Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (Aug 28 - Sep 3) 🔵

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: Full Moon :full_moon: ] ]

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Wednesday, August 30th

This week, the skies will shine with the beauty of a full moon- as the second full moon this month, this moon is a Blue Moon. The exact time of peak illumination will depend on your location.

Blue moons are rare, occurring only once every two to three years. As this week’s moon will shine in the water sign of Pisces, the Blue Moon of August is particularly good for healing, nurturing, and working with the water element :droplet:

Not sure what to cast? Feel free to check out the Full Blue Moon Ritual, or visit the Blue Moon Discussion for more spellwork ideas. Happy Blue Moon! :large_blue_circle:

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While each moon has its own unique qualities, every full moon is a celebrated time when the energy of the moon is at its most powerful. Now is a wonderful time to charge, cleanse, and absorb the potent energies of the moon.

For additional full moon inspiration, visit What to Do During the Full Moon :full_moon_with_face:

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 28 - Sep 3 :telescope:


[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

S6 Group Tea Ritual 2023 Lammas Version

Thursday, August 31

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.


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

Weekend Divination with Megan Black

Friday, September 1

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: ] ]

EEC September

Friday, September 1 at 9:00 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 five live 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 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: The Magick of Sound :ear:

Magick of Sound 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 29 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: ] ]

Spells8 Book Club

The 30th Session of Blook Club has come to an end- thank you to everyone who participated! :blush: If you haven’t done so already, please feel free to share and swap your book reviews in the new discussion thread:

The next reading session of Book Club will begin this Friday, September 1st - so pick out a fun witchy book to read and let your coven know what you’ll be reading at that time!

More information about the book club and how to join can be found in Book Club F.A.Q and Introduction .

Happy Reading! :books:


[ [ 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:

@shannon4 - @jamillah - @jennifer15 - @kim1 - @ashley4 - @clifton - @linda1 - @robin3 - @kimberly10 - @marissa2 - @terra - @shannon5 - @marta - @kimberly11 - @amber8 - @lisadoug98 - @hunter - @brandy - @sydney - @tee1 - @tonya - @keri1 - @dani - @summer1 - @sasha - @nayana - @krista - @angela5 - @paige2 - @amanda11 - @hannah3 - @chii @daisy3 - @b0g_witch - @isabella5 - @alycia2 - @sammi1 - @chasity11 - @leanne - @rebecca3 - @daisy4 - @seth - @daisy5 - @mark1 - @latreasha - @brittany11 - @brenda - @linda2 - @julie2 - @melody1 - @erica - @Camila - @sonja6 - @jackie3 - @ashley5 - @jadon1 - @katelynn - @jennifer16 - @deborah - @peri - @erica1 - @debbie

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:



Any special plans for the special moon this week? :full_moon: And are you ready for the start of a new month? :nine:

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! :large_blue_circle: :sparkles:

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Yeay, big congratulations to @Nixi and @crystal59 Fandabidoozee! You guys are great. Love you :sparkling_heart:

So this week for me, who knows what’s in store? I have my week planned :grin: but chaos will no doubt add it’s magick so I’ve decided to just see what happens. As long as what needs to be done, gets done (which it normally does) who cares in what order or how :rofl:. I’m learning and enjoying the madness if I’m honest. How’s everyone? What does this week have for you? (Lokis already started, he keeps changing my keyboard so when I type only emojis come up :person_facepalming::joy:). Happy days :sparkling_heart:

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That’s my kind of divine intervention! :joy: :+1:

I always love how positive you are about the chaos- you’re able to just take it as it comes and roll with it. It’s so empowering! I hope any choas that does come your way is manageable (and maybe even fun! :wink:)

Have a blessed week, Tracy! :heart:

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@TheTravelWitch_Bry You too. :sparkling_heart:

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Thank you @tracyS :grin: luv you too. :sparkling_heart::heartpulse: :infinite_roots:

Congratulations @Nixi :heavy_heart_exclamation: :tada: :dragon:

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Thank you and Congratulations @crystal59
@tracyS The way you roll with the chaos is inspiring

In theory I just made my week a little easier. It required 3 phone calls :fearful: but I did it. I rescheduled the MRI, it didn’t occur to me when I made the appointment that it was going to be inside the 2 week mark and walking aside, I don’t think a contrast MRI is a necessarily a good idea. I switched my appointment with my primary tomorrow to virtual, no walking and no chance of having to run out in a panic attack and I switched Thursday’s appointment a few weeks out. It’s now at the more anxiety filled location but I told my husband that he is either going to have to go in with me or find me an emotional support person :laughing: The only thing left is my oldest Son’s court date tomorrow and that’s not huge, assuming he’s telling me everything.

So it should be a nice easy week but I have have a feeling that somehow that is so not going to be the case.

In the meantime I’m just going to try to prepare Wednesday’s ritual and maybe an easy craft or coloring with Little Sweetness

Have a good week y’all

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@Nixi I hope your week goes to plan lovely, the power of the phone, well done, but if any ups and downs decide to happen, breathe through them lovely. Arts and crafts are always fun. Enjoy :hugs::heartpulse:

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Congratulations to @Nixi and @crystal59! Thanks for making the coven go round ladies!

Good luck! Hopefully, it will all be okay.

I got home from the shrink and sat down in my recliner and went to sleep. Woke up in time for medicine, and dinner, and then took another nap. LOL! So that’s why I’m so late posting today.

There’s not much planned for this week other than celebrating the Blue Moon. Angi is coming to put together a new desk chair that I got in hopes it’ll sit better than the wheelchair I’m using. We’ll see.

Hope you all have a good week and a great Blue Moon!

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Congratulations :partying_face: @Nixi :writing_hand: and @crystal59 :heart: :tada:

That’s perfect, I couldn’t have said it better! Thank you! @Amethyst


You are such an inspiration, Tracy, I’m trying to embrace the Chaos!


Thank you for making me laugh! That’s exactly what my husband does! :rofl:


I have another busy week in store, and then there is this… Uranus in retrograde!!! I am going to take some deep breaths and embrace the chaos!

I don’t go to the doctor unless I have to… :roll_eyes: I prefer to find more natural solutions, whenever possible! I do go for a yearly exam though and that’s what I’m doing tomorrow! I like her a lot, but ever since I was a small child, I have been afraid of doctors. It’s a process, I do have to try to relax so my blood pressure doesn’t skyrocket!

I am looking forward to celebrating our 34th anniversary on Saturday, with my husband. I don’t have a glass of wine very often, but I make an exception for special occasions like this one!

With love :heart: and hugs :hugs: always

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@marsha All the best at the doctor’s. Happy Anniversary for Saturday. :sparkling_heart::tada:
@Amethyst Looking forward to that Blue Moon.
:sparkling_heart:

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Thank you so much @Amethyst :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: , @Nixi :dragon_face: and @marsha :sunflower:

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Well, I don’t go out much! When I do it tuckers me out! LOL! Good luck with your doctor! And happy early anniversary!

It’s going to be a good one, I can feel it!

You are welcome, dear heart! You deserve the kudos!

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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)

8-31-23 Full Blue Moon Water Scrying Ritual

(Group Ritual - Aug 31) :large_blue_circle: Blue Moon Water Scrying Ritual

A Super Full Blue Moon offers a huge boost of magickal power- occurring in the water sign of Pisces, this moon is ideal for water elemental work, intuition, and divination. It is a great time for water scrying- an ancient form of divination that involves reading reflections to find answers.

Grab your cup or bowl, light your candle, and come join us for some Blue Moon tea time divination! :cup_tarot: :droplet: :sparkles:

“See” you Thursday, Infinite Roots- have a blessed Full Blue Moon! :blue_heart: :full_moon_with_face:

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For whoever needs to see this today :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

(source)

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@CelestiaMoon I love this. I love it more that it’s Pink! :partying_face:

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Awww, I really love my pinks and purples too :smile_cat: :pink_heart: :purple_heart:

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Thank you. I did need that. :face_holding_back_tears:

I also love all that purple and that it’s a dinosaur. Possibly an Archaeopteryx? :purple_heart:

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I’m glad to hear :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
And you’re right, looking at the alt text of the image it says

A drawing of a magical Archaeopteryx dinosaur in a forest. The caption reads, “you have an amazing track record of surviving difficult things”

:purple_heart:

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He’s so cute! And sparkly and rainbowy too- I love this :rainbow: :sparkling_heart:

Thank you, @CelestiaMoon! :hugs:

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