Merry Meet Monday - Magick News of the Week! Dec 5 - 11 🌕

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!

[ [ Moon Phase: Full Moon :full_moon: ] ]


Wednesday, December 7

This week, the skies will flourish with the beauty of a Full Moon- the moon of December is called the Full Cold Moon :full_moon:. The exact time of peak illumination will depend on your location.

Explore a special moon ritual and learn more about this moon on the Spells8 Full Cold Moon Ritual Page. The name “Cold Moon” is given to the full moon that falls closest to the Winter Solstice (Dec 21, 2022) in the Northern Hemisphere :snowflake: This ritual uses the magickal properties of silver and gold to draw on the introspective, reflection, and celebratory nature of this time of year :candle:


While each moon has its own unique qualities, every full moon is a celebrated time where the energy of the moon is at its most powerful. Now is a wonderful time to charge, cleanse, and absorb the potent energies of the moon.

For additional full moon inspiration, visit What to Do During the Full Moon :full_moon_with_face:

Ready for more Moon Magick? Check out the Lunar Spell for Tonight - it’s updated every day to reflect current celestial influences! :milky_way:

[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

Group Tea Ritual - Seasonal Image

Thursday, December 8

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 the most recent group ritual to get an idea about what to expect.

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

Picture from Pexels

Friday, December 9

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:

The post will appear in the forum on Friday, but until then you can check out last week’s Freebie Friday to get an idea of what to expect :tada:

[ [ Group Healing Session :handshake: ] ]

EEC Group Healing Session

Friday, December 9 at 8:00 AM EST

Join a group healing circle to support those who are passing through hard times this month. Microphones and cameras will be turned off during this one-hour open space, and coven members are welcome to come and go as they please. This is the first of two live healing sessions this month.

You can visit the current EEC discussion: Energy Exchange Circle :hugs: December 2022

For more information about the Energy Exchange Circle, please see the section below in Ongoing Activities or visit the Energy Exchange Category of the forum.

[ [ 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: Green & Herbal Magick :herb:

Green Witch Herbal Magick Spells8 Challenge

This challenge will remain open until Tuesday, December 6 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:

@joyce - @raquel6 - @kari8 - @melissa - @adriana6 - @crystal57 - @sara31 - @brandon6 - @home2 - @lindsay5 - @tanya17 - @lory - @jayiliah - @morgan24 - @pennye1 - @isaac1 - @aalyah - @katelyn12 - @janet5 - @rika - @selah - @markita5 - @ashley87 - @brandi16 - @jillian9 - @lisa66 - @crystal58 - @tabitha12 - @cristen - @jean6 - @haskell - @heather22 - @tara25 - @emily10 - @elise1 - @MoonGoddess6996 - @valerie6 - @brennan - @tammy21 - @kymberly1 - @morgan25 - @margie2 - @kayla44 - @mary48 - @tina2 - @desiree8 - @virginia8 - @heather82 - @sarah86 - @nora - @beverly7 - @alayshia - @laurie9 - @katlyne - @heather83 - @melissa57 - @marion2 - @casey15 - @sharina - @brianna13 - @steven6 - @brandy19 - @kassidy - @john13 - @peter - @laurie10 - @veronica2 - @adilene - @frankee1 - @ebony7 - @whitt - @jayden - @tania2 - @agne - @jadon - @linda20 - @amy74 - @sierra15 - @jelena2 - @sarah87 - @ayana1 - @samuel1 - @crystal59 - @chelsea31 - @shayla5 - @tanya18 - @karen4 - @nicole58 - @deidre1

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 two-week streak!) :writing_hand:

  • @Marsha - for giving out the most hearts in the forum :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:

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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:handshake: COMMUNITY

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

  • @Marsha - for writing Zodiac-enhanced messages on each coven members’ birthdays, sharing a single card draw each day, tending Brighid’s Flame on the daily, and welcoming all new members in their introduction 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:

Will you be working any moon magick this week? :magic_wand: Are you ready for the upcoming Sabbat and Solstice later this month? :star2:

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! :full_moon: :sparkles:


Congratulations to the @Mistress_Of_Herbs for your two-week streak! You go! And a double congratulations to the lovely and talented @marsha! WHOOT! We’re rocking the forum!

