male and Female
Gods: Odin, Heimdall, Frigg
Astrology correspondence: Jupiter
Characteristics: You, yourself, your body, your mind, and your ego. The world, people in general. Family, friends, associates. Broad-mindedness, tolerance. Charity, devotion, consideration, and kindness. Devotion. Mannaz is the symbol of humanity, of human race; it is the common human nature within each man and woman. We are human family, but still alone in life and in our journey into death. Mannaz is intelligence, creativity, speech, and forward planning, implying collaboration between humans for common good and better world.
Interpretation: Don’t wait to claim your destiny. To be a spiritual being, you must harmonize and balance your mind, body, and spirit. Accept everything, good and bad alike, for each new experience will teach you of life. Learn all lessons and you will move onwards and upwards.
Reverse meaning: Refers the same portents to a person of the opposite sex to yourself – wife, husband, partner, father, mother, etc.
Converse meaning: The individual referred to is being dishonest and convert.