Daily Angel Oracle Card: Poseidon, from the Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton
“Expect a greater flow of creativity, ease or prosperity. This card is a siren call to protect and enjoy the stunning oceans of the oceans of the world.”
“As gentle as a lagoon and as destructive as a tsunami, Poseidon is one of the greatest gods of the Greek pantheon. One of the sons of Cronus, he rules the sea. His brothers, Zeus and Hades, rule the sky and the underworld, respectively.
He was beloved and feared at the same time. Sailors in the ancient world often made sacrifices to him before a voyage, and fishermen took part in great seasonal rites to appease him. Some rites were as straightforward as singing to him in a storm, while some sailors and fishermen traced his trident upon the shore before entering the sea. Yet other rites were bloodthirsty, matching this god’s violent power.
The essential, defining feature of water is its flow. Poseidon controls the flow aspect with great power. Call upon him when you need a flow of anything in your life, but in particular creativity, abundance, fertility or prosperity.
In modern times, we need to protect the sea more than ever. We have caused many imbalances in our oceans through over fishing and pollution. We need to call upon Poseidon for his help in protecting this domain. Today many organizations linked with the sea use his symbolism. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society uses the trident as a symbol on its flag as they protect whales and other sea creatures from death.
Surfers, sailors fishermen and anyone who has a deep love and appreciation of the ocean would do well to communicate regularly with Poseidon. He is said to protect his own and will give secrets of the sea to those who honour him. Knowing which surf break is going to be the best or how to perform well while sailing is a secret worth having!”
Shadow Side: “Poseidon is notoriously changeable. Whole armadas of battleships were lost if Poseidon was not on their side, and he would exact quick and lethal revenge if he so chose. Too much flippant change around emotions can lead to drama. It is important to be as balanced in our feelings as possible. While going with the flow is good, being too changeable can lead to instability and not being able to make good decision.
Pay attention to how flow is playing out in your life at present. Be aware that hanging on to a grudge or an imbalance will interrupt the clean flow to what you desire.”
Symbols: “Trident, dolphins, horses”
~ By Stacey Demarco
We cannot control the ocean, we can merely surrender to it. We can go with its cycles, it’s ebs and flows. When caught up in a current, we must ride with it, or we will exhaust ourselves. When things are going well, we can ride the wave. The ocean is a lifeline to our planet. It is filled with an abundance of life. It demands our respect. But it needs our love and care also.
Spending time close to the ocean is healing. Feet buried in the sand, breathing in the salt air, wind whispering… or screaming through your hair. The negative ions help to relieve us of our stress, reset our bodies, calm our nervous systems.
There is magic in the ritual of drawing or writing your dreams, wishes, prayers, creations and manifestions in the sand with gratitude and intention; asking the ocean to bless them and deliver them to Source. It activates co-creation with the Universe.
You could ask Poseidon for his blessings also. Maybe leave a small offering for the mermaids of a shell, crystal, flower or something organic.