Runic Days of the Week – “Moon’s Day” Manidagar

“Moon’s Day” Manidagar

Monday, “Moon’s Day” governs the emotions, wildlife, fertility and the life giving waters. In some traditions, the Moon may be attributed to a God or Goddess.

“Moon’s Day” or “Manidagar” as it is known in Old Norse governs the emotions, wildlife, and the giving waters. This day honors the God/dess, the moon cycles, the tides, and our feelings. This is a good day to honor the God/dess within. This Rune is called Lagu (OE), Laguz (G), or Logr (ON).

Many God/dess orientated Study Groups and Meta- physical Groups often meet on Mondays. It is good day to organize and plan for the rest of the week as well. IN THE NORSE AND GERMANIC TRADITIONS, THE MOON IS ALWAYS MASCULINE! In Norse, the Moon is “Mani.” Mani’s sister is Sol, the Sun. Sol is pursued by a wolf and Mani is pursued by Hati, who will catch him at Ragnorok and devour him. This is why the wolf is called Managarmr ‘devourer of Mani.’

This can also be a day of creativity drawing upon ones imagination and also a day of psychic awareness.


The Runic or Celtic Cross Reading

The Runic or Celtic Cross Reading
This spread is a very common general life reading that calls for selecting six runes arranged in the form of a runic cross illustrated in the center of your bag.

Rune 1. PAST. This represents a situation from your recent past that explains why the situation is currently like it is. This rune sheds light into your character in terms of how you’ve handled situations in the past.

Rune 2. YOU NOW. This rune refers to your current situation. The basic energies and happenings you are currently dealing with.

Rune 3. FUTURE. This rune indicates where the situation is taking you. What is likely to occur. It represents the best possible outcome for the situation based on how you’ve dealt with problems in the past.

Rune 4. FOUNDATION. This rune provides a look into the heart of the matter under consideration. The unconscious elements involved.

Rune 5. CHALLENGE. This rune represents the things you should concentrate on in order to affect positive changes. This rune can be very important in helping realign your priorities.

Rune 6. NEW SITUATION. The final rune indicates what you can finally expect from your question when you successfully meet your challenges.




Concentrate on your issue and draw seven runes, one at a time. Lay the runes face down in the above order. In this reading, you interpret two runes together for a combined meaning:

< Turn over the 1st and 2nd runes. These two combined form the issue or problem.

< Then flip over the 3rd and 4th runes. The combination of these two runes represent the factors of your past that have influence in your present situation.

< The 5th and 6th runes are the most important runes in this cast. They represent the advice the runes are giving you.

< The 7th rune is the result of the situation. ( If you follow the advice given in the spread. )




Concentrate on your situation and draw five runes. Lay the runes face down, one through five as illustrated above. Then, one at a time, turn them over and read them in the following order.

< 2) PRESENT The current problem, situation or issue.

< 1) PAST Something from your past that caused this situation.

< 4) HELP This is the help ( from a friend, relative, stranger or yourself ) that you can expect.

< 5) OBSTACLES The aspects of the situation that can not be changed and must be accepted.

< 3) RESULT The outcome of the spread in consideration of all the runes in the spread.




Concentrate on your situation (or question) and draw three runes. Place them on your rune cloth (or table or whatever). Like the one rune method, this can be used to answer a “yes or no” question. Place all the runes face up. If the runes are predominantly upright, the answer is yes. If the runes are mostly reversed, the answer is no.

Another way to use the three rune method is to turn over one rune at a time and:

< Read the first rune as the PROBLEM OR ISSUE.

< Read the second rune as the COURSE OF ACTION you should take.

< Read the third rune as the OUTCOME (if you follow the advice of the second rune).




Simply clear your mind, concentrate on a question and pull one rune. Consult the meaning of this rune and see how it applies to you. This technique can be used as a daily pick in the morning to see what type of day you can expect, or to answer a specific question. You can also use the one rune method to answer a “yes or no” question. Upright, the answer is yes; reversed the answer is no. Runes that have no reverse should be considered upright.



Layouts Used for divinations

Layouts Used for divinations
A. Odins Rune.
Place the Runes into a cloth pouch, and shake them up. Reach into the pouch and draw out a single Rune. Make sure when the Rune is pulled out, and you turn it over that you do not accidentally do not invert the Rune. This Rune will reveal the crux of your present situation, or the basic answer to your question.

