Merry Meet Monday - Forum News! July 26 🌾

Wishing everyone a very Merry Meet Monday ! :ear_of_rice:

Here’s a peek at exciting happenings this week:



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

Join in for a shared group ritual meditation and coven chat on Thursday, July 29th - this activity is open to all members of the forum :tea:

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

  • a group 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 to get an idea about what to expect.

Keep an eye out for an upcoming announcement on the main page of the forum for more details about this week’s group ritual :hugs:


[ [ 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 for coven members via tarot or oracle! :crystal_ball:

The next Freebie Friday post will be Friday, July 30th . 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: ] ]

Depending on your location, you will be blessed by the light of this moon phase today Saturday, July 31st .

Last-Quarter-Moon-Phase-Spells

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 .

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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 :sparkles:


[ [ Sabbats: Pagan Holidays :wheel_of_dharma: ] ]

This Sunday, August 1st marks the special Sabbat Lughnasadh/ Lammas :bread: for those in the Northern Hemisphere.

What-is-Lughnasadh

Here are a few suggestions for how you might celebrate this holiday:

Friends in the Southern Hemisphere will celebrate Imbolc :seedling:

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Click on the pictures and links above for more information about these exciting holidays!

You can also visit the Wheel of the Year page to learn more about the 8 Pagan Sabbats :wheel_of_dharma:


[ [ 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 events, 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: Deities of the Moon :bride_with_veil:

Moon Deity Challenge

This challenge will close Tuesday, July 27th 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 - Deities of the Moon :bride_with_veil:


[ [ 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?

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 Circle 2021 Wiki .

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:

@DanaM, @allison7, @ciara1, @natalie9, @carlee, @jo1, @rachel16, @julie17, @debra2, @michelle26, @crystal22, @TiffanyT18, @ritika, @alexandra11, @cindy7, @karen10, @amber1, @alice, @kareema, @Krystal_Klear, @bree2, @vee, @kelly11, @brendee2, @vikki, @eva8, @michael9, @hannah21, @rachel17, @dena, @jaime4, @susan8, @megan15, @gus, @hailey4, @leslie3, @Lycos_Libra, @KylieEy, @donna7, @lynne1, @samantha35, @laura20, @juno, @tabbiey, @asteria, @jeanita, @cameron, @jessica15, @rebecca16, @anna14, @janet3, @marcia2, @Aetheral, @brandie, @kimberlynn, @caitlin2, @christina17, @seclia1, @moon1, @terry1, @maria17, @jim, @nina5, @lindsey4, @christina18, @blanka, @ashley35, @devondalea, @vanessa9, @tonya6, @amber26, @Amberleic, @jamia, @aidrealla, @atypical_witch, @louise2, @nicolle, @ashley36, @gabrielle, @tori3, @melinda4, @kaleyjane, @amy29, @amy30, @stephanie34, @JonB, @julia6, @christina19, @CheyMarie, @brenda13, @lara2

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:

  • Bravo to @Amethyst for giving out the most hearts and sharing the most posts, on a three-week streak! :heart::writing_hand: Your posts and encouragement help to make the forum such a welcoming place- thanks for being awesome :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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:


Are your preparations in place for the Sabbat this week? :tada: Any other excitement- magickal or mundane- happening for you in the coming days? :blush:

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

Blessed be! :ear_of_rice: :heart:

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Sherlock and I will definitely be celebrating mutt day! With his breed mix how can we not? :joy:

Sherlock's DNA 2
Sherlock's DNA 3

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Congratulations to @Amethyst again!!! Making both Shout outs!!! :blush::two_hearts::tada::balloon:

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Thanks, sweetie! I’m just following in your footsteps! :hugs:

Thank you again for the shout-out, @TheTravelWitch! I feel highly honored.

Guys, other than feasting and decorating my altar I have no idea what to do for the holiday. I did the cast along last year, I feel like doing something different this year but I don’t know what. Does anyone have any ideas?

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Congratulations @Amethyst! :heart:

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Wishing a very Happy Mutt Day to Sherlock! :partying_face: :dog: Please give him a nice pat and scratch behind the ears from me, @IrisW! :heart:

It’s @Siofra’s anniversary of joining the forum- happy anniversary to you, Siofra! Lots of love and light coming your way :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :candle:

It’s a well-deserved shout-out, @Amethyst! Keep on being awesome :hugs::two_hearts: Feasting is a great way to celebrate :laughing: :+1: As for additional Lammas ideas, I know Magical Crafting on YouTube has a great video with bountiful tips and suggestions for how to celebrate the harvest:

Happy Lammas preparations! :bread: :ear_of_rice: :heart:

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Thank you, my dear! I hope everything is going okay with you. Keeping you in my prayers.

Ooh, thanks for this! I’ll go watch it now!

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Thank you @TheTravelWitch it’s been a great year.

I’m going to make my bread that I made last year with my daughter. & I made an elixir for the God Lugh. I have to finish that up actually. Things have kind of gone by the wayside this week.

I hope everyone continues to have a great week.

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Anything I can do to help you out Siofra?

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A great week in store! Exciting to celebrate Lugnasadh for the first time and I’m intrigued with this! Can’t wait to find out:

Keep an eye out for an upcoming announcement on the main page of the forum for more details about this week’s group ritual :hugs:

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I decided to get crafty again this afternoon and made a wreath for Lammas

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So pretty @IrisW the purple is just so stunning!

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Oooh! I like the purple with the flowers! Great job @IrisW!

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The one time I really feel a little too solitary as a solitary witch is during the Sabbats! But I will still celebrate them in my solitary way :slight_smile: Party of one, right this way…

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Iris, You did well you are very talented! :infinity:
I like how you did your craft to honor Lammas! Your work shows such a great craftmanship! :pentagram:
I am going to make some bread! That should be yummy!
Congratulation Amethyst!!
Happy Lammas!!
Love :heart: :candle:
Jeannie

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That sounds like a lovely plan @Siofra- may Lugh watch over and bless your breadmaking this year too :bread: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Look at that wreath! :heart_eyes: You constantly outdo yourself, @IrisW- you really have a talent for crafting. It’s gorgeous! :heart:

I know the feeling @mary25- there are a lot of great things about being a solitary witch, but it can be hard at festival time. Hopefully in the future we’ll be able to have meet-ups, I think it would be a blast to celebrate the Sabbats together someday! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

For @Robin77 and anyone else interested in the group ritual- the post is now up! :blush: You can click the following link to take a peek:

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I can cook, but the closest I’ve got to baking bread is naan bread. Maybe I’ll give it a go, so many lovely recipes have been posted and I love the smell of freshly baked bread.

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Thank you Jeannie! I appreciate it!

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Ohhhh now I’ve got a craving for naan bread :drooling_face: :two_hearts: It goes so well with soups, rice dishes and curry- a fantastic bread!

If you decide to make any bread this week (naan or otherwise), wishing you a fun and tasty time! :bread: :yum:

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My celebration for Lammas, is that it’s my princess’ birthday​:heart::heart::heart: I cannot wait! 5 pm she’ll be 4​:heart:

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