Merry Meet Monday - Magick News of the Week! Dec 12 - 18 🌜

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:



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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, December 15

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: Last Quarter Moon :last_quarter_moon: ] ]

Last-Quarter-Moon-Phase-Spells

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 :telescope:

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.

Waning-Moon-Magick-Ritual-Ideas

This moon phase is part of the Waning Cycle :arrow_double_down: , 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 :last_quarter_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:


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


Picture from Pexels

Friday, December 16

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:

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:


[ [ Witchy Holiday Heads Up! :eyes:] ]

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 :candle: and the Winter Solstice :sun:

Yule-Solitary-Celebration-Ritual-Spells8

Friends in the Southern Hemisphere will enjoy the celebration of Litha :sunflower: and the Summer Solstice :sun:

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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 :infinite_roots: :sparkles:

To learn more about the main pagan holidays and 8 Sabbats of the year, you can visit the Spells8 Wheel of the Year Page :wheel_of_dharma:


[ [ 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 check out the current 2022 Pagan Holiday Calendar or the NEW 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: ] ]

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 :sun_behind_rain_cloud:

Weather Witch Magick Storm Challenge

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 :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 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, 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: :memo: 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 .

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 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! :heart:


[ [ Coven Member Birthdays :birthday: ] ]

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

Spells8 Coven Members Birthdays

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 :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:

Daily Single Draws Tarot Oracle Rune

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 :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 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 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:

@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 :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:

  • @Mistress_Of_Herbs - for sharing the most posts in the forum (on a three-week streak!) :writing_hand:

  • @marsha - for giving out the most hearts in the forum (on a two-week streak!) :heart:

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:

:trophy: 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! :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.

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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:



Will you be working any waning moon magick this week? :magic_wand: How about your Sabbat and Solstice plans- are you ready and excited for the upcoming holiday and end of the year? :partying_face:

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! :last_quarter_moon_with_face: :sparkles:

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Good morning! :sunrise:

Congratulations to @Mistress_Of_Herbs on a 3-week streak with a Shiny :sparkles: new badge too! :tada:

  • AND :star_struck:

Congratulations to @marsha for sharing the love on a 2-week streak! :confetti_ball:

The coven greatly appreciates all that you both contribute to the forum each day! :revolving_hearts:

I feel like I’m finding a better flow, of course now I fall asleep a bit earlier so I’m up a bit earlier & can do a few things during that time.

I do have 2 appointments tomorrow, so I’m not sure how much I will be able to be within the forum unless it is early afternoon. I will definitely do my best though! I also have one appointment on Wednesday morning, but that shouldn’t interfere too much, it’s in the morning. Other than that…

I have been able to focus a bit more on the classes that I am taking with Biddy Tarot, Master Class for Tarot :thinking: I’m not sure if that is the correct name for the class, but I’ve been able to make progress now that I am feeling better & recovering really well! Things are flowing easier.

We got to decorate Saturday & then just laid low to keep the weekend easy. My daughter has some kind of yucky cold with a sore throat & spent 2 1/2 days mostly resting & taking it easy. She’s much better today, but she said she’s a little more tired than normal. Otherwise she sounds & feels a lot better. So that’s a good thing! :revolving_hearts:

I hope everyone has a great start to their week! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Merry Meet Monday Witches!
Congrats to @marsha and @Mistress_Of_Herbs for your contributions.
The past week has been a high stress for me, felt attacked from every side. So this week I plan to ground and just go easy.
I’ll be completing our Yule log and preparing my meal plan. Attached is my pics of my yule outside decorations.
Blessed Be,
Rowan


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Very lovely Yule decorations! Where did you ever find your Yule flag?? I am always searching for ‘Yule’ decor and its hard to find. I was thinking if I wanted a flag I would have to make one :sewing_needle: :thread:
Very very classy decor :wink:
:butterfly:

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Please do not get “Burnout” …I need you here. You have been so helpful. I hope you feel better and things go well.

Lots and lots of love :revolving_hearts:
Medea

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Congratulations you two! :heart: You’re both on a roll! Streaks and everything :clap:


I’ve got an easy week this week. My sister is gonna hang out tomorrow, I’ve got one appointment on Wednesday and one appointment on Friday :heart: Other than that, super easy week! Thank the Gods!

