Merry Meet Monday - Magick News of the Week! Feb 27 - Mar 5 🌓

Merry Meet!

Welcome to your weekly update about what’s happening in both the forum and the witchy world at large :newspaper_roll:

Scroll down to read the news for this week :eyes:

Please remember that in order to view events, activities, and posts hosted in A Sacred Space and the Energy Exchange categories, you must be logged into your active Spells8 account.

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

Upcoming Events :spiral_calendar:

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on these upcoming events and occasions!

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


Monday, February 27

Look to the skies! Tonight 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 :telescope:

As explored in the Spells8 Moon Magick Guide to First Quarter Moon Magick , this moon phase 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 :hugs:


This moon phase is part of the Waxing Cycle :arrow_double_up: For more information including history, meanings, and a collection of spells and rituals that work in harmony with this moon phase, check out the Waxing Moon Spell Page :first_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:

[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

Imbolc Sabbat Season

Thursday, March 2

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.

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

Freebie Friday - 360x240

Friday, March 3

Have a 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 the previous Freebie Friday to get an idea of what to expect :tada:

[ [ Other Events of Interest :mag: ] ]

Other Events - MMM

A collection of curious (and perhaps conversation-starting!) events coming up this week that may or may not be witchy-related:

Keep track of upcoming witchy and pagan holidays by downloading and printing your copy of the 2023 Pagan Holiday Calendar :spiral_calendar:

And for more witchy goodness (including special dates and spellwork!) delivered right to your email inbox, 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: ] ]

The current challenge theme is: Magickal Inks & Oils

Magickal Inks Oils Challenge Spells8

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.

This challenge will remain open until Tuesday, February 28 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 Spells8 book club is now in session!

Spells8 Book Club

For more information about this session of Book Club and to submit your book, please head over to the current thread:

Please note that this reading period will end on Friday, March 3 .

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

Happy Reading! :open_book:

[ [ Energy Exchange Circle :hugs: ] ]

Spells8 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 Tuesday, February 28 .

Thanks for spreading the love! :heart:

[ [ Coven Member Birthdays :birthday: ] ]

Spells8 Coven Members 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 Tuesday, February 28.

[ [ Your Daily Draw :tarot_card: ] ]

Daily Single Draws Tarot Oracle Rune

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:

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

Please note that this divination discussion is housed in A Sacred Space and will remain open until Friday, March 31.

[ [ Tending the Flame :fire: ] ]

Tending Brigid Brighid's Flame Spells8

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: 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 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:

@sarah97 - @AIRAM - @bonnie2 - @wendi1 - @tammi - @brandi20 - @nicole71 - @elizabeth54 - @kayla46 - @marianne9 - @andreea - @john14 - @christy17 - @yessica - @luna10 - @zaiyah - @selene2 - @tawny2 - @edward4 - @miranda13 - @matthew7 - @sidney1 - @shannon37 - @aaliyah1 - @tina25 - @alexis16 - @therese - @maribel - @wendy20 - @sophia7 - @amanda104 - @angela52 - @inger - @inger1 - @kanly - @lauren30 - @miranda14 - @willow4 - @deborah21 - @crystal67 - @yancy - @jamie42 - @yah - @peggy3 - @markita7 - @peter1 - @kawaiidescope - @jennifer143 - @GraphiteWitch - @tina26 - @tosha1 - @krista9 - @carmen9 - @Asideon - @gabrielle14 - @anita5 - @mae - @lissette - @anna23 - @DizzyBell - @Danthony1 - @sandee - @jesus - @susan19 - @anela - @lauren31 - @kathy10 - @brandi21 - @marcus - @marcia4 - @krysten1 - @robyn5 - @hannah39 - @donna13 - @anna24 - @harley10 - @terrilyn - @ryan6 - @Estrella - @Chick_with_Dreadz

If you haven’t done so already, please jump in by creating a new topic in the Introductions Category . You might share a bit about who you are and your journey into practicing magick, or simply say hello to your fellow magick-lovers :wave: :heart:

Wishing you a very warm welcome to the forum! :hugs:

Special Shout-Outs :loudspeaker:

Forum Activity

Each week, those who share the most posts and give the most hearts receive an Activity Shout-Out.

The top posters and sharers from this past week are:

  • @Nixi - for sharing the most hearts and posts in the forum :heart::writing_hand:

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:

Click here to learn about MMM Shout Out Rewards

Anyone who earns a shout-out for three weeks in a row is awarded the special MMM badge (and will not be counted in Activity shout-outs again for a two-month rest period. This is to give others a fair chance at earning it too!) .

The legends who have won the MMM badge 5 times will no longer be counted- they have earned their place in the Forum Hall of Fame ! :trophy:

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

And Thank YOU! :index_pointing_at_the_viewer:

We’d also like to say a very big thank you to all members of Spells8 :infinite_roots:

Your contributions and presence here help to make this a welcoming and supportive place for solitary witches all around the world. Thanks for being a part- Spells8 can’t exist without you! :hugs::sparkling_heart:

March begins this week- are you already preparing for the upcoming Sabbat? :hatching_chick: And will you be working any moon magick for the First Quarter Moon tonight? :first_quarter_moon_with_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! :first_quarter_moon: :sparkles:


Congratulations :partying_face: @Nixi

@Nixi for sharing the most hearts and posts in the forum :heart::writing_hand:

It’s so lovely to have you here, thank you for sharing your love and wisdom with us!

With love :heart: always


Congratulations, @Nixi! Thank you for all your love and work on the forum!

I had a good doctor’s appointment this morning so that was nice. But I opened the door to a note on it this morning and found out we’re having apartment inspections tomorrow. Urgh. At least I don’t have all weekend to worry. Sally will have me sorted out tomorrow! It’s all good.

I just worry. LOL!

Other than that, not much I’m doing this week. Making pizza soup again for myself and that’s about it. I hope you all are doing well!


Congratulations @Nixi :clap: :partying_face: :tada:

Hopefully the inspections go smoothly @amethyst – those pesky inspections are annoying lol

I don’t have too much going on this week, I don’t think! We have a pretty standard week this week but I do have an appointment on Friday. It’s needed and will be all good, so I just have to go to it :laughing:

I have some spellwork I want to do but I’m in the planning stages right now. I’ve also got most of my guided meditation audiobook written. Now I just need to edit it and begin the recording process! Oh! :clap: and I’m also working on a Moon Phase Unit Study for homeschoolers (mine included) that I hope to have finished this week!


Uh… inquiring minds need to know about pizza soup…

Not a lot going on here either! I made a job decision today that I think I’m happy with. I’ve been going back and forth and back and forth and I had to make a decision. I feel pretty good that it was the right one!

Happy week everyone!


Congratulations @Nixi! :tada::heart::confetti_ball: Look at you go! Thank you for everything you bring to Infinite Roots!


Thanks, love! Evidently, they put the notice up Friday and I didn’t open my door all weekend so I didn’t find out till this morning. The dangers of being a homebody. LOL!

Wow, that’s all so awesome! If this is an easy week for you, I’d hate to see a busy one! Good luck with your books!

Slow cooker pizza soup. It’s very good, you have a base and add the toppings you like! Much fewer carbs than eating pizza.

Congratulations on the decision. I hope it works out better than what you wanted!


Thank you so much!

Thank you

Thank you :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
I love being here, it seems so silly that I was afraid to come in for like two months. :woman_facepalming:t3:

Thank you, I love it here

Thank you

Good luck @Amethyst I’m sure the inspection will go fine. We used to panic when we had them, we’d run around cleaning everything. My son came over during that once and said “What’s going on? You’re running around like drug dealers that just saw the police pull in” I can’t even describe the look I gave him :joy: I told him we were cleaning and why and he said "Cleaning what!?! I’m pretty sure you’re scrubbing the finish off that counter, sit your *** down! "

I’m certain you made the right choice :heart:

I might have to make that for the rest of house, even my 4 year old is addicted to pizza. Pizza was his first word :rofl:

