Merry Meet Monday - Magick News of the Week! Jul 11 - 17 🌕

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:

Upcoming Events :spiral_calendar:

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on these one-day-only events!

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

On Wednesday, July 13th , the skies will flourish with the beauty of a Full Moon. The exact time of peak illumination will depend on your location.


The full moon of July is called the Full Buck Moon :deer:. This moon marks a time where the antlers of deer have grown to their fullest and it is time to harvest and store the hay. Now is the time for Solar Magick and drawing on the magick of the color gold :sun_with_face:

Explore a special moon ritual and learn more about this moon on the Spells8 Full Buck Moon Ritual Page .


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 Moon Magick? You can find current moon information for your home as well as complementary spells and rituals to draw on its energy on the Spells8 Lunar Spell Page :sparkles:

More on Astrology: Join the talented Astrologer @Abs53 as she shares her wisdom and weekly highlights in Astrological Forecast W/C 11th July 2022 :telescope:

[ [ Group Ritual : Together with Your Coven :infinite_roots: ] ]

Join in for a shared group ritual meditation and coven chat on Thursday, July 14th - this activity is open to all active coven members :tea:

Group Tea Ritual - Seasonal Litha 2022

  • The group meditation ritual has step-by-step instructions that you can join in on your own schedule at any time during the day

Group meditation rituals are held every Thursday. Feel free to visit last week’s group ritual to get an idea about what to expect.

Please note that group rituals are hosted in A Sacred Space - you must be logged into your active Spells8 account to access the ritual.

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

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

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:

Picture from Pexels

The next Freebie Friday post will be Friday, July 15th . For more information and to get an idea about what to expect, check out last week’s Freebie Friday :tada:

[ [ 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:

:spiral_calendar: For more witchy and pagan holidays in the near future, you can check out the 2022 Pagan Holiday Calendar and the Spells8 Email Newsletter.

Ongoing Activities :raised_hands:

These activities are open to enjoy whenever you’d like- feel free to partcipate 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 all are encouraged to participate in a way that reflects their unique magickal practice.

The theme for this week is: A Journey of Change :railway_track:

Spells8 Witchy Challenge Journey Change

This challenge will close on Tuesday, July 12th at 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time)

After this time a Props and Presents post will appear to give recognition and prizes to all participants :gift:. A brand new challenge will arrive on Wednesday for all challenge enthusiasts.

Are you ready? Join the current challenge here: Weekly Witchy Challenge - A Journey of Change :railway_track:

[ [ Spells8 Book Club :books: ] ]

Calling all book lovers! The next reading period for the Spells8 book club is now in session!

You can find more details and submit your book to read in the current thread:
:open_book: Spells8 Book Club XVIII (Jul 8 - Aug 5)

Spells8 Book Club

Please note that this reading period will end on Friday, August 5th .

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 XVIII - 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 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 Sunday, July 31st .

Thanks for spreading the love! :heart:

[ [ 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:

Spells8 Forum Daily Oracle Card Draws

Visit: July, August, September 2022 Oracle/Tarot/Rune Draws to enjoy a daily message or share your own! :sparkles:

Please note that this oracle discussion will close on Friday, September 30th .

[ [ 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

Visit the discussion and Help Tend Brighid’s Flame :fire:

The Brigid Flametender discussion remains 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 forum over the past week!

:infinite_roots: Welcome to the Forum and the Infinite Roots Coven! :infinite_roots:

@luna6, @latunya, @shoshana, @Moonfairy, @lisa58, @chantal, @tanda, @kathryn21, @casi, @renata1, @jennifer105, @SueEllen, @sarah67, @vhea, @shelia1, @grainne, @stephen1, @Sarexa, @maia, @QueenC, @desiree5, @ashleigh8, @destiny7, @jamie6, @victoria39, @rebecca23, @vennessa, @rustee, @jennifer106, @brandi13, @ryker, @amanda73, @angelicca, @courtney21, @megan30, @elizabeth34, @jessica104, @anthony4, @symantha, @mathilde, @georgina1, @alicia23, @kristy6, @margaret8, @kendrick1, @fiona5, @kristen16, @melody, @sarah68, @jina1, @JenessaM, @emma26, @amber55, @SandieP, @taylor25, @tammy18, @wynosma, @courtney22, @adam1, @alisha11, @kayla28, @arianna1, @naudia1, @charlotte13, @rasheka, @ishali, @arya, @crystal45, @brandy9, @helen5, @kayla29, @j112, @katelynn2, @jule, @barbara13, @Moon333, @Sinderella, @kenya, @keabetswe, @kimberly4, @linda15, @megan31, @alley1, @elizabeth35, @shelbi, @taylor26, @hollie1, @sarah69, @jessica105, @emily42, @aimee5, @celest, @hannah32, @misty13, @samantha69, @stephanie51, @kelly29, @laura38, @jennifer107, @gracie1, @india, @melissa1984, @paula5, @dawn19, @stephane, @angela38, @kirsty3, @Sage64, @kimi1,

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

Every week, those who share the most posts and give the most hearts receive an Activity Shout-Out. The top posters and sharers this week are:

  • @Christeena - for sharing the most posts, on a three-week streak! :writing_hand:

  • @Amaris_Bane - 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:

After a three-week streak being featured in the weekly shout-outs, @Christeena will receive a special badge for their contributions to the forum- woohoo! :confetti_ball::two_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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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:

Happy Full Moon of July- and a Supermoon at that! :full_moon_with_face: Will you be charging, cleansing, or working any other full moon magick this week? :deer:

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:


This week is a fun one as my husband is home with COVID. He’s not feeling too bad, mostly coughing and achy. I am still not sick ( :crossed_fingers: :crossed_fingers: :crossed_fingers:) and am thankful I received my booster!

Besides dealing with that, I have little work here and there so it’s a lite week for me there. I am planning my Lughnasadh celebrations since I have a lot of down time so I can ensure I get everything I need in time for August 1st. So far I have planned out my dinner meal (just me and the hubby - herb and garlic chicken, loaded mashed potatoes, fresh green beans, corn on the cob, and orange/Amaretto cider), started to gather decorations (corn dollies and sunflowers!!), and planning my altar and offerings. I plan to do a Farmers Blessing that I am in the process of creating.

I am also trying to decide what to do for the Buck Full Moon. Some ideas I have include my ever favorite journalling, trying a new recipe with seasonal foods (homemade sangria anyone??), and maybe try my hand at some nature photography. I also plan to make my elderberry tincture because we will be needing it soon (we are going through it fast right now with the hubs down), as well as some additional new ones I’m going to try out for some other ailments I have.


Congratulations, ladies! And thank you for all that you do here!

Oh, noes! I hope he gets to feeling better, and that you continue to stay healthy!

I got to the doctor today and I have a new boo-boo below my old one. Sigh. It’s not that big but it feels like I’m going backward. So I’ll probably be doing something for healing this Full Moon. Whammy the crap out of it!

Not much else going for me this week, other than looking forward to the Full Moon. Hope you all are having a good week!


Comgratulations @christeena for you the most posts & your new badge! :tada:

Congratulations @Amaris_Bane for the most likes over 2 weeks :confetti_ball: I do hope it doesn’t get too bad for your husband & that you are able to keep your immunity up too!

@Amethyst, i hope its quickly healed. Sometimes its just a bump in the road & then you continue moving forward again. :revolving_hearts:

I have an appointment Wednesday & my pup has a vet visit on Thursday afternoon. I’m having my husband meet me there… he tends to just sit & then its like moving a boulder to the scale :joy:

I will be home most of the week though, so hopefully getting caught up on some things.


Congrats Witches @Amaris_Bane :rose: and @christeena :rose:for contributing to
the coven :rose: :rose: :rose: more roses for ya! :wink:

I’ve been watching the moon a lot lately and its been all over the place! It was already quite large last night and I have been seeing it way before sunset too.
If there’s not one already we should start a topic for pictures of the moon!? I have a couple from this cycle.

Tonight we are going to see the Black Keys. It’s our sons first concert and the first one I’ve been to in over 20 years!! I guess that makes it the first concert with my husband too :sunglasses: We are all very excited.

Have a great week everyone! It’s gonna be an AWESOME SUPER MOON soon!!! :full_moon: :full_moon_with_face:


Congrats to you too well done and keep up the awesome effort :heartpulse:


Thanks, love! I hope it’s just a small setback. Hope your appointment goes well and so does the puppers!


