Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! Aug 21 - 27 🌓

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!

[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

S6 Group Tea Ritual 2023 Lammas Version

Thursday, August 24

Join in for a shared group ritual meditation and coven chat- this activity 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. This week’s ritual post will appear in the forum on Tuesday, but until then 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: ] ]


Thursday, August 24

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 mentions that this moon phase 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 :hugs:


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:

Calling Astrology-lovers! - Read your Horoscope for the Week of Aug 21 - 27 :telescope:

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

Weekend Divination with Megan Black

Friday, August 25

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:

Free readings are held in the Energy Exchange Category - the post appears on Friday and readings will happen throughout the weekend. You can check out last week’s Weekend Divination to get an idea about what to expect.

[ [ Group Healing Session :handshake: ] ]


Saturday, August 26 at 10:00 AM ET

Join a group healing circle to support those who are passing 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 three live healing sessions this month.

You can visit the EEC discussion: Energy Exchange Circle :hugs: August 2023

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

[ [ Other 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 2023 Pagan Holiday Calendar and the Spells8 Forum Events Calendar to add 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 :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: A Witch’s Collection :dolls:

Witch Collection Spells8 Challenge

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

This challenge will remain open until Tuesday, August 22 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:

Please note that this reading period will end on Friday, August 25 .

And if you haven’t done so already, please feel free to share and swap your book reviews from last session in the Reader’s Reviews thread: :memo: Spells8 Book Club XXIX - Readers’ Reviews

Happy Reading! :open_book:

[ [ Energy Exchange Circle :hugs: ] ]

Spells8 Energy Exchange Circle

Do you have a little extra love to share and are looking for ways to help out a fellow coven member? Or perhaps you’ve fallen on hard times and could use some positive vibes your way?

The Energy Exchange Circle is hosted in the Energy Exchange Category and is a great way to support and show love to coven members going through hard times. To do a good deed and show 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 Thursday, August 31 .

Thanks for spreading the love! :heart:

[ [ Energy Reports :dizzy: ] ]

Energy Report by Marsha

Are you sensitive to energy? Interested in how energy studies and magick benefit one another? Come explore the magick of energy with the talented @Marsha in these insightful daily energy reports!

The Mystic Magick discussion remains open for all to see and enjoy throughout the month- please be aware that this month’s reports will close on Thursday, August 31.

[ [ Coven Member Birthdays :birthday: ] ]

coven birthdays

Share the love by wishing 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 more private A Sacred Space that is exclusive to coven members.

Please keep in mind that this month’s birthday discussion will close on Thursday, August 31.

[ [ Your Daily Draw :tarot_card: ] ]

Daily Single Draws Tarot Oracle Rune

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 Saturday, September 30th.

[ [ Tending the Flame :fire: ] ]

Tending Brigid Brighid's Flame Spells8

Stop by the fire and tend the flame 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:

@sharla1 - @stephanie1 - @nicole6 - @andrea3 - @fayth - @tamara6 - @adena - @thomas2 - @heather6 - @toby - @sarah12 - @laurel2 - @allie - @hazel2 - @louise1 - @carla - @paloma - @anita - @margarita - @garry - @Blue-Phoenix - @heather7 - @richard - @Tracymae - @stephanie3 - @marcus3 - @cynthia1 - @alicia - @julie1 - @jennifer13 - @jessie - @sierra - @kimberly9 - @amanda10 - @tara2 - @rachel1 - @erin - @rachel2 - @claire - @mandy1 - @Ainevethe - @tambrey - @ashley3 - @nicole7 - @juanita1 - @chasity - @michael3 - @margaret - @hayley - @dominecia - @rachel5 - @katy9 - @SusannahsDaughter - @liya - @wayne2 - @addi1 - @kylie - @ellen - @mindy - @amber7 - @noctura - @TiffanytheDivine - @tawny3

If you haven’t done so already, please jump in by creating a new topic in the Introductions Category . You might share a bit about who you are and your journey into practicing magick, or simply say hello to your fellow magick-lovers :wave: :heart:

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

Special Shout-Outs :loudspeaker:

Forum Activity

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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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:

Planning any moon magick this week? :magic_wand: What are you nurturing and growing in your space? :seedling:

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:


@chelsie3 Congratulations, thankyou for being fabulous :sparkling_heart:
@CelestiaMoon Congratulations, thankyou for being full of love. :sparkling_heart:
You guys make this coven special :heartpulse::sparkling_heart:


Congratulations to @chelsie3 and @CelestiaMoon! You, awesome people, rock!

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It’s been nice and cool here but we’re gonna pay for that this week. Temps near 90. Ooof.

I just have home health this week so no visits to the doctor. YAY! There’s not much going on this week. Just gonna try to stay cool.

Have a good day, people!


Hail Consus, Welcome Virgo, Hail volcan and our sympaties go out to Pluto for being “demoted” from planetary status. :sweat_smile:



@Amethyst Yeay, that’s good news. Hope you can stay cool. It’s humid here, finally rain is gone.
@Shadeweaver Poor Pluto. It’s still a planet to me (that’s how out of date my astronomy is :joy:)
This week is up and down, but it will get better. Looking forward to the tea ritual and what our next challenge will be. Good to focus on the magic. :dancer::heartpulse:.


Hope you can stay dry a little while. LOL! Thanks, love!


Congratulations :partying_face: to @chelsie3 for sharing the most posts :writing_hand: and to @CelestiaMoon for giving out the most hearts :heart: Great job ladies! :dancing_women: Woo hoo! :tada:
Thank you :pray: both for making the coven a better place, I’m so glad here :hugs:

It’s been close to 100 :roll_eyes: here! I’ve been drinking lots of ice water! I hope you stay cool @Amethyst and I’m glad you don’t have to go out!

Poor Pluto! As a wanna-be astrologer, I think Pluto still influences us here on Earth, so I still think of it as a planet! Or maybe it’s just a wanna-be planet :rofl: kind of like me! :hushed:

Yes, @tracyS let’s all focus on magic :dizzy: :smiling_face: I’m sure it will help with all those ups and downs this week has in store for us! :hugs:


Congrats you guys what a great effort :blush:


Love you all :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Seems like the weekly astrology report has been accurate for me, last week was pretty much staying in a nice warm cocoon :smiling_face: Now the energy’s shifted again, the body has been telling me now it’s time to move! :sweat_smile: Kundalini energy is interesting, it’s no fun when it gets stuck! :flushed: Headaches, brain fog, muscle soreness, blocked creative and sexual expression, all kinds of things. I’m glad to be getting back to my regular yoga practice, it helps a lot :smiling_face: And dancing and being out in the nature :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :evergreen_tree: Bed is lovely and all but you can’t have all the nice things there :smile_cat:



This reminded me of the scene in Practical Magic, “Margaritas and dancing around the kitchen at midnight”.
Hope all your vibrant energy and joy returns lovely :sparkling_heart:


Thank you sweet, that’s exactly the kind of fun and lighthearted energy that I’ve been missing :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Update to the MMM :

This week’s group ritual is now live in the forum! For more details, you can visit the full post by clicking the picture and/or link below (a gentle reminder to please log in so that you can access content in A Sacred Space)

8-24-23 First Quarter Moon Balance Two Card Tarot Spread

(Group Ritual - Aug 24) :first_quarter_moon: Tarot & Tea Spell - Regain Balance

Halfway on its journey to fullness, the First Quarter Moon offers us a time to pause and reassess where we are in our own journeys. The energy of the perfectly balanced moon- half light and half dark- is ideal for regaining stability and finding secure peace within our lives.

This spell uses two Tarot cards to find the primary cause of imbalance in your life- and the best way to remedy it.

Have a blessed First Quarter Moon, Infinite Roots- cheers! :coffee: :first_quarter_moon: :sparkles:


Happy Tuesday! :revolving_hearts: I hope everyone has had a wonderful start to their week so far. Mine is going alright. I’ve got a few appointments this week, but other than that, it should be smooth sailing! Unless, of course, Mercury Retrograde starts messing with me - it starts tomorrow!

Congratulations! :tada: :partying_face: :heart:

I look forward to it! Now that I’m healing up from surgery, I’m ready to get back into regular practice!


Hey friends!
It’s Tuesday, but here we are! Back to school has been amazing. I have such a fun group this year. It’s so refreshing from the hard core group I worked with last year!

I’m super excited because I am running my classroom with all the new Dyslexia protocols in place a year early. The law goes into effect next year, but my school is letting me try everything in real time and see if there are any snags or quirks. It’s going so well… we are almost a month in!

The family is doing well. Everything seems to be in order. I have been fairly neglectful of practicing anything right now and just soaking in the good place that I’m in right now. I’m kind of itchy to do some nature journaling and art, so perhaps I should lean into that in the next few weeks.

I am desperately ready for fall. All in good time, I know… but man… the leaves are calling and I must go!

I hope everyone has am amazing week!


Glad you’re having a great time with your students, @AileyGrey. I’m so glad the new protocols you designed are working so far! Proud of you!


I’m glad your healing is going well! :heart:

Woohoo! That is wonderful to hear, Ailey- I hope you continue to have a blast with your group! :school: :sparkles:


Nothing but old news here! To find out what’s happening this week, visit Activities to find the current Merry Meet Monday news post :newspaper: (If you’d like to respond to any posts shared here, please feel free to do so in a new discussion or via Private Message :incoming_envelope: Thank you!)