Wishing everyone a very Merry Meet Monday at the start of a very exciting week!
Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on these events!
[ [ Moon Phase: First Quarter Moon ] ]
Depending on your location, you will be blessed by the light of this moon phase tonight- Monday, December 21st
You can find current moon information for your location as well as complementary spells and rituals to draw on its energy on the Spells8 Lunar Spell Page
The Moon Magick Guide to First Quarter Moon Magick on Spells8 says the following:
This is an excellent time to take action regarding your deepest wishes and to address your biggest blockages. It is a great time for growth and self-healing . As a continuation of the previous phase, the energies present at this time can help you feel more lucid and aware of how your intuition and second natures are developing.
Looking for ideas for spells and rituals specific to the First Quarter Moon? The Waxing Moon Spell Page has a lot of information including history, meanings, and a collection of spells and rituals that work in harmony with this moon phase.
Happy moon magick!
[ [ Witch Holiday / Sabbat: Yule ] ]
The solstice is a joyous occasion and there are many ways to celebrate You can find more information about the holiday and some great ritual ideas in the Spells8 Yule Celebration Ritual .
As everyone celebrates, there are many Yule Discussions happening in the forums- jump in and enjoy the season’s cheer!
[ [ Celestial Event: The Great Conjuction ] ]
On top of the First Quarter Moon and Solstice holiday, today (Monday, December 21) also marks a thrilling celestial event- what an exciting day it is!
The Great Conjunction is an astrological phenomenon where two planets align. Today we will be blessed by the joining of Jupiter and Saturn The two planets will look like one very bright star in the sky- some are calling it the Christmas Star
[ [ Other Events of Interest ] ]
Some other non-witchy but interesting (and perhaps conversation-starting!) events coming up this week:
- Monday, December 21- Look on the Bright Side Day
- Wednesday, December 23- Roots Day
- Thursday, December 24- Eggnog Day
NOTE : As mentioned in last week’s MMM and group ritual, there will not be the usual Thursday group ritual this week. However, a post will soon appear with details for next week’s New Year’s Group Ritual- keep an eye out if you are interested!
[ [ Weekly Witchy Challenge ] ]
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: Merry Magick for Holiday Cheer
This challenge will close TOMORROW: Tuesday, December 22nd 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 And as always, a brand new challenge will arrive on Wednesday for all challenge enthusiasts.
Are you ready? Join in the challenge here: Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE- Holiday Cheer
[ [ Divination Discussion ] ]
Ready to put your divination skills to the test? Hoping for feedback on your readings? Join in for this week’s Divination Discussion to gain new insights and experience different methods of divination
Ready to put your skills to the test? You can divine here: Divination Discussion Let’s get cheerful!
Be sure to get your entry in by the deadline: Wednesday, December 30th.
[ [ Spells8 Book Club ] ]
Calling all book lovers! A reading period for the Spells8 book club is now in session !
You can find more details and are welcome to submit your book in the current thread: Spells8 Book Club III (Dec 18 - Jan 15)
Please note that this reading period will end on Friday, January 15th!
More information about the book club and how to join can be found in Book Club F.AQ and Introduction.
A very warm welcome and merry meet to all of the new members who have joined the forum over the past week:
@samantha21, @mia, @mia1, @chelsea7, @kathleen3, @angel2, @mary21, @zion, @rupula, @sharon9, @hannah12, @ryan1, @abigail3, @andreea1, @ace, @john5, @lee, @brandi5, @ayana, @reneigh, @krystina, @islah, @kerri1, @ali1, @ashley20, @morgan7, @gemma2, @elizabeth14, @meghan1, @jennifer40, @virginia2, @michelle16, @baehauss, @tamra1, @berta1, @cherie2, @kyra1, @chrissy1, @joy3, @SofiaMoon, @bernie, @drenika1, @arrike, @marva, @brianna4, @evishka, @yolanda1, @dawn8, @michael5
If you haven’t done so already, feel free to go to Introductions and create your first post. Consider sharing a bit about who you are and your journey into practicing magick
We would all love to give you a warm welcome to the forum family!
Lots of love back to @praecog29 for liking the most posts in the forum over the past week- on a three-week-streak We are blessed by your warm heart and endless generosity- it is a pleasure to share the forum with you
Bravo to the @Krissie117 on a two-week streak of writing the most posts over the last seven days Thank you for sharing your knowledge and support- you always have something nice and thoughtful to contribute to the coven!
And I can’t forget a very hearty thank you to all members of the Spells8 coven! Your contributions and love help to make this a welcoming and supportive place for solitary witches all around the world- you are all wonderful
Moon phases, Great Conjunction, Solstice- oh my! The celestial heavens are celebrating as well- what festivities will you enjoy this week?
Give a shout and share your thoughts in the comments below!
Wishing all the blessings of the season to you and your loved ones- have a bright, cheery, and joyful time!