Thank you so much. The wind has been taken out of his sails, but he’s getting better in his own way. So, we are having his check up & all that to make sure its just him adapting to not having his buddy anynore. Plus, the ticks are bad this year & I want to make sure he has his flea & tick medicine even though we are climate controlled inside most of the time or at least he is, he has a ruff life :laughing:


Congratulations @christeena and @Amaris_Bane! You ladies rock and I love chatting with you both!

I am enjoying the last few days of my summer break. I’m eager to start doing “school things”, but I’m trying to stay present with my family as much as I can. I am so thankful that we got our house put back together after two years of insanity. Things are clean and organized and we have decluttered so much. When the house is in order, I feel so much better!

The hubby is doing great, the kids have been cooperative and helpful. I started some really intense dog training with my college kid’s pooch that has moved in. I call him the hell hound, but even he has been ok!

Started a non witchy book. It’s pretty awesome and I am enjoying it greatly.

I am really struggling with the Buck Moon. I’d kind of like to do something to my new school year, but I’m not sure what yet… I’m open to suggestions!

I hope everyone has a wonderful, wonderful week!


Omg yall @Amethyst @TheMuslimWitch @Sarall @AileyGrey @Amaris_Bane @Siofra_Strega @TheTravelWitch_Bry thank u so much. I didnt even think i talked that much this week. Lol

@Amaris_Bane im glad hubby is feeling better. Howd the tea work out? Im sorry u arent feeling all that better.

@Siofra_Strega im sorry u had to go to the doc. I did too. We are twinsies. He he he

@AileyGrey i love talking to u too hon

@TheMuslimWitch u are just too awesome for words

@Sarall u are a sweetheart

@TheTravelWitch_Bry id do almost anything for u. Pretty much just ask. U are awesome


He drank about half of one cup and declared it awful and won’t drink any more lol. He’s not a tea drink so it was a hard sell in the first place. I’m drinking it like water on the other hand. I have convinced him to take an elderberry/echinacea/bonset tincture though.


Thats wonderful. Yeah my husband wouldn’t drink it neither. Even with honey in it


Thank you :hugs: @Christeena and @Amaris_Bane for all your contributions to the forum :infinite_roots: :houses:
Congratulations on your new badges :partying_face:
With much love :heart: always!


:champagne:Merry Meet :infinite_roots: I see that this week we have some badges of honor, I am so impressed with all of your hard work and dedication and love :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: to the coven. I envy you I just wanted to say thank you for for all your love @christeena @Amaris_Bane ! I know you all don’t see me much on the forum but I am trying to get back into the swing of things. :upside_down_face: On the fourth of July I moved into my new home and just getting everything all situated still. I get to get my things out of storage her pretty soon. I had a Rebirth in my life and am at the beginning stages of the new chapter of my life. I am excited to celebrate the :last_quarter_moon_with_face: :full_moon: :first_quarter_moon_with_face: Full Buck Moon :astrology_earth: with you all and International Essential Oils day! :earth_element: This will give me an excuse to go and get my essential oils! This is the first time I have ever heard of the Pandemonium Day :sparkler: but I like to make friends with the chaos :sword_tarot: that has been stirred up! If I could make peace with the chaos then I will be happier! And the world emoji day looks fun to use for the forum and I got some new symbols on my computer so I am super happy about it thanks and you all have a great week!:pentagram:


Omg @Jeannie1 thats wonderful congrats on the new home. Many blessings to u honey


You’re not just talking, you’re helping a lot of people with your herb knowledge! Way to go!

Congratulations! And good luck getting everything just where you want it. I moved in here seven years ago now? Six, yeah six. And I still have a box I haven’t unpacked up in the closet. I guess since I’m not missing anything too important it can stay there! LOL!


Congratulations @christeena and @Amaris_Bane!

I’m kind of out of sorts right now. This covid thing is getting worse instead of better and all I want to do is sleep. I have been catching up on my reading though so there is always a silver lining to every cloud. Me and hubby are quarantined for the rest of the week, so I should get a lot more reading done.


@Ostara heres my Covid 19 tea hon if you want it. It might help elevate some of your discomfort. It has for others. I just hate that u feel miserable. Hope u feel better soon.


Thank you @christeena.