Merry Meet Monday - Magick News of the Week! Aug 1 - 7 🌾

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:



Upcoming Events :spiral_calendar:

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on these one-day-only events!


[ [ Witchy Holiday: Sabbat :wheel_of_dharma: ] ]

Blessed Sabbat! Wishing you a happy pagan holiday today- Monday, August 1st !

Those in the Northern Hemisphere are celebrating the Sabbat Lughnasadh/Lammas :ear_of_rice: which marks the mid-way point between the summer solstice and autumn equinox :sun_with_face:

What-is-Lughnasadh

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

Are you in the Southern Hemisphere? Click here!

Friends in the Southern Hemisphere are enjoying the Sabbat Imbolc :candle:, which marks the mid-way point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox :sun_with_face:

Imbolc-Wiccan-Solitary-Ritual-Celebration

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

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Click on the pictures and links above for more information and ways to celebrate!

Please feel free to share your altar decorations, crafting, celebrations and more in:

The 8 Pagan Sabbats : Visit the Wheel of the Year page to learn more about pagan holidays and seasonal celebrations :wheel_of_dharma:


[ [ Group Ritual : Together with Your Coven :infinite_roots: ] ]

Join in for a shared group ritual meditation and coven chat on Thursday, August 4th - this activity is open to all active coven members :tea:

Group Tea Ritual - Lammas

The group meditation 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 every Thursday. Feel free to visit last week’s group ritual 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 active Spells8 account to access the ritual.

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


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

Look to the skies! On Friday, August 5th , we will be blessed by the light of the First Quarter Moon. The exact time you will see this moon phase depends on your location.

First-Quarter-Moon-Spells

The First Quarter Moon 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 .

From the Spells8 Moon Magick Guide to First Quarter Moon Magick

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 :arrow_double_up:

Waxing-Moon-Spells-Rituals

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:

Ready for Moon Magick? 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:


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

Have a burning 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:


Picture from Pexels

The next Freebie Friday post will be Friday, August 5th . 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 witchy and pagan holidays in the near future, you can check out the 2022 Pagan Holiday Calendar and the Spells8 Email Newsletter



Ongoing Activities :raised_hands:

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


[ [ Weekly Witchy Challenge :trophy: ] ]

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

The current theme is: Money Magick :moneybag:

Spells8 CHALLENGE Money Magick Funds Finance Spells

This challenge will close on Tuesday, August 2nd at 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time) and a “Props and Presents” post will appear to give recognition and prizes to all participants :gift:

Are you ready? Join the current challenge here:

(And as always, a brand new challenge will launch on Wednesday!)


[ [ Spells8 Book Club :books: ] ]

Calling all book lovers! The next reading period for the Spells8 book club is now in session!

Spells8 Book Club

You can find more details and submit your book to read in the current thread:

Please note that this reading period will end on Friday, August 5th .

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

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:


[ [ 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?

Spells8 Energy Exchange Circle

The Energy Exchange Circle 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 Wednesday, August 31st .

Thanks for spreading the love! :heart:


[ [ Your Daily Draw :tarot_card: ] ]

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:

Spells8 Forum Daily Oracle Card Draws

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

Please note that this oracle discussion will close on Friday, September 30th .


[ [ Coven Member Birthdays :birthday: ] ]

Share the love by wishing your fellow coven members well on their special days!

Spells8 Coven Members Birthdays

Congratulate those with a birthday this month in the discussion:

Please keep in mind that this month’s birthday discussion will close on Wednesday, August 31st.

If you wish to appear in this list, please set your birthday on your profile. Additionally, please note that the birthday list is only visible to active coven members in A Sacred Space .


[ [ Tending the Flame :fire: ] ]

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:

Tending Brigid Brighid's Flame Spells8

Help tend the flame and visit the discussion in:

The Brigid Flametender discussion remains open throughout the year- please feel free to enjoy this activity as often as you’d like!

Please remember that you must be logged into your active Spells8 account to access Brigid Flametender and all content within A Sacred Space .



New Members :wave:

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

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

@ashley65, @chloe13, @haley6, @autumn1, @alexis9, @jessica110, @michaela4, @j113, @judith7, @knox, @cess, @stephanie54, @alexandra15, @katie18, @raven7, @lorena1, @candace8, @stephanie55, @tia7, @amanda77, @scarlett, @haridev, @mila1, @mackenzie5, @crystal46, @emma27, @wani, @markita4, @tabitha7, @elsa1, @annette86, @dallas1, @kriss, @karra, @sabrina13, @teressa, @stefani1, @mary13, @elianna, @brandy12, @nicole46, @robin, @audrey6, @crystal47, @chelsa, @alisa2, @danelle1, @harley3, @keri2, @kristen1, @jacqueline12, @sheryl2, @lisa59, @selena2, @brandon5, @wayne, @amy66, @kathryn22, @georgette, @joann3, @marissa4, @carrie7, @KristiAnn, @amy67, @vicki2, @tennille, @wendy18, @amber49, @jill5, @Ferelith, @maile1, @jessica111, @jaclynn, @samiya1, @rebecca28, @erica25, @james17, @tessa2, @garrett, @vickii, @rachel36, @isobel, @samantha73, @robin10, @kathleen7, @madilyn, @hannah34, @falynn2, @angela40, @sheree3, @luella, @kristopher, @elysa, @becky6, @alexx, @kelly30, @rebecca29, @alex13, @tucara, @andora, @sunshine, @SMhechic3ra, @emily43, @edward1, @anna7, @sarah70

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:

:raised_hands: FORUM ACTIVITY

Every week, those who share the most posts and give the most hearts receive an Activity Shout-Out. The top posters and sharers this week are:

  • @Ostara - for sharing the most posts this week :writing_hand:

  • @Marsha - for giving out the most hearts, on a three-week streak! :heart:

After a three-week streak being featured in the weekly shout-outs, @Marsha will receive a special badge for their contributions to the forum- woohoo! :confetti_ball::two_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.

