Merry Meet Monday - Magick News of the Week! Jan 30 - Feb 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:

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Upcoming Events :spiral_calendar:

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

[ [ Witchy Holiday: Sabbat :wheel_of_dharma: ] ]

Other Events & Sabbats - MMM

Wednesday, February 1

Blessed Sabbat! Those in the Northern Hemisphere will be celebrating the pagan holiday Imbolc :candle: this week.

Imbolc, also known as Candlemas or Saint Brigid’s Day, marks the midway point between the winter solstice (Yule) and the spring equinox (Ostara).


Want to honor the occasion? Here are a few ideas and suggestions for how you might celebrate this witchy holiday:

(In the Southern Hemisphere? Click here!)

Friends in the Southern Hemisphere will be celebrating the pagan holiday Lughnasadh :bread:

lammas ritual

Here are a few suggestions for how you might celebrate this holiday:

Click on the pictures and links above for more information and ways to celebrate!

Please feel free to share your decorations, crafting, altar pictures and more in:

The 8 Pagan Sabbats : Want to know more about the eight witchiest holidays? Visit the Wheel of the Year to learn about these keystone seasonal celebrations :wheel_of_dharma:

[ [ Group Healing Session :handshake: ] ]

EEC Group Healing Session

Thursday, February 2 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 EEC discussion: Energy Exchange Circle :hugs: February 2023 [Coming Soon!]

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.

[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

Imbolc Sabbat Season

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

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


Sunday, February 5

This week, the skies will flourish with the beauty of a Full Moon- the moon of January is called the Full Snow Moon :snowflake:. 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 Snow Moon Ritual Page . February’s moon is named for the heavy snows often experienced during this time of year in Northern climates. This moon is associated with cleansing and purification :sparkles:


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? 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: Spell Jars & Witch Bottles :jar:

Spell Jars Witch Bottles Spells8 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 31 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: ] ]

Spells8 Book Club

The 24th Session of Blook Club has come to an end- thank you to everyone who participated! :blush: If you haven’t done so already, please feel free to share and swap your book reviews in the new discussion thread:

The next reading session of Book Club will begin this Friday, February 3 - so pick out a fun witchy book to read and let your coven know what you’ll be reading at that time!

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: ] ]

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:

@taylor35 - @jennifer137 - @DiHexe13 - @Tinker - @cynthia29 - @ashley98 - @christine27 - @kathy9 - @celina3 - @jason5 - @misty17 - @nichole1 - @alexis13 - @jessica136 - @kirti - @tana - @nicole67 - @alexis14 - @amanda101 - @linda22 - @Eben - @dominick1 - @jelena3 - @tabitha14 - @rebecca44 - @emilee - @donna11 - @kevin2 - @chelsea33 - @keira2 - @danielle44 - @KristianJoy22 - @jolene5 - @jennie3 - @annabelle2 - @heather85 - @nancy7 - @neveah - @april36 - @sara33 - @angela50 - @sarah95 - @norris - @octavia1 - @amber76 - @thelia - @arrika - @isabelle2 - @ChelseaC - @jeni - @marie22 - @sarah96 - @mrs - @suzanne7 - @kymberly2 - @lewis1 - @rhonda - @jennifer138 - @autumn18 - @FoxTrot - @melinda10 - @elizabeth52 - @jillian11 - @joella - @harmelinda - @jennifer140 - @Svetlana1991 - @kimberly76 - @mckenzie3 - @melodee - @tabitha15 - @michael15 - @chanel4

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.

The top posters and sharers from this past week are:

  • @Assyla555 - for sharing the most posts over the past week :writing_hand:

  • @CelestiaMoon - for giving out the most hearts (on a two-week streak!) :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:

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!

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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! :hugs::sparkling_heart:

MMM Sabbat Blessings

Blessed Sabbat and Happy Full Moon! :full_moon_with_face: What magickal celebrations and spellwork will you be working this week? :mage:

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! :candle: :sparkles:


Congratulations @Assyla555 and @CelestiaMoon!


Congratulations to the two LOVELY people!! @Assyla555 & @CelestiaMoon for contributing sooo much to the forum everyday! Much love and blessings to you! :hugs: :hearts: :sparkles:


Congratulations to both of you! :tada: Thank you for all that you have contributed to the forum & continue to do so! :confetti_ball:

I made it through last week, which was more challenging than I was ready for if we’re being completely honest. I only have one appointment though this week so far, so I’m hoping that it stays that way! :hugs: I’m going to be working on a couple of things today, one being the Weekly Challenge, which I’ve gotten good at doing the last day recently :rofl:

I have some things I want to write in my little written BoS, that one day I hope to be able to organize into a larger one or more permanent one I guess… but for now, this one serves its purpose pretty well :smiling_face:

It looks like the sun :sun: is trying to come out for at least a little while today, the end of the week here is supposed to be frigidly cold :cold_face: So I’ll most likely be in my house this weekend most of the time.

I hope everyone had a great weekend & is having a wonderful start to their week! :revolving_hearts:


YAY! Congratulations @Assyla555 and @CelestiaMoon :slight_smile:
Looking forward to this week with a lot of celebrating. Both Imbolc and even though the season started earlier this month, we’ll start participating in some mardi gras celebrations throughout February. I’m also hoping to do the Snow Moon ritual posted - looking forward to that! Have a great week everyone


Congratulations :partying_face: @Assyla555 :writing_hand: & @CelestiaMoon :heart: :tada:
Thank you :pray: for your contributions! :hugs:
In gratitude always


Oh good! I need some accountability to start reading books and stop just collecting them :upside_down_face:

Congratulations both of you! :sparkles:

I’m finally feeling human again! So I want to do all the things this week. But it’s in the teens or lower this week (today’s high is 2F :cold_face:) so I’ll be keeping busy inside. We created a hutch with a bookshelf and dresser we have to become my main altar so I’ll be working on that this week.

Hope everyone has a magickal week ahead!


Oh wow. Guess I’ve been busier on here than I thought haha. Thanks so much! :sparkling_heart:


I want to say thank you to everyone for congratulating me. It means a lot! :relaxed::sparkling_heart:


Congrats to @Assyla555 and @CelestiaMoon! Thank you for all you’ve done for the community!

Well, I had a fun Friday. Sat in the ER getting coughed on. Urgh. I wasn’t that close to Typhoid Mary but it worries me, you know?

And yeah, ER for cellulitis. Again. This time it’s not in my leg though, so that’s really good. Let’s just say I have a couple of ulcers on me in other places and leave it at that for now, shall we? LOL!

But I’ll be okay. I’ve nipped it in the bud so it’s all good.

Hope you all are having a good week!


Congratulations you two! :hearts: It’s always nice to see new names here in the forum shout-outs and you two definintely deserve the praise! :clap:

I actually don’t have too much going on this week. This is a good change of pace from the last few weeks where I’ve been going non-stop :sob: but I am looking forward to the time to rest, refresh, and work on my projects. I’ve got a couple in the works for 'Round the Cauldron – the website, the YouTube channel, and the podcast. I just have to find all the time to work on them and get them finished!

Other than that, I’m looking forward to baking some bread and cookies on Imbolg, leaving offerings of milk, and hoping to spend some time outside if the weather allows it.

You’re damn right! You’re going to be absolutely perfectly fine! :clap: I won’t accept anything less than great :laughing:


Thank you lovelies, and warm hugs all around :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: Some extra warm ones and hot cocoa for @Amethyst to drive the Friday night specters out :hugs: :coffee:


Oh I’m curious, how many hearts can I give a day? I’ve ran out a couple of times… :laughing: :heart:
Would be useful to have a counter somewhere :wink:


I hit my quota yesterday :laughing: and then got a badge for it. It was Out of Love and says 140 likes. I had no idea I had done liked that many in a day!

This reminded me of the sourdough starter I’ve been meaning to start! I think I may do that on Wednesday.

I’m glad to hear that! I hope it stays that way :slight_smile:


That’s surprisingly few, somehow I was thinking multiple hundreds :joy: There’s just so much to love here :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


ER trips are never fun- thank goodness you made it through okay! :pray: :heart: You’re a real strong trooper :muscle: :sparkles:

May those naughty ulcers go away for good- leave our Amethyst alone! :hugs::two_hearts:


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)

2-2 Faerie Sementivae Ceres Abundance Waxing Moon

(Group Ritual - Feb 2) :ear_of_rice: Waxing Moon Abundance

This week our tea time falls on the start of the Faerie Sementivae- an ancient Roman abundance festival for the Goddess Ceres (Greek equivalent: Demeter). With the nearly-ripe Waxing Moon above, now is a wonderful time for a ritual that manifests a good “crop” in whatever area your heart desires :waxing_gibbous_moon: :ear_of_rice:

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


It’s a perfect time to get that started!


Congrats guys love seeing you here on the forums :heart: