Merry Meet !
Welcome to your weekly update about what’s happening in both the forum and the witchy world at large
Here’s the news for this week:
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Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on these upcoming events and occasions!
[ [ Group Ritual ] ]
→ Thursday, January 5
Join in for a shared group ritual meditation and coven chat- this activity is open to all active coven members 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.
This week, the skies will flourish with the beauty of a Full Moon- the moon of January is called the Full Wolf 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 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
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
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 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 ] ]
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→ Friday, January 6
Have a question on your mind? Seeking some guidance for how to best approach a problem? This is your chance to find some answers, as the talented @MeganB is kindly offering free readings via tarot and oracle cards!
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
[ [ 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, January 2 - Happy Mew Year for Cats Day
- Friday, January 6 - Day of Frau Perchta, The Scary Christmas Witch
- Sunday, January 8 - Feast Day for Freyja, a Norse Goddess of love and war
For more upcoming witchy and pagan holidays, you can download and print your copy of the 2023 Pagan Holiday 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
These activities are open to enjoy whenever you’d like- feel free to participate anytime before their deadlines!
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
Are you ready? Join the current challenge here:
(A brand new challenge will launch on Wednesday in the public Activities Category !)
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: Spells8 Book Club XXIII - Readers’ Reviews
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!
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.
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
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.
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! 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!
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:
- Where in the World are Witches? GROUP POLL 2023
- Cast for the Past
- What Type of Witch are You? Coven Roll Call and Poll
- 2023 Mini Altar for the Coven’s New Year Resolutions
- Masterpost: Frequencies, Energy Work & Human Design
- Peering into 2023 Collective Tarot Reading
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
Merry meet to all of the new members who joined the Spells8 Forum over the past week!
Welcome to the Forum and the Infinite Roots Coven!
@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
We would all love to give you a warm welcome to the forum family!
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:
@Solasta_Amore - for sharing the most posts over the past week
@Sarafeena_Sage - for giving out the most hearts (an a two-week streak!)
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!
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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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!
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Also: a very big thank you to all members of Spells8 !
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!
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?
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.