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, December 15
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.
[ [ Moon Phase: Last Quarter Moon ] ]
→ Friday, December 16
Later this week we will be blessed by the light of the Last Quarter Moon. The exact time you will see this moon phase depends on your location
The Spells8 Moon Magick Guide to Last Quarter Moon Magick lists this moon phase as the ideal time to remove negativity and banish things that are holding you back. It is a good time for spellwork that deals with laying things to rest and banishment.
This moon phase is part of the Waning Cycle , so check out the Waning Moon Spell Page for more information including history, meanings, and a collection of spells and rituals that work in harmony with this moon phase
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
[ [ Freebie Friday - Free Readings ] ]
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→ Friday, December 16
Have a burning 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
[ [ Witchy Holiday Heads Up! ] ]
Not this week but next, get ready for a Sabbat and Solstice on Wednesday, December 21.
Those in the Northern Hemisphere will experience the pagan holiday Yule and the Winter Solstice
Friends in the Southern Hemisphere will enjoy the celebration of Litha and the Summer Solstice
Keep an eye out for celebration suggestions and more holiday info in next week’s Merry Meet Monday! You can also stop by the Solstice 2022 Coven Celebration Discussion to pick up some great magickal ideas or share your personal celebrations with the forum family
To learn more about the main pagan holidays and 8 Sabbats of the year, you can visit the Spells8 Wheel of the Year Page
[ [ 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:
- Wednesday, December 14 - More Good Today Day
- Thursday, December 15 - Consualia Festival
- Saturday, December 17 - Saturnalia Festival begins
For more upcoming witchy and pagan holidays, you can check out the current 2022 Pagan Holiday Calendar or the NEW 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!
[ [ Weekly Witchy 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.
The current theme is: Weather Witchery
This challenge will remain open until Tuesday, December 13 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 !)
[ [ Spells8 Book Club ] ]
Calling all book lovers! The next reading period for the Spells8 book club is now in session!
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, December 23 .
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: Spells8 Book Club XXII - Readers’ Reviews!
More information about the book club and how to join can be found in Book Club F.A.Q and Introduction .
[ [ 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 Saturday, December 31 .
Thanks for spreading the love!
[ [ Coven Member 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 Saturday, December 31.
[ [ Your Daily Draw ] ]
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 share your own, visit:
Please note that this divination discussion is housed in A Sacred Space and will remain open until Saturday, December 31.
[ [ Tending the Flame ] ]
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!
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!
@chantal2 - @kreshona - @jenn3 - @ashley88 - @kim18 - @sierra16 - @benjamin3 - @elly-mae - @alyssa18 - @nilda - @shayla6 - @jace1 - @claire10 - @adrian4 - @jarry - @courtney26 - @myong - @danielle40 - @ashlee7 - @kimberly73 - @j.a - @nina9 - @RosiePosie - @nicole59 - @peggy2 - @ntukanyagwe - @marivet - @traci7 - @KerriEvan - @ryan5 - @kimberly74 - @andrea46 - @robert8 - @brittany55 - @alexandria4 - @amanda93 - @penny6 - @kenroy - @nicole60 - @mariah4 - @tasha89 - @devin5 - @destiny12 - @Francesca7 - @danielle41 - @sandy2 - @sheena6 - @LexiBlue - @rianna - @jamie38 - @casey16 - @amanda94 - @christopher12 - @tanya19 - @natalie18 - @tia8 - @faleeshann - @hope6 - @tiffany43 - @amelia4 - @barbara16 - @victoria45 - @Pharrah_Centner - @melissa58 - @norbert - @crystal60 - @zara - @tiffany44 - @emma11 - @caelan - @kristen23 - @beate - @meagan7 - @destinee5 - @cat1 - @anita4 - @mary49 - @TheHoneybee - @amy75 - @jolene4 - @sibel - @sarah88 - @megan37 - @jill8 - @Melodie - @hannah38
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
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:
@Mistress_Of_Herbs - for sharing the most posts in the forum (on a three-week streak!)
@marsha - for giving out the most hearts in the forum (on 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!
After a three-week streak of being featured in the weekly shout-outs, @Mistress_Of_Herbs will receive a special badge for their contributions to the forum- woohoo!
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.
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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!
Will you be working any waning moon magick this week? How about your Sabbat and Solstice plans- are you ready and excited for the upcoming holiday and end of the 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.