Oracle of the Week: 8 - 14 April 2024 – Ingenuity

Oracle of the Week: 8 - 14 April 2024 – Ingenuity

Of all the sacred sea spirits, the octopus has always been among my favourites. These animals are incredible – from their intellect to their curiosity, from their cleverness to their spitefulness. The octopus is amazing, (unwittingly) entertaining, mysterious, and as I see it, embodies the mutable nature of the oceans in ways that transcend definition. Known for their problem solving skills especially, the octopus will  be our guide this week and encourages us to tap into our own ingenuity.

34. Octopus Spirit - Ingenuity

From the guidebook - the sacred meaning of this card:  Be spontaneous and adaptable; change your patterns; reimagine, reinvent, and rediscover; morph; outsmart your old self; innovate your reality; access fresh ideas

The Octopus Spirit’s message and tasks for you this week are really two-fold. First, Octopus Spirit wants to remind you that the octopus is often taken for granted, disrespected, and treated poorly. Seen as a tasty snack by so many of the ocean’s denizens (and humans too), its intellect, resourcefulness, and ingenuity is generally overlooked. Yet, these animals are hard to hunt. They are experts in camouflage and deception. They can squeeze themselves into impossible places, and they can (and often do) leave the water itself to escape a predator (or to catch their own prey). If you are feeling overlooked, taken advantage of, or simply disrespected, Octopus Spirit asks you to channel it – show your detractors and naysayers what stuff you are truly made of. Take those negative experiences and learn from them – another of the octopus’ traits, learning – and use this perspective to find out who you really are.

The second message and task is to use your innate ingenuity to find new ways to approach challenges in your life. The octopus needs creative play in its life (a bored octopus is an aquarium's worst nightmare) and plenty of enrichment. Honour and love who you are, but if there is something you’re not happy with in your life, morph. Reinvent. Find a different way to experience each situation, and ask yourself what it would be like to find that fresh solution or way of experiencing something that simply hasn’t been working thus far. Can you think of new and fun ways to experience your own reality? Octopus Spirit says yes.

This week, meditate on, and channel Octopus Spirit each day. Let the Octopus Spirit energy guide you, and show you new paths to experiencing yourself and your reality.

For those of you just joining us on this journey, we are using Justine Serebrin's Sacred Sea Oracle: Dive into the Depths of Your Cosmic Soul.

This deck is absolutely stunning and is a perfect guide for us as we navigate 2024
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