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:

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:handshake: COMMUNITY

Every month, any member who goes above and beyond for their fellow coven members consistently, 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 July, 2022:

  • @Marsha - for writing Zodiac-enhanced messages on birthdays and for welcoming all new members in their introductory 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:



Blessed Sabbat! Will you be celebrating over the coming days? :partying_face: How about working any First Quarter Moon Magick this week? :first_quarter_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! :ear_of_rice::sparkles:

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Pogaan Kogaanne voknau daar Lotsul! (Many blessings on this Sabbat)

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I didn’t realize I was so talkative this week!

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Congrats @Ostara and @marsha!! We are better for you love and knowledge.

Congrats @Amethyst and again to @marsha!! Thank you for making this forum a great place to visit daily!!


My week is starting off great. I’m off today for Lughnasadh (my company is awesome) and Houston is being blessed with much needed rain! I am not only doing some rituals because of the Sabbat, but it’s also the first of the month, which means it’s the day I cleaned and refresh my wards on my home.

The rest of the week is filled with meetings for work. The hubs is going on a deep sea fishing trip this weekend, leaving sometime Friday and coming back Sunday so I’ll have the house to my self this weekend! While I love him dearly, sometimes it’s great to get him out so I can do some things around the house that he just gets in the way of. :joy::joy::joy:

I also have a niece’s birthday on the 3rd and she’s going to be 16! :cold_sweat::cold_sweat::cold_sweat::cold_sweat:

I hope everyone is having a blessed Sabbat (if you are celebrating and which ever one you are)! Have a wonderful week!!

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Congratulations my friends! You’re awesome!

And thank you, @TheTravelWitch_Bry for the lovely CCC Badge! I love it!

And thanks, @Amaris_Bane, for the lovely comment! :hugs:

One of my doctor’s appointments was canceled today which is okay, but annoying. But I made it to my wound care doctor and talked to her some so that’s good. This is after getting up before the crack of dawn so I could do my Lughnasadh ritual. It went lovely and I enjoyed the holiday music that @Francisco put up on YouTube. It set the right ambiance.

Other than that, I don’t have anything going on this week other than paying bills tomorrow. What fun. :face_with_diagonal_mouth:

I’m looking forward to the next weekly challenge to spice up my week!

Hope you all are having a blessed Sabbat!

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@Ostara @marsha @Amethyst Congrats on your shout outs! I have personally really enjoyed all of your posts and interactions and am getting to know each of you better and learning along the way, thank you!!!

As far as what is up this week, I am enjoying my time with my daughter in town from Florida and we were trying to celebrate with a large bonfire for Lammas but alas, we will just have a mini fire on the deck tonight with dinner instead. The dry weather and heat is not going to allow a good bonfire tonight unfortunately. I have taken this entire week off work, so I’m looking forward to some serious R&R as I enjoy the time off. Happy Lammas everyone!!! :flatbread: :blueberries: :onion: :tomato: :corn: :poultry_leg: :fire:

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Thank you, @jan_TheGreenWitch! You’re a treasure! Enjoy your week off!

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Happy August!! It’s my birthday month and my favorite month of the whole year. It’s the month I am the happiest in. We have a lot of August birthdays in my family as well. So it just seems like a good day in August. I’m looking forward to this week with positive energy and optimism.

Blessed Be Everyone, I hope you all have a wonderful start to your month!

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Happy Sabbat and Lamas
So for Lamas I made some bread :bread: and then I did a ritual in town called the Crossroads
Crossroads
I heard inn making some corn :corn: dollies! I can’t wait :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: my corn husk are put away but what the heck I’ll go and invest some time. I want to burn :fire: my doll afterwards to expel some anger! At the end of the month I am going to try a new class called Reki 101 for me I am a starter! I just am excited :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
Jeannie

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Update to the MMM!

The group ritual for this week is now live in the forum! Please feel the post for additional details:

8-4-2022 Hazel Month Inspiration Apollo

(Group Ritual - Aug 4) :deciduous_tree: Month of Hazel Inspiration

This week, we say goodbye to July and the month of Holly as we welcome in the new Celtic Tree Month of Hazel :deciduous_tree: With Apollo’s blessing, may this meditation help you to tap into your creative side and find a glowing abundance of inspiration :sparkles:

See you there, Infinite Roots! :deciduous_tree: :sparkling_heart:

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Congrats :partying_face: @Ostara & :tada: @Amethyst And thank you both for all you do! :heart:


My sincere thanks! :pray: @TheTravelWitch_Bry :heart:


Thank you! :pray: @Amaris_Bane and again, Thank you! :heart:


:pray: Thank you very much! :hugs: @Amethyst :heart:


Thank you Jan, much apprecited! @jan_TheGreenWitch**

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Thanks, dear heart!

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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 news post :newspaper: