Merry Meet !
Here is your weekly update about exciting happenings in both the forum and the witchy world at large this week:
Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on these events!
[ [ Sabbat: Pagan Holiday ] ]
Get ready to enjoy a pagan holiday on Tuesday, December 21st!
Those in the Northern Hemisphere will experience both the winter Sabbat Yule and the Winter Solstice .
Here are a few suggestions for how you might celebrate this holiday:
- Yule Traditions: Pagan Winter Solstice Symbols and Ways to Celebrate
- How to Celebrate Yule Alone? Ideas & Ritual
- Yule Greetings, Cards, and Yuletide Blessings
- Santa Claus is Pagan Too! A Yule Playlist
Feel free to share your festivities in Yule 2021: Coven Celebrations !
Meanwhile, friends in the Southern Hemisphere will enjoy the celebration of Litha and the Summer Solstice .
- Litha Altars, Ritual Ideas, and Midsummer FAQ
- How to Celebrate Litha Alone: Ideas for a Pagan Summer Solstice
- Litha Altar Ideas
- Draconic Litha Ritual
Click on the pictures and links above for more information about these exciting holidays!
You can also visit the Wheel of the Year page to learn more about the 8 Pagan Sabbats
[ [ Group Ritual : Together with Your Coven ] ]
Join in for a shared group ritual meditation and coven chat on Thursday, December 23rd - this activity is open to all members of the forum
The group meditation ritual has step-by-step instructions that you can join in on your own schedule at any time during the day
If you’d like, there is a scheduled hour-long live Zoom chat to do the ritual as a group as well as meet and greet fellow coven members
Group meditation rituals and conversations are held every Thursday. Feel free to visit last week’s group ritual post 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 Spells8 account to acess the ritual.
Don’t have an account yet? No worries! You can join Spells8 here
[ [ Freebie Friday ] ]
Have a burning question on your mind? Seeking some guidance for how to best approach a problem?
Now is your chance to find some answers, as the talented @MeganB is kindly offering free readings via tarot or oracle!
Picture from Pexels
The next Freebie Friday post will be Friday, December 24th . For more information and to get an idea about what to expect, check out last week’s Freebie Friday
[ [ Moon Phase: Last Quarter Moon ] ]
There is no major moon phase this week, so consider this a heads up for next week!
On Monday, December 27th , we will be blessed by the light of the Last Quarter Moon.
The last quarter moon is a time of rest and the banishment of negative energies or forces in your life .
For more information about specific spells recommended for the last quarter moon, visit the guide Moon Magic: Spells for Every Lunar Phase: Last Quarter .
The Last Quarter Moon is a Waning Moon phase. For more Moon Magick and the best spells for this time of month, visit the Waning Moon Magick Guide.
Find current moon information for your location as well as complementary spells and rituals to draw on today’s moon energy on the Spells8 Lunar Spell 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:
- Monday, December 20 - Go Caroling/ Wasailling Day
- Thursday, December 24 - Celtic Birch Month Begins
- Friday, December 25 - Festival of Frau Holle (Germanic Goddess)
Join these current activities any time before their deadlines
[ [ Weekly Witchy Challenge ] ]
Every week, a challenge is presented to all members of the forum to explore new areas of magick and bring out the best of everyone’s diverse talents.
The theme for this week is: Solar Magick
This challenge will close Tuesday, December 21st at 7:00 AM EST (Eastern Standard Time)
After this time a Props and Presents post will appear to give recognition and prizes to all participants And as always, a brand new challenge will arrive on Wednesday for all challenge enthusiasts.
Are you ready? Join the challenge here: Weekly Witchy Challenge - Solar Magick
[ [ 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 run by the warmhearted @praecog29 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 - 2021 .
Thanks for spreading the love!
[ [ Spells8 Book Club ] ]
Calling all book lovers! The next reading period for the Spells8 book club has now begun!
You can find more details and submit your book to read in the current thread: Spells8 Book Club XII (Dec 10 - Jan 7)
Please note that this reading period will end on Friday, January 7th .
More information about the book club and how to join can be found in Book Club F.A.Q and Introduction .
Merry meet to all of the new members who have joined the forum over the past week!
Welcome to the Forum and the Infinite Roots Coven!
@melissa27, @rena, @Ravens_Moon, @kim7, @melanie9, @Becca3, @amber40, @xavier2, @nicholas5, @rachel20, @amanda49, @charity2, @isis, @sierra11, @damiana, @janie, @lauren15, @esther, @rachel21, @sarah44, @jennifer72, @kate4, @angel12, @paige6, @charlaine, @catherine7, @peggy1, @suzanne2, @erica15, @kerilyn, @victoria25, @laura29, @diana6, @Everyday_witch, @charlotte10, @emma20, @Tella, @kim8, @alycia1, @dawn-marie, @mags, @gretchen1, @riikka, @luis, @dana6, @lee2, @breeze1, @jean3, @shatrina1, @jessica80, @ricardo3, @jaylynne, @rylee, @brynne, @tara11, @johanna2, @tammie3, @shamanicshe, @nakeitha, @leigha, @missy, @amy46, @michelle39, @dayna1, @liana1, @ViGi44, @chelsey2, @heather45, @bree3, @tia5, @bridgett, @eva9, @trevor1, @manny, @anne4, @wren, @christine18, @krista6, @karen12, @evelyn1, @chelsea18, @laura30, @sando, @olesea
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!
- A double-dose of applause to @Garnet, who shared the most hearts and posts in the forum and who has now been featured in the special shout-outs on a two-week streak! So much love back to you who always spreads positivity, encouragement, and lots of smiles
Note : Those who have received shout-outs for four weeks in a row are awarded the MMM badge . They will not be counted in shout-outs again for a two-month rest period.
And of course, wishing a very hearty thank you to all members of the Spells8 coven .
Your contributions and love help to make this a welcoming and supportive place for solitary witches all around the world. Thanks for being here!
Blessed Sabbat and happy solstice! Will you be celebrating this week? And believe it or not, the year is almost at an end- are you ready for 2022?
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!