Merry Meet Monday - Magick News of the Week! Mar 20 - 26 🥚

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

Monday, March 20

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

Ostara is also known as the Spring/Vernal Equinox :sun:. During the equinox, night and day are equal in length.


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 Mabon :apple: and the Autumn Equinox :sun:


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:

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


Tuesday, March 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:

[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

S3 Group Tea ritual 2023 Ostara Version

Thursday, March 23

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 24

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:

[ [ Group Healing Session :handshake: ] ]

EEC Group Healing Session

Friday, March 24 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 EEC discussion: Energy Exchange Circle :hugs: March 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.

[ [ 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: Magickal Cleansing :bubbles:

Cleansing Purification 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, March 21 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:

@samantha89 - @felicia2 - @morgyn - @krystal8 - @derrick2 - @belinda2 - @frances3 - @amalea2 - @melissasue - @bylliejo - @brookelyn - @sean1 - @dottie - @qynne - @donuttelecom - @rosalind - @jp26 - @gabrielle15 - @shabre - @kari11 - @susan20 - @Moon_Gypsy - @destiny14 - @seleni - @olga1 - @mel5 - @trista - @alicia5 - @RubyBee - @micah3 - @jackie10 - @angela19 - @christine28 - @marquisha - @ethan - @Sis3 - @natalia6 - @lodomar - @joseph4 - @kristi5 - @sara35 - @amanda32 - @yolanda6 - @ally728 - @test1 - @gwen - @ralu - @tamiah - @lisa74 - @esmeralda5 - @tiffany47 - @Meadow - @diane11 - @chels1 - @laura48 - @patricia24 - @sarah101 - @michelle82 - @michelle83 - @denise14 - @alissa - @erin24 - @AmandaK - @isabel4 - @chiara3 - @jasmine18 - @sally1 - @Rayven_Wynd - @sarah102 - @leah4 - @kerstin - @andrea47

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:

  • @Nixi - for sharing the most posts :writing_hand:

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

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 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:

Blessed Sabbat and Happy Equinox! :tada: Will you be working any magick for the occasion? What celebrations do you have planned? :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_with_face: :sparkles:


Aww thank youu @TheTravelWitch_Bry :kissing_heart: :two_hearts:


Congratulations to @Solasta_Amore for sharing the love, and @Nixi for sharing their posts! You’re great!

I did my spring ritual this morning and it felt good! My oracle cards had a jumper card and it was Gaia which I felt was so appropriate for today! I’ll share a pic over in the Equinox thread.

I’ve got to go into town today and get myself a giant box to rebox up my new recliner. It doesn’t recline. There’s no way to fix it so I’ve got to send it back. Of course, the box they packed it in was so tight that we had to cut it out so I need a new box. Then I need to get mean with them because they aren’t answering their phone and I need to ship it back.

So that’s what I’ll be doing today. Hope that your day goes better than mine!

Blessed Equinox everyone!


@Solasta_Amore Congrats again to you, Solasta- thank you so much for all the love you share! :hugs::heart:

@Amethyst If ever there was a positive jumper to get, it would be Gaia on the Spring Equinox- it sounds like a lovely ritual, Amethyst! :green_heart: Good luck on your adventure into town and dealing with the naughty recliner company- here’s to hoping you get a perfect new box and that they’re happy to help you make the switch! :pray::package: Have a wonderful Equinox! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Forum Announcement

For anyone who hasn’t seen the announcement post yet- you may have noticed that some users now have a little emoji next to their title and username- if you hover your mouse/cursor over that emoji, you can see their custom message!

Want to set your own custom emoji and message? Here’s how!

New Feature! How to Set Your Custom Emoji and Status Message

Blessed be! :sparkles:


Thanks for the good vibes, Bry! :hugs:


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

I believe I’m on my way back to… minimal chaos :laughing: I have my weekly appointment Wednesday morning & I may have another quick one this week, but nothing too involved. Everything else has calmed down & I got my space cleaned up & more organized this past weekend, with help from my husband :revolving_hearts:

I’ve marked the last 2 challenges down to be entered during the next Catch-Up challenge too… so there’s some organization coming back as well! Yay! :raised_hands:

I have a couple of things to get done, but will be in & out the rest of the day! I hope everyone has a great day :dizzy:


Congratulations you two! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

I’m taking it easy today, just resting and relaxing after a busy weekend. I’ve got a little activity planned for my daughter and I in a little bit, but I wanted to wait until the peak of the Equinox which doesn’t happen until around 5:30pm my time.

I hope everyone is having a great day!



:stonehenge: :tulip: :seedling:


Merry Meet Everyone!!

I have been going since 7:00 this morning NON-STOP. Errands. Laundry. Grocery Shopping. More Laundry. Dishes. Cleaning…you get it! So, my Monday has been very busy and productive! I haven’t had time to myself so that is about to happen in about 20 minutes for sure when I go into my office and light my candles, catch up on here, and work my magick!! Once the kids are in bed I don’t have to worry about being interrupted. My boyfriend always gives me that space and me-time, so I’m fortunate for that.

I’m so excited for Ostara!!! The Spring Sun and Air are very refreshing from the draining and depressing Winter months in the Midwest. (Illinois, USA) I am wanting to plant a bunch of new seeds of basil, dill, lavender and some other herbs as well. Gardening is so relaxing. I love being outside in Nature; (Earth sign here) it just makes me feel SO alive. I can’t wait to hear the birds chirping in the morning, seeing bunny rabbits hopping around yard to yard, and doing my yearly Spring Yoga with my dog, Pompeii. Well, now dogs…I have a puppy named Preacher who is going to learn Mom’s morning Yoga routine in our back yard! :laughing: :laughing:

Sorry I’m rambling, I’m just very excited for the week. I love when the seasons change and I can be out with the old energy and into the new!! I hope everyone else has a wonderful week as well!!

Blessed Be!! :heart:


Congratulations :partying_face: to @Nixi & @Solasta_Amore on your new badges! Thanks for all you do for us, it’s such a blessing to have you both here. :hugs:

I’m so sorry your new chair didn’t work for you @Amethyst and Gaia is the perfect card for today!

Wishes for a Blessed Equinox & a Happy Ostara & New Moon!


Thank you :heart: :sparkles:


Thank youu everyone so much! :face_holding_back_tears: :sparkling_heart:


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)

3-23 mental cleanse tea time

(Group Ritual - Mar 23) :relieved: Mental Cleanse Ritual

Cleansing involves giving your dwelling a full clean- and as we also dwell within our minds, it is important to take the time for a refreshing mental cleanse as well! :broom::thought_balloon:

This meditation is well-suited to the new moon, start of a new season, and/or the first day of a new month to release stress, organize mental clutter, and find internal peace.

Looking forward to sharing a cup and some positive energy with you then- cheers, Infinite Roots! :tea::blossom::broom:


Oooooh perfect timing! Can someone please remind me when the time is close? I had a hard time remembering before the fall :laughing:


You can always set a bookmark here in the forum with a timer! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: Then you’ll get a notification here when it’s time to go back and look at the post. Or do what I do and add it to my planner and calendar :blush:

Here’s a tutorial for creating bookmarks with reminders!
A Helpful Tip 💭 Post Reminders


I have it in my calendar and I still forget :laughing:


Thanks, love! I’m trying to figure out how to get it back to the store. I’ll get it there if I have to pull it behind my friend’s car! LOL!


You and me both, so it’s okay and totally relatable! :rofl: