Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (Apr 15 - 21) 🌓

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: First Quarter Moon :first_quarter_moon: ] ]

First-Quarter-Moon-Spells

Monday, April 15

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:


[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

S4 Group Tea Ritual Beltane

Thursday, April 18

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 18) :earth_africa: Earth Day Ritual


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

Weekend Divination with Megan Black

Friday, April 19

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.


[ [ Group Healing Session :handshake: ] ]

EEC April

Friday, April 19 at 7:00 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 third 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.


[ [ 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: Waxing Moon Magick :waxing_crescent_moon:

Waxing Moon Witch 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 16 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, 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:

@samantha24 - @dallas - @cheryl1 - @julie12 - @maria4 - @justice1 - @stacey4 - @melissa27 - @amani - @mj1 - @christine6 - @gabriella - @Wobegon59 - @jeni1 - @sara14 - @maurice2 - @AlfredGeist - @carmen2 - @tammie11 - @nicole15 - @norris2 - @kimberly27 - @linsay1 - @alexis6 - @jessica32 - @lakeemon - @chelsea10 - @madison - @jaimie3 - @joni4 - @rochelle5 - @couni - @hayden - @melody7 - @kristal2 - @susan11 - @taiwo - @lesley - @kylie8 - @laura21 - @chritie - @winnietang - @hayley3 - @ken - @cassandra6 - @hayden1 - @samantha25 - @jana - @anjie - @audrey1 - @chrissy1 - @amanda46 - @Kathryn5 - @viena - @cat4 - @israel - @danielle17 - @VioletFreya - @bonnie1 - @ema - @kimberly28 - @anna9 - @lauren15 - @Arielle

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:

  • @starborn - for sharing the most posts and hearts :writing_hand: :heart: (on a two week shout-out streak!)

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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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 is halfway over! What are your plans for the rest of the month? Are you ready for the upcoming Sabbat? :fire:

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 @starborn :sparkles: thank you for sharing so much love and everything you do for the Coven. :people_hugging: :sparkling_heart: :witch_pentacle:

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@starborn Well done you. That’s fabulous :sparkling_heart:

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Congratulations, @starborn! You’re so awesome!

I have a doctor appointment late in the afternoon today. On one hand, that lets me catch up on the forum, which is nice. But on the other hand, it interrupts but afternoon nap time. Boo! LOL!

Hope you all have a lovely week!

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Congratulations to the beautiful @starborn :eight_pointed_black_star:!!!

I got called into work on my day off. Overtime lovely witches! I am full of gratitude! Have a beautiful week lovely witches!

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Congratulations!!! :tada:

Thank you for all of your contributions & help throughout the forum. It is greatly appreciated! :revolving_hearts:

I know I haven’t been able to properly introduce or welcome you and others to the forum over the last few months, but a very big welcome to you all! I hope you enjoy yourselves. If you have any questions, please ask! We will all help you as best we can!

HI :wave: I know I’ve been… more than scarce within the forum. My life turned to chaos fast, which seemed neverending. I have gone through many things and am now on the road to finding balance again. In the new season, some things are changing, so I can be myself again! I’ve missed everyone & thought about all of you so much. I’ve been trying so hard to be able to interact more, but it just wasn’t happening. So I’m trying my best to be in as usual to get to a new normal.

I’m so sorry that I have missed so much with everyone. It was a tough start to my year… which seems to be a theme every year… usually not quite like this, though :laughing: But with chaos comes transition once it passes. That’s where I am… transitioning from what was to what will be. :confetti_ball:

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I don’t know if I mentioned it, but I am now officially a Nana! My 1st grandson was born the Saturday before “Easter” at 12:06 AM. Of course, 1 of the first things I did was his birth chart once the excitement & mass messaging & calls settled. I remember staying up until I heard from them once I knew she had gone to the hospital & getting updates throughout the day :rofl: So he’s an Aries :sun:, Sagittarius :full_moon:, & Sagittarius :arrow_up: the rest I don’t remember, but I have it!

I hope everyone has a great start to their week! :revolving_hearts:

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Congratulations, Nana! That’s great! Looking forward to having you back!

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Thank you, my beautiful @crystal59, @tracyS, @Amethyst, @Ostara, @Susurrus, and @BryWisteria!

I seem to have recently switched to US time, because I keep waking up around something normal for an early riser in Los Angeles or a late sleeper in New York City. But it’s midnight or a few hours before here. :laughing:

Plus, with a cat nap in the afternoon. :shushing_face:

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Boo! Afternoon naps are the best. :laughing:

But I have a habit of turning them into sleeps. :face_with_peeking_eye:

Woo! Get that overtime! :dancer:

It’s lovely to hear you are finding balance again. :people_hugging: :black_heart:

Congratulations! :partying_face: :sparkles:

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Thank you @Amethyst & @starborn :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

When he was born & even now he looks exactly like my oldest son’s baby picture with his mom’s nose. :joy:

I’m doing the best I can & that’s what I do each day :relieved:

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Woohoo! Congrats @starborn !

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Thank you, @Mystique! :black_heart:

Oh, I had so many plans to tidy up and take photos of the place. I have two readings to do for my store. But I think my immune system is finally failing to whatever this seasonal thing is. I will be taking it slow today with all things.

My body will experience autumn before the trees have figured it out, it seems. :laughing: We probably won’t see autumn leaves until late May. There’s usually just too much sun and warmth for them to get the memo.

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And now Etsy isn’t displaying my orders… So, I have no way to submit the readings I do, even if I find a dodgy way around finding out what the details are. :woman_facepalming:

I’m looking forward to getting off this platform. :muscle:

However, 99% of the people I’ve had as customers have been the most lovely people… :face_holding_back_tears: I’ve had some great conversations with them. And a lot were able to benefit a lot just from some reassurance. (Which they get for free, obviously, if they just message me. That’s not a product I sell. :laughing:)

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I just went to Etsy & was like :exploding_head: it’s changed a bit & I’m so picky now who I will purchase or anything on there :rofl:

As a note to the coven :infinite_roots: I will get back to Brigids Flame posts. Somehow my safe place for my cards is… extremely safe. I know what room they’re in… just not where their place in that room happens to be.

Baby steps :footprints: I really have to remember that part about coming back & being effective. :smiling_face:

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I quit Etsy because someone hijacked my account and was selling all kinds of things on it I had nothing to do with. Etsy refused to close the account, but did remove my email from my account. This was 3 years ago and I still refuse to use Etsy for anything. Every once in awhile I get an email about my business account and email them again reminding them I have asked to have this business closed and I get an automated email saying someone is looking into it. :roll_eyes::roll_eyes:

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Wow. What a bunch of unhelpful, useless buttheads. :woman_facepalming:

I’m stuck with them until I can finish my own shop. It’s going slowly, given that work is a lot more busy, and it’s exhausting working on three projects at once (two for work, one being the shop).

There are some wonderful stores on there that I hope to support into the future. But it sounds like Etsy is giving them some trouble, too. The cheapest option I know forward is doing what I’m doing, but I can’t do that for everyone. So they’ll either have to grow to the point that they can afford the ridiculous fees from something like Shopify, or give up their stores. I don’t know what else I can tell them.

Seems like Etsy was yet another great idea ruined by hopeless management. :smiling_face_with_tear:

I’m the same with eBay. :laughing: It’s so full of crap that I feel ick just going there. But once or twice a year I do for things I can’t find elsewhere.

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@starborn congratulations my beautiful sister! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
you are a great witch!
I learn so much from you!
welcome all new members to the forum!
I wish you good magical travels!

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Aww. Thank you, @AIRAM. :black_heart:

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I do the same thing with eBay. I don’t buy from Etsy anymore & if I do it’s only from 1 or 2 shops. But I havent been on there in so long before today. I now go for more known places, Amazon or actual websites of the creators or teachers in some cases.

I had to report a couple places for selling remade copies of things that shouldn’t have been sold especially at the prices they were being sold for so stopped after that whole experience.

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