Merry Meet Monday - Magick News of the Week! Jun 20 - 26 🌻

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!

[ [ Witchy Holiday: Sabbat :wheel_of_dharma: ] ]

Get ready to enjoy a fun pagan holiday on Tuesday, June 21st !

Those in the Northern Hemisphere will enjoy the may day festivities of Litha :sunflower: and the summer solstice :sun:


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

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Meanwhile, Friends in the Southern Hemisphere will enjoy the Sabbat Yule :evergreen_tree: and the winter solstice :sun:


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

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

For all celebrations, feel free to share your altar decorations, crafting, celebrations and more in Solstice 2022 :sun: Coven Celebrations!

The 8 Pagan Sabbats : Visit the Wheel of the Year page to learn more about pagan holidays and seasonal celebrations :wheel_of_dharma:

[ [ Moon Phase: Last Quarter Moon :last_quarter_moon: ] ]

On Tuesday, June 21st , we will be blessed by the light of the Last Quarter Moon.


The last quarter moon is a time of rest and the banishment of negative energies or forces in your life :broom: .

For more information about specific spells recommended for the last quarter moon, visit the guide Moon Magic: Spells for Every Lunar Phase: Last Quarter .


The Last Quarter Moon is a Waning Moon phase. For more Moon Magick and the best spells for this time of month, visit the Waning Moon Magick Guide :last_quarter_moon:

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:

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

Join in for a shared group ritual meditation and coven chat on Thursday, June 23rd - 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, June 24th . For more information and to get an idea about what to expect, check out last week’s Freebie Friday :tada:

[ [ Group Healing Session :handshake: ] ]

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.

The live gathering will be held on Friday, June 24th at 2:00pm EDT . This is the second of two live group healing sessions this month.

EEC Group Healing Session

For more information about the Energy Exchange Circle, please see the section below in Ongoing Activities or visit the current EEC discussion: Energy Exchange Circle :hugs: June 2022

Please note that you must be logged into your active Spells8 account to access the meetings hosted in A Sacred Space . To make your account, you can join Spells8 here - the first 15 days are free! :sparkles:

[ [ Celestial Event: Planets Aligning :ringer_planet: ] ]

On Friday, June 24th, five planets will align in a spectacular sight so bright it can be seen with the naked eye- no telescope necessary! :telescope:

Picture from Space .com: Rare 5-Planet Alignment

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn have been dazzling in alignment from June 17th- while some sources say that the early morning of the 24th will be the best day to catch sight of them, no worries if you miss it- the five planets will still be quite the sight for the rest of the month of June :ringer_planet:

[ [ 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- join in anytime before their deadlines!

[ [ Weekly Witchy Challenge :trophy: ] ]

Every week, a challenge is presented to all members of the forum to explore new areas of magick and bring out the best of everyone’s diverse talents.

The theme for this week is: Solstice: Festivities of Light :sun:

Spells8 Festivities of Light Solstice Yule Litha Sabbat Challenge

This challenge will close on Tuesday, June 21st 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 - Festivities of Light :sun:

[ [ 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 (Jun 3 - Jul 1)

Spells8 Book Club

Please note that this reading period will end on Friday, Jul 1st .

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 XVII - 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 Thursday, June 30th .

Thanks for spreading the love! :heart:

[ [ Your Daily Oracle :angel: ] ]

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: April, May, June 2022 Oracle/Tarot/Rune Draws to enjoy a daily oracle message or share your own! :sparkles:

Please note that this oracle discussion will close on Thursday, June 30th .

[ [ A Dose of Inspiration :sunrise: ] ]

Positive affirmations and uplifting inspirations can be found in this communal collection!

From quotes to sayings, poetry and more- here is the place to brighten up your day thanks to the words of the coven :infinite_roots:

coven inspiration

Visit April, May, June 2022 Affirmations, Quotes, & Sayings to be inspired by the words of others- or share your own! :blush:

Please be aware that this discussion will close on Thursday, June 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:

@darla1, @chelsea24, @lauren20, @amanda70, @alison8, @Angelieta, @jade10, @elizabeth31, @stacia, @mel3, @philip1, @evi, @samantha64, @bridgett2, @pamela17, @mandeelynn, @kat9, @riley2, @laila4, @alexa, @chelsea25, @jaime7, @alex12, @Ragana, @eric4, @machella, @leslie8, @paige7, @tyler5, @leann3, @zanita, @casey11, @autumn13, @jimmy, @samantha65, @crystal44, @kiyara, @james15, @christina42, @ruth2, @sarah65, @christy10, @melissa46, @carmen6, @ernicka, @debbie8, @leslie9, @samantha66, @juan, @dafasia, @angel23, @JulietCharles, @shirley2, @cynthia17, @heather65, @alley13, @kenzie1, @marilda, @whitney4, @britt1, @christina43, @amanda71, @leah13, @reighn, @aeris, @jermaine, @jacklynn, @electra, @lynsey3, @tess, @victoria38, @christeena, @zoe6, @shavontae, @andrea41, @jacole, @molly5, @ravein, @keaton, @dante, @jazzmyn, @emma25, @antonia2, @phoebe2, @joshua1, @tonya9, @lakshmi1, @spellcaster_on_makin, @nichole8, @bernadette2, @elizabeth32, @jennifer20, @jen7, @ivy2, @EasyE, @diana10, @Mariedawn, @Alarm

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:

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

  • @Ostara- for giving out the most hearts over the past week :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, @AileyGrey will receive a special badge for their contributions to the forums- woohoo! :confetti_ball::two_hearts:

Note : All those who receive Activity shout-outs for three weeks in a row are awarded the MMM Activity Badge . They will not be counted in Activity shout-outs again for a two-month rest period.

And of course, 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:

Picture from Pixabay

Blessed Sabbat and happy solstice! :sun_with_face: No matter how you choose to celebrate, wishing you a bright and brilliant change of the seasons! :candle:

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! :sunflower: :sparkles:


Congratulations you two!


Awww, thank you! That was an easy one. How can you not feel the love of all the beautiful people of the Infinite Roots Coven? :hearts:


Congrats @AileyGrey on your 3 week streak! That’s awesome!


Congratulations to @AileyGrey and @Ostara! Thank you for all you’ve done for the community!

Guys, I just realized that I had my two-year mark here on Friday! Whoot! Thank you for becoming part of my heart family!

Just got back from the doctor’s and my leg is doing a LOT better, this skin graft is really working. I no longer look like a zombie took a bite out of my leg. I’m really pleased.

And now I can collapse and take a nap. LOL! It’s a good napping day here, not too hot and not too cold. Just right.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!


Thank you @Amethyst. Happy 2 year anniversary!


Thank you, dear heart! I’m really glad to be part of this forum!


Thanks everyone! I’ll try to respond when I have just a bit more time! Hoping everyone’s week is off to a calmer start than mine!! :heart::heart::heart:


Congratulations :tada: @AileyGrey for the most posts & shiny new badge! Equal congratulations :confetti_ball: to @Ostara for the most hearts! Thank you both for all that you do within the forum & coven :infinite_roots:

I have 1 appointment this week, my daughter has today off from school. She is out with friends right now. I have to use my son’s car in the AM before he goes to work for the day. I need rear brakes, but my husbamd the mechanic is at work. So by this weekend it should be done :joy:

I hope everyone has a great day :heartpulse:


Siofra, you threw me off because you changed your profile picture! :joy:


I actually haven’t decided if that’s the one I want to keep, but that was my mood earlier too. :laughing:


Congratulations :tada: and thank you @AileyGrey & @Ostara for sharing so much Light :dizzy: and Love :heart: on the forum :infinite_roots: this week!


Congratulations @Amethyst on reaching your two-year mark! :confetti_ball: :tada: :partying_face:


Thank you, @marsha! I’ve learned so much about myself and my magic over the past two years. I look forward to many more!


Oh my goodness! Congratulations @Amethyst! :tada: I feel like I have watched you grow & bloom so much in that time, well minus a month. :wink: Awesome! I’m so happy that you are a part of the community & my friend! :heartpulse: :people_hugging:


Thank you, my dear! I will be forever grateful that this community helped me get out of my books and start using magic in real life.


Awesome, without this site, I never would have even tried. I would have read about it too! I have the same type of gratitude for that part of the site & community.


I know what you mean! I’m sure the managers of Amazon alone would send @Francisco a thank you card for all the magic supplies and books I’ve bought in the last two years!


@Ostara Congrats again to you, Ostara- you are a beacon of love and light! :heart::blush:

@Amethyst Two-year anniversary woohooo!!! :partying_face: What a landmark, and what an amazing person! That’s two blessed years that the Spells8 family has been so lucky to have you here, Amethyst! Raising my glass to you- congrats, my friend! Here’s to many more fun years to come! :beers: :heart: :blush:

And a double hooray on the successful skin graft- I’m so happy to hear your leg is doing better and the healing is going well :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

@AileyGrey Congrats again, Ailey- you earned it! :partying_face: I’m sorry things have been so hectic for you- I know I said it elsewhere, but I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts. Sending love and light your way! :heart::candle:

@Siofra_Strega and @MeganB Hahaha I did the same thing- whoa, who is this!?! And then I saw the username :joy: It’s a very funny picture, Siofra- wear it whenever the mood hits! :dog: :two_hearts:

It’s officially the SOLSTICE!!! :sun_with_face: :partying_face:

Wishing everyone celebrating the sun and the sabbat a wonderful time- have a blessed day! :sparkles::fire: