Merry Meet Monday - Forum News! Aug 23 🌋

Wishing everyone a very Merry Meet Monday! :volcano:

Here’s a peek at exciting happenings this week:

Upcoming Events :spiral_calendar:

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on these events!

[ [ Group Ritual- Together with the Coven :infinite_roots: ] ]

Join in for a shared group ritual meditation and coven chat on Thursday, August 26th - this activity is open to all members of the forum :tea:

Join your coven for a group ritual

This activity has two parts- you are welcome to join one or both!

  • a group meditation ritual with step-by-step instructions that you can join in on your own schedule at any time during the day

  • a scheduled hour-long Zoom chat to meet and greet fellow coven members

Group meditation rituals and conversations are held every Thursday. Feel free to visit last week’s group ritual post to get an idea about what to expect.

Please note that group rituals are hosted in A Sacred Space - you must be logged into your Spells8 account to enter the ritual.

Don’t have an account yet? No worries! You can join Spells8 here :sparkles:

[ [ Freebie Friday :flower_playing_cards: ] ]

Have a burning question on your mind? Seeking some guidance for how to best approach a problem? :thinking:

Now is your chance to find some answers, as the talented @MeganB is kindly offering free readings via tarot or oracle! :crystal_ball:

Freebie Friday

The next Freebie Friday post will be Friday, August 27th . For more information and to get an idea about what to expect, check out last week’s Freebie Friday :tada:

[ [ Moon Phase: Last Quarter Moon :last_quarter_moon: ] ]

Not this week but early next week, we will be blessed by the light of the Last Quarter Moon on Monday, August 30th .


The last quarter moon is a time of rest and the banishment of negative energies or forces in your life :broom: .

For more information about specific spells recommended for the last quarter moon, visit the guide Moon Magic: Spells for Every Lunar Phase: Last Quarter .


The Last Quarter Moon is a Waning Moon phase. For more Moon Magick and the best spells for this time of month, visit the Waning Moon Magick Guide. :last_quarter_moon:

Find current moon information for your location as well as complementary spells and rituals to draw on today’s moon energy on the Spells8 Lunar Spell Page :full_moon_with_face:

[ [ Other Events of Interest :mag: ] ]

A collection of curious (and perhaps conversation-starting!) events coming up this week that may or may not be witchy-related:

:spiral_calendar: For more about upcoming pagan occasions, you can check the Spells8 2021 Pagan Holiday Calendar, the list of Magical Days for Your Planner , and the Spells8 Email Newsletter.

Ongoing Activities :raised_hands:

These are current activities that can be joined any time before their deadlines

[ [ Weekly Witchy Challenge :trophy: ] ]

Every week, a challenge is presented to all members of the forum to explore new areas of magick and bring out the best of everyone’s diverse talents.

The theme for this week is: Salt Magick :salt:

Witchy Challenge Salt Magick

This challenge will close Tuesday, August 24th at 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time Zone)

After this time a Props and Presents post will appear to give recognition and prizes to all participants :gift: And as always, a brand new challenge will arrive on Wednesday for all challenge enthusiasts.

Are you ready? Join the challenge here: Weekly Witchy Challenge - Salt Magick :salt:

Salt Magick Challenge

[ [ Energy Exchange Circle :hugs: ] ]

Do you have a little extra love to share and are looking for ways to help out a fellow coven member? Or perhaps you’ve fallen on hard times and could use some positive vibes your way?

Spells8 Energy Exchange Circle

The Energy Exchange Circle is run by the warmhearted @praecog29 and is a great way to support and show love to coven members going through hard times. To do a good deed and show you care, consider leaving a note of support in the current thread:

More information about the coven’s wholesome energy exchange can be found in the Energy Exchange Wiki - 2021.

Thanks for spreading the love! :heart:

New Coven Members :wave:

Merry meet to all of the new members who have joined the forum over the past week!