Thank you all. I love our little family and I’ve learned and remembered so much but this seems so odd because I still don’t feel like I add much.
If I missed anyone or quoted someone wrong, I’m sorry but I’m sure y’all can figure it out :laughing: Life with me usually includes a lot of trying to figure out what I mean. Sometimes I can only get thoughts out in key words or describing that word I’m trying to use :joy:

I have no idea what my week is going to be like. I rejoin the real world on Tuesday morning starting with my therapist. Wasn’t much of a break though, next time I’m shutting the phone off and putting it in a drawer. My ex-husband was released on bond yesterday. I hid the abuse from everyone so almost everyone thinks I’m crazy and paranoid for being scared. His location before release was Hospital and supposedly he’s “on death’s doorstep” possibly from a suicide attempt. I don’t know his actual condition but it being a con to get his older kids to pay whatever it takes to bond out someone with a $175,000 bond is absolutely possible. So I guess my week is going to be trying not to be overly stressed.


Congratulation Nixi.

I’m sorry you are going through so much. That is scary about your ex husband. I can’t imagine having to live in fear like that.


I’m sure it will too, it’s just worrying. I have a light out in the bathroom and they don’t have any bulbs at Lowe’s so I’m wondering if that’ll be counted off me or what. If that’s the only thing, that’ll be good.

It’s very good. I usually have it with breadsticks to dip in it. Yum!

Oh my, that sounds scary! Is he from another town or something? It’s never too late to start documenting. Be careful, love!


Thank you

There are no words to describe the fear, I’ve been living with it so long that I can’t even guess how I’ll react when it’s over.
I don’t think it’s as grim as I originally heard because I’m told that he has been making phone calls so he was probably not released to a regular hospital and I have no idea who bonded him out so of the possible options he is either a 30 minute drive away or about 2½ miles away
And the cherry on top, my therapist is out sick today


Of the people he could be staying with he’s either a long drive or a long walk away


Maybe call your local police station, see if you can get a restraining order, or just let them know that you have problems with him.


@Amethyst I have a standing criminal protective order and the police here only care if he does something, at that point it will be someone else calling them


@Nixi Goodness, Nixi- it sounds like a very stressful situation. I’m glad you have the restraining order in place at least, though I pray that it won’t ever be needed! Stay safe (and perhaps layer on some extra protective spellwork today)- I’m keeping you in my thoughts :pray::candle::heart:


Update to the MMM :

This week’s group ritual is now live in the forum! For more details, you can visit the full post by clicking the picture and/or link below (a gentle reminder to please remember to log in to access content in A Sacred Space)

wild side ritual

(Group Ritual - Mar 2) :wolf: Let Out Your Inner Wild Side

It’s World Wildlife Day- a day raising awareness for nature and wildlife across the globe. To celebrate, hunt down a cup of something tasty and embark on this meditation to let loose your inner wild side :earth_element:

Negative emotions such as stress can easily build up and wear you down, but this ritual will help you release those pent-up emotions and find freedom! :eagle:

Looking forward to sharing a cup with you then- cheers, Infinite Roots! :coffee: :earth_americas: :sparkles:


I had a similar situation quite some years back with an ex harassing me. He damaged my property as well and when I called the cops they came out and treated it as nothing. 10min later my ex shows up trying to get into my bedroom. There are meters under my bedroom window he climbed on and reached his arm through the hole in the screen.

I ended up going to the police station myself and filing a report. He went to jail for a few months and luckily left me alone after that.

What I’m trying to say though is I can relate to the fear you’re feeling. I used to look out the windows before I’d leave, and once I got in my car I’d lock the doors real quick. I was genuinely scared my ex might just pop back up.

You’re on my list of people that need prayers and positive vibes. I wish nothing but the best for you my friend! :sparkling_heart::dizzy::dove:


@TheTravelWitch_Bry this one sounds so perfect for a lot of us right now :bear: :wolf:
:black_cat: :unicorn:


Download the Aspire app by Robin McGraw. It’ll help you in a lot of ways, one of which is by having a panic button on your phone that you just have to tap a couple of times and it’ll send a pre-recorded message to the cops or whoever you want it to go to for help. There are a bunch of resources on it for domestic violence.

I hope you stay safe, my friend.