about the oracle

AN water graphic
My name is Aethiriel. I am thirty-one, and I am an Aries with a Cancer moon and Gemini ascending. I’m a practicing Pagan witch, homemaker & hearth-keeper, amateur writer and Tarot/oracle reader, and the creator of this site. My Leo husband and I were hand-fasted two days after my birthday in 2016 and we live by a wooded lake with Naia, our magical nymph of a cat, who happened to have been born that same week!

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. Please use the menu above to visit “Sedna’s Hand”, the Oracle’s shrine to the goddess Sedna and center for news, resources and opportunities about water, ocean and wildlife conservation.

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 blessed enough to be part of a small, informal “coven” of unique and powerful women in my local Pagan community and to share such experiences and insights with them, which also helped to inspire this blog. 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.

Another goal is to develop an oracle deck or unique divination system based on water in some way or another, inspired by ideas and experiences chronicled here and, hopefully, suggestions and insights from you! I also hope, once it’s made, to make it available here, potentially along with other related products.

small ammonites rock

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.