And thank you, Bry, for the shout-out! I appreciate it!

I’m going to the doctor again today. My boo-boo is down to about a large postage stamp size. Which is great since it used to be the size of an index card! I’m really excited at the thought of no more doctor appointments. That’ll be great!

And I and going to get my hair cut this week if I have to bribe Sally to do it! I don’t care if I look like a drunk toddler did it as long as it’s out of my face! LOL!

I plan to do the coven esbat ritual this week, it looks nice and I should have time to do it on Wednesday anyhow.

That’s about it for my plans this week. I hope your week goes okay!


You deserve it! :heart::blush: It’s a lot of dedication to welcome each of the new members- thanks for the taking the time to do so, it’s really appreciated! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Woohooo! :partying_face: You’re on a roll, Amethyst- may it continue to heal wonderfully! :pray::heart:

Wishing you a blessed esbat ritual and great start to the week too- blessed be! :sparkles:

(I missed a few comments from last week’s MMM which closed when this current one launched, so please don’t mind if I play a little catch-up here!)

Hahaha you are so right- I loved seeing the cute little shrooms in the picture! They were adorable (although I also have no idea what they are lol)- thank you for thinking of me! :mushroom: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Your daughter is a very talented artist, Yolande- the picture she made is gorgeous! :mushroom: :sparkles::clap:

Awww thanks for thinking of me, Siofra! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: I bet the card was really cute! :mushroom: :two_hearts:


Thank you so much for the Shout-Out @TheTravelWitch_Bry
I appreciate it very much! :heart: I think you are amazing! :tada: Thank you for all you do!

I’m so happy :hugs: your ‘boo-boo’ is getting smaller @Amethyst :people_hugging:
That’s such great news and congrats :partying_face: on your Shout-Out!

Thank you :pray: for sharing your vast knowledge and wisdom with us @Mistress_Of_Herbs
Your recipes are great! I just have one question for you, When is your book of herb recipes coming out? :green_heart:

Here’s how my week looks, really busy :rofl:
None of my children or grandchildren live close by, so I’ve got to start getting things ready to mail! However, my biggest problem is just getting motivated, I never seem to get the Christmas Spirit until a day or two before Christmas.

With lots of love :heart: always


It is so cold and rainy here today! It actually kind of feels like December! It’s supposed to be the same tomorrow. We aren’t actually sure what to do! It’s good book reading weather for sure!

I have a really big eye doctor appointment on Thursday. I have this super strange eye disease called Retinitis Pigmintosa, basically I have freckles on the back of my retina that blocks my eye from absorbing light. I have wretched night vision and peripheral vision. It is progressive and can, eventually lead to blindness. I haven’t been to see a specialist in a while, but Thursday is the day. I’ve noticed some pretty drastic changes in my right eye that are concerning to me. I would appreciate some good thoughts!

In super happy news, I have been assessing my first graders last week and this week for the mid year report cards. I have changed up my reading instruction to make it align with more current research and best practices. It’s been a lot of work! I’m happy to report that all of my students (except 1) have made huge gains in their reading skills. My 1 little friend has still made some big gains, but has not made it all the way to proficient yet. I suspect he is Dyslexic and I am already working to get him what he needs. I’m so proud of all of their hard work! We test math stuff tomorrow and the rest of this week. I’m hoping to see huge gains there too. I’ve been teaching my heart out this year to get everyone caught up after the pandemic and I am one tired teacher!

Otherwise, it’s a pretty calm week here at our house! We are enjoying our decorations and just letting the year wind down.

