Being a Witch, my path often leads towards many Spiritual Creatures. I have always been open to them and I often work with Faeries/Nature Spirits and Dragons. Everybody has their own beliefs, right?
But one creature I have never had an encounter with is the Mermaid. I was wondering if any of you have? I do believe Mermaids are one of the hardest creatures to see as I think they live very deep down in the ocean where humans cannot even begin to reach. I also believe they are very shy creatures, maybe even tricky as I don't think they are as nice as everybody believes in the Fairy tales. Maybe somebody here has had some kind of run in with one. Just curious. Thank you.
At best you may encounter mermaids on the astral plane, or water spirits but you won't be meeting a physical mermaid on a dive to the deep oceans, they are at best spiritual or astral beings, rather than physical.
I suppose you could try to search them out or connect with them similarly to how one would with fae, dragons and other beings. It would of course be a spiritual connection, but it might bare some fruit.
As was already suggested I would treat them as water spirits or possibly elementals, and maybe do a few honorings and meditations towards contemplating their nature. You might also be able to adapt a guided meditation geared towards mental/spiritual journeying to focus on connecting with their presence that way.
I agree with all the previous answers. BUt God, I did not expect Mermaids to be shy, especially if we reconsider the myth of Sirens hahahah!! But yeah, some of them may be, why not. It's cute! Maybe they are tricky, who knows, unless they tric harmlessly for fun.
I don't remember having a run with them but for a period of time I was Obsessed with them..usually my obsessions have to do with past life issues...
Sadly, mermaids, shy or otherwise, do not exist on the physical plane. You might encounter them on the Astral Plane where the imagination can create many forms of entity, but you won't find them here on the physical earth.