Salacia’s Secrets Spread
On This Day
To honor Salacia on this day, Romans fashioned olive boughs into arbors to encourage an abundance of water.
Salacia, female divinity of the sea and Neptune’s wife, was honored today with a Roman festival. She is represented as a gorgeous nymph sitting with or driving Neptune in a pearl shell chariot drawn by dolphins or seahorses. She was personified as the calm, sunlit aspect of the sea.
Summation of Spread
The Queen of Cups is often depicted as a mermaid queen. Gentle and tranquil, this queen also connects to the calm and restorative element of the ocean, unlike her husband, the King of Cups, who floats amidst stormy seas.
Why does the sound of water relax us and crashing waves captivate us like watching the flickering embers of a fire? Salacia inspires this spread by provoking questions pondering personal connections to the element of water and the mysteries of the deep.
Cast Your Cards
Cast in the form of a seashell.
1. How does the element of water play a role in my life?
2. What is the best way for me to foster connection with the element of water?
3. What sea creature is a spirit guide for me?
4. How and where do I cultivate a special place near a body of water for myself?
5. What strength do I draw from water?
6. How do I inspire others with my gifts?
7. How do I feel like the ocean?
8. How can I feel more deeply?
9. Why is depth important?