Three Rune Spread.
Place the Runes into a cloth pouch. Draw out three Runes and place them in a horizontal line in front of
you. Reading from the left to the right, the positions represent; 1) You now, 2) the Challenge ahead of you,
and 3) the Best Outcome. Read the Runes and interpret them relative to their position.


Runic Cross
Place the Runes into a cloth pouch. Now draw out 6 Runes and place them in the following order. Place the
first Rune in the center of your work area. This represents you now. The second Rune goes to the right of the first Rune. This represents your past. The third Rune goes to the right of the first Rune. This Rune represents the future. The forth Rune goes below the first Rune. This Rune reveals the foundation of the situation. The fifth Rune is placed above the first Rune. This Rune is the challenge ahead of you. The sixth Rune goes above the fifth Rune. This rune represents the best outcome.


Three Life Spread
This spread is useful for exploring past incarnations. There are five runes involved in this spread. Place the Runes into a cloth pouch, and remove five of them, placing them in the following order. The first Rune goes on the right side of you work area. This Rune is your birth and childhood of this life. The second Rune goes to the left of the first. This Rune represents your present. The third Rune goes to the left of the second. This Rune is your future in this life. The forth Rune goes below the second Rune. This Rune reveals your past incarnation. The fifth Rune goes above the second Rune. This Rune is your future incarnation. Interpret the Runes relative to their position and also relate them to what must be gained in each incarnation.

Third Aett, Tiw’s Aett

Third Aett, Tiw’s Aett
Tiw, Tyr, Tiwaz is a member of Aesir and known as Skyfahter. He sacrificed one of his arms to bind Fenrir the giant wolf. He is God of Justice, Council, Loyalty, Sky and War. To have him on your side in battle meant victory!
The Runes in the Third Aett include:

Tiw: victory, success, positive, high energy, a quest

Beorc: fertility, growth, rebirth, birch tree

Eh: movement, gradual growth, change, conveyance

Man: mankind, the self, self awareness

Lagu: flow, women’s cycles, water, moon, psychic

Ing: fertility, family ties, new beginnings

Daeg: light, 24 hour period, 180 degree change

Odal: separation, inheritance, ancestral home

Second Aett HeimdalR’s Aett

Second Aett HeimdalR’s Aett

HeimdalR, one of Aesir, is considered to be the guardian of the Gods/Goddesses. He is Father of Humankind, watches over the Biofrost Bridge for enemies, and is the God of Security. He is Loki’s deadly enemy, was born of nine sisters, his teeth are of gold, he needs little sleep, can see at a distance of 100 miles away in day or night, can hear grass growing, owns a horn called “Gjallarhorn” which can be heard around the world and his sword is called “Man-head.”
The Runes in the Second Aett include:

Hagal: fire and ice polarity, ail, destruction, balance

Nyd: need to experience, patience

Is: ice, frozen over, standstill

Ger: one year cycle, completion

Yr: defense, flexibility, Yew tree (Yggdrasil)

Peorth: chance, unknown, finding something lost

Eolh: protection, elk, peace, banish negativity

Sigil: wholeness, life’s energy, sun’s energy, health

First Aett, Freya’s Aett

First Aett, Freya’s Aett
Freya is known as the Lady of the Vanir. The Vanir consisted of the second Germanic family of Gods/Goddesses with the Aesir being the most important. The Vanir God/Goddesses were called upon for rain, fertility, sun, good harvest, and good winds. Fair Freya is Goddess of Love, Lust, War, Seidth, and Death. Her brother Frey is God of Spring, Harvest, Fertility, and the Farmer. He sacrificed his sword for love. He is also the husband of Gerd, Goddess of Frost.
Runes in the First Aett include:
Feoh: domesticated cattle, acquired wealth, possessions

Ur: Auroch, an extinct wild oxen, forerunner of today’s European cattle, wild energy

Thorn: Thor’s Hammer, gateway, decision, thorn.

Os: messenger, trickster, spoken word, tests

Rad: wheels, a journey, spiritual reunion

Ken: opening, light, torch, fire, to know, creative

Gyfu: partnerships, gifts

Wynn: joy, happiness, light, laughter