Merry Meet Monday - Magick News of the Week! Apr 17 - 23 ⚫

Merry Meet!

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

Scroll down to read the news for this week :eyes:

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Upcoming Events :spiral_calendar:

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

[ [ Moon Phase: New Moon :new_moon: ] ]


Thursday, April 20

This week we will be blessed by the presence of the New Moon. The exact time of the peak phase will vary according to your location.

While many witches see the New Moon as a time of rest and reflection, others choose to cast magick spells specific to this phase of the moon cycle.


You can learn more about the symbolism, traditions, and best-suited spellwork for this moon phase in the New Moon Rituals Guide :new_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 :astrology_moon:

[ [ Solar Eclipse :black_circle: ] ]


Thursday, April 20

This week’s New Moon is an extra special one- as it is also a Solar Eclipse! A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun, blocking the view from Earth. This week’s solar eclipse is categorized as a hybrid eclipse.

While some witches choose to refrain from casting during an eclipse, others choose to draw on the unique energy. If you wish cast during this exciting celestial event, here is a Solar Eclipse Spell for you! :sun:

[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

S3 Group Tea ritual 2023 Ostara Version

Thursday, April 20

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.

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

Freebie Friday - 360x240

Friday, April 21

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 the previous Freebie Friday to get an idea of what to expect :tada:

[ [ Other Events of Interest :mag: ] ]

Other Events - MMM

A collection of curious (and perhaps conversation-starting!) events coming up this week that may or may not be witchy-related:

Keep track of upcoming witchy and pagan holidays by downloading and printing your copy of the 2023 Pagan Holiday Calendar :spiral_calendar:

And for more witchy goodness (including freebies and spells!) delivered right to your email inbox, make sure you are on the list to receive the free Spells8 Newsletter :incoming_envelope:

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: Catch-Up! :clock1:

catch up challenge

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, April 18 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, May 12 .

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 XXVI - 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 Sunday, April 30 .

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 Sunday, April 30.

[ [ Your Daily Draw :tarot_card: ] ]

Daily Single Draws Tarot Oracle Rune

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, June 30th.

[ [ 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!

New Members :wave:

Merry meet to 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:

@Tazz - @sharon23 - @mariah6 - @Uflwig - @amandakay - @mylene - @danielle48 - @page - @ronee - @peter2 - @devin7 - @lindsay7 - @donald - @irene1 - @Philly - @harley11 - @essie - @sophie6 - @kasey2 - @rachel59 - @tabatha4 - @michelle85 - @samantha94 - @debra8 - @cortney7 - @janae2 - @erykah4 - @caterina1 - @danielle49 - @kelly36 - @swami - @robin20 - @isabel5 - @amanda22 - @amy20 - @preston - @AmbivalentWitch - @swetd1308 - @holly15 - @samiyah - @rosemaryopal - @brooke14 - @sofia10 - @dacia - @ashley20 - @tosh - @iesha - @wendy21 - @tina27 - @kimberly79 - @rebecca47 - @robin21 - @roberta5 - @lorrita - @tammy23 - @azura - @AMYzinGrace622 - @michael16 - @jacqueline19 - @inger2 - @CauldronscandlesMe19 - @maria30 - @miyuki - @Nancy9 - @kara16 - @tommy2 - @hattie

If you haven’t done so already, please jump in by creating a new topic in the Introductions Category . You might share a bit about who you are and your journey into practicing magick, or simply say hello to your fellow magick-lovers :wave: :heart:

Wishing you a very warm welcome to the forum! :hugs:

Special Shout-Outs :loudspeaker:

Forum Activity

Each week, those who share the most posts and give the most hearts receive an Activity Shout-Out.

Shout-outs from this past week go to:

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:

Click here to learn about MMM Shout Out Rewards

Anyone who earns a shout-out for three weeks in a row is awarded the special MMM badge (and will not be counted in Activity shout-outs again for a two-month rest period. This is simply to give others a chance to earn the badge too!) .

The legends who have won the MMM badge 5 times will no longer be counted- they have earned their place in the Forum Hall of Fame ! :trophy:

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And Thank YOU! :index_pointing_at_the_viewer:

We’d also like to say a very big thank you to all members of Spells8 :infinite_roots:

Your contributions and presence here help to make this a welcoming and supportive place for solitary witches all around the world. Thanks for being a part- Spells8 can’t exist without you! :hugs::sparkling_heart:

Blessed New Moon Solar Eclipse! :new_moon_with_face: Will you be working any special magick for the occasion? :magic_wand:

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! :black_circle: :sparkles:


Congratulations y’all! You’ve done so much for the community, thank you so much!

