Merry Meet Monday - Forum News! Sep 13 🍇

Wishing everyone a very Merry Meet Monday ! :grapes:

Here’s a peek at exciting happenings in both the forum and the witchy world at large this week:



[ [ Moon Phase: First Quarter Moon :first_quarter_moon: ] ]

Depending on your location, you will be blessed by the light of this moon phase tonight: Monday, September 13th .

The Moon Magick Guide to First Quarter Moon Magick on Spells8 says the following about this special moon phase:

The First Quarter Moon :first_quarter_moon:

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 nature are developing.

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Looking for ideas for spells and rituals specific to the First Quarter Moon? Know that this special moon phase is part of the Waxing cycle. Check out the Waxing Moon Spell Page for more information including history, meanings, and a collection of spells and rituals that work in harmony with this part of the moon cycle :first_quarter_moon:

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 :sparkles:


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

Join in for a shared group ritual meditation and coven chat on Thursday, September 16th - this activity is open to all members of the forum :tea:


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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:


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The next Freebie Friday post will be Friday, September 17th . For more information and to get an idea about what to expect, check out last week’s Freebie Friday :tada:


[ [ Moon Phase: Heads Up! :full_moon: ] ]

Not this week but next, we will be blessed by the light of a Full Moon. Get ready for the Full Corn Moon on Monday, September 20th :corn:

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Feel free to get started early with any Full Moon preparations, and keep an eye out for more information on this moon in next week’s Merry Meet Monday post! :eyes:


[ [ Holiday Heads Up! :eyes:] ]

Not this week but next, get ready for the next Sabbat on Wednesday, September 22nd.

Those in the Northern Hemisphere will experience the fall harvest festival Mabon :grapes: as well as the Autumn Equinox.

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Friends in the Southern Hemisphere will enjoy the spring celebration of Ostara :rabbit2: and the Spring Equinox.

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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 :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 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: Catch-Up! :clock1:

Spells8 Witchy Challenge Catch-Up

This challenge will close Tuesday, September 14th 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 - Catch-Up! :clock1:


[ [ 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?

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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:


[ [ Spells8 Book Club :books: ] ]

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: :open_book: Spells8 Book Club X (Aug 27 - Sept 24)

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Please note that this reading period will end on Friday, September 24th .

More information about the book club and how to join can be found in Book Club F.A.Q and Introduction .

Happy Reading! :open_book:


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 Forum and the Infinite Roots Coven! :infinite_roots:

@jessica57, @nina6, @stephanie37, @terrie1, @tiffany21, @kimberly44, @laurea, @shannon15, @kassandra, @ivy1, @tyler1, @stephanie38, @nikole, @chawde, @jillian3, @sarah36, @pearl2, @jewel2, @tori4, @lyndsay, @michelle31, @leanne3, @alexis5, @mikhaila, @nikki6, @kristiana, @reem1, @Jupiter-Rain, @philisiwe1, @lashaechapman, @jennifer61, @cora2, @gerliebeth, @mk1, @myiah1, @stephen, @sara16, @toni5, @katie13, @brandon1, @nana, @jennifer62, @trish, @jodi1, @anjolina, @tara9, @joleen, @charlie3, @kaitlin4, @victoria20, @elizabeth21, @janell3, @george, @candice5, @linda7, @Samael5, @niesha1, @carter1, @harleigh, @savanna1, @stephenie1, @lacee, @allena, @jaunita, @alex4, @kerrin, @amy37, @jody1, @julia8, @amber30, @michelle32, @andrea32, @chelsea14, @shalyn, @joann1, @sarah37

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 @Christina4 for sharing the most posts in the forum- on a three-week streak! :writing_hand: Your warmth and wisdom are a blessing to all :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

  • A round of applause to @Siofra for giving out the most hearts on a four-week streak! :heart: Thanks for spreading the love and keeping the positivity flowing! :revolving_hearts:

After a four-week streak at the top of the likes pedestal, @Siofra will receive a special badge for their contributions to the forums- woohoo! :confetti_ball::two_hearts:

Please 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. Those who have earned the MMM badge 5 times will no longer be counted- you’ve earned your spot in the forum hall of fame!

And of course, wishing 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:



Picture from Earth&Sky Connection: Mabon Altar

Have you begun your Sabbat celebrations? :partying_face: Are you ready for next week’s Full Corn Moon? :full_moon:

Whether it’s magickal or mundane, feel free to share your current happenings or give a shout-out to your fellow coven members in the comments below!

Blessed be! :grapes: :sparkles:

Note that this thread will remain open for one week. It will be closed when next week’s MMM post is released.

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Ahoy! :pirate_flag: Arrrr ya ready for Talk Like a Pirate Day?

