Merry Meet Monday - Magick News for the Week! (Jan 2 - Jan 8) 🐺

Merry Meet !

Welcome to your weekly update about what’s happening in both the forum and the witchy world at large :mage:

Here’s the news for this week:

Please remember that in order to view events, activities, and posts hosted in A Sacred Space and the Energy Exchange categories, you must be logged into your active Spells8 account.

Don’t have an account yet? No worries! You can join Spells8 here :sparkles:

Upcoming Events :spiral_calendar:

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

[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

Group Tea Ritual Meditation 2022 Yule Version

Thursday, January 5

Join in for a shared group ritual meditation and coven chat- this activity is open to all active coven members :tea: The ritual has step-by-step instructions that you can join in on your own schedule at any time during the day.

Group rituals are held on Thursday in A Sacred Space and remain open over the weekend. This week’s ritual post will appear in the forum on Tuesday, but until then feel free to check out last week’s group ritual to get an idea about what to expect.

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


Friday, January 6

This week, the skies will flourish with the beauty of a Full Moon- the moon of January is called the Full Wolf Moon :full_moon:. The exact time of peak illumination will depend on your location.

Explore a special moon ritual and learn more about this moon on the Spells8 Full Wolf Moon Ritual Page . This month’s moon is reminiscent of the dark, empty nights of winter in the Northern Hemisphere when the songs of the wolves can be heard echoing across the snowy landscape :wolf: This month, let the moon grant you the strength and endurance of a wolf to survive this dark and cold time.


While each moon has its own unique qualities, every full moon is a celebrated time where the energy of the moon is at its 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:

Ready for More Moon Magick? 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 :astrology_moon:

[ [ Group Healing Session :handshake: ] ]

EEC Group Healing Session

Friday, January 6 at 8:00 AM EST

Join a group healing circle to support those who are passing through hard times this month. Microphones and cameras will be turned off during this one-hour open space, and coven members are welcome to come and go as they please. This is the first of two live healing sessions this month.

You can visit the current EEC discussion: Energy Exchange Circle :hugs: January 2023

For more information about the Energy Exchange Circle, please see the section below in Ongoing Activities or visit the Energy Exchange Category of the forum.

[ [ Freebie Friday - Free Readings :flower_playing_cards: ] ]

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Friday, January 6

Have a question on your mind? Seeking some guidance for how to best approach a problem? :thinking: This is your chance to find some answers, as the talented @MeganB is kindly offering free readings via tarot and oracle cards! :crystal_ball:

Free readings are held in the Energy Exchange Category every Friday. As we wait for this week’s reading session to begin, you can check out last week’s Freebie Friday to get an idea of what to expect :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:

For more upcoming witchy and pagan holidays, you can download and print your copy of the 2023 Pagan Holiday Calendar :spiral_calendar:

For news and information about witchy happenings delivered to your email inbox three times a week, make sure you are on the list to receive the free Spells8 Newsletter :envelope_with_arrow:

Ongoing Activities :raised_hands:

These activities are open to enjoy whenever you’d like- feel free to participate anytime before their deadlines!

[ [ Weekly Witchy Challenge :trophy: ] ]

The current challenge theme is: 13 Days of Holiday Celebrations :tada:

Holiday Yule Solstice Challenge Spells8

Every week, the forum hosts a challenge exploring one specific area of magick. Challenges are open to everyone and you are warmly encouraged to participate in a way that reflects your unique magickal practice.

This challenge will remain open until Tuesday, January 3 at 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time). After the challenge closes, a “Props and Presents” post will appear to give recognition and prizes to all participants :gift:

Are you ready? Join the current challenge here:

(A brand new challenge will launch on Wednesday in the public Activities Category !)

[ [ Spells8 Book Club :books: ] ]

Calling all book lovers! The Spells8 book club is now in session!

Spells8 Book Club

For more information about this session of Book Club and to submit your book, please head over to the current thread:

Please note that this reading period will end on Friday, January 27 .

And if you haven’t done so already, please feel free to share and swap your book reviews from last session in the Reader’s Reviews thread: :memo: Spells8 Book Club XXIII - Readers’ Reviews

Happy Reading! :open_book:

[ [ Energy Exchange Circle :hugs: ] ]

Spells8 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 hosted in the Energy Exchange Category 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 .

