Merry Meet Monday - Forum News! Sep 20 🌽

Wishing everyone a very Merry Meet Monday ! :corn:

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



Upcoming Events :spiral_calendar:

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


[ [ Moon Phase: Full Moon :full_moon: ] ]

Depending on your location, you will be blessed by the light of this moon phase tonight: Monday, September 20th .

The full moon of September is called the Full Corn Moon :corn: and is the final full moon of summer. This moon is ideal for abundance and transformation .

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Explore a special moon ritual and learn more about this moon on the Spells8 Full Corn Moon Ritual Page .

As it appears in the Zodiac Pisces, it is also a great moon for creativity and enhanced intuition :pisces: Learn more about how best to approach this energy by reading @Abs53’s helpful Astrological Forecast :milky_way:

This moon is extra special, as it is the closest full moon to the Autumn Equinox. Due to this proximity, this week’s full moon also goes by the name Harvest Moon. For a special spell for the occasion, visit Harvest Moon Spell :ear_of_rice:

You can also learn more about the unique meaning of each full moon in What’s in a Full Moon Name? :full_moon: :sparkles:

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Every full moon is a celebrated time where the energy of the moon is at it’s most powerful. Now is a wonderful time to charge, cleanse, and absorb the potent energies of the moon.

For additional full moon inspiration, visit What to Do During the Full Moon :full_moon_with_face: .

No matter the moon phase, 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 :sparkles:


[ [ Sabbats: Pagan Holidays :wheel_of_dharma: ] ]

This Wednesday, September 22nd marks the fall harvest festival Mabon :grapes: as well as the Autumn Equinox for those in the Northern Hemisphere.

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

Meanwhile, friends in the Southern Hemisphere will celebrate Ostara :rabbit2: and the Spring Equinox.

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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:


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

Join in for a shared group ritual meditation and coven chat on Thursday, September 23rd - this activity is open to all members of the forum :tea:


Picture from New England Curiosities: Tea and Magic

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 24th . For more information and to get an idea about what to expect, check out last week’s Freebie Friday :tada:


[ [ 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 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: The Magick of Music :dancer:

Magick of Music Spells8

This challenge will close Tuesday, September 21st 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 - The Magick of Music :dancer:


[ [ 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?


Picture from Pixabay

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)


Picture by Wizards of the Coast, from Polygon

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 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:

@katie14, @rafael, @lizbeth, @paula2, @kimberly45, @brittany29, @spring1, @sam6, @emma19, @cathy2, @autumn10, @tammy13, @precios, @mahalia1, @astrid4, @travis2, @ivette1, @mesha, @melanie7, @mels, @monica7, @briana3, @candice6, @nana1, @jacqueline7, @janice2, @kaitlyn6, @rhonan, @jasmine11, @kelly13, @ashley39, @christina22, @leonor, @chloe7, @kailyn, @jessica68, @crystal26, @seaweedpumpkin, @NoName, @julia9, @friday, @jessica69, @bella3, @cj13, @olga, @amber31, @kelly14, @sharon15, @helene, @tia3, @marianne, @nicky, @marianna, @cassandra3, @john6, @vanessa10, @pyrexia, @adriana3, @sherrie, @garnier, @Willow-Devine, @danielle18, @louise3, @juicy, @samantha44, @haruko, @alexis6, @laural1, @clay1, @patricia11

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 writing the most posts in the forum- on a four-week streak! :writing_hand: You shower the forum with wisdom and inspiration- thanks for all that you do :hugs:

  • Lots of love back to @Garnet for sharing the most hearts in the forum over the past week! :heart: Your kindness and warmth are felt around the world, thanks for spreading the love :revolving_hearts:

After a four-week streak at the top of the posts pedestal, @Christina4 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:


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Blessing from Clew: Autumn Equinox

Any magick in store for tonight’s Full Harvest Moon? :full_moon: Will you be celebrating the Sabbat this week? :partying_face:

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! :corn::heart:

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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Thank you for the shout out. I want to thank @Garnet for her hearts :two_hearts: and shared love in the forum!!!

I’ll definitely be celebrating the sabbat and the full moon!!! It’s a beautiful week! I hope everyone else has a blessed week!!! :sparkles::cloud::full_moon::cloud::sparkles:

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Happy Monday everyone! Congrats to @christina4 and @Garnet for showing their love for the community! That’s great!

I’ll probably be doing the Full Corn Moon ritual for tonight, and if I can find some leaves the Mabon one for the Equinox. I’m so excited for Fall, I’m sick of it being hot and muggy. LOL. I’m ready for cooler temps and the leaves to turn.

As for me, my in-person doctor visit just turned into a telehealth one over the phone. This worries me because of Covid. But as long as I stay away I should be good. This was just a regular check-up with my PCP so it’s no big deal.

So what are you all up to this week? Anyone doing anything interesting?

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I’m with ya on loving the cooler weather!!! I’m tired of being hot and sticky!
I just finished a money bags spell. And I’m going to do the same Mabon spell.And I’m not sure which one I’m doing for the full moon but I better think fast! :sweat_smile:

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My problem is on the Mabon spell is that it’s so warm and humid, I have no leaves that have fallen. But that’s okay because I was going to flush the leaves rather than do this outside, me standing outside at the apartments writing on leaves will get me taken away by the men in the little white coats around here. So I’ll use TP instead. LOL! It’ll work, as long as I think it does!

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I hear ya! I’d look crazy here, too but I have leaves though. I could flush them, too.

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You could always write and do the chant inside and pop outside to crumble the leaves.

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That’s true too! I might do that. Although, I think a lot of people know what I do but won’t ask me. :joy: It’s funny because when I wear jewelry or have my money bag and other stuff like jar spells, I could almost read their minds :sweat_smile:

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No need to rub it in the muggles’ faces though. Although it does get tempting the closer to Halloween it gets!

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There’s a lot going on this week with the Corn Moon and Mabon! Have all the ingredients ready for my glass jar spell: a handful of corn kernels, three cinnamon sticks, and seven quarters. Might add some rosemary leaves and coarse salt too.
It’s still warm and humid here, but that’s supposed to change soon. Hopefully, it won’t be hot and humid again until next May or June.
Have a blessed Corn Moon and Mabon! :maple_leaf::corn::full_moon::maple_leaf:

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I know! It’s so hard!!! I’d love to though!!! You know who I’m talking about :joy:

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I’ve downloaded the pages titled Corn Moon and Harvest Moon and I’m going to try and do a combo of the two!

Edit: I’ve actually decided I could do one tonight and one tomorrow night The full moon is at it’s peak in the early hours of the morning here so if I do one today and one tomorrow I don’t have to pick and choose.

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So I had the first of my full moon celebrations starting with the Harvest Moon ritual.

Beautiful moon again :full_moon:

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Yeppers! I do! LOL!

Sounds as if your jar spell is off to a good start! Good luck to you!

Wonderful pic of it, @IrisW! That’s just gorgeous!

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Congrats again, @Christina4! :partying_face: Wishing the same to you- have a blessed week! :heart:

I hope cooler temps come for you soon, @Amethyst! I already packed up my summer clothes and we’re at the point where we need jackets outside here! :coat: :fallen_leaf: I’ll send you some of this chilly weather- here it comes! :incoming_envelope: :snowflake: :laughing:

It sounds like you are all ready to go, @Kasandra- enjoy your full moon spellwork! It sounds like it will be one lovely jar spell :sparkles: Have fun and blessed be! :blush:

Absolutely beautiful, @IrisW- it looks like your outside altar space is quickly becoming a favorite of yours! I can see why, it’s a beautiful spot :sparkles: And ohhhh look at that moon :heart_eyes: :full_moon:


Wishing a blessed full moon to all! And happy Mabon/Ostara to those who have begun their Sabbat celebrations! :tada::heart:

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Congratulations to @christina4 & @Garnet! Great job ladies! The forum wouldn’t be the same without both of you! :heart:

I’m sorry that I missed posting here yesterday. Right now it’s about 2 AM. I was woken up about 12:30 AM to a phone call & just haven’t been able to go back to bed. Once everyone is where they need to be, I will lay down.

Yesterday, I got so much done. I felt so good & productive. The weather was gorgeous. No humidity to speak of & a nice breeze. The sun was shining bright & it was about 73/74 degrees. I could do this weather all the time! I did crash on the couch around 4:30 PM yesterday afternoon until just after 6 PM then ate dinner & crashed again after I was finished. So maybe, even though I felt great & was in a good mood, I did too much.

I also started wearing my ankle braces again during the day. I hadn’t been a very good patient for a few months while my life imploded, but I am trying to get back on track. I also made the hand therapy appointments & they go through October. I see my primary care this Thursday, the first time since the beginning of June. Everything was put on hold while I went through some things, I can finally start normal things back up.

I think today I just have a few phone calls to make really. I have to check on the car insurance for my son’s truck. I have to update my insurance with my neurologist & call the specialty pharmacy. I have one email to send today too. All things I can do in the morning then have the rest of the day off so to speak. I have to get used to baby steps when getting back into my groove.

I didn’t do anything for the Full Corn Moon, the repercussions of crashing on the couch when you take a minute to sit down. I want to do something with my altar for Mabon & I want to do the ritual from my Tamed Wild Subscription Box for the Persephone amulet & I want to redo my ancestor altar.

I hope everyone has a great week! :infinite_roots:

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I’m a work in progress with my altar but I have to do something for Mabon today! Did you show is your Persephone amulet? I can’t remember much these days. I’m sorry if you did. I have touch up my ancestor altar!

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@christina4 I just got the box & I haven’t done the ritual yet. Once I do I will post a picture of the amulet & the bracelet with the others on it. I have to switch my bracelets to my right wrist at some point after the ritual seems like a good time.

My brain doesn’t have short term memory & long term memory is on its way out :smile:

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It worked! It’s supposed to be down in the forties at night later on this week. That’ll be nice!

Don’t feel bad @Siofra, I ended up not doing anything for the full moon either. Sometimes you’ve just got to rest. And it sounds as if you’ve been busy. Good luck getting your ancestor altar done!

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Thank you! I’m trying to take my time so I don’t have the crash at the end of the day, but idle time for me is bad lately. My brain goes in a thousand different directions & each one has a tab open somewhere :rofl:

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