I’m starting to think about my planner for next year. I’m doing some Frankenplanning… pulling pieces of different planners out and putting them together to get exactly what I want. I’m wondering if anyone has a more magickally inclined planner? I’ve seen a few pop up in my feeds, but they aren’t exactly what I think want. Do you have one you love? I’d love to hear about it!

Happy week my loves! Enjoy your full moon frivolities!


That’s a good question… I’d love to see a book!


I’ll keep you in my prayers @AileyGrey and add you to my healing list. I hope your appointment goes well. Please keep us updated. I’m tagging @MeganB to get you on the Energy Exchange Circle List for December 2022 :people_hugging:

Yes! Me too! @Mistress_Of_Herbs


thanks @marsha ! I was just on my way over to that post, but got distracted with a kiddo!


I even get to wait two weeks between doctor appointments this time! Woo-hoo!

Thank you for both, my dear! It’s been a good day.

That’s scary! Sending you lots of good vibes. And that’s great with your students! Yay for all of you! You’ve put in a lot of hard work!


@marsha and @AileyGrey lol, maybe i should ha ha ha ha. Yall are sweet


My plans for the week is to get caught up at work and to get into a flow so I don’t have to work 11to 12 hour days so often.
I am getting messages to change what I am doing, give myself time for other things, celebrate my current achievements and calm my over stimulated root chakra. I tend to be slow on the uptake so the universe really likes to get repetitive with its messages to help me out with that. :joy:

Part of getting into a different mode is to ensure I at least do the cold moon spell on Wednesday.

@Amethyst glad your sore is getting better! Hope you live your new hair cut. Congrats on the shout outs.

@marsha I hope you get all your mailings done this week! Congratulations on your shout outs.

@AileyGrey i hope your appointment goes well. Sending healing thoughts your way.
That is amazing what you are doing to help your students! :purple_heart: They are lucky to have you as their teacher.

@Mistress_Of_Herbs congratulations on you shout out!


Hello darling Coven - I’ve been trying to heal and the last two weeks have been more than challenging as I move through the after side effects of my last chemo. I am too weak now to continue, so they have stopped my treatment. I will have a break until Surgery in January. As I regroup, I’ll come on to update everyone and catch up. I terribly miss reading everyone’s posts and staying in touch so I’m looking forward to emerging out of my chemo cocoon and once again participating in our group activities. Love to you all - Jan :heart:


Thanks, hon! I don’t even have to go to the doctor next week, my leg is so much better! Yay!


Sending you good thoughts and much strength, Jan. I’m sorry you’re having such a difficult time.


I haven’t done much magick since the lunar cycle began (not counting my monthly new moon ritual). December is the busiest month of the year. :sweat: But it’ll be nice to do a Cold Moon ritual and meditation!


Update to the MMM:

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

12-8-2022 Full Cold Moon Warmth Light Ritual

(Group Ritual - Dec 8) :full_moon: A Cup for the Full Cold Moon

The Full Cold Moon appears during the darkest days of the year to herald the approach of the solstice and the return of the Sun’s warmth :sun:

This ritual draws on the nature of December’s full moon in a spell to enchant an item that will bring warmth and joy to the wearer :relaxed:

Looking forward to sharing a warm cup and some full moon energy with you then- cheers, Infinite Roots! :heart::coffee:


Sorry to hear that things have been tough- you’re amazing, Jan, and I’m sending love and light your way as you continue to heal! :pray::heart: I hope the side effects lessen up asap and that you’re feeling great in no time.

Lots of love! :people_hugging: :two_hearts:


Yes, you should @Mistress_Of_Herbs :green_heart: write a book! You have some great recipes, you just need the pictures.

Thank you and thank you! :heart: @Phoenix_Rose

Thank you so much for the update, I miss your posts. Take care dear one! :people_hugging: Keeping you in the light! :candle:


Sorry to hear that things have been tough. Sending you lots of love and light.
I look forward to your posts. You are awesome!