Merry Meet Monday - Witchy New of the Week! (Jun 10 - 16) 🌓

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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Don’t have an account yet? No worries! You can join Spells8 here :sparkles:


Upcoming Events :spiral_calendar:

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on these upcoming events and occasions!


[ Group Healing Session :handshake: ] ]

June EEC

Monday, June 10 at 4:00 pm ET

Join a group healing circle to support those who are going 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 four healing sessions this month.

For more information about the Energy Exchange Circle, please see the section below in Ongoing Activities or visit the Energy Exchange.


[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

S5 Group Tea Ritual - Litha Version

Thursday, June 13

You’re invited to a group ritual meditation- this activity and discussion 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. Feel free to check out last week’s group ritual to get an idea about what to expect.


[ [ Moon Phase: First Quarter Moon :first_quarter_moon: ] ]

First-Quarter-Moon-Spells

Friday, June 14

This week we will be blessed by the light of the First Quarter Moon. Note that the exact moment of peak illumination will depend on your location :telescope:

The Spells8 Moon Magick Guide to First Quarter Moon Magick notes that this moon phase is an excellent time to take action towards making your dreams become reality and bringing about positive growth. It is a great time for forward movement and healing :hugs:

Waxing-Moon-Spells-Rituals

This moon phase is part of the Waxing Cycle :arrow_double_up: For more information including history, meanings, and a collection of spells and rituals that work in harmony with this moon phase, check out the Waxing Moon Spell Page :first_quarter_moon:

Ready for More Moon Magick? You can find complementary spells and rituals for tonight’s moon on the Spells8 Lunar Spell Page :astrology_moon:


[ [ Weekend Divination - Free Readings :flower_playing_cards: ] ]

Weekend Divination with Megan Black

Friday, June 14

Have a question on your mind? Seeking some guidance on 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! :raised_hands:

Look for the post in the Energy Exchange on Friday- free readings will be available throughout the weekend and will close on Sunday. You can check out the previous Weekend Divination to know what to expect when this week’s post arrives.


[ [ Witchy Holiday Heads Up :eyes:] ]

Sabbats - MMM

Thursday, June 20 *

*Depending on the tradition, Sabbats may be celebrated across multiple days and nights

Heads up, witches! Not this week but next, get ready for a Sabbat and pagan holiday celebration. Those in the Northern Hemisphere will enjoy the Sabbat Litha :sunflower: and the summer solstice :sun:

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At the same time, friends in the Southern Hemisphere will enjoy the Sabbat Yule :evergreen_tree: and the winter solstice :sun:

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Keep an eye out for celebration suggestions and more holiday info in next week’s Merry Meet Monday post. You can also stop by June Solstice 2024 :tada: Coven Celebrations to pick up some great magickal ideas and/or share your personal celebrations with the forum family :infinite_roots: :sparkles:

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To learn more about the main pagan holidays and 8 Sabbats of the year, feel free to explore the Pagan Wheel of the Year :wheel:


[ [ Additional Events of Interest :mag: ] ]

Other Events - MMM

A collection of curious (and perhaps conversation-starting!) events coming up this week:

Stay on top of witchy news by printing or downloading the NEW 2024 Pagan Holiday Calendar and adding the Spells8 Forum Events Calendar to your digital calendar :spiral_calendar:

You can also get the free Spells8 Email Newsletter for even more witchy updates (plus magickal freebies!) delivered right to your email inbox three times a week :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: Nordic Magick :drinking_horn:

Nordic Magickal Traditions

Every week, the forum hosts a challenge exploring a specific area of magick. Challenges are open to everyone and all are warmly encouraged to participate in a way that reflects their unique magickal practice.

This challenge will remain open until tomorrow: Tuesday, June 10 at 7:00 AM EDT (Eastern US 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 !

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For more information about this session of Book Club and to submit your book, please head over to the current thread in Activities :

Please note that this reading period will end on Friday, July 5.

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 Reviews thread: :memo: Spells8 Book Club XXXVIII - Readers’ Reviews .

Happy Reading! :books:


[ [ Energy Exchange Circle :hugs: ] ]

Spells8 Energy Exchange Circle

Do you have a little extra love and light to share with fellow Coven members? Or perhaps you’ve fallen on hard times and could use a boost of positive energy yourself?

The Energy Exchange Circle is hosted in the Energy Exchange is the place to connect and share love with fellow Coven members going through hard times. To do a good deed and show that you care, consider leaving a note of support in the current thread:

This month’s Energy Exchange Circle will end on Sunday, June 30 .

Thanks for spreading the love! :heart:


[ [ Coven Member Birthdays :birthday: ] ]

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Come wish 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 private, Coven members-only A Sacred Space.

This month’s birthday discussion will remain open through Sunday, June 30.


[ [ Your Daily Draw :tarot_card: ] ]

Daily Single Draw

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 Sunday, June 30.


[ [ Tending the Flame :fire: ] ]

Tending Brigid's Flame

Stop by the fire and tend the flame of the Goddess Brigid 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.


[ [ A Spell A Day :sparkles: ] ]

Spell A Day - Crystal Galaxy

Want to add some magick to your day, but not sure what to cast? The Spell-A-Day has you covered!

Over the years, a vast archive of magickal spells, resources, information and more has been collected from around Spells8. Every day, one spell that taps into the energy of the day is brought out of the library and put on display for all to see and enjoy.