This month’s Energy Exchange Circle will end on Tuesday, January 31 .

Thanks for spreading the love! :heart:

[ [ Coven Member Birthdays :birthday: ] ]

Spells8 Coven Members Birthdays

Share the love by wishing your fellow coven members well on their special days! You can congratulate those with a birthday this month in the discussion:

If you wish to appear in this list, please set your birthday on your profile. Additionally, please note that the birthday list is housed in the more private A Sacred Space that is exclusive to coven members.

Please keep in mind that this month’s birthday discussion will close on Tuesday, January 31.

[ [ Your Daily Draw :tarot_card: ] ]

Daily Single Draws Tarot Oracle Rune

Are you looking for a bit of higher guidance to help you out today? This collection of daily oracle card (as well as tarot and rune) readings is available for you to access and read thanks to the generosity of the coven :pray:

To enjoy a daily message or to share your own, visit:

Please note that this divination discussion is housed in A Sacred Space and will remain open until Friday, March 31.

[ [ Tending the Flame :fire: ] ]

Tending Brigid Brighid's Flame Spells8

Stop by the fire and tend the flame with your coven- this ongoing discussion invites all to come in, relax, and pick up a bit of motivation and support for the day.

Share a picture of your own flames or simply enjoy the lights of the coven! :candle: Help tend the flame and visit the discussion in:

The Brigid Flametender discussion is hosted in A Sacred Space and will remain open throughout the year- please feel free to enjoy this activity as often as you’d like!

[ [ Fun in the Forum :mage: ] ]

Fun in the Forum MMM

In addition to the events and activities listed above, there are also various fun activities and themed gatherings shared by coven members! Here are a few current activity discussions run by coven members where participation is warmly encouraged.

Highlighted this week:

Please note that many of these discussions do not have set deadlines- as long as they are active, they will remain open for chatting and sharing! Feel free to jump in :heart:

New Members :wave:

Merry meet to all of the new members who joined the Spells8 Forum over the past week!

:infinite_roots: Welcome to the Forum and the Infinite Roots Coven! :infinite_roots:

@deborah18 - @em1 - @maria26 - @maria27 - @frank - @deborah19 - @lanneigh - @sabrina18 - @chloe15 - @shonna - @robin16 - @terry6 - @veronica12 - @jacqueline17 - @jessica130 - @lori16 - @janelle1 - @kathryn25 - @marianne8 - @ayca1 - @denise11 - @Solasta_Amore - @amanda96 - @angelica7 - @marna - @PamIAm - @stephanie62 - @brandie1 - @jennifer132 - @zehra - @amy76 - @gregory1 - @dr11 - @Candice716 - @staryee - @SeraphineAmaryllis - @priscilla - @rebecca42 - @annie5 - @christina55 - @wizard - @takeyia1 - @BrandiC8984 - @jennifer133 - @patience2 - @cody3 - @alanna4 - @lilith3 - @jessica131 - @linda21 - @markita6 - @laura45 - @amber73 - @shelley3 - @jean7 - @sonja1 - @pam5 - @lacie2 - @catherine13 - @chelsea32 - @alexia - @sheila4 - @nicollette1 - @stephanie63 - @destiny13 - @miriam2 - @brandy21 - @tiffanylopez - @brittany56 - @hailey9 - @sandie1 - @stacey14 - @delvi - @edward3 - @joanna10 - @amanda97 - @nicole64 - @jenn4 - @brandy22 - @martia1 - @sonia2 - @russell1 - @eriness - @shana1 - @miss2 - @endellion - @karen23 - @trina3 - @michelle77 - @erich - @abbiemarie - @brandi17 - @alicia28 - @dominick - @diane7 - @taisha - @christina54

If you haven’t already, please feel free to say hello 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:

:raised_hands: FORUM ACTIVITY

Those who share the most posts and give the most hearts receive an Activity Shout-Out. The top posters and sharers from last week are:

Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and inspiration through posts and your love and support through hearts- your time here helping the coven is greatly appreciated! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Note : Those who receive Activity shout-outs for three weeks in a row are awarded the MMM Activity Badge and will not be counted in Activity shout-outs again for a two-month rest period. Those who have won the badge 5 times will no longer be counted- they have earned their place in the Forum Hall of Fame!

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:handshake: COMMUNITY

Every month, any member who goes above and beyond for their fellow coven members day after day over the course of the entire month receives a Community Shout-Out. There are no limits to how many users can receive this shout-out each month.

For December 2022:

  • @Marsha - for writing fun, picture-enhanced messages to coven members on their birthdays and welcoming all new members in their introduction posts

  • @Amethyst - for giving a warm welcome to all new members in their introduction posts

Note : Those who receive a monthly Community Shout-Out are awarded the CCC Badge

Thank you so much for all that you do to make fellow coven members feel at home here- it is greatly appreciated! :heart:

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Also: a very big thank you to all members of Spells8 ! :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 here- Spells8 can’t exist without you! :sparkles:

Is 2023 off to a good start for you? What magick do you hope to work for the first full moon of the new year? :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! :wolf::sparkles:


Congratulations to @marsha and @Amethyst :clap:


Congratulations @marsha snd @Amethyst! You make Infinite Roots awfully wonderful!

Not much happening on the home front this week. Just recovering and getting to know my new eyeballs. All seems to be going well, but I am having a hard time being patient. Sometimes everything is crystal clear, other times it’s just blurry enough to be obnoxious. Everything is healing normally and I just have to trust the process. I should expect changes and improvements for 4-6 weeks. I’m 4/5 days out! Ha!

We went to a friends for NYE and driving over (I was not driving, just riding) was disconcerting as every light and car had huge halos around it. That’s new for me. I am hoping that goes away quickly so my poor husband doesn’t have to drive me to work every day! He will if he needs to, but man!

I go back to work Thursday. Man this break is flying by!


I am so thankful for the shoutout!! As the one for posting the most! Thank youu Bry!! @TheTravelWitch_Bry Love youu and blessed be! :kissing_heart: :sparkles:


Congrats! @marsha and @Amethyst !! You lovely people, you!! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :sparkling_heart:


Happy Monday everyone! :heart:

Congratulations to @Solasta_Amore and @Sarafeena_Sage for your activity shoutouts! It’s been wonderful to see you both here interacting and joining in the discussions.

Congratulations also to @Marsha and @Amethyst! You two are such an amazing presence here in the forum and you are much appreciated :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

I’ve got a few things going on this week and I’m still recovering from my ear infections. I’m doing okay with them and this second round of antibiotics and steroids is hopefully helping :pray:

@AileyGrey – I’m glad to hear that you’re healing well! I know it’s hard to be patient but it will be so, so worth it!


Thank you for the shout out 2 weeks in a row! WOW!


Congratulations @Solasta_Amore and @Amethyst and @marsha. :heart: :heart: :heart:


Congratulations @Solasta_Amore & @Sarafeena_Sage! :tada: So great to see both of you contributing to the forum & spreading the love & wisdom!

Congratulations to @marsha & @Amethyst also! Great job ladies as well! :confetti_ball:

I’m feeling better today! Finally more like myself. Just some lingering fatigue, but that’s okay, just a reminder to take it slow still for a little bit. My daughter goes back to school tomorrow from her winter break, so a starting to get back to normal again.

I do have 2 appointments this week, they happen to be on the same day too! So that’s pretty convenient :laughing: Hopefully I get to catch up on the things I meant to do over the vacation & couldn’t get to while I was down & out. My husband had helped me make the holes in most of the items so I can get a good jump on them this week at least.

I have a couple of oils to make for my daughter’s best friend’s mother. She got me a gift this Christmas that I completely wasn’t expecting, so I’m making up a couple of oils for her too. I have a busy week of catch up ahead of me!

I did get my herbs/plants organized & labeled though & in new homes. So that felt good to at least get that done this past weekend. Other than that, it should be back to normal for me. I have a few things to work on & just my normal day to day stuff really.

