Warm greetings and a very Merry Meet Monday to all!
~New Celtic Tree Month~
On Wednesday, September 30th we leave behind the Celtic Vine Month and enter the next period in the Celtic Tree Calendar- The Ivy Month
Learn Religions lists the Ivy Month as a time of reflection, as ivy often lives on after it’s host plant has died or passed for the season. Ivy is a reminder that the wheel of the seasons continues and life goes on even in the darker months of the year. You can read more about the Ivy Month and types of magick potent during this time of year on Learn Religions: The 13 Celtic Tree Months
~Moon Phase: Full Moon~
This Thursday, October 1st we will be blessed with the light of the Full Harvest Moon!
For the exact time of the full moon in your location, you can use the Moon Phase Calendar in the Old Farmer’s Almanac.
[Picture from Old Farmer’s Almanac: October Full Moons]
The harvest moon commonly falls in September but is actually the name given to the first full moon after the Autumn Equinox/Mabon. Because of this, the October Full Moon (usually called the Blood Moon ) takes on the name Harvest Moon
October is an extra special month this year, as it has not one- but two full moons. The second full moon within one month is given the name Blue Moon, and only happens once every few years. To top it off, the next Blue Full Moon will happen this Halloween!
Full moons are a time of powerful cosmic energy and are the most popular moon phase for witches of all traditions to draw upon. The Magic in the Moon page notes that the full moon marks a period of fulfillment. Now is a great time to do ritual baths, charge your crystals and tools, and do spellwork!
~Festival of Bacchus~
On Saturday, October 3rd some traditions celebrate the wild and party-loving Roman deity Bacchus. Known in Greek traditions as Dionysus, this diety was a popular symbol of grapes and wine-making as well the harvest and fertility
Celebrations for this much-loved god usually involve wine, feasting, and fun revelry
Who doesn’t love a good book? For all those with a passion for reading, the current Weekly Witchy Challenge- Books, Tomes, and Tales is for you!
[Picture from Pintrest]
Share your favorite books, start a new reading adventure, and find some great recommendations from your fellow coven members
[Picture from Pintrest]
The challenge will remain open until tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept 29th 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 the new members who have joined the Spells8 Forums over the past week!
@kaivashin, @mischele, @tougeedah, @jennifer34, @abigail1, @jenine, @britney1, @maria6, @lolaidh, @kristin3, @rebecca9, @shayla, @brenda9, @taidye07, @emily8, @chimyra, @jennifer35, @ricardo1, @julie11, @natasha7, @felicity, @lisa21, @constantino, @latrice, @tomasa, @amanda21, @janae, @amy9, @cierra, @genna, @keerthana, @kristen2, @katherine7, @victoria9, @tarr, @alexandra6, @andrea14, @steph, @angela15, @ally1, @jean2, @alberto, @matic, @samantha14, @am1, @jake, @colin, @elizinda, @adolfo, @cheryl2, @heather16, @justice, @fiona1, @brenda10, @patricia9
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!
- The kind and creative @kasie has both given the most likes and written the most posts over the past week- going for a two-week streak Thank you so much for all of the warmth and inspiration you share- your posts are always a delight!
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 full moon with some moon magick this week? Did you enjoy any Mabon/Ostara celebrations? How are you feeling about the week ahead?
If you have any news, plans, or thoughts for the week ahead- feel free to share in the comments below!
May the light of the full moon both enhance your magick and inspire you to do great things!