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@Medea I promise not to get “burn out”, I’m kind of rolling with the flow of the days as they come. Tomorrow I may just be in at different times that’s all. I promise to make sure I can move through the day the best I can with breaks when I need them :smiling_face: Things are flowing a lot smoother for me now. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

My first appointment is the follow-up to the surgery I had in early November, so I’m excited about that one, the second is a 10-minute appointment for my migraine medication. I can’t believe it’s already been 12 weeks! I love :heart: seeing my neurologist because her family works with Brighid :candle: in Ireland :ireland: where they live. So we get to talk about all the things that are going on with them & Brighid during my appointment.

Oh, I did receive a Larvikite turtle! I added it to my crystal turtle collection :turtle: I’ve been using the diffuser Florida Water blend in my room & main house. It smells so much brighter in the house since we’ve been having kind of wet & dreary weather. Although, now I have to get more rosemary essential oil :laughing: Seems I use that one a lot in different blends for the seasons & days in general.

I am also really enjoying the tarot classes. I hadn’t been able to go through them much after my surgery, so made it point to start working on them last night & went through some more of them today. I’m going to work on some of the activities while everyone gets settled at home. :hugs:

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Congratulations @Mistress_Of_Herbs :partying_face: I love all the great information you share. :heart:

Thank you :pray: for the Shout-Out @TheTravelWitch_Bry Much appreciated :hugs:

Thank you @Siofra_Strega & @Rowan & @MeganB I love you all :people_hugging:

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Congratulations to @Mistress_Of_Herbs for her Three-Week streak, and to the lovely @marsha for giving so much love! Thank you, ladies, for all that you do!

Well, I’m back online with a new modem finally! Get this, they forgot to plug in the computer. I had to crawl back behind my desk and do it. Not fun. But it’s working now and I’m glad to be back with you all.

I’ll do my weekly posting of the recipe tomorrow, I got up extra early to be ready to meet the repairman so I’m feeling pooped tonight. LOL!

I’m just glad I didn’t have a doctor’s appointment today, that would have been difficult.

Hope you all are having a good week!

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Thank you :pray: Amethyst!

I’m so glad you are back online, and I’m looking forward to seeing your weekly recipe!

Love :heart: and hugs :hugs:

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Thank you, my dear! I think I’ll post a fudge. It’s the time of year where you make tons of it and gift it to someone else. LOL!

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That sounds perfect!

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@TheTravelWitch_Bry ooooooo a special badge? Thanks so much.

@Siofra_Strega love u twinsie

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@Mistress_Of_Herbs love you too!

If you go under your preferences, there should be a badge called… I believe Heart of the Forum so Congratulations :confetti_ball: again! You can chamge it or keep what feels fitting!

I have only changed my badge 3 times… I’m more of a collector :rofl: Kind of like my profile picture, it doesn’t get changed often either. :sweat_smile:

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Fioricet (caffeine, aspirin, phenobarbital) I used to get debilitating migraines in emergency 3 to 4 times a month until they gave me fioricet within 15 minutes my headache was gone I could still feel where the pressure is but I could feel no pain it was simply amazing part of believes that it saved my life, just something you might want to look into.
Good luck on your ventures and surgery … sending hugs, love, and strength.

Blessed Be always
Medea :revolving_hearts:

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Hi Rowan. This is my first year in a long time that I can decorate with anything that I want. This is absolutely beautiful. It sounds like you really enjoy this holiday as well Blessed Be,
Medea

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Hi Sarall. If you do make one pictures, pictures, pictures. I enjoy seeing other people’s talents I have no artistic talent except for one I can draw stick people like a professional…lol
Blessed Be
Medea

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I love making things. I’m definitely behind on sharing photos lately. I will show off some Yule gifts I’m making soon :wink:
Thank you for the encouragement :yellow_heart:
:butterfly:

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Update to the MMM:

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

12-15-2022 Yule Tea Blessing Holidays

(Group Ritual - Dec 15) :christmas_tree: Yuletide Tea Blessing

Prepare your home and heart for the holidays with a Yuletide tea blessing and meditation! This easy and low-maintenance ritual is a lovely warm-up for any larger Yule rituals or celebrations you are planning to start next week :star2:

Love, Light, and Season’s Blessings! :sparkles::christmas_tree: :tea:

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