Merry Meet !
Welcome to your weekly update about what’s happening in both the forum and the witchy world at large
Here’s the news for this week:
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Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on these one-day-only events!
[ [ Witchy Holiday: Sabbat ] ]
Blessed Sabbat! We will be celebrating a pagan holiday this week:
→ Monday, October 31 - Tuesday, November 1
Ready to celebrate? Here are a few suggestions for how you might enjoy this holiday:
- How to Celebrate Samhain: Rituals & Ideas
- Halloween and Samhain
- Samhain Playlist: Music with Autumn Vibes
In the Southern Hemisphere? Click here!
Friends in the Southern Hemisphere will be celebrating Beltane
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 altar decorations, crafting, celebrations and more in:
The 8 Pagan Sabbats : Visit the Wheel of the Year page to learn more about pagan holidays and seasonal celebrations
[ [ Moon Phase: First Quarter Moon ] ]
→ Tuesday, November 1
Look to the skies! This week we will be blessed by the light of the First Quarter Moon. The exact time you will see this moon phase depends on your location
The Spells8 Moon Magick Guide to First Quarter Moon Magick says that this moon phase is an excellent time to take action regarding your deepest wishes and to address your biggest blockages. It is a great time for growth and self-healing .
This moon phase is part of the Waxing Cycle , so check out the Waxing Moon Spell Page for more information including history, meanings, and a collection of spells and rituals that work in harmony with this moon phase
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
[ [ Group Ritual ] ]
→ Thursday, November 3
Join in for a shared group ritual meditation and coven chat- this activity is open to all active coven members 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 every 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 ] ]
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→ Friday, November 4
Have a burning question on your mind? Seeking some guidance for how to best approach a problem? This is your chance to find some answers, as the talented @MeganB is kindly offering free readings via tarot and oracle cards!
The post will appear in the forum on Friday, but until then you can check out last week’s Freebie Friday to get an idea of what to expect
[ [ Other Events of Interest ] ]
A collection of curious (and perhaps conversation-starting!) events coming up this week that may or may not be witchy-related:
- Monday, October 31 - National Magic Day
- Wednesday, November 2 - Look for Circles Day
- Friday, November 4 - National Candy Day
These activities are open to enjoy whenever you’d like- feel free to participate anytime before their deadlines!
[ [ Weekly Witchy 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.
The current theme is: Hedge Magick: Into Other Realms
This challenge will remain open until Tuesday, November 1 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
Are you ready? Join the current challenge here:
(A brand new challenge will launch on Wednesday in the public Activities Category !)
[ [ Spells8 Book Club ] ]
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:
Please note that this reading period will end on Friday, November 18 .
And 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: Spells8 Book Club XXI - Readers’ Reviews!
More information about the book club and how to join can be found in Book Club F.A.Q and Introduction .
[ [ 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 Wednesday, November 30 .
Thanks for spreading the love!
[ [ Coven Member 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 Wednesday, November 30.
[ [ Your Daily Draw ] ]
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
To enjoy a daily message or share your own, visit:
Please note that this divination discussion is housed in A Sacred Space and will remain open until Saturday, December 31.
[ [ Tending the Flame ] ]
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!
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 ] ]
In addition to the events and activities listed above, there are also various fun activities and themed gatherings shared by coven members!
Here are a few current activity discussions run by coven members where sharing is warmly encouraged!
Highlighted this week:
- What Type of Witch Are You? Coven Roll Call and POLL! - share and discuss which (if any!) witch types appeal to you
- Magic Gardens - a place for green magick and plant-lovers to gather
- October Bucket List - share your autumn dreams and spooky season to-do list
- October 2022: All About Pets and Animals - share your pets, familiars, furry friends and their seasonal celebrations
- Where in the World are Witches? Group Poll 2022! - see where coven members are at and perhaps find some friends near you
- All Altars! Feel Free to Share Yours With the Coven - share and see magickal altars [A Sacred Space]
- Samhain 2022 Coven Celebrations - share your Sabbat and Halloween celebrations [A Sacred Space]
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! Feel free to jump in
Merry meet to all of the new members who joined the forum over the past week!
Welcome to the Forum and the Infinite Roots Coven!
@sarah90 - @kayla41 - @kristina17 - @ann5 - @sabrina17 - @amber64 - @lisa8 - @christine26 - @cynthia28 - @lerena - @katy7 - @makayla - @gabrielle12 - @nicole52 - @juanita3 - @nicole53 - @pobox - @angela45 - @michelle73 - @Baby.Witch.Andria - @marie19 - @chelsey7 - @haylea - @julie30 - @Tilly_Annie - @james18 - @KateP - @maria25 - @anahla - @shanekwa - @Gruvali-Tei - @Jondry - @heather76 - @demi2 - @danelle2 - @ashley81 - @miriam1 - @tabitha11 - @paula6 - @nella - @willow3 - @katie23 - @stacey13 - @Krescent_Moon - @candy2 - @amber65 - @edward2 - @amber66 - @elizabeth44 - @jennifer121 - @traci6 - @bridgett3 - @vanessa21 - @yobanka - @tammy20 - @elizabeth45 - @diana2 - @ginger1 - @april32 - @shandalyn - @ronica - @jacqueline14 @catrina - @mayda - @elizabeth46 - @melody5 - @zoya4 - @amber67 - @catherine12 - @kayla42 - @tashe - @zoey - @jovie - @shannon32 - @tawana - @linda19 - @jacqueline15 - @becca1 - @kelli6 - @kimberly67 - @loren - @Cattleya - @lee-ann1 - @fiona1 - @sandra18 - @gretchen5 - @christy4 - @weronika1 - @andrea45 - @jerry - @t111 - @april33 - @mia3 - @alicia26 - @susanne - @heather77 - @DivinePrincess - @kendra4 - @adrianne1 - @jennifer122 - @jolene3 - @stevie1 - @sarah13 - @miquail - @gerri - @katherine22 - @frederick - @carolina4 - @athena1 - @jaime11 - @jessinwndrlnd - @jordan10 - @kailee - @virginia7 - @sarah81 - @ariel8 - @chelsea1 - @gabrielle13 - @Linda-42 - @ashley82 - @patrick1 - @jessye
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
We would all love to give you a warm welcome to the forum family!
Those who share the most posts and give the most hearts receive an Activity Shout-Out. The top posters and sharers from last week are:
@TheMuslimWitch - for sharing the most posts over the past week
@jan_TheGreenWitch - for giving out the most hearts (on a three-week 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!
*** After a three-week streak being featured in the weekly shout-outs, @jan_TheGreenWitch will receive a special badge for their contributions to the forum- woohoo!
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 !
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!
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.