I don’t have many plans yet for this week, other than to see what @BryWisteria does for Thursday’s group ritual. It’ll either be for the New Moon or Earth Day I figure. I’m looking forward to that, then I’ll plan something for the other holiday. LOL!

I’m also looking forward to my new book, Enchanted Teatime. It has all sorts of recipes in it. It looks very interesting.

Hope all of you have a good Monday!


Awww I’m so happy to hear that, you’re all dear to me! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: Congrats to @Heav3n from me too, it’s been wonderful getting to know you :hugs: :sparkling_heart:


Congratulations for the shout-outs! :clap: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :tada:

I’m finally making it into the forum after today and it’s been a heck of a day. I’m ready to just relax and enjoy the evening. Hopefully the rest of my week goes smoothly :sweat_smile: I don’t think I can deal with any other mishaps and annoyances lol


Don’t say that last bit out loud! The gremlins will get you!


Honestly at this point, I’m already prepared :rofl:


I’m sorry love! I hope it gets better for you!


I’m sure it will! :heart: I’ve got a relaxing-ish night happening right now. My fiancé and kiddo are playing a Pokémon tournament and I’m hanging out watching :laughing:


It has been great getting to know you too, congrats as well.


Omg, this makes me so happy, welcome to all the new members and thank you so much for the shout out, you guys have been so very welcoming.

I am going to try to get some of these New Moon rituals in this week if I can.


Congratulations :partying_face: on your shout-outs @Heav3n and @CelestiaMoon

Thank you @Heav3n for sharing your knowledge and wisdom with us :writing_hand: And thank you @CelestiaMoon for sharing so much love. You are both awesome! Thank you so much for all you do!

Big hugs :hugs: and lots of love :pink_heart:


Hahaha it’s like you can read my mind! :laughing: :+1: :heart: Both are wonderful topics- I was leaning towards the New Moon/Eclipse because it happens the day of the ritual. I’ve got my notes up and working through things now :mag_right: :grin:

That being said, Earth Day is a really fantastic focus for spellwork/meditations too- if anyone was looking for something to do, we did an Earth Day Group Ritual last year! I’ll drop the link in case it might help inspire anyone for Earth Day magick:

(old) Group Ritual - Earth Day Ritual :earth_americas:

The group ritual is in the forum archives in A Sacred Space, but should still be accessible via the direct link

Well that sounds positively enchanting! :teapot: :tea: :star_struck: I cannot wait to hear your thoughts on it- may it arrive quickly and safely to you! :package: :sparkles:

Ohhh noooo! Sorry to hear it, Megan- hopefully things reset overnight and that today is much better, stress-free day for you! :raised_hands: :heart:


Awww, big hugs to you too @marsha, you’re a sweetheart! :hugs: :pink_heart:

Lots of love to @MeganB too, and a spray bottle to keep the little gremlins away! :smile: :sparkling_heart: (now there’s another emoji we need @BryWisteria :wink: :pink_heart:)


You’re right! We’ve got a little imp/gremlin fellow, but I don’t think there’s a spray bottle in there. Closest things are the lotion bottle (:lotion_bottle:) or the champagne (:champagne:), neither of which quite fit the bill.

There are a lot of recipes here for room and pillow sprays, aromatherapy, and essential oils, and a spray bottle could also be used when talking about gardening and watering plants :potted_plant: All in all, it seems like a useful emoji to have! :grinning:


Bipity bopity boo- a new emoji for you!

:potted_plant: :spray_bottle: :sparkles:

This new emoji can be used by typing the following, exactly as written here:


Blessed be!


Update to the MMM :

This week’s group ritual is now live in the forum! For more details, you can visit the full post by clicking the picture and/or link below (a gentle reminder to please log in so that you can access content in A Sacred Space)

4-20 New Moon Solar Eclipse Find Light and Power

(Group Ritual - Apr 20) :black_circle: Power in the Darkness

When the moon vanishes from the sky, it is not a punishment- but a reminder. By turning away, the moon allows her witches to let their own inner lights and power shine uneclipsed.

This week, join your coven in a ritual meditation that honors the New Moon Solar Eclipse. So grab a candle (with a color that represents you) and a beverage of your choice- you’re invited! :candle:

Looking forward to celebrating the celestial excitement with you all then- Blessed be! :infinite_roots: :new_moon_with_face: :sparkles:




Thank you for the Eclipse one, it looks great! And thanks for the Gaia one from last year, now I know what I’m doing Saturday!

It’s here and there are loads of recipes in it, butterfly cakes, and different teas. It looks to be a winner just by looking through it! Now I’ve got to stay awake to read it! LOL!


Awww yay, it’s beautiful! :blush: :pink_heart:
Gremlins better watch out now :imp: :spray_bottle: :joy:


Thank you Marsha!