We're Witches. Maybe We Can Do Something About This.
As noted below, the Moon is currently waning (in Sagittarius, today), which makes this a good time to do magic to decrease the flow of the oil well that is threatening the Gulf of Mexico. I'll be at my altar tonight; please join me if you feel moved to do so. This sort of disaster seems to me to be ideal for knot magic, but whatever works for you works between the worlds. And, what we do between them, affects them all.
Here's a short list of Goddesses and Gods associated with the Ocean:
Yemaja - Goddess of the Ocean
Mama Cocha - Inca Goddess of the sea and provider of the sea's bounty. She is a favorite of sefarers and fishermen.
Enki - God of Water
Branwyn - Goddess of love, sexuality and the sea
Latis - Goddess of Water and Beer
Morgan LeFay - Goddess of Death, Fate, the Sea and of Curses
Aegir - God of the Sea
Njord - God of Fire, Wind and Sea
Oceanus - Produced the rivers and the three thousand ocean nymphs with his wife Tethys
Tethys - Produced the rivers and the three thousand ocean nymphs with her husband Oceanus
Poseidon - God of Horses, Earthquakes, Storms and the Sea. Brother of Zeus
Naunet - Goddess of the Ocean
Nun - God of Water and Chaos
Namu - Goddess of the Sea
Since the oil is gushing forth from the Underworld, here's a list of Goddesses and Gods associated with the Underworld:
Dress your altar with shells. Go skyclad or clad in shells. Burn candles of blue and green. Wear water and fish, listen to the sound of waves, burn incense related to water.
Call the Elements, with an emphasis on Wind and Water. Invoke the Goddesses and Gods of your choosing and cast your circle with salt water and visions of dolphins.
Meditate on your objective: seeing the gushing of oil from the Underworld stopped, capped, undone. See the proper seals between the Worlds restored.
Raise energy. Raise it by dancing, swimming, singing, chanting, floating. And, then, release the energy into the Gulf.
Ground. Thank Deity. Thank the Elements. Open your circle. Enjoy rum and seaweed crackers or water and shrimp skewers or margaritas and cerviche for cakes and ale.
I'm a woman, a Witch, a mother, a grandmother, an eco-feminist, a gardener, a reader, a writer, and a priestess of the Great Mother Earth. Hecate appears in the
Homeric Ode to Demeter, which tells of Hades who caught Persophone
"up reluctant on his golden car and bare her away lamenting. . . . But no one, either of the deathless gods or of mortal men, heard her voice, nor yet the olive-trees bearing rich fruit: only tenderhearted Hecate, bright-coiffed, the daughter of Persaeus, heard the girl from her cave . . . ."