Wishing everyone a very Merry Meet Monday !
Here’s a peek at forum happenings this week.
Mark your calendar so you don’t miss out on these events!
[ [ Moon Phase: New Moon ] ]
We will be blessed by the presence of the New Moon (sometimes called the Dark Moon) tomorrow Thursday, June 10th - although the exact time will vary according to your location.
The New Moon Spells and Rituals Page has more information and a list of recommended spells for this special time
You can find current moon information for your home as well as complementary spells and rituals to draw on its energy on the Spells8 Lunar Spell Page
[ [ Astrological Event: Solar Eclipse ] ]
In addition to the New Moon, certain parts of the world will experience a Lunar Eclipse on Thursday, June 10th .
Both Lunar and Solar Eclipses are interpreted by many to be dark times with unique effects on spellwork. Every witch forms their own opinion about working or abstaining from magick during an eclipse.
Learn more and consider working some magick specifically crafted for this occasion in Solar Eclipse Spell: Sun and Moon Candle Magick
Feel free to share your magickal plans and thoughts about the occasion in the Gemini New Moon Solar Eclipse discussion !
[ [ Group Ritual- Together with the Coven ] ]
Join in for a shared group ritual and tea meditation on Thursday, June 10th - this activity is open to all members of the forum!
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, and look for an announcement on the main page of the forum for details about this week’s group ritual
[ [ Freebie Friday ] ]
Have a burning question on your mind? Seeking some guidance? Now is your chance to find some answers, as the lovely @MeganB is kindly offering free readings for coven members via tarot or pendulum!
The next Freebie Friday post will be Friday, June 11th . You can find more information and get an idea about what to expect in last week’s post .
[ [ Holiday Heads Up! ] ]
Not this Sunday, but next Sunday, June 20th marks the summer solstice and Sabbat Litha for those in the Northern Hemisphere.
Friends in the Southern Hemisphere will celebrate Yule
More information on these exciting holidays will come in next week’s Merry Meet Monday- you can also visit Wheel of the Year to learn more about the 8 Pagan Sabbats
[ [ Other Events of Interest ] ]
A collection of curious (and perhaps conversation-starting!) events coming up this week that may or may not be witchy-related:
- Monday, June 7 - Beginning of Vestalia, Festival of the Goddess Vesta
- Tuesday, June 8 - World Ocean Day
- Thursday, June 10 - Day of Remembrance for the Salem Witch Trials
- Sunday, June 13 - Birthday of “the Father of Wicca” Gerald Gardener
These are current activities that can be joined any time before their deadlines
[ [ 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: The Many Colors of Magick
This challenge will close Tuesday, June 8th 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 the challenge here: Weekly Witchy Challenge - The Many Colors of Magick
[ [ Energy Exchange Circle ] ]
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?
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!
[ [ 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 VII (May 14 - June 11)
Please note that this reading period will end on Friday, June 11th!
More information about the book club and how to join can be found in Book Club F.A.Q and Introduction .
A very warm welcome and merry meet to all of the new members who have joined the forum over the past week:
@_tazeon, @tara7, @denise2, @riya, @maria15, @rachele, @tammy12, @kiana, @shalom, @alita, @jacqueline4, @catherine4, @emily23, @christy6, @rosa2, @norma1, @ashley31, @samantha32, @kelly10, @brittany26, @jessi1, @miriem, @gerard, @jenny3, @sheryl1, @andrea26, @davina, @desiree2, @julia5, @sharifah_2005, @sarah34, @christian3, @polydruid, @natalia3, @brooklin, @laila3, @lee1, @jessica55, @Dragonmoon, @taylor17, @dustin, @alicia13, @sarah31, @jenai, @margaret3, @faith4, @melissa15, @cecelia, @dana4, @ashlie, @katelyn8, @spring1, @jessywessy
If you haven’t done so already, please go to Introductions and say hello to your new coven by creating 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!
- Bravo and cheers to @Siofra for writing the most posts and sharing the most hearts in the forum- on a four-week streak! Your wisdom, encouragement, and endless love make the forum a wonderful and welcoming place- thanks for all that you do!
After a four-week streak at the top of the likes pedestal, @Siofra will receive a special title and badge for their wonderful contributions to the forums- woohoo!
Note : The likes and posts of those who have won the MMM badge will be counted towards the weekly tally again after a two month rest period.
And of course 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- thanks for being you!
What plans do you have for the New Moon Solar Eclipse? Is there any thing exciting- be it magickal or mundane- on your mind this week?
Give a shout to your fellow coven members and share what’s on your mind in the comments below!
Love and Light!