(Gotta start practicing now! :face_with_hand_over_mouth:)

With the wonderful @Siofra joining the amazing @Amethyst, there are now two very special people who have won the MMM shout-out badge 5 times each- you two are amazing! :clap::star_struck:

For those that have given so much- between spreading the love through hearts and sharing wisdom- over such a long length of time, I think you’ve earned your spot in the Forum Hall of Fame. Please be aware that anyone in the “Hall of Fame” has achieved the highest level of MMM badges and will no longer be counted in the weekly tally (to give other folks a chance too!)

Thanks again for all that you do! Love, Light, and Congrats to you! :heart::confetti_ball:

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I had no idea this was a thing! Although I didn’t realize we had a Hall of Fame & being there with @Amethyst is awesome! I hope others get to join us in the near future!

Congratulations @christina4 for this week’s posts! You’ll be in the Hall of Fame in no time. :smile:

When my boys were little, sometimes when my daughter was, we would watch a show on Disney that got into talk like a pirate day & there was a song & dance that were a part of it. We knew the song & would “talk like a pirate” to each other. We haven’t done that in years! I should make it a thing.

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Congratulations to @christina4 and @Siofra for being this week’s sweethearts! And congrats to Soifra for making the Hall of Fame, I’m blushing just being there with you!

Thank you @TheTravelWitch, for placing me there. You and @Francisco deserve to be there yourself!

I’m always bad at Talk Like a Pirate Day. I get to Arr, ye mateys and my pirate just runs out of rum or something and wanders off. LOL.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

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Hahaha :joy: I love it!! Sounds like me too!

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I’m looking at some dragon jars and bottles on Etsy to buy. If they arrive in time, I could use one for this month’s Full Moon spell!


If anyone has done this spell before, could I use flour since it’s just powered grains?

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Whoa. Those are pretty bottles!

And I’d use a whole grain, otherwise you might get pennies from your spell instead of dollars. Just my thought.

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I saw on the spell page that you could use corn kernels… which I have! Perfect for the Corn Moon! :corn:

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What time is the zoom call on thursdays? I’m central time!

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Perfect! I’ll probably use rice, since that’s what I have on hand.

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12 PM EST on Thursday. I’m hoping to be done with my things before then to see everyone. Hope you can make it!

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Thank you! I’d LOVE to join. I’ve never been able to before. Buuuut I will have my 2 year old sun runnin’ around, so we’ll see. :joy:

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The Forum Hall of Thing is a thing as of yesterday :joy: I whipped it up especially for the two of you (and those to come in the future)! :grin::heart: Congrats, and thanks again for all that you do!

It is very much deserved, Amethyst- thanks again for all that you give to the forum! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: And hahaha you are very sweet- I think of the staff team as more of the guardians of the Hall of Fame. It’s our job to watch over those within! :laughing: :+1: :heart:

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Your pirate talk is already better than mine- I need to take notes! :writing_hand: :laughing:

Goodness those jars are stunning, Kasandra! :dragon: :heart_eyes: They would make some truly amazing-looking spell jars.

As for the spellwork, flour is ground wheat :ear_of_rice: so it technically meets the requirements, but I agree with what Amethyst mentioned that it may affect the outcome.

If you do go ahead with using flour, I’d recommend clearly setting your intention that the flour you are using is simply the next step up from grain- it is processed, rich, and ready to be crafted. Visualize it as a valuable commodity rather than “less than” grain and you should be okay :ok_hand:
Either that or you could use dried bread :bread: (I wouldn’t recommend fresh bread, as the jar will be sitting for a month).

Looks like you found corn- that works perfectly! :corn: Wishing you good luck and blessed spellwork! :full_moon_with_face:

I can’t make the Zoom meet, but I think it’s safe to say the more the merrier! Hope you can attend, and if so, enjoy! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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@TheTravelWitch & other moderators thank you so much! I love it.

My badge collection is growing by leaps & bounds now!

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You have quite the impressive collection of badges, @Siofra- great job! :trophy: :sparkling_heart:

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Those are gorgeous!!! If you do end up making one, please share, I wanna see how it turns out. :pray:

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Unfortunately, the jars won’t be here until after the Full Moon and Mabon! :cry: I could pay for expressed shipping, but it’s $40 extra! No way!

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Goodness! It’s always a tragedy when the shipping turns out to be as much or even more than the item itself :sweat: :package:

But even if they don’t make it for the full moon/Mabon, the next Sabbat Samhain/Halloween and another full moon are just a few short weeks away and I think those dragon jars would be perfect for the occasion :star_struck: :dragon_face: :jack_o_lantern:

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Nothing but old news here! To find out what’s happening this week, visit Activities to find the current Merry Meet Monday.