Living in the Central Valley of California feels unnatural to a water sign person such as myself. The daughter of a Navy man, I grew up near the Great Lakes and the Pacific Ocean depending on where my father was sent. More than once, I would welcome him home from long cruises, enjoy having him near for a short time and then he would be gone again.
Growing up, the daughter of a Navy man, also familiarized me with holy cards and icons devoted to the protection of sailors. One I have that I treasure is this one:
They cried to the Lord in their distress;
from their straits He rescued them.
He hushed the storm to a gentle breeze.
and the billows of the sea were stilled.
They rejoiced that they were calmed,
and He brought them to their desired haven.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for His kindness.
And since it was Monday, I thought that surely there would be a Madonna devoted to the men of the sea. Mary, Star of the Sea has many faces but one which I like very much is:
For centuries, Mary has been invoked by mariners as their star, constantly shining a steady beam of light leading to Her son, Jesus. Life is often chaotic just as a boat tossed in rough sea. She is now our star as well
"Hail Star of the Sea! Guide us to Jesus Christ in this tempestuous sea of life!"