Water is the element most essential to Life.
Without Water the Earth itself would be unable to support life. In fact the Earth is covered in the element, and our bodies are more water than any other thing.
Water is the Ocean and the Tides and the Moon that moves them.
It is the waves and the currents and the depths where life continues unobserved.
It is the lake and the mist rising from the surface and the fog that clings to the open places between the woodlands and to the road we walk in the evening’s twilight.
It is the stream in the woods where birds and creatures gather to drink of its life-giving. And the rain that falls upon the fields.
It is the river always flowing to the sea, carving the earth and moving everything that stands before it.
It is the fluid in which all life gestates and which flows when each life begins, whether from womb or egg or chrysalis.
It is that which we use to wash our bodies and the dishes and the laundry and the floors and the windows.
It is the silver chalice upon the western altar and the Cauldron at the center of the Wheel and the blessed water used to purify, and the wine that we share in the name of the Goddess, and the Holy Well that heals us.
Water is the semen that carries the seed and that which flows to welcome it.
It is the sweat on our skin and the tears of our heart and the dreams in our sleep.
It is the grief and desire and joy that fill our lives and the love that powers our greatest magick.