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.

5 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.

  4. Hi, I do have a lot more to add to the Jellyfish story. Jellyfish as I’m sure you are well aware, are immortal (certain ones). NASA sent jellyfish into space, as part of an experiment, they are still floating around now. This can be read online its not a secret. (see below)

    “An important part of the SLS-1 mission included 2,478 jellyfish polyps encased in flasks and bags filled with artificial seawater. They were the subjects in an experiment entitled, “The-Effects of Microgravity-Induced Weightlessness on Aurelia Ephyra Differentiation and Statolith Synthesis.”

    Jellyfish regularly clogg up nuclear warehouses, causing potential problems on land. The scientists say it’s like their on a “mission”.
    They bloom in diversity. Jellyfish populations are getting alarmingly high, as the balance is being tipped in their favour. The more we fish their natural predator (fish) from the ocean, the more their offspring survive and some can reproduce very, very fast and do not even need another jellyfish to reproduce. So with them producing thousands of new jellyfish each, and then their offspring growing very fast and producing thousands, maybe they will come and clogg up every nuclear PowerStation all at once? This could cause numerous problems including electricity shut down, leading to banks and phone lines being down, but even if this happened for one day the effects could be catastrophic.
    They have taken DNA from Jellyfish to make animals glow, sheep, pigs, cats, dogs and even monkeys. They take the egg from the animal and inject the DNA that way. Again no secret. They have even produced glowing plants, saying that glowing tall trees could become the new “avatar style” to replace street lamps in the future.

    They are the deadliest animal in the world, the box fish jellyfish could kill you in three minutes. Also, I can see holiday bookings maybe taking a turn for the worse, when nobody can swim in the sea, as they are literally invading all the waters of the world and in rapid numbers. Remember, the more we take fish out the sea to feed our growing population, the faster they produce, and even oil spills and unfavourable environments for normal fish seem to help these Jellyfish to bloom even faster.

    I was reading a newspaper article that in fact said we are to thank Jellyfish for our very brains. (see below, taken from the Daily Mail Newspaper UK)

    “Thank JELLYFISH for your brains! Electrical signals in nerve cells first evolved in 600-million-year-old ancestor
    Penn State University scientists traced the evolution of genes in neurons
    The genes allowed nerve cells to communicate with rapid electrical pulses
    They say the genes first appeared in parahoxozoa 600 million years ago
    Parahoxozoa are animals that the ancestors of sea anemone and humans
    The genes allowed neurons to form complex networks like those in brains
    The findings could help provide some clues about the causes of epilepsy.”

    Reading deeper, I looked for more about Jellyfish. Please read this taken from a website that you can find by searching the words contained (see below)

    “But, perhaps, no year of these appearances of the Virgin Mary in Donegal is more important than this one as in the later part of May, 2009, she was reported to have appeared before a group of visiting Sisters from England and warned them by saying, “In the land of the moving stones I will show you a sign from the sea that will soon wash upon your shores”, and which a week later saw the “creation” of what is described as one of the most “intriguing” crop circles ever to have appeared on our Planet of a giant 600 foot jellyfish [photo 3rd left] in Oxfordshire, which is home to the ancient and mysterious Rollright Stones, and which after this crop circles appearance was followed in mid-June by a warning from British scientists that “dangerous and even deadly jellyfish are poised to enter British waters in bumper numbers”.

    So, after reading a book by Michael Luckman, titled “Alien Rock: The Rock and Roll Extra-terrestrial connection” I came across this part, I will type it, but you can see this for yourself by looking at the free sample book itself online through google books,
    “An exotic Jellyfish shaped UFO made an unscheduled appearance at a Michael Jackson concert at Wembley Stadium in England on July 31st 1992. John L Clarke, a retired flying officer and police officer confirmed that he spoke to witnesses in the crowd who saw the luminous UFO, which eventually drifted out of sight. Clarke said that a number of started spectators turned their back on the stage and stared up into the sky to see the object, which was hovering above the stadium roof. Security men and other police officers also viewed the flying Jellyfish. UFO’s are reported in all colours, sizes, and shapes but a jellyfish-shaped UFO is practically unheard of. Author and researcher Trevor James Constable claimed that some UFOs are Living Beings themselves”

    Anyway, the story gets deeper. If we talk about Jellyfish with a sense of spirituality, and a bit of astrology, we see that Jellyfish are actually Animal Totems. In fact, if your reading about Jellyfish right now, it could be that you are more connected than what you think.

    You might think, what’s a 25 year old female from the UK doing knowing all this stuff? Well, I researched connections between Western and Eastern signs. I wanted to know, why does the East go with one sign, and the West a different set of animals?
    Well, I found one, and a very credible site, that combines all eastern/western signs into one animal totem. And every family member I tried this with, it fitted their personality very well. Please read this taken from the site:

    “The great philosopher Socrates once said “Know Thyself”, meaning that in order to gain any knowledge or wisdom, one first had to realize that everything they saw was filtered by their individual perspective. This concept is as true today as it was back then. In order to understand your life and its purpose, you must first understand who you are, how you are subconsciously programmed, why you are driven to do the things you do or like the things you like.

    But how exactly can you really know yourself?”

    Ok so here is the site :

    I found out, my western sign of Virgo, and my eastern sign of the Snake, combine together to make the sign of the Jellyfish!

    I knew being a Virgo/Snake, would be something a bit different, since it describes the Garden of Eden story in a sense. But that is what made me search!

    Find your own animal sign, start your path into spirituality!

    Please email me at if you want o discuss anything I have said!

    1. I also wanted to leave links. Also, for anyone who has seen the film “Lucy” and any marine biologist will tell you, that these animals called Jellyfish were literally the first creatures on this planet, and they can’t trace their genes back to this earth. Since they are the beginning, could they also be the end?? A lot of scientists have been predicting some sort of “jellfish Armageddon” for a long time.
      Search links!–late-stop-them.html

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