Welcome to your weekly update about what’s happening in both the forum and the witchy world at large
Here’s the news for the week!
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Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on these upcoming events and occasions!
[ [ Group Ritual ] ]
→ Thursday, January 19
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.
[ [ Freebie Friday - Free Readings ] ]
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→ Friday, January 20
Have a 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
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 second of two live healing sessions this month.
You can visit the current EEC discussion: Energy Exchange Circle January 2023
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.
This week we will be blessed by the presence of the New Moon. The exact time of the peak phase will vary according to your location.
While many witches see the New Moon as a time of rest and reflection, others choose to cast magick spells specific to this phase of the moon cycle.
You can learn more about the symbolism, traditions, and best-suited spellwork for this moon phase in the New Moon Rituals Guide
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
[ [ 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, January 16 - Religious Freedom Day (USA)
- Thursday, January 19 - Brew a Potion Day
- Friday, January 20 - Þorrablót Midwinter Festival and Aquarius Season Begins
- Saturday, January 21 - Celtic Tree Month of Rowan Begins
- Sunday, January 22 - Festival of the Muses
Keep track of upcoming witchy and pagan holidays by downloading and printing your copy of the 2023 Pagan Holiday Calendar
And for more witchy goodness (including special dates and spellwork!) 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!
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, January 17 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 !)
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, January 27 .
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: Spells8 Book Club XXIII - Readers’ Reviews
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, January 31 .
Thanks for spreading the love!
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, January 31.
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 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.
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!
In addition to the events and activities listed above, there are also various themed gatherings and specialized activity topics shared by coven members. Here are a few current discussions active within the last week where participation is warmly encouraged.
Highlighted this week:
- Astrological Forecast W/C 16th January 2023
- Are You an Empath?
- Where in the World are Witches? GROUP POLL 2023
- Magickal Names - How Do You Choose?
- Lucid Dreaming - How to Gain Control of Your Dreams
- Astral Travel & Astral Projection
Please note that many of these discussions do not have set deadlines- as long as they are active, they will remain open for chatting and sharing- so feel free to jump in!
With a vast library spanning years of content, hundreds of new posts each week and a 24/7 community, there is always an abundance of topics to explore- we hope you have fun in the forum!
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!
@lacey6 - @ashley94 - @eugenia - @spring5 - @lorena3 - @finn2 - @naomi7 - @keithen - @katrina14 - @starborn - @p11 - @nicola4 - @amber74 - @courtney29 - @renee11 - @lindsay6 - @genosans - @sander - @erica26 - @brittany57 - @jessica134 - @kathy8 - @debra6 - @brooke11 - @chantay - @ashley93 - @stacey15 - @nina10 - @brea - @ashley95 - @amy78 - @missy1 - @sandra19 - @lisa69 - @katie24 - @mckenzie2 - @teresa13 - @ashley96 - @lady3 - @krissie - @luna8 - @kim19 - @yousseny - @reverend1 - @leslie14 - @ladonna2 - @jessica135 - @alanna5 - @devin6 - @amber75 - @embleberry - @jacqueline18 - @juicy2 - @Mary66 - @destinee6 - @brandi18 - @shellie - @angela49 - @jennifer135 - @brittany58 - @jamie31 - @emily53 - @christal2 - @tabitha13 - @waves - @diana16 - @holly14 - @eunji1 - @brandi19 - @tonia1 - @david15 - @shawn3 - @jamie40 - @erin22
If you haven’t done so already, please say hello 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 hey! to your fellow magick-lovers
Wishing you a very warm welcome to the forum!
Those who share the most posts and give the most hearts receive an Activity Shout-Out. Anyone who earns a shout-out for three weeks in a row is awarded a special badge (and will not be counted in Activity shout-outs again for a two-month rest period). Those who have won the badge 5 times will no longer be counted, as they have earned their place in the Forum Hall of Fame!
The top posters and sharers from this past week are:
- @Solasta_Amore - for giving out the most hearts and sharing the most posts (an a three-week shout-out 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, @Solasta_Amore has recieved a special badge for their contributions to the forum- woohoo!
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And Thank YOU!
We’d also like to say a very big thank you to all members of Spells8
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! Thank you so much for all that you do
Just over two weeks to the next Sabbat- have your preparations begun? And will you be working any New Moon Magick this week?
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.