There is a new spell post every day. Stop by the Spell-A-Day sub-category of A Sacred Space whenever you visit the forum to see the current recommended spell!



New Members :wave:

Merry meet to the new members who have joined the Spells8 Forum over the past week!

:infinite_roots: Welcome to the Forum and the Infinite Roots Coven! :infinite_roots:

@tasha6 - @maranda5 - @jennifer61 - @leslie4 - @ignis - @mary16 - @olivia6 - @joanna3 - @mariyana - @ajani - @gerard - @holli - @georganna - @chasity13 - @cook - @devin - @wren - @ruth5 - @erica7 - @mae1 - @krystle - @mycki - @mariah - @nhaama - @dayijianae - @heather38 - @amanda54 - @vanessa5 - @marcia - @jaimie4 - @kitty2 - @zadin - @baylee1 - @jessika8 - @elena2 - @dhruv - @alexanderp - @melody8 - @victoria19 - @katie8 - @fiona7 - @amanda55 - @brittany34 - @christine16 - @kali1 - @melody9 - @maria5 - @henry1 - @karlie - @krista2 - @kayla21 - @leddie - @christine17 - @kimberley - @jasmine6 - @nechifor - @jasmine7 - @ashley45 - @bri5 - @natasha6

If you haven’t done so already, please get started by creating a new topic in the Introductions category. Feel free to share a bit about who you are and your journey into practicing magick, or simply say a quick hello- we’d love to meet you! :wave: :heart:

Wishing you a very warm welcome to the forum! :hugs:



Special Shout-Outs :loudspeaker:

Forum Super Stars

Each week, those who share the most posts and give the most hearts receive a shout-out and thank you for their contributions.

Shout-outs from this past week go to:

  • @Devenne - for sharing the most posts :writing_hand: (on a three week shout-out streak!)

  • @Artemisia - for giving out the most hearts :heart:

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:

:trophy: After a three-week streak of being featured in the weekly shout-outs, @Devenne has received a special badge for their contributions to the forum- woohoo! :confetti_ball::two_hearts:

Click here to learn more about Activity 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 so that others will have 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:



Are you ready for the Sabbat and solstice next week? What spells or fun activities are you planning? :sun:

Whether it’s magickal or mundane, feel free to share your plans for the week, chat about upcoming spellwork, or give a shout-out to your fellow coven members in the comments below.

Blessed be! :first_quarter_moon: :sparkles:

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Congratulations @Devenne and @Artemisia You’re fabulous :sparkling_heart::partying_face:

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Thankyou @tracyS @BryWisteria

You know what’s funny? Last night I switched my badge to heart of the forum then I gotanother today :laughing:

Congratulations @Artemisia :partying_face::partying_face::partying_face:

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Congrats @Devenne and @Artemisia !

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Congratulations lovelies :heartbeat: :purple_heart: :sparkling_heart:
Thanks for making this coven so welcoming and interesting and fun!
Grateful to have you as my lovely witch sisters :people_hugging: :witch_pentacle:

Welcome new members!

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Thankyou @celineelise @Mystique :people_hugging::people_hugging::people_hugging:

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So for this week. I might not be around much in the coven for a few weeks, I’ve alot of study to do, toooo much :person_facepalming:, but I’ve got to knuckle down and do it, the Fae won’t do it for me despite my pleas,:rofl:, and Loki’s kicking me to get something done :person_shrugging::grin:.

Hope you all have a lovely week, and I’ll catch up with ya’ll soon. Bless ,:green_heart:

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Congrats and thank you for sharing so much of your wisdom!

And double congrats for earning the super special badge!!! What an honor! Won’t be long before you are in the hall of fame! :heavy_heart_exclamation:

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Awwwwwwww :smiling_face_with_three_hearts::smiling_face_with_three_hearts::smiling_face_with_three_hearts: that’s so nice of you. You made me smile and I haven’t smiled much in so long. Thankyou babe :kiss::kiss::kiss:

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You got this. Just turn everything off and dedicate a few hours a day. Make sure u get enough rest if possible. I do flashcards so I can carry them around or notes in spiral notebooks. I gotta start working on my studying for the day here shortly.

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Thankyou lovely :green_heart:

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Congratulations to @Devenne and @Artemisia! You’re awesome!

I survived two doctor appointments today! Yay! They both went well, so that was nice. Got another one Wednesday but that’s nothing much.

This week is being weird to me since I finally cut the cable line and house line! I’m getting used to streaming, and I’ll be good as long as I have Dateline and Law and Order. LOL!

So wish me luck with it! I think that between Pecock and YouTube Premium, I got this, but we’ll see.

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Thankyou lovely :rose: Freevee and tubi are great free options

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OOh, thank you back!

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Of course!! Glad to be of assistance :service_dog:

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Congratulations @Devenne and @Artemisia on your three week streak!

I seem to have been dazed and confused the last few weeks. One thing I am going to get done, (besides going to work) is cleaning the wormwood out of the herb garden. It has gone insane and it’s taking over my other herbs. I may dig one up and plant it out in the field. I would hate to kill it though. Plants have feelings to, right?

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Congratulations @Devenne amd @Artemisia !

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Congratulations, you two beautiful witches. :black_heart: :silver_heart: :heart:

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congratulations @Devenne and @Artemisia. it’s been nice to meet you both :smile:

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