Merry Meet Monday - Magick News of the Week! Mar 13 - 19 🌗

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!


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

Last-Quarter-Moon-Phase-Spells

Wednesday, March 15

This week we will be blessed by the light of the Last Quarter Moon. The exact time you will see this moon phase depends on your location :telescope:

The Spells8 Moon Magick Guide to Last Quarter Moon Magick lists this moon phase as the ideal time to remove negativity and banish things that are holding you back. It is a good time for spellwork that deals with laying things to rest and banishment.

Waning-Moon-Magick-Ritual-Ideas

This moon phase is part of the Waning Cycle :arrow_double_down: , so check out the Waning Moon Spell Page for more information including history, meanings, and a collection of spells and rituals that work in harmony with this moon phase :last_quarter_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:


[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

S3 Group Tea ritual 2023 Ostara Version

Thursday, March 16

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, March 17

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 the previous Freebie Friday to get an idea of what to expect :tada:


[ [ Witchy Holiday Heads Up! :eyes:] ]

Other Events & Sabbats - MMM

Monday, March 20

Heads up, witches! Not this week but next, get ready for a Sabbat and pagan holiday celebration. Those in the Northern Hemisphere will enjoy the Sabbat Ostara :seedling: and the Spring Equinox :sun:

How-to-Celebrate-Ostara-Alone

Friends in the Southern Hemisphere will enjoy the Sabbat Mabon :apple: and the Autumn Equinox :sun:

Mabon-Celebration-Ritual-Solitary

Keep an eye out for celebration suggestions and more holiday info in next week’s Merry Meet Monday! You can also stop by the March Equinox 2023 Discussion to pick up some great magickal ideas or share your personal celebrations with the forum family :infinite_roots: :sparkles:

To learn more about the main pagan holidays and 8 Sabbats of the year, you can visit the Spells8 Wheel of the Year Page :wheel_of_dharma:


[ [ 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 right to your email inbox, 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: The Fortune Teller’s Game :slot_machine:*

Witch Challenge - Fortune Teller's Game

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, March 14 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, April 7 .

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 XXV - 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 Friday, March 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 Friday, March 31.


[ [ Your Daily Draw :tarot_card: ] ]

Daily Single Draws Tarot Oracle Rune

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!



New Members :wave:

Merry meet to 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:

@palepa - @starla - @leeann1 - @zorya - @jeneen - @janis1 - @ellie2 - @gina10 - @kari10 - @crystall - @raiven - @iman - @jennifer144 - @sarah99 - @cortney5 - @kirsty6 - @richard12 - @angel32 - @chelsea35 - @jennifer145 - @laura49 - @jamie13 - @caitlyn3 - @crystal68 - @svea - @amber79 - @brittanie2 - @katherine28 @jara1 - @leighann - @sarah100 - @marta6 - @tiffany46 - @raymond2 - @jamie43 - @donna14 - @megan9 - @richard13 - @laurel1 - @chelsea36 - @jenny10 - @jessica142 - @kayden - @jeisi - @amanda106 - @latanya1 - @anne6 - @emily56 - @Maefyre - @gigi3 - @ashley101 - @natasha22 - @alisha15 - @anastasia9 - @karen24 - @christina58 - @melissa52 - @shannon38 - @dani1 - @basy - @tabatha3 - @raven8 - @alyson2 - @brittany60 - @ann6 - @molly8 - @grace9 - @marsha2 - @emily57 - @eileen4 - @sonya3 - @Peonia - @alexis17 - @nydessa - @rachel58 - @melissa59 - @tabeitha - @shannon39 - @amy80 - @lucia1 - @kendra7 - @amy81 - @shivani - @kirsty7

If you haven’t done so already, please jump in 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 hello to your fellow magick-lovers :wave: :heart:

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



Special Shout-Outs :loudspeaker:

Forum Activity

Each week, those who share the most posts and give the most hearts receive an Activity Shout-Out.

Shout-outs from this past week go to:

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:

Click here to learn about MMM Activity Shout Out Rewards

Anyone who earns a shout-out for three weeks in a row is awarded the special MMM badge (and will not be counted in Activity shout-outs again for a two-month rest period. This is simply to give others a chance to earn the badge too!) .

The legends who have won the MMM badge 5 times will no longer be counted- they have earned their place in the Forum Hall of Fame ! :trophy:

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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:



The Sabbat approaches! Are you planning anything fun for the equinox and holiday next week? :sun_with_face:

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! :last_quarter_moon: :sparkles:

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Congratulations, my dear! You go with all that sunshine you’re spreading around! LOL!

I did a thing last week, I got myself a chair to sit in that shouldn’t hurt my, ahem, areas. It was supposed to be delivered tomorrow but they switched it to today. I hope I can get the box in on my own. Either that or the Fed Ex guys help me with it. But I’m looking forward to sitting in the living room comfortably.

I go to another doctor on Wednesday, that’ll be fun. Got to get my head shrunk. If I see the one PA it shouldn’t take too long, if I see the doctor I could be there forever. Urgh. They schedule too many people and then he does his rounds at the hospital and it takes forever to be seen. So here’s hoping I can see the PA.

Let’s see. I’m hoping with my chair being better I’ll be able to write something for Ostara coming up, even if it’s just a short prayer. We’ll see.

So how are y’all doing this week? I hope everything is going okay for you. Have a good Monday!

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Good morning and happy Monday :heart:

I’m recovering from being sick so I’m taking it easy this week. I’m feeling better than I was this weekend, but I’m not 100% so rest and recovery are on my books!

@Amethyst – I hope the chair helps you sit more comfortably!


Congrats @Solasta_Amore :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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@Amethyst i hope you enjoy your new chair!

Enjoy your R&R @MeganB. Sorry you weren’t feeling well.

