Jellyfish Power Animal Symbol Of Acceptance And Faith

By Ina Woolcott

Jellyfish’s medicine includes – sensitivity to water energy (emotions), understanding of the value of floating rather than swimming through trying emotional times, proper use of softness (not being rigid), ability to become untangled from the webs of peril in life, acceptance and faith.

There are many species of jellyfish, with the Man of War being the best known. They grow 3 to 14 inches long, and rise up to 6 inches out of the water. Their tentacles hang down up to 45+ feet below the waters surface. The tentacles consist of a colony of polyps, which bear muscular stinging cells. When sensing a fish, the stinging cells shoot out barbs that go into the fish injecting a deadly poison.

Jellyfish reside in the warm seas across the whole planet. During warmer seasons they tend to move toward the poles, and during cooler months, they toward the Equator.

Jellyfish hold acceptance and faith, knowing and trusting that All That Is will provide the necessary for them to survive.

These are the only creatures that rely on movement for the sustenance of their lives – they have almost no ability to move on their own, depending oceans currents and the directions of the wind to move it on the way that it must go.

As they move in harmony with the currents of life, they show to us how to flow with the natural forces of Mother Earth. There are some ancient healers who hold the belief that the tapestry of true spiritual knowledge is held within the transparent form of the jellyfish.

Jellyfish know how to survive and only eat the most necessary food.

If this is your power animal, maintaining balance in all areas of your life is an important lesson for you to learn. When the jellyfish swims into your life, ask yourself if you are flowing with life in a balanced manner or whether you are wasting too much time drifting aimlessly and not enough time actively crossing the currents and heading toward your goals. Watch yourself attentively and study the jellyfish, then balance can be achieved.

3 thoughts on “Jellyfish Power Animal Symbol Of Acceptance And Faith”

  1. Thanks for a very sound interpretation. My son dreamt of a jellyfish and though I’ve had years of Jungian study you really filled out our grasp of what it was saying.

  2. Thanks for this.

    I have been working on an incredible project to track down why many of my patients were holding on to water (showing up as weight gain). It has developed into a programme to help them resolve this and related issues.

    Toward the end of the project I found a gene which was misbehaving in these patients bodies. It was a gene which we share in common with the jellyfish, and all manner of consciousness issues are associated with this genes expression.

    First and foremost is the need for Trust and Acceptance, and to go with the flow but be intelligent about deciding which currents to follow.

    You can imagine how excited I am to read your post and see that this is the wisdom of the Jellyfish as you see it too.

    Thanks again

  3. Lovely piece. I am a marine biologist living in Australia, but I am originally from California. I found your spiritual interpretation on jellyfish fascinating, however I have some problems with your physical descriptions of the creatures. I encourage you to read more into the anatomy of jellyfish, as an accurate understanding of their anatomy will astound you–they are amazing creatures! They are not a collection of polyps, but single polyps with multiple tentacles, each containing stinging cells called nematocysts. These aren’t muscles, but are more like spring-loaded poisonous barbs that fire automatically, whenever the tentacle comes into contact with any surface. Some jellyfish, for example, the infamous box jellyfish, do have a limited ability to swim. But most, like almost all cnidaria (which includes corals and anemones) rely on water movement to either bring them in contact with their prey, or bring their pray to them.
    Portuguese Man o War or blue bottles, which you claimed are the most well-known jellyfish, are actually not jellyfish. They are a colony of polyps living together, and don’t even look like the traditional jellyfish. They get their name from their sail-like bell. Your descriptions of jellyfish most accurately describe these creatures, but unfortunately, as I’ve stated they aren’t actually jellyfish.
    The most well-known jellyfish is probably the moon jellyfish, or the sea nettle, as these are the ones people picture when they think of jellyfish.

    They are found in every sea and ocean around the world, and even in some freshwater rivers and lakes. Even though they do drift with currents, and allow the water to take them where they need to be, they are also voracious predators with an amazing ability to catch and kill prey that has resulted from millions of years of evolution.

    Please email me if you have any questions about jellyfish! I absolutely love them, and as I said, I really enjoy your explanation of their spiritual meaning.

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