Merry Meet Monday - Magick News of the Week! Sep 19 - 25 🍎

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:



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Upcoming Events :spiral_calendar:

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


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

Spells8 Group Tea Ritual Mabon Version

Thursday, September 22

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 every Thursday in A Sacred Space and remain open over the weekend. Feel free to check out last week’s group ritual to get an idea about what to expect.


[ [ Witchy Holiday: Sabbat :wheel_of_dharma: ] ]

Blessed Sabbat! We will be celebrating a pagan holiday this week:

Thursday/Friday, September 22/23
(the exact time of the equinox depends on your location)

Those in the Northern Hemisphere will celebrate Mabon :apple: and the Autumn Equinox :sun_with_face:

Mabon-Celebration-Ritual-Solitary

Ready to celebrate? Here are a few suggestions for how you might enjoy this holiday:

In the Southern Hemisphere? Click here!

Friends in the Southern Hemisphere will be celebrating Ostara :blossom: and the Spring Equinox :sun:

How-to-Celebrate-Ostara-Alone

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!

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 :wheel_of_dharma:


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


Picture from Pexels

Friday, September 23

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:

For more information and to get an idea about what to expect, check out last week’s Freebie Friday :tada:


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

New-Moon-Manifestations

Sunday, September 25

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 specific to this phase of the moon cycle.

New-Moon-Spells

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 :sparkles:


[ [ 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:

For more upcoming witchy and pagan holidays, check out the 2022 Pagan Holiday Calendar and the free Spells8 Newsletter :spiral_calendar:



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 current theme is: Numerology :1234:

Numerology Number Magick Challenge Spells8

This challenge will close on Tuesday, September 20th 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!)


[ [ Spells8 Book Club :books: ] ]

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

Spells8 Book Club

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, October 14th .

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: :memo: Spells8 Book Club XX - 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 (hosted in Energy Exchange) 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, September 30th .

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

To enjoy a daily message or share your own, visit:

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


[ [ Coven Member Birthdays :birthday: ] ]

Share the love by wishing your fellow coven members well on their special days!

Spells8 Coven Members Birthdays

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, 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

Help tend the flame and visit the discussion in:

The Brigid Flametender discussion (hosted in A Sacred Space) 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:

@liam1 - @tara22 - @ben1 - @brittany46 - @angel27 - @courtney24 - @shaina2 - @marta3 - @stephanie58 - @Jaybrujeria - @jessica116 - @shauna6 - @Kat1031 - @nastassja - @jacqueline13 - @kaitlyn10 - @megan5 - @samantha75 - @kristi2 - @lisa62 - @Beba369 - @spenser - @nataly - @heather15 - @kassandra1 - @sylvia3 - @jessica117 - @megan34 - @katherine20 - @shannon30 - @ivy3 - @jessica118 - @davaria - @cynthia21 - @berritt - @kendahse - @heather73 - @ciara3 - @amanda82 - @jessie3 - @lindy - @kristin11 - @cindy15 - @richard9 - @betty5 - @gypsy3 - @alisha12 - @ebonie - @susan15 - @sheridan - @brandy14 - @cynthia22 - @alyssa17 - @josie3 - @ivrus - @MiaTrix_Oliver - @kandice - @marisol - @mychelle2 - @spook - @lauren25 - @brittany47 - @kristin12 - @eric5 - @katherine21 - @saintswitchbish - @dawn21 - @debbie9 - @rachel43 - @michelle70 - @alexandra16 - @summer13 - @deja1 - @beckie - @mary45 - @SheaD - @alice1 - @samantha76 - @jamie28 - @margaux - @sarah75 - @viktorija - @jose2 - @kelsey6 - @jessica119 - @Linzie_sublime439 - @kamikko - @adima - @jess4 - @laseanda - @marianne6 - @lisa63 - @claire7 - @carrie9 - @melissa52 - @april28 - @kayla36 - @kristin13

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

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:

  • @Amaris_Bane - for sharing the most posts in the forum this week :writing_hand:

  • @john.knox - for giving out the most hearts, on a three-week shout-out streak! :heart:

After a three-week streak being featured in the weekly shout-outs, @john.knox 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.

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:

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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:



Wishing you a blessed Sabbat and happy equinox! :partying_face: There’s also the New Moon this week to consider- will you be resting or casting anything for this moon phase? :new_moon_with_face:

Whether it’s magickal or mundane, feel free to share your current happenings, welcome new coven members, and/or give a shout-out to your forum family in the comments below.

Blessed be! :apple::sparkles:

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You’d think this would be my first stop on Mondays :laughing: But no, I come across it via notifications or my “New” notifications… at any rate… I’m a little slow on the uptake before coffee…

A hearty congratulations to @Amaris_Bane for the most posts :tada: Great work, you are well loved & revered within the coven for all that you do :sparkles:

A warm congratulations to @john.knox for the most hearts :heart: AND a 3 week streak with a shiny new badge! Woo hoo! Great work John! :star2:

I have a busy day tomorrow, 2 appointments… 1 at the lab, 1 for my migraines… good times… both in the morning so I will be in & out until after the 2nd appointment. If I wake up early enough I will pop in though. Depends on who else wakes up & where they have to be :laughing:

My weekend was pretty okay, got some things resolved & then just processing the days. I got to hang out with all 3 kids though! That is very rare now that the boys are technically adults, but always my babies :rofl: They hate that. Too bad for them! Hee Hee Hee…

I never did get to the group ritual but I did get to spend time with my Alphie & Moo has a new spot on my altar next to my bed. I do have a Cricut project to get done & I get to see my friend that is “afraid” to use hers… so easy once you figure out the gist… but it’s new to her, so we are goingg to have tea & I’m going to help her out with some easier things to do like ornaments & stickers for things… if she gets too addicted… she can decorate her coffee table… that’s what I did :rofl: I have to sand it down & redo it then put a proper glaze/laminate over the vinyls. Live & learn but it lasted a while before they really started coming up. :smiling_face:

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I look forward to participating in the sabbat and our rituals this week as I prepare for the halfway point in my chemo treatment on Wednesday. Here’s to a better recovery and tolerance this time - HERE HERE!!!

As I watch Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral procession on TV this morning, I have been contemplating thriving and a life well lived, even amongst things we wish we could change and things that could be better or different and I keep coming back to the same phrase over and over again as I continue down my life’s purpose and journey - I GET TO. I get to wake up. I get to love. I get to feel the pain of life. I get to have treatment and not just suffer until I die of this illness. I get to see my 5 children continue to thrive and love them. I get to love my family. I get to celebrate this season with my coven, loved ones and pets.
:green_heart::white_heart::purple_heart::heart::blue_heart::yellow_heart::black_heart::orange_heart:

I GET TO.

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First of all, congratulations to @Amaris_Bane and @john.knox for their contributions to the community! You’re awesome!

I’m not sure what I’m doing for Mabon yet, I’m hoping this week’s tea ritual with be a good one and I’ll do that. I bought both apple spiced chai tea and pumpkin spiced chai so I’ll be using one of those! The pumpkin tastes good, but not as good as the apple in case y’all are wondering. LOL! Pumpkin tea is a bit odd but it was good.

Other than that, I’m not doing much this week since I tested positive for Covid. Blah. I think what little sinus thing it gave me is almost over because I feel better today.

Hopefully, I’ll get over it and things will get back to normal by next week. I’m not sure my apartment can handle me not having my home helper much longer than that!

@Siofra_Strega sounds like you had a great but busy weekend. Good luck this week with the appointments, I hope they go well for you.

@jan_TheGreenWitch I hope your chemo treatment goes well and you’re able to do all the rituals you want to do for the holiday! You’re beating this cancer, I just know it!

Hope everyone has a good week and a Merry Mabon! Or Ostara, if that’s the side of the world you’re on!

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Thank you! It’s really just a blood draw & Botox injections for my Chronic Migraines, in the office in less than 10 minutes… it takes longer to get to the office :laughing: I hope that you have a great week & continued healing :two_hearts:

@jan_TheGreenWitch you are doing great & I hope you continue to be able to get to the rituals & things that you would like to, but make sure that you are resting when you need to do so. :people_hugging: Also thank you for your insights & inquiries about shielding on the Aura Scanning Thread… it’s a new thing for me to add to my toolbox because I was used to it just happening & kind of hiding from it before acknowledging it or just removing myself from the situation. Coping mechanisms built up over time that just progressed to those points. Re-learning some things & unblurring lines to learn what is actually normal for the ages of my children :hugs:

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Thanks, everyone! I enjoy sharing my knowledge as I have a teacher’s heart. My mom was telling me a story about how I would make my sister sit in “class” with our stuffed animals and teach her whatever I had in mind that day. She said it was surprisingly accurate information for me being only 4 or 5.

I am excited about this week. My hubby starts training to work with me today; his birthday is Friday. I am preparing for the Sabbat with my celebrations planned for Thursday. I have two clients currently giving me 40+ hours this week so that income will be high. One bad thing is I have to take my cat to the vet as I think he has another bladder stone. Thankfully it is pretty easy to treat.

I hope everyone has a great week and a blessed Mabon/Ostara!!

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Congratulations to @Amaris_Bane and @john.knox for your contributions to the forum :partying_face: :heart:

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Congratulations you two! :tada: :partying_face: You both deserve it!

I didn’t either :sweat_smile: It’s been pretty busy at my house today. I took the kids to the history center for a little field trip. There was a lot of cool exhibits there (mostly the one about pirates) but also some boring ones (I’m not much for war memorial stuff…)

Hooray! :pray: I was thinking about you a few days ago and I’m glad to see you here and posting :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: I love the “I get to!” phrase. I often have to reframe my thoughts in the same way :people_hugging: It’s helpful most days!

Props to you for tryin git lol I don’t htink I could!

Oh no! I’m glad you just have mild symptoms though. :pray: Hopefully it stays that way and you feel better quickly!

Fingers crossed it’s something simple! :crossed_fingers:


I’m just trying to play catch-up here and with work stuff so it looks like it might be a late night for me.

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Tell your hubby happy birthday for us!

Oh noes, I hope it’s okay! I’ll be thinking of you!

I probably will finish the box, eventually. But I don’t think I’d buy it again.

Thanks, love! I feel better than I have all last week so I think I’m on the mend. Now I just need to test negative.

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First I hope everyone has a blessed Sabbat! I’m beyond ready for FALL - I’m OBSESSED with everything about it. I haven’t decided on celebrations yet, but I will be figuring it out within the next day or two to plan! Second, I love the New Moon and using spell work during this time. I’m not sure what this week has in store, I’m planning for things but also doing some things day by day! We will see how the week goes! LOL

Hope you all have a wonderful week! Blessed Be Everyone! :heart:

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Update to MMM:

This week’s group ritual is now up! For more details, please click on the picture or link below to view the full post:

Group Tea Ritual - Weekly Image

(Group Ritual - Sep 22) :balance_scale: Equinox Equality & Balance Spell

This week’s meditation ritual channels the balanced and harmonious nature of the solstice, when the sun and moon meet on equal terms. Use it to bring opposing forces in your own life into harmony and achieve peaceful balance :people_hugging:

Looking forward to sharing a quiet cup and peaceful moment with you then!

Blessed be, Infinite Roots!

:heart:

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My apartment is full of autumn decorations and after Mabon, I plan to spend Friday decorating for Samhain/Halloween!
I bought myself an amber bracelet because the book Mystical Dragon Magick lists amber as a required stone for many of the spells. The bracelet is beautiful; the beads of amber are different shades and it fits my wrist perfectly! Not only that, I have a good feeling whenever I wear it.

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As someone who has been obsessing over amber for a while now, I am thrilled to hear that you are enjoying it too! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: It really is a lovely stone, and you are so right that the pretty goldeny orange colors resonate well with autumn :maple_leaf: :sparkles:

May your amber bracelet serve you well and continue to bring you positive energy! :orange_heart:

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Hope you enjoy your new bracelet and it serves your purposes well :blush:

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@Amaris_Bane and @john.knox - congratulations on the shout out.

I have to start posting while I am on the computer so it is easier to respond to everyone.
@jan_TheGreenWitch , I hope your chemo went well today. Much healing to you! I get to- that is powerful and an amazing attitude! Thank you.
@Amethyst i hope you get better quickly!
@Amaris_Bane - I hope your cat is ok
@Siofra_Strega i am glad you got to spend time with your boys this weekend. I try to soak up the attention my boys give me as it won’t be as much as they get older.
@MeganB lol I found museums always have some cool bits and boring bits. Hope you are getting caught up on work.

Well, the tournament went well on Saturday. We lost the first game which was good as it put us in a better position. We won the 2nd game in o/t! It was so exciting!! I had a good hit at the end that got us the tie to bring us into o/t and I got a good out on first in o/t!! Wahoo!! I was trying to charge my bat for good hits and and I was standing on first base I realized I could send intentions to others. I stared at the guy at bat and pictured him hitting a home run and he did!

Then during the bottom of the inning I had actually thought about the guy not hitting. I caught myself and realized I was starting to hex him. So I cancelled that and surrounded h with light and je hit it out of the park too.

We lost in the semifinals last night. That’s ok.
Work is super busy and I am scrambling each day this week to stay on top of things. I am hoping I will get caught up this weekend.

I pulled an oracle card today about letting go of old emotional blockages and to focus on the new and today was the day I got my tattoo!!! :smiley:

Hope everyone has a great week.

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It’s so pretty!!! Look at all those fun colors!!! :heart_eyes: :sparkles: Are those letters or symbols I see in the swirls of the tail, or is that just my overactive imagination? Either way, it’s really gorgeous and you wear the tattoo well! :fire:

Sorry about the semifinals, but congrats on making it there with your big win in the second game! It sounds like you had a blast :blush:

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Thank you! There are two J’s in the tail for my boys. Their names start with J. Great catch!!

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Your tattoo is absolutely wonderful - A phoenix, ? I’m guessing? Rising from ash to live a renewed life - and the tribute to your sons! I find the letter ‘J’ in cursive can be hidden easily as it is sometimes not recognizable from the ‘s’ or other letters, and this depiction is lovely.

Thank you for well wishes, they mean tons to me truly. :green_heart:

Have a blessed Mabon, Maudot! :fallen_leaf::ear_of_rice::moon_cake:

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Thank you, yes, a phoenix :slight_smile:

I hope this treatment was better for you with no reaction! I definitely wish the best for you. Kick that c’s butt!!!

A blessed Manon to you too :heart:

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