Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (Aug 7 - 13) 🌗

Merry Meet!

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: ] ]


Tuesday, August 8

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.


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

Calling Astrology-lovers! - Read your Horoscope for the Week of Aug 7 - 13 :telescope:

[ [ Group Healing Session :handshake: ] ]


Wednesday, August 9 at 8:00 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.

[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

S6 Group Tea Ritual 2023 Lammas Version

Thursday, August 10

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, August 11

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: ] ]


Sunday, August 13 at 7:00 PM 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 second 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: Magickal Safety :ring_buoy:

Magickal Safety Challenge Spells8

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 8 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:

[ [ 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.

[ [ Energy Report :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- please feel free to visit 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:

@chris - @GreenWitch420 - @stephanie - @sharon1 - @Rockford - @rene1 - @tracy1 - @alexandra - @brittany9 - @joanne - @carrie13 - @cayla - @krystal2 - @julie - @eileen - @juanita - @Barbara_Salmeron - @corina - @hannah1 - @elizabeth11 - @zoe - @Sinraven1642 - @Nitos3rd - @angelina - @john - @crystal7 - @pamela1 - @cindy5 - @brandi - @eva - @lachlann - @emily1 - @kayla2 - @ivana - @caner - @renee2 - @jennifer11 - @makalla - @lynn - @april2 - @olivie - @jenaye - @shannon3 - @marianne12 - @pilar1 - @toree - @beth1 - @kimberly8 - @charmon - @michele - @annette1 - @d11 - @leslie - @chloe - @berranda - @jacquelyn2 - @larry - @nina1 - @daniel - @bailee - @karla1 - @karla7 - @renee3 - @melissasue1 - @amy7 - @melissa4 - @marketta - @BoredKender - @kelly3 - @maurice1 - @Mel - @drew2 - @nicola - @sheila1 - @erla1 - @keithin6 - @courtney1 - @anna - @carissa1 - @beverlee2 - @jackie - @brianna1 - @empress - @augustus - @sarah7 - @brittany10 - @lekisha - @autumn3 - @angela4

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 an Activity Shout-Out.

Shout-outs from this past week go to:

  • @tracyS - 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 simply to give others 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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Once a month, any member who goes above and beyond for their fellow coven members day after day over the course of the entire previous month receives a Community Shout-Out and a special badge .

Community Awarded users for July 2023 are:

  • @Marsha - for writing beautiful energy reports every day, sharing cheery happy birthday messages on birthdays, and for kindly greeting every single new member in their introduction posts

  • @Amethyst - for sharing a warm greeting to every single new member in their introduction posts

  • @TracyS - for wishing a kind welcome to every single new member in their introduction posts

It takes a lot of dedication to welcome and help fellow coven members feel at home here every day- everything you do is very much appreciated! :heart:

Click here to learn more about Community Shout-Out Rewards

All those who receive a monthly Community Shout-Out are awarded the CCC Badge .

As this is a difficult badge to earn (it takes a lot of dedication to welcome/share messages for fellow coven members every day over the course of the whole month!), 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 the daily work these users do to make 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:

Are you all tired out from the full moon and Sabbat last week, or is there spellwork in your plans for the coming days? :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:


Thankyou :sparkling_heart:, just can’t keep away, this coven is such a fabulous place. :hugs::grin:
This week I’m still learning the job, which is nice. The sun has finally decided to say hello. :partying_face::sunny::sunglasses:. Here’s hoping it hangs around for more than a day. Hope everyone has a lovely week. Blessed be :sparkling_heart:


@BryWisteria Thank you for my shiny new badge! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :revolving_hearts:

@tracyS Congrats to you! :partying_face: I enjoy reading your posts! We are so blessed by your presence, thank you so much for all you do! :sun_with_face: :sparkling_heart:

Congratulations :tada: @Amethyst It’s such a pleasure to have you here! Thank you, and I just want you to know that you are loved and appreciated! :people_hugging: :gift_heart:

You are both so kind to welcome each new member :wave: Thank you :pray: :hugs: :love_letter:

Wishing :stars: all of you a blessed :sparkles: week and Happy :smiling_face: Lions :lion: Gate :zap: on 8:8


@marsha Thankyou. It’s a team effort. And to you too. We’d be lost without those energy reports, I’m so much more aware now. Thankyou lovely :heartpulse:
@Amethyst You’re so warm and welcoming. Congratulations.
To be honest I read in one of my books recently and it said, if you can find a good coven, don’t ever let it go. I think we have that here. Blessed be :sparkling_heart:


Double congrats, @tracyS! You’re doing awesome! And congratulations to @Marsha! You’re birthday announcements and energy reports rock! Thank you for the special badge, Bry! I appreciate it!

And @Marsha, @tracyS, you say such sweet things about me, I’m blushing! Thank you!

We’ve had tornado warnings all day, of all things. They finally let up. I have power so I don’t think anything hit around here but further north of me was a mess on the radar. I hope everyone’s okay.

I went to the doctor early, got a good report, and got my butt home. I don’t like being out in storms. Especially if there’s lighting. I use a rollator so that’s a metal frame, I don’t want to be a lighting rod!

Hope everyone has a good week, enjoy the Lion’s Gate tomorrow!


Can’t stay off of this app! Love all that I’m learning!


@tracyS, @marsha, and @Amethyst - There was an error on my part, and you should have just received your CCC badges now- apologies for the delay!

Thanks again for all that the three of you do :heart: :blush:

Wishing you all the best as your learn the ropes of your new job, Tracy- and enjoy that lovely sunshine! :sun_with_face:

Thank you, Marsha- happy Lion’s Gate to you too! :lion::tada::heart:

From Tenor

Goodness! I’m glad things have moved on and that you are safe- hopefully that is the end of the tornados there.

Congrats on the good report at the doctor’s too- that’s always great to hear good news! :grinning: :heart:

Hooray! I’m glad you’re having fun and enjoying your studies- wishing you all the best as you continue to learn, @BoredKender! :heart: :books: :blush:


Congratulations :tada: @tracyS for the double forum shout out & community badge for July :confetti_ball:

Also congratulations :confetti_ball: to @marsha & @Amethyst for their community badges :tada: Awesome work ladies! :clap:

I’m in for a little bit but currently having some personal life things keeping me from being in as I normally would be otherwise.

Tomorrow I have my weekly appointment & then Thursday my youngest has an appointment in the morning.

I’m in for a little bit this morning until I can get my laptop in the same room that I am in right now :laughing: Waiting for that caffeine to do its job! :coffee:


I don’t think we had anything other than high winds. But man, the predictions they were giving on the Noon News yesterday were scaring me silly.

Thanks, love!

Thank you for taking the time to congratulate me, my love! I hope things smooth out in your personal life to give you more time. Good luck with your appointments!


@Amethyst The weathermen do get excited about the big storms! We were supposed to have huge thunderstorms here overnight, but aside from a few sprinkles, we were in the clear. I suppose it’s better to be overprepared than not ready if something does come! :sweat_smile:

Either way, I’m glad you’re safe :heart: :blush:


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)

group ritual

(Group Ritual - Aug 10) :crescent_moon: Waning Moon Relaxation

The Waning Crescent Moon encourages us to embrace relaxation and reflect on positivity. Peer deeper than the darkness, release what is blocking you, and find your soothing inner light in this group ritual.

Until then- cheers, Infinite Roots! :waning_crescent_moon: :sparkles: :tea:


@BryWisteria @Amethyst Tornadoes, is that the same as a twister? I’ve heard that if there’s no shelter, you should sit in the bath! I don’t know if this was a wind up or true :person_shrugging::rofl:, but hey ho. Glad you safe @Amethyst and good news for the all clear from doctor.
@BoredKender The apps addictive, I’ve learnt so much since I joined here. Enjoy :sparkling_heart:
@BryWisteria Sunshine didn’t last, rain has returned, I feel like Thor has made Bristol his permanent home and dropped a rain cloud on it :joy::cloud_with_rain::cloud_with_lightning_and_rain:
@Susurrus Missed you. Hope everything going the way you want it. Wishing you the best in your appointments. I’ve started with the ice coffee, really good caffeine fix :joy:
Take care everyone. Have a good safe week. :sparkling_heart:


Happy Tuesday :heart:

I’m recovering from my surgery yesterday, so I’ll be a bit sporadic in the forum. I’m not in any pain, really. I’m just uncomfortable and can’t breathe out of my nose yet. For anyone that wants to know what I had done, I put it in a read-more below.

Surgery Info Here

I have stents in each nostril to help keep them open and reduce swelling and to keep the deviated septum repair in place. The surgeon cleared out both sinuses, removed diseased mucous membrane tissue from one side, and reduced the turbinates in each nostril.

I should be back to 100% in a couple of days. I’ve got my fingers crossed :crossed_fingers: that this surgery is the right start to fixing issues I’ve had since I was a kid.

Congratulations, you three! :tada: :partying_face:


@MeganB Sounds painful. Anything ear nose and throat is uncomfortable. Rest up, hope you get fully well soon. Sending hugs. :sparkling_heart::hugs:


Thank you, @tracyS :heart:


Thanks, love!

Yeppers. Any indoor room without a window is a good place to shelter. The bathtub has piped rooted in the ground so it’s a hopeful thing that they won’t be ripped up. LOL! And thanks for the good vibes for the doctor!

I’m glad you are back, Megan! I hope your healing goes well! Thanks for the congratulations!


Hahaha in that case, I think He swang by here for a sudden surprise visit yesterday- the rain and lightning swooped in out of nowhere! I had to cancel plans and stay home- the roads weren’t safe to drive on for like an hour. Then He was off again (back to Bristol to keep you company, I imagine) :laughing: :cloud_with_lightning_and_rain:

I hope you get some nice sunshine again soon and that you’re having a good week! :sun: :blush:

Woohoo! I’m so happy that the surgery went well and that the healing is coming along quickly and smoothly :blush: It’s a huge success for you- I bet you’re happy to finally have it done! :heart:

Oh! I’d heard the bathtub was an option for tornado protection but I never understood why- I learned something new today, thanks Amethyst! :grin: :bathtub:


That’s what my Mom told me, whether or not it’s true I don’t know. LOL! But it sounds like it makes sense.


It definitely is! :clap: It’s something I’ve working toward for a while and now it’s finally done! Or at least, this part of it is done :joy: I don’t think I’ll need another surgery, just allergy testing and related stuff.