Good day to all and a very Merry Meet Monday!
~International Day of Peace~
Today, Monday, September 21 is the International Day of Peace!
Nearly 40 years ago, the United Nations proposed this holiday for the world to come together and celebrate a day of peace and unity. This is a time to put aside differences and disagreements- now is a moment to realize our similarities and how connected we all truly are !
The theme for this year is spreading kindness, compassion, and hope in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For anyone interested in learning more about this holiday and seeing the celebrations around the world, the official website is the United Nations’ International Day of Peace Site
This week marks one of the Eight Sabbats of the Year: Mabon for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, and Ostara for those in the Southern Hemisphere.
The exact date and time of the Autumn/Spring Equinox will depend on where you are in the world! For the exact time of the Equinox in your location, you can use the September Equinox Calculator on Time and Date.
But no matter where you are located, the moment of the Equinox marks a moment of complete balance- when the day and night are the same length
Celebrations for this holiday begin around the 21st of September each year. In the case of Mabon, some traditions celebrate the equinox for the entire week- time to get partying!
There are many resources in the forums to help you learn more about and prepare for these exciting holidays:
Happy Holiday and Blessed Equinox to You!
~Moon Phase: First Quarter Moon~
This week, on Wednesday, Sept 23rd we will we blessed with the light of the First Quarter Moon!
For the exact time of the moon phase in your location, you can check the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s Moon Phase Calendar
The Moon Magick Guide to First Quarter Moon Magick on Spells8 says the following:
This 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 . As a continuation of the previous phase, the energies present at this time can help you feel more lucid and aware of how your intuition and second natures are developing.
Looking for ideas for spells and rituals specific to the First Quarter Moon? The Waxing Moon Spell Page has a lot of information including history, meanings, and a collection of spells and rituals that work in harmony with this moon phase. Happy moon magick!
Now is the season of blessings and gratitude! If you are feeling the love for the good things in your life, head on over to this week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge: Giving Gratitude!
Even in times of trouble and strife, counting our blessings can help us to light the flame of happiness and appreciation within. Share your love with others and practice giving gratitude this week- there will be a small prize and shout-out for all participants!
The challenge will remain open until tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept 22nd at 7:00AM CET. After this time a Props and Presents Post will appear with recognition and gifts for all entries!
A very warm welcome to all of our new members who have joined in the past week!
@kristin2, @robins, @maleficant, @robyn, @patricia8, @nicholas3, @amber16, @kylie, @deamor, @marie4, @bethany1, @robin4, @Flowerylowry, @gerardo, @toni1, @melissa9, @elizabeth8, @latorya, @bianey, @jean1, @kerry2, @lacy, @brittania, @melodie, @melody1, @jazmin1, @charlette, @shannon6, @ava, @eva6, @heidi, @jane1, @sierra6, @courtney3, @sian, @shannon7, @roxana, @daire1, @eustaquia, @tammie1, @jacob, @stacy1, @sara9, @deborah6, @cassandra, @l111, @JaneReven, @Nadialuna, @lori3, @jessica32, @autumn2, @erica4, @cassandra1, @TeeBee
If you haven’t done so already, feel free to go to Introductions and create your first post. You might want to share 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!
- A double-dose of appreciation to @kasie who has both written and liked the most posts over the past 7 days! Your writing talent shines through in your posts- thank you for sharing your delightful poetry and warm heart with everyone!
And of course, a huge thank you to each and every member of the Spells8 forum family! Your contributions and love help to make this a welcoming and supportive place for solitary witches around the world. Thank you for being a part of this coven community
Will you be celebrating the Equinox this week? Any moon magick plans for the First Quarter Moon? ? How are you doing this week?
If you have any thoughts, plans, or challenges for the week ahead- feel free to share in the comments below!
May your holiday celebrations and magick this week bring you light, joy, and love!