I look forward to chatting with everyone throughout the week! :revolving_hearts:


Congrats :partying_face: to @Solasta_Amore for sharing the most posts over the past week :writing_hand: and to @Sarafeena_Sage for giving out the most hearts :heart: Thank you :pray: both for sharing so much love and wisdom with us! :people_hugging: Congrats :tada: and a very special thank you :pray: to @Amethyst for giving a warm welcome to all new members in their introduction posts! :heart:

Thank you :pray: so much @TheTravelWitch_Bry I love :heart: how you described my birthday posts! :hugs: “fun, picture-enhanced messages to coven members on their birthdays”

Sending big hugs :hugs: and my thanks :pray: to @christina4 & @AileyGrey & @Solasta_Amore & @MeganB & @Sarafeena_Sage & @Siofra_Strega for your kind messages. :heart:

@AileyGrey :heart: I’m so glad your surgery went well, the halos will go away, it just takes a little time. :people_hugging:

@MeganB I hope your ears :ear: feel better soon and the infections clear up quickly! :heart:

@Siofra_Strega I’m glad you are feeling better. I need to get my seeds, flowers, etc. labeled too!

It’s another “Manic Monday” for me, so much to do and so little time! :mantelpiece_clock: It seems like my to-do list just gets longer!!! Anyway, I love :heart: you all, and I hope everyone has a really great start to the new year!

Wishing my Spell 8 family love :heart: and magick :dizzy: always


Yay to @Solasta_Amore, @Sarafeena_Sage, and the lovely and talented @marsha! Thank you for all you’ve done for the coven!

And thank you, Bry, for the shout-out! And to everyone who congratulated me. @christina4, @AileyGrey, @Solasta_Amore, @MeganB, @Sarafeena_Sage, @Siofra_Strega, and @marsha! You’re all so awesome!

Well, it’s not like you haven’t had anything to do! LOL! Will your eyes be ready for you to go back?

Hope they continue to clear up! Antibiotics are not fun.


Sounds like you’re back to normal. Just don’t overdo it and make yourself sick again!

And now I have that song in my head. Thanks. LOL!

Take some time for yourself in the middle of all your to-doing!

As for me, my leg is almost healed! I’m getting there, slowly but surely. Nothing much really going on this week, other than I’m going to try to start a habit of writing a little bit every day. We’ll see how long that lasts.

I hope you all are having a wonderful start to the new year!


I think so! I may need the hubs to drive me in the mornings because of the halos around lights, but otherwise I’ll be ok. I have drops I’ll need to do at lunch time, no biggie. I’m preparing to hear “you look funny without your glasses” about a million times. It’s true though, I look funny to myself! I’ll also plan to rest my eyes a lot when I get home. If anything changes, I’ll take a few days off. I just hate to do that, but recovery first!


Just don’t strain your eyes! I worry for you!


I promise I won’t! I am following every instruction to the letter because I do not want this messed up. The doc said it takes most people about 3-5 days to feel up to returning to work. I’m on day 4 for one eye and day 5 for the other. I have professional development with my team on Thursday and kids come back on Friday, so I still have a few more days. Then I’ll have another weekend before I get back to our normal schedule. I should be ok! But thank you for worrying over me! :heart:


Haha same for me, a ‘Manic Monday’ it was! And wish you the same sweet @marsha :kissing_heart:
But really, you all are and will remain my favourite people!! The ones who are always there by my side!! I really love you all!


You all are awesomeness! Blessed be and lots of love, dearest @Amethyst :sparkles: :revolving_hearts:


You’re welcome, my dear! I can’t imagine not being able to read.

Aww, thank you, dear! You’re awesome too! Blessed be!


Update to the MMM:

This week’s group ritual is now live in the forum! For more details and to view the full ritual, please visit the post by clicking the picture/link here:

Spells8 Group Ritual Fresh New Brew

(Group Ritual - Jan 5) :sunrise: A Fresh New Brew

Draw on the refreshing energy in the air and welcome in positive changes for the new you with this special ritual meditation- a group ritual exclusive :sparkles:

Blessed be, Infinite Roots! :heart::sunrise: :tea:


:sun_with_face:Marsha :smiling_face_with_three_hearts::confetti_ball:
Hi there just wanted to thank you for all the love you radiate in the coven!
I personally want to applaud your dedication and commitment too! Most of all you always shine :sparkles: thanks for sharing your talent and love :heart: