Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (Dec 11 - 17) 🌑

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: New Moon :new_moon: ] ]


Tuesday, December 12

This week we will be blessed by the presence of a New Moon. The exact time of the peak of this moon phase will depend on your location :telescope:

While many witches see the New Moon as a time of rest and reflection, others choose to cast magick spells specific to this phase of the moon cycle.


You can learn more about the symbolism, traditions, and best-suited spellwork for this moon phase in the New Moon Rituals Guide :new_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: ] ]

S1 Group Tea Ritual

Thursday, December 14

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.

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

Weekend Divination with Megan Black

Friday, December 15

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.

[ [ Witchy Holiday Heads Up :eyes:] ]

Sabbats - MMM

Thursday, December 21 *

*Depending on the tradition, Sabbats may be celebrated across multiple days and nights

Heads up, witches! Not this week but next, get ready for a Sabbat and pagan holiday celebration. Those in the Northern Hemisphere will enjoy the Sabbat Yule :evergreen_tree: and the Winter Solstice :sun:

Yule & Winter Solstice Traditions

At the same time, friends in the Southern Hemisphere will enjoy the Sabbat Litha :sunflower: and the Summer Solstice :sun:

Litha & Summer Solstice Traditions

Keep an eye out for celebration suggestions and more holiday info in next week’s Merry Meet Monday post! You can also stop by December Solstice 2023 :sparkles: Coven Celebrations to pick up some great magickal ideas or share your personal celebrations with the forum family :infinite_roots: :sparkles:

To learn more about the main pagan holidays and 8 Sabbats of the year, feel free to explore the Pagan Wheel of the Year :wheel:

[ [ Additional 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 , the NEW 2024 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: Finding Your Witchy Talents :witch_pentacle:

Find Your Magickal Talents Skills 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 Tuesday, December 12 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 33rd 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, December 15 - 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 . Book club and reviews are hosted in the public Activities category.

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 Sunday, December 31 .

Thanks for spreading the love! :heart:

[ [ Energy Reports :dizzy: ] ]

Mystic Magick 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 is open for all to see and enjoy in the public Activities category. It will be available throughout the month- please be aware that this month’s reports will close on Sunday, December 31.

[ [ Coven Member Birthdays :birthday: ] ]

coven birthdays

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 Sunday, December 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 Sunday, December 31.

[ [ 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:

@catarina - @sanaz - @veronica1 - @ladonna - @Stormii - @sara12 - @liga - @teasha - @deedree - @martia3 - @daniell - @melissa18 - @david3 - @meagan - @laura4 - @peetamba - @april6 - @michaela1 - @christina8 - @crystal19 - @kelly14 - @petya - @Darien-Leigh - @amber18 - @alyssa4 - @jamie16 - @shari5 - @sabrina2 - @me11 - @lola - @Nicole_Neale - @maliyah - @cyndee1 - @amanda30 - @haley13 - @takishi - @cristen1 - @IndigoMoon1111 - @erin1 - @andrew6 - @lisa6 - @zara1 - @nyosha - @gavin - @latoya3 - @laura7 - @Bluechapel - @jameela - @dedrionne - @susan3 - @carlos - @Shell-Bell - @jamie17 - @lora - @laura8 - @todd - @michelle18 - @stacie5 - @paloma1

If you haven’t done so already, please get started by creating a new topic in Introductions. 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 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:

  • @Devenne - for sharing the most posts :writing_hand: (on a two-week streak!)

  • @Sivonnah- for giving out the most hearts :heart:

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:

The Sabbat approaches! :tada: Are you preparing any ritual or spellwork for the seasonal occasion? :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! :new_moon: :sparkles:


Congratulations :confetti_ball: :clap: @Devenne


Congratulations, @Devenne and @Sivonnah! :black_heart:

Ohhh. It’s the 13th for me, hence why I keep going on about so many things being on the same day. :laughing:

On the 13th, I’m looking forward to celebrating:

  • the new moon (and Lilith)
  • getting the keys to our new place
  • Lucifer in the morning, Loki in the evening (Shall I call it LiLuLo Day?)
  • Mercury going into retrograde because I ain’t gonna be afraid of no show off planet!