:infinite_roots: Welcome to the Infinite Roots Coven! :infinite_roots:

@jade5, @savannah5, @audrey1, @crystal25, @ashley38, @chaka, @nidia, @amelia2, @sage, @charlotte6, @joy5, @angel9, @sherricka, @mark3, @pat, @rebecca18, @sherri1, @MommaK143, @alison5, @morgen, @markita2, @brittany28, @ruth1, @myiah, @maggie4, @mckenna1, @stephy, @tressa, @natasha14, @monique4, @christina21, @evette, @ydeisha, @KJ_Soulliere, @kristi1, @katherine11, @gabby, @dan1, @michelle30, @rochelle1, @amy32, @victoria18, @amy33, @tashina, @frederike, @christine12, @dagmarie, @corbin, @colleen1, @samantha38, @kavitha, @shirlene1, @TheCatWitch, @leigh6, @jessica66, @MsQ, @stephanie35, @deanna7, @caroline4, @suzanne1, @heather34, @tashana, @margaret5, @samantha39, @carinna, @natasha15, @annemarie, @chaimaa, @tara8, @joel, @cynthia11, @jessica67, @zari, @naomi3, @i_layda, @brisan, @edgar, @liana, @samantha40, @paula1, @bethany4, @brytt, @shamika, @summerlight, @ana9

If you haven’t done so already, please feel free to say hello to your new coven by creating a new topic in the Introductions Category . Consider sharing a bit about who you are and your journey into practicing magick :sparkles:

We would all love to give you a warm welcome to the forum family! :hugs:

Special Shout-Outs :loudspeaker:

  • In a forum first, @Crystal24 (on a three-week shout-out streak) and @Phoenix_dawn (on a two-week shout-out streak) tied for sharing the most posts in the forum :writing_hand: A round of applause to both of you- thanks for all that you do! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

  • Lots of love back to @Siofra for giving out the most hearts over the past week :heart: Despite the hard times you are weathering, you are a beacon of warmth and support that is greatly appreciated :hugs:

And of course a very hearty thank you to all members of the Spells8 coven :infinite_roots:!

Your contributions and love help to make this a welcoming and supportive place for solitary witches all around the world- thanks for being you! :sparkles:

Apples and Candle

Feeling energized or exhausted after the full moon this past weekend? :sleeping: What fun things- magick or mundane- are you planning this week? :raised_hands:

Give a shout out to your fellow coven members and feel free to share in the comments below!

Blessed be! :volcano: :sparkles:


Wishing a very happy and blessed International Dog Day to all of the dog-lovers of the covens (and their trusty canine companions)! :dog:

And I couldn’t resist sneaking in a holiday about cutting back on the salt right after the Salt Magick challenge ends :face_with_hand_over_mouth: :salt:

Wishing everyone a very blessed week! :sparkles:


I’ll be celebrating Pluto Denomination Day! I read the article from the link and I found out that a day in Pluto is equivalent to 6 Earth days and Interestingly, Pluto has five moons in its orbit. “They are named Charon, Styx, Nix, Kerberos, and Hydra.”
The names Styx and Nix or something like that has been sticking out like a sore thumb!! But I also had no idea it had 5 moons!!! :exploding_head:

While on the site, I noticed that on September 16 is collect rocks day!!! You know that caught my eye!! :grin:

A huge congratulations to @crystal24 @phoenix_dawn and @Siofra :partying_face::balloon::tada:


Thank you @TheTravelWitch & @christina4!

Peanut has an eye appointment today & my husband started his new job officially. I can’t wait to hear how it went for him. He’s very excited & nervous but in a good way. I don’t have much else going on this week though. So I think I will work on my room. I’m not really sure yet.


Congratulations to @crystal24 and @phoenix_dawn and our lovely @Siofra! Thank you all for all the effort you’ve put into the community!

I have nothing going on this week! No doctor appointments or anything! So that’s nice. I plan to enjoy it!

@Siofra, I hope you’re hubby has good luck at work today. I’ll be thinking of him!