Congratulations @Solasta_Amore :heart:

This week I asked my husband to pick up a yam and mint for a spell. My 12 year old asked it that was for a spell. I said yes. He asked what spell. I asked “what spell do you think?” Without missing a beat he said a prosperity spell. This isn’t the first time he has shown an ability to read my mind/pick up on something.
I asked if he wanted to do the spell with me. He said yes, he had an interest it was the tarot that threw him off. I said not all either use tarot. So he said -sure. I am looking forward to doing the spell with him. We have booked it for the next Thursday during a waxing moon. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts::smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Congratulations :partying_face: @Solasta_Amore

It’s such a pleasure to have you here, thank you :pray: for all you do dear one.

With big hugs :hugs: and lots of love :heart: always

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Thank youu so much my lovely friends, @TheTravelWitch_Bry, @marsha, @MeganB, @Phoenix_Rose and @Amethyst ! :face_holding_back_tears: :heart: :heart: :heart:
I really did not expect this shout out :sweat_smile: as I was still thinking that I am not being counted…:joy: But seeing this today, well, I am all happy-happy again after loads of stressful days. :smiling_face:
@Amethyst I hope you will get to sit comfortably in your chair, sweet one! And…I am looking forward for that Ostara prayer by you! :heart_eyes:
@MeganB Please take care and yes recover quickly love! Take it easy as you want…just be healthy! :heart:
@Phoenix_Rose Ohh that prosperity spell on a waxing moon sounds amazing!! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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I know I haven’t posted in a long time but I check on here every so often! Life has been busy with ups and downs the past few months for me…

Im glad to be back and cant wait to start being more active on here again!

I missed you all :hugs:

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It’s so good to hear from you @Missa I’ve missed you :hugs: :heart:

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Happy Monday Friends!

It’s a busy week for us. March and April are crunch time at school as testing season begins (ugh) and the stress runs even higher than normal. I’ve been tracking my energy and how it is corresponding to other people’s energy. There is definitely a direct relationship. I’m excited, though, because I have been working hard to recognize when my own energy is being affected and I have stepped back and taken some deep breaths or taken a quick break to get myself back on track. I’ve only had 2 days this month where I’ve just been beyond energetically wiped. This is a huge lesson for me and one that I definitely want to keep practicing! How’s everyone else doing??

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@AileyGrey

Yesterday was really hard for me, I was exhausted! I couldn’t sleep Saturday night and then we had “Spring Forward!” It’s interesting that you are keeping track of your energy, I am also trying to keep track of my energy as well.

My daughter is taking an Astrology course, so we have both been keeping track of the aspects.

  • Tuesday, March 7, Saturn :astrology_saturn: entered Pisces :pieces: ushering in a New Normal!

  • Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14, Mars :astrology_mars: in Gemini :gemini: squares :square Neptune :astrology_neptune: in Pisces :pisces: This aspect is part of a lunar T-square with the Moon :last_quarter_moon: in Sagittarius :sagittarius: along with the Sun :astrology_sun: and Mercury :astrology_mercury:

This could be a highly manipulative, confusing day. Look out for smooth talkers who are trying to guilt you into doing something against your better instincts.
~ Llewellyn’s 2023 Daily Planetary Guide, March 20-26, p. 45

I would be curious to know if these aspects affect you. Please keep in mind these can influence you for a longer time period, including before and after the dates mentioned above.

With lots of love :heart: and big hugs :hugs:

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Thanks, love! We’ll see tomorrow. I hope you get to feeling better. Being sick sucks. LOL!

Thanks, love! I’m looking forward to it!

It sounds like you’ve got a budding witch in your household. Congratulations! LOL! Good luck with y’alls spell!

Thank you, my dear! I don’t know what I’m going to do just yet, I just know I’m wanting to do something, you know?

@Missa, you’ve been missed, my friend. I look forward to seeing you around more often.

Ugh. I hated those little tests that you had to fill in the circles with. I know they are necessary but they’re such a pain! Good job monitoring your energy! Keep up the good work!

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Aw @marsha that’s so sweet of you to say! Missed you too! :two_hearts:

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Aw @Amethyst I’ve missed you as well! :two_hearts:

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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)

3-16 Tea Time With Your Goddess, Fertility Day

(Group Ritual - Mar 16) :lotus: Tea Time With Your Goddess

Celebrate the Goddess of Fertility Day by inviting a beloved Goddess for a warm cup of tea! This week’s meditation celebrates the bountiful energy in the air during a season of new beginnings and abundance.

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

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Hey Missa! :wave: It’s nice to see you!

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It’s nice to see you too Megan!

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Hard to believe that this is my third Ostara already! My best friend gave me an adult coloring book and crayons for Yule, so I think I’ll color in some more pages for Ostara. I always like to eat a fresh salad bowl from Wendy’s. Not sure if I’ll do the ritual from the site this year. I try to do something a little different every year.

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Congratulations :tada: @Solasta_Amore! Thank you for all of your contributions to the forum :revolving_hearts:

Welcome to all of the new members too!

Thank you for joining us & feel free to jump in on any open topic or share something with us :hugs:

I’m doing okay, had a bit of a “week” but I’ve been checking in as I can. Next week I should be back to regularly scheduled programming :face_with_hand_over_mouth:

@missa it’s so nice to hear from you & I can relate to the ups & downs of life! I’m so happy that you’ve popped in! I hope things are settling for you :revolving_hearts:

Monday I should be back to normal… although it feels like every time I say that, there’s something new :laughing:

I’ve missed you all! :heart: I can’t wait to get back to joining the conversations, challenges, & other activities. :revolving_hearts:

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Here’s to hoping this next week will be better than the past couple of weeks for you @Siofra_Strega! Have a good weekend!

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