My name is Meredith, which, very appropriately, means “protector of the sea” in Welsh. I’m thirty-three years old, and an Aries with a Cancer Moon and Gemini ascending. I’m an eclectic Pagan mystic, occult student and shamanic practitioner. I’m also an amateur writer, Tarot/oracle reader, and the creator of this site.
I live in North Carolina with Naia, my magical nymph of a cat, whose birthday happens to be (estimated to be) two days before mine! One morning in June of 2017, I woke up from a dream in which I was holding a white cat. While showering and thinking of the dream and how badly I wanted a cat, the name “Cleo” suddenly and inexplicably flashed into my mind.
Shortly after, I got on the SPCA website and decided to finally tempt myself by seeing what cats were available. And there she was – an adorable one-year-old, white (except for some dark grey markings), and bearing the name Cleo. A week later she was mine, and re-named after the word for a Greek freshwater nymph, Naiad. (Interestingly enough, Cleo happens to be the name of a specific Naiad from mythology)
The goal of The Oracle of Water is to share, teach and explore all things watery and magical – divination, the healing (and devastating) power of water, myths of the sea and water spirits & deities, and use of water in magic and ritual.
Additionally, my goal here is to raise awareness about water in a more tangible and temporal sense, i.e. respect and preservation of fresh water sources and our oceans. Use the menu above to visit The Temple of Water and Sedna’s shrine, where you can find information on many ocean and wildlife protection organizations, related news and other resources.
The creation of this site has been inspired by my own love and fascination of water and all things related, particularly in my personal spiritual and magical practice.
I am also a member of the international Fellowship of Isis, which is free to join and celebrates the Divine Feminine of all cultures and spiritual paths. Much of Olivia Robertson’s liturgy and received oracles for the Fellowship serve as foundation for many of my own spells, rituals and devotionals and will frequently be shared and adapted here.
Finally, I am working on developing an oracle deck or unique divination system based on water and/or all the elements, inspired by ideas and experiences chronicled here. I also hope, once it’s made, to make it available here, potentially along with other related products. Keep a weather eye on the Oracle and add your email below to receive news of sea changes!
Find my other blog, “Eclectic Elementals” on PaganSquare, the online Pagan community and blog site by Witches&Pagans magazine, where I discuss all the elements and connecting to them to create a unique, personal spiritual path and magical practice.
Unless otherwise noted (my own photos, images used with permission, etc.) all the artwork throughout this site is in the public domain. I will try to include titles, artists’ names and dates in captions wherever possible, but if you would like to know more about a particular image don’t hesitate to reach me through the contact form.
Thanks to jwwaterhouse.com for the images of Waterhouse’s paintings on the main pages. Thanks also to The Graphics Fairy, Art Passions Fairy Tales, Old Book Illustrations, WikiArt and the Public Domain Review for various images.
© 2017-2019 Meredith Everwhite – All Rights Reserved
Featured image: “A Mermaid” by John William Waterhouse, 1901