Merry Meet Monday - Magick News of the Week! (Jan 16 - 22) 🌑

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 the 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, January 19

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
Picture from Pexels

Friday, January 20

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 last week’s Freebie Friday to get an idea of what to expect :tada:

[ [ Group Healing Session :handshake: ] ]

EEC Group Healing Session

Friday, January 20 at 1:00 PM 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 second of two live healing sessions this month.

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

[ [ Moon Phase: New Moon :new_moon: ] ]


Saturday, January 21

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 :new_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:

[ [ 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 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: ] ]

The current challenge theme is: Your Magickal Name :name_badge:

magickal name challenge

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 :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, 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: :memo: Spells8 Book Club XXIII - 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, January 31 .

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, January 31.

[ [ Your Daily Draw :tarot_card: ] ]

Daily Single Draws Tarot Oracle Rune

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:

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!

[ [ Fun in the Forum :mage: ] ]

Fun in the Forum MMM

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:

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! :star2:

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:

@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 :wave: :heart:

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

Special Shout-Outs :loudspeaker:

Forum Activity

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!) :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:

:trophy: 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! :confetti_ball::two_hearts:

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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! Thank you so much for all that you do :pray: :sparkling_heart:

Just over two weeks to the next Sabbat- have your preparations begun? :egg: And will you be working any New Moon Magick this week? :magic_wand:

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! :new_moon: :sparkles:


Congratulations @Solasta_Amore for the 3 week streak! That’s awesome.

Speaking of the new moon, I was reading a book called Natural Magic by Pamela Ball. I found some things on Dark Moon Rituals and thought I would share one. I actually wrote this in my BOS because I thought it was so beautiful.

Charge of the Dark Goddess
I am the Darkness behind and beneath the shadows. I am the absence of air that awaits at the bottom of every breath. I am the ending before live begins again, the decay that fertilizes the living. I am the bottomless pit, the never-ending struggle to reclaim that which is denied. I am the key that unlocks every door. I am the glory of discovery, for I am that which is hidden, secluded and forbidden. Come to me at the Dark Moon and see that which cannot be seen, face the terror that is yours alone. Swim to Me through the blackest oceans to the center of your greatest fears-the Dark God and I will keep you safe. Scream to us in terror, and yours will be the power to forebear. Think of me when you feel the greatest pleasure, and I will intensify it, until the time when I may have the greatest pleasure of meeting you at the the Crossroads between the worlds.


Phew! I’m a bit scattered today, a little of everywhere really… need to tame that, but the cold & snow with slippery everything… I’m sore & unmotivated today. :rofl:

Super congratulations to @Solasta_Amore on a 3 week streak! ANDa shiny new badge! Great job & thank you for all of you love & contributions! :confetti_ball:

I have a couple of appointments this week. My regular Wednesday appointment & then Thursday morning another one. Things are moving in the right direction, so no complaints!

My daughter has the day off from school today, so I can’t promise when I’ll be in & out, but as I can, I will be… currently shes sleeping… yaybfor teenagers ability to sleep in the AM! :joy:


Oh My God! I can not believe this!! :face_holding_back_tears: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: Thank you thank you thank youuu…I LOVE you all! :smiling_face: :blush:
@Siofra_Strega and @Ostara thank youuu tons sweets! I guess I am not going to be counted now tho! :joy:


Oh my! These lines stir something deep inside me…the Dark Goddess is soo beautiful, she tells us that darkness is always there to grant the power to face it! She is there to banish our fears as we venture into them to conquer it! I love this post @Ostara you just portrayed the beauty of Darkness here… :black_heart:


You will again… just on a vacation… no worries though! You got this!


Yess! You are right @Siofra_Strega!! I would loove to see more and more lovely witches here to grab the special badges!!! Love & Light to you all… :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :sparkles:


Oooh that’s my birthday!! :blush: :smiling_face: I looove that my fav Group Tea Ritual is held on my b’day! Yay! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Woow, Freebie friday is gonna be back soon!!
@MeganB I am going to put another reading upon you beacause You are my favourite reader! :hugs: Thank you for taking out time every week for this…it really means a lot! :face_holding_back_tears: :kissing_heart:


This is beautiful :black_heart: I’ve always been drawn to things considered to be “dark” – dark deities, the darkness itself, more gothic and macabre things, etc. I enjoy the liminality of the darkness. Thank you for sharing this!

Aww, thank you for this! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: I do Freebie Friday every week here!

And congratulations to you on your shout-out! :clap: It’s much deserved - and as @Siofra_Strega said you’re just on a vacation right now lol

Good morning everyone! :sun: My week this week isn’t as busy as last week, thank the Gods :pray: and I’ve had a good start to the day so far. I was able to make time for some meditation, a morning divination session, and even some yoga and stretches! I’m hoping I can continue this momentum into the rest of the week :clap: because I need it, for sure!


Thank you @Solasta_Amore and @MeganB. I thought it was beautiful too! I could see Heketa saying this.

I wish everyone a beautiful week!


This will be the first new moon I’ll be doing magick during so I’m excited! Moon magic is still very new for me and I’ve been working to learn more over the past few weeks to prepare for this moon. I’m also trying to work on planning my celebrations for Imbolc as it’ll be my first time celebrating.

And my birthday is Friday so I’m looking forward that!

Have a wonderful week everyone! :slight_smile:


Your birthday is a day before mine :slight_smile: Happy early birthday! And congratulations on the 3 week streak!

Yoga can make such a difference for me when I make time for it. I don’t always do well with solo meditation as my mind is so prone to wandering (thanks ADHD!) but I find I can do some sort of resemblance to meditation while doing yoga. Awesome job starting the day and week! Hoping that momentum continues for you :slight_smile:


You’re welcome! I can see that coming from many different deities, so it’s nice to have in the back of my mind :heart:

Happy early birthday! :tada: :birthday: May your day go well and your New Moon magick be perfect!

I’m the same way - I much prefer guided meditations or meditating to nature sounds. It also helps to remember that bringing that “monkey brain” back into focus is a normal part of meditation :blush:


Congrats :partying_face: @Solasta_Amore :tada: :people_hugging: :heart: It’s such a pleasure to have you here :infinite_roots:

Very nice @Ostara :heart: Thank you :pray: so much for sharing. I’m saving it, I hope you don’t mind. Big hugs :people_hugging:

Happy :heart_eyes: Early Birthday :birthday: to @Aurora_Hestia :sparkles: & @Solasta_Amore :star2:

With love :heart: and magick :dizzy: always


Yayness for @Solasta_Amore! You’re doing good, love!

@Ostara, love that Charge of the Dark Goddess. Really nice, thanks for sharing!

@Siofra_Strega Sorry to hear you’re sore, everything alright? I know you’ve been ill, you haven’t overdone it have you? Glad to hear though that things are going in the right direction!

You’re doing good, love! Just keep on keeping on!

Congratulations! May your magic work as you want it to!

I’m having a good start to the week, went to the doctor and everything went okay. Still have not healed my leg but I’m getting closer. Going grocery shopping tomorrow so that’ll be fun. Other than that, I don’t have any big plans this week. I’m waiting to see what the Weekly Challenge is before I do any plans for the New Moon. LOL! See if I can work the two together.

Hope you’re all having a good week!


Ah, maybe a little but mostly the weather & my joints not getting along. Cold, raw, windy, rainy, sleet, snow… my body hates all of that, especially all in one day over 3 days. Lol :laughing:


Thanks for sharing! I have book marked that post and will have to look up that book.


Happy early birthday!!! :birthday:


On the weekend, after breakfast, sometimes I can go back to sleep. Otherwise it is 6 am for me. Lol

I hope your appointments go well.