You’re welcome :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: I’m glad that hubby started his job today. That’s great news! It’s normal to feel what you’re experiencing. It’s new and exciting for you. Hope everything goes well for him…and you! And Peanut :heartbeat: she’ll probably get the best glasses possible because how can anything not look good on her, she’s beautiful :revolving_hearts: safe travels with the storm!


Thank you for the lovely shout out. It has been awesome to get to be here with all of you. I think this week I am going to work on getting some things organized around the house. I also have plans to make some more of my herbal salve and maybe a few other things lol. I hope everyone has an amazing week. Sending giant hugs and lots of love to this incredible spells8 family :hugs:


Thank you @Amethyst & @christina4, I’m so excited for hubby. I can’t wait to hear all about it. Peanut is reluctantly waking up right now… but she will be fine at her appointment & I’m sure her glasses will just be the ones for her. She is a beautiful girl! I tell her that every day!

I don’t have much else going on today. So I’m hoping to be able to lay down for a little bit. I slept but I still feel like I could lay down for a bit. Kind of like, I got out of bed before I was totally ready. I had to though so we don’t miss her appointment. :blush:


Thank you everyone for the shout out and for making me feel so accepted while sharing with you all. I love my family here with infinite roots :revolving_hearts:


A post was merged into an existing topic: :salt: Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE - Salty Spellwork

Hey Siofra, how were you affected by hurricane Henri?


We had wind, not very high winds but enough to bring down some weak branches. Very little rain. Today it’s very muggy. It wasn’t bad, no power loss or anything. Thank you for asking.


It was miserable weather last night for the full moon, bit beautifully clear tonight so I managed to get some pics :blush:



Nice pic of the Moon @IrisW! Great job!


:revolving_hearts: to @crystal24 @phoenix_dawn and @Siofra !

I haven’t been sleeping well but contented after my full moon re-dedication ritual :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
With my emotions running high, muddling my brain I totally spaced on the salt challenge but loved all the ideas everyone had. I plan on doing a cleansing salt scrub for shower use. I’m also going to take it easy and try to get more sleep. Oh and honor my BFF Zoey on international dog day!


@Peaches aww your friend is beautiful :heart_eyes: I really want to hug her lol. She looks happy and snuggly


‘Collect Rocks Day’ sounds like a perfect holiday for a crystal collector- count down the days, @Christina4! :blush::gem:

You’re welcome, @Siofra- thanks again for sharing the love! :heart: A big congrats to your husband for starting his new job. Hope the eye appointment went okay and that you are all doing well :pray:

Enjoy your week of freedom, @Amethyst- relax and enjoy! :partying_face:

You’re welcome @Crystal24- thanks for all that do, the forum is blessed to have you here! Big hugs back to you :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

You’re very welcome @phoenix_dawn, many thanks back to you for all the wisdom and kindness you share! :sparkling_heart:

Gorgeous shot, @IrisW- look at that moon! :heart_eyes: We’re stuck in the rain here in Poland. Aside from a quick glance at the almost-full moon on Saturday, we’ve had nothing but cloudy skies :sweat_smile:. I’m grateful to see the pic- thanks for sharing! :full_moon_with_face:

Happy (upcoming) International Dog Day to your sweet Zoey, @Peaches! :dog2: Hope you have a lovely salt scrub and can get back on your normal sleep cycle soon. This moon was definitely a weird one! Be well :blush:


Aww, Zoey is so cute! I love her ears!


Everything went well yesterday. My husband is still excited about his new job, he doesn’t have to do things that he usually took care of, so it’s not as hectic for him during the day. My daughter picked out some very cute glasses & now we are just waiting for them to come back.

Today I have an appointment that I forgot about up until yesterday. So I’m going to make sure that I get there on time. It’s a hair appointment, I’m just having long layers put in today.

I hope everyone has a great day!


I’m so glad you and yours weren’t affected too badly.