Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (Apr 1 - 7) 🌗

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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Upcoming Events :spiral_calendar:

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


[ [ Moon Phase: Last Quarter Moon :last_quarter_moon: ] ]

Last-Quarter-Moon-Phase-Spells

Tuesday, April 2

This week we will be blessed by the light of the Last Quarter Moon. The exact time you will see this moon phase depends on your location :telescope:

The Spells8 Moon Magick Guide to Last Quarter Moon Magick lists this moon phase as the ideal time to remove negativity and banish things that are holding you back. It is a good time for spellwork that deals with laying things to rest and banishment.

Waning-Moon-Magick-Ritual-Ideas

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


[ [ Group Healing Session :handshake: ] ]

EEC April

Wednesday, April 3 at 3:00 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 first 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: ] ]

S3 Group Tea ritual 2024 Ostara Version

Thursday, April 4

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.

UPDATE: This week’s group ritual post has arrived! Feel free to view the ritual here:

(Group Ritual - Apr 4) :gem: Crystal Magick Tea Ritual


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

Weekend Divination with Megan Black

Friday, April 5

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 Weekend Divination post arrives.


[ [ Additional Events of Interest :mag: ] ]

Other Events - MMM

A collection of interesting (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: Magickal Guardians :magic_shield:

Guardian Protector Challenge

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, April 2 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 !

spells8 book club

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, April 26 .

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 XXXVI - 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:

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 Tuesday, April 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 Tuesday, April 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.


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:

@darian - @jessica30 - @christina13 - @krystal10 - @holly3 - @wildflowermate - @chrissy - @amber5 - @priscilla2 - @norris1 - @dionysian - @alijah - @bobby - @jessica31 - @brooke1 - @marja - @niamh - @chyenne1 - @adawnya - @ladyhawke - @Azrielle - @Cynnie_GC - @alisha6 - @lily1 - @sierra3 - @antwan2 - @carmen1 - @angelique4 - @shannon19 - @bobbi1 - @desirea - @jamie21 - @alexandra5 - @jess8 - @nicole14 - @alina - @katrina2 - @jordan2 - @faith4 - @Nightshade - @goddess - @amanda6 - @rebecca16 - @matteus - @beautiful - @casey3 - @crystal28 - @petra2 - @hazel4 - @monique - @deborah10

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:

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:

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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W.I.T.C.Hes

Once a month, all those who kindly take the time to welcome all of the new folks in their introduction posts receive a shout-out and a special badge.

Recipients of the March 2024 W.I.T.C.H Award are:

It takes a lot of dedication to help fellow coven members feel at home here every day- thank you so much! :heart:

Click here to learn more about W.I.T.C.H Shout-Out Rewards

All those who receive a monthly Community Shout-Out are awarded the W.I.T.C.H (Welcome Into The Coven Helpers) Badge .

This badge is given to those who welcome all new members in their posts in the Introductions category. If you miss one post, don’t worry - everyone gets one freebie!

As this is a difficult badge to earn (it takes a lot of dedication to welcome so many new folks!), there are no limits to how many users can receive this monthly shout-out. This badge is just a small thank you to show appreciation for those who help their fellow coven members feel at home :heart:

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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:



April blessings! Are you seeing the seasonal changes? What spellwork are you working on this week? :magic_wand:

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! :last_quarter_moon: :sparkles:

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Congratulations :partying_face::partying_face: @CelestiaMoon @Artemisia

Congratulations to all the witch award winners :trophy::trophy::trophy:

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Congratulations @CelestiaMoon @Artemisia you’re both amazing :partying_face::partying_face::partying_face::sparkling_heart::sparkling_heart:

Well done @AIRAM @Amethyst @Devenne @marsha @Mystique @Sivonnah fabulous witches you are. :sparkling_heart::sparkling_heart::sparkling_heart:

Thankyou @BryWisteria I love how our beautiful coven is growing.

I’ve the week off work, so am resting and prepping for my mediumship course which starts next week :flushed:. Am excited and nervous at the same time :rofl:. Have a lovely week. :sparkling_heart:

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I’m sure you will do amazing :star_struck::star_struck::star_struck: :people_hugging:

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@Devenne Thankyou lovely :green_heart:

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Thank you all! Congrats to all the award winners! Welcome all new members!

@tracyS i look forward to your classes next week. I know it will be an incredible journey!

@BryWisteria thank you for all you do for us!

Much love to my witchy family! :purple_heart::purple_heart::purple_heart::purple_heart:

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Congratulations :confetti_ball::tada::purple_heart: to everyone who earned a badge this week! I always feel the love :two_hearts: you all share!

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Go you! Congratulations! :partying_face:

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Oh wow, I’ve been writing a lot :smile_cat: Never thought I’d win that particular award, but here we are. Assuming it isn’t April Fool’s :joy:

Party time :partying_face: :boom: :sparkles:
Much love and cake to everyone (who isn’t already in coma from all the chocolate :laughing:)

:smile_cat: :sparkling_heart: :cake:

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@Mystique Thankyou lovely, hopefully no ghosties move in, just yet. :rofl:
@Sivonnah Thankyou :green_heart:

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Congratulations @CelestiaMoon, @Artemisia!

Congratulations to the Recipients of the March 2024 W.I.T.C.H Award!

Thank you for all you do!

I have finished training for my new job, and I start tomorrow night. I will let y’all know how my first night goes.

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Thankyou @Ostara @Sivonnah

:people_hugging:

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@Ostara Thanks lovely :sparkling_heart:

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Congratulations and how exciting for you! WIshing you the best on your first night!

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Of course, it’s not an Apri fools’ joke. You are one of the most important and influential people I know!!!

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You are truly a rock star!!!

Thank you to all of you for being such influential, wonderful, and welcoming people, I could only hope to be half as wonderful and caring as you all are!!!

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Awww thank you :blush: :revolving_hearts:
I just love you all so much. :sparkling_heart: See? :smile_cat:

https://forum.spells8.com/badges/35/crazy-in-love?username=celestiamoon

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Congratulations to the stars of the week, @CelestiaMoon and @Artemisia! Also, congratulations to my fellow W.I.T.C.Hes! @AIRAM, @Artemisia, @Devenne, @marsha, @Mystique, @Sivonnah, and @tracyS! Everyone is so awesome!

I had a two hour doctor appointment followed by waiting almost three hours for my ride. I’m tired and going to bed. I’ll catch up on the forum tomorrow!

Hope everyone else had a good April Fool’s Day!

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Thankyou honey. I hope you get some rest :people_hugging::people_hugging::people_hugging:

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