:joy: I’m going to need one heck of a rest for the energy for that day.


Thankyou lovely :rose: Congratulations to you @Sivonnah giving out all the lovings. You lovely lady you.


Sounds like a busy day Glad you get your keys soon. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: Ps thankyou


@Devenne @Sivonnah Congratulations. Celebrations :partying_face:. Well done both of you :green_heart:
@starborn All will be well on the 13th. May Mr Lucifer organise you, may Loki make you smile, and Lilith, she’ll make you shine. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:.


Thankyou @tracyS :kiss::kiss::kiss::kiss::kiss:


Congratulations :partying_face: :dancing_women: :loudspeaker: Thank you for sharing your wisdom and so much love with us! :tada: :mirror_ball: :people_hugging:

With love :silver_heart: and gratitude :pray: always


Aww thankyou @marsha your so sweet :cupcake: xoxoxo


Congratulations to @Devenne and @Sivonnah! Thank you both for contributing to the community! You’re so awesome!

I have lost my voice and I am sick of ginger tea and honey. It doesn’t seem to be helping. I don’t feel bad, I just can barely talk. Oh, well, it gave me an excuse to cancel my doctor appointments this morning and not go out into the cold.

I hope you all have a good week!


Lol :joy: I love your memes there the best! Congratulations @Devenne and @Sivonnah!! :heartpulse::two_hearts::sparkles: :witch_pentacle:


I just noticed this awesome emoji :witch_pentacle: it’s gonna be one of my favorites! I love it! :sparkling_heart::sparkles:


@Devenne & @Sivonnah Congratulations :tada: Thank you for all that you do within the coven :infinite_roots: & for being a part of it each day! We truly appreciate you! :revolving_hearts:

@Amethyst, I’m so sorry that you lost your voice! That’s never fun. & I completely understand being all Ginger :ginger: & Honey :honey_pot: tea :tea: out… I feel that way about my Cold & Flu tea too. Take it easy & definitely do drink some things that are warm & also stay hydrated. But… Yay for not having to go out into the cold! That’s always a plus!

I had an appointment today that I had forgotten about… until they called me because it was a phone :telephone_receiver: appointment :laughing: So that threw my day off a bit. I have 2 appointments tomorrow & my daughter has 1. Luckily hers & 1 of mine are in the same place though. Wednesday, I have to go to another appointment. Thursday I have 1 in the morning & then 1 in the afternoon. Then my daughter has another 1 Friday afternoon. Part of the appointment buildup is due to having to cancel at least couple during the last couple of weeks :face_exhaling:

I’m still under the weather :sneezing_face: Saturday they had to switch my antibiotic :pill: So adjusting to the switch & recovering from the side effects of the other, took more out of me than I thought it would :laughing: Then this morning I woke up with another cough with a scratchy throat. I’m not sure if it’s from the initial cold & then switching medications so I’m fatigued again or if this is a new cold on top of the other things. Too many variables with me :rofl: So, just going to continue with my medicine & see where this goes… maybe just a glitch in the cold matrix from the switch :joy:

I’m very happy :blush: that I was able to fix my altar a bit last week. It always makes me feel good when I see it now :two_hearts: I hope everyone is having a great start to their week so far! :hugs:


Thankyou honey! That made me feel good. Much needed today…

Also thankyou @Susurrus xoxoxox


Oh, you’re are very welcome! I so happy that it helped you today! :revolving_hearts:


Thank you you everyone :kissing_heart: :heart::blush:
@crystal59 That’s a cool emoji! What is it? I’m blind lol :laughing: :joy:
@susurrus I hope you feel better soon and the medication :pill: works! I also hope your and your daughter’s appointments go well! :heart::blush::people_hugging:


It’s a witch silhouette in front of a yellow pentacle.


That must have snuck in recently. :thinking:


@starborn All the best for tomorrow. Moving day. :four_leaf_clover::green_heart:


I second that.